Unova Week research task rewards explained in Pokémon Go

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 taken place, making Unova Week the last. During this week, you’ll be able to enjoy a variety of activities, from catching new Pokémon to completing research tasks.

These tasks can be found by spinning PokéStops, along with the current list of monthly research tasks, which are currently available. If you’re looking for a specific task, you may need to visit several PokéStops!

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Unova Week research task rewards in Pokémon Go

Below you will find the Unova Week research tasks and their rewards, which are available from Friday, August 14 to Friday, August 21, beginning and ending at the following times:

  • 9 pm (Pacific Time)
  • 10:00 p.m. (Central European Time)
  • 4pn (EDT)
  • 1:00 p.m. (Pacific Time)

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

Unova Week Research Task List:

  • Earn a raid reward – Roggenrola
  • Use 5 Berries to help capture the Pokémon reward: Purrloin, Lillipup, Pidove, Patrat or Drilbur.

Thanks to SilphScience from reddit for the help with this information!

Unova Week is part of the Ultra Unlock bonuses unlocked by Go Fest 2020 attendees and is the final celebration of Go Fest 2020.

The Season of Adventure Abundance is here! You can also work on the Timed Investigation: Master Ball mission and compete in Go Battle League. Be sure to compete in Shadow Raids, complete routes, use Daily Adventure Incense for a chance to encounter Galarian Articuno, Galarian Zapdos, and Galarian Moltres. This incense can 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 advantage of Unova Week, apart from the research tasks, is that it sees the release of seven new Gen 5 Pokémon in Pokémon Go.

These Pokémon are:

  • sew
  • Swadloon
  • Leavanny
  • cotton
  • capricious
  • Emolga
  • bouffalante

Sewaddle, Cottonee and Emolga make their Pokémon Go debut in Unova Week!

While Sewaddle and Cottonee, along with other Pokémon from the Unova region, will appear in 7 km eggs, Bouffalant will become the last 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 opportunity to hatch it from any 5km eggs collected at PokéStops in this area.

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

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

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

Good luck catching all the new Pokémon in Unova Week!

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