Sword and Shield Event Guide, All You Need To Know

The real conclusion too Pokémon GO The festival 2021 is just around the corner with the start of the Ultra Unlock Part 3: Sword and Shield Event. This final of three unlockable events was earned by players who completed every challenge during the massive GO Fest 2021 event. Two have come and gone with mixed results for the players. However, the latter is the real price. We’re focusing on Sword and Shield and the Galar region, and jumping a few generations further for some really special bonuses and new additions. But to get the most out of it all, you need to know what is going on and how to prepare. Here’s our Pokémon GO Ultra Unlock Part 3: Sword and Shield Event Guide for August 2021.

Ultra Unlock Part 3: Sword and Shield Event Guide

Let’s break down every aspect of the upcoming event and focus on the most important and most frequently asked questions. And of course, you can’t know how to prepare for the Pokémon GO Ultra Unlock Part 3 event without knowing when it’s time.

When does the Ultra Unlock Part 3 event start and end?

The Pokémon GO Ultra Unlock Part 3: Sword and Shield Event starts on Friday, August 20 at 10 a.m. in your local time zone. It lasts longer than many other festivals so you have a week and a half to enjoy all of the bonuses and features. It ends on Tuesday, August 31, at 8 p.m. local time.

What are the Ultra Unlock Part 3 Event Bonuses and Features?

What is going to happen these days? Quite a lot, so let’s do a quick rundown and then break down some of the more important information below.

  • New event on Timed Research
  • Event-exclusive field research
  • Avatar items in the in-game shop inspired by the new Galar region
  • Event gift stickers from PokéStops
  • New Pokémon from the Galar region spawn in the wild and in raids (see below)
  • New Pokémon hatch from 7 km eggs
    • Galarian meow (can be shiny)
    • Galarian Ponyta (can be shiny)
    • Galarian slowpoke
    • Galarian Farfetch’d (can be shiny)
    • Galarian zigzag (can be shiny)
    • Galarian darumaka
    • Galarian stunfisk (can be shiny)
  • New shiny Pokémon
    • Galarian meow and locker
    • Galarian Farfetch’d and Sirfetch’d
    • Galarian Weezing
    • Galarian stunfisk

Which Pokémon will appear in the wild during Ultra Unlock Part 3?

Here’s what you will find in the wild during the event. This includes many of the brand new Pokémon that were introduced from the Galar region.

  • Galarian darumaka
  • Trubbish (can be shiny)
  • Skwovet
  • Wolloo
  • Falinks

Which Pokémon are in raids during Ultra Unlock Part 3?

The raids during the Ultra Unlock Part 3: Sword and Shield event will be split into two different weeks. Check out the full raid lineup below.

Week 1 – From August 20th to 10am on August 26th

  • One star raids
    • Galarian Slowpoke (can be shiny)
    • Galarian Farfetch’d (can be shiny)
    • Unown U (can be shiny)
    • Galarian zigzag (can be shiny)
  • Three star raids
    • Galarian Weezin (can be shiny)
    • Lapras (can be shiny)
    • Falinks
  • Five star raids
  • Mega raids
    • Mega Beedrill (can be shiny)

Week 1 – From August 26th to 10am on September 1st

  • One star raids
    • Galarian meow (can be shiny)
    • Galarian Ponyta (can be shiny)
    • Unown U (can be shiny)
    • Galarian darumaka
  • Three star raids
    • Relaxo (can be shiny)
    • Galarian stunfisk (can be shiny)
    • Falinks
  • Five star raids
  • Mega raids
    • Mega Pidgeot (can be shiny)

Which Pokémon can shine during Ultra Unlock Part 3?

In addition to all of the above, there are some evolved shapes and other shiny new Pokémon to be added as part of the Ultra Unlock: Sword and Shield event. All of them are new here so you can try to catch them all.

  • Galarian meow
  • Persian
  • Galarian Farfetch’d
  • Sirfetch’d
  • Galarian Weezing
  • Galarian stunfisk

And that’s all you need to know in our complete Pokémon GO Ultra Unlock Part 3: Sword and Shield Event Guide. Please check back later for more detailed guidance on all of the events at the event.