8/25/2022 Update: Trainers, don’t forget that each habitat for #PokemonGOFest2022: Finale will only be available once for a 2-hour period during the event. Make sure to take note of the habitat time in your Today view and finish your Collection Challenge accordingly.
Challenge Ultra Beasts in Raid Battles during the Pokémon GO Fest 2022: Finale
The one-day event features Special Research, several Pokémon debuts, special habitats, and more.
Savor the magic and wonder of Pokémon GO Fest for one more day! Pokémon GO Fest 2022: Finale will take place on Saturday, August 27, 2022, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. local time. During the event, the Ultra Beasts Nihilego, Buzzwole, Pheromosa, and Xurkitree will appear in five-star raids. Additional event-themed Pokémon will appear in one- and three-star raids. Tickets are available now in the in-game shop for US$10.99 (or the equivalent pricing tier in your local currency). And if you attended the global Pokémon GO Fest event in June—good news! Trainers who purchased a ticket to the global event will be granted a ticket to the finale at no additional cost. Some parts of the event will be accessible to Trainers without an event ticket as well.
Want to give the gift of the Pokémon GO Fest 2022: Finale experience? Trainers who purchase a ticket for the event—or who purchased a ticket to the global Pokémon GO Fest event that took place in June—can purchase up to three tickets at a discounted rate of US$4.99 each. These tickets can be purchased through the in-game shop and gifted to Trainers you have achieved Great Friends or higher with.
Free Pokémon GO Fest 2022: Finale Features
Regardless of whether they have an event ticket, all Trainers can participate in a short Special Research story, experience four unique habitats that each last for two hours, and, if they’re lucky, be among the first to encounter a Shiny Munna in Pokémon GO! Different Pokémon will appear in the wild during each habitat period, so play throughout the day to make the most of the experience.
Many of the Pokémon that will appear in the habitats and raids—or their Evolutions—are popular in the GO Battle League, so this is an excellent opportunity to catch Pokémon such as Machop, Snorlax, Meditite, and Stunfisk.
All Trainers will also have access to the one-, three-, and five-star Raid Bosses, including the ultra-cool and ultra-powerful Ultra Beasts. Pheromosa will appear from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Buzzwole will be flexing from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., Xurkitree will do its best to bring down the power grid from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., and Nihilego will be available to battle from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. All times given are in local time.
Because these Raid Battles will be available in local time, playing with friends in different time zones can expand your opportunity to catch these Ultra Beasts. Prepare for these tough raids with tips for each Pokémon.
Pokémon GO Fest 2022: Finale Ticketed Experience
In addition to the short Special Research story available to everyone, Trainers with GO Fest 2022: Finale tickets will have access to three short, exclusive Special Research stories. Complete all three stories to earn in-game items, unique avatar items, and an encounter with Sky Forme Shaymin. Claim the first Special Research story at any point during the event—you’ll be able to complete it and the additional Special Research stories at any time.
Other bonuses available to Trainers with a ticket include the following.
- Potential encounters with Shiny Unown N and Unown X for the first time in Pokémon GO.
- Spin Photo Discs at Gyms for up to nine Daily Raid Passes that can be used for in-person raids.
- Extra 5,000 XP for winning in-person raids.
- Incense activated during the event will last two hours, and it may attract additional Pokémon, such as Unown, Torkoal, Tropius, and more.
- 1/2 Hatch Distance for Eggs placed in Incubators during the event.
- Starting at 10:00 a.m., Trainers that have caught Sky Forme Shaymin can change it to Land Forme Shaymin, and vice-versa.
- An increased chance of encountering Shiny Pokémon.
For a full list of Pokémon available during the event and detailed instructions for purchasing and gifting tickets, visit Niantic’s event blog.
Get ready to say goodbye to Pokémon GO Fest with ultra gusto on August 27, Trainers!
Pokémon GO Fest 2022: Finale event details revealed—Ultra Beasts, Sky Forme Shaymin, and much, much more!
This year, Trainers around the world have experienced four Pokémon GO Fest events—from the global experience that kicked everything off back in June, to the unique in-person experiences hosted in Berlin, Seattle, and Sapporo. But the fun isn’t over yet! We’re beyond excited to share more information on the fifth and final event—Pokémon GO Fest 2022: Finale!
On Saturday, August 27, 2022, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. local time, Trainers around the world are invited to join this special global event. Read on for more details!
Tickets for the Pokémon GO Fest 2022: Finale event are available now for US$10.99* in the in-game shop and include access to special event gameplay on Saturday, August 27, 2022. Please note: if you purchased a Pokémon GO Fest ticket for the main event on June 4 and 5, 2022, you already have a ticket to this event—no additional purchase necessary!
Pokémon GO Fest is best experienced alongside friends and family. To encourage groups to play together, we’re excited to announce a special discounted gifting option for ticket holders. All Trainers who purchase a standalone ticket for the finale event—or those who purchased a ticket for the global Pokémon GO Fest event in June—will be able to gift up to three tickets for the finale event for the reduced price of US$4.99 each.
On Saturday, August 27, 2022, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. local time all Trainers can enjoy the following regardless of if they have an event ticket.
- A short Special Research story.
- Take a snapshot during the event for a surprise! For the first time in Pokémon GO, you’ll be able to encounter Shiny Munna—if you’re lucky!
- Several special avatar items will debut for sale in the shop!
- A hat inspired by Nihilego
- A shirt inspired by Buzzwole
- An outfit inspired by the GO Ultra Recon Squad
Enjoy special event stickers! Get them by opening Gifts, spinning PokéStops, or purchasing them from the shop.
Plus, thanks to all the hard work Trainers around the world have put in during the Pokémon GO Fest events in Berlin, Seattle, and Sapporo, Rhi has been able to produce more Beast Balls! During this event, all Ultra Beast raid encounters will feature Beast Balls!
Four unique habitats will be featured during this event, each focused on a particular Ultra Beast and running for two hours. The following Pokémon will be appearing more frequently in the wild during each habitat period
From 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. local time, the following Pokémon will be appearing in raids.
On Saturday, August 27, 2022, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. local time, Trainers with an event ticket can enjoy the following.
- For the first time in Pokémon GO, you’ll be able to encounter Shiny Unown N & Unown X—if you’re lucky!
- Spin Photo Discs at Gyms to earn up to nine free Daily Raid Passes. These can be used only for in-person raids.
- Take up to five snapshots during the event for a surprise!
- Earn an extra 5,000 XP in raid rewards when you win an in-person raid!
- Incense activated during event hours will last for two hours.
- Earn 3× XP for spinning Photo Discs at PokéStops and Gyms.
- 1/2 Hatch Distance when Eggs are placed in Incubators during event hours.
- Starting at 10:00 a.m. local time, Trainers who have caught Sky Forme Shaymin will be able to change its form to Land Forme Shaymin, and vice-versa!
In addition to the short Special Research story available to all Trainers, Pokémon GO Fest 2022: Finale ticket holders will receive three short, exclusive Special Research stories! Complete them to earn in-game items, an encounter with Sky Forme Shaymin, and exclusive avatar items like a Sky Forme Shaymin shirt and a helmet without a visor inspired by the GO Ultra Recon Squad.
- Ultra Incursion: Pheromosa – From 10:00 a.m.
- All Trainers—even those without tickets—will be granted access to a short Special Research story.
- Ultra Incursion: Buzzwole – From 12:00 p.m.
- Starting at 12:00 p.m. local time, Trainers with tickets who have completed the first Special Research story will be granted the first ticket-exclusive Special Research story.
- Ultra Incursion: Xurkitree – From 2:00 p.m.
- Starting at 2:00 p.m. local time, Trainers with tickets who have completed the first ticket-exclusive Special Research can begin a second exclusive Special Research story.
- Ultra Incursion: Nihilego – From 4:00 p.m.
- Starting at 4:00 p.m. local time, Trainers with tickets who have completed the second ticket-exclusive Special Research can begin the third and final ticket-exclusive Special Research story.
So long as you claim the first Special Research story during the event, you’ll be able to complete it and any remaining Special Research stories whenever you want.
In addition to Pokémon listed above, ticket-holding Trainers may encounter some additional Pokémon when they use Incense during each habitat period.
How to Purchase a Ticket
Pokémon GO Fest 2022: Finale tickets are now available in the in-game shop for US$10.99!*
- In the in-game shop, tap the Pokémon GO Fest 2022 image.
- Tap the **Buy** button.
- You’ll then see a pop-up indicating that you’ve received a ticket for Pokémon GO Fest 2022: Finale.
- After you tap **OK**, you can find the ticket in your Item Bag.
- A few days before the event, you’ll receive a medal. When you log in during event hours on Saturday, August 27, 2022, you’ll receive access to the Pokémon GO Fest 2022: Finale experience. Please note: you must log in during event hours to claim the Special Research story. After you’ve claimed the first Special Research story, you can complete it at any time.
After purchasing a ticket for GO Fest 2022: Finale, you will be able to gift up to 3 tickets for a discounted price of US$4.99.
We were thrilled to see Trainers around the world come together to play, explore, and share great moments during each of this year’s Pokémon GO Fest events. We hope you—along with your friends and family—will join us for the finale! Let’s GO!
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—The Pokémon GO team
*Tickets for the Pokémon GO Fest 2022: Finale event will be available for purchase in the in-game shop for US$10.99 (or the equivalent pricing tier in your local currency, plus any applicable taxes and fees). Tickets cannot be purchased with PokéCoins. Tickets to this event are nonrefundable (subject to applicable law and the exceptions set forth in the Terms of Service). After an event ticket has been purchased, up to three event tickets can be gifted to others for the discounted price of US$4.99 (or the equivalent pricing tier in your local currency, plus any applicable taxes and fees).
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Source: Official Pokémon GO blog