Pokémon GO Fest 2021 Day 1: Catch!

Pokémon GO Fest

Starts:
Saturday, July 17, at 10:00 AM Local Time
Ends:
Saturday, July 17, at 6:00 PM Local Time

With this year being both the twenty-fifth anniversary of Pokémon and the fifth anniversary of Pokémon GO, we’re simply jazzed to share more details of what’s in store for Pokémon GO Fest 2021, happening on July 17 and 18! It’s been five whole years of Pokémon GO, and we couldn’t have done it without all of you. To celebrate, ticket prices will be reduced from USD $14.99 to $5! †

We’re very excited to welcome Google Play as the official event sponsor! Learn more here.

Pokémon GO Fest 2021 will take place over two days, with each day providing a unique experience. You’ll be able to participate in both days of the event with one ticket.

On Saturday, July 17, 2021, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. local time, all Trainers will enjoy the following features, regardless of whether they have an event ticket.

  • Hourly habitats with Pokémon appearing in the wild. See Spawn Section
  • Raids on Saturday will feature Pokémon such as Hitmontop, Cranidos, and Deino—plus, Galarian Ponyta and Galarian Zigzagoon wearing special costumes will be appearing in raids!
  • Pokémon related to music—such as Chimecho, Kricketot, Audino, and a special costumed Pikachu—will be appearing in the wild throughout the day.
  • Get ready for Pokémon GO Fest with a free event shirt avatar item.
  • Shiny Whismur, Chimecho, Audino, and Tympole will be making their Pokémon GO debut during the event. If you’re lucky, you may encounter one!

On Saturday, July 17, 2021, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. local time, Pokémon GO Fest 2021 ticket holders will be able to enjoy the following features!

  • Pokémon GO Fest 2021 is a music festival, and you’re the show director! Help Professor Willow and the team leaders put on an incredible concert celebration by choosing between certain Pokémon to join the festivities. Complete this Special Research for special rewards, including an encounter with a Mythical Pokémon, a shirt avatar item, and an exclusive avatar pose! After you complete the Special Research, take a snapshot for a surprise!
    • Pikachu Rock Star or Pikachu Pop Star—your choice will determine the in-game music that will play for you during the event. The Pokémon music producer Junichi Masuda has produced brand-new tracks just for Pokémon GO Fest 2021, including a rock-and-rolling track for Pikachu Rock Star fans, a high-energy electro-pop song for Pikachu Pop Star stans, and more!
    • You’ll also get to fill out the rest of your musical group! Will you pick Galarian Ponyta or Galarian Zigzagoon? Gardevoir or Flygon? All these Pokémon will be dressed to impress in special event costumes!
  • The Global Challenge Arena is back this year. On Saturday, ticket holders will work together to complete a collaborative challenge each hour. If they complete the challenge in time, they’ll earn a bonus for the remainder of the hour. You can check the Today View to keep track of global progress!
  • You’ll be able to complete four Collection Challenges, each themed after a habitat hour.
  • During each habitat hour, certain Pokémon will be attracted to Incense. See Spawn Section
  • During event hours, Pokémon appearing in the wild and attracted to Incense will have an increased chance of being Shiny! It will be easier to discover Shiny Pokémon (in the wild and those attracted by Incense) on Saturday than on Sunday.
  • Shiny Unown F, Shiny Throh, and Shiny Sawk will be making their Pokémon GO debut during the event!

Both days

And that’s all for what’s exclusive to each day! All Trainers can expect both event days to feature the following.

  • Trainer photos will be featured in the Today View Share your photos with #PokemonGOFest2021 for a chance to see them featured during the event.
  • All Lure Modules activated during event hours will last for three hours
  • Special music created by Pokémon music producer Junichi Masuda will be playing in the app throughout the event.
  • 1/2 Hatch Distance when Eggs are placed in an Incubator during event hours.
  • Pokémon hatching from 7 km eggs include Igglybuff, Chingling, Audino, and more.
  • Event-exclusive Field Research tasks, special on-map visual effects, and more!

Ticket holders can expect both days of the event to feature the following.

  • Open Gifts or spin PokéStops to get special event stickers.
  • Take snapshots on both event days for a surprise!
  • Unown F and Unown G will be attracted to Incense throughout the event. If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny one!

To read about Day 2 click here.




Bonuses

Lures will last 3 hours
1/2 Egg Hatch Distance

Features

Different features will be available for all trainers and trainers with tickets. See above for the breakdown.

Spawns

  • Pokémon in the wild in the hourly habitats will be available for all trainers regardless if they have an event ticket.

  • Pokémon from Incense will only be available for trainers with an Event Ticket



The Jungle habitat will feature Pokémon such as Scyther, Aipom, Froakie, and more.

Jungle Habitat (Wild)

  • shiny
    Scyther
  • shiny
    Aipom
  • Froakie

Jungle Habitat (Incense)

  • shiny
    Unown F
  • shiny
    Unown G
  • Ludicolo
  • Chatot
  • Leafeon
  • Serperior


The Desert Mountain habitat will feature Pokémon such as Skarmory, Shieldon, Hippopotas, and more.

Desert Mountain Habitat (Wild)

  • shiny
    Skarmory
  • Shieldon
  • shiny
    Hippopotas

Desert Mountain Habitat (Incense)

  • Flareon
  • shiny
    Unown F
  • shiny
    Unown G
  • Tyranitar
  • Flygon
  • Throh


The Ocean Beach habitat will feature Pokémon such as Dratini, Swablu, Alomomola, and more.

Ocean Beach Habitat (Wild)

  • shiny
    Dratini
  • shiny
    Swablu
  • shiny
    Alomomola

Ocean Beach Habitat (Incense)

  • shiny
    Gyarados
  • Vaporeon
  • Azumarill
  • shiny
    Unown F
  • shiny
    Unown G
  • Sawk


The Cave habitat will feature Pokémon such as Roggenrola, Galarian Stunfisk, Deino, and more.

Cave Habitat (Wild)

  • shiny
    Roggenrola
  • Galarian Stunfisk
  • shiny
    Deino

Cave Habitat (Incense)

  • Umbreon
  • shiny
    Unown F
  • shiny
    Unown G
  • Gardevoir
  • shiny
    Absol
  • Galvantula

Eggs

Pokémon hatching from 7 km eggs include Igglybuff, Chingling, Audino, and more.

In 7 km Eggs

  • shiny
    Igglybuff
  • Chingling
  • shiny
    Audino

Raids

  • Raids during GO Fest are available for all trainers.

Raids on Saturday will feature Pokémon such as Hitmontop, Cranidos, and Deino—plus, Galarian Ponyta and Galarian Zigzagoon wearing special costumes will be appearing in raids!

Appearing in Raid Battles

  • shiny
    Ponyta
  • Hitmontop
  • shiny
    Galarian Zigzagoon
  • Cranidos
  • shiny
    Deino

Shiny

These Pokémon will be released in their shiny variant with the start of the event.

All Trainers

  • Whismur
  • Loudred
  • Exploud
  • Chimecho
  • Audino
  • Tympole
  • Palpitoad
  • Seismitoad

Ticket Holders Only

  • Unown F
  • Unown G
  • Throh
  • Sawk

Note that Unown G was already previously released Shiny but I’ve included it here for clarity.

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