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Unova Week research task rewards explained in Pokémon Go

Everything you need to know about the last 2020 Ultra Unlock week.

Unova Week research tasks are a series of limited-time challenges in Pokémon Go that are part of the Ultra Unlock bonuses, which were unlocked by Go Fest 2020 attendees.

There are three Ultra Unlock bonus weeks in total - Dragon Week and Enigma Week have already happened, making Unova Week the last. During this week, you can enjoy a variety of activities from catching new Pokémon to completing research tasks.

These tasks can be found by spinning PokéStops, alongside the current roster of monthly research tasks, which are currently available. If you're looking for a specific task, then you may have to visit multiple PokéStops!

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Unova Week research task rewards in Pokémon Go

Below you'll find the Unova Week research tasks and their rewards, which are available from Friday, 14th August to Friday, 21st August, starting and ending at the following times:

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

The Unova Week research tasks will only be available during this time period, but, if you keep one, it can be completed after the event ends.

Unova Week research task list:

  • Win a raid reward - Roggenrola
  • Use 5 Berries to help catch Pokémon reward - Purrloin, Lillipup, Pidove, Patrat or Drilbur

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

Unova Week is part of the Ultra Unlock bonuses that were unlocked by Go Fest 2020 attendees and is the last celebration for Go Fest 2020.

The Season of Rising Heroes is here! A new Team Go Rocket quest - From The Shadows - has been released, along with a shake up of the Giovanni and Team Go Rocket Leaders lineups. As you continue your Pokémon Go adventure, make sure to battle in the new Go Battle League season. Don't forget to keep an eye out for Kecleon or, if you purchased it, work on the Masterwork Research: Wish Granted quest. Elsewhere, be sure to use Daily Adventure Incense for the chance of encountering Galarian Articuno, Galarian Zapdos and Galarian Moltres. This incense may also give you encounters with other rare Pokémon in Pokémon Go.

What else do you need to know about Unova Week in Pokémon Go?

The main bonus of Unova Week, apart from the research tasks, is that it sees the release of seven new Gen 5 Pokémon into Pokémon Go.

These Pokémon are:

  • Sewaddle
  • Swadloon
  • Leavanny
  • Cottonee
  • Whimsicott
  • Emolga
  • Bouffalant
Sewaddle, Cottonee and Emolga make their Pokémon Go debut in Unova Week!.

While Sewaddle and Cottonee, alongside other Pokémon from the Unova region, will appear in 7km eggs, Bouffalant will become the latest regional exclusive Pokémon to be found in the game.


Bouffalant will only be available to trainers in New York City, USA and the area surrounding the metropolis. You will also have the chance to hatch it from any 5km eggs that are collected from PokéStops in this area.

Aside from Bouffalant, the other six Pokémon will appear in the wild worldwide and will appear more frequently during Unova Week.

Other Gen 5 Pokémon will also appear more frequently during this week, such as Roggenrola. This means that, if you catch enough Roggenrolas, you might be able to obtain its third stage evolution, Gigalith, without having to use trade evolution. You might even encounter a shiny Roggenrola, which are also being released during this week.

Finally, Genesect, after being released originally as part of the paid 'A Drive to Investigate' special research quest, will be available to all players in five-star raids. If luck is on your side, you may have the opportunity to catch a shiny Genesect!

Good luck in catching all the new Pokémon in Unova Week!

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