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Pokemon Go Fest 2020: Day 1 schedule and Ultra Unlock Bonuses revealed



Pokemon Go Fest 2020: Day 1 schedule and Ultra Unlock Bonuses revealed

Niantic sent over the schedule for Day 1 of Pokemon Go Fest 2020, and it’s going to be packed. The event will give players plenty of opportunities to catch sought-after shinies with the rotating habitats, but what’s more important is the traditional Ultra Unlock bonuses that’s tied to the event.

That means even if you aren’t participating, you will benefit from what happens at Pokemon Go Fest 2020. On the other hand, that also puts a lot of pressure on the attendees. Here is what’s going on for day for those meticulous planners.


The rotating habitats will run as follows. All events are scheduled for Eastern time and move over to Pacific Time. It’s a little complicated but pay attention. The schedule applies to your time zone.

  • 10 a.m. EDT — Battle (The event begins for East Coast players.)
  • 11 a.m. EDT — Friendship
  • 12 p.m. EDT — Fire
  • 1 p.m. EDT/ 10 a.m. PDT — Water (The event begins for West Coast players.)
  • 2 p.m. EDT/ 11 a.m. PDT — Grass
  • 3 p.m. EDT/ 12 p.m. PDT — Battle
  • 4 p.m. EDT/ 1 p.m. PDT — Friendship
  • 5 p.m. EDT/ 2 p.m. PDT — Fire
  • 6 p.m. EDT/ 3 p.m. PDT — Water
  • 7 p.m. EDT/ 4 p.m. PDT — Grass
  • 8 p.m. EDT/ 5 p.m. PDT — Battle (Event ends for East Coast players)
  • 6 p.m. PDT — Friendship
  • 7 p.m. PDT — Fire
  • 8 p.m. PDT — (Event ends for West Coast Players.)

Now that you know the habitats for each hour, let’s take a look at the Ultra Unlock bonuses. Throughout the day, trainers will have 32 global challenges that they can complete. They can keep track using the Global Challenge Arena in the Today View of “Pokemon Go.” Achieving the goal opens up themed weeks following the event. They are the following:

Ultra unlock Week 1: Dragon Week — Complete 8 challenges
Ultra unlock Week 2: Enigma Week — Complete 16 challenges
Ultra unlock Week 3: Unova Week — Complete 24 challenges

Here’s what trainers get for Dragon Week, which runs 1 p.m. July 31 to 1 p.m. Aug. 7
The following Pokemon will appear more in the wild:
Alolan Exeggutor (shiny available)
Horsea (shiny available)
Dratini (shiny available)
Bagon (shiny available)
Trapinch (shiny available)
Swablu (shiny available)
Gible (shiny available) but will be more rare.

The following Pokemon will be common in 7k eggs:
Dratini (shiny available)
Bagon (shiny available)
Trapinch (shiny available)
Swablu (shiny available)
Gible and Deino will also be in eggs but much rarer. Both can be shiny.

Rayquaza will be in five-star raids from 1 p.m. July 31 to1 p.m. Aug. 7

As I mentioned before, this week will introduce shiny Deino. It is green like money or the Incredible Hulk.
Here’s what trainers get for Enigma Week. It isn’t as easily themed as Dragon but it does hold some of the odder more psychic-focused Pokemon in the games.
The following Pokemon will appear more in the wild:
Staryu (shiny available)
Clefairy (shiny available)
Lunatone (shiny available)
Solrock (shiny available)
Baltoy (shiny available)
Bronzor (shiny available)

Pokemon available in raids:
Unown U, L, T, R, and A. Those are for people who may have missed them last year. I’d get at least one of each just for the Unown medal.

Deoxys will be available and it can be shiny. It’s a gorgeous color scheme of yellow and green. It kind of reminds me of the Jamaican flag.

This is also the debut of shiny Staryu. It’s nice. I’m not particularly impressed because the color intensity. I like my shinies so blazing sun brilliant you have to shield your eyes.

Here is what trainers will face for Unova Week, which will debut a slew of new Pokemon.

They include Sewaddle (It looks like Caterpie’s cousin.), Cottonee, Emolga and Bouffalant. As the name of the week suggests, it’s all about the Unova region and coincidentally enough New York City and Surrounding Areas will enjoy a little something extra. Bouffalant will be available to encounter and will be in eggs in those areas. It makes me wish I could visit but I wouldn’t get on a plane right now.
Unova Week runs from 1 p.m. Aug. 14 to 1 p.m. Aug 21.

The following Pokemon will hatch from 7k eggs and will appear in the wild: Sewaddle, Cottonee, and other pocket monsters from the region. The rare find will be Emolga. It’s pretty much flying squirrel Pikachu.
Additionally, Rogenrolla and other Unova Pokemon will be in raids.

When it comes to Legendaries, Genesect will be in five-star raids and it can be shiny. Finally, shiny Roggenrola will make its debut. This is another one with a beautiful color swap. I’d recommend going hard for this.

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