Pokémon GO Ultra Bonus Revealed

After weeks of challenges, Pokémon GO players are finally being rewarded with ultra bonuses—three weeks of them, in fact! The official site has updated with information about them:

Professor Willow’s Global Challenge Ultra Bonus Unlock

Congratulations, Trainers! With all your hard work in successfully completing Spark’s, Blanche’s, and Candela’s challenges, you’ve unlocked the Ultra Bonus. We’re excited to announce that this year, you’ll have three weeks of bonuses!

While we can’t share all the details yet, we’d like to give you the dates for when the bonuses will arrive. Trainers can expect exciting Pokémon in Eggs and raids, as well as a special bonus each week!

Week 1

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

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.

Week 2

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

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.

Week 3

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

Unusual Pokémon will be appearing in the wild during this week. Noteworthy opponents are coming to raids, too. Over the course of the event, you may also be able to add some Pokémon to your Kanto Pokédex that previously eluded you in your part of the world. Venture out to take on challenges and make discoveries. As always, happy exploring, Trainers!

Stay tuned for more details on August 20!

Thank you, Trainers

Week 3’s bonus states that “unusual” Pokémon will appear… could those be the first Generation V species to hit the game?! We may hear more on August 20.

All of the bonuses actually sound pretty fun and may give you an extra reason to explore your neighborhood while playing. Let us know what week you’re looking forward to the most! Personally? I’m excited for Generation I regional Pokémon to be available for a bit. Still going for that 100% IV Mr. Mime which eluded me in the egg event held last year.

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