The Mythical Pokémon Jirachi now available for all Pokémon GO players via Special Research

Pokémon GO Fest 2019 Yokohama attendees had the opportunity to experience the Special Research that was first unveiled at Pokémon GO Fest Chicago 2019. Professor Willow greeted the player upon entering the park and asked for their help in investigating the Mythical Pokémon Jirachi! By making friends, sending Gifts, and returning lost Pokémon to their habitats, Trainers were able to wake up Jirachi from its slumber and catch it. Niantic has been teasing Jirachi’s addition to Pokémon GO. The Mythical Pokémon is now available for all Pokémon GO players via Special Research.

Global Challenge

Congratulations to all Trainers who contributed to the third part of the Global Challenge! Pokémon GO Fest Yokohama attendees and Trainers around the world alike worked hard throughout the seven-day time frame and successfully completed Blanche’s Stardust Research Challenge. Professor Willow noticed that Blanche was smiling more and seemed more relaxed as the results came in. Blanche isn’t the type to express emotion, but Professor Willow knows that the Team Mystic leader is feeling immensely proud of you all right now, Trainers.

Players enjoyed the following bonuses from Tuesday, August 13, 2019, at 1 p.m. PDT to Tuesday, August 20, 2019, at 1 p.m. PDT.

  • 3× Catch Stardust
  • 3,000 Stardust per raid
  • 3× Hatch Stardust
  • 1-hour Star Pieces

In addition to these bonuses, Suicune was available in raids on Saturday, August 17, 2019, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. local time. Players received up to five Raid Passes at no cost during the event. If you’re lucky, you might’ve encountered Shiny Suicune!

Professor Willow’s Global Challenge Ultra Bonus Unlock

Congratulations, Trainers! With all your hard work in successfully completing Spark’s, Blanche’s, and Candela’s challenges, you’ve unlocked the Ultra Bonus. We’re excited to announce that this year, you’ll have three weeks of bonuses!

While we can’t share all the details yet, we’d like to give you the dates for when the bonuses will arrive. Trainers can expect exciting Pokémon in Eggs and raids, as well as a special bonus each week!

Week 1

September 2, 2019, at 1 p.m. PDT to September 9, 2019, at 1 p.m. PDT

Trainers can enjoy a chance to work on their Johto Pokédex while exploring and raiding. Put on your walking shoes, as Pokémon never before seen in Eggs in Pokémon GO will be hatching during this time.

Week 2

September 9, 2019, at 1 p.m. PDT to September 16, 2019, at 1 p.m. PDT

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

Week 3

September 16, 2019, at 1 p.m. PDT to September 23, 2019, at 1 p.m. PDT

Unusual Pokémon will be appearing in the wild during this week. Noteworthy opponents are coming to raids, too. Over the course of the event, you may also be able to add some Pokémon to your Kanto Pokédex that previously eluded you in your part of the world. Venture out to take on challenges and make discoveries. As always, happy exploring, Trainers!

Stay tuned for more details on August 20!

Source: Official Pokémon GO blog

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