Summer is here, and with the warmer weather it’s always nice to visit a festival! The popular outdoor game Pokémon GO is perfect for a day of enjoying the sunshine. And even better yet: this game celebrates its 5 years anniversary! If anyone knows how to throw a party it’s Pokémon! Read all about the cool extras that await you during this year's Pokémon GO Fest 2021 on July 17 and 18, 2021!
Pokémon Go Summer Fest 2021
The weekend of July 17 and 18 will be a fun event for Pokémon GO trainers worldwide. Everyone will be catered to with nice promotions and entertainment! The tickets for the Pokémon GO Fest 2021 are even discounted, from $14.99 for only $5! A ticket is definitely worth it, because you get countless extra features, bonus material and rewards in return. We’ve listed them all for you in this article. This way you know exactly what’s included with a Pokémon GO Summer Fest ticket.
Google Play is the official sponsor of this year's event. So if you’re an Android user, you’ll receive bonus material from Google Play on top of the extras you’ll get as a ticket holder. So, double treats during the Pokémon Go Fest 2021 weekend!
What is Pokémon Go Fest?
Pokémon Go Fest is an event that takes place both online and in real life. After all, you have to go outside to play Pokémon Go! There are a lot of extras to enjoy during this event, such as bonus XP, new challenges with special rewards and rare Pokémon that cross your path.
In short: during Pokémon Go Fest 2021 there is a lot to gain, especially if you get your ticket now with discount, in the in-game store of the Pokémon Go app! Getting your ticket is super easy, you just have to make sure you have enough Google Play or iTunes credit. At Startselect you can purchase Google Play and iTunes Gift Cards to top up your Pokémon Go account and get your ticket!
All you have to do is activate the code on your account. Once that’s done you can easily purchase your ticket in the Pokémon Go app as follows:
- Tap the Pokémon GO Fest 2021 image in the in-game shop.
- Tap the Buy button.
- You will then see a pop-up indicating that you have received a ticket for Pokémon GO Fest 2021.
- After tapping OK, you will find the ticket in your Item Bag.
- You will receive a medal a few days before the event starts. If you open the app on Saturday or Sunday during event hours, you'll get access to the Pokémon GO Fest 2021 experience, including the Special Research story!
- After you obtain the Special Research storyline, you can complete it at any time.
You can find all the benefits you get with a Ticket in this handy overview!
Which Pokémon can you catch?
The Pokémon GO Fest 2021 has an impressive line up for both Saturday and Sunday with extras for Trainers with AND without tickets. All bonus material is listed below:
Pokémon GO Fest 2021 Day 1: Catch!
Saturday, July 17, 2021, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. local time, all Ticketed Trainers will benefit from these extras:
- Pokémon GO Fest 2021 is a music festival and you get to direct the show! Help Professor Willow and the team leaders organize an incredible concert by choosing between certain Pokémon to participate in the festivities. Complete this special research and receive special rewards, including an encounter with a mythical Pokémon, a shirt avatar item, and an exclusive avatar pose! After you complete the special investigation, you can take a snapshot for an extra surprise!
- Pikachu Rock Star or Pikachu Pop Star - your choice determines the in-game music played for you during the event. Pokémon music producer Junichi Masuda has produced brand new tracks especially for Pokémon GO Fest 2021, including a rock-and-rolling track for Pikachu Rock Star fans, an energetic electro-pop song for Pikachu Pop Star lovers, and much more!
- You can also put together the rest of your musical group! Will you choose Galarian Ponyta or Galarian Zigzagoon? Gardevoir or Flygon? All these Pokémon are dressed to impress in their special festival-outfits for this event!
- The Global Challenge Arena is back this year. On Saturday, anyone with a ticket can team up to take on a joint challenge every hour. If you complete the challenge in time, you will earn a bonus for the rest of the hour. You can check the Today View to keep up with the worldwide ranking!
- You can complete four Collection Challenges, each with a Habitat theme.
- During each habitat hour, certain Pokémon are attracted to Incense:
- Jungle: Unown F, Unown G, Ludicolo, Chatot, Leafeon and Serperior
- Desert Mountain: Flareon, Unown F, Unown G, Tyranitar, Flygon and Throh.
- Ocean Beach: Gyarados, Vaporeon, Azumarill, Unown F, Unown G and Sawk.
- Cave: Umbreon, Unown F, Unown G, Gardevoir, Absol and Galvantula.
- During the hours of the event, Pokémon that appear in the wild and are attracted to Incense have a higher chance of being Shiny! It will be easier to discover Shiny Pokémon (in the wild and those attracted to Incense) on Saturday than on Sunday.
- Shiny Unown F, Shiny Throh and Shiny Sawk will make their Pokémon GO debut during the event!
On Saturday, July 17, 2021, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. local time, all Trainers - including those without a ticket - will benefit from these extras:
- Hourly Habitats are back. This year there will be four themed habitats during the event: Jungle, Desert Mountain, Ocean Beach and Cave. During each habitat hour, certain Pokémon will appear more often in the wild.
- The Jungle habitat contains Pokémon such as Scyther, Aipom, Froakie, and more.
- The Desert Mountain habitat includes Pokémon such as Skarmory, Shieldon, Hippopotas, and more.
- The Ocean Beach habitat includes Pokémon such as Dratini, Swablu, Alomomola, and more.
- The Cave habitat contains Pokémon such as Roggenrola, Galarian Stunfisk, Deino, and more.
- Raids on Saturday will feature Pokémon such as Hitmontop, Cranidos, and Deino. Plus: Galarian Ponyta and Galarian Zigzagoon wearing special costumes will appear in raids!
- Pokémon related to music, such as Chimecho, Kricketot, Audino and a special costumed Pikachu, will appear in the wild throughout the day.
- Get ready for Pokémon GO Fest with a free Avatar item for an event shirt.
- Shiny Whismur, Chimecho, Audino, and Tympole will make their Pokémon GO debut during the event. If you're lucky, you might come across one!
Pokémon GO Fest 2021 Day 2: Raid!
On Sunday, July 18, 2021, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. local time, all Ticketed Trainers will benefit from these extras:
- Earn 10,000 extra XP in Raid Rewards when you complete a Raid Battle!
- Spin Gym Photo Discs to earn up to 10 Raid Passes. These can be used for personal raids.
- Complete Timed Research to earn up to eight Remote Raid Passes. These can be used anywhere to join a Raid.
- Grab a free Event Bundle with three Remote Raid Passes! It will be available in the in-game shop on Sunday, July 18, 2021 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. local time.
- All Pokémon that are attracted with Incense from Saturday will also be attracted during the events on Sunday.
On Sunday, July 18, 2021, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. local time, all Trainers - including those without a ticket - will benefit from these extras:
- Sunday's gameplay will focus on Raids and some of your favorites will return for this epic feast! More information about this will follow.
- Missing a Pokémon on the first day of the event? No worries! Any Pokémon that appear more frequently in the wild on Saturday will reappear during the event on Sunday.
When is Pokémon Go Fest 2021?
This event will take place on Saturday the 17th and Sunday the 18th of July 2021, between 10am - 6pm local time. This event can also be attended on these days for those without a ticket. However, you will miss out on lots of extras! With the discounted price going from $14.99 to $5, a ticket is well worth it!
And if you play Pokémon Go on an Android device, you’ll get even more bonus material! Since Google Play is the official sponsor of this event, you can also enjoy:
Sponsored Gift from Google Play
Trainers with an Android device will receive a special bonus bundle on Day 1 of Pokémon Go Fest 2021 containing:
- 1 Incense
- 1 Super Incubator
- 30 Ultra Balls
You can score your tickets hassle free and faster than you can say Sudowoodo! With our Google Play or App Store & iTunes gift cards you can make Pokémon Go Fest 2021 an unforgettable event and take advantage of all the festive extras. Enjoy!