Pokémon GO Fest 2024: New York City

Pokémon GO Fest 2024: New York City is a two-day digital event available to all Trainers worldwide from July 5 – 7, 2024 with the event running from 10:00 am until 6:00 pm local time on both days.

Pokémon GO Fest 2024 is coming to New York City, and Niantic have planned a big event for the Big Apple! GO Fest 2024: New York City is split into different experiences across two locations: Randall’s Island Park. and throughout the rest of New York City.

Attendees can enjoy exclusive gameplay, special bonuses, and more as they adventure alongside thousands of fellow Trainers, spending half the day in Randall’s Island Park and the other half exploring the larger New York City area! All tickets include both the Randall’s Island Park AND New York City experience—the only difference is the time of day Trainers will be at each location.

Over 70 Pokémon will appear during the event, plus special costume Pokémon, bonuses and more!

Pokémon GO Fest 2024: New York Event icon

When and where

Event icon Friday, July 5, 9:00am to 7:00pm
Event icon Saturday, July 6, 9:00am to 7:00pm
Event icon Sunday, July 7, 9:00am to 7:00pm
Candy icon Randall's Island Park and throughout New York City


All attendees will receive the following bonuses and rewards between 9:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m, anywhere in New York City on their ticketed day:

You can make the most of your event day with add-ons. Check out the Raid Lover, Egg-thusiast, and City-wide Gameplay add-ons.

Lure icon Lure Modules activated will last for two hours
Egg icon 1/2 Hatch distance for eggs incubated during the event
Egg icon Special 7km eggs will be available
Trade icon Up to six special trades can be made per day, no matter where you are in the city
Candy icon 2x Catch Candy
Candy icon 1.5x Hatch Candy
Stardust icon 1.5x Hatch Stardust
Research icon Trainers will be able to enjoy Field Research themed around the different Pokémon habitats
Photobomb icon Surprise encounters in GO Snapshot—when taking snapshots during the event, you may get a warm surprise!

Marshadow Global Debut Pokemon Encounter icon

GO Fest 2024


This year, the Mythical Pokémon Marshadow—the Gloomdweller Pokémon—aims to overshadow the event! After making its Pokémon GO debut during the Pokémon GO Fest 2024 events in Sendai and Madrid, this shadowy Pokémon will make a follow-up appearance in New York City! Follow the story told by your event-exclusive Special Research and adventure throughout the park, and get ready for your own mysterious encounter with Marshadow!

Trainers will only encounter Marshadow once no matter how many GO Fest 2024 Special Research stories they acquire and complete. If you plan to attend multiple in-person GO Fest 2024 events, the first relevant Special Research story you obtain will award your Marshadow encounter.

Any subsequent GO Fest Special Research you obtain and complete will award you with Marshadow Candy instead of a Marshadow encounter once it is completed.

Klefki Pokemon Encounter icon


Not all that hides in the dark is Marshadow, though—Trainers will also be able to encounter Klefki! Klefki, the Key Ring Pokémon, will appear during Pokémon GO Fest 2024: New York City! This Pokémon is typically only found in France!

Shiny Pokémon Debut Pokemon Encounter icon


Trainers who attend Pokémon GO Fest 2024: New York City will be able to encounter Shiny Ducklett for the first time in Pokémon GO—if they’re lucky!

Unown (?)

Shiny Unown ? will also make its first appearance in the Americas at the event after debuting during the Pokémon GO Fest events hosted in Sendai and Madrid.

Shiny Ducklett Shiny Swanna Shiny Unown ?

Costume Pokémon Debuts Pokemon Encounter icon

Pikachu and Eevee are dressed for this special occasion! Eevee wearing a sun crown and Eevee wearing a moon crown will be exclusively available to in-person GO Fest attendees only.

Pikachu wearing a sun crown and Pikachu wearing a moon crown will also be available to in-person GO Fest attendees before Pokémon GO Fest: Global in July.

If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny one!

A Picture Perfect Pokémon Photobomb icon

Rotom (Heat)

For eagle-eyed Trainers, Heat Rotom may appear in snapshots as a surprise encounter during in-person GO Fest events.

Park Experience Pokemon Encounter icon

Trainers who purchase a ticket will split their day between exploring Randall’s Island Park and adventuring throughout New York City, enjoying special exclusive event gameplay during both parts of the day.

Both the Morning Park Experience and the Afternoon Park Experience are the same—the only difference is the time of day Trainers are at each location.

With a Morning Park Experience ticket, you’ll spend the first part of your day within Randall’s Island Park before heading into New York City to experience a second event-exclusive gameplay experience.

  • Morning Park Experience: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. ET
  • City Experience: 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. ET

With an Afternoon Park Experience ticket, you’ll spend the first part of your day exploring New York City before heading to Randall’s Island Park to experience a second event-exclusive gameplay experience.

  • City Experience: 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. ET
  • Afternoon Park Experience: 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. ET

Please note: You will only be able to play Pokémon GO within Randall’s Island Park during the Park Experience hours listed on your ticket.

Pokémon GO Fest 2024: New York City attendees may purchase a ticket for one day of the three-day event. One-day tickets are US$30 (plus applicable taxes and fees) and are available for purchase here.

You will see “Tickets Available” next to the event listing if it hasn’t sold out yet. Event gameplay will be available only at the date, time, and location specified on your ticket. It will not be possible to participate in this event without an event ticket.

Park Experience Habitats

City Experience Pokemon Encounter icon

Experience the hidden wonders of New York City with special, event-exclusive gameplay wherever you choose to play in the five boroughs!

  • All ticket-holders can enjoy the same exciting content, rewards, and bonuses during the day from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Stay tuned for more information.
  • All Pokémon featured in the event habitats will appear in the wild throughout New York City during the day on your ticket!

Raids Raids icon

The following Pokémon will appear in Five-Star Raids:

Related Raid Guides: Nihilego, Buzzwole, Kartana, Guzzlord, Necrozma.

7km Eggs Egg icon

Special event themed 7km eggs will be available from gifts opened during the event for ticket holders.

Collection Challenges Research icon

Level up your Elite Collector medal by completing Collection Challenges—one for each of the four habitats!

Field Research Research icon

Spin PokéStops to collect event-exclusive Field Research tasks and earn rewards.

Bonuses for Early Ticket Purchases Shop icon

Special early bird ticket pricing is available NOW until April 9, 2024. These discounted tickets are limited, so snag them early to take advantage of this cheaper price!

For early birds, tickets will be reduced to $25*, from the full price of $30*.

*(plus applicable taxes and fees)

Game Play Addons Shop icon

As an optional bonus for those who are attending GO Fest 2024 New York City, the below add-ons will be offered. You can add these on later, so don’t worry about choosing which ones you want right away.

Raid Lover – $15

With the Raid Lover Add-on you will get the following bonuses active throughout New York City from Friday, July 5th through Sunday, July 7th, 2024

  • Attack icon Up to 18 free Raid Passes per day by spinning Photo Discs at Gyms
  • XP icon 5,000 additional Experience awarded for completing raids.
  • Candy icon 6 additional Candy for catching Pokémon in 5-Star and Mega Raids.
  • Candy XL icon 3 additional Candy XL for catching Pokémon in 5-Star and Mega Raids. (Trainers Level 31+)

Egg-thusiast – $15

With the Egg-thusiast Add on you will get the following bonuses active throughout New York City from Friday, July 5th through Sunday, July 7th, 2024

  • Incubator icon 1/4 Hatch Distance
  • Egg icon Increased chance of receiving 10 km Eggs from spinning Pokéstops and Gyms
  • Stardust icon 3x Hatch Stardust
  • XP icon 3x Hatch XP
  • Candy icon 3x Hatch Candy

Citywide Gameplay – $20

Extend the GO Fest fun and enjoy the city experience throughout New York City on one to two extra days of your choice! This add-on provides an additional day of the same citywide gameplay experience that is available on your primary event day; however, it does not include additional Special or Timed Research.

This add-on only enables additional citywide gameplay. The Randall’s Island Park event experience will only be available on your primary event day at the time indicated on your ticket.

T-Shirt Pre-order – $27

Pre-order your in-person event-exclusive Pokémon GO Fest 2024 T-shirt now and pick it up in-person during the event. Each T-shirt purchased will also come with a code that can be redeemed for a matching in-app avatar item. T-shirt quantities are limited and pre-orders will only be available while supplies last.

No returns, exchanges, or cancellations will be allowed. The same T-shirt design (in a different color) will be available for sale (while supplies last) on Niantic Supply in select countries.

How to Purchase Tickets Shop icon

Click here to get a ticket, or: 

  1. Open the Pokémon GO app.
  2. In Map View, tap the Main Menu button.
  3. Tap Events.
  4. On the following page, all upcoming live events will be listed, with the soonest event at the top.
  5. You’ll see the label “Tickets Available!” next to a first-come first-served event if it hasn’t sold out yet.
  6. Tap the event to select the date and time you wish to attend, purchase tickets for friends (see the “Gift a ticket to a friend!” section), and input your payment information to complete your purchase.
  7. On the payment confirmation page, please note your order ID. You’ll also receive a confirmation email at the address you entered before payment.

Randall’s Island Event icon

Pokémon GO Fest is taking over beautiful Randall’s Island Park! Explore this expansive waterfront oasis and enjoy real-world habitats, photo opportunities, exclusive merchandise, and more alongside thousands of fellow Trainers.


Purchase exciting Pokémon merchandise—including the Official GO Fest 2024 Tee (Dark Gray) only available at GO Fest 2024 events (while supplies last).

A limited number of Pokémon GO Fest 2024 T-shirts will be available at this event. This exclusive T-shirt color will only be sold at our in-person Pokémon GO Fest events and is now available to preorder when you purchase an in-person event ticket. They’ll only be available while supplies last, so don’t miss out! By purchasing an in-person Pokémon GO Fest 2024 T-shirt, Trainers will also receive a redemption code for an exclusive matching GO Fest T-shirt avatar item. The global version of the T-shirt, which is a different color, is available now from Niantic Supply.

Photo Opportunities

Pikachu and Eevee will be at Randall’s Island Park for a special real-life photo opportunity—take a photo with them to commemorate your trip.

Battle Ground

Test your mettle against other Trainers, and compete for prizes at the Battle Ground. New to the GO Battle League? Stop by to learn more and build a competitive team!

Team Lounges

Visit a lounge to earn prizes from Pokémon GO trivia questions—or just take a break.

Pokémon GO Fest 2024: New York City Meet and Greet Details

Meet-and-greets with notable Trainers will happen during every park session of Pokémon GO Fest 2024: New York City from July 5 to July 7, 2024. Each notable Trainer will only be available during either the morning park session or the afternoon park session. Lines may be capped early if necessary.

Trainers who do not have a ticket for Pokémon GO Fest: New York City on the day that a notable Trainer is appearing cannot participate in meet-and-greet activities.

GO Fest 2024: New York City meet-and-greet schedule

The schedule will be as follows for each day of the event.

Morning Park Experience (10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. ET)

Afternoon Park Experience (4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. ET)

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Turtwig obsessive, real life Psyduck, Pokémon GO AR Photographer, found footage horror fan and Pokémon GO Hub Editor and Writer.

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