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Pokémon Go Fest 2020 — Ultra Unlock Bonuses

Pokemon Go Fest Key Art
Pokemon Go Fest Key Art (Image credit: Niantic)

Pokémon Go Fest 2020 has come and gone, but during the weekend full of excitement, battles, challenges, fun, and of course Pokémon, players completed every challenge Niantic issued. As a result, in the coming weeks, players will be rewarded with three additional week long events.

What are Ultra Unlock Bonuses

As is tradition with Pokémon GO Fest events, Ultra Unlock bonuses are rewards players earn for everyone by completing challenges. Throughout day one of Pokémon GO Fest 2020, Trainers had over 30 global challenges tied to the Rotating Habitats. Every eight challenges completed by players around the world unlocked one additional Ultra Unlock event week for a total of three events.

How will you know if challenges are completed?

Not only did players complete the 24 global challenges neccessary to unlock all three Ultra Unlock Bonus weeks, but players completed every single global challenge. For the time being, the breakdown of each challenge, including time to completion and average contribution per player by team, can be viewed on the Pokémon Go Fest Team Lounge site. You can also read more about this, as well as our other thoughts on Pokémon Go Fest 2020.

What are the rewards for completing challenges?

There are three week long events, each focused on a different theme. We don't know all the details of these Ultra Unlock Bonus Weeks, but here's what Niantic has revealed so far:

Ultra Unlock Week One: Dragon Week

Pokemon 443 Gible (Image credit: The Pokémon Company)

Pokemon 147 Dratini (Image credit: The Pokémon Company)

Pokemon 633 Deino (Image credit: The Pokémon Company)

Source: The Pokémon Company

Players around the world completed eight challenges to unlock Dragon Week. Some of the rarest and most powerful Pokémon, Dragon type Pokémon include the likes of Dragonite, Garchomp and Hydreigon. Dragon Week will run from Friday, July 31, 2020 at 1 PM PST to Friday, August 7, 2020.

This week will include:

  • Alolan Exeggutor, Horsea, Dratini, Bagon, Trapinch, Swablu, and Gible will spawn in the wild.
  • Dratini, Bagon, Horsea, Trapinch, Swablu, Gible and Deino will be hatching from 7 KM Eggs.
  • Rayquaza will be in Five Star Raids.
  • Timed Research will include encounters with not one—but two Deino.
  • Shiny Deino will be introduced.

Ultra Unlock Week Two: Enigma Week

Pokemon 605 Elgyem (Image credit: The Pokémon Company)

Pokemon 201 Unown (Image credit: The Pokémon Company)

Pokemon 386 Deoxys Attack (Image credit: The Pokémon Company)

Source: The Pokémon Company

Trainers completed 16 global challenges to unlock Enigma Week. This week will focus on some of the most mysterious Pokémon, such as Elgyem, Unown, and Deoxys! Enigma Week will run from Friday, August 7, 2020 at 1 PM PST to Friday, August 14, 2020.

This week will include:

  • Staryu, Jigglypuff, Clefairy, Lunatone, Solrock, Baltoy, Bronzor and Elgyem will spawn in the wild.
  • Cleffa, Igglybuff, Lunatone, Solrock, and Elgyem will hatch from 7 KM Eggs.
  • Bronzong, Claydol, Elgyem, and Unown U, L, T, R, and A will be featured in Raids.
  • Deoxys will be in Five Star Raids.
  • Shiny Staryu and Shiny Deoxys will be introduced.

Ultra Unlock Week Three: Unova Week

Pokemon 587 Emolga (Image credit: The Pokémon Company)

Pokemon 524 Roggenrola (Image credit: The Pokémon Company)

Pokemon 626 Bouffalant (Image credit: The Pokémon Company)

Source: The Pokémon Company

Trainers completed 24 challenges to unlock Unova Week. Several Pokémon originally discovered in the Gen Five Unova region will be making their Pokémon GO debut. One such Pokémon, Bouffalant will be available to encounter in New York City and the surrounding areas. Unova Week will run from Friday, August 14, 2020 at 1 PM PST to Friday, August 21, 2020.

This week will include:

  • Sewaddle, Cottonee, Emolga, and other Pokémon originally discovered in the Unova region will spawn in the wild and hatch from 7 KM Eggs.
  • Bouffalant will spawn in the wild and hatch from 5 km Eggs in New York City and the surrounding areas.
  • Roggenrola and other Pokémon originally discovered in the Unova region will be available in Raids.
  • Genesect will be in Five Star Raids.
  • Shiny Roggenrola and Shiny Genesect will be introduced.

Questions?

Do you have any questions about the upcoming Ultra Unlock Bonus Weeks? Which Ultra Bonus Week are you most excited for? Let us know in the comments below, and be sure to check out our Complete Pokédex, as well as our in depth coverage of Pokémon Go Fest 2020 so you too can become a Pokémon Master!

Casian Holly has been writing about gaming at iMore since 2019, but their real passion is Pokémon. From the games to the anime, cards and toys, they eat, sleep, and breathe all things Pokémon. You can check out their many Pokémon Go and Pokémon Sword and Shield guides and coverage here on iMore.