Pokemon GO Fest has come and gone and players around the world have successfully managed to unlock all of the Ultra Bonuses that were up for grabs. After an excruciating week of teasers and hints, the details of the Ultra Bonus events are finally here. As predicted, Jirachi Special Research is a part of the bonus, but that's just the tip of the iceberg.
Trainers around the world will be able to login to Pokemon GO in the coming weeks to take advantage of some insane bonuses. For the first time since the game launched, there will be a way for players to catch Unown without attending a specific big ticket event in a major city. This is a huge score for Pokedex completionists who aren't easily able to travel to events like SDCC, PAX, or Pokemon GO Fests.
Pokemon GO finished its Jirachi countdown on Twitter tonight and finally started revealing helpful details about the Ultra Bonus rewards in a series of tweets. So far, here is everything that has been confirmed about the bonuses...
🌟 We’re excited to announce that Jirachi is now available for ALL Trainers via Special Research! 🌟— Pokémon GO (@PokemonGoApp) August 20, 2019
Oh...but that’s not all.
The Ultra Bonus announcement is finally here! pic.twitter.com/32DRdIQCwO
Yes, Trainers. After further inspection, the Unown seem to resemble the English word “ULTRA.” Thanks for that! (We asked Professor Willow if your help in deciphering this message can count as another research task completed. He said no.) pic.twitter.com/Djj4pYcrpl— Pokémon GO (@PokemonGoApp) August 21, 2019
As part of the Ultra Bonus event, a Johto-themed bonus week is starting on September 2! Enjoy:— Pokémon GO (@PokemonGoApp) August 21, 2019
🌟 Raikou, Suicune, and Entei returning to raids
🌟 Chance of encountering Shiny Sentret and Shiny Gligar
🌟 2× Incubator effectiveness
Your amazing Global Challenge efforts = global hatches! Starting September 9:— Pokémon GO (@PokemonGoApp) August 21, 2019
🌟 Regional Pokémon, like Mr. Mime, will hatch from 7 km Eggs. Some may be Shiny!
🌟 All Deoxys forms will appear outside EX Raids!
🌟 Pokémon that counter Deoxys will also be available in raids!
That’s not all! Starting September 16, Trainers can also enjoy more new and shiny bonuses:— Pokémon GO (@PokemonGoApp) August 21, 2019
🌟 Mewtwo with the special move Psystrike
🌟 Trainers have the chance to encounter Shiny Mewtwo
🌟 Shiny Lillipup and Shiny Patrat will be available
This is a lot to process here. So, Jirachi Special Research is available right away. Players can start tearing through those quests as soon as they are ready. This adds a long-awaited Legendary to the Pokedex, which is going to make a lot of players very happy. The rest of the bonuses will roll out slowly throughout September during the Ultra Bonus event windows that were announced last week.
The festivities will kick off with the Unown and Johto event, then move on to a regional hatching event, and finally wrap up with a shiny Mewtwo event. That's a ton of activity to keep trainers busy throughout September. There will be a lot that players can do to take full advantage of the coming bonuses, so be ready to check back for some guides in the coming days.
Be sure to check back in the near future for more Pokemon GO strategy guides, news, and updates. Until then, good luck out there trainers!
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Source: Pokemon GO Twitter