Ready to catch Unown N and Unown X? We tell you the main new features, Special Research of the final Pokémon GO Fest 2022 event. Gotta catch 'em all!
Pokémon GO Fest 2022 has set a date for its long-awaited final event: it will take place at the end of this month and right now you can purchase your ticket to enjoy all the activities. From special investigations to highly coveted Pokémon such as the enigmatic Unown N and Unown X. We tell you everything you need to know.
When and at what time is the final Pokémon GO fest 2022 event?
The final event will be held on Saturday, August 27th and will start at 10:00 am, local time. It will last 8 hours (until 6:00 pm).
You can purchase tickets for the Pokémon GO Fest 2022 final event here. If you already purchased a ticket for the main event on June 4 and 5, you can fully enjoy the final event at no cost.
Unown N and Unown X arrive
Finding two such mysterious Pokémon to complete the collection will be one of the big challenges of the event, but there's much more: free raid passes, rewards of 5,000 additional XP for passing each face-to-face raid, a special investigation in which you can get Sky Forme Shaymin along with many more surprises.
If you want to enjoy the event without entry, there is also content for you: a new special brief, the Shiny version of Munna, new exclusive avatar items in the store, special event stickers and various Pokémon ultra invasions such as Xurkitree, Buzzwole, Nihilego and Pheremosa.
Pokémon GO’s exciting collaboration with Prime Gaming is continuing into the fall! The latest bundle, available starting today at 10:00 a.m. PST, includes 30 Poké Balls, five Max Revives, and one Premium Battle Pass.
Did you miss snagging earlier bundles? Are you new to Pokémon GO or Prime Gaming? No problem! Trainers who are Prime members can still claim upcoming bundles. One of our most highly anticipated events of the year—Pokémon GO Fest 2022: Finale—is coming up on Saturday, August 27, 2022. These bundles can help any Trainer get ready for the event and stock up on items!
The next bundle will be available starting on August 25 at 10:00 a.m. PST! After that, bundles will continue to drop every two weeks on the following dates at 10:00 a.m. PST.
September 8, 2022 September 22, 2022 October 6, 2022 October 20, 2022
For more information or to claim the bundle, head over to the Prime Gaming Pokémon GO page.
If you have questions regarding offer redemptions, please visit our Redeeming Offer Codes page.
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The big summer finale to Pokémon Go's season of Go Fest events has been detailed in full.
Due to take place on Saturday 27th August, this full-day event will cap off the game's introduction of Ultra Beasts and (hopefully) see its hunky Professor Willow return after being left dramatically MIA.
The event has plenty for those playing free, or extras for those with a ticket. These premium bits are also included as part of the earlier Global Go Fest weekend back in June - so if you played that, you're covered.
If not, a ticket for the eight-hour event's extra offering will cost £9.49, with ticket holders able to gift friends (or second accounts) additional tickets for around a fiver.
Four sets of special wild spawns will be offered to all players, themed around the four Ultra Beasts made available through the summer at the global Go Fest and at the game's three in-person festivals - such as the one in Berlin which Eurogamer travelled to.
Bug Pokémon will be available from 10am to 12pm themed aroud Pheromosa, with others themed around Buzzwole from 12-2pm, Xurkitree from 2-4pm and Nihilego from 4-6pm local time. A new costumed Pikachu wearing a Shaymin-inspired scarf will be featured throughout.
Each two-hour window will see the corresponding Ultra Beast offered in raids, with the final two hours offering all four. All players will get a short Special Research story to complete from 10am.
Ticket holders will get three additional Special Research questlines, which will grant free cosmetic items and a Sky Forme Shaymin.
These additional quests will be made available through the day every two hours (though once you have the first, there's no rush to complete it to get the others). These will presumably offer more detail on the Ultra Beasts - and what's happened to Willow.
Ticket holders also get nine free raid passes, Unown and other rare spawns via Incense, a chunky 5k XP bonus for in-person raids, two-hour incense, half hatch distance on Incubators and other bonuses.
The event should cap off an entertaining summer for Pokémon Go, and I'm intrigued to see how the arrival of the Ultra Beasts will be left. There's plenty more still to debut, of course... though seemingly not this season.
Grubbin, and its evolutions Charjabug and Vikavolt, are three Gen 7 Pokémon, which debuted in Pokémon Go during the Season of Go.
Released as part of the Bug Out! event in August 2022, which unsurprisingly celebrates bug-type Pokémon, Grubbin’s evolution line begins as simple bugs, before, through the power of evolution, becoming dual bug and electric-type Pokémon.
Below you’ll learn how to get Grubbin and evolve it into Charjabug and Vikavolt in Pokémon Go.
How to get Grubbin in Pokémon Go
Grubbin first appeared in Pokémon Go during the Bug Out! event on Wednesday, 10th August 2022.
Throughout this event, you can obtain Grubbin through a variety of means:
As the methods above show, the easiest way to catch a Grubbin is to find it in the wild. If you’re having trouble finding this little bug, try using Incense or Daily Adventure Incense to see if you attract a Grubbin to your location.
You can also try placing a Mossy Lure Module at a PokéStop, because one of the types this special device will attract to this location is bug-type Pokémon.
If you want to catch Grubbin via its Bug Out! field research task, it’s important to remember that the tasks given out by PokéStops change on a day-to-day basis. This means that this specific task may be rather hard to find, because you may receive a field research task from the monthly pool instead.
If you do wish to use this method, we recommend finding a Pokémon Go group from your local areas as someone else might have already found the PokéStop you’re looking for.
At the time of writing, we don’t know what Grubbin’s spawn rate will be once the Bug Out! event ends. There’s a chance, however, that, like the other recently released Pokémon, it will be hard to find.
How to evolve Grubbin into Charjabug and Vikavolt in Pokémon Go
Grubbin has two evolutions - Charjabug and Vikavolt - and completing that first evolution only requires 25 Grubbin candy. Evolving Charjabug into Vikavolt, however, is a little more complicated.
To evolve Chajabug, collect 100 Grubbin candy and ensure you're near a PokéStop with an active Magnetic Lure Module, because, without this magnetic field, the option to evolve Charjabug into Vikavolt will not unlock.
When it comes to collecting the 125 Grubbin candy you need to fully evolve Grubbin, remember to use Pinap Berries to double the amount of catch candy you receive. You can also set Grubbin as your buddy Pokémon to earn some extra candy from adventuring with it!
Obtaining the Magnetic Lure Module, however, is a little more difficult.
If you’re lucky, then you might discover a PokéStop where another player has already used a Magnetic Lure Module and can evolve your Charjabug easily. You may even have a spare Magnetic Lure Module hiding away in your inventory after being earned from a special research quest.
If this is not the case though, then you’ll most likely have to spend 180 Poké Coins in the in-game Pokémon Go store. This means you need to either spend real world money or grind away at the Gyms until you have enough Poké Coins.
Good luck adding Grubbin and its evolutions to your Pokédex!
This week's Spotlight Hour is the perfect time to catch a shiny Nidoran Female in Pokémon Go. While Nidoran, Nidorina and Nidoqueen don’t have much use in raid battles, it’s final evolution does have Go Battle League implications.
Catching as many Nidoran as possible is the plan for this week’s Spotlight Hour – both because of the chance to shiny hunt a PVP Pokémon in Pokémon Go and because of the double catch XP bonus that runs alongside the event.
And since this is a Go Battle League-relevant Pokémon, catching a perfect one isn’t as simple as looking for a four-star monster – as always, it depends what you’re looking for.
Nidoran Female 100% perfect IV stats in Pokémon Go
This week’s Spotlight Hour is a great opportunity to catch a female Nidoran with perfect IV stats.
‘Perfect’, of course, means two things in Pokémon Go. First, there’s the maxed out, 100% IV version, which is the 15/15/15 you’re looking for for your 4* Pokédex, raids and Master League. Yet, because of how CP is calcuated using three stats, a perfect IV Pokémon is only ever the best version of itself in the Master League.
In this case, a perfect Nidoqueen in Great League has a max CP of 1492 at Level 21. However, a perfect Go Battle League IV Nidoqueen (0/15/12) has a max CP of 1499 at Level 23. In a straight mirror match, the higher level Pokémon will probably win.
Of course, you can’t see the IV of a Pokémon without catching it first, but with a little research beforehand, you can tell if these are the droids you’re looking for, as the late Great Ben Kenobi once said, based on the CP alone.
If you’re at Level 30 (or above), you’ll ideally be looking for the following CPs for a perfect 15/15/15 Nidoran Female:
The wild CP value aligns with your Trainer Level until you reach Level 30 and, due to the majority of the player base now being above this level, we’ve kept to these values for the sake of simplicity. These values will, however, be different if you’re currently below Level 30.
Is Nidoqueen good in PVP?
In Great League, Nidoqueen is an excellent, if not the best, poison-type attacker, running Poison Jab, Poison Fang and Earth Power as a second charged move.
As a spammy and flexible Pokémon that applies a lot of shield pressure, it’s a great add in a meta with Azumarill and Medicham, which it roundly beats, and the less common (but still very meta relevant) Alolan Ninetails, Scrafty and Trevenant.
If you want a ‘perfect Go Battle League IV’ Nidoqueen, you should be looking for a 0/15/12 Nidoqueen.
Ultra League needs slightly different stats of 0/14/15, but Nidoqueen fares a fair bit worse there, losing to some of the most common Pokémon in the meta, inclusind Swampert, Walrein, Giratina (Altered) and Talonflame. If you catch a perfect Ultra League Nidoran Female, maybe keep it for the time being, as it may get a move update in future that makes it a little more competitive in this league.
Last, and certainly least, Nidoqueen is just bad in Master League. Please don’t run it if you want to win.
Pokémon GO is the latest company to make full use of Cross Shinjuku Vision‘s outdoor advertising technology. Like last year’s realistic giant 3D cat, this advertisement celebrates felines for International Cat Day.
While these “cats” take on a different shape compared to last year’s billboard — featuring the likes of various regional Meowths, Glameow, Purrloin, Litten, and Espurr — this ad utilizes the same technology for a real 3D effect that makes each Pokémon pop out and appear to be interacting with the building itself. The billboard ad also has a section where a number of Poké Balls give off the illusion that they are rolling off the side of the building.
Those in Toyko can witness this Pokémon GO 3D billboard from now until September 5 at the Shinjuku East Exit.
In other news, Pokémon “Terastallize” into Crystal forms in the new Pokémon Scarlet and Violet trailer.
Pokemon Go continues to encourage and reward you for adventuring while using the app. Daily Adventure Incense, one of the latest features added to the game, contributes to this motivation greatly. It gives you extra resources and incentive to go out into the world while playing Pokemon Go.
This new type of Incense functions similarly to those already in the game, attracting Pokemon to your location for a set amount of time. What makes this item different is its ability to be activated on a daily basis; unlike the others that are only a one-time-use. For all details and information regarding this new item - we've got you covered.
What Is Daily Adventure Incense?
As mentioned previously, this item functions as a variation of other Incense already in the game. The Daily Adventure Incense may attract Pokemon that are not regularly found in the wild; proving to be an effective way to encounter Pokemon that are otherwise rare in your specific location. This will last for 15 minutes, and will only function if you are moving around. As its name implies, you may activate and use this once a day.
How To Activate Daily Adventure Incense
You will find your Daily Adventure Incense in your Item Bag; activated just like any other incense. You cannot do this while another Incense is active, and also cannot activate another Incense while using your Daily Adventure Incense.
After it has been used, this item will be removed from your Item Bag, reappearing again the following day. Additionally, this item will not count toward your total item limit; allowing you to obtain and use this item even when your inventory is full.
What Else Do You Get?
To make sure that all players are enjoying and using Daily Adventure Incense to their fullest, Pokemon Go is offering free Poke Balls to those who need them. If you've got 30 or fewer Poke Balls, Great Balls, and Ultra Balls, you will be given 30 Poke Balls upon activating your Daily Adventure Incense.
This added bonus allows for you to always make the most of your Daily Adventure Incense; ensuring that you can explore and catch new Pokemon when using this item.
Sharing Your Adventure
If you catch any Pokemon during the 15 minutes that your Daily Adventure Incense is active, you will be given the option to share your adventure afterward. This can easily be shared on Social Media, showcasing the different Pokemon that you caught during your travels.
The Pokemon Company has announced a special promotional campaign for Pokemon GO in Shinjuku, Japan.
To celebrate World Cat Day 2022, various cat Pokemon will be appearing on the famous Cross Shinjuku Vision billboard. For those who may not be aware, the billboard is famous for being able to broadcast extremely high quality 3D videos, making for some impressive spectacles. The billboard will run this Pokemon GO ad from today August 8th 2022 until September 5th 2022.
Whiscash along with five other Pokémon has appeared in Pokémon Go. Whiscash is definitely a tough Pokémon to defeat, but like every other tough Pokémon, Whiscash also has its vulnerabilities which can be used against it with the best counter moves. We will discuss the best possible raid counters and move sets to defeat Whiscash.
Whiscash in Pokémon Go
Whiscash is a Tier 3 raid boss, dual type Ground, and Water Pokémon. Whiscash is extremely vulnerable to Grass-type moves which makes it very easy to deal damage to this beast. But strategy and the correct use of moves will still remain the key factor to defeating Darkrai during battle raids.
When captured in its base form, Whiscash has Water Gun and Mud Shot as Fast moves and on the other hand, it has Water Pulse, Mud Bomb, and Blizzard as charge moves which can deal lethal damage to the opponents. But these moves can be countered easily if the opponent uses the right strategy and moves at the correct time.
Best counters against Whiscash in Pokémon Go
Here is the list of the best counters one can use against Whiscash and guarantee a win.
These are the best movesets and counters available to effectively defeat Whiscash during battle raids in Pokémon Go.
Get ready! While Trainers in Japan take on local challenges at Pokémon GO Fest: Sapporo, Trainers around the globe will be tasked with completing a Global Challenge. You can join the fun—wherever you are!
If successful, all Trainers will get to enjoy upgraded bonuses during the upcoming Bug Out! event happening from Wednesday, August 10, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. to Tuesday, August 16, 2022 at 8:00 p.m. local time.
Plus, additional bonuses will be unlocked for Galarian Zigzagoon Community Day on Saturday, August 13, 2022! Read on for more details.
A special Global Challenge will kick off alongside Pokémon GO Fest: Sapporo on Friday, August 5, 2022, at 8:00 a.m. (GMT +9). You can participate from anywhere!
Join forces with Trainers around the world to complete Field Research to unlock the following:
We don’t have any information for what these Ultra Unlocks may involve currently, but based on the other Ultra Unlocks, it seems fair to assume that there will be worldwide Pansage spawns with shiny potential, and Unown T will feature in raids with shiny potential. We assume Unown T, because so far the other Ultra Unlocks have included the letters F, E and S, so that leaves T, for Fest!
From Friday, August 5, 2022, at 8:00 a.m. to Sunday, August 7, 2022, at 8:00 p.m. local time a selection of Pokémon appearing at Pokémon GO Fest: Sapporo will also appear in the wild around the world.
Keep an eye out for Paras, Bellsprout, Hoppip, Sunkern, Sunshine Form Cherrim, and Cottonee during the event. Catch them all to complete this Collection Challenge!