Nintendo and Niantic revealed the Ultra Bonus for the completion of Professor Willow’s Global Research Challenge.
Trainers across the globe came together to complete all of Professor Willow’s challenges and unlocked special Articuno, Zapdos, and Moltres Days. Now, the Ultra Bonus reward for completing all of the challenges has been revealed.
And it’s not just an Ultra Bonus, it’s an Ultra Bonus Event which will begin on September 13 at 1:00 PM PDT.
Legendary Pokemon Encounter
First, trainers will be able to get another chance at encountering and capturing three of the original Legendary Pokemon in Articuno, Zapdos, and Moltres. These three legendary birds will appear in Raid Battles from September 13 to September 20. There will also be a chance at getting Shiny versions of each of these Pokemon.
Along with the Legendary bird Pokemon from the Kanto region appearing in Legendary Raids, Pokemon from across the Kanto region will appear more frequently across the world and show up more frequently in Raid Battles.
The increased appearance of Kanto region Pokemon in the world and in Raid Battles will last until September 30th.
Mewtwo Legendary Raid Battle
A number of fan theories panned out as Pokemon GO confirmed that Mewtwo will be available in Raid Battles for the first time ever beginning on September 20th at 1:00 PM PDT.
Mewtwo had previously been an exclusive Pokemon to EX Raids where trainers had to defeat a Legendary Pokemon and get invited to do an EX Raid at a specific time and location in order for a chance to defeat and capture Mewtwo. The EX Raid invitations were normally seen in popular park gym locations as well as at sponsored gyms like Sprint and Starbucks.
Mewtwo will appear in Legendary Raid Battles from September 20th at 1:00 PM PDT until October 23 at 1:00 PM PDT.
Pokemon in Friend Gifts
There’s still more. Geographic specific Pokemon like Farfetch’d, Kangaskhan, Mr. Mime, and Tauros will now be available in the 7 km eggs you receive as gifts from your friends in Pokemon GO! These Pokemon will join the previously released Alolan Pokemon of Sandshrew, Vulpix, Grimer, and Meowth.
If you haven’t traveled to other areas of the world to capture these geographic specific Pokemon this will be the perfect opportunity to get your hands on these rare Pokemon and complete your Kanto Pokedex.
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What do you think about this Ultra Bonus Event from Pokemon Go? Are you excited to get your hands on Mewtwo and the rare geographic specific Kanto Pokemon?