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Prepare for Ultra Unlock Part 1: Time and Ultra Unlock Part 2: Space! - Pokémon GO

Prepare for Ultra Unlock Part 1: Time and Ultra Unlock Part 2: Space! - Pokémon GO

GolurkMorelull

No wild Heracross is a bummer. Would've loved to get one with good pvp ivs for ultra premier.


TheScarepigeon

Hopefully it’ll be in field research too. They mentioned both events will have themed research tasks but they don’t mention any specific reward Pokémon.


Pyoung3000

I just hope they will boost the shiny rate


madonna-boy

they should still be available in their respective regions so they might not be boosted... if theyre in the wild we will know the rates, though boosted wild soawns would be a bit broken for certain regions


Pyoung3000

I wouldn't be surprised if they took them out of the wild. That's what they did when they were hatching regionals out of 7 km eggs.


lmartins06

If it is, the task will be “Win 2 Raids”


turbobuddah

That's definitely sucks, problem with raid only Heracross is you have to get lucky to see a Heracross raid, let alone it be shiny


Pikathepokepimp

I'll be away during that week where there is only 1 gym available. (unless another has been added in the last year or two). With a third party app like discord or reddit it shouldn't be hard to find a raid!


turbobuddah

Remote raids have been a god send to be fair, i'll be relying on Pokeraid and Poke Genie to find raids


madonna-boy

theyre veing nerfed for USA and NZ before this event starts


RemLazar911

This is not true. The announcement said nothing about Remote Raids being nerfed. It said we'd lose the increased radius, buddy gift frequency, and stationary incense benefits.


hotnudeguy

Might get one from the Timed Research


ptmcmahon

Same. Now will have to raid a few and trade with my "pvp" low friend level friends.


poke_bowls

>my "pvp" low friend level friends. Why's "pvp" in quotes here


BravoDelta23

I'm guessing he's deliberately keeping some friends at low levels to get PVP IVs.


poke_bowls

Thanks, I don't PVP so I didn't know people did that


ptmcmahon

Yup Bravo is right... I have 4-5 friends on my list that I don't (usually) interact with to keep at low friend levels ... for lower IV floors in trades.


FearTheWankingDead

What the. I had no idea that was a thing.


ptmcmahon

Great for pvp trades... when you get lucky and roll low. For example I tried hard to get a gl fitting Pancham... can’t get one low enough in a beat friend trade ... even 5/5/5 is too high


Grapeasaurus-Rex

Same. Heracross is my favorite pokemon and now the chances of getting a shiny are almost non-existant.


Vitako91

Certain raids (or raids during events) could have boosted rates, so who knows, but yeah 😕


TheScarepigeon

Raids on their own do not change the odds of encountering a shiny. Species as a whole might have a boosted shiny chance if they are raid exclusive. But if Heracross continues to spawn in the wild where it is normally found, they might not boost the rate.


Vitako91

Yeah, I know, changed the message.


Lord_Emperor

"Raids" do not have boosted shiny rate. This is misinformation and dangerous because it can cost players real money. The shiny chance in raids is going to be exactly the same as anywhere else. Raid, research, wild, egg - all the same odds. Niantic can and has put Pokemon in raids with full shiny odds (1 in 450-512).


RemLazar911

This might be misinformation itself since the Silph Research team is not certain about the rate being equal from all sources and has said so in the past.


Vitako91

Yeah, I didn't mean all raids, bad choice of words.


diamondstark

Rufflet says hi.


Vitako91

Ugh, please no 🤣


affinitypaw

Rufflet can talk!?


thefeederfish

Caaw!


Trayeth

I'm fine with raid only. I'm more upset that they didn't release Mega Heracross.


Railroader17

Full Details: **Ultra Unlock Part 1: Time** The flow of time has been disrupted! Dialga will be appearing in five-star raids, and Pokémon from various eras will be appearing more often. Look forward to encountering formerly fossilized Pokémon like Cranidos and Shieldon—if you’re lucky, you might even encounter a Shiny Cranidos or a Shiny Shieldon! Ultra Unlock Part 1: Time will run from Friday, July 23, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to Tuesday, August 3, 2021, at 8:00 p.m. local time. Features The following Pokémon will be appearing in raids from Friday, July 23, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to Friday, August 6, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. local time: * Dialga will be appearing in five-star raids. If you’re lucky, you might find a Shiny Dialga! * Magneton, Aerodactyl, Porygon2, and Golurk will be appearing in three-star raids. * Unown U, Cranidos, Shieldon, Bronzor, and Klink will be appearing in one-star raids. If you’re lucky, you might find a Shiny Unown U! The following Pokémon will be appearing more frequently in the wild: Voltorb, Porygon, Omanyte, Kabuto, Baltoy, Cranidos, Shieldon, and more. If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny Cranidos or a Shiny Shieldon! The following Pokémon will be hatching from 7 km Eggs: Omanyte, Kabuto, Aerodactyl, Lileep, Anorith, Cranidos, and Shieldon. Complete Timed Research for a chance to earn encounters with certain event-themed Pokémon! This Timed Research will be available from Friday, July 23, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to Tuesday, August 3, 2021, at 8:00 p.m. local time. There will also be themed Field Research available at PokéStops throughout the event. **Ultra Unlock Part 2: Space** It appears space will be distorted as well, causing Pokémon from various places to appear where they usually don’t! Look forward to seeing Palkia appearing in five-star raids, Heatmor and Durant appearing in the wild, and more. Heracross will also be appearing globally for the first time in three-star raids—if you’re lucky, you might even encounter a Shiny Heracross! Ultra Unlock Part 2: Space will run from Friday, August 6, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to Tuesday, August 17, 2021, at 8:00 p.m. local time. Features The following Pokémon will be appearing in raids from Friday, August 6, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to Friday, August 20, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. local time: * Palkia will be appearing in five-star raids. If you’re lucky, you might find a Shiny Palkia! * Alakazam, Kangaskhan, and Heracross will be appearing in three-star raids. If you’re lucky, you might find a Shiny Kangaskhan or a Shiny Heracross! * Unown U, West Sea and East Sea Shellos, Elgyem, and Espurr will be appearing in one-star raids. If you’re lucky, you might find a Shiny Unown U! The following Pokémon will be appearing more frequently in the wild: Clefairy, Munna, Red-Striped and Blue-Striped Basculin, Elgyem, Heatmor, Durant, and more! The following regional-exclusive Pokémon will be hatching from 7 km Eggs: West Sea and East Sea Shellos, Red-Striped and Blue-Striped Basculin, Heatmor, and Durant. Complete Timed Research to earn encounters with certain event-themed Pokémon! This Timed Research will be available from Friday, August 6, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to Tuesday, August 17, 2021, at 8:00 p.m. local time. There will also be themed Field Research available at PokéStops throughout the event. Ultra Unlock Part Three: ??? will run from Friday, August 20, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to Tuesday, August 31, 2021, at 8:00 p.m. local time. What will happen once Parts 1 and 2 are over? Will these abnormal events continue to happen? What awaits us during Part 3? Stay tuned! _______________________________________________________________________ They are really playing up the mystery of Ultra Unlock 3 aren't they? Probably either Hoopa itself, or Arceus.


bbressman2

They put all fossils back in 7 km eggs besides tirtouga and the bird. That’s really annoying.


epicdrago3

this, WHY.. why not put Tirtouga and Archen!


evening-marionberry7

Hoopa is on the loading screen. Has a mon ever been put on the loading screen and then not been released?


Pokii

Winter Deerling/Sawsbuck comes to mind. IIRC, they were on the Winter 2019 loading screen but weren't released until the following year.


dave5104

That loading screen ran from December 2019 through March 2020 (with a temporary switch to the New Year's art in January). My theory on that is we were supposed to get seasons in late winter/early spring 2020, but the pandemic forced them to punt that feature to late 2020 and focus on remote raiding and pandemic updates instead.


RussianAttackTricycl

Mime Jr was put on the loading screen more than 7 months before it was added to the game


StellaAndLeroysPuppy

Wasn't Kelceon on a recent loading screen? The one with the waterfall


Stogoe

People see Kecleon wherever they want. It's never been actually there


turbobuddah

*or* it's been in every load screen... we just couldn't see it


NITHISH87

Nah, it was just people imaging stuff.


TheRealHankWolfman

You're thinking of Arceus on that one, which was also just pareidolia.


137Brain137

Imagaine raiding arceus and upon catch the screen shows “???” And it turns to kecleon Happens only at the first catch


Jjustincredible3

That doesn’t make any sense Kecleon can’t look like another Pokémon


Stogoe

Well, then have it be Zorua.


lordesfootfungus

They are being so mysterious about part 3, really making me wonder if all the hype about Hoopa or Arceus might be true


MonkeyWarlock

Part 3 is probably going to be based on Giratina. All of the discussion about abnormal activity is because Giratina resides in an alternate dimension called the Distortion World.


iluvugoldenblue

And only one form was in raids last weekend


GolurkMorelull

Maybe it'll finally be released with its signature move Shadow Force? One can hope at least.


CommandoOrangeJuice

I am still feeling that Arceus might be saved for 2022 for Pokemon Legends Arceus although they did release shiny Dialga and Palkia before BDSP release so it could be him. But also they were teasing Hoopa like crazy during the event and even in the loading screen so I think it might be him.


krispyboiz

I'd be curious still though. Hoopa confined is the "pixie" mythical for Kalos, no? Or is that Diancie? Both add up to 600 stat totals so idk. In which case, would be interesting if they said screw it and brought in Hoopa Unbound in raids... just needs a better fast move


ezpickins

Diancie is the the pixie


krispyboiz

Ahhh didn't know that. Bigger than the others I guess!


PokeFan17000

Even though Diancie may be the "pixie" Mythical of Kalos, I think it's pretty much guaranteed to be in raids due to its Mega Evolution.


AJCLEG98

Could be a special research with rewards also giving you Diancie Mega energy


PokeFan17000

True, but it'd be a set amount of Mega Energy, and there should always be a way to get more, whether it'd be from Mega Raids that I barely see anyone doing or from Field Research tasks. Also, they'll have to put Pokémon like Mewtwo, Rayquaza, Latias, and Latios in Mega Raids eventually because of their Megas, maybe even as a new tier of Mega Raids, with Diancie being in the same tier of Mega Raids as Mewtwo, Rayquaza, and the Latis.


jpj77

Well we have no idea how they’ll do mega legendaries. It could be an entirely new function.


darkdeath174

Mega EX raids are already in the code. That's where those(and maybe Regional) Megas will likely go.


bi-cycle

Neither. After Manaphy and Shaymin they stopped doing 100 in every stat mythicals. So any designation of either Diancie or Hoopa is going to depend on who you ask.


konamioctopus64646

Don’t forget Victini


junhong706

Hoopa as raid boss and random legendary encounter would be fun.


mornaq

BDSP will bring their signarure moves, for Arceus I'm not sure, there's first coming, shiny and signature move, but there's also Hoopa... it may be special research for go fest ticket holders?


MarkusEF

Part 3 will be Giratina. Don’t get your hopes up.


PoGo_Battler

So no wild Heracross? Rip...


chumchees

Not even eggs either.


PoGo_Battler

Really is a bummer. I'll be using my raid passes on something else like, I dont know, the new shiny Dialga? Yeah, Heracross will be a pass for me.


Vitako91

Dex filler and that's all 😥


tkcom

I'm not counting out field researches yet.


jbbutterfly94

win 3 raids 😐


madonna-boy

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PoGo_Battler

Wild is better if you're trying to get pvp ivs. Really hope I get a good chance for pvp ivs.


raggedy10

But it’s looking like it won’t be wild, so if in research which they haven’t mentioned what is in there at all so it could be, then it’s a free way of doing it. The task might be win a raid, but if people are doing raids for Palkia then could be 2 birds 1 stone type thing.


PoGo_Battler

Just out of spite, watch it be the reward for winning 2 raids.


raggedy10

I nearly put the caveat hoping Niantic didn’t read my comment and so I hope I haven’t jynxed it 😂. If they do and I’m only using free passes I’ll save one day for the next, but I’m mostly happy if I get a decent 3 star one and call it quits if they’re not putting it in the wild.


Stogoe

Free daily pass, or two free daily passes. Or your free weekly remote pass.


krispyboiz

True, but the only thing that's annoying is we have a really good new shiny raid boss already, plus unown, so that's all a lot of enticing stuff to raid for


ezpickins

What part of full odds unown is enticing?


Pandanoko-Fan137

If Unown’s gonna be exclusive to raids, it’s probably not gonna be full odds.


ezpickins

That's optimistic, weren't the ULTRA unown regular ~~(~1/512)~~ rates last year? *They were about 1/64


Pandanoko-Fan137

I don’t think they were, they were *most likely* the 1/128 rates that Gible has.


ezpickins

Which still is pretty poor for a raid exclusive


PoGo_Battler

But no pvp ivs, just raid ivs.


Stogoe

PvP IVs are overrated, and most of the time don't actually make a difference in matchups over raid IVs. People get too hung up on micromanaging and minmaxing that they forget to enjoy the game.


kostasgriv97

Well most of us PvP players do not see the enjoyment in either having to invest on a suboptimal Heracross or raid several and bother trading them with low level friends and just HOPE for the best.


ARoofie

What if minmaxing is how people enjoy the game?


PoGo_Battler

I compared the rank 1 from raids with the rank 1 overall in ULPC. The rank 1 from raids loses the matchup against Ampharos, Machamp, shadow Machamp, Typhlosion, and has a significantly worse losing matchup against Galvantula and Jellicent. The rank 1 from raids also loses a bulkpoint against Ampharos, Crobat, Dragalge, Escavalier, shadow exeggutor, Gallade, shadow Gallade, Galvantula, Granbull, Scizor, Slowbro, Togekiss, and Typhlosion. The rank 1 from raids only gets an additional breakpoint against Abomasnow, Excadrill, Meganium, Obstagoon, shadow Snorlax, and Gfisk. These are pretty significant differences, so your statement of "most of the time don't actually make a difference in matchups over raid IVs" is flat out incorrect, as thats a lot of matchups where theres differences.


ptmcmahon

Yeah will have to trade with our low friendship level friends and cross our fingers.


gereffi

I’m more than happy to get a Heracross to fill my dex. He’ll be back sooner or later when Mega Heracross is released.


Juanchoames

I'm glad that the rest of the world will get their first chance to get one of the best bug Pokemon in the game but I'm really disappointed that they didn't include in the event Corsola as well, especially after the delay of the Okinawa event. I won't complete the Jhoto dex anytime soon.


Yoteyy360

Just gotta wait for Johto tour whenever that happens I guess.


Juanchoames

We might get galarian Corsola before Jhoto Tour (if that is ever going to be a thing). Hopefully on Halloween and hopefully not in a payed research like they did with galarian Mr. Mime.


lucashas93

And obviously Corsola will be a raid exclusive :(


EnsignObvious

For an event highlighting regionals it's pretty weak. Heatmor and Durant have already been rotated, alternate versions of Basculin and Shellos are good for dex-fillers I guess but no practical addition, Kangaskhan has been made available worldwide before. Heracross is the only regional that will be "new" for some players. I'm happy for this, even behind the raid paywall, because I don't have one and it's one of my all-time favorites, but overall it's really lackluster.


TheRealHankWolfman

Given the previous ultra bonus events, I'm not surprised that shiny Heracross is locked behind a paywall. I am however disappointed by it in this particular case. Given that Niantic have said they'll begin to remove pandemic bonuses in an effort to get trainers out and exploring again, it would've been an excellent way to encourage this (in places where it's safe to do so) by having the regionals spawn in the wild and in field research, so that people go out and find them. Instead, the event basically feels like "stay at home, spend all your money on remote passes", and thus, Niantic saying one thing and then doing practically the opposite. At the very least, I hope Heracross has 1/64 shiny odds during this event (and that no shiny rate shenaniganery happens behind the scenes as it did previously).


diamondstark

As a future Mega Raid candidate a ~1/60 rate seems likely.


matrim13

You get one free Heracross a day. How is it locked??


grazmus666

\*If you are not in a stay at home lockdown, like 1/2 of Australia is atm.


matrim13

I dunno, I just looked up the rules of that lockdown and it seems pretty simple to visit a gym if you want to.


madonna-boy

dont forget the remote damage nerf starts before ultra unlock 2


TheRealHankWolfman

According to what they said about the bonuses ending, I don't think the remote raid things will be changing initially. I believe they specifically mentioned that they were taking time to figure out the right balance for remote raiding, which is probably because they know it makes a lot of money and they don't want to suddenly turn off that source of income.


BooooHissss

I don't think they'll do it until they feel like they can nerf it all at once. Having to plan a raid and needing to know which country is nerfed and which isn't so you can maximize damage by who you invite would definitely get taken poorly by the community. It would just cause players in nerfed countries to not get invites to remote raids since no one would voluntarily go into a raid with people who can only do 20% of their damage.


RemLazar911

It does not https://pokemongolive.com/post/hello-world-pokemon-go/?hl=en


ImKingFlippyNip

Second week is kinda meh, but super pumped about potentially maxing my Rampardos


chatchan

Does anybody else remember past years when Go Fest bonuses would be like a week of double catch dust? I read through these announcements and couldn't shake the feeling that something was missing, that it felt way too fast and easy for them to summarize what are supposed to be big deals of events. I think these events are both exciting in their own way (Time moreso than Space because the new shiny for Space is raid-only), but the lack of bonuses feels very apparent.


Kevsterific

I was hoping for a raid day for Dialga and Palkia like they had for the kanto birds and Johto dogs since niantic has decided that the pandemic is over.


DmanCluster

Was hoping for a Tyrunt and Amarua release but I'm still looking forward to these events.


hoenndex

Raid for Heracross smh. I was hoping to catch it in the wild, that is so much easier. I am 98% sure I will get one, but there is always that chance of not having time to raid for a week, or failing to catch the pokemon after raiding.


OberonCelebi

Ironically, mega Heracross is probably one of the few non-legendary megas the community actually wants to raid. It's almost surprising they're not trying to drum up more enthusiasm for mega raids, but they're likely assuming (and correctly) that people will raid Heracross anyway. Admittedly, I'll probably raid a few just to try and get a better IV one and because it's a damn cool pokemon.


DrRamboPotter

We unlocked ultra bonuses 1-3 and now must unlock Niantic’s Q3 revenue goals.


GymDefender

I already helped do that when I bought the 143 passes I never even needed to use Sunday thanks to the passes I got from the ticket lol so bring on the heracross raids


Hummer77x

So what was the thing in the teaser image they hid behind a Gastly like thing


Jalieus

Could be Gastly in the wild? "and more"


21WaterGuy

Definitely shadow gastly. Otherwise it's such a random Pokemon to hype up


TheScarepigeon

“Gastly-like thing”? You mean just a regular Gastly with nothing hidden behind it?


Vitako91

Literally a Gastly


BooooHissss

Gastly fits in the theme as it's a gaseous ball that can pass through walls. Best guess the ??? is Origin Forme Giratina and there's going to be a bunch of ghost spawns.


karloolrak

Wasn't expecting Shellos and Basculin for week two, awesome!


Mosuke300

Sort of feels like the bare minimum to me.


lmartins06

They aren’t technically new dex entries so it makes sense.


AlphaRocker

Was hoping for Kangaskhan and Heracross megas, hard to think of a better time to introduce them when they’re gonna be available worldwide. I guess always keeping more in their back pocket, admittedly its already a pretty solid looking event without those.


krispyboiz

Yup back pockets is exactly what I was thinking. For them, why introduce their shinies (or just heracross that is) AND megas in an event when they can get two events out of it by holding off on the megas


FourStopCrossShot

They could always surprise announce them during their August summary, or roll them into Ultra Unlock 3. Or they could just pull a Niantic and go "here's Mega Pinsir"


Jalieus

This will be the first time Elgyem is in the wild since November 2020. It hasn't been in any Season.


glenniebun

Almost two weeks to get a good Kangaskhan & Heracross to prep for the megas, plus Palkia looks like an eminently doable trio for my group even if it moiderizes us with draco meteor. If in a pinch, Alakazam is easy XL candy for another mega. Not bad.


psykick32

I mean, that's one way to look at kangaskhan and heracross.... I'm completely ignoring them til they are released in mega form... Why would I raid something I already have just to raid it again to get mega energy for it? Na I'll wait and get both at the same time.


glenniebun

Oh, don't get me wrong, I'm not going hard on these and dropping paid passes. I'll do Heracross at least once for the dex entry and then any of the others if I don't feel like taking the time and/or inviting people for Dialga.


psykick32

Ah gotcha, I have a few from a pre-covid trip to Mexico, so don't need them for the dex entry.


lurking_scawthorn

This. I’ve got plenty of heras from trading and kangas from previous events. Gonna wait for megas.


infocone

Agreed. With how they drip feed us content. I make sure I’m getting value before I go hard on stuff. I told people to not bother with dal/pal during gofest as why raid them when next few weeks get more for your money with shiny chances then not. Yes good iv/xl candy but why not try earn some good iv shinys for the same cash. Whenever something comes out now it’s dex filler even if meta I just save cash. Zek/res I hardly touched them when they came out even thou pretty much best in class. Least awaiting on shiny release. Move release isn’t as bad with elite tms being a thing which we slowly collect..


al_pie

With hoopah in the load screen I’d assume that’s what’s coming in unlock 3


avhavet

I’m thinking part 3 is going to be Hoopa, given all of the hints during Go Fest. Either way, shiny Palkia is ✨fabulous✨ and I’m here for it!


junhong706

Defeat Hoopa first and random legendary encounter would be much more fun.


Stogoe

I think people would hate that. I would find it cool and thematic, but imagine you only want to get a Mewtwo but you keep getting [email protected] or Heatran or Regice, no matter how much you spend.


Sahil-Garg-110

And what’s with those Dates - event runs from July 23rd to August 3rd but raids will have extra 3 days? Same with palkia


PoolieMike1985

Will be the three days between events, they probably just don't want to change the legendary for a few days so leaving it to run through.


darkhornet

The real question being, why not just make the event run through the Thursday? Why cut it off on Tuesday?


AirlinesAndEconomics

Obviously that's how long it takes Niantic to figure out how to change the code for the today tab and everything else they haven't streamlined/automated in the past 5 years lol


EXGShadow

So only Unown U for both parts? That sucks, last year we had 5.


TehWildMan_

Wow, all this time and yet no announcements of any new mega evolutions after we got mega slowbro in early June


jbbutterfly94

since we have the 1 year - anniversary in late august they probably tell us something in about a week in the august blogpost.


krispyboiz

Going to be kind of annoying splitting my raid attention between unown, regionals, AND Palkia. Oh well


FreedomInChains

Was not expecting to get three (two of them admittedly different forms, but still exciting) new regionals! Quite happy with this.


Trevor-On-Reddit

Kind of sucks that Heracross is going to be the only “new” regional that’s going to be available for everyone. I mean we’ve already gotten Kangaskhan to be available to everyone before and, Alakazam, why Alakazam?!? That’s not a regional, so why include it? It just sucks because I was expecting so many regionals people didn’t have like Corsola or Tropius. They just threw in one and then just included ones that don’t help the dex. “Look! You can now get Basculin with a **red** strip! Ohhh! Isn’t that exciting!” I don’t know, is it?


authenticsilph

The Alakazam family are famous for teleporting through space. It fits the theme.


Greenlexluther

No wild heracross completely kills it, tired of Europe has absolutely terribad regionals like the cretin mime.


Vitako91

Agreed, although I caught a shiny Mr. Mime today


bawshtok

Cool, Heracross and the other Shellos and Basculin. I'm happy


TS3392

Part 2 is quite possibly the most disappointing thing that's ever happened


TaunTaun_22

Well if part 3 unlock is somehow Giratina like some people think it is then strap in lol


MarkusEF

Very disappointing events. 😞 * no Unova or Kalos fossils * no Corsola, still cannot complete Johto Dex * no Hoenn regionals (they skipped Johto in last year’s UU so this might have been a remote possibility) * remaining “regionals” are all formes (Shellos, Basculin), which most players care less about than full dex entries * where are Throh & Sawk? Unova monkeys? What I will try to focus on: * Heracross * Dialga (1 in 27 chance for 15-14-12 or better appraisal, but Master League is being thrown aside for themed cups) * Shieldon (need \~270 more XLs 😞)


137Brain137

Also no dust/exp/egg distance bonuses


fargusnoshawott

No Pachirisu either, despite the fact that I want one


Trickshot945

Cool, heracross raids for me.


jonathan_brill

So, very cool, everybody's excited. Yay! But I really couldn't get a good, complementary new mega to go with it? We couldn't get Blaziken or even Heracross or something? Feels like Mega is getting neglected.


Bansheesdie

I'm trying to get a level 50 100% of every Mega. I guess shame on me for thinking that would be possible.


Loud_sigh

I’m honestly just excited to get a heracross and the pink shellos (gotta catch em all) but knowing my luck they won’t be in raids in my region 😭 It would have been preferable to have them in the wild.


TbSaysNo

Anyone else think event 2 is kinda trash outside of raids?


Rhiyono

I think it’s trash even with raids


s4m_sp4de

Hey, here‘s your bonus: pay money to get access to the fun part of the game!


Loud-Sandwich

It’s funny I thought the opposite. I don’t care for shiny hunting so the 1st week is a bunch of stuff I already have. Would have been much better if they included tirtouga and archen(even if it was just in eggs and rare spawn).I’m excited for week 2 because I can finally get Heracross, the variants for basculin and shellos, I missed on elgyem last time he was out and I didn’t get much munna candy either. So for me week 2 sounds great!


raggedy10

For everyone saying it was Gastly in that image, am I missing where it is anywhere in this announcement?


dannymanny3

It's a huge bummer that we aren't seeing Tirtouga and/or Archen.


s4m_sp4de

Why not just Raid exclusive events? Everything good is locked behind raids. Those are trash events for f2p trainers. Next years ultra bonus will be „pay money to play the game, otherwise you can log in in September again“ Edit: don’t get me wrong, the shinies are great, I will also Raid for them. Cranidos and the other one are also not bad. But why not heracross and kangaskhan in quests and eggs and rare in the wild?!


Stogoe

You can earn coins for free in game, and get a free daily raid pass. Sure, you can't grind out a shiny entirely free to play without getting lucky, but that's always been true. F2P players need to adjust their expectations, as always. Nothing new there.


s4m_sp4de

Dude, we are talking about 5 raid exclusive, event exclusive shinies, which are not accessible outside of those events in a span of 4 weeks. Most likely 3 of the shinies have even lower rates. Also good IVs for two future megas can only be obtained via raids. This is another level than raids previously. Most time we have useless or not shiny available legendaries between two useful mons. Especially after mewtwo is here now, where a lot of f2p Trainer spend their hard owned coins on.


Brunoalex19955

The spawns for ultra unlock 2 are lowkey terrible lol


ellyse99

Agree


LucarioSpeedwagon

I agree. The Shellos/Basculin forms don't excite me personally. But a week or two where all I gotta focus on are the raids I want sounds okay.


Vitako91

At least we can dex both Shellos and Basculin forms


YKIhadtodoittoem

Maybe week 3 will be Aceus debut? Isn't there supposed to be an Arceus game coming out around the same time as the Gen 4 remasters? plus it sort of makes sense. The blog says "will these events continue to happen?" Didn't Arceus make Dialga, Palkia, and Giritina? Just a thought but that would be big. After all, it is the reward for completing all 24 challenges as a community


Bacteriophag

Ultra unlock gonna ultra unlock as usual, if it's not eggs with daily limit of acquiring then it's raid locked content which you cannot affect in any way other than hoping for RNG spawning that one boss instead of mega crap.


NegativeCreeq

Locking anything interesting to raids, how very Niantic.


affinitypaw

I'm just proud of this community for unlocking this. Good job to everyone for banding together and having this event come to fruition!


Syrcrys

Remember when Ultra Unlock was 4 regionals and/or 5 unowns? Yeah. This one's exciting isn't it.


vbittencourt

No tirtouga no archen? Unow U again? That's how you do a very bad very unwanted event. Shiny Dialga and Palkia they would release anyway. This is rubbish.


s4m_sp4de

Totally agree. Plus the two regionals locked behind raids too. Niantic just sees dollars and that is called our bonus event because we played hard enough.


VictoriaNiccals

I'm finally going to complete my Johto dex, plus get two other new (for me) regionals, plus Dialga/ Palkia candies. I could have used a different letter Unown since it was also in raids last year but that's OK. Colour me satisfied.


Aardkloot

Would have been a nice time for dialga and palkia to get their signature moves...


Mordicad

Is anyone else annoyed that we jusy used remote raid passes on these legendaries last weekend and now they will be available as a shiny? Had I known, I would have saved my passes..


TheRealHankWolfman

Well it was being heavily speculated, what with the whole "Time" and "Space" clues. Dialga is good anyway. You can never have too much Dialga candy and XL Candy in your life


yatub21

Call me easily pleased, but I’m happy we’re getting both forms of Shellos/Basculin. Neither are special enough to warrant their own event and I wasn’t planning on flying around the world so this is appreciated


137Brain137

I call kecleon release at the ???


sabin123__

Niantic: Oh, there is Mega Heracross and it is regional. It should be in raids 🤑🤑🤑🤑


AcanthocephalaOwn797

Is this event available for all countries?


AcanthocephalaOwn797

Is this event available for all countries?


PineappleStrapon

If I didn’t finish the challenges for ultra unlock 1, will I still get to do part 2?