Pokémon GO Fest Sapporo 2022

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Details for Sapporo Pokémon GO Fest are here! Sapporo is one of three location specific GO Fest events being held this year, as well as the Global GO Fest experience.

For more information on the Global GO Fest experience check out our guide here, and for information on the Berlin event, more information here.

Date & Time

  • Event icon Sapporo GO Fest 2022 event takes place from August 5, 2022, to August 7, 2022.

Pokémon GO Fest 2022 continues its world tour with a stop in Sapporo, Japan! Nakajima Park and the city of Sapporo will host this special event from August 5, 2022, to August 7, 2022. This year’s event is too big to be contained within a single park, so some gameplay elements have been expanded citywide.


  • Shop icon Tickets are on sale now for ¥3,000 (including applicable taxes)

Tickets are on sale now for ¥3,000 (including applicable taxes)** and are available on a first come, first served basis. Tickets are limited and will be available for purchase while supplies last. Pokémon GO Fest: Sapporo attendees may only purchase tickets for one day of the three-day event.

Morning Session and Afternoon Session

Trainers who purchase a ticket will split their day between event experiences that happen in Nakajima Park and throughout the city of Sapporo itself. When purchasing your ticket, you will select which part of the day you’d like to experience in the park.

Morning Session

A ticket for the morning session offers the event experience within Nakajima Park from 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and the city event experience from 2:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. local time.

Afternoon Session

A ticket for the afternoon session offers the city event experience from 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and the park event experience from 2:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. local time.

Please note: Only Trainers with a valid ticket for the applicable session will be able to play within Nakajima Park. There will be a one-hour intermission between sessions to allow Trainers time to move between areas.

During the citywide event experience, ticket-holding Trainers will experience event-exclusive gameplay in Sapporo. Event gameplay will not be available to ticket-holding Trainers outside Sapporo.

Featured Ultra Beast: Xurkitree

Xurkitree Electric

Xurkitree will debut at GO Fest Sapporo 2022, and will appear globally later in the Season of GO

Event Experience

Nakajima Park

Park Experience

Trainers who purchase a ticket to Pokémon GO Fest: Sapporo will be able to enjoy the following in Nakajima Park on their selected event day and time:

  • Don’t miss out on the chance to get an exclusive version of the Pokémon GO Fest 2022 T-shirt! This T-shirt will go on sale at ​​Pokémon Center Online on Thursday, May 26 and arrive at Pokémon Center stores on Saturday, May 28!
  • Make up to six Special Trades during the park event experience. All trades made during the park event experience will also have a reduced Stardust cost.

City Experience

Ticket-holding Trainers will enjoy the following during the citywide event experience within Sapporo:

  • Pokemon Encounter icon Pokémon from all of the Pokémon GO Fest: Sapporo habitats will be appearing in the wild.
  • Raid Pass icon Claim up to nine total daily Raid Passes by spinning Photo Discs at Gyms
  • Team Rocket icon Team GO Rocket balloons will be appearing more often, and defeating Team GO Rocket Grunts will earn you twice as many Mysterious Components

City & Park Experience

Ticket-holding Trainers will enjoy the following during both the city and park event experiences:

  • Pokemon Encounter icon Shiny Pansage and Shiny Swirlix will be making their Pokémon GO debuts.
  • Egg icon Eggs will require one-half their normal Hatch Distance.
  • Photobomb icon Take a snapshot at the event for a surprise!
  • Research icon Event-themed Field Research will be available.
  • Gift icon You’ll be able to get event-themed stickers by spinning PokéStops and opening Gifts.
  • General icon Confetti will be appearing on the in-game map.

New Shiny Pokémon

Shiny Pansage and Simisage will appear during Sapporo GO Fest 2022:

Shiny Pansage Shiny Simisage

Shiny Swirlix and Slurpuff will also appear during Sapporo GO Fest 2022:

Shiny Swirlix Shiny Slurpuff



All Trainers in Sapporo will have access to special Pokémon GO Fest 2022 raids—including Cresselia and Darkrai in five-star raids—during Pokémon GO Fest: Sapporo from Friday, August 5, 2022, to Sunday, August 7, 2022. You will get up to 9 free raid passes from spinning photodiscs at gyms.

Special Research

Shaymin (Sky)

Complete event-exclusive Special Research to encounter Sky Forme Shaymin as you explore Nakajima Park.

A second Special Research story will be available, featuring a reward encounter with a Pokémon that has yet to appear in Pokémon GO.

Habitats & Spawns

Explore four real-world habitats—two which are unique to the Sapporo event. Each habitat includes unique Pokémon and its very own Collection Challenge.

Dreamy Mindscape

Living Meadow

Frozen Lake

Athletic Park

Optional Add-Ons

As a new addition to our live events, we’re offering Trainers the chance to enhance their event experience with special, optional add-ons. These add-ons can only be purchased when you purchase your live event ticket and cannot be added later. Add-on bonuses will be active from Friday, August 5, 2022, to Sunday, August 7.

  • Raid Lover add-on +¥1,200 (including applicable taxes): This add-on grants up to 12 in-person Raid Passes total for each day by spinning Photo Discs at Gyms, an additional 5,000 XP after every raid you complete successfully, and six additional Candy and three additional Candy XL after catching Pokémon in five-star raids.
  • Critical Hatch add-on +¥1,200 (including applicable taxes): Hatch Eggs in 1/4 the normal distance (this bonus does not stack with other similar bonuses), and earn double the XP, double the Candy, and double the Stardust for hatching Eggs.

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