Pokémon GO Fest in 2018 was the second GO Fest event in Pokémon GO.[1]


The following goals were the second phase of Global Challenge. They were set to be done on July 14th and 15th, for players attending to GO Fest 2018 and these worldwide. The rewards for each goal lasted between July 16th and 23rd, 2018 and the bonus reward for completing all goals — the Zapdos Day, which happened on July 21st, 2018.

Region and goal Reward
TodayView Icon Research Pokémon GO Fest 2018
Complete 100,000 Research Tasks
TodayView Icon Candy 2× catch Candy
TodayView Icon Research Europe, Middle East & Africa
Complete 5,000,000 Research Tasks
TodayView Icon Candy 2× hatch Candy
TodayView Icon Research The Americas
Complete 5,000,000 Research Tasks
TodayView Icon Incubator 2× hatch efficiency
TodayView Icon Research The Asia-Pacific Region
Complete 5,000,000 Research Tasks
TodayView Icon Raid Guaranteed Rare Candy for Raid Battle

Attendees exclusive features

Pokémon GO Fest Chicago 2018

Exclusive medal for 2018

TodayView Icon General Exclusive medal for 2018
TodayView Icon PokemonEncounter B, C, E, I, L and ? Unown ("Celebi?") spawn increased
TodayView Icon PokemonEncounter Celebi and ? Unown release
TodayView Icon Research Exclusive Special Research

Attendants received an exclusive Special Research tasks series — GO Fest 2018 to obtain Mythical Pokémon Celebi.[2] Question mark of Unown was first released in this event.

There were B, C, E, I, L and ? forms of Unown spawning frequently at the event. These letters spell "Celebi?" - Mythical Pokémon that debuted in the game on this event. The event featured the region-exclusive Pokémon Torkoal.

Trainers worldwide features

TodayView Icon PokemonEncounter Shiny Minun and Plusle release
TodayView Icon PokemonEncounter Alolan Diglett and Geodude release
TodayView Icon Shop Shop special offer

Featured Pokémon

Following Pokémon were appearing more frequently in wild globally.[3]

These Pokémon were released at the event.

Diglett alolan
Icon Ground   Icon Steel
Dugtrio alolan
Icon Ground   Icon Steel
Geodude alolan
Icon Rock   Icon Electric
Graveler alolan
Icon Rock   Icon Electric
Golem alolan
Icon Rock   Icon Electric

Moreover, these Shiny Pokémon were released with the start of the event.

Shop special offer

There was a special item boxes offer in the shop for time of the event.[4]

Box Cost Items
Bronze Box
Special Box
PokeCoin 480
Silver Box
Great Box
PokeCoin 780
Gold Box
Ultra Box
PokeCoin 1,480

Exclusive Special Research – GO Fest 2018

Text in italics indicates changes of task after the event ended.

First part

Task Reward
Spin 15 PokéStops or Gyms. 500 XP
Earn 1 Candy walking your Buddy. 500 XP
Catch 15 Pokémon. 500 XP
Rewards for completing whole set
1000× Stardust Stardust
50× Poké Ball Poké Ball
Incense Incense

Second part

Task Reward
Catch 10 Fire-type Pokémon. Torkoal Torkoal
Catch 10 Water-type Pokémon. Ludicolo Ludicolo
Catch 10 Grass-type Pokémon. Shiftry Shiftry
Catch 10 Steel-type Pokémon. Metagross Metagross
Catch 10 Rock-type Pokémon. Aggron Aggron
Catch 10 Ice-type Pokémon. Walrein Walrein
Rewards for completing whole set
2000× Stardust Stardust
20× Ultra Ball Ultra Ball
Super Incubator Super Incubator

Third part

Task Reward
Catch 7 Unown.
Catch 7 Psychic-type Pokémon.
1500 XP
Spin 20 PokéStops or Gyms. 1500 XP
Hatch 3 Eggs. 1500 XP
Rewards for completing whole set
3000× Stardust Stardust
10× Golden Razz Berry Golden Razz Berry
RT-Icon Encounter Celebi encounter

Fourth part

Task Reward
Catch 5 Plusle. 2000 XP
Catch 5 Minun. 2000 XP
Rewards for completing whole set
4000× Stardust Stardust
10× Pinap Berry Pinap Berry
20× Celebi candy Celebi Candy

Fifth part

Task Reward
Claim Reward. 2018 XP
Claim Reward. 2018 XP
Claim Reward. 2018 XP
Rewards for completing whole set
5000× Stardust Stardust
Premium Battle Pass Premium Raid Pass
Lucky Egg Lucky Egg

Professor Willow dialogue

First part:

Trainer! Thank goodness you made it.

I was ready for a fun-filled day of playing with Pokémon, but as you may have seen, the park has all sorts of unusual geological phenomena occurring!

We need to figure out what’s happening and set it right, so I'm asking for your help.

Now that you’re here, I need you to be part of my Elite Research team.

First things first—could you help survey the park and get some supplies?

Please complete the following research tasks.

Second part:

Yowzers! As you may have noticed, the park has all sorts of unusual geological phenomena going on today!

I’m not sure what could have caused it—they just appeared out of nowhere...and they seem to be getting bigger and bigger!

Whatever is causing it, the local park habitat here is quite disrupted by all the changes.

The local Pokémon have become confused… It looks like they’re acting more aggressive and territorial!

Let's see if we can help out by catching some Pokémon to make the situation a bit more stable.

Please catch 10 Fire-, Steel-, Water-, Grass-, Rock-, or Ice-type Pokémon!



  1. Get Pumped Up for Pokémon GO Summer Tour 2018!. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2018-05-07.
  2. u/Chrales new gofest quests - Celebi as special research rewards r/TheSilphRoad. Retrieved on 2018-07-03.
  3. The following Pokemon have increased spawns this weekend. /r/TheSilphRoad. Retrieved on 2018-07-27.
  4. New Pokémon GO Fest 2018 boxes now available with Ultra Balls, Star Pieces, Incubators, Lucky Eggs and more Pokémon Blog. Retrieved on 2018-12-17.
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