Pokémon Go Fest 2021: Exclusive Pokémon Sightings, Rewards, Lower Ticket Prices for Attendees

Updated: Aug 21, 2021

Pokémon Go Fest 5th year anniversary

Credit: Pokémon Go Live

As gamers anticipate the 2021 Pokémon Go Fest happening this 17 to 18 July from 10am to 6pm local time, many are excited to experience what the event has to offer. Apart from the reduced ticket cost from US$14.99 (approximately S$20.26) to US$4.99 (approximately S$6.74), this year’s festivities will comprise of new adventures as it marks the fifth anniversary of the game’s release. 

Pokémon Go Fest 2021 Pop Star Pikachu and Rock Star Pikachu

Pikachu Pop Star and Pikachu Rock Star Credit: EDM.COM

The two-day virtual event will be a music festival that anyone can virtually attend. Ticket holders, however, will have access to exclusive Day One activities such as helping team leaders organise an in-game concert where either Pikachu Rock Star or Pikachu Pop Star will perform — it’s the player’s choice. Purchasing a ticket can let you complete special research for rewards like a mythical Pokémon sighting, a shirt avatar item and a special avatar pose. 


Another benefit you can receive from buying access to the event is being able to partake in a group challenge with fellow ticket holders every hour of the first day. Upon finishing a challenge, you will gain a bonus for the rest of the hour. While taking breaks from catching Pokémon, you can complete Four Collection Challenges set in the Jungle, Desert Mountain, Ocean Beach and Cave habitats. Select Pokémon will make an appearance for Trainers who bought an entry pass:

  1. Jungle: Unown F, Unown G, Ludicolo, Chatot, Leafeon and Serperior.

  2. Desert Mountain: Flareon, Unown F, Unown G, Tyranitar, Flygon and Throh.

  3. Ocean Beach: Gyarados, Vaporeon, Azumarill, Unown F, Unown G and Sawk.

  4. Cave: Umbreon, Unown F, Unown G, Gardevoir, Absol and Galvantula.

Paying for a virtual spot in the event will give you better odds of discovering Shiny Pokémon as well.


On the other hand, all Trainers can enjoy sightings of music-themed Pokémon like Chimecho, Kricketot, Audino and a special costumed Pikachu. Themed habitat hours allowing Trainers to see Pokémon living in specific areas are similarly available to non-ticket holders, but not in the form of Collection Challenges where players can earn prizes for catching certain Pokémon within a time limit. The rotating habitats will feature the following Pokémon for everyone:

  1. The Jungle: Scyther, Aipom, Froakie and more.

  2. The Desert: Skarmory, Shieldon, Hippopotas etc.

  3. The Ocean Beach: Dratini, Swablu, Alomomola and the like.

  4. The Cave: Roggenrola, Galarian Stunfisk, Deino etc.

For Day Two, paid attendees can rack up many advantages like a 10,000 XP bonus in raid rewards for completing a Raid Battle, extra Raid Passes for spinning Gym Photo Discs and Remote Raid Passes for completing Timed Research. On top of that, they can collect a free event bundle with three Remote Raid Passes inside it.


Meanwhile, all Trainers can encounter sightings of Pokémon appearing more frequently in the wild from Saturday to Sunday.

For both days, everyone has the chance to witness Pokémon hatching from 7km eggs such as those containing Igglybuff, Chingling and Audino. Event-exclusive Field Research activities and on-map visual effects are open to all as well.


Ticket holders can maximise their Open Gifts or spin Pokéstops in exchange for special event stickers on both days. By taking snapshots on Saturday and Sunday, they can win additional surprises.

How to score a ticket

Pokémon Go Fest 2021 Ticket

Credit: Pokémon Blog

Anyone can buy a ticket to Pokémon Go fest by visiting the in-game Pokémon Go store. Just go to the main Poké Ball menu, click on the store and scroll down until you see the Go Fest 2021 photo. After selecting the banner and the “Buy” button, you will be guided through the ticket purchase process. Once you have finished, a pop-up confirming your ticket for Go Fest 2021 will be flashed on your screen.


More surprises are in store for you in the Pokémon Go Fest 2021, so be sure to make the most of your experience!

 

Written by Sophia Lopez

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