Pokémon GO Fest 2021:What is included in Ticket vs. Free
- Trainers will have access to an event-exclusive, Pokémon GO Fest 2021, Special Research story, which will reward items and Pokémon encounters, including a featured Mythical Pokémon. Choose between Pikachu Rock Star or Pikachu Pop Star—your in-game music will change based on your choice.
- Most Importantly, trainers have early access to a featured Mythical Pokémon which isn’t guaranteed without ticket.
- Additionally, participate in the Global Challenge Arena! Work together with Trainers around the world on Saturday to unlock bonuses. And, you can track friends’ contribution in the Today View.
- Furthermore, there will be four ticket exclusive collection challenges, each themed to a habitat hour—Jungle, Desert Mountain, Ocean Beach, and Cave.
- Added Bonuses like rare pokémon will attracted to Incense during the event. Pokémon may include Unown F, Unown G, Chatot, Throh, Sawk, and more.
For Shiny Hunters, ticketed trainers have an increased chance of encountering certain Shiny Pokémon during event hours on Saturday. Moreover, It will be easier to discover Shiny Pokémon (in the wild and those attracted by Incense) on Saturday than on Sunday.
- Finally, trainers will receive an event-exclusive avatar pose and in-game medal, surprise encounters after snapshots once the Special Research is completed, and themed event stickers from PokéStops and Gifts.
Rewards and Bundle Exclusives
Free / Available to Everyone:
Okay, but I can’t buy the ticket, will the event still be fun for me? If trainers cannot afford to purchase the ticket, there will be many cool free features that they can enjoy. Those features include special event-themed Pokémon appearing in the wild, including a special costumed Pikachu! Further, four rotating habitats will allow for themed wild Pokémon and on-map visual effects.
As well, all Lure Modules activated during the event will last for three hours to give trainers increase chance at finding Pokémon that they may be missing. Basic Field Research tasks will be available and Legendary Raids are still available for free trainers. Another benefit is that there will be a 1/2 Hatch Distance when Eggs are placed in an Incubator during event hours—plus, certain event Pokémon appearing in 7k Eggs.
Pokémon GO Fest 2021 Raids
Pokémon GO Fest 2021, sponsored by Google Play will feature every Legendary Pokémon discovered in Pokémon GO so far. On Sunday, July 18, 2021, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Legendary Pokémon will be appearing globally in five-star raids! Each Pokémon will be appearing during one of four themed hours on a rotation. Notably, mythical pokémon will not be appearing in five-star raids. Additionally, everyone can participate in these raids, regardless if they bought a ticket.
From 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. local time
Mewtwo, Ho-Oh, Latias, Latios, Regigigas, Altered Forme Giratina, Cresselia, Virizion, and Therian Forme Tornadus will be appearing in five-star raids.
From 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Moltres, Entei, Regirock, Groudon, Heatran, Reshiram, Terrakion, Therian Forme Landorus, and Yveltal will be appearing in five-star raids.
From 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Articuno, Suicune, Lugia, Regice, Kyogre, Palkia, and Kyurem will be appearing in five-star raids. Plus, Uxie, Mesprit, and Azelf will be appearing in five-star raids in the regions that they normally appear in!
From 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Zapdos, Raikou, Registeel, Rayquaza, Dialga, Cobalion, Therian Forme Thundurus, Zekrom, and Xerneas will be appearing in five-star raids.
Special Rewards for Raids
Earn an extra 10,000 XP for winning a Raid Battle.
Spin Gym Photo Discs to earn up to 10 Raid Passes. These can be used for in-person raids.
Complete Timed Research to earn up to eight Remote Raid Passes. These can be used to join a raid remotely.
Pick up an event bundle containing three Remote Raid Passes! The bundle will be available in the shop on Sunday, July 18, 2021, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. local time.
Final Thoughts on Pokémon GO Fest 2021
Pokémon GO Fest 2021 looks like there will be fun options for everyone. The ticket exclusives are good for the price and enhance gameplay. Plus, a rock or pop special edition themed Pikachu to add to the pokedex is always fun. Finally, this event is perfect for a summer exclusive as the weather is nice and many kids will need to keep busy. It is family fun at its best.