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

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.

Pokémon GO Fest 2021 Day 1: Catch!

  • 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 the Mythical Pokémon Meloetta, 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.
  • Complete a certain number of challenges in the Global Challenge Arena to unlock bonuses that will occur after Pokémon GO Fest 2021. Read more here.

To read about Pokémon GO Fest Day 2: Raid! click here.




Bonuses

These bonuses are available BOTH days for all Trainers.

Lures will last 3 hours
1/2 Egg Hatch Distance
Up to 6 Special Trades per Day *

* Every Trainer will be able to make up to six Special Trades each day from Friday, July 16, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. to Sunday, July 18, 2021, at 11:00 p.m. PDT (GMT −7).

Features

Features for all Trainers on Saturday, July 17:

  • Hourly habitats with Pokémon appearing in the wild. See Spawn Section
  • Get ready for Pokémon GO Fest with a free event shirt avatar item.


Features for ticket holders on Saturday, July 17:

  • 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.
  • Make sure to take a snapshot during event hours on Saturday after completing your Special Research! By doing so, you’ll encounter either Pikachu Pop Star or Pikachu Rock Star, depending on your earlier choice.
  • Make sure to take a snapshot during event hours on Sunday after completing your Special Research! By doing so, you’ll encounter either Gardevoir or Flygon wearing a Meloetta-inspired hat, depending on your earlier choice.
  • Still not sure which Pikachu to pick? In addition to determining what music will accompany your Pokémon GO Fest experience, this choice will also affect which avatar pose you receive!
    • Trainers who select Pikachu Pop Star will get an iconic pose.
    • Trainers who select Pikachu Rock Star will get a rockin’ pose.


Features for everyone on BOTH days:

  • Trainer photos will be featured in the Today View Share your photos with #PokemonGOFest2021 for a chance to see them featured during the event.
  • Special music created by Pokémon music producer Junichi Masuda will be playing in the app throughout the event.
  • Event-exclusive Field Research tasks, special on-map visual effects, and more!
  • Evolve Kirlia (Ralts’s Evolution) during event hours on Saturday or Sunday to get a Gardevoir that knows Synchronoise.
  • Evolve Vibrava (Trapinch’s Evolution) during event hours on Saturday or Sunday to get a Flygon that knows Earth Power.


Features for ticket holders on BOTH Days:

  • Open Gifts or spin PokéStops to get special event stickers.
  • Take snapshots on both event days for a surprise!
  • Certain Pokémon appearing during the event will know special attacks! Please note that only ticket holders will encounter these Pokémon.
    • Pikachu Pop Star will know Draining Kiss, and Pikachu Rock Star will know Meteor Mash. Pick the one you’d like to encounter as you complete your Special Research!
    • Gardevoir will know Synchronoise, and Flygon will know Earth Power—both will potentially be wearing Meloetta-inspired hats! As you complete your Special Research, you’ll be prompted to select which costumed Pokémon you’d like to encounter. This decision will determine if you encounter Gardevoir wearing a Meloetta-inspired hat or Flygon wearing a Meloetta-inspired hat during the event. Both Pokémon will be appearing as Special Research reward encounters, and, if you’re lucky, will also be attracted to Incense. The Pokémon you don’t select will be attracted to Incense during event hours, but it won’t be wearing a hat.

To read about Day 2 click here.


Avatar items exclusive to Pokémon GO Fest 2021 will also be available!

  • Some exciting music-themed avatar items will be making their debut in the in-game shop on Friday, July 16, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. PDT (GMT −7)., including shirts with Whismur-, Loudred-, and Exploud-inspired patterns, face stickers, and a guitar case backpack!
  • Trainers with tickets for Pokémon GO Fest 2021 will be rewarded with an exclusive Meloetta Shirt avatar item once they complete the event’s Special Research.
  • Don’t forget—the Pokémon GO Fest 2021 shirt avatar item is free for everyone, regardless of whether you have a ticket, and will be available starting on Friday, July 16, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. PDT. Let’s all celebrate Pokémon GO Fest together!

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



Pokémon related to music—such as Chimecho, Kricketot, Audino, and a Pikachu wearing a Meloetta-inspired hat—will be appearing in the wild throughout the day.

Music-themed Pokémon (Wild)

  • shiny
    Pikachu
  • shiny
    Chimecho
  • shiny
    Kricketot
  • shiny
    Audino


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

Jungle Habitat (Wild)

  • shiny
    Ekans
  • shiny
    Alolan Exeggutor
  • shiny
    Tangela
  • shiny
    Scyther
  • shiny
    Aipom
  • shiny
    Lotad
  • shiny
    Slakoth
  • shiny
    Chimchar
  • shiny
    Croagunk
  • shiny
    Snivy
  • Sewaddle
  • Chespin
  • 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
    Growlithe
  • shiny
    Alolan Geodude
  • shiny
    Skarmory
  • shiny
    Larvitar
  • shiny
    Aron
  • shiny
    Trapinch
  • Cacnea
  • shiny
    Shieldon
  • shiny
    Hippopotas
  • shiny
    Skorupi
  • shiny
    Blitzle
  • shiny
    Ferroseed
  • Fennekin

Desert Mountain Habitat (Incense)

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


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

Ocean Beach Habitat (Wild)

  • shiny
    Magikarp
  • shiny
    Dratini
  • shiny
    Chinchou
  • shiny
    Marill
  • shiny
    Carvanha
  • shiny
    Wailmer
  • shiny
    Swablu
  • shiny
    Feebas
  • Spheal
  • shiny
    Clamperl
  • shiny
    Tympole
  • Frillish
  • shiny
    Alomomola
  • Tynamo

Ocean Beach Habitat (Incense)

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


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

Cave Habitat (Wild)

  • shiny
    Zubat
  • shiny
    Snorlax
  • shiny
    Gligar
  • shiny
    Ralts
  • shiny
    Sableye
  • shiny
    Beldum
  • shiny
    Gible
  • shiny
    Roggenrola
  • shiny
    Woobat
  • Vanillite
  • Joltik
  • 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.

These event Pokémon hatches will be available for all trainers

In 7 km Eggs

  • shiny
    Lapras
  • shiny
    Cleffa
  • shiny
    Igglybuff
  • shiny
    Whismur
  • shiny
    Kricketot
  • Chingling
  • shiny
    Audino
  • shiny
    Tympole
  • shiny
    Deino

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 1- Star Raids

  • shiny
    Ponyta
  • shiny
    Galarian Zigzagoon
  • shiny
    Deino

Appearing in 3- Star Raids

  • Galarian Weezing
  • Hitmontop
  • shiny
    Cranidos

Appearing in 5- Star Raids

  • shiny
    Mewtwo

Appearing in Mega Raids

  • shiny
    Mega Gengar

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.

Ultra Unlock

Pokémon GO Fest 2021 Ultra Unlock

Trainers will be able to work together in the Global Challenge Arena! This exclusive feature will be available only to ticket holders. In the Global Challenge Arena, Trainers will have the chance to join forces in order to complete a collaborative challenge each hour. If Trainers complete a challenge, they will earn a bonus for the remainder of the hour. You can check the Global Challenge Arena screen to keep track of global progress!

Complete a certain number of challenges in the Global Challenge Arena to unlock the following bonuses that will occur after Pokémon GO Fest 2021. Complete a total of 24 challenges in order to unlock all three!

Ultra Unlock Part 1: Time

If Trainers complete a total of eight global challenges, they’ll gain access to Ultra Unlock Part 1: Time. The flow of time will be disrupted! Pokémon from various eras will be appearing more often. Part 1: Time will run from Friday, July 23, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to Tuesday, August 3, 2021, at 8:00 p.m. local time.

Ultra Unlock Part 2: Space

If Trainers complete a total of 16 global challenges, they’ll gain access to Ultra Unlock Part 2: Space. As Part 1: Time wraps up, we’ll set our eyes to its other dimensional counterpart: space! Space itself will be distorted as Pokémon from various places appear! Part 2: Space will run from Friday, August 6, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to Tuesday, August 17, 2021, at 8:00 p.m. local time.

Ultra Unlock Part 3: ???

If Trainers complete a total of 24 global challenges, they’ll unlock Ultra Unlock Part 3: ???. What will happen once Parts 1 and 2 are over? Will these abnormal events continue to happen? What awaits us during Part 3? Stay tuned, Trainers—we’ll keep you posted on our findings! Part 3: ??? will run from Friday, August 20, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to Tuesday, August 31, 2021, at 8:00 p.m. local time.

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