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How to Catch Falinks in Pokemon GO

Several Galarian Pokemon, including Falinks, have been transported into Pokemon GO as part of the third Ultra Unlock.
Several Galarian Pokemon, including Falinks, have been transported into Pokemon GO as part of the third Ultra Unlock. / Niantic Labs

Several Galarian Pokemon, including Falinks, have been transported into Pokemon GO as part of the third Ultra Unlock.

Niantic Labs announced that trainers will finally have the chance to encounter the royal wolves Zacian and Zamazenta as part of the Ultra Unlock reward from the Pokemon GO Fest this year. That's not all—a handful of other Galarian Pokemon have snuck their way into local neighborhoods, as well, thanks to the mischievous new Pokemon, Hoopa. Among these are fan-favorite Wooloo, Dubwool, shiny variants of Galarian Meowth and Sirfetch'd, and Falinks.

How to Catch Falinks in Pokemon GO

There are a few ways trainers can encounter Falinks in Pokemon GO. According to the Ultra Unlock Part 3 post on the game's news blog, Falinks could be a rarer encounter compared to the rest—so don't be too disappointed if it isn't spawning as often.

From 10 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 20, to Tuesday, Aug. 31 at 8 p.m. local time, trainers will be able to encounter Falinks in the wild as they explore their neighborhood. It will be included as a reward for completing event-themed Field Research tasks alongside Skwovet and Wooloo. Additionally, it will also appear as a three-star Raid boss from Aug. 20 to 10 a.m. on Sept. 1, local time.

Falinks' appearance will not include a shiny chance.

"Falinks" is a phonetic reference to the word "phalanx," a tight, rectangular military formation often seen in ancient Greece and Rome. Fittingly enough, this creature is also known as the "Formation" Pokemon.

Falinks is a fighting-type and is made up of six individual creatures—similar to Exeggcute—with five troopers and one leader referred to as "the brass" in its PokeDex entry. Its PokeDex number is 870.