You’ll have to pay extra for Pokémon Go Fest 2022

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This year’s pokémon celebration ticket prices have increased.

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The Pokémon Go Festival will return in 2022. Over the course of a two-day celebration from June 4 to 6, the global annual event will feature a number of time-limited activities, a new pocket monster to catch, and rare shinies to find. However, ticket prices have increased from last year’s reduced pricing.

In a recent blog post, Niantic highlighted what to expect in Pokémon Go Fest 2022: Shiny versions of Unown B, Shroomish, Axew, and others will be released into the wild, and there will be plenty of chances to catch uncommon pokémon that don’t often exist.

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Many of the weekend’s events will be open to all players, though ticket holders will receive the highest benefits. On August 27, the yearly celebration will conclude with a spectacular finale event, which will be a first for the event. You can obtain free entrance to the finale if you buy a ticket to the global event in June.

Ticket prices have been hiked to $15 (about £12 / AU$21). When Niantic organised a hybrid in-person-online event in response to the Covid epidemic in 2021, the event’s registration fee was reduced to to $5. At a later point, stand-alone tickets for the August finale will be available for $10.99 (about £8.80/ AU$15.48).

Saturday, June 4

A new Special Research questline will be introduced on the first day of Pokémon Go Fest 2022. You’ll be tasked with chasing down and trapping the mythical pocket monster Land Forme Shaymin, as well as obtaining event-only gifts and avatar items.

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In a first for Pokémon Go, you can customise the event’s difficulty by selecting from Relaxed, Standard, or Master – each of which comes with various sticker rewards – as well as your chosen gaming focus from Catch, Explore, or Battle.

Throughout the day, four habitats will be in rotation, with different pokémon emerging every hour. City, grasslands, rainforest, and tundra are among the habitats. Ticket holders will also be able to use incense to attract an extra set of pokémon, including Klink and Galarian Weezing, as well as earn hourly bonuses in a new collaborative Global Challenge Arena.

Shining Shroomish, Shiny Numel, Shiny Karrablast, Shiny Axew, and Shiny Shelmet are among the shiny pokémon making their debuts. Ticket holders will have a higher probability of coming across them burning incense.

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The event will run from 10am to 6pm local time.

Sunday, June 5

On the second day of Pokémon Go Fest 2022, a new unknown pokémon will be introduced to five-star raids, as well as a short Special Research questline. Every Pokémon Go player, even those without an event ticket, will be able to compete in the Global Challenge Arena, which will feature all of the pokémon that were featured on Saturday.

Meanwhile, ticket holders will have access to yet another Special Research narrative as well as another chance to use incense to attract Saturday’s pokémon. Team GO Rocket balloons will emerge more frequently, and battling Team GO Rocket Grunts will reward you twice as many Mysterious Components as usual.

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Those events will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. local time.

Across the weekend

Ticketholders can win up to nine free Raid Passes by spinning Gyms, collect special event stickers by opening gifts and spinning PokéStops, and get a surprise by snapping five photos throughout the event.

Even if you don’t buy a ticket, you can get some free stuff if you play Pokémon Go. Pikachu in a new costume will appear in the wild and one-star raids, Axew will also appear in one-star raids, and everyone who captures a picture during event hours will receive an unannounced gift.

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