For the past few months, Pokémon GO Trainers all over the world have come together to meet the goals of Professor Willow’s Global Research Challenge. Thanks to everyone’s incredible efforts, Niantic is now celebrating with a special Ultra Bonus Event. Trainers everywhere are now able to take on Articuno, Zapdos and Moltres in Raid Battles until September 20. Lucky Trainers might even be able to encounter the Shiny forms of these Legendary Pokémon. While Articuno, Zapdos and Moltres are available, Raid Eggs will hatch in only 15 minutes, with Raid Battle times increasing to 90 minutes. Articuno has the exclusive move Hurricane, Zapdos is with Thunder Shock and Moltres is equipped with Sky Attack.
Additionally, Pokémon originally discovered in the Kanto region are now appearing more frequently all over the world and will show up more frequently in Raid Battles until September 30. Through the end of September, Trainers can now hatch Farfetch’d, Kangaskhan, Mr. Mime, and Tauros from 7 km Eggs. These elusive Pokémon are typically found in Asia, Oceania, Europe and North America, respectively, and rarely migrate outside of those regions. While Pokémon like Farfetch’d, Kangaskhan, Mr. Mime and Tauros are currently hatching from 7km Eggs, Niantic says they are still very rare. Don’t forget that three new boxes are now available to purchase for the Pokémon GO Ultra Bonus Event. Shiny Geodude, Shiny Graveler, Shiny Golem, Shiny Grimer and Shiny Muk have also made their Pokémon GO debuts.
Then, on September 20 at 1:00 p.m. PDT, all Trainers can start challenging the powerful Psychic-type Pokémon Mewtwo in Raid Battles. Previously, the only way for Pokémon GO players to encounter Mewtwo was to be invited to take part in an EX Raid, so this is an exciting opportunity for all Trainers to catch the Legendary Pokémon. Mewtwo will appear in Raid Battles only until October 23 at 1:00 p.m. PDT, so don’t miss your chance to challenge this rare Pokémon.
Hyper Beam and Shadow Ball will become exclusive moves for Mewtwo caught in EX Raids. Be sure to use a Charged TM before September 20 at 1 p.m. PDT to take advantage of this. A updated set of Raid Bosses are now available across all tiers:
- Level 1 – Magikarp, Omanyte, Kabuto and Wailmer
- Level 2 – Electabuzz, Sudowoodo, Mawile and Manectric
- Level 3 – Machamp, Onix, Tangela, Jolteon and Aerodactyl
- Level 4 – Golem, Shiny Golem, Alolan Marowak, Rhydon, Tyranitar and Absol
- Level 5 – Articuno, Zapdos and Moltres