Friend Fest 2019 is a special Pokémon GO in-game event that features 1/2 Stardust trade cost, two special trades per day, attack boost when raiding with friends and increased spawns of “family themed” Pokémon in the wild.
Friend Fest 2019 event is now live in Pokemon GO! Starting November 27th until December 2nd, players can encounter plenty of new stuff in the game, including shiny Niodoran!
Increased “Family” Pokemon Spawns in the Wild
The following Pokemon spawns are boosted during the event:
- Nidoran♀ ✨
- Nidoran♂ ✨
- Magnemite ✨
- Diglett ✨
✨ means that the Pokémon is available in Shiny form. It looks like the “family themed Pokémon” referred to in the original announcement are actually Pokémon with multiple heads, be it in their normal, or their evolved forms. Nice one!
New Research Tasks
Along with the boosted Pokemon spawns mentioned above, the following research tasks are available during Friend Fest 2019:
|Friend Fest: Add 3 friends|
|Friend Fest: Win a Trainer Battle against another Trainer|
Reduced Stardust cost on trades
That’s right folks, Stardust cost on trades is reduced once again to 1/2! To save some time, we already did the math and here are the Stardust costs for trades made during the Friend Fest:
|Friendship Level||Normal Pokemon||Legendary, Shiny, or New Register||New Shiny or Legendary Register|
|Good Friends||50 Stardust||10,000 Stardust||500,000 Stardust|
|Great Friends||50 Stardust||8,000 Stardust||400,000 Stardust|
|Ultra Friends||50 Stardust||800 Stardust||40,000 Stardust|
|Best Friends||50 Stardust||400 Stardust||20,000 Stardust|
2 Special Trades per day
You read it right, during this event we have not only one Special Trade per day, but two! Combined with the reduced Stardust cost mentioned above, Friend Fest is an excellent way to trade two rare Pokemon (such a legendary or shiny variants) for the price of just one! Still reading? Stop and go and trade!
Damage Boost when batting with Friends in Raids
This is the perfect time to gather some friends and do Raids like crazy, because damage in raids is also increased when battling with friends.
So, get ready to battle with your friends, catch some Pokemon, do Special Trades, and have fun this week in Pokemon GO!