Pokémon GO Fest 2022 Finale: Complete Event Guide

Everything you need to know about Pokemon GO Fest Global Finale Event 2022, including Ultra Beast Incursion schedule, special spawns and research tasks.

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Pokémon GO Fest Finale 2022 event takes place on Saturday, August 27, 2022, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. local time. The event features numerous bonuses, including Ultra Beasts in Five-Star raids, release of Shiny Munna, four unique rotating habitats and more.

Alongside free bonuses for everyone, Trainers can purchase a ticket and unlock even more bonuses across the board. During the event, the Ultra Beasts Nihilego, Buzzwole, Pheromosa, and Xurkitree will appear in five-star raids. Additional event-themed Pokémon will appear in one- and three-star raids

Tickets are available now in the in-game shop for US$10.99 (or the equivalent pricing tier in your local currency). And if you attended the global Pokémon GO Fest event in June—good news! Trainers who purchased a ticket to the global event will be granted a ticket to the finale at no additional cost. 

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Date & Time

On Saturday, August 27, 2022, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. local time, Trainers around the world are invited to join this special global event.

Bonuses

The following bonuses are available to everyone, regardless of whether you have an event ticket or no:

  • Research icon A short Special Research story
  • Pokemon Encounter icon Four unique habitats that rotate every two hours
  • Pokemon Encounter icon Be among the first to encounter a Shiny Munna in Pokémon GO if you're lucky
  • Raid icon All Trainers will also have access to the one-, three-, and five-star Raid Bosses, including the ultra-cool and ultra-powerful Ultra Beasts.

The following bonuses will be available only to 🎟️ Ticket holders:

  • Pokemon Encounter icon For the first time in Pokémon GO, you’ll be able to encounter Shiny Unown N & Unown X—if you’re lucky!
  • Raid Pass icon Spin Photo Discs at Gyms to earn up to nine free Daily Raid Passes. These can be used only for in-person raids
  • Photobomb icon Take up to five snapshots during the event for a surprise
  • XP icon Earn an extra 5,000 XP in raid rewards when you win an in-person raid!
  • XP icon Earn 3× XP for spinning Photo Discs at PokéStops and Gyms
  • Incense icon Incense activated during the event will last two hours, and it may attract additional Pokémon, such as Unown, Torkoal, Tropius, and more.
  • Egg icon 1/2 Hatch Distance when Eggs are placed in Incubators during event hours
  • Pokemon Encounter icon Starting at 10:00 a.m., Trainers that have caught Sky Forme Shaymin can change it to Land Forme Shaymin, and vice-versa.
  • General icon An increased chance of encountering Shiny Pokémon.
  • Research icon Trainers with GO Fest 2022: Finale tickets will have access to three short, exclusive Special Research stories, new one available every two hours

GO Fest 2022 Finale: Free Experience

On Saturday, August 27, 2022, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. local time all Trainers can enjoy the following regardless of if they have an event ticket.

  • Research icon A short Special Research story
  • Pokemon Encounter icon Four unique habitats that rotate every two hours
  • Pokemon Encounter icon Be among the first to encounter a Shiny Munna in Pokémon GO if you're lucky
  • Raid icon All Trainers will also have access to the one-, three-, and five-star Raid Bosses, including the ultra-cool and ultra-powerful Ultra Beasts.

A Short Special Research Story

Take a snapshot during the event for a surprise! For the first time in Pokémon GO, you’ll be able to encounter Shiny Munna—if you’re lucky!

Avatar Items in Shop

Several special avatar items will debut for sale in the shop!

  • A hat inspired by Nihilego
  • A shirt inspired by Buzzwole
  • An outfit inspired by the GO Ultra Recon Squad

A hat inspired by Nihilego A shirt inspired by Buzzwole An outfit inspired by the GO Ultra Recon Squad

Event Stickers

Enjoy special event stickers! Get them by opening Gifts, spinning PokéStops, or purchasing them from the shop.

GO Fest 2022 Finale Stickers

Beast Balls

Plus, thanks to all the hard work Trainers around the world have put in during the Pokémon GO Fest events in Berlin, Seattle, and Sapporo, Rhi has been able to produce more Beast Balls! During this event, all Ultra Beast raid encounters will feature Beast Balls!

GO Fest 2022 Finale Habitats

Four unique habitats will be featured during this event, each focused on a particular Ultra Beast and running for two hours. The following Pokémon will be appearing more frequently in the wild during each habitat period:

Ultra Incursion: Pheromosa

From 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. local time the following Pokémon will be appearing more frequently in the wild:

Ultra Incursion: Buzzwole

From 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. local time the following Pokémon will be appearing more frequently in the wild:

Ultra Incursion: Xurkitree

From 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. local time the following Pokémon will be appearing more frequently in the wild:

Ultra Incursion: Nihilego

From 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. local time the following Pokémon will be appearing more frequently in the wild:

GO Fest 2022 Finale Raids

From 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. local time, the following Pokémon will be appearing in Raids:

One-Star Raids

Three-Star Raids

Five-Star Raids

Ultra Incursion: Pheromosa – 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. local time:

Pheromosa

Ultra Incursion: Buzzwole – 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. local time:

Buzzwole

Ultra Incursion: Xurkitree – 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. local time:

Xurkitree

Ultra Incursion: Nihilego – 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. local time:

GO Fest 2022 Finale Field Research

Task Rewards
Catch 5 Pokemon that share a type with Buzzwole Candy icon 5x Buzzwole Candy
Catch 5 Pokemon that share a type with Nihilego Candy icon 5x Nihilego Candy
Catch 5 Pokemon that share a type with Pheromosa Candy icon 5x Pheromosa Candy
Catch 5 Pokemon that share a type with Xurkitree Candy icon 5x Xurkitree Candy
Catch 10 Pokemon
  • Pinap Berry icon 5x Pinap Berry
  • Poke Ball icon 10x Poke Ball
Earn a Candy walking with your Buddy
  • Ultra Ball icon 5x Ultra Ball
  • Poke Ball icon 10x Poke Ball
  • Stardust icon 200x Stardust
Hatch an Egg
Power up 5 Bug-type Pokemon

GO Fest 2022 Finale: Ticketed Experience

🎟️ Ticket-holder exclusive

On Saturday, August 27, 2022, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. local time, Trainers with an event ticket can enjoy the following:

  • Pokemon Encounter icon For the first time in Pokémon GO, you’ll be able to encounter Shiny Unown N & Unown X—if you’re lucky!
  • Raid Pass icon Spin Photo Discs at Gyms to earn up to nine free Daily Raid Passes. These can be used only for in-person raids
  • Photobomb icon Take up to five snapshots during the event for a surprise
  • XP icon Earn an extra 5,000 XP in raid rewards when you win an in-person raid!
  • XP icon Earn 3× XP for spinning Photo Discs at PokéStops and Gyms
  • Incense icon Incense activated during the event will last two hours, and it may attract additional Pokémon, such as Unown, Torkoal, Tropius, and more.
  • Egg icon 1/2 Hatch Distance when Eggs are placed in Incubators during event hours
  • Pokemon Encounter icon Starting at 10:00 a.m., Trainers that have caught Sky Forme Shaymin can change it to Land Forme Shaymin, and vice-versa.
  • General icon An increased chance of encountering Shiny Pokémon.
  • Research icon Trainers with GO Fest 2022: Finale tickets will have access to three short, exclusive Special Research stories, new one available every two hours

Change Shaymin Forme

Starting at 10:00 a.m. local time, Trainers who have caught Sky Forme Shaymin will be able to change its form to Land Forme Shaymin, and vice-versa!

Special Research

🎟️ Ticket-holder exclusive

In addition to the short Special Research story available to all Trainers, Pokémon GO Fest 2022: Finale ticket holders will receive three short, exclusive Special Research stories!

Complete them to earn in-game items, an encounter with Sky Forme Shaymin, and exclusive avatar items like a Sky Forme Shaymin shirt and a helmet without a visor inspired by the GO Ultra Recon Squad.

Ultra Incursion: Pheromosa – From 10:00 a.m.

All Trainers—even those without tickets—will be granted access to a short Special Research story.

Ultra Incursion: Buzzwole – From 12:00 p.m.

Starting at 12:00 p.m. local time, Trainers with tickets who have completed the first Special Research story will be granted the first ticket-exclusive Special Research story.

Ultra Incursion: Xurkitree – From 2:00 p.m.

Starting at 2:00 p.m. local time, Trainers with tickets who have completed the first ticket-exclusive Special Research can begin a second exclusive Special Research story.

Ultra Incursion: Nihilego – From 4:00 p.m.

Starting at 4:00 p.m. local time, Trainers with tickets who have completed the second ticket-exclusive Special Research can begin the third and final ticket-exclusive Special Research story.

So long as you claim the first Special Research story during the event, you’ll be able to complete it and any remaining Special Research stories whenever you want.

Additional Incense Spawns

🎟️ Ticket-holder exclusive

In addition to Pokémon listed above, ticket-holding Trainers may encounter some additional Pokémon when they use Incense during each habitat period:

Ultra Incursion: Pheromosa – 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. local time

Ultra Incursion: Buzzwole – 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. local time

Ultra Incursion: Xurkitree – 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. local time

Ultra Incursion: Nihilego – 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. local time

Tickets

Tickets for the Pokémon GO Fest 2022: Finale event are available now for US$10.99* in the in-game shop and include access to special event gameplay on Saturday, August 27, 2022.

Please note: if you purchased a Pokémon GO Fest ticket for the main event on June 4 and 5, 2022, you already have a ticket to this event—no additional purchase necessary!

Pokémon GO Fest is best experienced alongside friends and family. To encourage groups to play together, we’re excited to announce a special discounted gifting option for ticket holders.

All Trainers who purchase a standalone ticket for the finale event—or those who purchased a ticket for the global Pokémon GO Fest event in June—will be able to gift up to three tickets for the finale event for the reduced price of US$4.99 each.

How to Purchase a Ticket

Pokémon GO Fest 2022: Finale tickets are now available in the in-game shop for US$10.99 (or your local equivalent, taxes and fees applicable)!

  • In the in-game shop, tap the Pokémon GO Fest 2022 image.
  • Tap the Buy button.
  • You’ll then see a pop-up indicating that you’ve received a ticket for Pokémon GO Fest 2022: Finale.
  • After you tap OK, you can find the ticket in your Item Bag.
  • A few days before the event, you’ll receive a medal. When you log in during event hours on Saturday, August 27, 2022, you’ll receive access to the Pokémon GO Fest 2022: Finale experience.
  • Please note: you must log in during event hours to claim the Special Research story. After you’ve claimed the first Special Research story, you can complete it at any time.
  • After purchasing a ticket for GO Fest 2022: Finale, you will be able to gift up to 3 tickets for a discounted price of US$4.99.

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