Pokemon Go Ultra Unlock Bonus Dragon WeekSource: Niantic

The first of the Ultra Unlock Bonuses is Dragon Week. Trainers around the globe were able to complete eight challenges, and now all Pokémon Go players will be rewarded with an entire week of Dragon type Pokémon. What can we expect from Dragon Week?

What are Ultra Unlock Bonuses

As is tradition with Pokémon GO Fest events, Ultra Unlock bonuses are rewards players can 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 that were completed by players around the world earned one additional Ultra Unlock event week for a total of three events.

Ultra Unlock Week One: Dragon Week

Pokemon 443 GiblePokemon 147 DratiniPokemon 633 DeinoSource: The Pokémon Company

Trainers around the world completed eight challenges during Pokémon Go Fest 2020, unlocking 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.


The following Pokémon will have increased spawns:

Seven KM Eggs

The following Pokémon will be hatching from 7 KM Friend Eggs:

  • Horsea
  • Dratini
  • Trapinch
  • Swablu
  • Bagon
  • Gible
  • Deino


Pokemon 384 RaquazaSource: The Pokemon Company

Rayquaza is returning to Legendary Raids. You'll want your best Ice and Dragon types, but solid Rock and Fairy types can do well here too. See our Rayquaza Raid Guide for the specifics on how to beat this Legendary Dragon and Flying type.

  • Note: with the introduction of Shiny Deino this week, every single Pokémon featured in this event has the potential to be Shiny.

Timed Research

Players will also have access to the Ultra Unlock 2020 Timed Research line, five steps of Special Research that reward players with not one, but two Deino.

Step One

  • Power up Pokémon five times for three Hyper Potions.
  • Make five Nice Throws for 500 XP.
  • Catch three Dragon type Pokémon for five PokéBalls.

Completion Rewards: Dratini encounter, 500 Stardust, one Pinap Berry.

Step Two

  • Evolve three Pokémon for three Revives.
  • Make seven Nice Throws for 500 XP.
  • Catch five Dragon type Pokémon for seven PokéBalls.

Completion Rewards: Bagon encounter, 500 Stardust, one Silver Pinap.

Step Three

  • Win a Raid for one Fast TM.
  • Make an Excellent Throw for 1,000 XP.
  • Catch seven Dragon type Pokémon for five Great Balls.

Completion Rewards: Deino encounter, 500 Stardust, one Silver Pinap Berry.

Step Four

  • Defeat three Team GO Rocket Grunts for one Dragon Scale.
  • Make three Excellent Throws for 1,500 XP.
  • Catch nine different species of Pokémon for seven Great Balls.

Completion Rewards: Alolan Exeggutor encounter, 1,000 Stardust, one Silver Pinap Berry.

Step Five

  • Autocompleted for 2,500 XP.
  • Autocompleted for 2,500 XP.
  • Autocompleted for 2,500 XP.

Completion Rewards: Deino encounter, 1,000 Stardust, one Silver Pinap Berry.


Do you have any questions about the Ultra Bonus Dragon Week? Which Ultra Dragon type 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!

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