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Pokémon GO Fest in 2020 was the fourth GO Fest event in Pokémon GO. Unlike previous events, GO Fest 2020 took place as an entirely global event in a virtual format due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[1]

Pokémon GO Fest 2020

Exclusive medal

Features only occurred from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. local time of each day of the GO Fest. Purchasing the GO Fest 2020 ticket would provide more bonuses, exclusive wild Pokémon and two different exclusive Special Research on each day.[2] Players who purchased the ticket received an exclusive medal.

A make-up event will happen from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on August 16th.[3] It is only available for ticket holders. Three habitats will be featured in each hour, following the order of Fire, Water, and Friendship.

Day 1 features

These were general features available for everyone (without necessity of purchasing the event ticket):

TodayView Icon Gift Open 200 Gifts per day
TodayView Icon General Various confetti and fireworks at night effects in the Map View
TodayView Icon PokemonEncounter Shiny G and O Unown, Tangela, Qwilfish, Woobat, Heatmor and Durant release
TodayView Icon PokemonEncounter Themed Pokémon spawn increased (5 virtual habits)
TodayView Icon Egg Themed Pokémon in Eggs
TodayView Icon Raid Themed Pokémon in Raid Battles
TodayView Icon Shop Special in-game shop offers

These were the features available exclusively for players who purchased the event ticket:

TodayView Icon General Access to Global Challenge Arena and participation in it
TodayView Icon PokemonEncounter Exclusive Pokémon spawn increased
TodayView Icon Incense G and O Unown spawn from Incense increased
TodayView Icon Research Exclusive Special Research
TodayView Icon Photobomb Special Photobomb of up to 5 Wash Rotom

Featured Pokémon

The following Pokémon were released with the start of the event:

Bulbasaur visor
#001
Icon Grass   Icon Poison
Rotom wash
#479
Icon Electric   Icon Water
TodayView Icon PokemonEncounter Pokémon in wild

There were five themed, virtual habitats rotating each hour, and each one featured different Pokémon. Because the habitats were happening simultaneously around the world, the habitat of the same hour can be different depending on the players's location.
For details go to: Pokémon GO Fest 2020#Global Challenge Arena.

Fire habitat

These Fire-type Pokémon were available for everyone, during Fire habitat hours:

Vulpix
#037
Ponyta
Shiny Pokémon
#077
Magmar
Shiny Pokémon
#126
Numel
#322
Tepig
#498


These Fire-type Pokémon were available exclusively for ticket holders, during Fire habitat hours:


Water habitat

These Water-type Pokémon were available for everyone, during Water habitat hours:

Mudkip
Shiny Pokémon
#258


These Water-type Pokémon were available exclusively for ticket holders, during Water habitat hours:


Grass habitat

These Grass-type Pokémon were available for everyone, during Grass habitat hours:

Oddish
Shiny Pokémon
#043
Seedot
Shiny Pokémon
#273
Snover
Shiny Pokémon
#459
Snivy
#495


These Grass-type Pokémon were available exclusively for ticket holders, during Grass habitat hours:


Battle habitat

These Pokémon were available for everyone, during Battle habitat hours:

Machop
Shiny Pokémon
#066
Swablu
Shiny Pokémon
#333
Gible
Shiny Pokémon
#443


These Pokémon were available exclusively for ticket holders, during Battle habitat hours:

Grimer alolan
Shiny Pokémon
#088
Durant
Shiny Pokémon
#632


Friendship habitat

These Pokémon were available for everyone, during Friendship habitat hours:

Eevee
Shiny Pokémon
#133
Marill
Shiny Pokémon
#183
Feebas
Shiny Pokémon
#349
Woobat
Shiny Pokémon
#527

Additionally, these two Unown forms were possible to capture using Incense for ticket holders.

Unown G
Shiny Pokémon
#201
Icon Psychic
Unown O
Shiny Pokémon
#201
Icon Psychic

These Shiny Pokémon were released with the start of the event:

Bulbasaur visor shiny
#001
Icon Grass   Icon Poison
Charmander visor shiny
Squirtle visor shiny
#007
Icon Water
Tangela shiny
#114
Icon Grass
Unown G shiny
#201
Icon Psychic
Unown O shiny
#201
Icon Psychic
Qwilfish shiny
#211
Icon Water   Icon Poison
Tangrowth shiny
#465
Icon Grass
Woobat shiny
#527
Icon Psychic   Icon Flying
Swoobat shiny
#528
Icon Psychic   Icon Flying
Heatmor shiny
#631
Icon Fire
Durant shiny
#632
Icon Bug   Icon Steel

Part of these Pokémon are related to each habitat (Heatmor – fire, Qwilfish – water, Tangela – grass, Durant – battle and Woobat – friendship)

There was also a chance to be photobombed by Wash form Rotom Pokémon, exclusively for ticket holders.

Rotom wash
#479
Icon Electric   Icon Water
Egg 7k 7-km Eggs

7-km Eggs obtained during the event would hatch more of these Pokémon.

Meowth galarian
591 / 546
Farfetch'd galarian
956 / 898
Eevee
Shiny Pokémon
#133
612 / 565
Pichu
Shiny Pokémon
#172
270 / 240
Cleffa
Shiny Pokémon
#173
383 / 346
Igglybuff
Shiny Pokémon
#174
306 / 269
Togepi
Shiny Pokémon
#175
375 / 339
Zigzagoon galarian
290 / 258
Azurill
Shiny Pokémon
#298
208 / 179
Budew
Shiny Pokémon
#406
489 / 448
Buneary
Shiny Pokémon
#427
719 / 669
Chingling
#433
574 / 530
Happiny
Shiny Pokémon
#440
212 / 178
Munchlax
#446
1,081 / 1,017
Riolu
Shiny Pokémon
#447
567 / 522
Woobat
Shiny Pokémon
#527
580 / 535
Darumaka galarian
823 / 768
Stunfisk galarian
1,235 / 1,169

The following Raid Bosses were available for a time of this event.

Egg Raid Normal 1st Tier
Timburr
#532 Timburr
Boss CP 3,686 CP
Max capture CP 751 CP 939 CP
Shiny Pokémon
Klink
#599 Klink
Boss CP 3,227 CP
Max capture CP 546 CP 683 CP
Shiny Pokémon
Egg Raid Normal 2nd Tier
Exeggutor alolan
Boss CP 13,472 CP
Max capture CP 1,722 CP 2,153 CP
Shiny Pokémon
Gible
#443 Gible
Boss CP 5,867 CP
Max capture CP 635 CP 794 CP
Shiny Pokémon
Egg Raid Rare 3rd Tier
Chansey
#113 Chansey
Boss CP 5,381 CP
Max capture CP 717 CP 896 CP
Shiny Pokémon
Aerodactyl
Boss CP 18,678 CP
Max capture CP 1,590 CP 1,988 CP
Shiny Pokémon
Skarmory
#227 Skarmory
Boss CP 15,182 CP
Max capture CP 1,204 CP 1,506 CP
Shiny Pokémon
Egg Raid Rare 4th Tier
Venusaur
#003 Venusaur
Boss CP 28,861 CP
Max capture CP 1,554 CP 1,943 CP
Charizard
#006 Charizard
Boss CP 30,958 CP
Max capture CP 1,651 CP 2,064 CP
Blastoise
#009 Blastoise
Boss CP 26,291 CP
Max capture CP 1,409 CP 1,761 CP
Egg Raid Legendary 5th Tier
Kyogre
#382 Kyogre
Boss CP 54,411 CP
Max capture CP 2,351 CP 2,939 CP
Shiny Pokémon
Groudon
#383 Groudon
Boss CP 54,411 CP
Max capture CP 2,351 CP 2,939 CP
Shiny Pokémon

Exclusive Special Research

TodayView Icon Research GO Fest 2020: Welcome!

If player bought an event ticket, logged in to the game on July 25th, 2020 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. local time and made any in-game activity, they received Day One exclusive Special Research which was a GO Fest 2020: Welcome! campaign.

1st Part
Take a snapshot of your buddy
Use an Incense
Catch 20 Fire-type Pokémon
Catch 20 Water-type Pokémon
Catch 20 Grass-type Pokémon
Battle in 2 Raids
Make a new friend
Rewards for whole set

Global Challenge Arena

This year GO Fest also had its Global Challenge segment that was called Global Challenge Arena and was available for ticket holders only from in-game Today View tab on the Day One of the event (only between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. local time).

Goal of each challenge was to complete a number of a specific in-game activity by all Trainers globally within one hour as each hour there was one of five different global challenges to complete which was correlated with a one hour-long, rotating, virtual habitats. These were:

  • Fire Habitat – catch Fire-type Pokémon,
  • Water Habitat – make great throws,
  • Grass Habitat – use Berries to catch Pokémon,
  • Battle Habitat – battle in Raids
  • and Friendship Habitat – send gifts.

After completing each challenge, there was an additional bonus activated for ticket holders until the habitat rotated and new global challenge would start. These bonuses were:

  • catch Fire-type Pokémon – 2× catch Candy
  • make great throws – 3× catch Stardust
  • use Berries to catch Pokémon – 3× catch XP
  • battle in Raids – 3× Stardust and XP from Raids
  • send gifts – chance of a one Rare Candy when opening gifts

There was total of 34 global challenges:

This list is too long and it was collapsed.
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  1. July 24th, 20:00 UTC - Fire Habitat - Fire-type Pokemon caught (Completed in 2 minutes)
  2. July 24th, 21:00 UTC - Water Habitat - Great throws made (Completed in 16 minutes)
  3. July 24th, 22:00 UTC - Grass Habitat - Berries used (Completed in 7 minutes)
  4. July 24th, 23:00 UTC - Battle Habitat - Raids battled in (Completed in 13 minutes)
  5. July 25th, 0:00 UTC - Friendship Habitat - Gifts sent (Completed in 10 minutes)
  6. July 25th, 1:00 UTC - Fire Habitat - Fire-type Pokemon caught (Completed in 6 minutes)
  7. July 25th, 2:00 UTC - Water Habitat - Great throws made (Completed in 18 minutes)
  8. July 25th, 3:00 UTC - Grass Habitat - Berries used (Completed in 29 minutes)
  9. July 25th, 4:00 UTC - Battle Habitat - Raids battled in (Completed in 43 minutes)
  10. July 25th, 5:00 UTC - Friendship Habitat - Gifts sent (Completed in 12 minutes)
  11. July 25th, 6:00 UTC - Fire Habitat - Fire-type Pokemon caught (Completed in 15 minutes)
  12. July 25th, 7:00 UTC - Water Habitat - Great throws made (Completed in 28 minutes)
  13. July 25th, 8:00 UTC - Grass Habitat - Berries used (Completed in 27 minutes)
  14. July 25th, 9:00 UTC - Battle Habitat - Raids battled in (Completed in 39 minutes)
  15. July 25th, 10:00 UTC - Friendship Habitat - Gifts sent (Completed in 29 minutes)
  16. July 25th, 11:00 UTC - Fire Habitat - Fire-type Pokemon caught (Completed in 12 minutes)
  17. July 25th, 12:00 UTC - Water Habitat - Great throws made (Completed in 17 minutes)
  18. July 25th, 13:00 UTC - Grass Habitat - Berries used (Completed in 30 minutes)
  19. July 25th, 14:00 UTC - Battle Habitat - Raids battled in (Completed in 38 minutes)
  20. July 25th, 15:00 UTC - Friendship Habitat - Gifts sent (Completed in 56 minutes)
  21. July 25th, 16:00 UTC - Fire Habitat - Fire-type Pokemon caught (Completed in 17 minutes)
  22. July 25th, 17:00 UTC - Water Habitat - Great throws made (Completed in 12 minutes)
  23. July 25th, 18:00 UTC - Grass Habitat - Berries used (Completed in 14 minutes)
  24. July 25th, 19:00 UTC - Battle Habitat - Raids battled in (Completed in 23 minutes)
  25. July 25th, 20:00 UTC - Friendship Habitat - Gifts sent (Completed in 7 minutes)
  26. July 25th, 21:00 UTC - Fire Habitat - Fire-type Pokemon caught (Completed in 11 minutes)
  27. July 25th, 22:00 UTC - Water Habitat - Great throws made (Completed in 15 minutes)
  28. July 25th, 23:00 UTC - Grass Habitat - Berries used (Completed in 17 minutes)
  29. July 26th, 00:00 UTC - Battle Habitat - Raids battled in (Completed in 23 minutes)
  30. July 26th, 01:00 UTC - Friendship Habitat - Gifts sent (Completed in 6 minutes)
  31. July 26th, 02:00 UTC - Fire Habitat - Fire-type Pokemon caught (Completed in 11 minutes)
  32. July 26th, 03:00 UTC - Water Habitat - Great throws made (Completed in 37 minutes)
  33. July 26th, 04:00 UTC - Grass Habitat - Berries used (Completed in 32 minutes)
  34. July 26th, 05:00 UTC - Battle Habitat - Raids battled in (Completed in 17 minutes)

The contribution and time of completion of each challenge can be viewed in the Team Contribution section of Virtual Team Lounge, here.

There were three weeks of the Ultra Unlock bonus event series announced if Trainers complete specific number of these challenges:

  • If 8 global challenges are completed, Dragon Week would happen.
    • Dragon Week was unlocked on July 25th, 3:29 UTC and it was announced at 4:00 AM UTC via Twitter.[4]
  • If 16 global challenges are completed, Enigma Week would happen.
    • Enigma Week was unlocked on July 25th, 11:12 UTC and it was announced at 12:30 PM UTC via Twitter. [5]
  • If 24 global challenges are completed, Unova Week would happen.
    • Unova Week was unlocked on July 25th, 19:23 UTC and it was announced on July 26th, 10:45 AM UTC via Twitter. [6]

Day 2 features

The events on Day 2 was kept secret until event began. Team GO Rocket had taken-over the PokéStops again.[7]

These were general features available for everyone (without necessity of purchasing the event ticket):

TodayView Icon Gift Open 200 Gifts per day
TodayView Icon TeamRocket Team GO Rocket confetti in the Map View
TodayView Icon TeamRocket Global PokéStops takeover by Team GO Rocket Grunts, respawn every 15 minutes
TodayView Icon TeamRocket Increased damage dealt to Team GO Rocket
TodayView Icon TeamRocket Team GO Rocket with different Pokémon
TodayView Icon PokemonEncounter Themed Pokémon spawn increased
TodayView Icon Egg Themed Pokémon in Eggs
TodayView Icon Raid Themed Pokémon in Raid Battles
TodayView Icon Shop Special in-game shop offers

These were the features available exclusively for players who purchased the event ticket:

TodayView Icon TeamRocket Team GO Rocket and Meowth balloons were appearing more often (every 5 minutes)
TodayView Icon TeamRocket Two Mysterious Components for defeating single Grunt
TodayView Icon PokemonEncounter Victini and Shadow Mewtwo release
TodayView Icon PokemonEncounter Exclusive Pokémon spawn increased
TodayView Icon Research Exclusive Special Research
TodayView Icon Photobomb Special Photobomb of up to 5 Wash Rotom

Featured Pokémon

Pokémon

The Pokémon in wild were a mix of those on Day 1. Alolan Pokémon became available for all Trainers regardless of owning the event ticket. Pokémon in 7-km Eggs were also the same.

Tier 1 to 4 Raid Bosses were the same as those on Day 1. Only Legendary Pokémon were changed.

Egg Raid Legendary 5th Tier
Dialga
#483 Dialga
Boss CP 53,394 CP
Max capture CP 2,307 CP 2,884 CP
Palkia
#484 Palkia
Boss CP 54,793 CP
Max capture CP 2,280 CP 2,850 CP
Giratina
#487 Giratina
Boss CP 38,326 CP
Max capture CP 1,931 CP 2,414 CP
Shiny Pokémon
Giratina origin
#487 Giratina
Boss CP 41,776 CP
Max capture CP 2,105 CP 2,631 CP

Trainers might have encountered returning Shadow Pokémon from Team GO Rocket Grunts, Leaders and Giovanni as their Pokémon parties were changed for the time of the event.

Returning Shadow Pokémon from Grunts included: Bulbasaur, Charmander, Squirtle, Larvitar, Seedot, Sableye and Carvanha.

These were battle parties of Team GO Rocket Leaders and Giovanni during the Day Two of Pokémon GO Fest:

Team GO Rocket Leader Arlo icon
Arlo
POKÉMON PARTYButton Previous
1st Pokémon 2nd Pokémon 3rd Pokémon
Team GO Rocket Leader Cliff icon
Cliff
POKÉMON PARTYButton Previous
1st Pokémon 2nd Pokémon 3rd Pokémon
Team GO Rocket Leader Sierra icon
Sierra
POKÉMON PARTYButton Previous
1st Pokémon 2nd Pokémon 3rd Pokémon
Team GO Rocket Giovanni icon
Giovanni
POKÉMON PARTYButton Previous
1st Pokémon 2nd Pokémon 3rd Pokémon

Exclusive Special Research

TodayView Icon Research GO Fest 2020: Rocket Straight to Victory

Similarly to the previous day of the event, if player bought an event ticket, logged in to the game on July 26th, 2020 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. local time and made any in-game activity, they received Day Two exclusive Special Research which was a GO Fest 2020: Rocket Straight to Victory campaign.

1st Part
Take a snapshot
Power Up Pokémon 3 times
Send 3 Gifts to friends
Rewards for whole set
2nd Part
Defeat 2 Team GO Rocket Grunts
Purify 1 Shadow Pokémon
Rewards for whole set
3rd Part
Defeat Team GO Rocket Leader Cliff
Defeat Team GO Rocket Leader Sierra
Rewards for whole set
4th Part
Rewards for whole set
5th Part
Claim Reward
Claim Reward
Claim Reward
Rewards for whole set
6th Part
Take a snapshot of Victini
Catch 20 different species of Pokémon
Power Up Pokémon 15 times
Rewards for whole set

Avatar items

These avatar items would be released with the beginning of the event:

Shirt Victini female

Shop special offer

TodayView Icon Shop Special shop offers

There were three bundles available during the Pokémon GO Fest 2020 from the in game shop and one GO Rocket Box during Day 2.[8][9]

Bronze Box
Special Box
PokeCoin 480
Gold Box
Ultra Box
PokeCoin 1,480
Ultra Box
Adventure Box
PokeCoin 1,480
GO Rocket Gift
GO Rocket Box
PokeCoin 480


Additionally, there was a free 3 Remote Raid Passes bundle for the ticket holders.

Winter Holiday Box 2
3 Remote Raid Passes
PokeCoin FREE

Ultra Unlock

Ultra Unlock

Similarly to the previous GO Fest editions and their Ultra Bonus Events, this year there was a Ultra Unlock series of events planned to occur after players complete a number of challenges in Global Challenge Arena.

It was divided into three parts, which featured a series of themed, weekly events:

  • Week 1: Dragon Week – from July 31st to August 7th, 2020
  • Week 2: Enigma Week – from August 7th to August 14th, 2020
  • Week 3: Unova Week – from August 14th to August 21st, 2020

Weekly Challenges

GO Fest Weekly Challenges

From July 3rd to 22nd, 2020, there were three sets of timed Special Research challenges in preparation for Pokémon GO Fest 2020. These Special Research challenges, were:

Each of these three challenges lasted 6 days and consisted of three regular sets of tasks and one elite challenge set.

There had been certain Pokémon promised to be featured in the Pokémon GO Fest 2020 event if one milion of Trainers of each team completed each of three regular sets of weekly challenges.

GO Fest Weekly Challenge: Skill

For completing GO Fest Weekly Challenge: Skill, these Pokémon would be featured in the event:

One million Team Instinct Trainers
One million Team Mystic Trainers
One million Team Valor Trainers


GO Fest Weekly Challenge: Battle

For completing GO Fest Weekly Challenge: Battle, these Pokémon would be featured in the event:

One million Team Instinct Trainers
One million Team Mystic Trainers
One million Team Valor Trainers


GO Fest Weekly Challenge: Friendship

For completing GO Fest Weekly Challenge: Friendship, these Pokémon would be featured in the event:

One million Team Instinct Trainers
One million Team Mystic Trainers
One million Team Valor Trainers

Niantic's puzzle

Pokemon GO Fest 2020 Puzzle

Between July 16th to 22nd, Niantic was posting puzzle clues in social media each day. The answer was a 13-digit code, which was planned to be 14 initially. If a Trainer could solve it, they could have got the prizes on: Niantic Offer Redemption.[10]

Pokemon GO Fest 2020 Puzzle Revised

On July 22nd, Niantic tweeted that they had done a mistake by skipping a clue for the puzzle and they posted a revised list of clues.[11]

After releasing the last clue for the code it was quickly solved and redeemed by few players in mere seconds.[12] The code was UBCJL9X6RC47A and redeeming it would reward player with 50 items in total, which were:

Pokemon GO Fest 2020 Puzzle Bonus

However, Niantic Labs acknowledged that quick code redemption by a player community and they have tweeted a consolation code available for everyone.[13] This code was: 5PTHMZ3AZM5QC and it would give to a player 21 items, which were:

Clues

Each day there was one clue posted from the NianticLabs Twitter account.

As stated in introduction tweet, the first letter of the answer for each clue was meant to be a part of the code. However as it turned out after the puzzle was solved there were few inconsistencies in this statement and the answers for the clues:

  • all numbers in the code were meant to be just digits not first letters of their names as it was suspected by a players guided by the puzzle introduction tweet.
  • answer for the ninth clue was an R which would presumably stand for Rocket, but in all media and the game itself the team from this clue is called Team GO Rocket which should have been either T or G as the answer for that clue.
# Clue Clue answer
1 This League of GO Battle League was introduced on March 27, 2020.
Pokémon have to be 2500 CP or under to compete in it!
Ultra League
2 This Pokémon was the first to be able to learn the move Hydro Cannon by evolving on Community Day. Blastoise
3 This water and electric type Pokémon was featured in the Safari Zone Liverpool art. Chinchou
4 This Mythical Pokémon made the wishes of many Trainers come true at Pokémon GO Fest 2019. Jirachi
5 You place one of these in Pokémon GO to attract pokemon to a PokéStop. Lure Modules
6 You need a battle rating of 2100 or higher to reach this rank in GO Battle League. 9
7 This Unown form is similar to the 24th letter of the English alphabet. X
8 You can bring this many Pokémon in your party to a Raid in Pokémon GO. 6
9 This team recently invaded Pokémon GO via balloon! Team GO Rocket
10 This Pokémon was featured in Limited Research in February of 2019. Clamperl
11 Pokémon GO is this many years old! 4
12 If you complete research tasks for this many days in row you unlocked a Research Breakthrough! 7
13 This Pokémon was featured for Community Day in April of 2020. Abra

Print at Home kit

To be added.

Virtual Team Lounge

GO Fest 2020 Lounges

To be added.

Gallery

Trivia

External links

References

  1. Pokémon GO Fest 2020—a completely reimagined virtual event experience is coming July 25 and 26!. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2020-06-20.
  2. Pokémon GO Fest 2020 brings summer adventure to you!. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2020-06-20.
  3. Pokémon GO Fest 2020: Upcoming makeup event for players who purchased a ticket. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2020-08-03.
  4. PokémonGOApp. Dragon Week event!. Twitter. Retrieved on 2020-07-25.
  5. PokémonGOApp. Enigma Week event!. Twitter. Retrieved on 2020-07-27.
  6. PokémonGOApp. Unova Week event!. Twitter. Retrieved on 2020-07-27.
  7. Pokémon GO Fest 2020 has been taken over by Team GO Rocket in certain parts of the world!. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2020-07-26.
  8. New Boxes Live!. /r/TheSilphRoad. Retrieved on 2020-07-24.
  9. Go rocket box in store.. /r/TheSilphRoad. Retrieved on 2020-07-26.
  10. NianticLabs. Puzzle. Twitter. Retrieved on 2020-07-19.
  11. NianticLabs. Updated clue list and order. Twitter. Retrieved on 2020-07-23.
  12. NianticLabs. The puzzle has been solved. Twitter. Retrieved on 2020-07-23.
  13. NianticLabs. Bonus code. Twitter. Retrieved on 2020-07-23.
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