Pokémon GO Fest 2022 - Habitats, Hours, and Pokémon List

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June 22, 2022: Niantic has just announced a bunch more details for the second half of Pokémon GO Fest, kicking off in early July.

The Pokémon GO Fest 2022 is nearly here! The annual event is always one of the most exciting in the game's yearly lineup, and the 2022 iteration should be no exception. With a range of new research, boosted odds of catching certain Pokémon, and some exciting Raid rewards, it's a great time to be playing the game.

In this guide, we'll go through everything you need to know about the Pokémon GO Fest 2022. That includes the hours through which it'll take place, the Pokémon that are guaranteed to appear, and a breakdown of the various habitats that will feature. It's going to be a busy weekend in-game, so these details are key if you plan on taking part.

Elsewhere in Pokémon GO, feel free to check out our guide to the August 2022 Community Day, which is fast approaching. We've also got the best Giovanni counters and a Great League tier list to help you rank up in battles.

Pokémon GO Fest July 2022 - Ultra Beasts, Event Balls, and Encounters

The second portion of Pokémon GO Fest 2022 takes place on the first weekend of July. The headlining promotion is the arrival of several Ultra Beasts, with an exclusive legendary available in the various event-exclusive locations. Those are as follows:

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Pokémon name Location Date(s)
PheromosaBerlinJuly 1 - July 3
BuzzwoleSeattleJuly 22 - July 24
XurkitreeSapporoAugust 5 - August 7

As you can see, only players in Berlin, Seattle, and Sapporo will be able to access these Ultra Beasts for now. They could easily arrive down the line in raids or other promotions, but for now they're limited to Pokémon GO Fest ticket holders in these cities.

For attendees of these in-person events, you'll also get access to exclusive event balls, called Beast Balls. Given to you by Rhi from the GO Ultra Recon Squad, they should help you catch any difficult raid bosses.

Equally, there are a few performance boosts you'll get if you're partaking in these real-life events. All attendees will get 1/2 hatch distance and exclusive field research tasks. That's alongside nine free Raid Passes, as well as an increase in Team GO Rocket balloons. On top of that, there are some location-specific perks, as follows:

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Location Performance boosts
Berlin4 extra Special Trades, reduced Stardust cost, collection challenges
Seattle4 extra Special Trades, reduced Stardust cost, collection challenges
Sapporo4 extra Special Trades, reduced Stardust cost, collection challenges

When Are The Pokémon GO Fest 2022 Hours?

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Pokémon GO Fest 2022 UK COUNTDOWN

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Pokémon GO Fest took place on June 4 and June 5, 2022. On both days, the events occurred between 10am and 6pm local time, adapted to where you are in the world.

As such, there was no concern about missing an event due to it taking place too late or early in the day. Instead, you had the entire day to work on special research and catch the event-specific Pokémon out in the wild. Everyone with a ticket got 16 hours of live events during the weekend, with plenty to play for.

Pokémon GO Fest 2022 Habitats

On the first day of Pokémon GO Fest 2022, there will be four distinct habitat hours, where Pokémon based around certain locations are highlighted, appearing more frequently in the wild. These habitats are city, plains, rainforest, and tundra, with different Pokémon featured in each. See below for a list of the Pokémon that will appear more during each of these habitat hours.

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Pokémon GO Fest 2022 Pokémon List

Here is a list of all the timed Pokémon that'll appear more frequently during Pokémon GO Fest 2022, based on which biome they'll show up in. Alongside that, we've also got details on the Pokémon who'll show up in Raids.

City Pokémon List

  • Magnemite
  • Alolan Grimer
  • Hitmonchan
  • Baltoy
  • Trash Cloak Burmy
  • Bronzor
  • Pidove
  • Trubbish
  • Gothita
  • Golett
  • Litten
  • Costumed Pikachu
  • Galarian Weezing
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Plains Pokémon List

  • Girafarig
  • Dunsparce
  • Larvitar
  • Numel
  • Trapinch
  • Buizel
  • Patrat
  • Drillbur
  • Shellmet
  • Rufflet
  • Litleo
  • Costumed Pikachu
  • Axew
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Rainforest Pokémon List

  • Mudkip
  • Seedot
  • Shroomish
  • Slakoth
  • Turtwig
  • Chimchar
  • Venipede
  • Karrablast
  • Binacle
  • Skrelp
  • Rowlet
  • Costumed Pikachu
  • Pancham
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Tundra Pokémon List

  • Omanyte
  • Swinub
  • Wingull
  • Meditite
  • Wailmer
  • Spheal
  • Piplup
  • Vanillite
  • Cubchoo
  • Bergmite
  • Popplio
  • Costumed Pikachu
  • Galarian Darumaka
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Pokémon GO Fest 2022 Raid Pokémon

The following Pokémon will appear in Raids across the weekend:

  • Costumed Pikachu
  • Kyogre
  • Groudon
  • Axew
  • Dartrix
  • Torracat
  • Brionne
  • Snorlax
  • Salamence
  • Druddigon
  • Rockruff
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Ticket Holder Exclusive Pokémon

Lastly, these Pokemon will also show up in the wild through research and incenses - but only if you have purchased a ticket to the festival.

  • Land Forme Shaymin
  • Galarian Weezing
  • Galarian Mr. Mine
  • Unown (B, G, O, U)
  • Torkoal
  • Tropius
  • Galarian Darumaka
  • Klink
  • Axew
  • Pancham
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That's your lot for our look at the Pokémon GO Fest 2022! With so many Pokémon on offer alongside brand-new research and raids to partake in, there's plenty of reason to dive back into the game. If that's your plan, feel free to check out the latest Pokémon GO Prime Gaming rewards for some freebies.