Pokemon Go Fest 2020 Day 1 Guide

Strap yourselves in Trainers, Pokemon Go 2020 Fest Has Begun! As our overseas friends have just started experiencing the event we now have more details about Go Fest that we’re excited to share with you all.

Please note: This info is coming directly from our friends over at Serebii.net and will be updated as and when new information comes in.

Event Date: Saturday, July 25, 2020, 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. & Sunday, July 26, 2020,  10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. local time.


  • Boosted Pokemon Spawns for all who purchased a ticket.
  • Special Research that gives a decent number of items.
  • New shiny Pokemon have been released including Heatmor, Hat-wearing Kanto Starters and Unown!
  • 3 Weeks of “Ultra Unlock” bonuses if enough global challenges are completed.


There are 5 different “Habitats” that will rotate each hour on the hour for the duration of the event. The exact nature of which habitat you will face first will be determined by your time zone. You can see exactly which schedule you will have by clicking here.

Our friends over at P337.info have devised a handy web app that detects your timezone and displays the schedule of habitats based upon your location.

The 5 habitats are:

  • Battle
  • Friendship
  • Fire
  • Water
  • Grass

Spawn Increases Throughout Entire Event

Incense Incense Photobomb

Spawn Increases Throughout Battle Biome

Pokemon GO MachopMachop Pokemon GO GrimerGrimer Pokemon GO DratiniDratini
Pokemon GO SneaselSneasel Pokemon GO SkarmorySkarmory Pokemon GO SlakothSlakoth
Pokemon GO SableyeSableye Pokemon GO MedititeMeditite Pokemon GO SwabluSwablu
Pokemon GO ZangooseZangoose Pokemon GO SeviperSeviper Pokemon GO GibleGible
Pokemon GO CroagunkCroagunk Pokemon GO StunfiskStunfisk Pokemon GO DurantDurant

Spawn Increases Throughout Friendship Biome

Pokemon GO PikachuPikachu Pokemon GO ClefairyClefairy Pokemon GO JigglypuffJigglypuff
Pokemon GO ChanseyChansey Pokemon GO EeveeEevee Pokemon GO SnorlaxSnorlax
Pokemon GO TogeticTogetic Pokemon GO MarillMarill Pokemon GO SudowoodoSudowoodo
Pokemon GO WobbuffetWobbuffet Pokemon GO MantineMantine Pokemon GO RoseliaRoselia
Pokemon GO FeebasFeebas Pokemon GO WoobatWoobat Pokemon GO ChimechoChimecho

Spawn Increases Throughout Grass Biome

Pokemon GO BulbasaurBulbasaur Pokemon GO VenusaurVenusaur Pokemon GO OddishOddish
Pokemon GO ExeggcuteExeggcute Pokemon GO ExeggutorExeggutor Pokemon GO TangelaTangela
Pokemon GO SunkernSunkern Pokemon GO TreeckoTreecko Pokemon GO SeedotSeedot
Pokemon GO CherrimCherrim Pokemon GO SnoverSnover Pokemon GO LeafeonLeafeon
Pokemon GO SnivySnivy Pokemon GO FoongusFoongus Pokemon GO FerroseedFerroseed

Spawn Increases Throughout Fire Biome

Pokemon GO CharmanderCharmander Pokemon GO CharizardCharizard Pokemon GO VulpixVulpix
Pokemon GO PonytaPonyta Pokemon GO Marowak (Alola)Marowak (Alola) Pokemon GO MagmarMagmar
Pokemon GO FlareonFlareon Pokemon GO HoundourHoundour Pokemon GO TorchicTorchic
Pokemon GO NumelNumel Pokemon GO TepigTepig Pokemon GO DarumakaDarumaka
Pokemon GO LitwickLitwick Pokemon GO HeatmorHeatmor


Spawn Increases Throughout Water Biome

Pokemon GO SquirtleSquirtle Pokemon GO PoliwagPoliwag Pokemon GO TentacoolTentacool
Pokemon GO SlowpokeSlowpoke Pokemon GO MagikarpMagikarp Pokemon GO VaporeonVaporeon
Pokemon GO ChinchouChinchou Pokemon GO QwilfishQwilfish Pokemon GO MudkipMudkip
Pokemon GO CarvanhaCarvanha Pokemon GO ClamperlClamperl Pokemon GO OshawottOshawott
Pokemon GO TympoleTympole Pokemon GO AlomomolaAlomomola

New Pokémon in Event

  • Pikachu Visor Bulbasaur
  • Pikachu Visor Charmander
  • Pikachu Visor Squirtle
  • Rotom
  • Victini

New Shiny Pokémon In Event

The Global Challenges

Trainers should work together in the Global Challenge Arena! This GO Fest–exclusive feature will be available only to ticket holders. In the Global Challenge Arena, Trainers will have to join forces in order to complete a collaborative challenge each hour. If Trainers complete a challenge, they will earn a bonus for the remainder of the hour. You can check the Global Challenge Arena screen to keep track of global progress!

Day 1 Priorities:

We all like a helping hand sometimes and for those who are looking for a few pointers please see the below points for what you should be focusing your time on during this first Day of Go Fest.

  • Catch as many Pokemon as you can whilst your in a specific habitat! – Some of these spawns are very rare that you might not get another chance to catch for a long time so fill your boots! The professor is standing by with the grinder for all of those ‘Mon that don’t make the cut.
  • Don sweat – If you miss a particular Pokemon, the habitats appear twice each, so wait focus on the current spawns and go after your prize later in the day.
  • Remember to help complete the current Global Challenges. These change every hour and there is a huge set of rewards if we all manage to achieve a certain number completed. See below for the ‘Deets.
  • Remember to HAVE FUN! We might never get to experience an event like this ever again so please don’t forget to enjoy yourselves out there, wherever you are!

Event Specific Raid Bosses

Tier Raid Bosses
Tier 2
Tier 3
Tier 4
Tier 5

Event Research Encounters

Via Serebii.net

Go Fest Welcome

Task Reward
Take a Snapshot of your buddy Incense x 10
Use an Incense Great Ball x 200
Catch 20 Fire type Pokemon Charizard Encounter + 10,000 XP
Catch 20 Water type Pokemon Blastoise Encounter + 10,000 Stardust
Catch 20 Grass type Pokemon Venusaur Encounter + 2 x Lucky egg
Battle in 2 Raids Gible Encounter
Make A New Friend Snorlax Encounter

Ultra Unlock Bonus  rewards for completing the global challenges

If enough trainers come together to complete the following number of global challenges then there will be 3 weeks of “Ultra Unlock” Bonuses. There will be a total of 32 possible global challenges to complete within the 2-day event window and the requirements are as follow:

Challenge Reward
Complete 8 Global Challenges Dragon Week
Complete 16 Global Challenges Enigma Week
Complete 24 Global Challenges Unova Week


Day 2

Although today has given us an inkling of what general sort of thing to expect from Go Fest, Day 2 has always been sold as a “Surprise” and a complete shake-up for players.

Stay tuned for our Day 2 Guide…