2022's Pokémon Go Fest is set for Saturday, June 4, and Sunday, June 5. The event starts at 10am local time each day and will end at 6pm. To take part in the event, you will need to purchase a ticket at the in-game store for $14.99. Participating players will gain access to exclusive features, including new Research Missions, rare Pokémon, and exclusive legendary raids. There will also be a special finale event that will take place on Aug. 27, a first for Pokémon Go. Keep reading to learn more about the exclusive raids for Pokémon Go Fest 2022.
Raids in Pokémon Go Fest 2022
As part of the One-Star Raids in Pokémon Go Fest 2022, you'll encounter a special Costumed Pikachu or Axew. The Costumed Pikachu is based on Shaymin and features the iconic Electric rodent Pokémon with two flowers on its forehead. Axew is a Dragon-type Pokémon introduced in the fifth generation of Pokémon games. Axew is a fairly rare encounter within Pokémon Go and is capable of evolving into the powerhouse Dragon-type Pokémon, Haxorus. The Pikachu and Axew One-Star Raids are available on both days of Go Fest 2022, and there is a good chance of encountering a shiny Pikachu and Axew within these raids.
On Sunday, June 5, special Five-Star Raids become available for participating Go Fest trainers. The Five-Star Raids will star a currently unknown Pokémon. Niantic is keeping the identity of the Pokémon a secret, but expect it to be one of the more rare Pokémon within Go.
You will also be able to get the mythical Pokémon Shaymin in Pokémon Go Fest 2022, but Shaymin is not related to the Raids. Instead, you will need to conduct a Go Fest exclusive Special Research to discover more about Shaymin. Taking part in the Special Research rewards you with an event-exclusive avatar item and pose.