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Pokemon Go Enigma Week: Bonuses, new Shiny Pokemon but no Timed Research

Published: 7/Aug/2020 15:41 Updated: 8/Aug/2020 13:23

by Paul Cot


Pokemon Go’s Enigma Week is upon us, bringing — as the name of the event suggests — mysterious species to the mobile game. One of those is Elgyem, which is finally making its Pokemon Go debut.

Trainers have been rewarded with special weeks following Pokemon Go Fest 2020 for completing Global Challenges. The Enigma Week is the second of those, requiring the completion of 16 challenges.


Much like last week’s Dragon Week, there will be increased spawns across a variety of Pokemon and special Timed Research. This is in addition to a new five-star Raid Boss in Deoxys Normal Forme and previously unreleased Shiny ‘mon.

Start time

The event begins on Friday, August 7 at 1pm PDT (4pm EDT / 9pm BST). It will finish exactly a week later on Friday, August 14, 1pm PDT (4pm EDT / 9pm BST).


Increased spawns

Staryu, Jigglypuff, Clefairy, Lunatone, Solrock, Baltoy, Bronzor, and the debuting Elgyem will all be appearing in the wild more frequently during Enigma Week. On top of this, Cleffa, Igglybuff, Lunatone, Solrock, and Elgyem will also be appearing in 7km eggs.

Meanwhile, in Raids, the following Pokemon can be found: Bronzong, Claydol, Elgyem, and Unown U, L, T, R, and A. You’ll want to take advantage of Unown appearing in Raids because its Shiny form is also available.

The official Pokemon Go blog made it very clear that this particular Shiny will go back into hiding following the conclusion of Enigma Week. There’s no telling when it will return, so, if you can, try and maximize your chances of getting this ultra (see what we did there) ‘mon.

Beheeyem Pokemon Go
The debuting Elgyem evolves into Beheeyem…

Raid Battles

The featured Legendary Pokemon this week is Normal Forme Deoxys. This may be the enigma of all Pokemon and has crazy stats to boot.

Unfortunately, its lopsided attack means it actually has little use in the Pokemon Go meta. Even so, the DNA Pokemon is certainly worth getting and who knows, maybe Niantic will make a future update that brings it into battle relevancy.

Its Shiny form will also be available, which is another reason to battle it, if you were looking for one.


New Shinies

Unown is obviously going to be a highly sought after shiny but Enigma Week brings more than just that. Shiny Staryu will be appearing for the first time as well.

Interestingly, all of the Pokemon mentioned above, excluding Elgyem (as it is new) have their Shiny variants available.


Timed Research

To the surprise of many, it doesn’t look like there is any Timed Research for Enigma Week.


Pokemon Go Autumn event – Start time, new Gen 5 Pokemon, bonuses, more

Published: 8/Oct/2020 1:57 Updated: 8/Oct/2020 1:59

by Paul Cot


To celebrate the change of season, Niantic is hosting an autumn-themed Pokemon Go event. A new Gen 5 Pokemon will be introduced as well as other bonuses.

The 2020 Pokemon Go autumn event starts on Friday, October 9, 8 am PDT and finishes on Monday, October 12, 1 pm PDT. That’s an 11 am EDT start for those on the east coast of the US and 4 pm BST for those residing in the UK.


To the surprise of nobody, the event will feature various fall-themed Pokemon. These ‘mons can be found in the wild and in eggs when you hatch them.

Double effective Berries

Elsewhere, autumn is the time harvest and that seemingly applies to Pokemon Go, too. As a result, Berries can be found more often when spinning PokeStops. There will also be berry-themed Field and Timed Research.


During the event, all Berries will be twice as effective when giving them to your Buddy Pokemon as treats. Perhaps more excitingly, however, is that Pinap Berries will also become doubly as effective.

This means that instead of just double Candy when capturing a Pokemon, you’ll actually get four times the amount! Other Berries such as the Razz variety won’t be doubly as effective, though.

Autumn-themed Pokemon

Meanwhile, the following Pokemon will be appearing more frequently in the wild:

  • Oddish
  • Vulpix
  • Bayleef
  • Hoothoot
  • Sudowoodo
  • Yanma
  • Pineco
  • Zigzagoon
  • Seedot
  • Shroomish
  • Plant Cloak Burmy
  • Foongus

Others will be appearing in 5km eggs but those Pokemon weren’t released in the Pokemon Go blog post.

Additionally, Shiny Vulpix will be spawning more often. The ever-popular Fox Pokemon has already had its Shiny form released previously but few trainers will want to miss out on the chance to get another or even their first!

Deerling Pokemon Go
Deerling changes color depending on what seasonal form it is…


As is very apt for the change of season, Deerling will be introduced to the world of Pokemon Go for the first time. The Season Pokemon has four forms – Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter – so expect to come across its autumn variant.


It evolves into Sawsbuck, which has the same four forms, also. Deerling needs 50 Candy to evolve, so if you want to get Sawsbuck during the event you’ll need to catch as many Deerling as possible. When using a Pinap Berry though, you’ll only need to catch five of them!

There’s plenty to look forward to in Pokemon Go during October. Charmander is coming to a Community Day a second time with the exclusive move Dragon Breath and there is even a surprise Raid Boss to look forward to at the end of the month.