Pokémon GO Fest 2022: Free vs Paid Features, Explained

Should you spend money on this event?

Pokémon GO Fest 2022 is setting itself up to be one of the biggest celebrations for Pokémon GO players in 2022. The event will span two days and contains a load of content for players to jump into. While Pokémon GO Fest 2022 is technically a free event, players have the option to purchase a ticket for $14.99 USD which gives them access to additional features throughout both days of the event.

What do you get for free at Pokémon GO Fest 2022?

Though the list of features available for free at Pokémon GO Fest 2022 may seem small, the event still gives players the chance to catch rare Pokémon, shiny Pokémon, and earn plenty of rewards throughout both days. Free content includes:

  • A Special Research story available on Sunday, June 5, 2022
  • Rotating Habitat hours (City, Plains, Rainforest, and Tundra) throughout the day on Saturday, June 4, 2022
  • Snapshots taken by Trainers may be featured in the Today View
  • Players can participate in the Global Challenge Arena on Sunday, June 5, 2022

Related: Best Pokémon to catch at Pokémon Go Fest 2022

What do you get for purchasing a ticket to Pokémon GO Fest 2022?

Players who purchase the Pokémon GO Fest 2022 Ticket will get all of the features listed below, as well as the features listed above for free players:

  • Collection Challenges based on the four rotating Habitat Hours (City, Plains, Rainforest, and Tundra)
  • A Pokémon GO Fest 2022 exclusive in-game medal, Avatar pose, and Avatar item
  • A Special Research story on Saturday, June 4, 2022, featuring Land Forme Shaymin
  • Rare Pokémon will spawn from Incense throughout the event (Galarian Weezing, Galarian Mr. Mime, Unown B, Unown G, Unown O, Unown U, Torkoal, Tropius, Galarian Darumaka, Klink, Axew, and Pancham)
  • Special Pokémon GO Fest 2022 stickers and gifts can be earned from PokéStops
  • Earn nine Raid passes each day by spinning Photo Discs at Gyms
  • Can participate in the Global Challenge Arena on Saturday, June 4, 2022
  • Increased chance of catching shiny Pokémon during event hours on Saturday, June 4, 2022
  • A free Ticket to the Pokémon GO Fest 2022 finale event on Saturday, August 27, 2022
  • A Special Research story on Sunday, June 5, 2022

Is Pokémon GO Fest 2022 worth the price?

The choice of whether or not to purchase a Pokémon GO Fest 2022 Ticket comes down to each player's motivation. The Ticket gives players access to a wide variety of features exclusive to Ticket-holders. One of the largest perks of the Ticket is the increased chance of encountering shiny Pokémon on Saturday, June 4, 2022, as well as the bonus Raid passes players can earn. If this sounds exciting, then purchasing a Ticket may be a good choice for you.

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