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What to Expect from Pokemon GO Fest 2022

We've compiled a guide on what trainers can expect from Pokemon GO Fest 2022.
We've compiled a guide on what trainers can expect from Pokemon GO Fest 2022. / Niantic Labs

We've compiled a guide on what trainers can expect from Pokemon GO Fest 2022.

Thanks to what appears to be a misfire on Niantic Labs' end as well as the swift reflexes of Leek Duck, a local NYC trainer and one of the prominent Pokemon GO resource curators, we officially have concrete information regarding this year's Pokemon GO Fest. Tickets for the event were briefly on sale earlier today, April 27, alongside a rundown of what to expect.

When is Pokemon GO Fest 2022?

Pokemon GO Fest 2022 will take place the first weekend of June -- Saturday, June 4 to Sunday, June 5 -- from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., local time. There will also be a bonus finale on Saturday, Aug. 27.

As usual, the event will be "remote" with programming for all trainers with a desire to participate. There will be two tiers to opt-in to: a paid tier via ticket purchase and a free tier for those without tickets. We'll be including information for each in the appropriate sections below.

This year, the event will once again feature habitats. There are four that will rotate throughout the entire two-day duration. These are:

  • City
  • Plains
  • Rainforest
  • Tundra

Ticket holders are eligible for extra spawns per habitat by using an Incense.

Pokemon GO Fest 2022 Ticket Info

Tickets are currently on sale in the Pokemon GO app and cost $14.99 per purchase.

Pokemon GO Fest 2022: Day 1

All trainers who log on during the first day will be able to encounter the appropriate shiny debuts and the rotating habitat encounters.

Ticket holders will recieve access to the following features:

  • Customizable difficulty/theme Special Research line ending in an encounter with Land Form Shaymin
  • Increased chance of encountering a shiny
  • Special challenges via Global Challenge Arena
  • Incense encounters

Pokemon GO Fest 2022: Day 2

On the second day, the Global Challenge Arena becomes available to all trainers. All Pokemon previously roaming will be appearing again, a new Pokemon will headline Five-star Raids, and an additional short Special Research line will appear.

Ticket holders will receive the following bonuses:

  • Another short Special Research story
  • Incense encounters
  • Increased frequency of Team GO Rocket Grunts/Balloons which reward double the mysterious components upon

Pokemon GO Fest 2022: Shiny Pokemon Debuts

The following Pokemon will be making their shiny debut during Pokemon GO Fest 2022:

  • Shroomish
  • Breloom
  • Numel
  • Camerupt
  • Karrablast
  • Shelmet
  • Escavalier
  • Axew
  • Fraxure
  • Haxorus
  • Accelgor
  • Unown B

Pokemon GO Fest 2022 Encounters: Full List

We've broken these down by habitat.

City Habitat

The following Pokemon can be found in the wild:

  • Gothita
  • Golett
  • Litten
  • (Shiny) Magnemite
  • (Shiny) Alolan Grimer
  • (Shiny) Hitmonchan
  • (Shiny) Baltoy
  • (Shiny) Trash Burmy
  • (Shiny) Bronzor
  • (Shiny) Pidove
  • (Shiny) Trubbish

These Pokemon will only spawn with an Incense:

  • Galarian Weezing
  • (Shiny) Klink
  • (Shiny) Unown B
  • Unown G, O, U

Plains Habitat

The following Pokemon can be found in the wild:

  • Drilbur
  • (Shiny) Girafarig
  • (Shiny) Dunsparce
  • (Shiny) Larvitar
  • (Shiny) Numel
  • (Shiny) Trapinch
  • (Shiny) Buizel
  • (Shiny) Patrat
  • (Shiny) Shelmet
  • (Shiny) Litleo
  • (Shiny) Rufflet

These Pokemon will only spawn with an Incense:

  • (Shiny) Axew
  • Torkoal
  • (Shiny) Unown B
  • Unown G, O, U

Rainforest Habitat

The following Pokemon can be found in the wild:

  • Venipede
  • Rowlet
  • Binacle
  • Skrelp
  • (Shiny) Chimchar
  • (Shiny) Turtwig
  • (Shiny) Mudkip
  • (Shiny) Seedot
  • (Shiny) Shroomish
  • (Shiny) Slakoth
  • (Shiny) Karrablast

These Pokemon will only spawn with an Incense:

  • Pancham
  • Tropius
  • (Shiny) Unown B
  • Unown G, O, U

Tundra Habitat

The following Pokemon can be found in the wild:

  • Vanillite
  • Popplio
  • Bergmite
  • (Shiny) Swinub
  • (Shiny) Omanyte
  • (Shiny) Wingull
  • (Shiny) Meditite
  • (Shiny) Wailmer
  • (Shiny) Spheal
  • (Shiny) Piplip
  • (Shiny) Cubchoo

These Pokemon will only spawn with an Incense:

  • (Shiny) Galarian Darumaka
  • Galarian Mr. Mime
  • (Shiny) Unown B
  • Unown G, O, U

More information can be found on Leek Duck's Pokemon GO website.