Ultra Unlock: Paldea! Continue your adventure with even more Pokémon first discovered in the Paldea region!
Thanks to your efforts during Pokémon GO Fest 2023, you’ve not only earned Ultra Unlock bonuses for the event celebrating the arrival of Pokémon first discovered in the Paldea region, A Paldean Adventure, but you’ve also activated a whole new event—Ultra Unlock: Paldea!
Get ready to celebrate the start of a new adventure with even more new Pokémon debuts!
Ultra Unlock: Paldea
Sunday, September 10, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. to Friday, September 15, 2023, at 8:00 p.m. local time
Time to celebrate—the following Pokémon first discovered in the Paldea region will make their Pokémon GO debuts!
And not only is Bombirdier making its Pokémon GO debut, you may even encounter a Shiny one—if you’re lucky!
- You can use 50 Nymble Candy to evolve Nymble into Lokix.
- You can use 25 Pawmi Candy to evolve Pawmi into Pawmo, and 100 Pawmi Candy to evolve Pawmo into Pawmot after you explore 25 km with Pawmo as your buddy.
- You can use 25 Frigibax Candy to evolve Frigibax into Arctibax, and 100 Frigibax Candy to evolve Arctibax into Baxcalibur.
Following the conclusion of this event…
- Frigibax will be available to hatch from 10 km Eggs.
Ultra Unlock bonus: Unown will appear globally!
The following Pokémon will appear globally in raids!
Ultra Unlock bonus: Timed Research
The Timed Research featuring encounters with Lechonk from A Paldean Adventure will be extended through the end of Ultra Unlock: Paldea.
And not only is Lechonk making its Pokémon GO debut, you may even encounter a Shiny one—if you’re lucky!
Ultra Unlock: Paldea event bonuses
Paid Timed Research: I’ve Got Your Back
For US$5.00, or the equivalent pricing tier in your local currency, you’ll be able to access event-exclusive Timed Research.
Complete the event-themed research tasks to receive the following.
- Two encounters with Pawmi
- Pawmi Backpack avatar item*
- Three Rare Candy
- One Incubator
- 10 Silver Pinap Berries
- 921 Stardust
- 9210 XP
Please note that Timed Research expires. The tasks associated with this Timed Research must be completed and their rewards must be claimed before Friday, September 15, 2023, at 8:00 p.m. local time.
Trainers will be able to purchase and gift tickets to any of their Pokémon GO friends that they have achieved a Friendship level of Great Friends or higher with. Please note that purchases—including those made for other Trainers—are non-refundable (subject to applicable law and the exceptions set forth in the Terms of Service). Tickets cannot be purchased with PokéCoins.
The ticket for this Timed Research will only be available in the in-game shop until September 14, 2023, at 8:00 p.m. local time.
During Ultra Unlock: Paldea, be on the lookout for Showcases at select PokéStops where you can enter Pawmi or Nymble!
The following Pokémon are more likely to appear as Shiny Pokémon during the event!
Adventures Abound Special Research
Choose your Paldean partner Pokémon!
A new Special Research story with branching paths is available to Trainers!
Throughout Pokémon GO: Adventures Abound, you’ll be able to adventure together and bond with your chosen partner Pokémon.
You can claim this Special Research at no cost from Tuesday, September 5, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. to Friday, December 1, 2023, at 9:59 a.m. local time.
The following Pokémon will appear more frequently in the wild.
The following Pokémon will appear in raids.
The following Pokémon will hatch from 7 km Eggs.
Field Research task encounters
Event-themed Field Research tasks will be available!
The following Pokémon will be available to encounter when you complete Field Research tasks!
New avatar items
To celebrate the launch of The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero Part 1: The Teal Mask DLC for the Pokémon Scarlet or Pokémon Violet games on Nintendo Switch, new avatar items inspired by the main characters will be available to all Trainers starting on September 13, 2023!
Paldea Set (Kitakami)
Paldea Backpack (Kitakami)
Paldea Sandals (Kitakami)
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—The Pokémon GO team