All Ultra Beasts in Pokemon Go & how to catch them

Ezequiel Leis
Ultra Beasts and ultra wormhole in Pokemon Go

Ultra Beasts are considered as powerful as Legendary Pokemon, so here’s everything you need to know about them, including the full list of available Ultra Beasts in Pokemon Go and how to catch them.

Ultra Beasts, commonly abbreviated as UBs, are powerful extradimensional Pokemon originally introduced in Pokemon Sun and Moon. In Pokemon Go, they usually headline tough Raids, just like Legendary Pokemon, and are considered just as powerful.

So, here’s the full list of Ultra Beasts available in Pokemon Go, as well as how to catch them.


All Ultra Beasts in Pokemon Go

Here is the full list of Ultra Beasts that arrived in Pokemon Go:

Ultra BeastImageRelease dateCan it be shiny?
NihilegoNihilego in Pokemon GoJune 2022Yes
BuzzwoleBuzzwole sprite in Pokemon GoJuly 2022No
PheromosaPheromosa sprite in Pokemon GoJuly 2022No
XurkitreeXurkitree sprite in Pokemon GoAugust 2022No
CelesteelaCelesteela in Pokemon GoSeptember 2022Yes
KartanaKartana in Pokemon GoSeptember 2022Yes
GuzzlordGuzzlord sprite in Pokemon GoNovember 2022Yes
PoipolePoipole sprite in Pokemon GoMarch 2024No

Poipole debuted in Pokemon Go during the World of Wonders season, and players can expect Naganadel, Blacephalon, and Stakataka to follow suit. We’ll update this table once they officially debut in the mobile game.

How to get Ultra Beasts in Pokemon Go

You can get Ultra Beasts in Pokemon Go by beating them in 5-Star Raids and catching them afterward. These are some of the toughest Raids in the game, and they require groups of 3 to 5 high-level trainers to be completed.

Catch rates for Ultra Beasts are very low, so it’s recommended players use Golden Razz berries and make Excellent Throws to maximize their chances. Shiny Pokemon from Raids are a guaranteed catch, so you should use Pinap or Silver Pinap Berries to get more Candy.

On the other hand, Poipole is the exception to the rule, and trainers can get it through a new seasonal Special Research.

Pokemon Go Season of Light promo image with Ultra Beasts
Most Ultra Beasts debuted in Pokemon Go in 2022, during the Season of Light.

Ultra Beasts available in April 2024 in Pokemon Go

In April 2024, players can face Celesteela and Kartana in 5-Star Raids and get Poipole from the World of Wonders Special Research if they haven’t already.

While players also expect Naganadel, Blacephalon, and Stakataka to be available, Niantic haven’t revealed any details yet. Make sure to check out our Raid schedule to be up to date with their debuts.

And there you have it! That’s everything you need to know about UBs in Pokemon Go. For more on the popular franchise, make sure to check other guides:

How to beat Pokemon Go Mega Charizard X Raid | How to get Pawniard in Pokemon GoHow to get Charcadet in Pokemon Go | How to get Zarude in Pokemon Go | Pokemon Go Spotlight Hour schedule | How to beat Giovanni in Pokemon Go

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About The Author

Ezequiel is a Games Writer at CharlieIntel. With a great knowledge of gaming, he's focused mostly on Pokemon, Fortnite, and HoYoverse titles such as Genshin Impact and Honkai Impact. With a journalism degree, Ezequiel has worked on La Cosa and Infobae, two of the most prestigious outlets in Latin America. He joined CharlieIntel in 2023. You can reach Ezequiel at [email protected]