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Pokemon Go Fest 2022 global & in-person events: Dates, times & locations

Published: 31/Mar/2022 17:16

by Dylan Horetski


Niantic has released the schedule for Pokemon Go Fest 2022 with a two-day global event followed by in-person activities in three locations. Here’s everything we know about the annual event so far. 

The annual Pokemon Go Fest is back again with another year of exciting activities and awesome events for trainers all around the world.

However, unlike last year’s focus on 20 in-person events, Go Fest 2022 focuses on a two-day global event followed by just activities in just three cities globally.

Here’s everything you need to know regarding this year’s event schedule, including where to participate in person and what days to join in from the comfort of your own community.


Pokemon Go Fest 2022 schedule

Kicking off the annual activities this year is a two-day event beginning Saturday, July 4, 2022, and will run until Saturday, June 5, 2022.

Alongside the global event, they have also announced three cities that will celebrate Go Fest 2022 in person.

  • Berlin, Germany: Friday, July 1, 2022, until Sunday, July 3, 2022.
  • Seattle, WA, USA: Friday, July 22, 2022, until Sunday, July 24, 2022.
  • Sapporo, Japan: Friday, August 5, 2022, until Sunday, August 7, 2022.

They have not revealed whether or not the events are free or if they will release an in-game ticket, but we’ll be sure to update this article as soon as we find out.

They have also announced a bonus global finale event on Saturday, August 27, 2022. While times have not been announced at the time of writing, all events will likely begin at 10 am local time.


Screenshot of Pokeballs in Pokemon Go
Niantic / The Pokemon Company
Go players will need a lot of Pokeballs to participate in Go Fest 2022.

How to prepare for Pokemon Go Fest 2022

If you’re going to take part in Go Fest 2022, there are a few things you can do to prepare and get the most out of the event:

  • Purchase two Incense to use on the day as they will last longer than usual.
  • Save any Lure Modules you have as they will last for three hours during the event.
  • Stock up on lots of Ultra Balls so you can catch plenty of the headline Pokemon.
  • Transfer any unwanted Pokemon so you’ll have space for all the catching you’ll do.