Ultra Unlock: Paldea
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!
* Roaming Form Gimmighoul won’t appear at Golden PokéStops if a Golden Lure Module wasn’t used, but treasure-hunting Trainers may still find Gimmighoul Coins when they spin the PokéStop!
Pokémon Debuts from Paldea
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!
Nymble, the Grasshopper Pokémon, will make its debut.
You can use 50 Nymble Candy to evolve Nymble into Lokix.
Pawmi, the Mouse Pokémon, will make its debut.
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.
Bombirdier, the Item Drop Pokémon, will make its debut.
Frigibax, the Ice Fin Pokémon, will make its debut.
You can use 25 Frigibax Candy to evolve Frigibax into Arctibax, and 100 Frigibax Candy to evolve Arctibax into Baxcalibur.
During Ultra Unlock: Paldea, be on the lookout for Showcases at select PokéStops where you can enter Pawmi or Nymble!
Increased Shiny Chance
The following Pokémon are more likely to appear as Shiny Pokémon during the event!
The following Pokémon will appear more frequently in the wild.
Some Trainers might even encounter the following!
In 7 km Eggs
Appearing in 1- Star Raids
- Unown A
- Unown D
- Unown E
- Unown L
- Unown P
Appearing in 3- Star Raids
Appearing in 5- Star Raids
Kartana will be available in the following regions during the following times:
- September 1 - 8: Southern Hemisphere
- September 8 - 16: Northern Hemisphere
Celesteela will be available in the following regions during the following times:
- September 1 - 8: Northern Hemisphere
- September 8 - 16: Southern Hemisphere
Appearing in Mega Raids
- Mega Manectric
Field Research Tasks
Event-themed Field Research tasks will be available!
The following Pokémon will be available to encounter when you complete Field Research tasks!
Catch 5 Pokémon
REWARDPawmiMax CP272Min CP244
Catch 5 Nymble
Catch 20 Nymble
I've Got Your Back
Paid Timed Research
For US$5.00, or the equivalent pricing tier in your local currency, you’ll be able to access event-exclusive Timed Research.
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.
* By completing this Timed Research, you will receive the Pawmi Backpack avatar item before it arrives in the shop. The Pawmi Backpack avatar item will also be available to purchase in the in-game shop after the event ends.
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.
A Paldean Adventure
Season-exclusive 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.
Adventure with Sprigatito
Choose this option to go adventuring with Sprigatito
Adventure with Fuecoco
Choose this option to go adventuring with Fuecoco
Adventure with Quaxly
Choose this option to go adventuring with Quaxly
Event-exclusive Timed Research
Timed Research featuring encounters with Lechonk will be available throughout the event!
And not only is Lechonk making its Pokémon GO debut, you may even encounter a Shiny one—if you’re lucky!
This Timed Research began with the last event, A Paldean Adventure. It will continue to be available during this event.
Complete the Paldea-themed Collection Challenges to receive Stardust and additional encounters with Lechonk!
These Collection Challenges began with the last event, A Paldean Adventure. They will continue to be available during this event.
These Pokémon will be released in their shiny variant with the start of the event.
These Pokémon will have a higher chance of being encountered shiny during this event.
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)