We have unlocked the Ultra Unlock Paldea after successfully completing the Global Challenges in the Global Pokemon GO Fest event 2023! New Pokemon and Shinies are being released, as well as special Unown Letters spelling out PALDEA. Raids will be exclusive to the event.
Ultra Unlock Paldea will be part of Adventures Abound, a new season that begins on September 1, 2023. See our September 2023 Events guide to find out more about the events that are taking place in Pokemon Go this month.
Ultra Unlock: Paldea Overview
Date & Time
|Sunday, September 10, 2023
at 10:00 PM local time
|Friday, September 15, 2023
at 8:00 PM local time
Get Ultra Unlock Bonuses
Catching Pokemon will give you 4x the XP.
Catching Pokemon will reward you with 4x Stardust
Gimmighoul will not appear at Golden PokeStops without the use of a Golden Lure, however trainers can still find Gimmighoul Coins by spinning a Golden PokeStop Event even without using a Golden Lure.
PokeStops can turn golden without using a Golden Lure
PokeStops accept Pawmi, Nymble and other Pokemon.
During the event, it is more likely that Houndour Hoppip Buizel Fletchling and Fletchling are shiny.
Pokemon GO will introduce the following Pokemon for the very first time.
Paldean Pokemon that are newly released can be evolved into other Pokemon. The evolution requirements of all Pokemon that debut during this event are listed below.
|100 Candy and explore 25km with Pawmo as your Buddy|
Frigibax eggs will still be available for hatching after the end of the 10km event.
The Shiny Bombirdier has a subtler shine, which makes it easier to find. Beak, feed and eyes change from pink to dark grey.
|Bombirdier Sprites||Bombirdier Shiny Sprite|
Ultra Unlock Bonuses
Tier 1 Raids will feature the following Pokemon:
During the event, Timed Research with Leckonk is available. You may even find a shining one if you are lucky!
Paid Timed Research: I’ve Got Your Back
You can access timed research for just $5 (or equivalent in your local currency). You will receive:
- Two encounters with Pawmi
- Pawmi backpack avatar item (*)
- Three rare candy
- One incubator
- 10 Silver Pinap Berries
- 921 Stardust
- 9210 XP
Why 921: Why 921?
It’s Your Back! – Phase 1/1
|Send 9 Gifts to Friends||
|Use 9 Berries to help catch Pokémon||
Silver Pinap Berry
|Catch 9 different species of Pokémon||
This timed research expires on Friday 15th September 2023, at 8pm local time. All rewards must be claimed and the timed research completed before that date.
Trainers can gift their Great Friends or above friends this ticket. All purchases are final (subject only to the applicable laws and exceptions listed in the Terms and Conditions) and tickets cannot be bought with PokeCoins.
This ticket will be only available until the 14th of September 2023 at 8pm local time.
By completing the timed search, you can get the Pawmi bag before the store opens. The backpack will be on sale after the event.
Adventures Abound Special Research
Choose your Paldean partner Pokemon! The Trainers will have access to a new Special Research Story with multiple branching paths! Pokemon GO Adventures Abound allows you to bond and adventure with your partner Pokemon.
This Special Research is free from Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2023 at 10:00 am to Friday, Dec. 1, 2023 at 9:59 am local time.
The wild Pokemon that you can encounter during this event are:
You may be lucky enough to encounter:
These Pokemon will be featured in the 1-Star raid:
Related raid guides include: Kleavor, Bombirdier and Turtonator.
Guides for Kartana, Celesteela and other raids.
Related raid guides: Mega Manectric.
During the 7km event, you can hatch these Pokemon from eggs:
Attendance to Field Research Tasks
During the event, you will have the opportunity to meet these Pokemon by completing field research.
|Catch 5 Pokémon|
|Catch 20 Nymble||
|Catch 5 Nymble||
New Avatar Items
Trainers will have access to avatar items based on the characters starting Sept. 13th.
- Paldea Set (Kitakami)
- Paldea Backpack (Kitakami)
- Paldea Sandals (Kitakami)
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