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Here's what you need to know about Pokémon GO Fest 2022

Are you looking forward to Pokémon GO Fest 2022? This coming weekend, millions of Pokémon trainers will work together to catch rare Pokémon and earn cool rewards. Sounds great, right? We tell you everything you need to know to make the most of this event.

Pokémon GO Fest is the biggest Pokémon event of the year. Anyone around the world can participate online. However, there are also locations where you can physically attend. This year, they are Berlin, Seattle and Sapporo (Japan). During Pokémon GO Fest 2022, it's all about catching special (shiny) Pokémon and earning exclusive rewards.

Participating is free. Still, many players choose to buy a ticket. This costs €14.99 and gives access to even more content. Those who purchase a ticket can also participate in the “final event” on August 27.

Pokémon GO Fest 2022 date

Pokémon GO Fest 2022 will take place on Saturday, June 4 and Sunday, June 5. This event will be active between 10:00 and 18:00 on these two days. So the final event will take place at the end of the summer on August 27. This final event still falls within Pokémon GO Season 11, so Niantic is calling this season “Season of GO.

Habitat hours during Pokémon GO Fest 2022.

A number of important activities during Pokémon GO Fest 2022 are the habitat hours. These habitat hours are available to everyone, regardless of whether you purchased a ticket or not. Each habitat hour has its own theme and Pokémon that can be caught. Almost all Pokémon have shiny variants that can be caught. The different habitat hours are City, Plains, Rainforest and Tundra.

  • City: Magnemite, Alolan Grimer, Hitmonchan, Baltoy, Trash Cloak Burmy, Bronzor, Pidove, Trubbish, Gothita, Golett, Litten, Costumed Pikachu (rare) and Galarian Weezing (rare).
  • Plains: Giraffe, Dunsparce, Larvitar, Numel, Trapinch, Buizel, Patrat, Drilbur, Shelmet, Rufflet, Litleo, Costumed Pikachu (rare) and Axew (rare).
  • Rainforest: Mudkip, Seedot, Shroomish, Slakoth, Turtwig, Chimchar, Venipede, Karrablast, Binacle, Skrelp, Rowlet, Costumed Pikachu (rare) and Pancham (rare).
  • Tundra: Omanyte, Swinub, Wingull, Meditite, Wailmer, Spheal, Piplup, Vanillite, Cubchoo, Bergmite, Popplio, Costumed Pikachu (rare) and Galarian Darumaka (rare).

Raids during Pokémon GO Fest 2022.

On Saturday and Sunday, raids are also active. Trainers can work together to catch cool Pokémon. These are the Pokémon featured in the raids:

On Saturday, it is possible to catch Costumed Pikachu, Axew, Dartrix, Torracat, Brionne, Kyogre and Groudon. Sunday it is possible to catch Costumed Pikachu, Axew, Rockruff, Snorlax, Salamence, Druddigon, Dartrix, Torracat and Brionne.

Special Research and Incense with a ticket

Those who buy a ticket, of course, get something in return. Ticket owners can complete an exclusive Special Research. Those who complete it will receive a Land Forme Shaymin encounter.

In addition, ticket owners can use an incense that makes certain Pokémon appear. The Pokémon that appear through this incense may be shiny. These include the Pokémon Galarian Weezing, Galarian Mr. Mime, Unown B, Unown G, Unown O, Unown U, Torkoal, Tropius, Galarian Darumaka, Klink, Axew and Pancham.

Do I need to buy a ticket?

Prior to this coming weekend, everyone is naturally wondering: should I buy a ticket for Pokémon GO Fest 2022? To answer that question, it's helpful to know exactly what the difference is between buying a ticket or not. That's why we've taken an overview from

In this overview we see that four collection challenges, an avatar pose, avatar item and an in-game medal are part of the ticket. The exclusive research story and the Pokémon that appear via an incense are also only available with the purchase of a ticket.

You also get extra raid passes when you spin a photo disc at a gym. Other research stories are also part of the ticket. So you have to ask yourself if the items, encounters and other rewards are worth paying €14.99 for the ticket.

If you are an avid Pokémon GO Battle League player, a ticket might be worth the money. After all, some of these Pokémon could be suitable for the Great League, Ultra League or Master League in the future. For the regular Pokémon GO player, buying a ticket is not worth it in our opinion.


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