Pokemon GO’s Paldean takeover continues with the Ultra Unlock: Paldea event – and even more new Pokemon from the region are coming to the game!

As soon as the A Paldean Adventure event ends in Pokemon GO, another event celebrating the region begins. Ultra Unlock: Paldea is bringing even more Paldean ‘Mon to the game, in addition to some exciting new Research, wild spawns, and Raid bosses!

Ultra Unlock: Paldea Date & Time

The Ultra: Unlock Paldea event in Pokemon GO starts at 10 AM local time on September 10 and ends at 8 PM local time on September 15, 2023.

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Ultra Unlock: Paldea Event Bonuses

The following bonuses will be active throughout Ultra Unlock: Paldea:

  • The following Pokemon have an increased chance of being shiny:
    • Hoppip
    • Houndour
    • Buizel
    • Fletchling
  • PokeStops may turn gold without a Golden Lure Module
  • Trainers may find Gimmighoul Coins when spinning a PokeStop
  • 4x XP for catching Pokemon
  • 4x Stardust for catching Pokemon

New Pokemon in Ultra Unlock: Paldea

The following Pokemon will be making their Pokemon GO debuts during the Ultra Unlock: Paldea event:

  • Nymble
  • Lokix
  • Pawmi
  • Pawmo
  • Pawmot
  • Bombirdier
  • Frigibax
  • Arctibax
  • Baxcalibur

Nymble, Pawmi, and Frigibax will be spawning in the wild alongside the Paldea starter ‘Mon and Lechonk throughout the event. Meanwhile, Bombirdier is exclusive to 3-Star Raids.

Paldean Pokemon in Pokemon GO

Ultra Unlock: Paldea Wild Spawns

HoppipHoppip Pokemon GOShiny Hoppip Pokemon GO
HoundourHoundour Pokemon GOShiny Houndour Pokemon GO
BuizelBuizel Pokemon GOShiny Buizel Pokemon GO
FletchlingPokemon GO FletchlingShiny Fletchling Pokemon GO
SprigatitoSprigatito Pokemon GONot Available
FuecocoFuecoco Pokemon GONot Available
QuaxlyQuaxly Pokemon GONot Available
LechonkLechonk Pokemon GOShiny Lechonk Pokemon GO
NymbleNymble Pokemon GONot Available
PawmiPawmi Pokemon GONot Available
FrigibaxFrigibax Pokemon GONot Available

Ultra Unlock: Paldea Raid Bosses

PokemonRaid TierStandardShiny
Unown A1Unown A Pokemon GOShiny Unown A Pokemon GO
Unown D1Unown D Pokemon GOShiny Unown D Pokemon GO
Unown E1Unown E Pokemon GOShiny Unown E Pokemon GO
Unown L1Unown L Pokemon GOShiny Unown L Pokemon GO
Unown P1Unown P Pokemon GOShiny Unown P Pokemon GO
Bombirdier3Bombirdier Pokemon GOShiny Bombirdier Pokemon GO
Kleavor3Kleavor Pokemon GOShiny Kleavor Pokemon GO
Turtonator3Turtonator Pokemon GOShiny Turtonator Pokemon GO
Mega Manectric4Mega Manectric Pokemon GOShiny Manectric Pokemon GO
(Southern Hemisphere only)
5Kartana Pokemon GONot Available
(Northern Hemisphere only)
5Celesteela Pokemon GONot Available

Paldea 7km Egg Hatches

The 7km Eggs will continue to feature these four new Paldean Pokemon in the Ultra Unlock: Paldea event:

  • Sprigatito
  • Fuecoco
  • Quaxly
  • Lechonk
Fuecoco Sprigatito Quaxly Lechonk Release Date Pokemon GO

Research & Challenges

Pokemon GO players will able to complete the following new Research during Ultra Unlock: Paldea:

  • Pawmi-themed Field Research Tasks
  • Paid Timed Research: I’ve Got Your Back
    • It can be bought for $5 in the in-game shop
    • Rewards include Pawmi encounters and a Pawmi backpack

Additionally, players who haven’t claimed the Adventures Abound Special Research yet can still do so throughout Ultra Unlock: Paldea. Plus, anyone who hasn’t finished the Lechonk’s Adventure Timed Research yet will be able to do so until the end of the event.

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