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GO Fest Kick-Off and Ultra Bonus Unlock!

Did you think you Niantic was done after yesterday’s GO Battle League update? Think again PokéFam! Just announced is a Kick-off for GO Fest and The Ultra Unlock weeks we could get by meeting different challenges during Pokémon GO Fest 2020!

GO FEST 2020: KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

Niantic has provided with some helpful hints and reminds of what we should do before Go Fest kicks off!

If you haven’t yet purchased a ticket, you can pick one up for US$14.99 (or the equivalent in your local currency), plus taxes and fees, and enjoy a weekend of Special Research and encounters with featured Pokémon! Here’s how you can purchase a ticket.

  • In the shop, tap the Pokémon GO Fest 2020 image.
  • Tap the Buy button. (Tickets cannot be purchased with PokéCoins.)
  • After you tap OK, you can find the ticket in your Item Bag.
  • You’ll receive a medal commemorating the event. When you open the app during day one, you’ll receive access to the two-day Pokémon GO Fest 2020 experience, including the first Special Research line! Make sure to open the app during day two to receive the second Special Research line.
  • After you’ve obtained the Special Research lines, you can complete them at any time. Tickets to this event are nonrefundable (subject to applicable law and the exceptions set forth in the Terms of Service).

Make the most out of your experience by using Incense:

Incense activated during the event will last for one hour and will be even better at attracting featured Pokémon.

Explore all the habitats:

During Day 1, there will be five themed habitats rotating each hour, and each will feature different Pokémon!

Get to level 10:

If you are currently below Level 10, be sure to get to level 10 prior to the event in order to maximize your experience.

Get your Print at Home kit:

Bring the adventure of Pokémon GO Fest 2020 home. With the Print at Home kit, you can assemble crafts, decorations, and more to help re-create the adventure of traditional Pokémon GO Fests, no matter where you are in the world! The kit is available now on the [Pokémon GO Fest website](link).

Visit the Virtual Team Lounge:

If you want to take a break from catching Pokémon during GO Fest, join us in the Virtual Team Lounge! Watch live video content, join the chat, check your team’s contributions to the Global Challenge Arena, and more! Mark your calendars—don’t miss the Pokémon GO Fest 2020 global kickoff keynote by John Hanke, founder and CEO of Niantic, on Friday, July 24, at 2:00 p.m. PDT (GMT −7) .

Dress up with Pokémon GO Fest 2020 avatar items!

Pick them up in the shop Thursday, July 23, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. PDT.

Ultra Unlock details

Ultra Unlocks are a staple at GO Fest, and this year, even though we will be playing from the relative confines of home, will be no different! 

During Day 1 of Pokémon GO Fest 2020, we will have the opportunity to work as one huge team to complete 32 global challenges in the Global Challenge Arena!

For every 8 challenges we complete, trainers will unlock an Ultra Unlock week. Once we complete 24 global challenges, we will have unlocked all 3 Ultra Unlock weeks!

After GO Fest is underway, you will be able to keep up-to-date on the progress of each challenge on your Today View screen.

EVENT
DATE/
TIME:
Fri., Jul. 31, 2020, @ 1:00pm PDT
to
Fri., Aug. 7, 2020, @ 1:00pm PDT
 
FEATURES:

TIMED RESEARCH:
Encounters with 2 Deino!
WILD: Alolan Exeggutor, Horsea, Dratini, Trapinch, Swablu, Bagon, and Gible.
5-STAR RAIDS: Rayquaza
7KM EGGS: Horsea, Dratini, Trapinch, Swablu, and Bagon, Gible, and Deino
SHINY: Deino and other Dragon-type Pokémon
EVENT
DATE/
TIME:
Fri., Aug. 7, 2020, @ 1:00pm PDT
to
Fri., Aug. 14, 2020, @ 1:00pm PDT
FEATURES:WILD: Staryu, Jigglypuff, Clefairy, Lunatone, Solrock, Baltoy, Bronzor, and Elgyem.
7KM EGGS: Cleffa, Igglybuff, Lunatone, Solrock, and Elgyem
RAIDS: Deoxys, Bronzong, Claydol, Bronzong, Elgyem, and Unown U, L, T, R, and A
SHINY: Deoxys and Staryu
EVENT
DATE/
TIME:
Fri., Aug. 14, 2020, @ 1:00pm PDT
to
Fri., Aug. 21, 2020, @ 1:00pm PDT
 
FEATURES:
WILD: Sewaddle, Cottonee, Emolga, and other Unova Pokémon.   
7KM EGGS: Sewaddle, Cottonee, Emolga, and other Unova Pokémon.   
DEBUT: Bouffalant will be appearing in the wild and hatching from 5 km Eggs in New York City, USA and the surrounding areas.   
RAIDS: Genesect, Roggenrola, and other Unova Pokémon.   
SHINY: Genesect & Roggenrola

DRAGON WEEK

The first Ultra Unlock week that can be unlocked by Trainers completing 8 global challenges, is Dragon Week! Dragon-type Pokémon from all gens will be taking over our screen for a week-long Dragon Fest. Every Dragon from Gible to Alolan Exeggutor will have its time to shine!

  
SHINY DEINO FAMILY
Deino Zweilous Hydreigon

ENIGMA WEEK

The second of the unlockable Ultra Unlock Weeks is Enigma Week! If we manage to complete 16 global challenges, we will unlock a week of Psychic-type Pokémon, including the debut of Elgyem, Staryu’s shiny release, and the return of Deoxys, which also can be shiny! Below are a few we know and believe we will be seeing that week.

ELGYEM FMAILY
Elgyem Beheeyem
DEOXYS
NORMAL SHINY
DEOXYS RAID GUIDE
SHINY STARYU FAMILY
Staryu Starmie

UNOVA WEEK

If we can complete 24 out of the 32 global challenges, we unlock the Unova Week! Debuts galore will be a feature of this Ultra Unlock week. Sewaddle, Cottonee, Emolga, and a new regional, Bouffalant, will all be making their debuts in Pokémon GO. Below is a table of Unova Pokémon we know and expect to see that week!

*DEBUT: Bouffalant will be limited to New York City, and the surrounding area.

Sewaddle Family
Sewaddle Swadloon Leavanny
Sewaddle Swadloon Leavanny
Cottonee Family
cottonee Whimsicott
Cottonee Whimsicott
Additional Unova Releases
Emolga
Emolga Bouffalant (regional)
 Genesect
 
 Normal Shiny 
Genesect Raid Guide
SHINY ROGGENROLA FAMILY
Roggenrola Boldore Gigilith

THE CHALLENGE IS REAL

Are you ready to complete some global challenges? We know we are! The Ultra Unlock weeks are definitely worth putting in the work. Each week will have a Legendary/Mythical that will be in raids and can be shiny! Every week will also have a new shiny family of Pokémon introduced. We also get the debut of FIVE new Pokémon families! What can we say? If we work together to unlock these 3 events, this August will be LEGENDARY.

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