Pokémon GO Fest 2022: Finale Event Guide

The season of GO is almost over, so Niantic is ending it with a big party: a Pokémon GO Fest 2022: Finale Event! With one global GO Fest event in June, followed by three other in-person GO Fest events around the world, this will be the fifth GO Fest event of the year. That’s probably a new record for Pokémon GO…

Since this is a finals event, this one day event takes the best bits from all previous GO Fest events of the year and makes them available worldwide. Oh, and a new event Pokémon will also appear.

Before we go into all the details for the Pokémon GO Fest 2022: Final, please note that some features require a paid ticket. Priced at US$10.99 (or the equivalent in your local currency), cardholders get additional bonuses, Pokémon appearing through incense, special research stories, and more. Tickets can also be donated by another Trainer at the discounted rate of $4.99 (provided the Trainer attended June’s Pokémon GO Fest 2022 with a ticket or purchased a ticket to this final event). We have noted what is available for only ticket holders or all trainers in the guide below.

Pokémon GO Fest 2022: Final

begins: Saturday, August 27, 2022 at 10 a.m. local time.

Ends: Saturday, August 27, 2022 at 6 p.m. local time.

Pokémon Debuts – Costumed Pikachu*, Ultra Beasts, Shaymin (Sky Forme), and more

Welcome to the Pokémon GO Fest 2022: Finale Event! For this broadcast Shaymin is back and exclusive for cardholders once again. Instead of catching Shaymin (Land Forme) like in June, this time it’s Shaymin (Sky Forme). To match Shaymin, Pikachu wears a scarf like “Pikachu wearing a Shaymin-inspired scarf” (referred to as costumed Pikachu in the rest of the guide)!

The Ultra Beasts that debuted at the three personal Pokémon GO Fest events will be available worldwide for the first time via Raids (and Nihilego is coming back for good measure)!

In the Shiny Pokémon department, only Shiny Munna (and thus Shiny Musharna) will debut for all Trainers.

For Unown collectors, you can find Unowns B, G, N, O, P, S and X (and their shiny versions) if you have a paid ticket to the event. This will also be the debut of Shiny Unown N and X!

Event Bonuses – Ticket Holders

  • Earn up to 9 free Raid Passes when spinning photo discs in gyms. These Raid Passes can only be used for personal raids.
  • Earn 5,000 extra XP in Raid rewards when you win a personal Raid!
  • Incense activated during event opening hours lasts two hours.
  • Earn 3× XP for spinning Photo Discs at PokéStops and Gyms.
  • 1/2 Hatch Distance when eggs are placed in incubators during event hours.
  • Shaymin can be converted to his other version (Land Forme or Sky Forme) from 10 a.m. your local time.

Event Bonuses – All Trainers

  • Take a few snapshots during GO Fest for a surprise! (Costumed Pikachu* photobomb spawn. Can be repeated up to 5 times.)

Habitats and Wild Encounters

Rotating habitats will happen in two-hour chunks. For this event, there are four themed habitats after each of the Ultra Beasts. Each habitat has its own selection of Pokémon that appear in the wild and spawn via Frankincense (the latter is only available to cardholders). Instead of rotating after an hour, each habitat takes two hours before rotating to the next.

The following Pokémon appear in the wild for all Trainers:

  • Ultra Incursion: Pheromosa (10am to 12pm local time): Costumed Pikachu*, Scyther*, Pinsir*, Sudowoodo*, Hitmontop*, Meditite*, Anorith*, Kricketot*, Woobat*, and Karrablast*.
  • Ultra Incursion: Buzzwole (12:00 PM to 2:00 PM local time): Costumed Pikachu*, Machop*, Geodude*, Hitmonlee*, Hitmonchan*, Magmar*, Numel*, Cranidos*, Drilbur, and Axew*.
  • Ultra Incursion: Xurkitree (2:00 PM to 4:00 PM local time): Costumed Pikachu*, Electabuzz*, Electrike*, Shinx*, Lileep*, Burmy (Sandy Cloak)*, Combee*, Foongus*, Joltik, Shelmet* and Stunfisk.
  • Ultra Incursion: Nihilego (4:00 PM to 6:00 PM local time): Bulbasaur*, Costumed Pikachu*, Clefairy*, Tentacool*, Chansey*, Tangela*, Omanyte*, Chikorita*, Turtwig*, Burmy (Plant Cloak)*, Munna*, Frillish (female shown), Swirlix*, and Skrelp.

Remark: Pokémon marked with a * means “If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny!”

Incense Encounters (ticket holders only)

Ticket holders may also encounter the following Pokémon with Frankincense activated:

  • Ultra raid: Feromosa: Unown B*, Unown G*, Unown N*, Unown O*, Unown P*, Unown S*, Unown X*, Galarian Mr. Mime and Pansage*.
  • Ultra Raid: Buzzwole: Unown B*, Unown G*, Unown N*, Unown O*, Unown P*, Unown S*, Unown X*, Torkoal and Pansear*.
  • Ultra raid: Xurkitree: Unown B*, Unown G*, Unown N*, Unown O*, Unown P*, Unown S*, Unown X*, Latch* and Panpour*.
  • Ultra raid: Nihilego: Unown B*, Unown G*, Unown N*, Unown O*, Unown P*, Unown S*, Unown X*, Tropius, and Frillish (shown male).

Remark: Pokémon marked with a * means “If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny!”

raids

The following Pokémon will appear in Raids (all are available to all Trainers regardless of ticket purchase):

  • One star raids: Costumed Pikachu*, Axew* and Rockruff*.
  • Three star raids: Snorlax*, Salamence, Druddigon*, Dartrix, Torracat and Brionne.
  • Five Star Raids:
    • 10am to 12pm your local time: pheromosis
    • 12:00pm to 2:00pm your local time: Buzzwole
    • 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. your local time: Xurkitree
    • 4pm to 6pm your local time: Nihilego, Buzzwole, Pheromosa and Xurkitree.

Comments:

  • Pokémon marked with a * means “If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny!”
  • All Ultra Beast Encounters contain Beast Balls as Poké Ball (instead of Premier Balls).

Special Investigation – One short Special Investigation Story (all) & three short Special Investigation stories (ticket holders only)

A total of four Special Research stories will be released during this final event. One special investigative story will be distributed to all trainers when the event begins at 10:00 AM local time. The other three are limited to cardholders only and will be released in waves, provided the previous Special Research story is completed.

Rewards for the Special Research stories only for cardholders include the following: an encounter with Sky Forme Shaymin, a Sky Forme Shaymin shirt and a helmet without a visor inspired by the GO Ultra Recon Squad.

Pokémon GO Fest 2022 Special Research – Ultra Incursion: Pheromosa (All Trainers)

begins: Saturday, August 27, 2022 at 10:00 AM local time

Tasks and rewards for this special research will be shared here once the event is live.

Pokémon GO Fest 2022 Special Research – Ultra Incursion: Buzzwole

begins: Saturday, August 27, 2022 at 12:00 local time

Tasks and rewards for this special research will be shared here once the event is live.

Pokémon GO Fest 2022 Special Research – Ultra Incursion: Xurkitree

begins: Saturday, August 27, 2022 at 2 p.m. local time

Tasks and rewards for this special research will be shared here once the event is live.

Pokémon GO Fest 2022 Special Research – Ultra Incursion: Nihilego

begins: Saturday, August 27, 2022 at 4 p.m. local time

Tasks and rewards for this special research will be shared here once the event is live.

Comments:

  • According to Niantic, “As long as you claim the first Special Research story during the event, you can complete it and all the remaining Special Research stories whenever you want.”

Event boxes

During Pokémon GO Fest 2022: Finale, special boxes will be made available in the in-game store. A full list of boxes, costs and what items they contain will be added here once the event is live.

Avatar Items

During the event, some brand new avatar items for Trainers will debut: a hat inspired by Nihilego, a shirt inspired by Buzzwole and an outfit inspired by the GO Ultra Recon Squad. You can find the item through the in-game store and they will be available after the event ends.

Event stickers

All Trainers can collect special Pokémon GO Fest 2022: Finale themed stickers throughout the weekend. You can get them by spinning PokéStops, opening gifts, and/or purchasing them from the Pokémon GO in-game store during the event.

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