Today, Niantic announced additional details for Pokémon GO Fest 2022, a global event that will take place on Saturday, June 4th, 2022, and Sunday, June 5th, 2022. Trainers will be able to unlock rewards, earn bonuses, and experience event-exclusive gameplay. Trainers can also complete Special Research to learn more about the Mythical Pokémon Shaymin, the Gratitude Pokémon.
- Personalized Special Research: Trainers can personalize their Pokémon GO Fest experience by choosing a difficulty level for their Special Research as well as a focus: catching, exploring, or battling. Trainers who complete Special Research will earn an encounter with the Mythical Pokémon Shaymin in its Land Forme.
- Rotating habitats and Pokémon encounters: Different Pokémon will appear in rotating hourly habitats during the event. For the first time in Pokémon GO, Trainers might encounter a Shiny Shroomish, Shiny Numel, Shiny Karrablast, Shiny Axew, or Shiny Shelmet!
- A special Pikachu: Trainers can find special Pikachu in the wild, in one-star raids, and as a surprise encounter in GO Snapshot. If Trainers are lucky, they might encounter a Shiny one!
- Trainers will also find new, Shaymin-inspired avatar items in the in-game store and special Pokémon GO Fest 2022–themed stickers from PokéStops and Gifts.
- Commemorative Pokémon GO Fest 2022 T-shirt: Trainers in select locations will be able to purchase commemorative Pokémon GO Fest 2022 T-shirts—and all Trainers will be able to snag a matching avatar item in the in-game shop! Trainers in the locations listed below will be able to purchase Pokémon GO Fest 2022 commemorative T-shirts by preordering from Niantic Supply. Niantic Supply will ship to the following countries.
- United States, Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico
- United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Poland, Italy, Spain, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Austria
- New Zealand, Australia