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Pokemon GO Fest 2020: What’s available for non-ticket holders

Published: 25/Jul/2020 16:21

by Paul Cot


The hugely anticipated Pokemon GO Fest 2020 has begun across most of the world. Trainers will need to purchase a ticket in order to get the full experience, but non-ticket holders can enjoy the festivities, too. We list what non-ticket holders can enjoy.

It will come as no surprise that non-ticket holders will miss out on various features. After all, Niantic are naturally going to offer more rewards and so forth for paying customers.


Nevertheless, GO Fest 2020 is a celebratory Pokemon Go event which everyone can be involved with. So, if you don’t want to buy the $14.99 ticket, this is what you have to look forward to.

GO Fest Ticket Non-Ticket
GO Fest is a play at home edition for 2020…

Ticket vs non-ticket

The following has been confirmed to be active for non-ticket holders:

  • Habitat hour — Pokemon specific to each habitat are spawning more often. However, more sought after species — such as Blastoise and Alolan Grimer — are not. Gible is confirmed, though.
  • Confetti animations — there are specific animations during each habitat; these appears for all trainers.
  • 7km eggs — all 7km eggs are the same for both ticket and non-tickets.
  • Raid Bosses — Raid Battle pool is the same, also.
  • Shiny Pokemon — Shiny Jigglypuff has been confirmed and presumably this means there are plenty of others, too.
  • Gifts — all trainers are expected to be able to open 200 gifts.

Conversely, the following is available to those who have bought tickets only:

  • Special Research — each day’s Special Research tasks are for ticket holders only.
  • Rotom Snapshot — Wash-Rotom will appear when taking a GO Snapshot.
  • Incense spawns — Unown G and O, Heatmor, Durant, Seviper and Zangoose spawns.
  • Specific spawns — Vaporeon, Leafeon, Venusaur, Blastoise, Alolan Grimer, Alolan Exeggutor and Alolan Marowak.
  • Boosted Shiny rates.
  • 3 free Remote Raid Passes.
  • Hourly Global Challenge and subsequent bonuses.
  • Gifts containing Rare Candy.

We will update this list as more information becomes available. For the meantime non-ticket holders, make the most of those Gible and Togetic.


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.