The Pokemon Go Fest events are back in 2022, and Sapporo, Japan is the first location! Nakajima Park and the city of Sapporo will host this special event from August 5, 2022, to August 7, 2022. This year’s event is too big to be contained within a single park, so some gameplay elements have been expanded citywide.
And this time, the fest will be complete with unique features, giveaways, and more. Enthusiastic players can join your fellow Trainers in celebrating this fest as the tickets for Pokemon GO Fest 2022 Sapporo is now live for sale. You can purchase tickets on the Pokémon GO Fest: Sapporo website.
Tickets are available for ¥3,000 ($23) (plus relevant taxes) and are sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets are limited and will only be available until supplies run out. Moreover, just like in Berlin, Sapporo participants can only buy tickets for one day of the three-day Pokémon GO Fest.
Buy tickets for any one day of the Pokemon GO Fest 2022 Sapporo with varied options
Trainers who purchase a ticket will split their day between event experiences that happen in Nakajima Park and throughout the city of Sapporo itself. When purchasing your ticket, you will get to select which part of the day – Morning session and Afternoon session you’d like to experience in the park.
- A ticket for the morning session offers the event experience within Nakajima Park from 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and the city event experience from 2:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. local time.
- A ticket for the afternoon session offers the city event experience from 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and the park event experience from 2:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. local time.
Do remember that only Trainers with a valid ticket for the applicable session will be able to play within Nakajima Park. There will be a one-hour intermission between sessions to allow Trainers time to move between areas. During the citywide event experience, ticket-holding Trainers will experience event-exclusive gameplay in Sapporo. Event gameplay will not be available to ticket-holding Trainers outside Sapporo.
Morning Session ticket
Trainers with tickets for the “Morning Session” can start their day’s adventure at Nakajima Park and explore the park from 8:00 to 13:30. From 13:30 to 14:30 there will be a break with no special gameplay, so please move from the park to your preferred location in the city.
After that, from 14:30 to 20:00, you can enjoy playing games in various places in the city! During this time, you can experience the special gameplay of the event wherever you are in Sapporo. All participants will receive two “Special Research” stories. One is in the park and the other is to guide you through the experience of the event during gameplay in Sapporo city.
Afternoon Session Ticket
Afternoon tickets allow you to enjoy the gameplay of the event from anywhere in Sapporo from 8:00 to 1:30 pm. From 13:30 to 14:30 there will be a break without special gameplay, so please move from where you played in the morning to Nakajima Park.
After that, from 14:30 to 20:00, you can experience playing games in the park at Nakajima Park. All participants will receive two “Special Research” stories. One guides you through the experience of the event during gameplay in the park and the other in the city.
Enjoy a plethora of events and earn rewards in Pokemon GO Fest 2022: Sapporo
Trainers who purchase a ticket to Pokemon GO Fest 2022: Sapporo will be able to enjoy the following in Nakajima Park on their selected event day and time:
- Complete event-exclusive Special Research to encounter Sky Forme Shaymin as you explore Nakajima Park.
- Explore four real-world habitats – two of which are unique to the Sapporo event. Each habitat includes a unique Pokémon and its very own Collection Challenge.
- Dreamy Mindscape: If you are feeling a bit Drowzee or hoping to curl up for a nap with Teddiursa, then you can catch a little snooze with Pokémon Snorlax and Litwick
- Living Meadow: Enjoy the lush landscape as you romp with Galarian Ponyta, Scyther, Yanma, and Pansage.
- Frozen Lake: Bask in the beauty of water and ice while encountering Pokémon such as Alolan Vulpix, Lapras, Snorunt, and Panpour.
- Athletic Park: Train up with Machop, Hitmontop, Chimchar, and Pansear.
- Don’t miss out on the chance to get an exclusive version of the Pokémon GO Fest 2022 T-shirt! This T-shirt will go on sale at Pokémon Center Online on Thursday, May 26th, 2022 and arrive at Pokémon Center stores on Saturday, May 28th, 2022!
- Make up to six Special Trades during the park event experience. All trades made during the park event experience will also have a reduced Stardust cost. Ticket-holding Trainers will enjoy the following during the citywide event experience within Sapporo.
- A second Special Research story will be available, featuring a rewarding encounter with a Pokémon that has yet to appear in Pokémon GO.
- Pokémon from all of the Pokémon GO Fest: Sapporo habitats will be appearing in the wild.
- Claim up to nine total daily Raid Passes by spinning Photo Discs at Gyms.
- Team GO Rocket balloons will be appearing more often, and defeating Team GO Rocket Grunts will earn you twice as many Mysterious Components.
Ticket-holding Trainers will enjoy the following during both the city and park event experiences.
- Shiny Pansage and Shiny Swirlix will be making their Pokémon GO debuts.
- Eggs will require one-half their normal Hatch Distance.
- Take a snapshot at the event for a surprise!
- Event-themed Field Research will be available.
- You’ll be able to get event-themed stickers by spinning PokéStops and opening Gifts.
- Confetti will be appearing on the in-game map.
All Trainers in Sapporo will have access to special Pokemon GO Fest 2022 raids including Cresselia and Darkrai in five-star raids during Pokémon GO Fest: Sapporo from Friday, August 5, 2022, to Sunday, August 7, 2022.
Niantic offers Trainers optional add-ons to enhance their event experience
As a new addition to our live events, we’re offering Trainers the chance to enhance their event experience with special, optional add-ons. These add-ons can only be purchased when you purchase your live event ticket and cannot be added later. Add-on bonuses will be active from Friday, August 5, 2022, to Sunday, August 7.
Raid Lover add-on +¥1,200 ($9) (including applicable taxes): This add-on grants up to 12 in-person Raid Passes total for each day by spinning Photo Discs at Gyms, an additional 5,000 XP after every raid you complete successfully, and six additional Candy and three additional Candy XL after catching Pokémon in five-star raids.
Critical Hatch add-on +¥1,200 ($9) (including applicable taxes): Hatch Eggs in 1/4 the normal distance (this bonus does not stack with other similar bonuses), and earn double the XP, double the Candy, and double the Stardust for hatching Eggs.