Over 36 Million Research Tasks Complete for Professor Willow's Global Challenge: Ultra Bonus Unlock Arriving Soon

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Ultra Bonus Incoming!

On August 14th, 2019, @PokemonGoApp announced that through Professor Willow's Global Challenge 2019, players all over the world and at the various GO Fests(Chicago, Dortmund, and Yokohama) have completed over 36 million research tasks!

Players were asked to complete 15 million global research tasks per team for the Chicago and Dortmund GO Fests this year, while Yokohama's goal was 25 million. The event attendees were also asked to complete 1 million tasks(Yokohama's goal was 2 million). 

Now begins the wait to see what Pokemon may be arriving as part of the Ultra Bonus Unlock for 2019.

Last year, players received the following bonuses starting September 13th, 2018:

  • Articuno, Zapdos, and Moltres available in Raids until September 20th
  • Gen 1 regionals(Farfetchd, Kangaskhan, Mr. Mime, and Tauros) available in 7km eggs until September 30th
  • Mewtwo available in Raids from September 20th to October 23rd

What to Expect in 2019

The announcement of the 36 million+ research tasks included some interesting phrasing. The "some new, some old" is quite ominous, but the "relatively unknown" part seems to imply that the ever-elusive Pokemon Unown may be arriving in a larger capacity. 

In addition, a follow-up tweet mentioned that players should "make a wish" that might come true for the unlock, a reference to Jirachi, the wish Pokemon. Jirachi was made available to all attendees of GO Fest for 2019. 

Stay tuned to GamePress for the up-to-date details on what the Ultra Bonus Unlock could be!

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David Teraoka is the news editor for GamePress News. He has been a contributor, manager, and editor for GamePress since 2017. Vinyl collector and lover of all games. From HI.