Pokemon GO Ultra Bonus Has Just Started, Jirachi Is Now Available

Weekly Reset Pokémon GO

The Ultra Bonus that the community unlocked by completing all three parts of the Global Challenge is now live in Pokemon GO. The Ultra Bonus means lots of new activities in-game, and new Pokemon to get your hands on. You can find full details of everything that is coming over the next three weeks below.

There will be rare spawns, Pokemon such as Raikou, Entei, and Suicune will return to Raids, and there will even be some Shiny encounters. In Week 2, you might even be lucky enough to spawn some Shiny Pokemon from your eggs. During Week 3, Pokemon from the Unova region will appear in the game.

It is potentially a perfect time to be playing Pokemon GO, so get your walking shoes on and get searching for those Pokemon.

Week 1: Johto Journey

Trainers can enjoy a chance to work on their Johto Pokédex while exploring and raiding. Put on your walking shoes, as Pokémon never before seen in Eggs in Pokémon GO will be hatching during this time.

Date + Time

September 2, 2019, at 1 p.m. to September 9, 2019, at 1 p.m. PDT

Features

  • If you’re extraordinarily lucky, you might hatch Unown forms U, L, T, R, and A from 10 km Eggs.
  • Raikou, Entei, and Suicune will return to raids, along with other Johto Pokémon.
  • If you’re lucky, you might encounter Shiny Sentret and Shiny Gligar!

Bonuses

  • 2× Incubator effectiveness

Week 2: Global Challenge, Global Hatches

Pokémon from across the globe will join in the celebration this week, along with a special appearance by a Mythical Pokémon that will be available to challenge in raids.

Date + Time

September 9, 2019, at 1 p.m. to September 16, 2019, at 1 p.m. PDT

Features

  • Regional Pokémon Farfetch’d, Kangaskhan, Mr. Mime, and Tauros will hatch from 7 km Eggs. If you’re lucky, you might hatch Shiny ones! These Pokémon will remain available from Eggs until the end of week 3—September 23, 2019, at 1 p.m. PDT.
  • All Deoxys forms will make their first appearances outside EX Raids.
  • Need a good team to take on Deoxys? Other Pokémon appearing in raids will help you build an excellent team to challenge the DNA Pokémon.

Bonuses

  • 2× Incubator effectiveness

Week 3: A Unova Unveiling

All your research has paid off! Professor Willow has informed us that some Pokémon initially discovered in the Unova region are now appearing in the world of Pokémon GO!

Date + Time

September 16, 2019, at 1 p.m. to September 23, 2019, at 1 p.m. PDT

Features

  • Mewtwo with the special move Psystrike will be available to challenge in five-star raids. If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny Mewtwo!
  • Need a good team to take on Mewtwo? Other Pokémon appearing in raids will help you build a good team to challenge the Genetic Pokémon.
  • The Gear Pokémon Klink, initially discovered in Unova, will also appear in raids. You might even encounter a Shiny Klink!
  • You may also find Shiny Patrat and Shiny Lillipup!

Bonuses

  • 2× Incubator effectiveness

Jirachi Has Awoken!

We’re excited to announce that Jirachi is now available for all Trainers via Special Research!

For those who have already completed the exclusive Pokémon GO Fest Special Research and have caught the Wish Pokémon, completing this new Special Research will earn you Candy to power up your Jirachi. As such, it is certainly not a waste of time to do, even if you have already gotten this special Pokemon.