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Pokemon GO: What are Ultra Wormholes?

If you’ve been wondering what the mysterious Ultra Wormholes are and why they’re appearing in Pokemon GO, here’s what you need to know.

Ultra Wormholes made their Pokemon GO debut at GO Fest 2022, leading to many players wondering what they were.

And while they may have been the main focus at this event, now Ultra Wormholes are coming to the game far more regularly.

Here’s everything you need to know about the mysterious portals, and what they mean in Pokemon GO:

What are Ultra Wormholes in Pokemon GO?

Ultra Wormholes are unstable portals that bring through Ultra Beasts from Ultra Space in Pokemon GO. They appear above a Gym just before an Ultra Beast appears in Raid Battles.

Ultra Wormholes have a bigger part to play in Pokemon Sun and Moon however, in Pokemon GO, they’re mainly a feature to bring Ultra Beasts into the game.

These Ultra Beasts like Buzzwole and Pheromosa were originally introduced in Pokemon Sun and Moon. They arrive from a different dimension to normal Pokemon, called Ultra Space.

You can find every Ultra Beast currently in Pokemon GO here, but there are going to be more arriving later in the Season of Light.

Pokemon GO Ultra Beasts

Where to Find Ultra Wormholes in Pokemon GO?

Ultra Wormholes can be found on top of Gyms just before Ultra Beast Raids begin. Instead of the Eggs that usually signify that a Raid Battle is about to begin, players will instead see a mysterious portal to Ultra Space.

Once the countdown timer ends, a powerful Ultra Beast will emerge and the Ultra Wormhole will disappear.

Unlike normal Raids with Premier Balls, Ultra Beast Raids only use Beast Balls as a method of catching them.

How Often Do Ultra Wormholes Appear in Pokemon GO?

Ultra Wormholes only appear when there are Ultra Beasts in Raids. These powerful creatures aren’t always in raid rotation, instead usually arriving as part of a Pokemon GO event.

There are also only a limited number of Ultra Beasts to encounter. Once all of them arrive in Pokemon GO, the wormholes may disappear for quite some time.

If you’re hoping to catch the Ultra Beasts in Pokemon GO, keep an eye out on the Pokemon GO blog.

But when they do appear, you’ll need plenty of Raid Passes. This way, you can make sure that you catch them all!

And as they are Tier 5 Raids, we recommend using our best tips for Pokemon GO Raids to make sure you can defeat them!

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