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Article by Brian Tien

A little late to talk about it on our end, but the Hisuian Discoveries event is almost here! This event focuses on the mysterious region of Hisui and the Pokemon that once inhabited this long-forgotten land. We've got new Pokemon and several bonuses to cover, so let's take a look at what Hisui has to offer!

Hisuian Discoveries

What Is Hisui?

Anyone who's played Pokemon Go (or Pokemon in general) is familiar with the concept of regions and generations. However, Hisui is something that's a bit of a grey-area when it comes to both. Despite the fact that we've already had Hisuian Formes released previously, here's a very quick run-down of what exactly this unique region is:

To put it simply, Hisui is the ancestral name of the Sinnoh region, the name of the land long before it was fully settled by more modern people. First introduced in Pokemon Legends: Arceus, This region was home to many Pokemon, including sub-species and evolutions lost to time for reasons not-yet explained.  For these reasons, Hisui is a bit of a unique case when it comes to the qualifiers of Region and Generation; as it's technically Sinnoh, which is noted for being the region of Generation 4, but it's also a part of Generation 8 due to when the game that introduced it was released.

With the super-abridged history lesson out of the way, let's see what this event brings.

Event Start Event End
July 27, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. local time August 2, 2022, at 8:00 p.m. local time
  • New Hisuian Formes and their evolutions will be available for the first time
  • A special Raid Day featuring Hisuian Braviary will be available on July 31 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
    • 5 Free Raid Passes will be available by spinning gyms
    • Increased odds of XL Candy from in-person raids
    • +50% XP from winning raids
  • Friend levels will increase faster via normal interactions
  • Players will be able to store up to 30 gifts and open up to 45 gifts for the duration of the event
  • The Hisuian Cup will be available; a Great League cup that only allows Pokemon from the Hisui region, and/or Pokemon with a Dex number from 378 to 493.
  • A Collection Challenge will be available
  • Panpour, a region-locked Pokemon, will be available globally for the duration of this event
  • A special selection of Pokemon will be available in the wild
  • A special selection of Pokemon will be available, including Unown S
  • A special sleection of Pokemon will be hatching from 7km Eggs
  • A special selection of Pokemon will be available via Field Research

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Trainers,

Seek out all Pokémon.

We can’t explain it, but somehow, more Pokémon originally discovered in the Hisui region are set to debut in Pokémon GO!

And even more surprises may be in store. Perhaps working together during Pokémon GO Fest: Seattle is the key to unlocking something?

UPDATE: Trainers, your fighting spirit has rippled through time and space! Through your determination and grit, you’ve awakened Ultra Unlock bonuses. Tons of treats and a Pokémon debut await during Ultra Unlock: Hisuian Discoveries and Ultra Unlock: Hisuian Discoveries Raid Day!

Hisuian Discoveries

Wednesday, July 27, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. to Tuesday, August 2, 2022, at 8:00 p.m. local time

Pokémon debuts

Hisuian Growlithe, Hisuian Qwilfish, and Hisuian Sneasel will make their Pokémon GO debuts!

Hisuian Growlithe

Hisuian Growlithe

Hisuian Qwilfish

Hisuian Qwilfish

Hisuian Sneasel

Hisuian Sneasel

Ultra Unlock: Hisuian Discoveries Raid Day

Sunday, July 31, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. local time

Ultra Unlock: Hisuian Discoveries Raid Day event bonuses

XP - Black

Increased chance to receive Rare Candy XL from in-person Raid Battles.

XP - Black

Receive up to five free Raid Passes from spinning Gym Photo Discs during the event and up to two hours afterward.

Egg Hatch Bonus

50% more XP for winning Raid Battles.

Ultra Unlock: Hisuian Discoveries Raid Day Pokémon debuts

Hisuian Braviary makes its Pokémon GO debut in raids!

Hisuian Braviary

Hisuian Braviary

You’ll have an increased chance of encountering Shiny Hisuian Braviary.

Ultra Unlock: Hisuian Discoveries event bonuses

Candy XL Bonus - Black

Friendship levels will increase faster than normal through opening Gifts, trading Pokémon, or battling together in raids, Gyms, or Trainer Battles.

XP - Black

During the event, Trainers can open up to 45 Gifts and send up to 150 Gifts each day.

Raid Pass - Black

Trainers can store up to 30 Gifts until the end of the event.

Ultra Unlock bonus: Unown S appears!

Unown S will be appearing in raids!

Unown S*

Unown S

If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny one!

Ultra Unlock bonus: Panpour will appear globally!

Panpour, the Spray Pokémon, will be appearing globally in raids and in the wild!

Panpour

Panpour

If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny one!

Wild encounters

The following Pokémon will appear more frequently in the wild.

Zubat

Zubat

Ponyta

Ponyta

Onix

Onix

Hisuian Voltorb

Hisuian Voltorb

Tangela

Tangela

Eevee

Eevee

Porygon

Porygon

Aipom

Aipom

Hisuian Qwilfish

Hisuian Qwilfish

Wurmple

Wurmple

Kricketot

Kricketot

Buizel

Buizel

Drifloon

Drifloon

Bronzor

Bronzor

Croagunk

Croagunk

If you’re lucky, you might encounter the following.

Electabuzz

Electabuzz

Magmar

Magmar

Octillery

Octillery

Gible

Gible

If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny one!

Raids

The following Pokémon will be appearing in raids.

one-star eggOne-Star Raids

Sneasel

Sneasel

Roselia

Roselia

Shinx

Shinx

Unown S

Unown S

Three-Star Raids

Chansey

Chansey

Togetic

Togetic

Kirlia

Kirlia

Whiscash

Whiscash

If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny one!

Eggs

The following Pokémon will hatch from 7 km Eggs.

Hisuian Growlithe

Hisuian Growlithe

Hisui Voltorb

Hisuian Voltorb

Hisuian Qwilfish

Hisuian Qwilfish

Hisuian Sneasel

Hisuian Sneasel

If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny one!

Field Research task encounters

The following Pokémon will be available to encounter when you complete Field Research tasks.

Clefairy

Clefairy

Paras

Paras

Psyduck

Psyduck

Magnemite

Magnemite

Cyndaquil

Cyndaquil

Sneasel

Sneasel

Remoraid

Remoraid

Mantine

Mantine

Shinx

Shinx

Plant Cloak Burmy

Plant Cloak Burmy

Sand Cloak Burmy

Sand Cloak Burmy

Trash Cloak Burmy

Trash Cloak Burmy

Oshawott

Oshawott

Petilil

Petilil

Rowlet

Rowlet

If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny one!

Collection Challenges

Event-themed Collection Challenges are coming soon!

Complete them to receive rewards of XP, Stardust, and an Incubator.

Hisui Cup

Celebrate Hisui by battling in the GO Battle League using Pokémon from the Hisui region!

  • Pokémon must be at or below 1,500 CP to enter.
  • Only Pokémon first discovered in the Hisui region or Pokémon with a Pokédex number from #387 to #493 will be allowed.

Avatar items and stickers

Avatar items inspired by the Pokémon Legends: Arceus main characters’ outfits will be available again in the in-game shop! A Hisui-inspired adventure isn’t complete without a wardrobe upgrade.

You’ll be able to get event-themed stickers by spinning PokéStops, opening Gifts, and purchasing them from the in-game shop.

Please be aware of your surroundings and follow guidelines from local health authorities when playing Pokémon GO. Upcoming events are subject to change. Be sure to follow us on social media, opt in to receiving push notifications, and subscribe to our emails to stay updated.

—The Pokémon GO team

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