Pokémon GO Anniversary 2020: Everything You Need to Know

Everything you need to know about Pokémon GO Anniversary 2020.
Everything you need to know about Pokémon GO Anniversary 2020. / Photo by Niantic

Pokémon GO Anniversary 2020 will be commemorated with the first global Pokémon GO Fest. Here's everything you need to know about the anniversary event.

This year marks Pokémon GO's fourth anniversary. There will be a set of challenges leading up to Pokémon GO Fest 2020. Each week will feature different Pokémon and different challenges.

Pokémon GO Anniversary 2020: Everything You Need to Know

There are three weekly challenges you can participate in. Like previous years, completing the Timed Research will earn you progress for your chosen Team. Hitting one million complete tasks collectively for each team will unlock a different reward Pokémon for the actual event.

GO Fest 2020 itself is a two day ticketed event available for all players, taking place July 25 and 26. Each day will have events run from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. local time. Tickets are available for $15 in the in-game shop.

The first day of GO Fest 2020 will feature a special Research story. There will also be a rotating set of five habitats that will feature a different type of Pokémon throughout the day.

Every hour will feature a set of collaborative challenges you can partake in. Over 75 species of Pokémon will be featured during the event. The Mythical Pokémon featured this year will be Victini.

The second day will feature another exclusive Research story. Niantic is keeping the second day a surprise, so there's not much information about it. Our money is on releasing Gen 6 Pokémon as the surprise, as teased in the anniversary illustration.