Go Fest 2020 Makeup Event for Ticket Holders

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Article by Brian Tien

As anyone that took part in Go Fest can attest to, our big event of the year was plagued with issues, and many players have been making their voices heard. And now, Niantic has issued an official response in the form of a Go Fest 2020 makeup event!

Go Fest 2020 Makeup Event
Event Start Event End
August 16, 11:00 a.m. local time August 16, 2:00 p.m. local time
  • The proceedings of the event will follow the same pattern of day one of Go Fest 
      11:00-12:00: Fire Habitat
      12:00-1:00: Water Habitat
      1:00-2:00: Friendship Habitat
  • Incense will last one hour and be more effective, drawing more Pokemon and incense-exclusive Pokemon
  • A free box will be available with 2 Incense and 2 Remote Raid passes
  • Gifts opened during the event can yield Rare Candy
  • This event is ONLY available to players that previously purchased a Go Fest ticket!

While a bit disappointing for those of us who did not purchase the ticket, it at least does make up for the issues experienced by those of us who spent money on it.

Notable Spawns for Fire Habitat Hour

Notable Spawns for Water Habitat Hour

Notable Spawns for Friendship Habitat Hour

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Due to technical issues that occurred during some of the Pokémon GO Fest 2020 habitat blocks, we’re holding a global makeup event on August 16, 2020, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. local time. During this makeup event, some Pokémon featured during Pokémon GO Fest 2020 will be appearing more frequently in the wild. Note that this makeup event will be available only to players who purchased a Pokémon GO Fest 2020 ticket.


  • Pokémon featured during the Pokémon GO Fest 2020 Fire, Water, and Friendship habitat hours will be appearing in the wild. Incense will be more effective at attracting the featured Pokémon, and certain featured Pokémon will appear only when attracted by Incense, so be sure to use Incense to encounter all sorts of Pokémon!
  • There’ll be a special free box featuring two Incense and two Remote Raid Passes. Please note that players can claim this box only if they have fewer than three Remote Raid Passes in their Item Bag.
  • Gifts opened during the event can contain Rare Candies.
  • Incense activated during the event will last for one hour.

Date + Time

  • Sunday, August 16, 2020, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. local time, wherever players who purchased a Pokémon GO Fest 2020 ticket are in the world. Three different habitats will be featured during this event, each lasting for one hour.
  • 11:00 a.m.: Fire
  • 12:00 p.m.: Water
  • 1:00 p.m.: Friendship

Thank you for your understanding, and we appreciate your continued passion for Pokémon GO!

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—The Pokémon GO team

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