Pokemon Go: Gen 5 to start appearing Sept. 16, Ultra Bonus unlocked, Jirachi arrives

By Stephany Nunneley, Wednesday, 21 August 2019 18:26 GMT

That’s a quite a bit of Pokemon Go news in one headline.

Niantic Labs has announced Generation 5 Pokemon from the Unova region will start appearing in Pokemon Go September 16.

Along with the news comes word that the Global Challenge Ultra Bonus has unlocked, and Jirachi is now available for all Trainers via Special Research.

Those who have already completed the Pokemon Go Fest Special Research and have caught the Wish Pokemon, completing the Special Research will earn them Candy to power up Jirachi.

The Ultra Bonus was unlocked thanks to players completing all three parts of the Global Challenge. These bonuses will unlock over the course of three weeks, and rewards include 2× Incubator effectiveness, a chance to encounter select Shiny Pokemon and more.

You can check out the full schedule of unlocks along with more information on Gen 5 Pokemon below.

Pokemon Go Ultra Bonus schedule

Week 1: Johto Journey

Work on your Johto Pokedex as Pokemon never before seen in Eggs in Pokemon Go will be hatching during this time.

Date + Time: September 2, 2019, at 1 p.m. to September 9, 2019, at 1 p.m. PDT

Features

  • If you’re lucky, you might hatch Unown forms U, L, T, R, and A from 10 km Eggs.
  • Raikou, Entei, and Suicune will return to raids, along with other Johto Pokemon.
  • If you’re lucky, you might encounter Shiny Sentret and Shiny Gligar.

Bonuses

  • 2× Incubator effectiveness

Week 2: Global Challenge, Global Hatches

Pokemon from across the globe will join in the celebration this week, along with a special appearance by a Mythical Pokemon that will be available to challenge in raids.

Date + Time: September 9, 2019, at 1 p.m. to September 16, 2019, at 1 p.m. PDT

Features

  • Regional Pokemon Farfetch’d, Kangaskhan, Mr. Mime, and Tauros will hatch from 7 km Eggs. If you’re lucky, you might hatch Shiny ones.These Pokemon will remain available from Eggs until the end of Week 3—September 23, 2019, at 1 p.m. PDT.
  • All Deoxys forms will make their first appearances outside EX Raids.
  • Other Pokemon appearing in raids will help you build a good team to challenge Deoxys.

Bonuses

  • 2× Incubator effectiveness

Week 3: Unova Pokemon appear

Professor Willow has found that Pokemon originally discovered in the Unova region are now appearing in the wild.

Date + Time: September 16, 2019, at 1 p.m. to September 23, 2019, at 1 p.m. PDT

Features

  • Mewtwo with the special move Psystrike will be available to challenge in five-star raids. If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny Mewtwo.
  • Other Pokemon appearing in raids will help you build a good team to challenge Mewtwo.
  • The Gear Pokemon Klink, originally discovered in Unova, will also appear in raids. You might even encounter a Shiny Klink.
  • You may also find a Shiny Patrat and a Shiny Lillipup.

Bonuses

  • 2× Incubator effectiveness

 

 

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