Pokemon GO Fest finale event – full details

go fest finale event

The Pokemon GO Go fest finale event is coming at the end of august.

This will be the 5th GO fest event of 2022 after the global event at the start of June and the in person events in Berlin, Seattle and Sapporo

The finale event will take place on August 27th 2022 from 10am local time until 6pm local time

Players that brought a ticket for the global event in June have ticketed access to this event too 

If you haven’t brought a ticket you can buy one for $10.99 from the in-game shop.

To encourage people to play together Niantic are also offering a special discounted gifting option for current ticket holders. Anyone who either has the ticket from the last event, or who purchases the stand alone ticket will be able to gift up to three tickets for the finale event at a reduced price of $4.99

Here we will break down everything that’s been announced for the GO fest finale event

Free to play (no ticket)

For all players including those without a ticket the following will be taking place between 10am-6pm local time

  • A short special research story
  • Take a snapshot during the event for a surprise
  • Shiny Munna will be available for the first time (encounter if your lucky)
  • Special avatar items will be available in the shop to purchase
  • Event stickers in the shop, Pokes Stops and Gifts
  • Beast Balls to capture all Ultra Beasts from raids

Avatar items will be

  • Hat inspired by Nihilego
  • Shirt inspired by Buzzwole
  • Outfit inspired by the GO Ultra recon squad
go fest avatar items


Like the global GO fest event earlier in the year, this finale event will have 4 Habitats. Each Habitat will last for two hours rather than rotating hourly meaning players will have to pick which to play and which to miss more of if they want a break

The four Habitats and their spawns are

Ultra Incursion: Pheromosa – 10am to 12pm local time

  • Pikachu wearing a Shaymin inspired scarf
  • Scyther
  • Pinsir
  • Sudowoodo
  • Hitmontop
  • Meditite
  • Anorith
  • Kricketot
  • Woobat
  • Karrablast

*All have the chance of shiny

Ultra Incursion: Buzzwole – 12pm to 2pm local time

  • Pikachu wearing a Shaymin inspired scarf
  • Machop
  • Geodude
  • Hitmonlee
  • Hitmonchan
  • Magmar
  • Numel
  • Cranidos
  • Drilbur
  • Axew

*only Driblur cant be shiny

Ultra Incursion: Xurkitree – 2pm to 4pm local time

  • Pikachu wearing a Shaymin inspired scarf
  • Electabuzz
  • Electrike
  • Shinx
  • Lileep
  • Burmy (sandy)
  • Combee
  • Foongus
  • Joltik
  • Shelmet
  • Stunfisk

*Joltik and Stunfisk are only none shiny chances

Ultra Incursion: Nihilego – 4pm to 6pm local time

  • Pikachu wearing a Shaymin inspired scarf
  • Bulbasaur
  • Clefairy
  • Tentacool
  • Chansey
  • Tangela
  • Omanyte
  • Chikorita
  • Turtwig
  • Burmy (plant)
  • Munna
  • Frillish
  • Swirlix
  • Skrelp

*only Frillish and Skrelp have no shiny chance

Which of the 4 habitats do you think has the best spawns?



The following Pokemon will be appearing in raids for the day from 10am-6pm local time

PokemonRaid typeShiny chanceTime in raids
Pikachu wearing
Shaymin inspired
1* raidYes10am-6pm
Axew1* raidYes10am-6pm
Rockruff1* raidYes10am-6pm
Snorlax3* raidYes10am-6pm
Salamence3* raidNo10am-6pm
Druddigon3* raidYes10am-6pm
Dartrix3* raidNo10am-6pm
Torracat3* raidNo10am-6pm
Brionne3* raidNo10am-6pm
Pheromosa5* raidNo10am-12pm
Buzzwole5* raidNo12pm-2pm
Xurkitree5* raidNo2pm-4pm
Nihilego5* raidNo4pm-6pm


Ticketed Experience (paid)

Players who have purchased a Go fest 2022 ticket will receive all of the above plus the following ticket exclusive features:

  • Chance to encounter shiny Unown N and X if lucky
  • 9 free in person raid passes from spinning gyms
  • Take up to 5 snapshots for a surprise
  • Earn an extra 5000XP in raid rewards when you win an in person raid
  • Incense will last 2 hours when activated during the event
  • 3x XP for spinning photo disks at Poke stops and Gyms
  • ½ egg hatch distance for eggs incubated during the event
  • Any trainers who caught Sky forme Shaymin will be able to change it to Land forme Shaymin and vice versa from 10am

Special research

There will be an additional 3 short special research stories for ticket holders with prizes including an encounter with Sky forme Shaymin, an exclusive avatar Sky forme Shaymin t-shirt, and avatar helmet without visor inspred by GO Ultra recon squad

The research will be released as follows:

Ultra Incursion: Phermosa – 10am to 12pm local time

  • All trainers even those without tickets will get a short special research story

Ultra Incursion: Buzzwole – 12pm to 2pm local time

  • Trainers with tickets will get the first ticket exclusive special research story provided they have completed the first research story

Ultra Incursion: Xurkitree – 2pm to 4pm local time

  • Trainers who completed the first ticketed research will receive the second event exclusive special research story

Ultra Incursion: Nihilego – 4pm to 6pm local time

  • Trainers who completed the second ticketed research will get the third and final event exclusive special research story

*As long as you claim the first research story during the event you will be able to complete it and any remaining special research stories whenever you want

shaymin top


For event ticket holders the following Pokemon will be exclusive to incense and can be encounters


  • Unowns B, G, N, O, P, S and X. (all can be shiny)


  • Galarian Mr Mime
  • Pansage (shiny chance)


  • Torkoal
  • Pansear (shiny chance)


  • Klink (shiny chance)
  • Panpour (shiny chance)


  • Tropius
  • Frillish

Thoughts on the GO fest finale

The event looks to be a decent one with several regionals available for anyone that either wants more or didn’t get chance to get them in June

The Ultra beasts in raids give players who couldn’t get to in person events the chance to get them with Buzzwole in particular looking worthwhile getting

The boosts for the event for ticket holders look to be decent with the 9 free passes especially handy

Axew and Rockruff in raids will prove popular for players chasing the shinies

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