How to prepare for Pokemon Go Fest 2022 Day 1 – A simple guide
Day 1 of Pokemon Go Fest 2022 will include loads of features to enjoy, including Special Research tasks and new Shiny debuts – so here’s everything you need to know in advance.
Pokemon Go Fest is the highlight of any trainer’s calendar, with two whole days of rare wild spawns, Raid Battles, and global challenges to complete – as well as over 70 featured Pokemon to potentially encounter.
Whether you’ve paid for a ticket or you’re going for the free version, you’ll need to know what to expect so you can plan ahead and make the most of this once-a-year event, so we’re here to help you prepare.
Below, you’ll find everything you need to know about Day 1 of Pokemon Go Fest 2022 below.
- Go Fest 2022 Day 1 start time
- How to prepare for Go Fest 2022 Day 1
- Free features during Day 1
- Ticketed features during Day 1
Day 1 of Pokemon Go Fest 2022 takes place from 10AM to 6PM local time on Saturday, June 4, 2022.
There are a few things you can do in advance to make sure you get the most out of Day 1 of Pokemon Go Fest:
- Make sure you have loads of Poke Balls and enough space in your Storage for all the Pokemon you’ll be catching.
- Stock up on Incense as there will be an increased chance of encountering Shinies and rare species while using them.
- Study the Habitat Hour schedule and make a note of which Pokemon you want to catch, as they won’t be around for long.
- Purchase a ticket for Pokemon GO Fest 2022 from the in-game shop if you want to enjoy the ticketed features.
These are the features that trainers can enjoy during Day 1 of Pokemon Go Fest 2022, regardless of whether they’ve purchased a ticket or not:
There will be four Habitat Hours rotating throughout the day, and you can see the spawn schedule below:
|Habitat Hour||Wild Spawns|
|City||Alolan Grimer, Baltoy, Bronzer, Burmy (Trash Cloak), Galarian Weezing, Golett, Gothita, Hitmonchan, Litten, Magnemite, Pidove, and Trubbish|
|Plains||Axew, Buizel, Drilbur, Dunsparce, Girafarig, Larvitar, Litleo, Numel, Patrat, Rufflet, Shelmet, and Trapinch|
|Rainforest||Binacle, Chimchar, Karrablast, Mudkip, Pancham, Rowlet, Seedot, Shroomish, Skrelp, Slakoth, Turtwig, and Venipede|
|Tundra||Bergmite, Cubchoo, Galarian Darumaka, Meditite, Omanyte, Piplup, Popplio, Spheal, Swinub, Vanillite, Wailmer, and Wingull|
There will also be a special Pikachu wearing a Shaymin-inspired Gracidea flower costume spawning during every Habitat Hour, although it will be quite rare.
You can see the full Raid schedule for Day 1 of Pokemon Go Fest 2022 below:
|Raid Tier||Raid Bosses|
|1 Star Raids||Axew & Pikachu (Gracidea flower costume)|
|3-Star Raids||Brionne, Dartrix & Torracat|
|5-Star Raids||Groudon & Kyogre|
Teasers have also pointed to the Ultra Beast Nihilego appearing in Raids at some point on Day 2!
The following Pokemon will be making their Shiny debut during Pokemon Go Fest 2022:
As always, Shiny encounters are incredibly rare, but ticketholders who use Incense will have an increased chance of finding them.
There will be a free Pokemon Go Fest 2022 T-shirt Avatar Item available to claim during Day 1. Simply visit the in-game Shop before the event is over.
These are the features that trainers can enjoy on Day 1 of Pokemon Go Fest 2022 if they’ve purchased a ticket for the event:
Ticketholders will be able to unlock a Special Research story on Day 1 of Pokemon Go Fest 2022 that will lead to an encounter with the Mythical Shaymin (Land Forme) and avatar items as a reward.
This Special Research story will also feature branching paths, with two major options: Relaxed, Standard, or Master difficulty, as well as the choice between Catch, Explore, or Battle focused research tasks.
Ticketholders will get special Incense spawns during each rotating Habitat Hour, which you can see below:
|Habitat Hour||Wild Spawns|
|City||Galarian Weezing, Klink, Unown B, Unown G, Unown O, and Unown U|
|Plains||Axew, Torkoal, Unown B, Unown G, Unown O, and Unown U|
|Rainforest||Pancham, Tropius, Unown B, Unown G, Unown O, and Unown U|
|Tundra||Galarian Darumaka, Galarian Mr Mime, Unown B, Unown G, Unown O, and Unown U|
Shiny Unown B will be making its debut during Pokemon Go Fest 2022, and it will only be available for ticketholders, so now is a great time to build out your Unown collection.
Additionally, all Pokemon attracted to Incense on Day 1 will be more likely to be Shiny if you have a ticket!
As well as special Incense spawns, ticketholders will be able to take part in four separate Collection Challenges, with each one themed after one of the rotating Habitat Hours.
The Global Challenge Arena is returning for ticketholders on Day 1 of Pokemon Go Fest 2022. Players will be able to work together to complete a different collaborative challenge each hour.
Once a challenge is completed, ticketholders will be able to enjoy a bonus for the remainder of that hour.
While you’re here, check out some of our other Pokemon Go guides below:
Best Pokemon in Pokemon Go | Type chart | How to catch Ditto | Best Eeveelutions | Field research rewards and tasks | Promo Codes | How to get Pinap Berries | Spotlight Hour schedule | Current Raid bosses