Pokémon GO Fest 2022: Everything you need to know

The ultimate guide to everything you need to know about Pokémon GO Fest 2022

Related Articles

Pokémon GO Fest 2022 is a two-day global event that takes place on Saturday, June 4, 2022, and Sunday, June 5, 2022, with a bonus Pokémon GO Fest Finale event on Saturday, August 27, 2022.

The Mythical Pokémon Shaymin – the Gratitude Pokémon – makes its Pokémon GO debut during the 2022 GO Fest event. On the second day of the event, a certain mysterious Pokémon will be making its Pokémon GO debut in five-star raids.

As with previous GO Fests, the event will feature rotating habitats, a plethora of rare Unown spawns, Global Challenge Arena, boosted Incense encounters and Special Research quest lines that are exclusive to this event.

Pokémon GO Fest 2022 Dates

Mark your calendars Trainers! Niantic is making this years global GO Fest a special event, with two full days of gameplay, followed by a late summer Finale event.

Event Date and time
Pokémon GO Fest 2022: Day 1 Saturday, June 4, 2022, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. local time
Pokémon GO Fest 2022: Day 2 Sunday, June 5, 2022, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. local time
Pokémon GO Fest 2022: Finale Saturday, August 27, 2022

If you’re planning to play at GO Fest, we strongly recommend to buy tickets early and to get into the event’s Finale – it’s free of charge if you buy the global event ticket.

Tickets

Tickets for Pokémon GO Fest 2022 are available now for US$14.99 and include access to event gameplay on both Saturday and Sunday.

Each event day will feature a different experience—and, in a Pokémon GO Fest first, a special finale event will take place on Saturday, August 27, 2022.

All Trainers who purchase tickets for the global event in June will be granted a ticket for the GO Fest Finale event at no extra charge (August event).

Detailed ticket pricing and availability

  • Pokémon GO Fest 2022 tickets will be available for purchase in the in-game shop for US$14.99 (or the equivalent pricing tier in your local currency, plus any applicable taxes and fees) until Sunday, June 5, 2022, at 4:00 p.m. local time.
  • Tickets for the Pokémon GO Fest 2022 finale event will be available for purchase in the in-game shop for US$10.99 (or the equivalent pricing tier in your local currency, plus any applicable taxes and fees).
  • Tickets cannot be purchased with PokéCoins. Tickets to this event are nonrefundable (subject to applicable law and the exceptions set forth in the Terms of Service).

Pokémon GO Fest 2022 global event medal
A few days before the event, you’ll receive a medal. When you log in during event hours on Saturday, June 4, 2022, or Sunday, June 5, 2022, you’ll receive access to the Pokémon GO Fest 2022 experience.

A note on Special Research
Please note: you must log in during event hours on both Saturday and Sunday to claim each day’s Special Research story. After you’ve claimed each Special Research story, you can complete it at any time.

Pokémon GO Fest 2022: Day 1

Pokémon GO Fest 2022 Day 1 Bonuses

Event icon Saturday, June 4, 2022, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. local time

GO Fest 2022 Day 1 features rotating habitats for all Trainers, with exclusive bonuses for Ticket holders.

Ticket holders can use Incense to find rare spawns and to boost their shiny odds, encounter Shaymin via a customisable Special Research quest line, participate in the Global Challenge Arena and progress their Elite Collector medal.

We are listing globally available bonuses and Ticket holder exclusive bonuses separately. Look for the following emojis to differentiate them easily:

  • 🌍 indicates the bonus is available to all Trainers
  • 🎟️ indicates the bonus is exclusive to Ticket Holders

Bonuses available for all Trainers 🌍

  • Pokemon Encounter icon Rotating habitat hours available to all Trainers will enjoy the following features regardless of whether they have an event ticket
  • General icon Shiny Shroomish, Shiny Numel, Shiny Karrablast, Shiny Axew, and Shiny Shelmet debut in Pokémon GO
  • Shop icon Visit the in-game shop to claim a free Pokémon GO Fest 2022 Tee avatar item.

Raids

Tier 1

Tier 3

Tier 5

Rotating habitats 🌍

The first day of the event will feature four rotating habitat hours. Different Pokémon will appear during each habitat hour and themed confetti will appear on the map.

New shiny Pokémon debuts 🌍

For the first time in Pokémon GO, you’ll be able to encounter Shiny Shroomish, Shiny Numel, Shiny Karrablast, Shiny Axew, and Shiny Shelmet, if you’re lucky!

Regular Shiny

And with that being said… here’s the full list of new Shiny Pokémon and their evolutions that will be released during Pokémon GO Fest 2022:

Shiny Shroomish and Breloom, Shiny Numel and Camerupt, Shiny Karrablast and Escavalier, Shiny Shelmet and Accelgor, Shiny Axew, Fraxure and Haxorus
Shiny Shroomish and Breloom, Shiny Numel and Camerupt, Shiny Karrablast and Escavalier, Shiny Shelmet and Accelgor, Shiny Axew, Fraxure and Haxorus

Ticket holder exclusive bonuses 🎟️

  • Research icon Shaymin Special Research available to Ticket holders
  • Research icon Shaymin Special Research can be customised by selecting a difficulty and gameplay focus modes.
  • Incense icon Exclusive Incense spawns available to Ticket holders, on top of the globally available rotating habitats.
  • Incense icon During event hours, you’ll have an increased chance of encountering Shiny Pokémon in the wild when using Incense! Your chances will be better on Saturday than on Sunday.
  • Attack icon Exclusive Unown and rare Pokémon spawns available to Ticket holders. Shiny Unown B makes its Pokémon GO debut.
  • Attack icon Global Challenge Arena available to Ticket holders

Shaymin Special Research 🎟️

Shaymin

This year’s event is all about Shaymin, the Gratitude Pokémon! Trainers will be tasked with conducting Special Research to learn more about this Mythical Pokémon and will encounter Land Forme Shaymin along the way.

Other rewards include a Shaymin-inspired avatar item and an event-exclusive pose.

  • Land Forme Shaymin T-shirt
  • Gracidea Bouquet Pose

Customize your Shaymin Special Research

Trainers will be faced with two important decisions while conducting their Special Research:

Difficulty level

Personalize your event experience! Choose between Relaxed, Standard, and Master difficulty levels for your Special Research. The difficulty level you select will affect which sticker you receive as a reward, but will otherwise not change your Special Research rewards.

Gameplay focus

How do you like to play Pokémon GO? Select the gameplay focus you’d prefer—either Catch, Explore, or Battle—and certain Special Research tasks will change accordingly.

Please note: it won’t be possible to change your selections, so be sure to make your choices carefully!

New Shaymin-inspired avatar items

New Shaymin-inspired avatar items
New Shaymin-inspired avatar items

New Shaymin-inspired avatar items will be available in the in-game shop!

  • Pokémon GO Fest 2022 Tee
  • Shaymin Hat
  • Gracidea Face Sticker

Exclusive Incense spawns 🎟️

In addition to the Pokémon featured during each habitat hour, the following Pokémon will be attracted to Incense if you have an event ticket.

City

Galarian Weezing, Unown B, Unown G, Unown O, Unown U, and Klink.

Plains

Unown B, Unown G, Unown O, Unown U, Torkoal, and Axew.

Rainforest

Unown B, Unown G, Unown O, Unown U, Tropius, and Pancham.

Tundra

Galarian Mr. Mime, Unown B, Unown G, Unown O, Unown U, and Galarian Darumaka.

For the first time in Pokémon GO, you’ll be able to encounter Shiny Unown B—if you’re lucky!

Incense increased shiny chance 🎟️

During event hours, you’ll have an increased chance of encountering Shiny Pokémon in the wild when using Incense! Your chances will be better  on Saturday than on Sunday.

Collection Challenges 🎟️

Make progress on your Elite Collector medal with four Collection Challenges, each themed after a habitat hour.

Global Challenge Arena 🎟️

The Global Challenge Arena makes a return on Saturday!

  • On Saturday, ticket holders will be able to work together to complete a collaborative challenge each hour. If they succeed, they’ll earn a bonus for the remainder of the hour!
  • Check the Today View to keep track of global progress and the contributions of your friends.

Pokémon GO Fest 2022: Day 2

Pokémon GO Fest 2022 Day 2 Bonuses

Event icon Sunday, June 5, 2022, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. local time

Bonuses for all Trainers 🌍

GO Fest 2022 Day 2 features Global Challenge Arena now open for all Trainers, a mysterious Pokémon debuts in Tier 5 raids and a chance to catch any Pokémon missed during Day 1.

  • The Global Challenge Arena will be featured again on Day Two—but this time, everyone will be able to participate!
  • A certain Pokémon will be making its Pokémon GO debut in five-star raids.
  • Log in during event hours to claim a short Special Research story.
  • Miss any Pokémon on the first day of the event? You’ll still have a chance to find them! Every Pokémon featured on Saturday will be appearing again on Sunday during event hours.

Nihilego emerges

Nihilego

Nihilego, the Parasite Pokémon, makes its Pokémon GO debut in five-star raids on Sunday, June 5, 2022, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. local time! Nihilego is a Rock- and Poison-type Pokémon.

A life-form from another world, it was dubbed an Ultra Beast and is thought to produce a strong neurotoxin. Try using some Ground-type Pokémon you catch during Pokémon GO Fest to get an advantage in battle!

Investigate the mysterious Ultra Wormholes and Ultra Beasts with the GO Ultra Recon Squad! All Trainers can complete Special Research tasks to learn more about the Ultra Wormholes appearing around the world.

Read our Nihilego Ultra Beast Raid Guide for more information.

Raids

Tier 1

Tier 3

Tier 5

Ticket holder exclusive bonuses 🎟️

Ticket holders will have access to another Special Storyline, a repeat of Incense spawns and boosted encounters with Team GO Rocket (with increased rewards).

  • An additional Special Research story will be available after completing the short Special Research story available to all Trainers—complete with rewards and special Pokémon encounters.
  • Every Pokémon attracted to Incense on Saturday will be attracted to Incense once again on Sunday during event hours.
  • Team GO Rocket balloons will appear more frequently, and you’ll earn twice the Mysterious Components when you defeat Team GO Rocket Grunts.

Pokémon GO Fest 2022 Both day bonuses

Pokémon GO Fest 2022 both day bonuses

Bonuses for all Trainers 🌍

On both days of Pokémon GO Fest 2022, all Trainers can enjoy the following features regardless of whether they have an event ticket.

  • Trainer snapshots will be featured in the Today View. Share your snapshots using #PokemonGOFest2022 for a chance to see them featured during the event!
  • A Pikachu wearing a special Shaymin-inspired Gracidea flower costume will make its Pokémon GO debut in the wild and in one-star raids. If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny one!
  • Axew will appear in one-star raids on both Saturday and Sunday, and if you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny one!
  • Take a snapshot during event hours for a surprise!

Ticket holder exclusive bonuses 🎟️

Ticket holders can enjoy the following features on both days of the event.

  • Spin Photo Discs at Gyms to earn up to nine free Raid Passes. These can be used only for in-person raids.
  • Collect special event stickers from Gifts and PokéStops.
  • Take up to five snapshots during event hours on Saturday and Sunday for a surprise!

go fest 2022 stickers


Pokémon GO Fest 2022 Finale

Pokémon GO Fest 2022 Final event

Event icon Saturday, August 27, 2022

This year, a special one-day finale event will be held on Saturday, August 27, 2022, and will feature a new Special Research story, exciting Pokémon encounters, and more!

Trainers who purchase a ticket for the global Pokémon GO Fest event in June will be granted a ticket for the finale event at no extra charge. Stand-alone finale tickets will be available at a later date for US$10.99


GO Fest 2022 Collection Challenges

City

Your Reward is 2022 Stardust, 1 Incense, and an Galarian Weezing Encounter

Plains

Your Reward is 2022 Stardust, 1 Incense, and an Axew Encounter

Rainforest

Your Reward is 2022 Stardust, 1 Incense, and a Pancham Encounter

Tundra

Your Reward is 2022 Stardust, 1 Incense, and a Galarian Darumaka Encounter


Pokémon GO Fest 2022 Free vs Ticketed experience

Pokémon encounters

Available to all players 🌍

  • Access to rotating habitats on Day 1
  • Trainers can complete Collection Challenges for each habitat hour to contribute to their Elite Collector medal.
  • For the first time in Pokémon GO, lucky Trainers might encounter a Shiny Shroomish, Shiny Numel, Shiny Karrablast, Shiny Axew, or Shiny Shelmet!
  • A free Pokémon GO Fest 2022 Tee avatar item.
  • A certain Pokémon will be making its Pokémon GO debut in five-star raids on Sunday.
  • Every Pokémon featured on Saturday will be appearing again on Sunday during event hours.

Additional bonuses for Ticket holders 🎟️

  • Exclusive Incense spawns, including special Unown letters (G, O, U, B)
  • Increased chance to get a shiny from Incense
  • Exclusive chance to get shiny Unown B
  • Every Pokémon attracted to Incense on Saturday will be attracted to Incense once again on Sunday during event hours.

Special Research

Available to all players 🌍

  • No Special Research on Day 1 (Saturday)
  • Log in during event hours to claim a short Special Research story on Day 2

Additional bonuses for Ticket holders 🎟️

  • Shaymin Special Research available on Day 1 (Saturday)
  • Log in during event hours to claim a short Special Research story on Day 2
  • An additional Special Research story will be available after completing the short Special Research story available to all Trainers—complete with rewards and special Pokémon encounters.

Global Challenge Arena

Available to all players 🌍

  • Not accessible on Day 1

Additional bonuses for Ticket holders 🎟️

  • Accessible on Day 1 and Day 2
  • Special hourly challenges on Day 1

Other bonuses

Available to all players 🌍

  • Trainer snapshots featured in the Today View
  • Pikachu wearing a special Shaymin-inspired Gracidea flower costume
  • Axew in one-star raids on both days. Chance to encounter a shiny Axew
  • Take a snapshot during event hours for a surprise!

Additional bonuses for Ticket holders 🎟️

  • Spin Photo Discs at Gyms to earn up to nine free Raid Passes. These can be used only for in-person raids.
  • Collect special event stickers from Gifts and PokéStops.
  • Take up to five snapshots during event hours on Saturday and Sunday for a surprise!

Frequently asked questions

When is the Pokémon GO Fest 2022 event?

Pokémon GO Fest 2022 global event takes place on Saturday, June 4, 2022, and Sunday, June 5, 2022. A bonus GO Fest Finale event takes place on Saturday, August 27, 2022.

Where is Pokémon GO Fest 2022 taking place?

Pokémon GO Fest 2022 is a global, virtual, event that takes place worldwide. There is no specific geographical location.

Are there any in-person GO Fest 2022 events?

Niantic has announced that there will be three in-person Pokémon GO Fest events in the following locations:

  • Friday, July 1, 2022, to Sunday, July 3, 2022: Berlin, Germany
  • Friday, July 22, to Sunday, July 24, 2022: Seattle, WA, USA
  • Friday, August 5, 2022, to Sunday, August 7, 2022: Sapporo, Japan

These are separate events from the global Pokémon GO Fest 2022 event described in this article.

Is GO Fest 2022 a paid or a free event?

Pokémon GO Fest 2022 is a ticketed event that has some non-ticketed bonuses. Check our Day 1 and Day 2 sections above for full details on which bonuses will be available for free-to-play Trainers.

Why is Pikachu wearing the Gracidea flower costume?

Gracidea Bouqet

It’s a nod to the main series games. The Gracidea (Japanese: グラシデアのはな Gracidea Flower) is a Key Item introduced in Pokémon Platinum. It is a type of flower that resembles the flowers on Shaymin’s head.

It allows Land Forme Shaymin to change into Sky Forme. Shaymin will be available only in Land Forme during this event.

Related reading

Popular today

Latest articles