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Pokémon GO Fest 2021 – Full Details Announced

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Details for the 2-day long 2021 Pokémon GO Fest extravaganza have been released! It’s a long one, Fam, so let’s not waste time and dive right in!

SATURDAY, JULY 17, 2021, 10:00 AM TO 6:00 PM LOCAL TIME - EVERYONE

All Trainers will enjoy the following features, regardless of whether they have an event ticket.

HOURLY HABITATS

There will be 4 themed habitats, Jungle, Desert Mountain, Ocean Beach, and Cave, rotating throughout the event. Each habitat hour will feature certain Pokémon appearing more frequently in the wild.

JUNGLE HABITAT
ScytherAipomFroakie
Scyther*Aipom*Froakie
AND MORE!
DESERT MOUNTAIN HABITAT
SkarmoryShieldonHippopotas
Skarmory*ShieldonHippopotas*
AND MORE!
OCEAN BEACH HABITAT
DratiniSwabluAlomomola
Dratini*Swablu*Alomomola
AND MORE!
CAVE HABITAT
RoggenrolaGalarian StunfiskDeino
Roggenrola*Galarian StunfiskDeino*
AND MORE!

RAIDS

SATURDAY RAIDS
HitmontopCrandidosDeino
HitmontopCranidosDeino*
SPECIAL COSTUME RAIDS
GAlarian Zigzagoon Galarian Ponyta
Galarian Zigzagoon* Galarian Ponyta*

WILD SPAWNS

MUSIC RELATED POKÉMON
ChimechoKricketotAudino
Chimecho*Kricketot*Audino*
 Pikachu 
Special Costumed Pikachu*

SHINY DEBUTS

SHINY CHIMECHO & AUDINO
ChimechoAudino
SHINY WHISMUR FAMILY
Whismur Loudred Exploud
SHINY TYMPOLE FAMILY
Tympole Palpitoad Seismitoad

SATURDAY, JULY 17, 2021, 10:00 AM TO 6:00 PM LOCAL TIME - TICKET HOLDERS ONLY

During event hours, Pokémon appearing in the wild and attracted to Incense will have an increased chance of being Shiny! It will be easier to discover Shiny Pokémon (in the wild and those attracted by Incense) on Saturday than on Sunday.

SHINY DEBUTS

UNOWN F, THROH, & SAWK
Unown F Throh Sawk

SPECIAL RESEARCH

Pokémon GO Fest 2021 is a music festival, and you’re the show director! Help Professor Willow and the team leaders put on an incredible concert celebration by choosing between certain Pokémon to join the festivities. Complete this Special Research for special rewards, including:

  • An encounter with a Mythical Pokémon
  • A shirt avatar item
  • An exclusive avatar pose
  • After you complete the Special Research, take a snapshot for a surprise!

CHOOSE YOUR MUSIC

Pikachu Rock Star or Pikachu Pop Star—your choice will determine the in-game music that will play for you during the event. The Pokémon music producer Junichi Masuda has produced brand-new tracks just for Pokémon GO Fest 2021, including a rock-and-rolling track for Pikachu Rock Star fans, a high-energy electro-pop song for Pikachu Pop Star stans, and more!

You’ll also get to fill out the rest of your musical group! Will you pick Galarian Ponyta or Galarian Zigzagoon? Gardevoir or Flygon? All these Pokémon will be dressed to impress in special event costumes!

GLOBAL CHALLENGE ARENA

The Global Challenge Arena is back this year. On Saturday, ticket holders will work together to complete a collaborative challenge each hour. If they complete the challenge in time, they’ll earn a bonus for the remainder of the hour. You can check the Today View to keep track of global progress!

COLLECTION CHALLENGE

You’ll be able to complete four Collection Challenges, each themed after a habitat hour.

During each habitat hour, certain Pokémon will be attracted to Incense.

JUNGLE
Unown FUnown GLudicolo
Unown F*Unown G*Ludicolo
ChatotLeafeonSerperior
ChatotLeafeonSerperior
DESERT MOUNTAIN
Unown FUnown GFlareon
Unown F*Unown G*Flareon
ChatotLeafeonSerperior
TyranitarFlygonThroh*
OCEAN BEACH
Unown FUnown GVaporeon
Unown F*Unown G*Vaporeon
GyaradosAzumarillSerperior
GyaradosAzumarillSawk*
CAVE
Unown F Unown G Umbreon
Unown F* Unown G* Umbreon
Gardevoir Absol Galvantula
Gardevoir Absol* Galvantula

SUNDAY, JULY 18, 2021, 10:00 AM TO 6:00 PM LOCAL TIME - EVERYONE

Sunday’s gameplay will be focused on raids, and some of your favorites will be returning for this epic celebration! Stay tuned for more info.

All Pokémon appearing more frequently in the wild on Saturday will be appearing again on Sunday during event hours.

SUNDAY, JULY 18, FROM 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM LOCAL TIME - TICKET HOLDERS

  • Earn an extra 10,000 XP in raid rewards when you complete a Raid Battle!
  • Spin Gym Photo Discs to earn up to 10 Raid Passes. These can be used for in-person raids.
  • Complete Timed Research to earn up to eight Remote Raid Passes. These can be used to join a raid from anywhere.
  • Pick up a free event bundle containing three Remote Raid Passes! This will be available in the shop on Sunday, July 18, 2021, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. local time.
  • All Pokémon attracted to Incense from Saturday will be attracted to Incense during event hours on Sunday.

BOTH DAYS - EVERYONE

  • Trainer photos will be featured in the Today View Share your photos with #PokemonGOFest2021 for a chance to see them featured during the event.
  • All Lure Modules activated during event hours will last for three hours
  • Special music created by Pokémon music producer Junichi Masuda will be playing in the app throughout the event.
  • 1/2 Hatch Distance when Eggs are placed in an Incubator during event hours.
  • Pokémon hatching from 7 km eggs include Igglybuff, Chingling, Audino, and more.
  • Event-exclusive Field Research tasks, special on-map visual effects, and more!

BOTH DAYS - TICKET HOLDERS

  • Open Gifts or spin PokéStops to get special event stickers.
  • Take snapshots on both event days for a surprise!
  • Unown F and Unown G will be attracted to Incense throughout the event. If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny one!

BONUSES

  • With Google Play as the official event sponsor of Pokémon GO Fest 2021, Trainers can expect fun surprises and exclusive perks.
    • Google Play Points multiplier! From now until May 30, Google Play members will get 4× Google Play Points on all purchases made in Pokémon GO, including tickets.†† There will also be a special earn rate from July 12th to July 18th. Join now if you haven’t already!
    • Plus, Trainers using Android devices on Saturday, July 17th, will be eligible for an exclusive Sponsored Gift to help power their Pokémon GO Fest experience. Stay tuned for more details.
  • The print-at-home kit is returning this year for Trainers around the world!
  • Trainers in the United States and Canada will be able to purchase a new Pokémon GO Fest T-shirt from PokemonCenter.com! More details to come.
  • Also be sure to check out the Niantic Shop to equip yourself with new limited-edition items for a day of adventure and exploration. Available for shipping to US addresses only.

You can find the differences between the free and paid Pokémon GO Fest experience here.

HOW TO PURCHASE A TICKET

Tickets are now available in the in-app shop! Last year, Pokémon GO Fest tickets cost US$14.99, but in celebration of Pokémon GO’s fifth anniversary, this year’s tickets are only US$4.99!

  1. In the shop, tap the Pokémon GO Fest 2021 image.
  2. Tap the Buy button.
  3. You’ll then see a pop-up indicating that you’ve received a ticket for Pokémon GO Fest 2021.
  4. After you tap OK, you can find the ticket in your Item Bag.
  5. A few days before the event, you’ll receive a medal. When you open the app during event hours on Saturday or Sunday, you’ll receive access to the Pokémon GO Fest 2021 experience, including the Special Research story!
  6. After you’ve obtained the Special Research story line, you can complete it at any time.
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