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Zamazenta Pokemon GO: Niantic Labs Adds New Galar Pokemon

Zamazenta from Pokemon: Sword and Shield makes it's debut!
Zamazenta from Pokemon: Sword and Shield makes it's debut!

Zamazenta in Pokemon GO makes its debut after Niantic Labs revealed the final part of the game’s Ultra Unlock Event, featuring Pokemon from Sword and Shield. 

A YouTube video detailing this announcement was uploaded onto the official Pokemon GO channel early Tuesday morning showcasing the third and final part of the game’s Ultra Unlock event, themed around the addition of several Pokemon from the Galar Region. In addition to the debut of Pokemon such as Falinks and Wooloo, both Zamazenta and its fairy-typed counterpart Zacian are the main course in this Sword and Shield-themed event, with Zamazenta receiving the spotlight during the second week, set to begin on Aug. 26 and lasting until Sept. 1.

Zamazenta Pokemon GO: Niantic Labs Adds New Galar Pokemon

Both Zamazenta and Zacian’s first appearances were in Pokemon Sword and Shield on the Nintendo Switch, with Zamazenta being legendary for its respective Shield version. Their appearance in Pokemon GO will be a first, which has fans excited.

According to the official Pokemon GO blog, Zamazenta will take part in five-star raids following the beginning of Week 2, taking the appearance of its “Hero of Many Battles” form. The legendary shield will also be featured in a Raid Hour event on Monday, Aug. 30 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., in accordance with the player’s local time. 

The event will also feature increased encounter rates for both new and existing Galar Pokemon in the game, so players can expect to find them pretty easily. For trainer avatars, players will be receiving the “Gym Challenger” jersey from Sword and Shield for free, with Dragon and Dark-type variants available for purchase in the game’s shop when the event begins. 

Part 3 of the Ultra Unlock Event will begin on Aug .20 at 10 a.m. and will last through Aug. 31 at 8 p.m., local time.