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Pokémon GO Fest 2022 is announced featuring a bonus finale event

Not just a global event but also a in-person celebration!

It is undeniable that Pokémon Go has been one of the most played games even during a global pandemic. Niantic made necessary changes in their game to practice safety with increased catch radius and bonuses that helped players stay safe even while going out to play during the pandemic. But, as the world comes back to being normal, the game is also getting back into pre-covid settings, and with that, the long-due Pokémon Go Fest 2022 is back.

The annual Pokémon Go event saw thousands of trainers participating in unique raids, special research tasks, and other opportunities to catch some of the more rare Pokemon within the mobile title.

Pokémon Go Fest 2022: Event dates and locations

Fans across the world had been waiting for this announcement since the lockdowns were relaxed. Niantic has finally announced the dates for the 2022 Pokémon Go Fest, it will be a special 2- day event starting from June 4, Saturday through June 5, Sunday. The team has not revealed any information on what Pokémon Go fans can expect during the event but a bonus finale event that will be coming on Saturday, August 27. 

Pokémon GO Fest dates and location
Image via Niantic

On the other hand, Pokémon Go Fest events will begin from July 1, through July 3, in Berlin, and at the end of the same month, fans can take part in the second GO Fest event in Seattle, Washington starting on Friday, July 22 through July 24. Finally, Pokemon GO Fest returns to Japan on Friday, August 5, through August 7 in Sapporo. All Pokémon GO Trainers can look forward to fun experiences during the event, including:

Day 1 – Saturday, June 4, 2022

  • Rotating Habitats – Different Pokémon will appear during each habitat hour – City, Plains, Rainforest, Tundra.
  • Shiny Pokémon Debuts – For the first time in Pokémon GO, Trainers will be able to encounter Shiny Shroomish, Shiny Numel, Shiny Karrablast, Shiny Axew and Shiny Shelmet, if they are lucky.
  • Customized Special Research – Conduct Special Research to encounter Land Forme Shaymin 
  • Personalize the experience between Relaxed, Standard and Master difficulty levels to get different sticker rewards
  • Personalize the gameplay focus between Catch, Explore or Battle to change Special Research tasks accordingly.
  • Shiny Pokémon Debut – For the first time in Pokémon GO, Trainers will be able to encounter Shiny Unown B, if they’re lucky.
  • Increased Shiny Rate – Trainers will have increased chances of encountering Shiny Pokémon in the wild during event hours. Chances will be better on Saturday than on Sunday.
  • Global Challenge Arena – Trainers can work together to complete a collaborative challenge each hour. If they succeed, they’ll earn a bonus for the remainder of the hour. 

Day 2 – Sunday, June 5, 2022

  • Global Challenge Arena – Trainers can work together to complete a collaborative challenge each hour. If they succeed, they’ll earn a bonus for the remainder of the hour. 
  • Pokémon GO Raid Debut – A certain Pokémon will appear in five-star raids for the first time in Pokémon GO.
  • Special Research – Log in during event hours to claim a short Special Research story
  • Additional Special Research story after completing Sunday’s short Special Research story available to all Trainers.
  • Team GO Rocket balloons will appear more frequently and Trainers will earn twice the Mysterious Components after defeating Team GO Rocket Grunts.

Both days

  • Pikachu with a Shaymin-inspired Gracidea flower costume* will make its debut in the wild and one-star raids. Axew* will appear in one-star raids. If Trainers are lucky, they might encounter a shiny one.
  • Earn up to nine free Raid Passes for in-person raids.

Pokémon Go has a lineup of events prepared for this year

Pokémon Go also has a lot of other events lined up for this year to keep fans hooked on the game. One of the first events is All-Hands Rocket Retreat which begins on April 3  and ends on April 7,  it will be followed by Spring into Spring which will start on April 12  and end on April 18.

The Sustainability Week will begin on April 20 and run through April 25, simultaneously with Pokémon Go Community Day on April 23, which will then be followed by the continued Alola Season.

Ultra Unlocks

Unlike past years, this year’s Ultra Unlock will not be a single event. Instead, Trainers will have certain Global Challenges to complete during each Pokémon GO Fest event—such as defeating a certain number of Team GO Rocket members—which, if completed, will unlock an upgraded version of a later event during the Season of GO!

Because there are multiple Pokémon GO Fest celebrations happening this year, Trainers all over the world will have multiple chances to trigger specific Ultra Unlock bonuses. The initial two-day global event on Saturday, June 4, 2022, and Sunday, June 5, 2022 will have its own hourly Global Challenges on Saturday to trigger the first Ultra Unlock bonus, and the in-person Pokémon GO Fest events that follow will also have their own unique Global Challenges tied to Ultra Unlocks for events later in the Season.

Even if you can’t make it to the events in Berlin, Seattle, or Sapporo, you’ll still be able to play along wherever you are and help make progress toward those Ultra Unlock bonuses! Trainers will be able to earn Ultra Unlock bonuses by completing Global Challenges during the following events.

  • Global Pokémon GO Fest: If Trainers complete at least 20 Global Challenges, they’ll earn Ultra Unlock bonuses for Adventure Week.
  • Pokémon GO Fest Berlin: If Trainers complete this event’s Global Challenge, they’ll earn Ultra Unlock bonuses for the anniversary event.
  • Pokémon GO Fest Seattle: If Trainers complete this event’s Global Challenge, they’ll earn Ultra Unlock bonuses for a to-be-revealed event.
  • Pokémon GO Fest Sapporo: If Trainers complete this event’s Global Challenge, they’ll earn Ultra Unlock bonuses for a to-be-revealed event.

Personalized Special Research

This year, ticket-holding Trainers will get to personalize their Pokémon GO Fest experience with Special Research. Catch, explore, or battle – choose your focus and difficulty level, and certain Special Research tasks will change accordingly! Complete Special Research to encounter the Mythical Pokémon Shaymin in its Land Forme! Other rewards include a Shaymin-inspired avatar item and an event-exclusive pose.

  • Land Forme Shaymin T-shirt
  • Gracidea Bouquet Pose

Avatar items in the shop

Show your Pokémon GO Fest spirit! New Shaymin-inspired avatar items will be available in the in-game shop!

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

Rotating habitats and Pokémon encounters

Many different Pokémon will appear in rotating hourly habitats during the event. 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 special Pikachu will also be available

Pikachu is getting into the Pokémon GO Fest spirit, too! During the event, be on the lookout for Gracidea Pikachu appearing in the wild, in one-star raids, and as a surprise encounter in GO Snapshot. If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny one!

Furthermore, Users can stay updated about all the information by visiting the official website or by following the official social media handles.

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