Get ready, trainers! The annual Pokemon GO Fest event for 2022 has just been announced!
We can’t wait to explore everything this huge event has to offer, from brand new Pokemon to new shinies! Read on to find out everything we know so far.
And while you’re waiting for Pokemon GO Fest, check out our Landorus Therian Forme Raid Guide!
What is Pokemon GO Fest 2022?
Pokemon GO Fest is an annual event in celebration of Pokemon GO. The 2022 edition will happen on June 4 and June 5, everywhere in the world.
To access the Fest, players can purchase a special ticket for $14.99, or equivalent local currency. The ticket not only lets you access GO Fest 2022, but also a special finale event in August!
As the Fest takes place over two days, we’ve broken down all the new features on each day. Let’s dive in to what makes each day so special!
However, fans will be hoping that Niantic buffs the “worthless” Incense before GO Fest 2022!
Pokemon GO Fest 2022 Day 1 Boosted Pokemon Spawns
The first day of Pokemon GO Fest 2022 is all about catching Pokemon. However, there’s a twist – depending on your area, different Pokemon will be more common.
The Pokemon that will appear will vary depending on location. The locations are split into four categories: City, Plains, Forest, and Tundra.
Here’s the Pokemon that will have boosted spawn rates in each region!
GO Fest 2022 City Spawns
- Alolan Grimer
- Trash Cloak Burmy
GO Fest 2022 Plains Spawns
GO Fest 2022 Forest Spawns
GO Fest 2022 Tundra Spawns
Additionally, the following Pokemon will appear exclusively through using an Incense in each region:
- City: Galarian Weezing, Klink, Unown (GOUB)
- Plains: Axew, Torkoal, Unown (GOUB)
- Forest: Pancham, Tropius, Unown (GOUB)
- Tundra: Galarian Darumaka, Galarian Mr. Mime, Unown (GOUB)
Pokemon GO Fest 2022 New Shiny Pokemon
As with lots of Pokemon GO events, some new shiny Pokemon are being added to the game!
The following Pokemon have never been able to be caught in their shiny form in Pokemon GO… until now!
Get ready to catch the following shiny Pokemon for the first time:
Pokemon GO Fest 2022 Shaymin Land Forme Debut
Possibly the most exciting news about Pokemon GO Fest 2022 is the debut of the mythical Pokemon Shaymin! This Grass-type fan favorite is one of the strongest Grass-type Pokemon in the game.
While we don’t know exactly how Shaymin will be obtained, we’d recommend buying a ticket for GO Fest to ensure you don’t miss out on capturing Shaymin!
At the moment, Shaymin will be debuting in its Land Forme. It has another Forme that is yet to be released – the powerful Sky Forme.
We also know that an as-of-yet unannounced Pokemon will be available in 5 star raids throughout GO Fest 2022. Make sure you’re ready to get catching!
Pokemon GO Fest 2022 Special Research
Players who enjoy special research storylines have a lot to look forward to! This year’s Pokemon GO Fest will feature special research exclusively accessed through purchasing a ticket.
Interestingly, the special research promises three different difficulty options. This will allow you to choose a level of challenge that suits you.
The three difficulty options are as follows:
There will also be a choice of tasks to complete. This will allow you to earn different rewards and stickers depending on your chosen path.
The three paths are as follows:
We know that one reward for completing the special research will be a guaranteed encounter with Shaymin Land Forme. Don’t miss out on capturing this mythical Pokemon!
Pokemon GO Fest 2022 Global Challenge Arena
While the first day of Pokemon GO Fest 2022 is dedicated to catching, the second day is all about battling. To celebrate, they’ve introduced the Global Challenge Arena!
Here is what we know about the Global Challenge Arena event:
- All Pokemon from day 1 will be available
- Ticket holders will be able to access a second special research storyline
- An as-of-yet unannounced Pokemon will be available in 5 star raids
- Ticket Holders will encounter Team GO Rocket Balloons more often and receive double Mystery Components for completion
The following bonuses will be available across both days of the fest:
- Pikachu in a Shaymin inspired costume will be available throughout the event
- Axew will be in 1 Star Raids
- Players will get 9 free Raid Passes from spinning Gyms
- You will get a surprise with 5 Snapshots both days
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