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Pokémon Go Ultra Beast list, all current and upcoming Ultra Beasts

Every Ultra Beast in Pokémon Go.

Ultra Beasts were added to Pokémon Go during the global and in-person events during Go Fest 2022.

If you're not familiar with them, Ultra Beasts are extradimensional Pokémon that come from Ultra Space through Ultra Wormholes, and were first introduced during the main series of games in Sun and Moon. Just like in Sun and Moon, Nihilego was the first Ultra Beast to appear in Pokémon Go.

As Ultra Beasts were limited to Go Fest events at launch, they are some of the rarest Pokémon in the game, having only been available from limited-time raids and Special Research for Go Fest 2022 ticket-holders.

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Ultra Beast Pokémon released in Pokémon Go so far

There has been one Ultra Beast Pokémon released for all players so far - Nihilego - as part of the global Go Fest 2022 event in June 2022.

Three others were then introduced as part of in-person Go Fest events in the following months - Pheromosa, Buzzwole and Xurkitree - as part of Special Research quests in Berlin, Seattle and Sapporo respectively.

Catching Pheromosa at Go Fest Berlin 2022 in Pokémon Go

All four of these will be made available in raids for all players during the Go Fest finale event on Saturday, 27th August, 2022, just ahead of Season of Go ending.

Below, you'll find the full list of all current and upcoming Ultra Beast Pokémon in Pokémon Go:

Ultra Beast Pokémon Codename Type Counters First Available
Nihilego
UB-01 Symbiont Rock
Poison
Groudon
Excadrill
Garchomp
Rhyperior
Landorus
Global Go Fest raids and A Radiant World Special Research - 5th June, 2022
Pheromosa
UB-02 Beauty Bug
Fighting
Moltres
Ho-Oh
Rayquaza
Lugia
Tornadus
Go Fest Berlin - 1st July 2022
Buzzwole
UB-02 Absorption Bug
Fighting
Moltres
Ho-Oh
Rayquaza
Lugia
Tornadus
Go Fest Seattle - 22nd July 2022
Xurkitree
UB-03 Lighting Electric Groudon
Excadrill
Garchomp
Rhyperior
Landorus
Go Fest Sapporo - 5th August 2022

Upcoming Ultra Beast Pokémon in Pokémon Go

Only four Ultra Beasts have been announced for Pokémon Go so far, but there are officially 11 Ultra Beasts in total.

Here are the seven Ultra Beasts yet to be announced for Pokémon Go:

Ultra Beast Pokémon Codename Type Counters
Celesteela
UB-04 Blaster Steel
Flying
Xurkitree
Reshiram
Chandelure
Zekrom
Darmanitan
Moltres
Kartana
UB-04 Blade Grass
Steel
Chandelure
Reshiram
Darmanitan
Moltres
Entei
Guzzlord
UB-05 Glutton Dark
Ghost
Xurkitree
Zacian
Gardevoir
Togekiss
Tapu Koko
Tapu Bulu
Granbull
Poipole
UB Adhesive Poison Mewtwo
Unbound Hoopa
Confined Hoopa
Alakazam
Therian Landorus
Latios
Metagross
Naganadel
UB Stinger Poison
Dragon
Mewtwo
Unbound Hoopa
Confined Hoopa
Rayquaza
Salamence
Palkia
Dialga
Stakataka
UB Assembly Rock
Steel
Lucario
Conkeldurr
Pheromosa
Exadrill
Therian Landorus
Machamp
Blacephalon
UB Burst Fire
Ghost
Chandelure
Gengar
Rampardos
Hydreigon
Rhyperior
Confined Hoopa

This table doesn't include Necrozma, Cosmog and their various evolutions and forms, as although the Pokémon have a shared connection with the extradimensional travellers due to their Ultra Space abilities, they're not actually classed as Ultra Beasts themselves.


The Season of Go has arrived! The Bug Out! event has brought us the release of Grubbin, Charjabug and Vikavolt in Pokémon Go, while Mega Scizor makes its debut appearance in Mega Raids. Knowing how to evolve Wurmple will also come in handy during this event. You can use Daily Adventure Incense for the chance of encountering Galarian Articuno, Galarian Zapdos and Galarian Moltres. There's also a new special research quest - A Mysterious Incense. While Go Fest 2022 may be behind us, there are still three special research quests you might be working on - Pokémon Go Fest 2022, Rhi's Arrival and A Radiant World. This season has also seen the lowering of the requirement for Candy XL and introduced the first Ultra Beast, Nihilego, along with new Prime Gaming rewards every fortnight.


Everything else we know about Ultra Beasts in Pokémon Go

Although you can use any Poké Ball to catch Ultra Beasts in Pokémon Go, Beast Balls were added to the in-person Go Fest 2022 events. These new Poké Balls are designed specifically to help catch Ultra Beast Pokémon, and feature a very sci-fi design about them.

Beast Ball in Pokémon Go

Despite their unique appearance, in raids they essentially act the same as Premier Balls during the catch phase - with a limited number available based on your prowess during the battle.

Good luck adding Ultra Beasts to your Pokédex!

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