GO Fest: Global is the biggest Pokemon GO event of the year, and 2023’s edition features plenty of exciting new additions.

Of course, there are new Pokemon and shinies to catch, but that’s just scratching the surface. 2023 GO Fest: Global also has plenty of great in-game bonuses, Research, and a load of exclusive content for ticket holders.

Here’s a full rundown of everything that 2023 GO Fest Global has to offer!

2023 Pokemon GO Fest Global Date & Time

The 2023 Pokemon GO Fest Global event will be taking place at the following times on August 26 and 27:

  • August 26: 10 AM – 6 PM local time
  • August 27: 10 AM – 6 PM local time
Pokemon GO Mega Diancie

New Pokemon in GO Fest: Global

The following Pokemon will be available across the world for the first time during GO Fest: Global:

  • Carbink
  • Diancie
  • Mega Diancie
  • Mega Gyarados
  • Quartz Crown Pikachu
  • Pyrite Crown Pikachu
  • Malachite Crown Pikachu
  • Aquamarine Crown Pikachu

All Pokemon GO players can get Carbink, Mega Gyarados, and the crown-wearing Pikachu by defeating them in Raids during GO Fest: Global. However, to Mega Evolve Rayquaza, you will also need a Meteorite, which you can get from GO Fest: Global Special Research.

All four versions of the Crown Pikachu will also be spawning in the wild during the event.

Meanwhile, Diancie and Mega Diancie are exclusive to the ticketed Special Research story.

Crown Pikachu in Pokemon GO Fest 2023

New Shiny Pokemon in GO Fest: Global

The 2023 GO Fest: Global event is adding these new shiny Pokemon to the game:

  • Goomy
  • Sliggoo
  • Goodra
  • Shellos
  • Gastrodon
  • Joltik
  • Galvantula
  • Oranguru

All players will be able to catch the shiny versions of Goomy, Shellos, Joltik, and Oranguru in the wild. Meanwhile, the rest of the new shinies on this list can be obtained through evolution.

New Shinies in Pokemon GO Fest Global 2023

2023 GO Fest: Global Bonuses

The following bonuses will be active throughout the whole of the 2023 Pokemon GO Fest: Global event:

  • Lure Modules activated will last for one hour
  • 2x friendship bonus damage in raids
  • Bonus Field Research Tasks based on different Pokemon habitats
  • No Remote Raid limit between 12 AM local time on August 26 to 11:59 PM local time on August 27, 2023.
  • Surprise snapshot encounters

Wild Spawns

The wild Pokemon spawns on August 26 of the GO Fest: Global event are split up into the following four habitats, which rotate on an hourly basis:

  • Quartz Terrarium
  • Pyrite Sands
  • Malachite Wilderness
  • Aquamarine Shores

Meanwhile, every Pokemon from all four of the habitats will spawn throughout the whole day on August 27.

These are all of the Pokemon that will be spawning during 2023 GO Fest: Global and which habitat they will be spawning in on August 26.

Quartz TerrariumPyrite SandsMalachite WildernessAquamarine Shores
(Quartz Crown)
Quartz Crown Pikachu Pokemon GO
(Pyrite Crown)
Pyrite Crown Pikachu Pokemon GO
(Malachite Crown)
Malachite Crown Pikachu Pokemon GO
(Aquamarine Crown)
Aquamarine Crown Pikachu Pokemon GO
Clefairy Pokemon GO
Sandshrew Pokemon GO
Pokemon GO Caterpie
Horsea Pokemon GO
Pokemon GO Lickitung Table
Alolan Diglett
Alolan Diglett Pokemon GO
Bellsprout Pokemon GO
lapras pokemon go
Heracross Pokemon GO
Pokemon GO Scyther
Pokemon GO Marill
Miltank Pokemon GO
Girafarig Pokemon GO
(Cowboy Hat)
Cowboy Hat Snorlax Pokemon GO
Pokemon GO Wurmple
Shuckle Pokemon GO
Spinarak Pokemon GO
Carvanha Pokemon GO
Whismur Pokemon GO
Trapinch Pokemon GO
Remoraid Pokemon GO
Pokemon GO Barboach
Skitty Pokemon GO
Gible Pokemon GO
Roselia Pokemon GO
Bagon Pokemon GO
Luvdisc Pokemon GO
Hippopotas Pokemon GO
Snover Pokemon GO
Pokemon GO Beldum
East Sea Shellos
East Sea Shellos Pokemon GO
Pokemon GO Timburr
Cottonee Pokemon GO
West Sea Shellos
West Sea Shellos Pokemon GO
Shiny Buneary Pokemon GO
Pokemon GO Joltik
Ferroseed Pokemon GO
Woobat Pokemon GO
Binacle Pokemon GO
Stunfisk Pokemon GO
Tympole Pokemon GO
Foonguss Pokemon GO
Helioptile Pokemon GO
Fomantis Pokemon GO
Goomy Pokemon GO
Morelull Pokemon GO
Pokemon GO Grubbin
Oranguru Pokemon GO
Mareanie Pokemon GO

Habitat Rotation

HabitatTimes Active
Quartz Terrarium• 10 AM – 11 AM
• 2 PM – 3 PM
Pyrite Sands• 11 AM – 12 PM
• 3 PM – 4 PM
Malachite Wilderness• 12 PM – 1 PM
• 4 PM – 5 PM
Aquamarine Shores• 1 PM – 2 PM
• 5 PM – 6 PM


The following Pokemon will be Raid bosses during 2023 GO Fest: Global:

PokemonRaid TierRaid Times
Quartz Crown Pikachu
Quartz Crown Pikachu Pokemon GO
1• August 26 & 27: 10 AM – 6 PM
Pyrite Crown Pikachu
Pyrite Crown Pikachu PoQuartz Crown
1• August 26 & 27: 10 AM – 6 PM
Malachite Crown Pikachu
Malachite Crown Pikachu Pokemon GO
1• August 26: 10 AM – 6 PM
• August 27: 10 AM – 6 PM
Aquamarine Crown Pikachu
Aquamarine Crown Pikachu Pokemon GO
1• August 26 & 27: 10 AM – 6 PM
Goomy Pokemon GO
1• August 26 & 27: 10 AM – 6 PM
Carbink Pokemon GO
2• August 26 & 27: 10 AM – 6 PM
Cowboy Hat Snorlax
Cowboy Hat Snorlax Pokemon GO
3• August 26 & 27: 10 AM – 6 PM
Primal Kyogre
Primal Kyogre Pokemon GO
5• August 26: 10 AM – 6 PM
• August 27: 10 AM – 11 AM
Primal Groudon
Primal Groudon Pokemon GO
5• August 26: 10 AM – 6 PM
• August 27: 10 AM – 11 AM
Mega Rayquaza
Mega Rayquaza Pokemon GO
6• August 27: 11 AM – 6 PM

Evolving particular Pokemon during GO Fest: Global will give you Pokemon that know exclusive featured attacks.

PokemonExclusive AttackHow to Get
Fashion Week Butterfree Pokemon GO
Bug BiteEvolve Butterfree
Sandslash Pokemon GO
Night SlashEvolve Sandshrew
Clefable Pokemon GO
PoundEvolve Clefairy
Flygon Pokemon GO
Earth PowerEvolve Vibrava
Salamence Pokemon GO
OutrageEvolve Shelgon
Meteor MashEvolve Metang
Roserade Pokemon GO
Bullet Seed
Weather Ball (Fire)
Evole Roselia
Lickylicky Pokemon GO
Body SlamEvolve Lickitung


Pokemon GO Fest: Global 2023 is adding plenty of new Research for players to complete:

  • Sunday Special Research featuring Mega Rayquaza
    • This Research will be extended for ticket holders
  • Saturday Field Research Bonanza
    • New Field Research Tasks every hour from 10 AM – 6 PM
  • Saturday Special Research featuring Diancie and Mega Diancie (ticket holders only)
Pokemon GO Mega Rayquaza Release Date Announced

Ticket Holder Exclusive Content & Bonuses

Pokemon GO players who purchase a ticket for GO Fest: Global will get the following exclusive content:

  • Exclusive Saturday Special Research to get Diancie and Mega Diancie
  • Extended Sunday Special Research on Mega Rayquaza
  • Exclusive bonuses for the duration of GO Fest: Global
  • Global Challenge Arena challenges to earn extra bonuses
  • Extra Incense Encounters
  • Diancie T-shirt and Treasure Map Pose avatar items
Pokemon GO Fest Diancie T Shirt and Pose

2023 GO Fest: Global Ticketed Bonuses

Players who have purchased the 2023 GO Fest: Global ticket will get the following additional in-game bonuses:

  • Increased chance of encountering Shiny Pokemon
  • Up to six Special Trades can be made each day
  • Level up your Elite Collector medal by completing habitat-themed Collection Challenges
  • Up to 9 free Raid Passes from spinning Photo Discs at Gyms
  • Special 7 km Eggs

Ticketed Incense Encounters

Ticketed players who use Incense during GO Fest: Global can attract the following Pokemon:

  • Unown A, D, I, M, N, and O
  • Hisuian Growlithe (Quartz Terrarium habitat only)
  • Pawniard (Pyrite Sands habitat only)
  • Carnivine (Malachite Wilderness habitat only)
  • Pachirisu (Aquamarine Shores habitat)

While this is all of the confirmed content for Pokemon GO: Fest Global so far, there is sometimes a surprise at the end of the event. We will update this if anything unexpected happens!

Senior Staff Writer
Django grew up with a PlayStation controller in his hands and loves all kinds of games, from Football Manager to Yakuza.