Pokemon Go’s First Ultra Bonuses Now Live, Include Legendary Dog Raids And New Shiny Pokemon

The first wave of Pokemon Go‘s Ultra Bonuses has arrived. This batch of rewards will be available until September 9, and it includes the return of three fan-favorite Legendary Pokemon, as well as the debut of a couple of new Shiny variants.

First, the three Legendary dogs from Pokemon Gold and Silver–Entei, Raikou, and Suicune–are appearing again in Raid Battles, as are a few other monsters originally from the Johto region such as Tyranitar, Ursaring, and Skarmory. On top of that, you’ll have a chance of encountering the Shiny forms of Sentret and Gligar in the wild, and Unown U, L, T, R, and A may hatch from 10 km eggs.

Two more waves of Ultra Bonuses will follow later this month. From September 9-16, players will be able to hatch region-exclusive Pokemon such as Farfetch’d, Kangaskhan, and Taurus from 7 km eggs, and all four forms of the Mythical Pokemon Deoxys will appear in Raid Battles. The following week, from September 16-23, will see the first Gen 5 Pokemon make their debut in Go. You can see the full list of Ultra Bonuses and when they’ll be available below.

Pokemon Go Ultra Bonuses

September 2-9

  • Entei, Raikou, Suicune, and other Johto Pokemon will appear in Raid Battles
  • Unown U, L, T, R, and A may hatch from 10 km Pokemon eggs
  • Shiny Sentret and Shiny Gligar will appear in the wild

September 9-16

  • Farfetch’d, Kangaskhan, Mr. Mime, and Tauros may hatch from 7 km eggs. You may also hatch their Shiny forms
  • All four forms of Deoxys will appear in five-star Raid Battles
  • Pokemon effective against Deoxys will appear in other tier Raids

September 16-23

  • Klink and Shiny Klink will appear in Raid Battles
  • Shiny Patrat and Shiny Lillipup will appear in the wild
  • Mewtwo that know Psystrike will appear in five-star Raids, as will Shiny Mewtwo

In addition to those bonuses, Niantic has also kicked off a new Special Research questline called A Thousand-Year Slumber, which leads to an encounter with the Mythical Pokemon Jirachi. You can see the full list of those quests in our Thousand-Year Slumber Special Research guide.

That isn’t all that’s happening right now in Pokemon Go. Niantic has also rolled out a new batch of Field Research tasks in the game. If you complete enough of them to achieve a Research Breakthrough, your reward will be an encounter with a flower-crowned Eevee, which first appeared in the game last year to celebrate the launch of Let’s Go, Pikachu and Eevee on Switch. Meanwhile, Pokemon Go’s next Community Day takes place on September 15 and features the Gen 4 starter Turtwig.

Author: GameSpot

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