Pokémon Go Ultra Unlock Bonus Week Three: Unova Week

Pokemon Go Ultra Unlock Bonus Unova Week
Pokemon Go Ultra Unlock Bonus Unova Week (Image credit: Niantic)

Pokémon Go Trainers, the final of the Ultra Unlock Bonuses is Unova Week. Trainers around the globe were able to complete eight challenges during Pokémon Go Fest 2020, and so all Pokémon Go players will be rewarded with an entire week of Pokémon originally discovered in the Unova Region. What can we expect from Unova 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 unlocked one additional Ultra Unlock event week for a total of three events.

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

Because Trainers completed 24 challenges, we unlocked Unova Week. This week will focus on Pokémon originally discovered in the Gen Five Unova region, some of whom will 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.


The following Pokémon will see increased spawns this week:

  • Snivy
  • Tepig
  • Oshawott
  • Patrat*
  • Lillipup*
  • Herdier
  • Purloin
  • Blitzle
  • Roggenrola*
  • Drilbur
  • Woobat*
  • Tympole
  • Sewaddle
  • Venipede
  • Cottonee
  • Dwebble*
  • Trubbish
  • Minccino*
  • Emolga
  • Karablast
  • Foongus
  • Cubchoo
  • Shelmet
  • Golett
  • Bouffalant (Regional exclusive for New York City and the surrounding area)


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

  • Sewaddle
  • Cottonee
  • Emolga

The following Pokémon will be hatching from 5 KM Eggs picked up from PokéStops in New York City and the surrounding areas:

  • Bouffalant


The following Pokémon will be featured in Raids:

  • Timburr*
  • Cottonee
  • Petilil
  • Dwebble*
  • Klink*
  • Roggenrola* - one star
  • Whirlipede
  • Darumaka
  • Stunfisk
  • Liepard
  • Palpitoad
  • Amoongus
  • Garbodor
  • Genesect* - five star

New Shiny Pokémon

  • Roggenrola
  • Boldore
  • Gigalith
  • Genesect
  • Asterisk indicates a Pokémon with the potential to be Shiny

Pokémon Go Fest 2020 Makeup Day

Pokemon Go Fest 2020 Update (Image credit: Niantic)

In addition to Unova Week and all it entails, the Makeup Day Event for the Pokémon Go Fest 2020 technical glitches will also be happening this week. On Sunday, August 16, 2020, from 11 AM to 2 PM local time, all players who purchased a Pokémon GO Fest 2020 ticket will have access to this event. Three different habitats will be featured during this event, each lasting for one hour:

  • 11 AM: Fire Habitat
  • 12 PM: Water Habitat
  • 1 PM: Friendship Habitat

Other bonuses Trainers can enjoy this event include:

  • A special free box containing two Incense and two Remote Raid Passes
  • Rare Candies in Friend Gifts
  • One hour long Incense


Pokémon that can be encountered during the Fire Habitat include:

  • Pikachu Visor Charmander*
  • Charizard Incense
  • Vulpix
  • Ponyta*
  • Alolan Marowak*
  • Magmar*
  • Flareon
  • Houndour*
  • Torchic*
  • Numel
  • Tepig
  • Darumaka
  • Litwick
  • Heatmor*


Pokémon that can be encountered during the Water Habitat include:

  • Pikachu Visor Squirtle*
  • Poliwag*
  • Tentacool
  • Slowpoke
  • Magikarp*
  • Chinchou*
  • Qwilfish*
  • Mudkip*
  • Carvanha*
  • Clamperl*
  • Oshawott
  • Tympole
  • Alomomola*


Pokémon that can be encountered during the Friendship Habitat include:

  • Pikachu*
  • Clefairy
  • Jigglypuff
  • Chansey*
  • Eevee*
  • Snorlax
  • Togetic
  • Marill*
  • Sudowoodo*
  • Wobbuffet
  • Mantine
  • Roselia*
  • Feebas*
  • Woobat


Do you have any questions about the Ultra Bonus Unova Week? Which Unova Pokémon 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

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.