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More Paldean Pokémon to debut in Pokémon GO from September 10th with the Ultra Unlock: Paldea event

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Ultra Unlock: Paldea event
Niantic has announced that, as a result of Trainers completing 20 Global Challenges during the Pokémon GO Fest 2023: Global event, a special Ultra Unlock: Paldea event will be held mid-next month, featuring the Pokémon GO debuts of a large number of Pokémon from the Paldea region. This event will run from September 10th, at 10:00am to September 15th, at 8:00pm local time.

Pokémon debuts
The following Pokémon from Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet will debut in this event:
  • Nymble
  • Lokix
  • Pawmi
  • Pawmo
  • Pawmot
  • Bombirdier (including its Shiny variant)
  • Frigibax
  • Arctibax
  • Baxcalibur
The requirements to evolve these Pokémon are as follows:
  • Nymble → Lokix: 50 Nymble Candy
  • Pawmi → Pawmo: 25 Pawmi Candy
  • Pawmo → Pawmot: Explore 25 km with Pawmo as the buddy Pokémon and then 100 Pawmi Candy
  • Frigibax → Arctibax: 25 Frigibax Candy
  • Arctibax → Baxcalibur: 100 Frigibax Candy
Once this event has ended, Frigibax will be added to the pool of Pokémon that may hatch from 10 km Eggs.

Event Bonuses and Activities
The following event bonuses will be active during the event period:
  • 4× XP for catching Pokémon
  • 4× Stardust for catching Pokémon
  • Roaming Form Gimmighoul won't appear at Golden PokéStops if a Golden Lure Module wasn't used, but Trainers may still find Gimmighoul Coins when they spin the PokéStop
  • PokéStops may turn gold without a Golden Lure Module
PokéStop Showcases
Select PokéStops during this event will feature Showcases where Trainers can enter their Pawmi or Nymble.

Trainers showing off the Pawmi Backpack avatar item
Free and Paid Timed and Field Research

The Timed Research featuring encounters with Lechonk from the A Paldean Adventure event will be extended through the end of this event. Occasionally, the Lechonk encountered through this Timed Research may be Shiny. Event-themed Field Research tasks will also be available, with Trainers who complete these tasks receiving an encounter with Pawmi.

From September 10th, at 10:00am to September 14th, at 8:00pm local time, Trainers will be able to purchase the I've Got Your Back Timed Research for US$5.00 (or the equivalent pricing tier in each local currency) from the in-game shop. When these event-themed research tasks are completed, Trainers will receive the following:
  • Two encounters with Pawmi
  • Pawmi Backpack avatar item
  • Three Rare Candy
  • One Incubator
  • 10 Silver Pinap Berries
  • 921 Stardust
  • 9210 XP
The tasks associated with this Timed Research must be completed and their rewards must be claimed before September 15th, at 8:00pm local time. This Timed Research can also be gifted to any friend with a Friendship level of Great Friends or higher.

The Pawmi Backpack avatar item will be made available for purchase in the in-game shop after the event ends.

Pokémon Encounters
All Pokémon listed below with a ⁂ next to their name can also be encountered in their Shiny variants.

Wild encounters
The following Pokémon will appear more frequently in the wild during this event:
  • Hoppip ⁂ (increased Shiny rate)
  • Houndour ⁂ (increased Shiny rate)
  • Buizel ⁂ (increased Shiny rate)
  • Fletchling ⁂ (increased Shiny rate)
  • Sprigatito
  • Fuecoco
  • Quaxly
  • Lechonk ⁂
  • Nymble
  • Pawmi
  • Frigibax (uncommon)
The following Pokémon will appear in raids during this event:
  • One-Star Raids
    • Unown A ⁂
    • Unown D ⁂
    • Unown E ⁂
    • Unown L ⁂
    • Unown P ⁂
  • Three-Star Raids
    • Turtonator ⁂
    • Kleavor ⁂
    • Bombirdier ⁂
The following Pokémon will hatch from 7 km Eggs during this event:
  • Sprigatito
  • Fuecoco
  • Quaxly
  • Lechonk ⁂
Field Research task encounters
The following Pokémon will be available to encounter when event-themed Field Research tasks are completed:
  • Pawmi


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