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Your complete guide to Pokémon GO Fest 2022

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Pokemon GO Fest 2022

Pokémon GO Fest is back for 2022 this month, and full details of what we can expect from the two-day event – whether you’re a ticket holder or not – are here, including the debut of Gratitude Pokémon Shaymin, costumed Pikachu, and Unown variations.

Pokémon GO’s Summer GO Fest event is taking place over the first weekend in June, and Trainers around the globe can take part, whether you purchase a ticket or not. Here, we’re going to take a look at what’s taking place each day, all ticket-holder exclusive bonuses, and the all-new Pokémon GO Fest Finale! The main things to know, though, are that this year’s GO Fest is all about Shaymin, the Mythical Gratitude Pokémon, which will be making its Pokémon GO debut for ticket holders. Also, Pokémon that have previously been very rare will be appearing throughout the weekend, such as Axew, Tropius and Pancham, and a bunch of other Pokémon will be making their shiny Pokémon GO debut!

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Pokémon GO Fest Day 1 — June 4, 2022

All Trainers

On Saturday, the event will be split into hour-long segments, each represented by a habitat theme. The four rotating habitats will be indicated by themed confetti, and different Pokémon will appear for all Trainers. Every single player will also be able to claim a free event-themed avatar item in the in-game shop.

Event Pokémon appearing in the wild

Each themed hour will take place twice during the course of the eight-hour day, so if you miss the first one, don’t panic! You’ll have another chance later.

City
Alolan Grimer
Baltoy
Bronzor
Bronzor
Golett
Golett
Gothita
Hitmonchan
Litten
Magnemite
Pidove
Trash Cloak Burmy
Trubbish
Rare encounters:
Pikachu wearing Gracidea flower
Costumed Pikachu
Galarian Weezing
Galarian Weezing
Plains
Buizel
Buizel
Drilbur
Drilbur
Dunsparce
Dunsparce
Girafarig
Girafarig
Larvitar
Larvitar
Litleo
Litleo
Numel
Numel
Patrat
Patrat
Rufflet
Rufflet
Shelmet
Shelmet
Trapinch
Trapinch
Rare encounters:
Pikachu wearing Gracidea flower
Costumed Pikachu
Axew
Axew
Rainforest
Binacle
Binacle
Chimchar
Chimchar
Karrablast
Karrablast
Mudkip
Mudkip
Rowlet
Rowlet
Seedot
Seedot
Shroomish
Shroomish
Skrelp
Skrelp
Slakoth
Slakoth
Turtwig
Turtwig
Venipede
Venipede
Rare encounters:
Pikachu wearing Gracidea flower
Pancham
Tundra
Bergmite
Bergmite
Cubchoo
Cubchoo
Meditite
Meditite
Omanyte
Omanyte
Piplup
Piplup
Popplio
Popplio
Spheal
Spheal
Swinub
Swinub
Vanillite
Vanillite
Wailmer
Wailmer
Wingull
Wingull
Rare encounters:
Pikachu wearing Gracidea flower
Costumed Pikachu
Galarian Darumaka
Galarian Darumaka

Ticket holders only

Event-themed Special Research Story

Pokemon GO Fest Shaymin Mythical Pokemon
The Mythical Gratitude Pokémon Shaymin

Ticket holders will have access to an exclusive Special Research Story that will result in an encounter with the Mythical Pokémon Shaymin. Other rewards for completing these research tasks include an event-exclusive avatar item and a special avatar pose.

Before undertaking your Special Research Tasks, you’ll need to choose the path you’d like to follow, a choice which will be permanent, so choose wisely!

You will need to choose between Relaxed, Standard and Master difficulty for your challenges. While this will change the challenges you receive, it won’t change your rewards, apart from the sticker given upon completion.

You’ll also need to select whether you prefer to Catch, Explore or Battle, which will also determine the type of challenges you receive.

Event Pokémon attracted to Incense

Unown B will be making its global Pokémon GO debut, and will be attracted to Incense for the duration of the Saturday event alongside other Unown variants. Ticket holders with incense active will also see an increased chance of encountering shiny Pokémon!

City
Galarian Weezing
Klink
Unown B
Unown G
Unown O
Unown U
Plains
Axew
Axew
Torkoal
Torkoal
Unown B
Unown G
Unown O
Unown U
Rainforest
Pancham
Pancham
Tropius
Tropius
Unown B
Unown G
Unown O
Unown U
Tundra
Galarian Darumaka
Galarian Darumaka
Galarian Mr Mime
Galarian Mr. Mime
Unown B
Unown G
Unown O
Unown U

Earn up to four new Elite Collector medals with four separate Collection Challenges for ticket-holders to complete on Saturday, each themed around the different habitat hours.

The Global Challenge Arena

Ticket holders around the world will work together on Saturday to unlock additional bonuses for completing specific challenges. The challenges are yet to be announced, but check your Today feed during the event for the current challenge, as well as the global progress and the progress your friends have made.

Pokémon GO Fest Day 2 — June 5, 2022

All Trainers

On Sunday, all Pokémon that appeared during the habitat hours will be appearing in the wild all day, so you have the chance to encounter any you might have missed on Saturday! Plus, a surprise Legendary Pokémon will be making an appearance in Five-Star Raids.

The Global Challenge Arena

On Sunday, all Trainers will be able to take part in the Global Challenge. As with Saturday’s Global Challenge, you’ll be able to check the Today feed for your progress, your friends’ progress, and the world’s progress!

Ticket holders only

Pokemon GO Fest Unown B

The same Pokémon that were attracted to ticket-holders’ incense on Saturday will do the same again on Sunday, so you’ll get another chance to catch that brand-new Unown B!

Ticket-holders will also notice an increased frequency of Team GO Rocket balloons, and will earn double Mysterious Components for defeating Grunts… That means it will take only three battles to forge a Rocket Radar!

Bonuses all weekend

Event Pokémon appearing in One-Star Raids

On both Saturday and Sunday, for all Trainers, Costumed Pikachu wearing a flower inspired by Shaymin will be appearing in One-Star Raids! So will Axew, who is making its shiny debut during the event, so get raiding for your chance of adding a strong, shiny Haxorus to your collection!

Pikachu wearing Gracidea flower
Costumed Pikachu
Axew
Axew

Shinies

Excitingly, loads of Pokémon will be making their shiny debut during Pokémon GO Fest 2022, appearing for both ticket-holders and non ticket-holders!

Snapshots

Don’t forget to take snapshots throughout the weekend! Not only will Trainers’ snapshots be featured in the Today View all weekend, but Trainers can also expect a surprise Pokémon to appear in their snapshots! Non ticket-holders can get one surprise snapshot encounter a day, while ticket-holders can get up to five.

Ticket holders only

Ticket holders will also benefit from the following rewards on both days of the event:

  • Spin Gym Photo-Discs to earn up to nine free standard Raid Passes each day.
  • Spin Pokestops and open Gifts for special event-themed stickers

When does Pokémon GO Fest take place?

Pokémon GO Fest will be live between the hours of 10am and 6pm local time on Saturday June 4, and Sunday June 5, 2022. The finale event, however, will not be held until August 27, 2022.

Pokémon GO Fest: Finale! — August 27, 2022

The Pokémon GO Fest Finale is taking place in August once in-person GO Fest events have concluded in Germany (July 1 – 3), Seattle, US (July 22 – 24), and Sapporo, JPN (August 5 – 7). The finale will include a Special Research Story, more event-exclusive Pokémon encounters and much more, with additional details to be revealed nearer the time. This is also a ticketed event, and Trainers can get access for free with a GO Fest ticket, or for $10.99 or your regional equivalent.

Tickets for GO Fest Finale! are not yet available, but we’ll let you know as soon as they are!

Pokemon GO Fest 2022 how to buy ticket

How to buy a Pokémon GO Fest ticket

If you want to get the full rewards from the event, as well as entry to the August Finale, then you can buy a ticket from the Pokémon GO in-game shop. Tickets cost US$14.99/£13.99 or your local equivalent, and can be found in the in-game shop right now.

If you’re still not sure, Niantic have shared a handy table at pokemongolive.com which showcases the differences between the ticket-holder experience and the non-ticket-holder experience.

We can’t wait for Pokémon GO Fest this year, it feels like one of the busiest and most exciting Pokémon GO events to date with the great selection of Pokémon debuts and shinies. Apart from the adorable Shaymin, the highlight for us is definitely shiny Axew… fingers crossed for that shundo (shiny, 4*) Haxorus.

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