The Summer Tour's Ultra Bonus has finally been revealed! The Legendary Birds and some Kanto-themed Raid Bosses are now live, with new 15-minute hatch time and 90-minute battle windows. Also as a part of this event is the temporary addition of Farfetch'd, Kangaskhan, Mr. Mime, Tangela, Porygon, and Tauros to the 7KM Eggpool.
Spawns of Kanto Pokémon have been increased, and the Shiny variants of Grimer and Geodude have been released. There have been no reports of Trainers hatching the Shiny Alolan variants of Grimer and Geodude, which indicates Niantic is saving them for another time. Hopefully they don't wait too long to add them, as 7KM Eggs need something exciting. SOURCE: Niantic, Community Reports
2. MEWTWO'S COMING!
The second part of the Ultra Bonus is Mewtwo entering regular Raids from September 20 to October 23. The Raids both start and end at 1:00 PM PDT, as usual. Prior to the Ultra Bonus' reveal it was highly-speculated that Shiny Mewtwo would be released, but Niantic has given no confirmation of this.
However, what they have given us confirmation of is a change to Mewtwo's movepool. Niantic revealed yesterday that Hyper Beam and Shadow Ball will become legacy moves once Mewtwo becomes a Raid Boss at 1:00 PM PDT on Thursday, September 20. If you need to TM some of your Mewtwo's moveset (especially to Shadow Ball), you still have some time to do so. It is unknown if or what moves will replace Shadow Ball and Hyper Beam. SOURCE: Niantic
3. POKESTOP SUBMISSIONS
The long-awaited PokéStop submission feature is finally here in Pokémon GO. Niantic is currently testing it in Brazil and South Korea for non-child, Level 40 accounts only. They said they have plans to expand the beta and make it available to more Trainers in the future. SOURCE: Niantic
4. WEEK IN KOREA
Pokémon GO Week in Korea is returning this year as a part of the Pokémon Festa event being put on by Pokémon Korea. More Pokémon will be spawning throughout South Korea from September 14 to September 26. Rare Pokémon, such as Trapinch and Feebas, will be spawning in Seoul from September 21 to September 23, and Tropius and Unown will be spawning at the Lotte World Mall. SOURCE: Niantic
5. LATEST ON LET'S GO
Since last week we've had a trailer released for Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee!. The trailer showcased Celedon City's Gym and arcade (which replaces the game corner).
The trailer also revealed Secret Techniques, which are the replacement of HMs for these games. The ones we know of so far are Chop Down (Cut), Sea Skim (Surf), and Sky Dash (Fly). These moves don't take up one of your move slots, and appear to be only usable by your partner Pikachu or Eevee.
Pikachu and Eevee will also have some new exclusive moves. Pikachu will have the Water-type Splishy Splash and is implied to have an Electric-type move that has yet to been named. Eevee has the Water-type Bouncy Bubble, the Fire-type Sizzly Slide, and the Electric-type Buzzy Buzz.
Your partner can also unleash special powers when an icon appears above the "Fight" button while in battle. If our partner is battling, they'll use the powerful Pika Papow or Veevee Volley. These moves gain in power as your friendship with our partner grows. If Eevee or Pikachu isn't in battle, they'll boost the stats of the Pokémon fighting. SOURCE: The Pokémon Company, Nintendo
6. EVENT REMINDERS
A quick reminder about two events. First, Regirock is leaving along with the Legendary Birds on September 20 at 1:00 PM PDT. Secondly, next Saturday is the Chikorita Community Day. We do not know Meganium's exclusive move yet, but that should be revealed sometime this week. SOURCE: Niantic
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