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The final curtain call of the Season of Go is well on its way, and with it comes the grand finale of this overarching event. The finale of Go Fest 2022 has a number of great bonuses and unique catches, so let's get into the meat of it!

August 27, 2022
Event Start Event End
10:00 a.m. local time 6:00 p.m. local time
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Free-To-Play Bonuses

Players that did not purchase the initial Go Fest ticket or don't purchase the Go Fest Finale ticket won't be left out entirely, as the following bonuses will be available to everyone. Note that these bonuses will also be available to ticket holders.

  • A Special Research line will be made available
  • A new set of Avatar items will be added to the shop
  • Smapshots will result in photobomb encounters
    • Shiny Munna will be be available for the first time, and will be able to be encountered via these photobombs.

Habitats

Much like Go Fest, this event will be broken down into different habitats that will feature unique sets of Pokemon, as well as a unique individual or set of Five Star Raid Bosses. Note that Pikachu will be wearing a scarf inspired by Shaymin: Sky Forme during this event.

Ultra Incursion: Pheromosa: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. local time

Featured Raid Boss: Pheromosa

Habitat Spawns

Ultra Incursion: Buzzwole: 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. local time

Featured Raid Boss: Buzzwole

Habitat Spawns

Ultra Incursion: Xurkitree: 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. local time

Featured Raid Boss: Xurkitree

Habitat Spawns

Ultra Incursion: Nihilego: 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. local time

Featured Raid Bosses: Nihilego, Buzzwole, Pheromosa, and Xurkitree

Habitat Spawns

Featured Raid Bosses

Note that the Ultra Beasts featured rotate with each habitat, as highlighted above.

Paid Event

While all of the above is available to everyone, here is where we get into the actual ticketed experience. Players who have the ticket for this event will be able to enjoy the above bonuses, as well as these premium bonuses.

  • Up to 9 Daily Raid passes will be available by spinning Gyms
  • 3x XP for spinning Gyms and Photoshop
  • Players will be able to take up to 5 Snapshots for photobombs
  • +5,000 XP from in-person raids
  • Incense will last for 2 hours if activated during event hours
  • 1/2 Egg Hatch distance if eggs are incubated during event hours
  • Unown X and N will be available in shiny forme for the first time
  • Shaymin will be able to be able to change formes for the first time
  • Three paid Special Research line will be available that will rewards various bonuses such as an encounter with Sky Forme Shaymin and exclusive avatar items. The research lines available will be outlined below.

Special Research Breakdown

Ultra Incursion: Pheromosa – From 10:00 a.m. 

  • All Trainers will have access to the free Special Research line.

Ultra Incursion: Buzzwole – From 12:00 p.m.

  • Ticketholders will be given access to the first paid research line if they have completed the free line.

Ultra Incursion: Xurkitree – From 2:00 p.m. 

  • Ticketholders will be given access to the second paid research line if they have completed the first and free line.

Ultra Incursion: Nihilego – From 4:00 p.m.

  • Ticketholders will be given access to the third and final paid research line if they have completed the first, second, and free line.

Incense Spawns

Incense will include special spawns for paid ticketholders, with unique sets for each habitat. Each habitat also has the same Unown formes: "B", "G", "N", "O", "P", "S", and "X"

Ultra Incursion: Pheromosa – 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. local time

Ultra Incursion: Buzzwole – 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. local time

Ultra Incursion: Xurkitree – 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. local time

Ultra Incursion: Nihilego – 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. local time

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Trainers,

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.

Free Experience

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!

Habitats

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

[Ultra Incursion: Pheromosa] – 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. local time

Pikachu wearing a Shaymin-inspired scarf

Pikachu wearing a Shaymin-inspired scarf

Scyther

Scyther

Pinsir

Pinsir

Sudowoodo

Sudowoodo

Hitmontop

Hitmontop

Meditite

Meditite

Anorith

Anorith

Kricketot

Kricketot

Woobat

Woobat

Karrablast

Karrablast

[Ultra Incursion: Buzzwole] – 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. local time

Pikachu wearing a Shaymin-inspired scarf*

Pikachu wearing a Shaymin-inspired scarf

Machop

Machop

Geodude

Geodude

Hitmonlee

Hitmonlee

Hitmonchan

Hitmonchan

Magmar

Magmar

Numel

Numel

Cranidos

Cranidos

Drilbur

Drilbur

Axew

Axew

[Ultra Incursion: Xurkitree] – 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. local time

Pikachu wearing a Shaymin-inspired scarf*

Pikachu wearing a Shaymin-inspired scarf

Electabuzz

Electabuzz

Electrike

Electrike

Shinx

Shinx

Lileep

Lileep

Burmy (Sandy)

Combee

Combee

Foongus

Foongus

Joltik

Joltik

Shelmet

Shelmet

Stunfisk

Stunfisk

[Ultra Incursion: Nihilego] – 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. local time

Bulbasaur

Bulbasaur

Pikachu wearing a Shaymin-inspired scarf*

Pikachu wearing a Shaymin-inspired scarf

Clefairy

Clefairy

Tentacool

Tentacool

Chansey

Chansey

Tangela

Tangela

Omanyte

Omanyte

Chikorita

Chikorita

Turtwig

Turtwig

Burmy (plant)

Munna

Munna

Frillish

Frillish

Swirlix

Skrelp

Skrelp

If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny one!

Image of a Raid Icon - TealRaids

From 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. local time, the following Pokémon will be appearing in raids.

1_Sudowoodo - Shiny OnOne-Star Raids

Pikachu wearing a Shaymin-inspired scarf*

Pikachu wearing a Shaymin-inspired scarf

Axew*

Axew

Rockruff*

Rockruff

Three-Star Raids

Snorlax*

Snorlax

Salamence

Salamence

Druddigon*

Druddigon

Dartrix

Dartrix

Torracat

Torracat

Brionne

Brionne

Five-Star Raids

Ultra Incursion: Pheromosa – 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. local time

Pheromosa

Pheromosa

Ultra Incursion: Buzzwole – 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. local time

Buzzwole

Buzzwole

Ultra Incursion: Xurkitree – 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. local time

Xurkitree

Xurkitree

Ultra Incursion: Nihilego – 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. local time

Nihilego

Nihilego

Buzzwole

Buzzwole

Pheromosa

Pheromosa

Xurkitree

Xurkitree

If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny one!

Ticketed Experience

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!

Special Research

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.

Incense

In addition to Pokémon listed above, ticket-holding Trainers may encounter some additional Pokémon when they use Incense during each habitat period.

Ultra Incursion: Pheromosa – 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. local time

Galarian Mr. Mime

Galarian Mr. Mime

Unown B

Unown B

Unown G

Unown G

Unown N

Unown N

Unown O

Unown O

Unown P

Unown P

Unown S

Unown S

Unown X

Unown X

Pansage

Pansage

Ultra Incursion: Buzzwole – 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. local time

Unown B

Unown B

Unown G

Unown G

Unown N

Unown N

Unown O

Unown O

Unown P

Unown P

Unown S

Unown S

Unown X

Unown X

Torkoal

Torkoal

Pansear*

Pansear

Ultra Incursion: Xurkitree – 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. local time

Unown B

Unown B

Unown G

Unown G

Unown N

Unown N

Unown O

Unown O

Unown P

Unown P

Unown S

Unown S

Unown X

Unown X

Klink*

Klink

Panpour

Ultra Incursion: Nihilego – 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. local time

Unown B

Unown B

Unown G

Unown G

Unown N

Unown N

Unown O

Unown O

Unown P

Unown P

Unown S

Unown S

Unown X

Unown X

Tropius

Tropius

Frillish

If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny one!

How to Purchase a Ticket

Pokémon GO Fest 2022: Finale tickets are now available in the in-game shop for US$10.99!*

  1. In the in-game shop, tap the Pokémon GO Fest 2022 image.

  2. Tap the **Buy** button.

  3. You’ll then see a pop-up indicating that you’ve received a ticket for Pokémon GO Fest 2022: Finale.

  4. After you tap **OK**, you can find the ticket in your Item Bag.

  5. 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!

Please be aware of your surroundings and follow guidelines from local health authorities when playing Pokémon GO. Upcoming events are subject to change. Be sure to follow us on social media, opt in to receiving push notifications, and subscribe to our emails to stay updated.

—The Pokémon GO team

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