Unown is a Psychic-type Pokémon from the Johto region. It does not evolve into or from any other Pokémon. Unown is the rarest Pokémon in the game.

Pokédex description

Symbol Pokémon
This Pokémon is shaped like ancient writing. It is a mystery as to which came first, the ancient writings or the various Unown. Research into this topic is ongoing but nothing is known.
- Unown's cry

Possible attacks

Fast attacks

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15 (10)

Charged attacks

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35 (16)

Evolution family

Unown is part of a one-member family.

98.
Unown
#201 Unown

Forms

There are a total of 28 unique forms of Unown in the game.

Unown A
A
Unown B
B
Unown C
C
Unown D
D
Unown E
E
Unown F
F
Unown G
G
Unown H
H
Unown I
I
Unown J
J
Unown K
K
Unown L
L
Unown M
M
Unown N
N
Unown O
O
Unown P
P
Unown Q
Q
Unown R
R
Unown S
S
Unown T
T
Unown U
U
Unown V
V
Unown W
W
Unown X
X
Unown Y
Y
Unown Z
Z
Unown !
!
Unown ?
?

Unown A
A
Unown B
B
Unown C
C
Unown D
D
Unown E
E
Unown F
F
Unown G
G
Unown H
H
Unown I
I
Unown J
J
Unown K
K
Unown L
L
Unown M
M
Unown N
N
Unown O
O
Unown P
P
Unown Q
Q
Unown R
R
Unown S
S
Unown T
T
Unown U
U
Unown V
V
Unown W
W
Unown X
X
Unown Y
Y
Unown Z
Z
Unown !
!
Unown ?
?

Availability

Method Maximum CP Details
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Wild
1,015
1,100

(weather boosted)
In wild since 2017 Feb 16

Increased spawns in:
Pokémon GO Fest 2020: Jul 25 - 26

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Eggs
677

Increased chance/Previously in:
10-km - Johto Journey: 2019 Sep 2 - 9

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Raid Battles
677
846

(weather boosted)
Tier 2 CP 6,595

See: List of Raid Bosses changes/2020 → August 7th


Global Unown events

These following events featured Unown globally giving Trainers all around the world a chance to capture this extremely rare Pokémon.

Event and date Forms Spelled word(s)
Johto Journey
(from 10-km Eggs only)
September 2nd - 9th, 2019
Unown AUnown LUnown RUnown UUnown T Ultra
Pokémon GO Fest 2020
(for ticket-holders only)
July 25th - 26th, 2020
Unown GUnown O GO
Enigma Week
(from 2nd Tier Raids only)
August 7th - 14th, 2020
Unown AUnown LUnown RUnown UUnown T Ultra
GO Fest 2020 makeup event
(for ticket-holders only)
August 16th, 2020
Unown GUnown O GO

Regional Unown events

In general, Unown is extremely rare all around the world, but there are certain regional events, such as Pokémon GO Safari Zone, during which spawnrate of certain Unown forms were higher. These more often spawning forms of Unown spell a word related to the event. This happened already during following events:

Event, location and date Forms Spelled word(s)
Pokémon GO Fest 2017
Grant Park, Chicago, United States
July 22nd, 2017
Unown AUnown CUnown GUnown HUnown IUnown O Chicago
Safari Zone in Europe: Unusual Sightings
Various selected European cities
August 4th - August 21st, 2017
Unown EUnown OUnown PUnown RUnown U Europe
Pokémon GO Park
Yokohama, Japan
August 9th - August 15th, 2017
Unown AUnown HUnown KUnown MUnown OUnown Y Yokohama
Pokémon World Championships 2017
Anaheim, California, USA
August 18th - August 20th, 2017
Unown DUnown LUnown OUnown RUnown SUnown W Worlds
Safari Zone in Europe: Germany, France and Spain
September 16th, 2017
Unown AUnown FUnown IUnown RUnown S Safari
Safari Zone in Europe: Denmark and Czech Republic
October 7th, 2017
Safari Zone in Europe: Sweden and The Netherlands
October 14th, 2017
TwitchCon in Long Beach, California, USA [2]
October 20th - October 22nd, 2017
Unown CUnown HUnown IUnown TUnown W Twitch
Pokémon GO Week in Korea 2017
November 10th - November 12th, 2017
Unown EUnown LUnown OUnown SUnown U Seoul
Safari Zone in Tottori
November 24th - November 26th, 2017
Unown AUnown FUnown IUnown RUnown S Safari
RTX Convention in Sydney, Australia [3]
February 3rd, 2018
Unown RUnown TUnown X RTX
Safari Zone in Chiayi
February 26th - March 3rd, 2018
Unown AUnown CUnown FUnown G
Unown HUnown IUnown XUnown Y
Chiayi Gong Xi Fa Cai
SXSW in Austin, Texas, USA [4]
March 8th - March 15th, 2018
Unown SUnown WUnown X SXSW
Game Developer Conference at the Moscone Center in San Francisco [5]
March 21st - April 1st, 2018
Unown CUnown DUnown G GDC
Armageddon Expo in Wellington, New Zealand [6]
March 30th - April 1st, 2018
Unown AUnown DUnown EUnown G
Unown MUnown NUnown OUnown R
Armageddon
Comic Con in Utrecht, the Netherlands [7]
March 31st - April 2nd, 2018
Unown CUnown IUnown MUnown NUnown O Comic Con
PAX East event in Boston, Massachusetts, USA [8]
April 6th - April 8th, 2018
Unown AUnown PUnown X PAX
London, UK [9]
April 7th and April 14th, 2018
Unown DUnown LUnown NUnown O London
Rio2C event in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil [10]
April 7th - April 8th, 2018
Unown CUnown IUnown OUnown RUnown T Rio2C
E3 in Los Angeles, USA [11]
June 12th - June 14th, 2018
Unown EUnown GUnown LUnown O
Unown SUnown TUnown !
Let's GO!
Latin America mini-event in Argentina [12]
June 16th - June 17th, 2018
Unown AUnown GUnown MUnown O
Unown RUnown SUnown V
Vamos Arg
Latin America mini-event in Brazil [12]
June 16th - June 17th, 2018
Unown AUnown BUnown MUnown O
Unown RUnown SUnown V
Vamos Bra
Latin America mini-event in Peru [12]
June 16th - June 17th, 2018
Unown AUnown EUnown MUnown O
Unown PUnown SUnown RUnown V
Vamos Per
Latin America mini-event in Uruguay [13]
June 17th - June 18th, 2018
Unown AUnown MUnown OUnown R
Unown SUnown UUnown VUnown Y
Vamos Ury
Latin America mini-event in Mexico [14]
June 17th - June 18th, 2018
Unown AUnown EUnown MUnown O
Unown SUnown VUnown X
Vamos Mex
Latin America mini-event in Costa Rica [15][16]
June 17th - June 20th, 2018
Unown AUnown CUnown IUnown M
Unown OUnown RUnown SUnown V
Vamos Co Ri
Latin America mini-event in Panama
June 17th - June 18th, 2018
Unown AUnown MUnown NUnown O
Unown PUnown SUnown V
Vamos Pan
Latin America mini-event in Colombia
June 17th - June 18th, 2018
Unown AUnown CUnown LUnown M
Unown OUnown SUnown V
Vamos Col
Safari Zone in Dortmund
June 30th - July 1st, 2018
Unown DUnown MUnown NUnown O
Unown RUnown TUnown U
Dortmund
Japan Expo in Paris, France[17]
July 5th - July 8th, 2018
Unown AUnown EUnown JUnown N
Unown OUnown PUnown X
Japan Expo
Pokémon GO Fest 2018 [18]
July 14th - July 15th, 2018
Unown BUnown CUnown EUnown IUnown LUnown ? Celebi?
Comic Con in San Diego, USA [19]
July 19th - July 23rd, 2018
Unown CUnown DUnown IUnown M
Unown NUnown OUnown S
SD Comic Con
Pokémon GO Special Weekend Japan
July 26th
Unown BUnown S S B (Softbank)
Pokémon GO Special Weekend Japan
July 27th
Unown JUnown T T J (Toho, Tully's & Joyfull)
Pokémon GO Special Weekend Japan
July 28th
Unown DUnown M M C (McDonald's)
Pokémon GO Special Weekend Japan
July 29th
Unown AUnown E A E (Aeon)
Pokémon GO Special Weekend Korea
July 29th
Unown LUnown SUnown T SLT
Gamescom in Cologne, Germany [20][21]
August 21st - August 25th, 2018
Unown AUnown CUnown EUnown G
Unown MUnown OUnown S
Gamescom
Pokémon World Championships 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee, USA [22]
August 24th - August 26th, 2018
Unown AUnown EUnown HUnown I
Unown LUnown NUnown SUnown V
Nashville
Safari Zone in Yokosuka
August 29th - September 2nd, 2018
Unown AUnown GUnown KUnown O
Unown SUnown UUnown YUnown !
Yokosuka Go!
PAX West event in Seattle, Washington, USA [23]
August 30th - September 3rd, 2018
Unown AUnown PUnown X PAX
Dragon Con in Atlanta, Georgia, USA [24]
August 30th - September 3rd, 2018
Unown AUnown CUnown DUnown G
Unown NUnown OUnown R
Dragon Con
Comic Con Africa in Johannesburg, South Africa [25]
September 14th - September 16th, 2018
Unown AUnown CUnown FUnown IUnown R Africa
Pokémon GO Week in Korea 2018
September 21st - September 23rd, 2018
Unown CUnown EUnown HUnown K
Unown OUnown SUnown U
Chuseok
New York Comic Con in New York, USA [26]
October 4th - October 7th, 2018
Unown CUnown IUnown MUnown NUnown OUnown Y NY Comic Con
Milan Games Week in Milan, Italy [27]
October 5th - October 7th, 2018
Unown GUnown MUnown W MGW
MAG convention in Erfurt, Germany [28]
October 5th - October 7th, 2018
Unown AUnown GUnown MUnown ! MAG!
PAX West event in Melbourne, Australia [29]
October 26th - October 28th, 2018
Unown AUnown PUnown X PAX
MCM London Comic Con in London, UK [30]
October 26th - October 28th, 2018
Unown CUnown DUnown LUnown MUnown NUnown O MCM London
Paris Games Week in Paris, France [31]
October 26th - October 30th, 2018
Unown GUnown PUnown W PGW
Lucca Comics & Games Con in Lucca, Italy [32]
October 31st - November 4th, 2018
Unown CUnown GUnown L LCG
Safari Zone in Tainan
November 1st - November 5th, 2018
Unown AUnown EUnown IUnown N
Unown OUnown TUnown Z
Tainan Zone
Safari Zone in Porto Alegre
January 25th - January 27th, 2019
Unown AUnown EUnown GUnown L
Unown OUnown PUnown RUnown T
Porto Alegre
Game Developer Conference in San Francisco, California, USA [33]
March 18th - March 22nd, 2019
Unown CUnown DUnown G GDC
Safari Zone in Sentosa
April 18th - April 22nd, 2019
Unown AUnown EUnown NUnown O
Unown SUnown TUnown !
Sentosa!
Pokémon GO Week in Korea 2019
May 4th - May 6th, 2019
Unown EUnown LUnown OUnown SUnown U Seoul
Pokémon GO Fest 2019
Chicago: June 13th - June 16th, 2019
Dortmund: July 4th - July 7th, 2019
Yokohama: August 6th - August 12th, 2019
Unown AUnown EUnown KUnown P
Unown UUnown WUnown !
Wake Up!
Safari Zone in Montreal
September 20th - September 22nd, 2019
Unown BUnown CUnown EUnown QUnown U Quebec
Safari Zone in New Taipei City
October 3rd - October 6th, 2019
Unown AUnown CUnown FUnown IUnown N
Unown PUnown SUnown RUnown T
NTPC Safari

Gallery

Form switches sprites

Sprites for form switches in the Pokédex.

Trivia

  • Considerably, Unown is the most highly prized possession in the game making it a huge stepping stone for players. It is because Unown often spawns in inaccessible areas, making it very hard to find. Only the most dedicated players would find this Pokémon.
  • Exclamation and question mark Unown forms are counted in unique Unown caught in medals, making it possible to obtain the gold medal without completing the alphabet.
  • Sprite of Unown N was updated on August 16th, 2019, possibly making it less confusing with Unown Z.[34]

References

  1. PokemonGoApp. For a limited time, lucky Trainers might encounter Shiny Unown! It seems these Shiny Pokémon will go back into hiding after Enigma Week.. Twitter. Retrieved on 2020-08-10.
  2. The Unown T, W, I, C & H can be found at TwitchCon 2017 /r/TheSilphRoad. Retrieved on 2018-10-11.
  3. Sydney Australia RTX Convention is spawning Unowns spelling R, T, X. Nintendo is a sponsor /r/TheSilphRoad. Retrieved on 2018-04-11.
  4. Increased Unown spawns during SXSW in Austin, Texas /r/TheSilphRoad. Retrieved on 2018-04-11.
  5. San Francisco: Unown G, D, and C have started spawning for the Game Developers Conference at the Moscone Center /r/TheSilphRoad. Retrieved on 2018-04-11.
  6. Armageddon Expo in Wellington, New Zealand, is hosting an Unown event this weekend /r/TheSilphRoad. Retrieved on 2018-04-11.
  7. Unown spelling 'COMIC CON' spawning near and at Comic Con 31/3-1/4, Utrecht, the Netherlands /r/TheSilphRoad. Retrieved on 2018-04-11.
  8. Unown available at PAX East! /r/TheSilphRoad. Retrieved on 2018-04-11.
  9. App Store tweets about Unowns spawning in London /r/TheSilphRoad. Retrieved on 2018-04-11.
  10. Unown spawning at Rio2c event Rio, Brazil /r/TheSilphRoad. Retrieved on 2018-04-11.
  11. T S G O ! including exclamation mark Unown all to spawn in LA for E3! /r/TheSilphRoad. Retrieved on 2018-06-13.
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 Unown event in Latin America! /r/TheSilphRoad. Retrieved on 2018-06-18.
  13. At 11:00 UTC V A M O S U R Y Unown letters started to spawn in Montevideo, Uruguay /r/TheSilphRoad. Retrieved on 2018-07-21.
  14. Unown are starting to appear in Mexico! /r/TheSilphRoad. Retrieved on 2018-10-12.
  15. Unown spawns in costa rica too /r/TheSilphRoad. Retrieved on 2018-10-12.
  16. Unown spawns still going strong in Costa Rica /r/TheSilphRoad. Retrieved on 10-12-2018.
  17. Unown J, A, P, N, E, X, P & O in Paris for the Japan Expo /r/TheSilphRoad. Retrieved 2018-10-12.
  18. Pokemon Go fest 2018 Unown collage /r/pokemongo. Retrieved on 2018-08-10.
  19. Unown spawning in San Diego, CA for Comic Con /r/TheSilphRoad. Retrieved on 2018-10-12.
  20. Unown spawning in cologne. Presumably spelling gamescom /r/TheSilphRoad. Retrieved on 2018-10-12.
  21. GAMESCOM Unown still spawning in Cologne, Germany? /r/TheSilphRoad. Retrieved on 2018-10-12.
  22. NASHVILLE unowns! /r/TheSilphRoad. Retrieved on 2018-10-12.
  23. Unowns Spawning in Seattle for PAX West! /r/TheSilphRoad. Retrieved on 2018-10-12.
  24. Unown spawing Atlanta for dragoncon /r/TheSilphRoad. Retrieved on 2018-10-12.
  25. Unowns Spawning in Johannesburg for Comic Con Africa /r/TheSilphRoad. Retrieved on 2018-10-13.
  26. Unown spawns for NYCC? /r/TheSilphRoad. Retrieved on 2018-10-13.
  27. Unown spawnin in Milan, Italy for Games Week! /r/TheSilphRoad. Retrieved on 2018-10-13.
  28. MAG! spawning in Erfurt for the MAG convention /r/TheSilphRoad. Retrieved on 2018-10-13.
  29. Unown spawning at PAX Melbourne! /r/TheSilphRoad. Retrieved on 2018-10-27.
  30. 6 unowns released for London MCM comic-con. /r/TheSilphRoad. Retrieved on 2018-10-27.
  31. Unown spawning in Paris for Paris Games Week /r/TheSilphRoad. Retrieved on 2018-10-27.
  32. Unown L, C and G spawning in Lucca for Lucca Comics & Games /r/TheSilphRoad. Retrieved on 2018-10-31.
  33. Gdc unown spotted! /r/TheSilphRoad. Retrieved on 2019-04-05.
  34. unown N has been updated (old => new). /r/TheSilphRoad. Retrieved on 2019-09-04.

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