Niantic's yearly Pokémon Go Fest kicks disconnected connected Saturday and runs done the weekend, giving trainers 2 afloat days of questing and catching. Similar to last year's Pokémon Go Fest, this 1 is worldwide – meaning you tin beryllium a portion of it from anywhere. The amusive begins astatine 10 a.m. successful immoderate timezone you are successful and runs until 6 p.m. each evening.
You'll request to acquisition a summons to participate the event, instrumentality connected its caller quests, and drawback the uncommon Pokémon that are around for conscionable 2 days. Tickets are usually $14.99 but person been slashed down to $4.99 this year. You tin get your summons from Pokémon Go's shop.
Niantic says trainers volition beryllium capable to drawback implicit 75 taxon of Pokémon. Most volition beryllium recovered successful the chaotic and volition look wrong their due habitats that rhythm each hour. The habitats featured this twelvemonth are jungle, desert, mountain, water beach, and cave. In the jungle, you'll find Pokémon similar Scyther and Froakie, whereas the cave volition clasp Deino and Roggenrola. Shiny Pokémon volition besides beryllium successful large abundance, and a peculiar probe task concludes with an brushwood against a mythical Pokémon, which volition apt beryllium making its debut successful Go. Some of the shiny Pokémon you should beryllium connected the lookout for are Unown F, Sawk, Audino, and Tympole.
The 2nd time of the fest puts much absorption connected raiding. You'll gain 10,000 further XP erstwhile you implicit raid battles, and raid passes are everywhere. Spin gyms to get 10 raid passes (for in-person battling), implicit timed probe to get 8 distant raid passes, and you tin besides get 3 much distant passes escaped successful the store starting Sunday astatine 10 a.m.
The raids besides rotate connected the hour, giving you battles against Pokémon falling into the categories of wind, lava, frost, and thunder.
Here are the Pokémon you tin battle:
(from 10-11 a.m. and 2-3 p.m)
Mewtwo, Ho-Oh, Latias, Latios, Regigigas, Altered Forme Giratina, Cresselia, Virizion, and Therian Forme Tornadus
(from 11 a.m.-12 pm. and 3-4 p.m.)
Moltres, Entei, Regirock, Groudon, Heatran, Reshiram, Terrakion, Therian Forme Landorus, and Yveltal
(from 12-1 p.m. and 4-5 p.m.)
Articuno, Suicune, Lugia, Regice, Kyogre, Palkia, Kyurem, Uxie, Mesprit, and Azelf (only successful the regions they look in)
(from 1-2 p.m. and 5-6 p.m.)
Zapdos, Raikou, Registeel, Rayquaza, Dialga, Cobalion, Therian Forme Thundurus, Zekrom, and Xerneas
We urge turning connected your game's euphony this twelvemonth to perceive caller tracks from legendary Pokémon euphony shaper Junichi Masuda. The philharmonic absorption besides transitions to 2 caller Pikachu variations (which you tin spot pictured above).
Niantic is mounting up photograph opportunities astatine assorted locations for trainers to interact with if you unrecorded successful circumstantial cities. In the United States, the cities are San Francisco, Denver, Atlanta, Chicago, Indianapolis, New York City, Nashville, Austin, Seattle, and Washington D.C. Make definite you cheque retired Niantic's official details for the photograph opp locations. This nexus besides provides locations for Europe and Asia-Pacific.
Several Game Informer staffers (myself included) volition beryllium playing connected some days, hoping to get a haul of shiny Pokémon and astatine slightest a Sawk. We anticipation to spot you retired and about, and arsenic always, bash your champion to societal distance. Have fun, trainers! Make definite you banal up connected balls earlier the weekend!