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The last of this year’s Pokémon GO Fests has just wrapped up in Yokohama, Japan and between it and the previous two Fests this year Trainers have been on their feet and beating the heat to take on special Research Tasks (and grab a Shiny or two). Every last challenge was handled, bringing on Raid days for Raikou, Entei, and (this Saturday) Suicune, as well as other bonuses and rewards. That would mark the end of this mobile game summer vacation, but there’s one last Ultra Bonus to claim.

While full details can’t be shared yet, the latest blog post for Pokémon GO outlined when these bonuses will be live and what we can expect on a general basis. The first two weeks — that of September 2nd — promises love for Johto Pokémon both in general and in Raids, as well as some Pokémon never before seen in Eggs. The following week, September 9th, will bring on Pokémon normally only available in certain parts of the planet, along with Raids featuring a Mythical Pokémon. It’s week three, however, that’s got us really excited.

Nothing has been stated for certain, but go ahead and read the description for the week starting September 16th yourself:

Unusual Pokémon will be appearing in the wild during this week. Noteworthy opponents are coming to raids, too. Over the course of the event, you may also be able to add some Pokémon to your Kanto Pokédex that previously eluded you in your part of the world. Venture out to take on challenges and make discoveries. As always, happy exploring, Trainers!

Check the bolded letters at the start of each sentence: U-N-O-V-A. That little tease, along with the Gen V starters appearing in GO’s third anniversary art, makes it highly likely we’ll be seeing Pokémon from Black & White out in the world real soon.

Be ready for nearly a whole month of events and rewards, Trainers — and good luck with catchin’ ‘em all!


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Written by Ricky Berg

When he isn’t writing for Nintendo Wire, Ricky’s anticipating the next Kirby, Fire Emblem, or if the stars ever align, Mother 3 to be released. Till then he’ll have the warm comfort of Super Smash Bros. to keep him going.