Niantic has announced that Pokémon GO Fest 2021will be held on July 17- July 18. And in celebration of Pokémon’s 25th and Pokémon GO’s 5th anniversary, Niantic has reduced this year’s ticket from $14.99 to $5 which will be valid for both days. So, trainers can enjoy the festivities at a pocket-friendly price.
Last month, Niantic announced the dates of Pokémon GO Fest 2021 without giving any details of the event. However, it was told that the event will be held virtually like 2020 Fest which was a huge success. Trainers from around the world participated to complete challenges, unlock rewards, and defeat Team GO Rocket. Here are the details of Pokémon GO Fest 2021.
And to make the event more open to all, Niantic will allow all trainers to participate in the event’s activities even without a ticker. But some exclusive features are in store for ticker holders on Day 2. On both days of this community-building event, special music will be played in the app, trainers will be able to play exclusive field research tasks, except to hatch Igglybuff, Chingling, Audino, and others in 7km hatching and much more. In addition, ticker holders can expect gifts, special stickers, and other surprises.
Pokémon GO Fest 2021 – Day-wise features list
Day 1 activities of the Fest will start from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. local time on July 17. Throughout the event different, trainers will have the opportunity to catch a variety of creatures, even Pikachu in a new costume.
- Four new themes of Hourly habitats Jungle, Desert Mountain, Ocean Beach, and Cave rotating throughout the event.
- The Jungle habitat will feature Pokémon such as Scyther, Aipom, Froakie, and more.
- The Desert Mountain habitat will feature Pokémon such as Skarmory, Shieldon, Hippopotas, and more.
- The Ocean Beach habitat will feature Pokémon such as Dratini, Swablu, Alomomola, and more.
- The Cave habitat will feature Pokémon such as Roggenrola, Galarian Stunfisk, Deino, and more.
- 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.
- Shiny Whismur, Chimecho, Audino, and Tympole will be making their Pokémon GO debut during the event.
- A free event shirt avatar item.
On Day 2, Sunday- July 18, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. local time, all trainers will be able to enjoy raids and avail chances to capture the Pokemon missed on Day 1.
However, on day 2 only ticket holders will able to enjoy the following features from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00:
- Earn an extra 10,000 XP in raid rewards when you complete 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 from anywhere.
- Pick up a free event bundle containing three Remote Raid Passes! This will be available in the shop on Sunday, July 18, 2021, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. local time.
- All Pokémon attracted to Incense from Saturday will be attracted to Incense during event hours on Sunday.
And as the official sponsor, Google Play offers more exclusive features for the upcoming event. The announcement details that:
- Google Play Points multiplier! From now until May 30, Google Play members will get 4× Google Play Points on all purchases made in Pokémon GO, including tickets.†† There will also be a special earn rate from July 12th to July 18th. Join now if you haven’t already!
- Plus, Trainers using Android devices on Saturday, July 17th, will be eligible for an exclusive Sponsored Gift to help power their Pokémon GO Fest experience. Stay tuned for more details.
- The print-at-home kit is returning this year for Trainers around the world!
- Trainers in the United States and Canada will be able to purchase a new Pokémon GO Fest T-shirt from PokemonCenter.com! More details to come.
- Also be sure to check out the Niantic Shop to equip yourself with new limited-edition items for a day of adventure and exploration. Available for shipping to US addresses only.