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
New Pokemon in GO Fest: Global
The following Pokemon will be available across the world for the first time during GO Fest: Global:
- 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.
New Shiny Pokemon in GO Fest: Global
The 2023 GO Fest: Global event is adding these new shiny Pokemon to the game:
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.
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
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 Terrarium||Pyrite Sands||Malachite Wilderness||Aquamarine Shores|
|East Sea Shellos||Timburr||Cottonee||West Sea Shellos|
|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:
|Pokemon||Raid Tier||Raid Times|
|Quartz Crown Pikachu||1||• August 26 & 27: 10 AM – 6 PM|
|Pyrite Crown Pikachu||1||• August 26 & 27: 10 AM – 6 PM|
|Malachite Crown Pikachu||1||• August 26: 10 AM – 6 PM|
• August 27: 10 AM – 6 PM
|Aquamarine Crown Pikachu||1||• August 26 & 27: 10 AM – 6 PM|
|Goomy||1||• August 26 & 27: 10 AM – 6 PM|
|Carbink||2||• August 26 & 27: 10 AM – 6 PM|
|Cowboy Hat Snorlax||3||• August 26 & 27: 10 AM – 6 PM|
|Primal Kyogre||5||• August 26: 10 AM – 6 PM|
• August 27: 10 AM – 11 AM
|Primal Groudon||5||• August 26: 10 AM – 6 PM|
• August 27: 10 AM – 11 AM
|Mega Rayquaza||6||• August 27: 11 AM – 6 PM|
Evolving particular Pokemon during GO Fest: Global will give you Pokemon that know exclusive featured attacks.
|Pokemon||Exclusive Attack||How to Get|
|Butterfree||Bug Bite||Evolve Butterfree|
|Sandslash||Night Slash||Evolve Sandshrew|
|Flygon||Earth Power||Evolve Vibrava|
|Metagross||Meteor Mash||Evolve Metang|
Weather Ball (Fire)
|Lickylicky||Body Slam||Evolve 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)
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
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!