This year’s Pokemon Go Fest celebrates the fourth anniversary of Pokemon Go by holding various activities all around the world. The announcement from Niantic also revealed that they are again adding new features to the game.
However, because of the global pandemic forcing everyone to lockdowns and quarantines, Pokemon Go Fest 2020 will be held online.
Four years after the successful release of the game, Niantic is launching the third Pokemon Go Fest to celebrate the occasion. The event will be happening on July 25 and July 26, 2020. The celebration will begin at 10 AM and will end at 8 PM each day in the region’s local time.
All players will be able to join weekly online challenges that lead up to the big event. There will be three sets of Timed Research challenges with each running a week before the event itself.
Though Niantic hasn’t confirmed the dates yet, it is highly likely that the Timed Research challenges will happen on these days:
This schedule will let the last Timed Research challenge to be completed a day before the main celebration begins. Completing these Timed Researches will allow players to unlock additional Pokemon, which can be caught in the main event.
This means players should engage in these challenges if they are planning to engage in the activities in the event. There’s not much information on what the challenges on Pokemon Go Fest 2020 will be.
However, rumors are circulating that they might be similar to the recently closed event, Throwback Challenges.
One ticket for the Pokemon Go Quest 2020 will cost a player $14.99(21 AUD). The ticket will already be valid for the two-day celebration. The purchase will be non-refundable and cannot be bought using PokeCoins. Pokemon Go Fest tickets are now available for purchase and will be available until July 26, 2020.
The money raised from the ticket sales will be donated to programs supporting the Black Lives Matter movement. Parts of the Pokemon Go Fest proceeds will help fund new projects from Black gaming creators who are supported by Niantic. In addition, donations will also be given to US-based nonprofit organizations in order to help in rebuilding local communities.
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