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Pokémon Go Ultra Beast list, all current and upcoming Ultra Beasts

Every Ultra Beast in Pokémon Go.

Ultra Beasts were added to Pokémon Go during the global and in-person events during Go Fest 2022.

If you're not familiar with them, Ultra Beasts are extradimensional Pokémon that come from Ultra Space through Ultra Wormholes, and were first introduced during the main series of games in Sun and Moon. Just like in Sun and Moon, Nihilego was the first Ultra Beast to appear in Pokémon Go.

As Ultra Beasts were limited to Go Fest events at launch, they are some of the rarest Pokémon in the game, having only been available from limited-time raids and Special Research for Go Fest 2022 ticket-holders.

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Ultra Beast Pokémon released in Pokémon Go so far

The first Ultra Beast - Nihilego - was released as part of the global Go Fest 2022 event in June 2022.

Three others were then introduced as part of in-person Go Fest events in the following months - Pheromosa, Buzzwole and Xurkitree - as part of Special Research quests in Berlin, Seattle and Sapporo respectively. These then appeared as part of the global Go Fest finale event on Saturday, 27th August, 2022, just ahead of Season of Go finale.

From there, more continue to trickle through the wormholes - with Celesteela and Kartana in Southern and Northern Hemispheres respectively as part of the Season of Light.

Below, you'll find the full list of all released Ultra Beast Pokémon in Pokémon Go so far:

Ultra Beast Pokémon Codename Type Counters First Available
Nihilego
UB-01 Symbiont Rock
Poison
Groudon
Excadrill
Garchomp
Rhyperior
Landorus
Global Go Fest raids and A Radiant World Special Research - 5th June, 2022
Pheromosa
UB-02 Beauty Bug
Fighting
Moltres
Ho-Oh
Rayquaza
Lugia
Tornadus
Go Fest Berlin - 1st July 2022
Buzzwole
UB-02 Absorption Bug
Fighting
Moltres
Ho-Oh
Rayquaza
Lugia
Tornadus
Go Fest Seattle - 22nd July 2022
Xurkitree
UB-03 Lighting Electric Groudon
Excadrill
Garchomp
Rhyperior
Landorus
Go Fest Sapporo - 5th August 2022
Celesteela
Celesteela
UB-04 Blaster Steel / Flying Entei
Ho-Oh
Reshiram
Electivire
Raikou
Test Your Mettle - 13th September 2022
Kartana
Kartana
UB-04 Blade Grass / Steel Chandelure
Reshiram
Darmanitan
Moltres
Entei
Test Your Mettle - 13th September 2022
Guzzlord
UB-05 Glutton Dark
Ghost
Xurkitree
Zacian
Gardevoir
Togekiss
Tapu Koko
Tapu Bulu
Granbull
Tuesday, 8th November 2022

Upcoming Ultra Beast Pokémon in Pokémon Go

Only some Ultra Beasts have been announced for Pokémon Go so far, but there are officially 11 Ultra Beasts in total.

Here are the remaining Ultra Beasts yet to arrive in Pokémon Go:

Ultra Beast Pokémon Codename Type Counters
Poipole
UB Adhesive Poison Mewtwo
Unbound Hoopa
Confined Hoopa
Alakazam
Therian Landorus
Latios
Metagross
Naganadel
UB Stinger Poison
Dragon
Mewtwo
Unbound Hoopa
Confined Hoopa
Rayquaza
Salamence
Palkia
Dialga
Stakataka
UB Assembly Rock
Steel
Lucario
Conkeldurr
Pheromosa
Exadrill
Therian Landorus
Machamp
Blacephalon
UB Burst Fire
Ghost
Chandelure
Gengar
Rampardos
Hydreigon
Rhyperior
Confined Hoopa

This table doesn't include Necrozma, Cosmog and their various evolutions and forms, as although the Pokémon have a shared connection with the extradimensional travellers due to their Ultra Space abilities, they're not actually classed as Ultra Beasts themselves.


The Season of Rising Heroes is here! Currently, the A Mystic Hero event is running and you can complete the A Mystic Hero special research quest. A new Team Go Rocket quest - From The Shadows - has been released, along with a shake up of the Giovanni and Team Go Rocket Leaders lineups. As you continue your Pokémon Go adventure, make sure to battle in the new Go Battle League season. Don't forget to take a look at the Remote Raid Passes changes or, if you purchased it, work on the Masterwork Research: Wish Granted quest. Elsewhere, be sure to use Daily Adventure Incense for the chance of encountering Galarian Articuno, Galarian Zapdos and Galarian Moltres. This incense may also give you encounters with other rare Pokémon in Pokémon Go.


Everything else we know about Ultra Beasts in Pokémon Go

Although you can use any Poké Ball to catch Ultra Beasts in Pokémon Go, Beast Balls were added to the in-person Go Fest 2022 events. These new Poké Balls are designed specifically to help catch Ultra Beast Pokémon, and feature a very sci-fi design about them.

Beast Ball in Pokémon Go

Despite their unique appearance, in raids they essentially act the same as Premier Balls during the catch phase - with a limited number available based on your prowess during the battle.

Catching Pheromosa at Go Fest Berlin 2022 in Pokémon Go

Good luck adding Ultra Beasts to your Pokédex!

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