Pokemon Go Fest 2023 Global Event: Diancie debut, wild spawns, bonuses

Pokemon Go Fest Global 2023 features DiancieNiantic

Pokemon Go Fest 2023 is packed with never-before-seen mons that trainers can catch for the first time in Raids or the wild – including Mega Rayquaza and Diancie.

Niantic’s annual Pokemon Go fest occurred across London, Osaka, and New York City throughout three weekends in August 2023. Additionally, Pokemon Go will hold its event globally at no cost for remote players during the last weekend of August.

During Pokemon Go Fest Global, trainers can catch the Mythical Pokemon Diancie. Previously, the Jewel Pokemon was not available in the mobile game.

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In addition to Diancie, the Go Fest website has revealed the other wild spawns and bonuses during the Global event.


Pokemon Go Fest 2023 Global event dates

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Pokemon Go Fest 2023 took place in several cities across the globe on different dates. Here are the confirmed days and locations:

Pokemon Go Fest Global: Saturday, August 26, 2023, until Sunday, August 27, 2023.

  • Virtual

London, England: Friday, August 4, 2023, until Sunday, August 6, 2023.

  • Location: Brockwell Park

Osaka, Japan: Friday, August 4, 2023, until Sunday, August 6, 2023.

  • Location: Expo ’70 Commemorative Park

New York City, NY, USA: Friday, August 18, 2023, until Sunday, August 20, 2023.

  • Randall’s Island Park

Pokemon Go Fest 2023 Diancie & Carbink debut

Those who have purchased the Pokemon Go Fest 2023 ticket will be given an exclusive Special Research quest. Trainers who complete the tasks will encounter Diancie for the first time.

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Carbink will also be available in the game during Go Fest 2023. First through a Timed Research quest between June 21 and July 5, and again during the Global event on August 26 and 27.

Pokemon Go Fest 2023 Global habit rotation schedule

Quartz Terrarium

  • 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. local time
  • 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. local time

Pyrite Sands

  • 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. local time
  • 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. local time

Malachite Wilderness

  • 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. local time
  • 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. local time

Aquamarine Shores

  • 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. local time
  • 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. local time

Pokemon Go Fest 2023 Global event Saturday wild spawns

Here are the announced Pokemon that will spawn on Saturday of Pokemon Go Fest 2023:

Pokemon marked with an * may appear as shiny.

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Quartz Terrarium

  • Pikachu wearing a quartz crown*
  • Clefairy*
  • Lickitung*
  • Heracross*
  • Miltank*
  • Wurmple*
  • Whismur*
  • Skitty*
  • Luvdisc*
  • East Sea Shellos*
  • Buneary*
  • Audino*
  • Foongus*
  • Morelull

Pyrite Sands

  • Pikachu wearing a pyrite crown*
  • Sandshrew*
  • Alolan Diglett*
  • Psyduck*
  • Girafarig*
  • Shuckle*
  • Trapinch*
  • Gible*
  • Hippopotas*
  • Timburr*
  • Joltik*
  • Binacle*
  • Helioptile*
  • Grubbin

Malachite Wilderness

  • Caterpie*
  • Pikachu wearing a malachite crown*
  • Bellsprout*
  • Scyther*
  • Snorlax wearing a cowboy hat*
  • Spinarak*
  • Remoraid*
  • Roselia*
  • Snover*
  • Cottonee*
  • Ferroseed*
  • Stunfisk*
  • Fomantis
  • Oranguru*

Aquamarine Shores

  • Pikachu wearing an aquamarine crown*
  • Horsea*
  • Lapras*
  • Marill*
  • Wobbuffet*
  • Carvanha*
  • Barboach*
  • Bagon*
  • Beldum*
  • West Sea Shellos*
  • Woobat*
  • Tympole*
  • Goomy*
  • Mareanie

Pokemon Go Fest 2023 Global event Sunday wild spawns

All Pokemon that spawn during the first day of Pokemon Go Fest will appear on the second. However, the habitat hours do not rotate on Sunday. Therefore, trainers can encounter the Pokemon at any time.

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On Sunday, August 27, 2023, Mega Rayquaza will make its global debut.

At Pokemon Go Fest, trainers will be able to encounter Mega Rayquaza for the first time. Instead of Mega Energy, Rayquaza must learn the Charged Attack Dragon Ascent to evolve. You’ll need to collect Meteorites by completing certain research tasks during Go Fest 2023.

Pokemon Go Fest 2023 Raids

Pokemon marked with an * may appear as shiny.

One-star Raids

  • Pikachu wearing a quartz crown*
  • Pikachu wearing a pyrite crown*
  • Pikachu wearing a malachite crown*
  • Pikachu wearing an aquamarine crown*
  • Goomy*

Two-star Raids

  • Carbink

Three-star Raids

  • Snorlax wearing a cowboy hat*

Mega Raids

  • Mega Rayquaza*

Primal Raids

  • Primal Kyogre*
  • Primal Groudon*

The Primal Raids occur from 10 am to 11 am local time only.

Pokemon Go Fest 2023 Global event bonuses

During Pokemon Go Fest Global, players can collect various event bonuses:

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  • Lure Modules lasting an hour longer
  • Remote Raid Pass limit being increased to 20
  • Themed Field Research in different habitats

Pokemon Go Fest 2023 Global event Ticketed exclusives

The exclusives found below for Pokemon Go Fest ticketholders are rather enticing:

  • Special Research for an opportunity to catch Diancie
  • Participate in a Global Challenge Arena
  • Incense – except Daily Adventure Incense – can attract Pokemon like Hisuian Growlithe, various Unown, Pawniard, Carnivine, and Pachirisu.
  • Six Special Trades per day
  • Increased chance of Shiny encounters
  • Special 7km Eggs
  • Up to nine free Raid Passes from spinning Gym Photo Discs
  • Leveling up your Elite Collector Medal from Habitat Collection Challenges

Pokemon Go Fest 2023 Global Ultra Unlock

During each habitat hour on Saturday, ticket-holding players can participate in Global Challenges with trainers worldwide. After completing 20 challenges, you can activate the Pokemon Go Fest Ultra Unlock bonuses.

They will also gain access to a special event that runs from Sunday, September 10, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. to Friday, September 15, 2023, at 8:00 p.m. local time.

We will update this article once we know more information about Ultra Unlock, like its available Raids and Timed Research.

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Check out our other Pokemon Go articles below to prepare for the Global event.

Best Pokemon in Pokemon Go | All upcoming Spotlight Hours | Current Raid bosses | Arlo counters guide | Cliff counters guide | Giovanni counters guide | Sierra counters guide | Grunt counters guide | How to catch a Ditto | What are Strange Eggs? | How to get Remote Raid Passes | Fastest way to get Best Buddy status | Pokemon Go catching tips

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