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Pokemon Go Portals: What Are The Strange Rings In The Sky?

Playing Pokémon GO and wondering what these gold rings or portals on the sky mean and what do they do? Find out here.

If you’ve been playing Pokémon GO Ultra Unlock part 3 event, you may have seen the odd golden rings floating around in the sky. So, find out what these Portals in Pokemon GO are and what can you do with them.

What do these Gold Hoopa Rings or Portals in the Sky do in Pokemon Go?

These rings and portals do nothing as such. That is, they aren’t interactable as of now. They are made by Hoopa which is a psychic/ghost Mythical Pokémon introduced in generation 6. Hoopa has the ability to pass items through its hoop. It also has an alternate form Hoopa Unbound which is a psychic/dark type. Hoopa Unbound can summon Legendary Pokémon. These rings in the sky might be an indication that Niantic is going to introduce new Pokémon in the game, and Hoopa might be the one bringing them.

Why are these Strange Hoopa Rings appearing in the Sky?

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If you’ve been playing Pokémon GO recently you must be aware of the Pokémon GO: Ultra Unlock event which has been going on for a while now. So these rings appearing out of nowhere are related to the Ultra Unlock part 3. These rings will also most likely only be available till the part 3 event is on. Oh, and if you’re wondering when the event ends, it ends on 31st August 2021.

What is Ultra Unlock Part 3 and what Pokémon can you encounter?

The Ultra Unlock part 3 is an event in Pokémon Go that brings the legendries from the Galar region Zacian and Zamazenta. Aside from the legendries it also brings the following Pokémon Wooloo, Trubish, Falinks, Skwovet, and Gallarian Darumaka.

Wooloo and Skwovet appear more often, followed by Galarian Darumaka and Trubish. And if you are very fortunate then you might even encounter Falinks!

As for the Pokémon which can be hatched from the 7km eggs, you can encounter Galarian Ponyta, Galarian Farfetch’d, Galarian Meowth, Galarian Zigzagoon, Galarian Stunfisk, Galarian Darumaka, and Galarian Slowpoke. This list would be incomplete without the shiny Pokémon. The shiny Pokémon you could encounter are Shiny Galarian Weezing, Shiny Galarian Meowth, Shiny Galarian Stunfisk, or Shiny Galarian Farfetch’d!

Now that you know all about these rings/portals and are caught up about the Ultra Unlock part 3 check out our other guide on which Slowpoke Form is Better in Pokemon Go: Slowbro Or Slowking?