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Pokémon GO Fest returns this year, albeit a litter earlier than usual. Typically slated for July, this year the big two-day event is the first major event for the Season of GO! Similar to previous GO Fests, 2022’s will see the return of rotating habitats, Unown, the debut of a Mythical Pokémon (Shaymin), the Global Challenge Arena, and more. Given the teases for GO Fest, don’t be surprised if Ultra Beasts and Ultra Wormholes from the Alola region sneak their way in. Professor Willow will certainly be fascinated with the new discoveries!

Before we jump into all the details for Day 2 of Pokémon GO Fest 2022, be aware that some features will require a paid ticket. Priced at US$14.99 (or your local currency equivalent), ticket holders will get extra bonuses, Pokémon appearing via Incense, Special Research Stories, and more. We’ve noted what’s available to only ticket holders or all Trainers throughout the guide below.

The guide for Day 1 of Pokémon GO Fest 2022 can be found on a separate guide page.


Pokémon GO Fest 2022 – Day 2

Begins: Sunday, June 5th, 2022 at 10 a.m. your local time.

Ends: Sunday, June 5th, 2022 at 6 p.m. your local time.


Pokémon debuts – Nihilego



The first Ultra Beast to debut in Pokémon GO, Nihilego, is finally here! Thanks to the appearance of Ultra Wormholes and the guidance of Rhi, Nihilego will be appearing in Five-Star Raids today. Plus, Pokémon that debuted on Day 1 of Pokémon GO Fest 2022 will also be available.


Event Bonuses – Ticket Holders

  • Earn up to 9 free Raid Passes when spinning Photo Discs at Gyms. These Raid Passes can only be used for in-person raids.
  • Get special event Stickers from Gifts and PokéStops.
  • Increased chance of encountering a Shiny Pokémon in the wild and when using Incense (chances higher on Day 1 vs. Day 2).
  • Team GO Rocket balloons will appear more frequently.
  • Earn 2× the Mysterious Components when you defeat Team GO Rocket Grunts.
  • 3 Remote Raid Passes box for free via the in-game shop


Event Bonuses – All Trainers

  • Take a few snapshots during GO Fest for a surprise! (Theorized to be Costumed Pikachu photobomb spawn. If so, can be repeated up to 5 times.)


Wild Encounters

Pokémon that appeared during the rotating habitats will be back today!

  • The following Pokémon will be appearing in the wild for all Trainers: Magnemite*, Alolan Grimer*, Alolan Muk, Hitmonchan*, Baltoy*, Burmy (Trash Cloak)*, Bronzor*, Pidove*, Trubbish*, Gothita, Gothorita, Golett, Golurk, Litten, Girafarig*, Dunsparce*, Larvitar*, Numel*, Trapinch*, Vibrava, Buizel*, Patrat*, Watchog, Drilbur, Shelmet*, Rufflet*, Litleo*, Mudkip*, Seedot*, Shroomish*, Slakoth*, Turtwig*, Grotle, Chimchar*, Monferno, Venipede, Karrablast*, Binacle*, Skrelp, Dragalge, Rowlet, Omanyte*, Swinub*, Wingull*, Meditite*, Wailmer*, Spheal*, Sealeo, Piplup*, Prinplup, Vanillite, Cubchoo*, Beartic, Bergmite, and Popplio.
    • If you’re lucky, you may encounter the following Pokémon: Costumed Pikachu*, Axew*, Galarian Weezing*, Pancham, and Galarian Darumaka*.


Incense Encounters

Pokémon that appeared via Incense on Saturday will be back as well! Remember, these encounters are only for ticket holders.

  • The following Pokémon will be appearing when Incense is activated: Unown B*, Unown G*, Unown O*, Unown U*, Galarian Weezing*, Klink*, Torkoal, Axew*, Tropius, Pancham, Galarian Mr. Mime, and Galarian Darumaka*.


Note: Pokémon marked with an * means that “If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny one!”



The following Pokémon will be appearing in Raids:

  • One-Star Raids: Costumed Pikachu*, Axew*, and Rockruff*.
  • Three-Star Raids: Dartrix, Torracat, Brionne, Snorlax*, Salamence, and Druddigon*.
  • Five-Star Raids: Nihilego.


Note: Pokémon marked with an * means that “If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny one!”


Special Research – For All Trainers and Ticket Holder Bonus

Available to all Trainers (free and paid versions of GO Fest), a “short Special Research Story” will be available on Sunday, June 5th. This Special Research Story is called Rhi’s Arrival and is only three steps long. Below are the following tasks and rewards for this Special Research:


Rhi's Arrival
Step 1/3Reward
Spin 10 PokéStops or Gyms200 Stardust
Hatch an Egg22 Poké Balls
Complete 2 Field Research tasks2 Razz Berries
Completion Rewards2 Nanab Berries, Numel Encounter, and 200 XP
Step 2/3Reward
Battle in a Raid2 Revives
Take 2 snapshots of your Pokémon2 Super Potions
Transfer 10 Pokémon200 Stardust
Completion Rewards2 Pinap Berries, Drilbur Encounter, and 2 Great Balls
Step 3/3Reward
Catch 10 Ground-type Pokémon22 Drilbur Candies
Power up 5 Ground-type Pokémon (Power up Ground-type Pokémon 5 times)2 Sinnoh Stones
Evolve 3 Ground-type PokémonTrapinch Encounter
Completion Rewards1 Lure Module, Swinub Encounter, and 1 Charged TM


Trainers that have purchased a ticket will get a second Special Research Story after completing the Rhi’s Arrival. This Special Research is called A Radiant World and is six steps long. Below are the following tasks and rewards for this Special Research:


A Radiant World
Step 1/6Reward
Walk 1 km22 Poké Balls
Make 10 Nice Throws1 Lucky Egg
Catch 10 Pokémon 22 Trapinch Candies
Completion Rewards1 Star Piece, 2,022 XP, and 22 Ultra Balls
Step 2/6Reward
Catch 10 different species of Pokémon2,022 Stardust
Defeat 2 Team GO Rocket members1 Incense
Complete 2 Field Research tasks22 Poké Balls
Completion Rewards2 Silver Pinap Berries, 2 Premium Battle Passes (Green), and 2,022 Stardust
Step 3/6Reward
Battle in 2 Raids2 Max Revives
Use 2 super effective Charged Attacks2 Max Potions
Win a Raid2 Golden Razz Berries
Completion Rewards1 Super Incubator, Bronzor Encounter, and 2,022 XP
Step 4/6Reward
Send 2 Gifts to friends22 Shaymin Candies
Play with your Buddy 2 times2 Incubators
Hatch an Egg2,022 Stardust
Completion Rewards2 Pinap Berries, Nihilego Encounter, and 2 Razz Berries
Step 5/6Reward
Spin 5 PokéStops or Gyms2,022 XP
Use 10 Berries to help catch Pokémon22 Ultra Balls
Take a snapshot of your Buddy1 Incense
Completion Rewards1 Sinnoh Stone, 3 Rare Candies, and 1 Star Piece
Step 6/6Reward
Claim Reward!2,022 XP
Claim Reward!2,022 Stardust
Claim Reward!2,022 XP
Completion Rewards2,022 Stardust, 2,022 XP, and 2,022 Stardust


Global Challenge Arena

Returning to GO Fest is the Global Challenge Arena! Each hour, Trainers (that are ticket holders) can band together and complete a “collaborative challenge”. If the challenge is met, Trainers will get a bonus for the remainder of the hour. You can find the Global Challenge Arena in the Today View section of the game.

This feature is available to all Trainers on Sunday, June 5th.

Note: If Trainers complete at least 20 Global Challenges during Pokémon GO Fest, Ultra Unlock bonuses will be made available for the upcoming Adventure Week event.


Event Boxes

Special boxes will be made available in the in-game shop during Pokémon GO Fest 2022. Five boxes were released on Day 1, followed by a free box on Day 2.


Day 2

  • 3 Remote Raid Passes (free, one time only for ticket holders): 3 Remote Raid Passes.


Day 1

  • Catch Box (paid, 350 PokéCoins): 6 Golden Razz Berries, 30 Poké Balls, 10 Ultra Balls, and 30 Pinap Berries.
  • Raid Box (paid, 425 PokéCoins): 10 Max Potions, 5 Max Revives, and 3 Remote Raid Passes.
  • Training Box (paid, 550 PokéCoins): 1 Pokémon Storage upgrade, 1 Item Bag upgrade, 30 Poké Balls, and 5 Lucky Eggs.
  • Battle Box (paid, 4,000 PokéCoins): 2 Elite Fast TMs, 2 Elite Charged TMs, 10 Rocket Radars, and 10 Poffins.
  • Special Box (paid, 180 PokéCoins): 2 Premium Battle Passes (Green), 1 Lucky Egg, and 1 Star Piece.


Avatar Items

Some brand new avatar items for Trainers will debut during the event – Pokémon GO Fest 2022 Tee, Shaymin Hat, and Gracidea Face Sticker. You can find the item via the in-game shop and they’ll be available after the event ends.



Event Stickers

Ticket holders will be able to collect special Pokémon GO Fest 2022-themed stickers throughout the weekend. You can get them by spinning PokéStops, opening Gifts, and/or purchasing them from Pokémon GO’s in-game shop during the event.



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Written by Jennifer Burch

Illustrator, designer, writer and big Nintendo geek, you can find Jennifer with an N3DS within reach 24/7. As the oldest of three, she has survived many Mario Party, Super Smash Bros. and Mario Kart sessions intact in addition to getting her brothers hooked on some really weird games. (Cubivore anyone?)