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A Surge Of Ultra Beasts Are Coming To Pokemon GO

Emergency! Emergency! Ultra Beasts are back in bigger numbers than ever before!

There is no need to panic, but we do need your help. Ultra Beasts will be appearing once again and it is up to you to take them down. We have a time and date of when this will happen, so we need to act fast and work together to increase our chances of survival. Here’s what you need to know if you want any chance of getting through this wild event.

A Week To Prepare

Time and Date

This began on November 21, 2022 and will run until November 26, 2022.

The Referral Program

This new global challenge will require everyone to recruit new or returning players to Pokémon GO. Once a specific threshold has been met, a new reward will be unlocked that will aid in the fight against the Ultra Beasts.

  • 50,000 Trainers referred: all Trainers will receive a Lure Module via a bundle in the in-game shop
  • 100,000 Trainers referred: all Trainers will be able to use Beast Balls when facing Ultra Beasts during Ultra Beast Arrival: Global

Ultra Beast Arrival: Global

Time and Date
November 27, 2022, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. local time

In Raids

  • Americas: Nihilego, Buzzwole, Guzzlord
  • Asia-Pacific: Nihilego, Xurkitree, Guzzlord
  • Europe: Nihilego, Pheromosa, Guzzlord
  • Northern Hemisphere: Kartana
  • Southern Hemisphere: Celesteela

There will also be Timed Research focused on Raids that will reward encounters with the above mentioned Ultra Beasts. On top of that, there will be bonuses running for the duration of the event such as 1.25× XP for winning Raid Battles against Ultra Beasts, an increased chance to receive Rare Candy XL from in-person Raid Battles, and five additional free Raid Passes for spinning Photo Discs at Gyms.

Group Bonuses

When you defeat an Ultra Beast in a Raid Battle, the following Pokémon will appear around the Gym that hosted the raid for a short duration.

  • Machoke
  • Scyther*
  • Magmar*
  • Gulpin
  • Absol*
  • Minccino**
  • Frillish
  • Dedenne

Pokémon noted with * can be Shiny during this time. Minccino, under these circumstances, has a boosted chance of being Shiny.

Let us know on media if you are excited for this event and which Ultra Beast you are most looking forward to.

See you around, Genesect!

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