We have a trio of announcements from Niantic this afternoon, Trainers! Heatran, the Lava Dome Pokémon, will once again be in 5-Star Raids! The APAC region will receive a Makeup-Makeup GO Fest 2020 Day. Lastly, Summer Stickers will be coming soon to the in-game shop! Time to dive in!
The Fire- and Steel-type Lava Dome Pokémon, Heatran, will join Raid Battles across the world from August 21 at 1:00 p.m. PDT to September 10 at 1:00 p.m. PDT!
Be sure to assemble a team that includes Water-, Fighting-, and Ground-type Pokémon to take down this Legendary Pokémon before it overpowers your team with its massive strength!
Don’t miss this chance to catch this Legendary Pokémon before it returns to its mountain home! Stay safe, and happy exploring!
APAC GO FEST MAKEUp-MAKEUP
|Sunday, August 23, 2020|
11:00am to 2:00pm (local time) APAC ONLY!
|HABITATS: Rotating Fire, Water, and Friendship.|
|SPAWNS: Pokémon featured during the Pokémon GO Fest 2020 Fire, Water, and Friendship habitat hours will be appearing in the wild during their specified hour.|
|INCENSE: Incense activated during the event will last for one hour, will be more effective at attracting the featured Pokémon, and certain featured Pokémon will appear only when attracted by Incense.|
|Other features of the previous makeup event—such as the special free box, Gifts containing Rare Candies, and other bonuses—will not be active.|
Trainers in New Zealand, Australia and other parts of the Asia Pacific region, We sincerely apologize for the technical issues that occurred for some of you during the Pokémon GO Fest makeup event on August 16.
On Sunday, August 23, 2020, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. local time, we are holding a makeup event for Trainers in the Asia Pacific region who were affected, specifically in the time zones from UTC+7 to UTC+14.
During this makeup event, some Pokémon featured during Pokémon GO Fest 2020 will be appearing more frequently in the wild. Note that this makeup event will be available only to players who purchased a Pokémon GO Fest 2020 ticket.
New summer-themed stickers that can be placed on Gifts you send to friends will soon become available in the in-game shop!
Ever feel like you need a wider variety of Gift stickers to express the sheer depths of the emotions you have for your friends? Well, worry no longer—new Gift stickers are coming! We’re excited to announce that you will soon be able to get more Gift stickers in the shop. Be sure to follow us on social media, opt in to receiving push notifications, and subscribe to our emails to stay updated on when the new Gift stickers become available.
THREE FOR ALL
One day, three announcements! Go big or go home! While Heatran might not be the most exciting Raid Boss ever, as this will be its 3rd time through the rotation, it still can be shiny, and it’s still a very powerful Fire- and Steel-type for your crew. Newer Trainers might also not have this Legendary Pokémon yet, so before you hit the Lugia button on it, take that into consideration first.
Also, APAC will get its GO Fest Makeup-Makeup Day! We applaud Niantic for their continued efforts to get this day done correctly. As they showed by announcing the Dragon Week Timed Research do-over, they are continuing to try and do right by the community. APAC, may your shiny Unowns be numerous!
Summer Stickers! Stickers may or may not be your thing. But, we know a lot of people who enjoy slapping them onto Gifts every time they send one, so some new hotness will be much welcomed.