The first-ever Pokémon GO Fest in Asia was being held from August 6 to August 12, 2019, in Yokohama, Japan. Featured Pokémon included Unown, Salamence, Poliwag, Chatot, Pikachu, Hoppip, Piplup, Swinub and more. In celebration of this event, Shiny Poliwag, Shiny Poliwhirl, Shiny Poliwrath and Shiny Politoed made their Pokémon GO debuts. From August 6 at 10 a.m. JST to August 12 at 5 p.m. JST, Pikachu appeared globally, wearing a different hat each day. This included Pikachu wearing a Santa hat, flower crown, straw hat, party hat, Ash’s hat, spooky hat or detective’s hat. Team GO Rocket boss Giovanni was photobombing GO Snapshot photos at the event in Yokohama. If you couldn’t make it to the final Pokémon GO Fest of the year, some of the Pokémon that were appearing in the event’s habitats were also appearing worldwide. Meanwhile, detective hat Pikachu continue appearing globally until August 13 at 10 a.m. JST.
Pokémon GO Fest – Yokohama
This year, Niantic is bringing Pokémon GO Fest to Yokohama, Japan in 3 different parks: Yamashita Park, Rinko Park and Akarenga Park. Starting from Tuesday, August 6th through Monday, August 12th, you’ll be able to explore Pokémon habitats and complete Special Research with thousands of Trainers from around the world.
Pokémon GO Fest Yokohama is a ticketed event with limited availability. Although the ticket for this event is free of charge, you need a ticket to see or interact with Pokémon within the parks. Your ticket is linked to your Pokémon GO account and attendance is restricted to one specific date per person. Pay close attention to your ticket date as you will not be able to change it or attend a different date. Anyone who attempts to attend multiple days will be rejected. However, if you are unable to get a ticket, many Pokémon featured in Pokémon GO Fest habitats will be appearing all around the world on August 6th – August 12th.
Source: Official Pokémon GO website