Pokémon Go Dragon Week quest steps and research tasks explained

How to complete the first of three Ultra Unlocks.

Dragon Week in Pokémon Go is the first of three Ultra Unlock rewards.

The Dragon Week research is a quest with two Deino encounter rewards, making it well worth completing to encounter one of the more rarer Pokémon.

Meanwhile you can expect dragon-type creatures in the wild and the return of Rayquaza in Raids.

As with the set of Go Fest 2020 quests in July, you only have a set amount of time to get involved - so be quick!

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Dragon Week dates, times and how the quest works in Pokémon Go

Dragon Week is one of three rewards following Go Fest 2020 as part of the Ultra Unlock rewards.

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Dragon Week follows the successful completion of Go Fest Global Challenges.

As with the Go Fest Challenges earlier in the summer, this is a Timed Research quest, which means that you must complete it before the quest expires.

Dragon Week runs from Friday, 31st July to Friday, August 7th, starting and ending at the following times:

  • 9pm (BST)
  • 10pm (CEST)
  • 4pm (EDT)
  • 1pm (PDT)

Each Ultra Unlock has it's own set of themed bonuses, which include specific raid Pokémon and changes to the 7km eggs.

Dragon Week quest steps in Pokémon Go explained

Below you'll find all the steps and confirmed rewards for the Dragon Week quest. Be warned, this section does contain spoilers for the entirety of this Timed Research challenge.

Thank you to Penultimatum from reddit for the help with this information.

Dragon Week quest: Step 1 of 5

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Deino is in the spotlight during Dragon Week.
  • Power up Pokémon 5 times - x3 Hyper Potions
  • Make 5 Nice Throws - 500 XP
  • Catch 3 Dragon-type Pokémon - x5 Poké Balls

Rewards: 500 Stardust, x1 Silver Pinap and a Dratini encounter

Dragon Week quest: Step 2 of 5

  • Evolve 3 Pokémon - x3 Revives
  • Make 7 Great Throws - 500 XP
  • Catch 5 Dragon-type Pokémon - x7 Poké Balls

Rewards: 500 Stardust, x1 Silver Pinap and Bagon encounter

Dragon Week quest: Step 3 of 5

  • Win a raid - x1 Charged TM
  • Make an Excellent Throw - 1000 XP
  • Catch 7 Dragon-type Pokémon - x5 Great Balls

Rewards: 100 Stardust, x1 Silver Pinap Berry and a Deino encounter

Dragon Week quest: Step 4 of 5

Rewards: 1000 Stardust, x1 Silver Pinap Berry and a Alolan Exeggutor encounter

Dragon Week quest: Step 5 of 5

  • Claim reward - 2500 XP
  • Claim reward - 2500 XP
  • Claim reward - 2500 XP

Rewards: 1000 Stardust. x1 Silver Pinap Berry and a Deino encounter

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Dragon Week research tasks in Pokémon Go explained

As well as the above quest, Dragon Week has a week of Research Tasks to find from spinning PokeStops. These are:

Thank you to SilphScience from reddit for the help with this information.

  • Catch a Dragon-type Pokémon - x2 Golden Razz Berries
  • Catch a 3 Dragon-type Pokémon - x1 Rare Candy
  • Make an Excellent Throw - Bagon
  • Win a raid - Dratini

As always, these will only appear for the duration of the event, but if you pick one up, you can hold onto them and complete them once it concludes.


It's Day Two of Pokémon Go Fest! Play the Rocket Straight to Victory quest, where you'll face Arlo, Cliff and Sierra, as well as Giovanni. You can also face Palkia and Dialga in raids, and get your hands on Rotom and Unown if you're a ticket holder. 2020 has otherwise seen several new features - such the arrival of Rocket Balloons, the Go Battle League, Remote Raids and the trade evolution feature. Pokemon Go also sees regular events - including weekly Spotlight Hour, monthly Field Research rewards and Pokémon Go Community Day. You can currently compete in the Season 3 Great League and complete the Dragon Week Timed Research.


Other Dragon Week activities in Pokémon Go explained

Dragon Week also introduces the following throughout the week:

  • Horsea, Dratini, Alolan Exeggutor, Trapinch, Swablu, Bagon and Gible will appear more frequently in the wild
  • 7km eggs will hatch Horsea, Dratini, Trapinch, Swablu, Bagon, Gible and Deino
  • Rayquaza will be in 5-star raids
  • Release of shiny Deino, Zweilous and Hydreigon

Good luck completing the Dragon Week Timed Research quest!

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