Niantic’s annual Pokemon Go celebration, Pokemon Go Fest 2020, is just a few days away. The occasion takes place this weekend, on July 25 and 26, and for the primary time in its historical past, will probably be a worldwide expertise open to gamers around the globe. Go Fest 2020 may also function quite a lot of new gameplay components particular to the occasion, together with rotating habitats, and Niantic has now shared extra particulars on how these will work.
Virtual Habitats And Rotation Schedule
There shall be 5 themed digital habitats out there all through the primary day of Pokemon Go Fest: hearth, water, grass, battle, and friendship. These will rotate each hour throughout the occasion and produce out sure sorts of Pokemon to catch; for instance, Grass varieties will seem extra regularly when the grass habitat is lively.
Although Pokemon Go Fest runs from 10 AM to eight PM native time, habitats will rotate out at set occasions. You can see the complete rotation schedule beneath:
- 10 AM ET – Battle Habitat
- 11 AM ET – Friendship Habitat
- 12 PM ET – Fire Habitat
- 1 PM ET / 10 AM PT – Water Habitat
- 2 PM ET / 11 AM PT – Grass Habitat
- Three PM ET / 12 PM PT – Battle Habitat
- four PM ET / 1 PM PT – Friendship Habitat
- 5 PM ET / 2 PM PT – Fire Habitat
- 6 PM ET / Three PM PT – Water Habitat
- 7 PM ET / four PM PT – Grass Habitat
- eight PM ET / 5 PM PT – Battle Habitat
- 6 PM PT – Friendship Habitat
- 7 PM PT – Fire Habitat
- eight PM PT – Water Habitat
Like earlier Pokemon Go Fests, Niantic may also maintain a sequence of worldwide challenges throughout day one in every of this yr’s occasion that gamers around the globe might want to work collectively to finish. There shall be 32 challenges in all throughout the first day of Go Fest, and each eight which are accomplished will unlock a week-long Ultra Unlock occasion targeted round sure varieties of Pokemon.
Ultra Unlock 1: Dragon Week
The first Ultra Unlock will revolve round Dragon varieties. This occasion will kick off on July 31 at 1 PM PT and run till the identical time on August 7. Throughout the week, Dragon Pokemon comparable to Alolan Exeggutor, Horsea, Dratini, Bagon, Trapinch, Swablu, and even Gible will seem within the wild extra regularly than regular, and the Legendary Rayquaza will return to five-star Raid Battles.
Additionally, Niantic will supply a particular Timed Research questline all through Dragon Week. Completing it is going to result in an encounter with two Deino. You’ll even have your first likelihood to catch a Shiny Deino throughout the occasion.
Ultra Unlock 2: Enigma Week
The second Ultra Unlock occasion will run from August 7 to August 14 and concentrate on mysterious and enigmatic Pokemon. Staryu, Jigglypuff, Clefairy, Lunatone, Solrock, Baltoy, Bronzor, and Elgyem will all seem within the wild extra regularly throughout the week, whereas the Mythical Deoxys shall be featured as a five-star Raid Boss. You’ll even have an opportunity to come across Shiny variations of Staryu and Deoxys.
Ultra Unlock 3: Unova Week
The third and last Ultra Unlock will happen from August 14 to August 21. This bonus occasion shall be themed round Gen 5 Pokemon. Throughout the week, Sewaddle, Cottonee, and different monsters originating within the Unova area will seem within the wild and hatch from eggs extra regularly, whereas Bouffalant will spawn within the New York space.
Additionally, Roggenrola and different Gen 5 Pokemon shall be featured in Raids, with the Mythical Genesect showing as a five-star Raid Boss. You’ll even have an opportunity to catch Shiny variations of Roggenrola and Genesect throughout the occasion.