Due to technical issues in the Asia-Pacific region throughout the course of the Pokémon GO Fest makeup day, Niantic has announced that they will yet again be holding another makeup day on Sunday, August 23rd from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. local time.

Note that this makeup event will be available only to players who purchased a Pokémon GO Fest 2020 ticket.

From what we know, This issue made it impossible for trainers in the Asia-Pacific region to catch shiny Unown until the very last 30 minutes of the event. This obviously caused an outroar in the Pokémon GO community and players found it as an unfair experience within the game.

r/pokemongo - You get a makeup event she gets a makeup event You all get a makeup event !!!Thankfully trainers will have (hopefully) one last chance to be able to catch a shiny “G” and “O” Unown, alongside Pokémon which respectively spawn during the Fire, Water, and Friendship habitats.


The Pokémon that will be included for each habitat are:

Fire Habitat:

Gen 1:
  • Charmander (with Pikachu Visor)
  • Charizard
  • Vulpix
  • Growlithe
  • Ponyta
  • Alolan Marowak
  • Magmar
  • Flareon
Gen 2:
  • Houndour
Gen 3:
  • Torchic
  • Numel
Gen 5:
  • Tepig
  • Darumaka
  • Litwick
  • Heatmor

Water Habitat:

Gen 1:
  • Squirtle (with Pikachu Visor)
  • Poliwag
  • Tentacool
  • Slowpoke
  • Magikarp
  • Vaporeon
Gen 2:
  • Chinchou
  • Qwilfish
Gen 3:
  • Mudkip
  • Carvanha
  • Clamperl
  • Luvdisc
Gen 5:
  • Oshawott
  • Tympole
  • Alomomola

Friendship Habitat:

Gen 1:
  • Pikachu
  • Clefairy
  • Jigglypuff
  • Chansey
  • Eevee
  • Snorlax
Gen 2:
  • Togetic
  • Marill
  • Sudowoodo
  • Wobbuffet
  • Mantine
Gen 3:
  • Roselia
  • Feebas
  • Chimecho
Gen 5:
  • Woobat

Niantic has confirmed that the other features of the previous makeup event such as the special free box, Gifts containing Rare Candies, and other bonuses will not be active.

Don’t forget to incense during these habitat hours. It will boost the spawn rate even further and you will NEED to have one activated to spawn in an Unown. Incense used during this event will last for 1 hour. It is recommended to stack 3 Incense at the beginning of the event if you plan on playing during the whole 3 hours as it will help you to not forget to put one on each hour.

Each habitat will commence at the start of each hour beginning at 11:00 a.m. and will end at 2:00 p.m.

• 11:00 a.m.: Fire
• 12:00 p.m.: Water
• 1:00 p.m.: Friendship

If you’re able to participate in this event outside and are safe to do so, consider the following items when playing:

• Facemask
• Bottled Water
• Hat or Visor
• Sunscreen
• Sunglasses
• Powerbank
• Charging Cords
• Umbrella
• Snacks

Remember to keep in mind social distancing practices and only leave your house to play if your area allows it. You do not want to get a hefty fine for being outdoors when you shouldn’t. This event can be done comfortably at home with an Incense.

With that being said, I wish you all the best of luck and hope you’re successful in obtaining plenty of wonderful shinies for your collection!

Adam ‘Avrip’

Writer / Editor for the Pokémon GO Hub. PvP enthusiast and tournament organizer in Perth, Western Australia. Collector and enthusiast of rare Pokémon retro memorabilia. Admin of the Pokémon GO Perth & WA Facebook page. Sold my soul to Niantic on 07/07/2016. https://twitter.com/GOHubAvrip