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First Gen 5 species coming to Pokemon Go revealed

Published: 16/Sep/2019 13:17 Updated: 16/Sep/2019 19:40

by Paul Cot


Week 3 of the Pokemon Go Ultra Bonus Challenge will go live later today (September 16) bringing in the much anticipated addition of Gen 5.

Trainers have been enjoying the rewards of the Ultra Bonus Challenge as a result of completing the field research task milestones throughout the summer. The bonuses have been spread out over three separate weeks and we now approach the final week, which is arguably the most exciting of all.


The first two weeks provided new shiny Pokemon, Johto legends and even Deoxys in normal raid battles. While these were excellent bonuses in their own right, there’s little doubt the main event of the Ultra Bonus Challenge is the introduction of generation 5.

Week 3: A Unova Unveiling

The third week will run from September 16, 1pm PDT (4pm EDT and 9pm BST) to September 23, 1pm PDT (4pm EDT and 9pm BST).


Which Unova Pokemon are coming?

Niantic have been relatively coy about which Pokemon will be included in the Gen 5 unveiling, until now. The official Pokemon Go Twitter has shared which Pokemon will be added and where you can find them.

@PokemonGoAppSnivy was the first Unova Pokemon to be teased…

Wild spawns

The following “and more” will be available to catch in the Pokemon Go wild:

  • Snivy
  • Tepig
  • Oshawott
  • Patrat
  • Lillipup
  • Purrloin
  • Pidove
  • Blitzle


There is some overlap between wild spawns and those who will be featured in raid battles. The shiny form for all three of these is also available:

  • Patrat
  • Lillipup
  • Klink


The following Unova Pokemon can be obtained via egg hatches:

  • 2 km Eggs: Patrat, Lillipup, Purrloin, Pidove
  • 5 km Eggs: Snivy, Tepig, Oshawott, Blitzle, Drilbur, Foongus
  • 10 km Eggs: Ferroseed, Klink, Litwick, Golett, Deino

Regional exclusives

Finally, some Pokemon will only be found in some regions:

  • Asia-Pacific: Pansage, the Grass Monkey Pokémon
  • Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and India: Pansear, the High Temp Pokémon
  • The Americas and Greenland: Panpour, the Spray Pokémon
  • Western hemisphere: Heatmor, the Anteater Pokémon
  • Eastern hemisphere: Durant, the Iron Ant Pokémon

Keep hatching those eggs

The ongoing egg hatch bonuses continues until the end of Week 3 of the Ultra Bonus Challenge. Along with other bonuses, it is a great time to hatch as many eggs as possible.


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.