What To Expect From This Year’s Pokémon Go Fest

Pokémon Go Fest 2020 is a two-day occasion held on July 25 and 26 from 10 a.m. to eight p.m. in your timezone. In yr’s previous, Pokémon Go Fest came about in Chicago, however because of the COVID-19 pandemic, developer Niantic is making this yr’s pageant a worldwide occasion, that means you will be part of it from anyplace, even in your own home. For the primary time, gamers attending the fest can play on each days. Tickets can be found to everybody, and will be bought throughout the recreation for $14.99.

If you attended considered one of these enjoyable gatherings in earlier years, Niantic arrange strolling trails by means of parks that took you to completely different habitats to catch particular Pokémon, like ice-types within the tundra. Special Research missions have been tied to those places, which pushed you to stroll all around the park as you moved from habitat to habitat. This yr’s fest nonetheless consists of habitats, however you need not journey to them – they’ll come to you and can rotate each hour. Niantic says the Special Research for this yr’s Fest shall be a mixture of habitat-based and common.

As new habitats seem, you may catch 75 completely different Pokémon. Niantic hinted to me that considered one of them shall be a brand new Mythical, probably showing on the finish of the Research quest. If this yr’s choice of Pokémon performs out like in years previous, anticipate to run into loads of new Shiny variations as effectively.

If you and your pals do not dwell in the identical metropolis, state, or nation, you will have a brand new approach of telling if they’re enjoying the sport. A brand new characteristic known as Niantic Social will launch later this month in Pokémon Go, and shall be added to Niantic’s different titles at a later date.  The beta of Niantic Social will not provide a lot by way of interplay, however permits you to see when different gamers are on-line. Niantic says extra options shall be added over time.

Players can even be capable of talk with different gamers by means of Virtual Team Lounges. You’ll have to journey to an internet site for the Lounges, which maintain giveaways, developer interplay, and updates on the pageant. Through the sport, you may also see how all the Pokémon Go participant base is progressing within the Fest’s Global Challenges. You can see the Global Challenge display screen beneath:

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