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Pokemon Go Fest 2020: Spawns, tickets, schedule & more details

Published: 24/Jul/2020 11:40 Updated: 24/Jul/2020 21:27

by Paul Cot


Pokemon GO Fest 2020 is upon us and this year all trainers can participate!

In previou years, GO Fest had taken place in real-life locations which trainers would have to buy a ticket to go to. Tickets will still be required to experience the whole event this time around, although all trainers can look forward to some form of bonus.


These tickets cost $14.99 (or £14.99 in the UK) and can be purchased in the Pokemon Go Shop right now. Buying a ticket will allow you to play both days.

The two-day event will take place on July 25-26. The festivities of each day will start at 10am and conclude at 8pm in your local time. What will Pokemon Go GO Fest 2020 actually entail, though?

Pokemon GO Fest 2020 Home
The 2020 Pokemon GO Fest will allow all trainers to get involved from the comfort of their own homes…

Special Research

Trainers will be given a Special Research line for each day of GO Fest 2020. The first will be given on July 25 and the second on July 26.

As of writing it hasn’t been announced exactly what will be included in either of these Special Research quests. To get them, and this is important, you’ll need to make sure you log into the Pokemon Go app on each day – that’s for trainers who buy a ticket.

Rotating habitats

As part of GO Fest Day 1, every hour there will be rotating habitats. These include fire, water, grass, battle and friendship.


As the habitat names suggest, Pokemon of the same theme will be appearing when each is active. The active habitat will depend on where you are in the world.

Fortunately, some kind folk over on Reddit took the time to detail which habitat each region can expect depending on their location. Everywhere will get each habitat twice, though.

To maximize them, Incense will last for one hour and will also be even more effective at attracting Pokemon — so we’d suggest using one! Furthermore, Niantic have advised trainers to save their gift interactions in Day 1. This is because the friendship habitat will feature a Global Challenge to send Gifts to friends.


Global Challenge Arena

During Day 1 of GO Fest 2020, trainers will be able to work together in the Global Challenge Arena. Each hour there will be a collaborative challenge.

Completing the challenge will result in a bonus for the remainder of the hour. Trainers will be able to check the progress of each hour’s challenge within the Global Challenge Arena screen.


There will also be unlock challenges which create special events in the weeks following GO Fest 2020. They are as follows:

  • Dragon Week: Complete 8 global challenges
  • Enigma Week: Complete 16 global challenges
  • Unova Week: Complete 24 global challenges

GO Fest spawns

There will be 75 different species of Pokemon appearing in Day 1 of GO Fest 2020. They will appear across the wild, Raid Battles and as rewards for Special Research.

While we don’t know all of the Pokemon that will be included, we do know what some of them will be. As a result of trainers completing various challenges in the build up events to GO Fest 2020 the following spawns have been confirmed:

  • Chimecho
  • Ferroseed
  • Togetic
  • Alomomola
  • Alolan Grimer
  • Dratini
  • Chansey
  • Alolan Marowak
  • Litwick
Togetic GO Fest 2020
Togetic is one of the confirmed spawns for Day 1 of GO Fest which means if you catch enough you’ll be able to get hold of Togekiss!

Meanwhile, while not confirmed, promotional material has hinted that the following could be within the 66 remaining species:

  • Alolan Exeggutor
  • Charizard
  • Cherrim
  • Chinchou
  • Eevee
  • Gible
  • Jigglypuff
  • Mudkip
  • Pikachu
  • Seviper
  • Snorlax
  • Squirtle
  • Unown G
  • Zangoose

GO Fest 2020 Day 2

There are plenty of details about what trainers can expect on the first day. However, there is very little information available for Day 2.

This is intentional though, as Niantic want trainers to have a suprise. Therefore, details of Day 2 won’t be revealed until closer to its start.

We do know the day will feature its own Special Research and will no doubt have plenty more to look forward to. Maybe Niantic will do something massive and release Shiny Mew — but whatever they have in store, we’re sure it’ll be worth the wait.


Pokemon Go Autumn event – Start time, new Gen 5 Pokemon, bonuses, more

Published: 8/Oct/2020 1:57 Updated: 8/Oct/2020 1:59

by Paul Cot


To celebrate the change of season, Niantic is hosting an autumn-themed Pokemon Go event. A new Gen 5 Pokemon will be introduced as well as other bonuses.

The 2020 Pokemon Go autumn event starts on Friday, October 9, 8 am PDT and finishes on Monday, October 12, 1 pm PDT. That’s an 11 am EDT start for those on the east coast of the US and 4 pm BST for those residing in the UK.


To the surprise of nobody, the event will feature various fall-themed Pokemon. These ‘mons can be found in the wild and in eggs when you hatch them.

Double effective Berries

Elsewhere, autumn is the time harvest and that seemingly applies to Pokemon Go, too. As a result, Berries can be found more often when spinning PokeStops. There will also be berry-themed Field and Timed Research.


During the event, all Berries will be twice as effective when giving them to your Buddy Pokemon as treats. Perhaps more excitingly, however, is that Pinap Berries will also become doubly as effective.

This means that instead of just double Candy when capturing a Pokemon, you’ll actually get four times the amount! Other Berries such as the Razz variety won’t be doubly as effective, though.

Autumn-themed Pokemon

Meanwhile, the following Pokemon will be appearing more frequently in the wild:

  • Oddish
  • Vulpix
  • Bayleef
  • Hoothoot
  • Sudowoodo
  • Yanma
  • Pineco
  • Zigzagoon
  • Seedot
  • Shroomish
  • Plant Cloak Burmy
  • Foongus

Others will be appearing in 5km eggs but those Pokemon weren’t released in the Pokemon Go blog post.

Additionally, Shiny Vulpix will be spawning more often. The ever-popular Fox Pokemon has already had its Shiny form released previously but few trainers will want to miss out on the chance to get another or even their first!

Deerling Pokemon Go
Deerling changes color depending on what seasonal form it is…


As is very apt for the change of season, Deerling will be introduced to the world of Pokemon Go for the first time. The Season Pokemon has four forms – Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter – so expect to come across its autumn variant.


It evolves into Sawsbuck, which has the same four forms, also. Deerling needs 50 Candy to evolve, so if you want to get Sawsbuck during the event you’ll need to catch as many Deerling as possible. When using a Pinap Berry though, you’ll only need to catch five of them!

There’s plenty to look forward to in Pokemon Go during October. Charmander is coming to a Community Day a second time with the exclusive move Dragon Breath and there is even a surprise Raid Boss to look forward to at the end of the month.