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Pokémon Go Fest 2022: Rewards, Global Challenge Arena, research, and more

Pokemon Go Fest
Pokemon Go Fest (Image credit: Niantic)

After all the excitement of Pokémon Go Fest 2021, it can be hard to imagine how Niantic will make this year's event even bigger. But wonder no more! We here at iMore have everything you need to know to get the most out of the biggest Pokémon Go event of the year. Check back often and be sure to check out our best Pokémon Go accessories so you can be sure to be fully equipped when the big event arrives.

What is Pokémon Go Fest?

Pokemon Go Fest 2022 Stickers (Image credit: Niantic)

The biggest event of the year for Pokémon Go, Pokémon Go Fest is an annual celebration of all things Pokémon Go. First started in 2017 in Chicago, the Pokémon Go Fest was a real world gathering of players who worked together to complete challenges, catch Pokémon old and new, and celebrate their love for the game. Since then, every year Niantic has hosted this event. In 2019, Pokémon Go Fest expanded to include events in Dortmud and Yokohama, as well as Chicago.

Although attendees had access to unique Pokémon and rewards, these events have also included rewards for players who were not able to attend and have involved unlocking new Pokémon and features for the game going forward. For example, at the first Pokémon Go Fest, Lugia was revealed and introduced as the first Legendary Pokémon in the game.

For the past two years, Pokémon Go Fest moved to a global, virtual format and while 2022 will remain available to all players around the globe, there will also be real world celebrations in select cities. There will be no cap on tickets for the main event and all players will be able to enjoy both days for massive challenges and tons of Pokémon.

How will Pokémon Go Fest 2022 work?

As with the previous two years, Pokémon Go Fest 2022 will be a global, virtual event, with no cap on tickets. Every player who wants to participate can purchase a ticket this year. However, there will also be several real world events that players can also participate in. This year will also feature a Finale event at the end of summer.

Pokémon with the potential to be Shiny are indicated with an asterisk.

Dates

Pokémon Go Fest 2022 runs from Saturday, June 4 through Sunday June 5, with an additional finale event on Saturday, August 22, 2022.

Cost

Tickets for Pokémon Go Fest 2022 are on sale now in the PokéShop for $14.99USD or local equivalent and include both days of the event, as well as the bonue finale event in August.

Global Challenge Arena and Rotating Habitats

Pokemon Go Global Challenge (Image credit: Niantic)

Pokémon Go Fest 2022 features the return of the Global Challenge Arena. In previous years, every hour featured a new global challenge and when players met the challenge goals, the remainder of the hour featured a bonus as a reward. This year, the Global Challenge Arena will be limited to ticketed players on Saturday and open to all players on Sunday.

This year will also feature four Rotating Habitats: City, Plains, Rainforest, and Tundra. The Rotating Habitats will be available to all players, regardless of tickets; however, ticketed players will have bonus Pokémon that can be lured with Incense.

From the start of the event, the Rotating Habitats will swap continuously. Players can check the Today View to see which habitat is currently running or check the schedule below:

  • City: 20:00, 01:00, 06:00, 11:00, 16:00, 21:00, 02:00, 07:00
  • Plains: 21:00, 02:00, 07:00, 12:00, 17:00, 22:00, 03:00, 08:00
  • Rainforest: 22:00, 03:00, 08:00, 13:00, 18:00, 23:00, 04:00, 09:00
  • Tundra: 23:00, 04:00, 09:00, 14:00, 19:00, 00:00, 05:00

Times displayed in UTC.

City

Pokemon 725 Litten (Image credit: The Pokémon Company)

Pokemon 568 Trubbish (Image credit: The Pokémon Company)

Pokemon 081 Magnemite (Image credit: The Pokémon Company)

Source: The Pokémon Company

The following Pokémon are appearing more often in the wild during the City Rotating Habitat hours:

  • Magnemite*
  • Alolan Grimer*
  • Hitmonchan*
  • Baltoy*
  • Burmy*
  • Bronzor*
  • Pidove*
  • Trubbish*
  • Gothita
  • Golett
  • Litten
  • Galarian Weezing*

The following Pokémon are lured by Incense for ticketed players only:

  • Galarian Weezing*
  • Unown* (B)
  • Unown* (G)
  • Unown* (O)
  • Unown* (U)
  • Klink*

Plains

Pokemon 529 Drilbur (Image credit: The Pokémon Company)

Pokemon 627 Rufflet (Image credit: The Pokémon Company)

Pokemon 203 Girafarig (Image credit: The Pokémon Company)

Source: The Pokémon Company

The following Pokémon are appearing more often in the wild during the Plains Rotating Habitat hours:

  • Girafarig*
  • Dunsparce*
  • Larvitar*
  • Numel
  • Trapinch*
  • Buizel*
  • Patrat*
  • Drilbur
  • Shelmet
  • Rufflet*
  • Litleo*
  • Axew*

The following Pokémon are lured by Incense for ticketed players only:

  • Unown* (B)
  • Unown* (G)
  • Unown* (O)
  • Unown* (U)
  • Torkoal
  • Axew*

Rainforest

Pokemon 688 Binacle (Image credit: The Pokémon Company)

Pokemon 722 Rowlet (Image credit: The Pokémon Company)

Mudkip Pokemon (Image credit: The Pokémon Company)

Source: The Pokémon Company

The following Pokémon are appearing more often in the wild during the Rainforest Rotating Habitat hours:

  • Mudkip*
  • Seedot*
  • Shroomish
  • Slakoth*
  • Turtwig*
  • Chimchar*
  • Venipede
  • Karrablast
  • Binacle*
  • Skrelp
  • Rowlet
  • Pancham

The following Pokémon are lured by Incense for ticketed players only:

  • Unown* (B)
  • Unown* (G)
  • Unown* (O)
  • Unown* (U)
  • Tropius
  • Pancham*

Tundra

Pokemon 728 Popplio (Image credit: The Pokémon Company)

Pokemon 554 Darumaka Galar (Image credit: The Pokémon Company)

Pokemon 613 Cubchoo (Image credit: The Pokémon Company)

Source: The Pokémon Company

The following Pokémon are appearing more often in the wild during the Tundra Rotating Habitat hours:

  • Omanyte*
  • Swinub*
  • Wingull*
  • Meditite*
  • Wailmer*
  • Spheal*
  • Piplup*
  • Vanillite
  • Cubchoo*
  • Bergmite
  • Popplio
  • Galarian Darumaka*

The following Pokémon are lured by Incense for ticketed players only:

  • Galarian Mr. Mime
  • Unown* (B)
  • Unown* (G)
  • Unown* (O)
  • Unown* (U)
  • Galarian Darumaka*

Raids

Pokemon Go Gyms Raids (Image credit: Niantic)

Pokémon Go Fest 2022 features the following Pokémon in raids:

  • Costumed Pikachu* (one star)
  • Axew* (one star)
  • Dartrix (one star)
  • Torracat (one star)
  • Brionne (one star)
  • Rockruff* (one star) Sunday only
  • Snorlax* (three star) Sunday only
  • Salamence (three star) Sunday only
  • Druddigon* (three star) Sunday only
  • Kyogre* (five star) Saturday only
  • Groudon* (five star) Saturday only
  • Nihilego (five star) Sunday only

Special Research

Pokemon Go Professor Willow (Image credit: Niantic)

This year's Pokémon Go Fest features multiple Special Research lines. The first Special Research line will reward players with an encounter with this year's Mythical Pokémon: Shaymin. Players who complete this Special Research will encounter Land forme Shaymin. This Special Research will also be customizable, allowing players to select from Relaxed, Standard, and Master difficulties; as well as Catch, Explore, and Battle gameplay. This Special Research line must be claimed during Pokémon Go Fest 2022 and will be easier to complete during the event, but once claimed, it can be completed at any time.

Battle

Page one

  • Send a gift to a friend for two Incense
  • Use an Incense for 22 PokéBalls
  • Catch ten Pokémon for two Pinap Berries

Completion Rewards: two Poffins, two Razz Berries, 2022 XP

Branch

  • Select a focus: Battling, Catching, or Exploring

Page two

  • Use a Charged TM for two Potions
  • Power up Pokémon three times for two Super Potions
  • Spin five PokéStops or Gyms for two Hyper Potions

Completion Rewards: Land forme Shaymin shirt, two Max Potions, two Max Revives

Branch

  • Select a difficulty: Relaxed, Standard, or Master

Page three Relaxed

  • Battle three Team GO Rocket members for 2022 Stardust
  • Purify a Shadow Pokémon for 22 Great Balls
  • Use a Supereffective Charged attack for two Hyper Potions

Completion Rewards: Klink encounter, two Premium Battle Passes, two Revives

Page three Standard

  • Defeat three Team GO Rocket members for 2022 Stardust
  • Purify three Shadow Pokémon for 22 Great Balls
  • Use a Supereffective Charged attack three times for two Hyper Potions

Completion Rewards: Klink encounter, two Premium Battle Passes, two Revives

Page three Master

  • Defeat nine Team GO Rocket members for 2022 Stardust
  • Purify six Shadow Pokémon for 22 Great Balls
  • Defeat a Team GO Rocket Leader for two Hyper Potions

Completion Rewards: Klink encounter, two Premium Battle Passes, two Revives

Page four Relaxed

  • Battle in three raids for two Charged TMs
  • Battle in a raid with your Buddy Pokémon for two Fast TMs
  • Earn 3000 XP for 22 PokéBalls

Completion Rewards: Tropius encounter, two Rare Candy, 2022 Stardust

Page four Standard

  • Win three raids for two Charged TMs
  • Battle in a raid with your Buddy Pokémon for two Fast TMs
  • Earn 6000 XP for 22 PokéBalls

Completion Rewards: Tropius encounter, two Rare Candy, 2022 Stardust

Page four Master

  • Win three raids with a team of different Pokémon for two Charged TMs
  • Win three raids with your Buddy Pokémon for two Fast TMs
  • Earn 60000 XP for 22 PokéBalls

Completion Rewards: Tropius encounter, two Rare Candy, 2022 Stardust

Page five Relaxed

  • Battle in the Pokémon Go Battle League for two Max Potions
  • Evolve three Pokémon for two Star Pieces
  • Earn 3000 Stardust for two Lure Modules

Completion Rewards: Torkoal encounter, two Premium Battle Passes, two Max Revives

Page five Standard

  • Battle in the Pokémon Go Battle League three times for two Max Potions
  • Evolve five Pokémon for two Star Pieces
  • Earn 6000 Stardust two Lure Modules

Completion Rewards: Torkoal encounter, two Premium Battle Passes, two Max Revives

Page five Master

  • Win three Trainer Battles in the Pokémon Go Battle League for two Max Potions
  • Power up Pokémon 30 times for two Star Pieces
  • Earn 30000 Stardust for two Lure Modules

Completion Rewards: Torkoal encounter, two Premium Battle Passes, two Max Revives

Page six Relaxed

  • Defeat a Team GO Rocket member for two Silver Pinap Berries
  • Win a raid for Galarian Mr. Mime encounter
  • Battle in the Pokémon Go Battle League for two Golden Razz Berries

Completion Rewards: Shaymin encounter, two Premium Battle Passes, two Max Revives

Page six Standard

  • Defeat a Team GO Rocket Leader for two Silver Pinap Berries
  • Win three raids for Galarian Mr. Mime encounter
  • Win a battle in the Pokémon Go Battle League two Golden Razz Berries

Completion Rewards: Shaymin encounter, two Premium Battle Passes, two Max Revives

Page six Master

  • Defeat a Team GO Rocket Leader three times for two Silver Pinap Berries
  • Win three raids with a team of different Pokémon for Galarian Mr. Mime encounter
  • Win six Trainer Battles in the Pokémon Go Battle League for two Golden Razz Berries

Completion Rewards: Shaymin encounter, two Premium Battle Passes, two Max Revives

Page seven Relaxed

  • Autocompleted for 2022 XP
  • Autocompleted for 2022 Stardust
  • Autocompleted for 2022 XP

Completion Rewards: Gracidea Bouquet pose, 22 Shaymin Candy, 22 Relaxed Willow stickers

Page seven Standard

  • Autocompleted for 2022 XP
  • Autocompleted for 2022 Stardust
  • Autocompleted for 2022 XP

Completion Rewards: Gracidea Bouquet pose, 22 Shaymin Candy, 22 Standard Willow stickers

Page seven Master

  • Autocompleted for 2022 XP
  • Autocompleted for 2022 Stardust
  • Autocompleted for 2022 XP

Completion Rewards: Gracidea Bouquet pose, 22 Shaymin Candy, 22 Master Willow stickers

Catch

Page one

  • Send a gift to a friend for two Incense
  • Use an Incense for 22 PokéBalls
  • Catch ten Pokémon for two Pinap Berries

Completion Rewards: two Poffins, two Razz Berries, 2022 XP

Branch

  • Select a focus: Battling, Catching, or Exploring

Page two

  • Spin five PokéStops or Gyms for 22 PokéBalls
  • Complete three Field Research tasks for two Razz Berries
  • Earn three hearts with your Buddy Pokémon for two Lucky Eggs

Completion Rewards: Land forme Shaymin shirt, 22 PokéBalls, 2022 XP

Branch

  • Select a difficulty: Relaxed, Standard, or Master

Page three Relaxed

  • Catch five different species of Pokémon for 2022 Stardust
  • Use three berries to help catch Pokémon for 22 Great Balls
  • Take a snapshot of your Buddy Pokémon for two Hyper Potions

Completion Rewards: Klink encounter, two Premium Battle Passes, two Revives

Page three Standard

  • Catch ten different species of Pokémon for 2022 Stardust
  • Use five berries to help catch Pokémon for 22 Great Balls
  • Take a snapshot of your Buddy Pokémon for two Hyper Potions

Completion Rewards: Klink encounter, two Premium Battle Passes, two Revives

Page three Master

  • Catch 15 different species of Pokémon for 2022 Stardust
  • Earn 5000 Stardust for 22 PokéBalls
  • Take a snapshot of your Buddy Pokémon for two Incense

Completion Rewards: Klink encounter, two Pinap Berries, 22 Great Balls

Page four Relaxed

  • Use two Pinap Berries to help catch Pokémon for 2022 XP
  • Catch ten Pokémon for two Pinap Berries
  • Earn 2000 Stardust for 22 PokéBalls

Completion Rewards: Tropius encounter, two Rare Candy, 2022 Stardust

Page four Standard

  • Use three Pinap Berries to help catch Pokémon for 2022 XP
  • Catch 20 Pokémon for two Pinap Berries
  • Earn 3000 Stardust for 22 PokéBalls

Completion Rewards: Tropius encounter, two Rare Candy, 2022 Stardust

Page four Master

  • Make five Great Throws in a row for 2022 XP
  • Catch 30 Pokémon for two Pinap Berries
  • Use ten Pinap Berries to help catch Pokémon for 22 PokéBalls

Completion Rewards: Tropius encounter, two Rare Candy, 2022 Stardust

Page five Relaxed

  • Catch ten Pokémon for two Max Potions
  • Make ten Nice throws for two Star Pieces
  • Earn 2000 XP for two Lure Modules

Completion Rewards: Torkoal encounter, two Incense, 22 Ultra Balls

Page five Standard

  • Make ten Curveballs Throws for two Max Potions
  • Make 15 Great Throws for two Star Pieces
  • Earn 3000 Stardust for two Lure Modules

Completion Rewards: Torkoal encounter, two Incense, 22 Ultra Balls

Page five Master

  • Make 20 Curveball Throws for two Max Potions
  • Make 20 Great Throws for two Star Pieces
  • Make 20 Great Curveball Throws for two Lure Modules

Completion Rewards: Torkoal encounter, two Incense, 22 Ultra Balls

Page six Relaxed

  • Make five Great throws for two Silver Pinap Berries
  • Make three Curveball throws for Galarian Mr. Mime encounter
  • Catch ten different species of Pokémon for two Golden Razz Berries

Completion Rewards: Shaymin encounter, two Rare Candy, 22 Ultra Balls

Page six Standard

  • Make five Excellent Throws for two Silver Pinap Berries
  • Make three Curveball Throws in a row for Galarian Mr. Mime encounter
  • Catch 12 different species of Pokémon for two Golden Razz Berries

Completion Rewards: Shaymin encounter, two Rare Candy, 22 Ultra Balls

Page six Master

  • Make 20 Excellent Throws for two Silver Pinap Berries
  • Make two Excellent Curveball Throws in a row for Galarian Mr. Mime encounter
  • Catch 30 different species of Pokémon for two Golden Razz Berries

Completion Rewards: Shaymin encounter, two Rare Candy, 22 Ultra Balls

Page seven Relaxed

  • Autocompleted for 2022 XP
  • Autocompleted for 2022 Stardust
  • Autocompleted for 2022 XP

Completion Rewards: Gracidea Bouquet pose, 22 Shaymin Candy, 22 Relaxed Willow stickers

Page seven Standard

  • Autocompleted for 2022 XP
  • Autocompleted for 2022 Stardust
  • Autocompleted for 2022 XP

Completion Rewards: Gracidea Bouquet pose, 22 Shaymin Candy, 22 Standard Willow stickers

Page seven Master

  • Autocompleted for 2022 XP
  • Autocompleted for 2022 Stardust
  • Autocompleted for 2022 XP

Completion Rewards: Gracidea Bouquet pose, 22 Shaymin Candy, 22 Master Willow stickers

Explore

Page one

  • Send a gift to a friend for two Incense
  • Use an Incense for 22 PokéBalls
  • Catch ten Pokémon for two Pinap Berries

Completion Rewards: two Poffins, two Razz Berries, 2022 XP

Branch

  • Select a focus: Battling, Catching, or Exploring

Page two

  • Open three gifts for two Incubators
  • Send three gifts to friends for 22 PokéBalls
  • Give your Buddy Pokémon three treats for 2022 XP

Completion Rewards: Land forme Shaymin shirt, two Lucky Eggs, 2022 Stardust

Branch

  • Select a difficulty: Relaxed, Standard, or Master

Page three Relaxed

  • Spin five PokéStops or Gyms for 2022 Stardust
  • Earn three hearts with your Buddy Pokémon for 22 Great Balls
  • Earn 2000 XP for two Nanab Berries

Completion Rewards: Klink encounter, two Incubators, 2022 XP

Page three Standard

  • Spin six PokéStops or Gyms for 2022 Stardust
  • Earn three hearts with your Buddy Pokémon for 22 Great Balls
  • Earn 3000 XP for two Nanab Berries

Completion Rewards: Klink encounter, two Incubators, 2022 XP

Page three Master

  • Spin ten PokéStops or Gyms for 2022 Stardust
  • Earn three hearts with your Buddy Pokémon for 22 Great Balls
  • Earn 6000 XP for two Nanab Berries

Completion Rewards: Klink encounter, two Incubators, 2022 XP

Page four Relaxed

  • Hatch an egg for 2022 Stardust
  • Complete three Field Research tasks for 2022 XP
  • Walk 1KM for 22 PokéBalls

Completion Rewards: Tropius encounter, two Rare Candy, 2022 Stardust

Page four Standard

  • Hatch two eggs for 2022 Stardust
  • Complete five Field Research tasks for 2022 XP
  • Walk 1KM for 22 PokéBalls

Completion Rewards: Tropius encounter, two Rare Candy, 2022 Stardust

Page four Master

  • Hatch two eggs for 2022 Stardust
  • Complete six Field Research tasks for 2022 XP
  • Walk 1KM for 22 PokéBalls

Completion Rewards: Tropius encounter, two Rare Candy, 2022 Stardust

Page five Relaxed

  • Earn a Candy with your Buddy Pokémon for two Max Potions
  • Catch ten Pokémon for two Star Pieces
  • Walk 1KM for two Lure Modules

Completion Rewards: Torkoal encounter, two Super Incubators, 2022 XP

Page five Standard

  • Earn a candy with your Buddy Pokémon for two Max Potions
  • Catch 15 Pokémon for two Star Pieces
  • Walk 1KM for two Lure Modules

Completion Rewards: Torkoal encounter, two Super Incubators, 2022 XP

Page five Master

  • Earn two candy walking with your Buddy Pokémon for two Max Potions
  • Catch 20 Pokémon for two Star Pieces
  • Walk 2KM for two Lure Modules

Completion Rewards: Torkoal encounter, two Super Incubators, 2022 XP

Page six Relaxed

  • Hatch an egg for two Silver Pinap Berries
  • Spin 15 PokéStops or Gyms for Galarian Mr. Mime encounter
  • Catch ten Pokémon for two Golden Razz Berries

Completion Rewards: Shaymin encounter, two Rare Candy, 22 Ultra Balls

Page six Standard

  • Hatch two eggs for two Silver Pinap Berries
  • Spin 20 PokéStops or Gyms for Galarian Mr. Mime encounter
  • Earn two candy walking with your Buddy Pokémon for two Golden Razz Berries

Completion Rewards: Shaymin encounter, two Rare Candy, 22 Ultra Balls

Page six Master

  • Hatch five eggs for two Silver Pinap Berries
  • Spin 30 PokéStops or Gyms for Galarian Mr. Mime encounter
  • Earn three candy walking with your Buddy Pokémon for two Golden Razz Berries

Completion Rewards: Shaymin encounter, two Rare Candy, 22 Ultra Balls

Page seven Relaxed

  • Autocompleted for 2022 XP
  • Autocompleted for 2022 Stardust
  • Autocompleted for 2022 XP

Completion Rewards: Gracidea Bouquet pose, 22 Shaymin Candy, 22 Relaxed Willow stickers

Page seven Standard

  • Autocompleted for 2022 XP
  • Autocompleted for 2022 Stardust
  • Autocompleted for 2022 XP

Completion Rewards: Gracidea Bouquet pose, 22 Shaymin Candy, 22 Standard Willow stickers

Page seven Master

  • Autocompleted for 2022 XP
  • Autocompleted for 2022 Stardust
  • Autocompleted for 2022 XP

Completion Rewards: Gracidea Bouquet pose, 22 Shaymin Candy, 22 Master Willow stickers

Sunday features a short Special Research line, Rhi's Arrival, for all players, regardless of tickets. Ticketed players who complete Rhi's Arrival unlock an additional ticketed exclusive Special Research line, A Radiant World.

Rhi's Arrvival

Page one

  • Spin ten PokéStops or Gyms for 200 Stardust
  • Hatch an egg for 22 PokéBalls
  • Complete two Field Research tasks for two Razz Berries

Completion Rewards: Numel encounter, two Nanab Berries, 200 XP

Page two

  • Battle in a raid for two Revives
  • Take two snapshots of your Pokémon for two Super Potions
  • Transfer ten Pokémon for 200 Stardust

Completion Rewards: Drilbur encounter, two Pinap Berries, 22 Great Balls

Page three

  • Catch ten Ground type Pokémon for 22 Drilbur Candy
  • Power up five Ground type Pokémon for two Sinnoh Stones
  • Evolve three Ground type Pokémon for Trapinch encounter

Completion Rewards: Swinub encounter, Lure Module, Charged TM

A Radiant World

Page one

  • Walk 1KM for 22 PokéBalls
  • Make ten Nice throws for Lucky Egg
  • Catch ten Pokémon for 22 Trapinch Candy

Completion Rewards: Star Piece, 22 Ultra Balls, 2022 XP

Page two

  • Catch ten different species of Pokémon for 2022 Stardust
  • Defeat two Team GO Rocket members for Incense
  • Complete two Field Research tasks for 22 PokéBalls

Completion Rewards: two Silver Pinap Berries, two Premium Battle Passes, 2022 Stardust

Page three

  • Battle in two raids for two Max Revives
  • Use two Super Effective Charged attacks for two Max Potions
  • Win a raid for two Golden Razz Berries

Completion Rewards: Bronzor encounter, Super Incubator, 2022 XP

Page four

  • Send two gifts to friends for 22 Shaymin Candy
  • Play with your Buddy Pokémon two times for two Incubator
  • Hatch an egg for 2022 Stardust

Completion Rewards: Nihilego encounter, two Pinap Berries, two Razz Berries

Page five

  • Spin five PokéStops or Gyms for 2022 XP
  • Use ten Berries to help catch Pokémon for 22 Ultra Balls
  • Take a snapshot of your Buddy Pokémon for Incense

Completion Rewards: three Rare Candy, Sinnoh Stone, Star Piece,

Page six

  • Autocompleted for 2022 XP
  • Autocompleted for 2022 Stardust
  • Autocompleted for 2022 XP

Completion Rewards: 2022 Stardust, 2022 XP, 2022 Stardust

Finally, during Pokémon Go Fest 2022: Finale! in August, ticketed players will have access to yet another Special Research line.

Collection Challenges

Pokemon Go Collection Challenges (Image credit: Niantic)

Pokémon Go Fest 2022 features four Collection Challenges, one themed after each of the Rotating Habitats.

City

  • Burmy (Trash)
  • Alolan Grimer
  • Pidove
  • Gothita
  • Magnemite
  • Trubbish
  • Litten
  • Hitmonchan
  • Baltoy

Completion Rewards: Galarian Weezin encounter, Incense, 2022 Stardust

Plains

  • Litleo
  • Shelmet
  • Larvitar
  • Numel
  • Buizel
  • Trapinch
  • Drilbur
  • Girafarig
  • Patrat

Completion Rewards: Axew encounter, Incense, 2022 XP

Rainforest

  • Turtwig
  • Shroomish
  • Venipede
  • Seedot
  • Karrablast
  • Mudkip
  • Rowlet
  • Slakoth
  • Chimchar

Completion Rewards: Pancham encounter, Incense, 2022 Stardust

Tundra

  • Swinub
  • Meditite
  • Piplup
  • Omanyte
  • Cubchoo
  • Wailmer
  • Spheal
  • Popplio
  • Wingull

Completion Rewards: Galarian Darumaka encounter, Incense, 2022 Stardust

Ultra Unlock bonuses

In previous years, Ultra Unlock bonuses were a huge part of Pokémon Go Fest. These global challenges provided players with opportunities to earn bonus events. This year, however, the Ultra Unlock bonuses will not be limited to the main event. Each Pokémon Go Fest event will include its own set of Ultra Unlock bonuses for up to four set of bonuses:

  • Global Pokémon Go Fest: Players completed at least 20 Global Challenges and earned Ultra Unlock bonuses for Adventure Week
  • Pokémon Go Fest Berlin: Players can complete this event's Global Challenge to earn Ultra Unlock bonuses for the anniversary event
  • Pokémon Go Fest Seattle: Players can complete this event's Global Challenge to earn Ultra Unlock bonuses for a future event
  • Pokémon Go Fest Sapporo: Players can complete this event's Global Challenge, they'll earn Ultra Unlock bonuses for a future event

Bonuses

Pokemon Go Fest 2022 Shaymin Hats (Image credit: Niantic)

During Pokémon Go Fest 2022, ticketed players can enjoy the following bonuses:

  • Boosted Shiny rates on select Pokémon
  • More Team GO Rocket balloons Sunday only
  • Double Mysterious Components from Team GO Rocket Grunts Sunday only
  • Up to nine bonus Raid Passes from PokéStop spins during the event
  • Five special Snapshot Surprise photobombs
  • Event exclusive stickers from PokéStop and Gym spins

All players, regardless of tickets can also enjoy the following bonuses:

  • A costumed Pikachu wearing Shaymin's Gracidea flowers in the wild and raids
  • Snapshot Surprise photobombs
  • Trainer Snapshots will appear in the Today View

Merchandise

Pokemon Go Fest 2022 Shirt (Image credit: Niantic)

This year, the Pokémon Go Fest 2022 shirt can be purchased directly from the Niantic Supply shop, as opposed to the Pokémon Center.

Real world celebrations

Pokemon Go Fest 2022 Real World Copy (Image credit: Niantic)

This year's Pokémon Go Fest features several real world events set between Pokémon Go Fest 2022 and the finale event in August. As these events are set at real world locations, tickets are capped and must be purchased separately.

  • Pokémon Go Fest 2022 Berlin: July 1-3 at Britzer Garten
  • Pokémon Go Fest 2022: Seattle: July 22-24 at the Seattle Center and downtown Seattle
  • Pokémon Go Fest 2022: Sapporo: August 5-7 at Nakajima Park and Sapporo

Pokémon Go Fest 2022: Finale!

After all the real world Pokémon Go Fest 2022 events wrap up, players will be treated to one more event: Pokémon Go Fest 2022: Finale! On Saturday August 27, 2022, players will have access to a brand new Special Research story, a line up of special Pokémon encounters, and more. This event is included in the purchase of the ticket to Pokémon Go Fest 2022; however, players who did not purchase a ticket can purchase a stand-alone ticket to the finale event for $10.99USD or local equivalent in the PokéShop.

Check back soon for details on Pokémon Go Fest 2022: Finale!

Questions about Pokémon Go Fest 2022?

Do you have questions about Pokémon Go Fest 2022? Are you excited that Shaymin will finally be making its Pokémon Go debut or are you more eager to find out which Pokémon will be making its Legendary debut on Sunday? What are you hoping to see during the finale event in August? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to check out the rest of our Pokémon Go guides so you too can become a Pokémon Master!

Casian Holly has been writing about gaming at iMore since 2019, but their real passion is Pokémon. From the games to the anime, cards and toys, they eat, sleep, and breathe all things Pokémon. You can check out their many Pokémon Go and Pokémon Sword and Shield guides and coverage here on iMore.