Pokemon Go Fest 2023 event: Dates, locations, Global & in-person tickets, more
Niantic have finally revealed the details for the upcoming Pokemon Go Fest 2023 event, so here’s everything you need to know, including dates, locations, prices, and more.
Following a long wait plagued with rumors and leaks, Pokemon Go Fest 2023 has been officially announced. The annual event is the biggest one that Pokemon Go players can take part in, whether they travel around the world or participate from their home cities to partake in the global celebrations.
The Pokemon Go Fest 2023 in-person event will take place in three different cities and span two different sets of dates, while the global event will follow right after.
We’ll cover everything we know so far about the massive event, including dates, ticket prices, and more.
Pokemon Go Fest 2023: Global event dates
The Pokemon Go Fest 2023 global event will take place on Saturday, August 26, 2023, and Sunday, August 27, 2023 from 10 AM to 6 PM local time. “Pokemon Go Fest 2023: Global is a virtual, ticketed event that Trainers can participate in wherever they play—some features will also be available to Trainers without a ticket,” reads the official announcement.
Global tickets are available for purchase in-game and will remain available up until the last day of the event. Players can buy them for $14.99 (or the equivalent pricing tier in your local currency) and can’t use PokeCoins to get them. Additionally, trainers who purchase a ticket to one of the in-person Go Fest events can also purchase a ticket for Go Fest 2023: Global.
Prior to the global event, players will be able to participate in the Pokemon Go Fest 2023 in-person celebrations across three different cities.
Pokemon Go Fest 2023 in-person event locations & ticket prices
The Pokemon Go Fest 2023 in-person events will take place in London, Osaka, and New York City. You can find all of the details below alongside the ticket prices for each one:
- London, England:
- Date: August 4 to August 6, 2023
- Location: Brockwell Park
- Ticket price: £32
- Osaka, Japan:
- Date: August 4 to August 6, 2023
- Location: Expo ’70 Commemorative Park
- Ticket price: ¥3,500
- New York City, USA:
- Date: August 18 to August 20, 2023
- Location: Randall’s Island Park
- Ticket price: $30
Niantic will announce an additional location for the three cities at a later date, so players can split their experience between morning and afternoon in different places.
There’s an Early Bird discount available for players who purchase tickets early, so be on the lookout for that.
Pokemon Go Fest 2023 event ticket add-ons
Trainers who attend the in-person Pokemon Go Fest 2023 event can also buy add-ons to evolve their tickets.
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The Citywide Gameplay add-on costs $20 / £22 / ¥2500 and provides an additional day of the same citywide gameplay experience without any additional Special or Timed Research. “This add-on only enables additional citywide gameplay. The event experience will only be available on your primary event day at the time indicated on your ticket,” reads the official description.
The Raid Lover add-on costs £16 / ¥1,800 / $15 and gives players these bonuses:
- Up to 18 free Raid Passes per day by spinning Photo Discs at Gyms
- 5,000 additional XP awarded for completed Raids
- 6 additional Candy for catching Pokemon in 5-Star and Mega Raids
- 3 additional Candy XL for catching Pokemon in 5-Star and Mega Raids (Trainers level 31+)
The Egg-thusiast add-on costs £16 / ¥1,800 / $15 and activates the following bonuses:
- 1/4 Egg Hatch Distance
- Increased chance of receiving 10 km Eggs from spinning PokeStops and Gyms
- 3x Hatch Stardust
- 3x Hatch XP
- 3x Hatch Candy
Lastly, the T-shirt Pre-order add-on costs £28 / ¥3,500 / $27 and allows players to pre-purchase a T-shirt they’ll get at the event. Each T-shirt purchased also comes with a code that can be redeemed for a matching in-game avatar item.
What to expect from Pokemon Go Fest 2023?
Sadly, that’s all the official information Niantic shared for the Pokemon Go Fest 2023 event. While the official announcement anticipates “double the adventures, double the exclusive gameplay opportunities, and even some mythical surprises”, they haven’t revealed any specific gameplay-related news or features yet.
Eagle-eyed fans spotted what appear to be pink gems in the Go Fest 2023 logo, which some think is related to the Jewel Pokemon Diancie. Others think the blue background also resembles a gem and could be hinting at Carbink. Both Pokemon are related and fit the treasure hunt theme that the official art of the event is hinting at.
As for the rest of the event’s features, most will remain a mystery for now. Recent datamining suggested Shadow Raids and the Master Ball are coming to the game, so maybe Go Fest is the perfect place to debut these types of game mechanics.
We’ll update this article once there’s more information about the Pokemon Go Fest 2023 event.
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Image Credits: Niantic / The Pokemon Company