An image of Necrozma in darkness beside the Pokemon GO Fest 2024 logo.
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Pokemon GO Fest 2024 Global: Necrozma Debut, Costumed Pokemon, and More

The brighter the light, the darker the shadow

This guide goes over the Pokemon GO Fest 2024: Global debut Pokemon, bonuses for all players and ticketed players, and more.

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Pokemon GO Fest 2024: Global Event Dates

The Pokemon GO Fest 2024: Global will take place on Saturday, July 13 and Sunday, July 14, 2024. Check out our guide to the GO Fest 2024 in-person locations for information on those dates and places.

Pokemon GO Fest 2024: Global Event Highlights

Before diving into specifics, the biggest highlights of the Pokemon GO Fest 2024: Global are as follows:

  • Necrozma will make its global Pokemon GO debut in five-star raids during the event.
  • Marshadow will be obtainable through ticket-exclusive Special Research, marking its global Pokemon GO debut.
  • Shiny Jangmo-o will be making its Pokemon GO debut during the event.
  • The costumed Pokemon Pikachu wearing a sun crown, Pikachu wearing a moon crown, Espeon wearing a day scarf, and Umbreon wearing a night scarf will make their debuts during the event.

Pokemon GO Fest 2024: Global Wild Pokemon Encounters

Four different habitats will rotate every hour on Saturday, July 13. The following tables go through each habitat and the Pokemon that will be more commonly found in the wild during those times.

On Sunday, July 14, there will be no rotating habitats. All the Pokemon in each of the tables will be available at any given time in the wild.

Dawn Meadow Habitat Wild Pokemon

Wild PokemonCan it be shiny?
PidgeyYes
Pikachu wearing a sun crownYes
HoothootYes
HoppipYes
GirafarigYes
WingullYes
SnivyYes
CottoneeYes
DucklettYes
FerroseedYes
AxewYes
Galarian StunfiskYes
HeatmorYes
InkayYes
(and others)(uncertain)
Pokemon GO Fest 2024: Global Dawn Meadow Habitat Wild Pokemon

Shining Day Habitat Wild Pokemon

Wild PokemonCan it be shiny?
CharmanderYes
DratiniYes
SunkernYes
DunsparceYes
Hisuian SneaselYes
SolrockYes
BudewYes
HelioptileYes
TyruntYes
DedenneYes
YungoosYes
FomantisYes
Jangmo-oYes
(and others)(uncertain)
Pokemon GO Fest 2024: Global Shining Day Habitat Wild Pokemon

Creeping Dusk Habitat Wild Pokemon

Wild PokemonCan it be shiny?
Pikachu wearing a moon crownYes
EeveeYes
SpinarakYes
VolbeatYes
IllumiseYes
GibleYes
VenipedeYes
EmolgaYes
LitwickYes
GolettYes
DurantYes
EspurrYes
PhantumpYes
GrubbinYes
(and others)(uncertain)
Pokemon GO Fest 2024: Global Creeping Dusk Habitat Wild Pokemon

Darkest Night Habitat Wild Pokemon

Wild PokemonCan it be shiny?
Alolan RattataYes
GligarYes
SneaselYes
TeddiursaYes
MudkipYes
CarvanhaYes
LunatoneYes
DeinoYes
BinacleYes
AmauraYes
CarbinkNo
CrabrawlerYes
MorelullYes
(and others)(uncertain)
Pokemon GO Fest 2024: Global Darkest Night Habitat Wild Pokemon

Pokemon GO Fest 2024: Global Raids

The following tables list the Pokemon that will appear in raids during the Pokemon GO Fest 2024: Global event.

One-Star Raids

One-Star Raid PokemonCan it be shiny?
Pikachu wearing a moon crownYes
Pikachu wearing a sun crownYes
Jangmo-oYes
One-star raid Pokemon during Pokemon GO Fest 2024: Global

Three-Star Raids

Three-Star Raid PokemonCan it be shiny?
Espeon wearing a day scarfYes
Umbreon wearing a night scarfYes
Three-star raid Pokemon during Pokemon GO Fest 2024: Global

Five-Star Raids

Five-Star Raid PokemonCan it be shiny?
NihilegoYes
BuzzwoleYes
PheromosaYes
XurkitreeYes
CelesteelaYes
KartanaYes
GuzzlordYes
NecrozmaYes
Five-star raid Pokemon during Pokemon GO Fest 2024: Global

Pokemon GO Fest 2024: Global Bonuses and Features

The following bonuses will apply to all players during Pokemon GO Fest 2024: Global whether they have a paid event ticket or not:

  • Lure Modules will last for one (1) hour instead of the usual 30 minutes.
  • There will be special photobomb opportunities throughout the event.

In addition, all players will be able to find Field Research tasks themed around the four different habitats.

Pokemon GO Fest 2024 Official T-Shirt

The official commemorative Pokemon GO Fest 2024 t-shirt featuring Necrozma is available for purchase now while supplies last at Niantic Supply. It’s recommended to order early for the best chance of the shirt arriving in time for the Pokemon GO Fest 2024 events.

Pokemon GO Fest 2024: Global Ticket Information

You can purchase a Global Event Ticket for US$14.99 (or the equivalent pricing tier in your local currency) plus any taxes and fees, if applicable. You can buy the ticket from the in-game store or the Pokemon GO Web Store. Tickets will be available for purchase until Sunday, July 14 at 4:00 PM local time. If you purchase your ticket from the Pokemon GO Web Store, you’ll also an exclusive GO Fest 2024 shirt avatar item as a bonus.

Early Ticket Purchase Timed Research

Depending on how early you purchase your Global Event Ticket, you have the chance to participate in up to two exclusive Timed Researches.

The first Timed Research can be unlocked by purchasing the event ticket by May 6 and playing Pokemon GO at any time between April 30 and May 6. The main reward of this Timed Research is the Sun Crown avatar item.

The second Timed Research can be unlocked by purchasing the event ticket by June 6 and playing Pokemon GO at any time between May 31 and June 6. This Timed Research’s special reward is the Moon Crown avatar item.

If you purchase your ticket by May 6 and play Pokemon GO at least once between April 30 and May 6, then again between May 31 and June 6, you’ll be able to access both Timed Research tasks.

Ticket Holder Special Research

There will be two sets of Special Research for ticket holders. On Saturday, the unlockable Special Research includes an opportunity to encounter the Mythical Pokemon Marshadow.

The Sunday Special Research will focus on Necrozma.

Ticket Holder Incense Pokemon Encounters

The following table goes over the Pokemon that will appear more frequently when a Trainer with a Global Event Ticket uses Incense (excluding Daily Adventure Incense) during the event.

Incense PokemonHabitatCan it be shiny?
Unown AAllYes
Unown DAllYes
Unown GAllYes
Unown HAllYes
Unown IAllYes
Unown NAllYes
Unown TAllYes
Unown YAllYes
CorsolaShining DayYes
MaractusDawn MeadowNo
VullabyDarkest NightYes
RockruffCreeping DuskYes
Pokemon GO Fest 2024: Global increased Incense encounters for Global Event Ticket holders

Ticket Holder Global Challenge Arena

Ticket holders can participate in different global challenges for each habitat hour on Saturday. Ticket holders will also unlock a special bonus for the rest of the hour if the challenge is completed in time.

Ticket Holder Event Bonuses

The following bonuses will be in effect for event ticket holders during Pokemon GO Fest 2024: Global:

  • An increased chance of finding shiny Pokemon.
  • Can make up to six (6) Special Trades each day.
  • Can receive up to nine (9) free Raid Passes by spinning Photo Discs at Gyms.
  • Double (2x) friendship bonus damage in raids.
  • Access to special 7km Eggs.
  • Access to habitat-themed Collection Challenges.

There’s still time to prepare for the big event in July. In the meantime, consider prepping for Mega Heracross Raid Day, April’s other raids and spotlights, and the April 2024 Community Day.


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