Complete Guide To Ultra Unlock: Enigma Week In Pokémon GO

Enigma Week, the second week of the three-week-long Ultra Unlock event in Pokémon GO, kicked off this Friday by introducing Deoxys back into raids with its Shiny forms available as well as rolling out Elgyem into the wild. In addition to this, a series of bonuses, special Eggs, and Field Research has been introduced into the game. Read on for a full breakdown of Enigma Week.

Ultra Unlock Enigma Week in Pokémon GO. Credit: Niantic
Ultra Unlock Enigma Week in Pokémon GO. Credit: Niantic

Research

"Where is the Special Research quest?" is the most commonly asked question on social media about this event, but Niantic only announced that Dragon Week would have this. Enigma Week and next Friday's Unova Week are not set to have Special Research.

Enigma Week Field Research

There are three event-themed tasks that can be found at Pokéstops.

  • Catch 3 Psychic-type Pokémon: 1 Rare Candy
  • Make 3 Curveball Throws: Baltoy with a Shiny chance
  • Win a Raid: Staryu with a Shiny chance

All three of these tasks are great, with chances of receiving a Shiny Staryu or Baltoy with an IV floor of 10/10/10… and Rare Candy is always great, especially with the current variety of Raid Bosses in August. Pokémon GO trainers will have a lot of powering up to do, so get out where and rake in that Candy.

Shiny Baltoy for Ultra Unlock Enigma Week in Pokémon GO. Credit: Niantic
Shiny Baltoy for Ultra Unlock Enigma Week in Pokémon GO. Credit: Niantic

Spawns

A mixture of Psychic-type, Fairy-type, and… well, honestly, New Agey Pokémon:

  • Baltoy with a Shiny chance
  • Beldum with a Shiny chance
  • Bronzor with a highly boosted Shiny chance
  • Elgyem
  • Clefairy with a Shiny chance
  • Jigglypuff with a Shiny chance
  • Lunatone with a Shiny chance
  • Solrock with a Shiny chance
  • Staryu with a Shiny chance

Eggs

The Enigma Week eggs are the 7KM eggs only available through Gifts, and currently include:

  • Beldum with a Shiny chance
  • Cleffa with a boosted Shiny chance
  • Elgyem
  • Igglybuff with a boosted Shiny chance
  • Lunatone with a Shiny chance
  • Solrock with a Shiny chance
  • Staryu with a Shiny chance

Enigma Week Raids

Deoxys dominates Tier Five raids while Unown makes its long-awaited Raid debut. We covered this in full in our Deoxys Raid Guide, and Raid Rotation reports, so catch the breakdown there to maximize on Enigma Week and prepare for the next phases of Ultra Unlock in Pokémon GO.

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