Niantic is hosting in-person Pokémon GO Fest events all around the world this year to coincide with the global Pokémon GO Fest event that will take place in June.
One of these in-person Pokémon GO Fest events will take place in Sapporo, Japan, in August 2022. Because the Sapporo event is so large, it will take place both throughout the whole city of Sapporo and in Nakajima Park. Here's everything trainers need to know to prepare for this enormous event, with information courtesy of the official Pokémon GO website.
Pokémon GO Fest Sapporo - Tickets and schedule
Tickets for Pokémon GO Fest Sapporo, which takes place from 5th August 2022 to 7th August 2022, are now on sale. Interested players can purchase their own tickets for ¥3,000 on the official Pokémon GO website.
Tickets are available on a "first-come, first-served basis," meaning that the event could potentially sell out, and fast.
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Though the event lasts for three days, trainers will only be able to purchase a ticket for one day of the event. Each day of the event will be split up into a morning session and an afternoon session, with one half of the day happening in Nakajima Park and the other half throughout the city of Sapporo.
Trainers will be able to choose whether they'd like to be in Nakajima Park or Sapporo in the morning and afternoon.
According to the official Pokémon GO website:
A ticket for the morning session offers the event experience within Nakajima Park from 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and the city event experience from 2:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. local time.
A ticket for the afternoon session offers the city event experience from 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and the park event experience from 2:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. local time.
Trainers can purchase also the following add-ons, new for 2022, to enhance their Pokémon GO Fest Sapporo experience:
- Raid Lover add-on +¥1,200 (including applicable taxes): This add-on grants up to 12 in-person Raid Passes total for each day by spinning Photo Discs at Gyms, an additional 5,000 XP after every raid you complete successfully, and six additional Candy and three additional Candy XL after catching Pokémon in five-star raids.
- Critical Hatch add-on +¥1,200 (including applicable taxes): Hatch Eggs in 1/4 the normal distance (this bonus does not stack with other similar bonuses), and earn double the XP, double the Candy, and double the Stardust for hatching Eggs.
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Ticket-holding trainers in Nakajima Park will be able to encounter themed event Pokémon during the event. The park will be split up into four habitats, each with its own Pokémon and a Collection Challenge.
- Dreamy Mindscape: Drowzee, Teddiursa, Snorlax, Litwick
- Living Meadow: Galarian Ponyta, Scyther, Yanma, Pansage
- Frozen Lake: Alolan Vulpix, Lapras, Snorunt, Panpour.
- Athletic Park: Machop, Hitmontop, Chimchar, Pansear
Shiny Pansage and Shiny Swirlix will be making their Pokémon GO debuts during this event, so interested trainers should keep an eye out for them. Also, event-exclusive special research in Nakajima Park will allow players to encounter Sky Forme Shaymin.
Pokémon GO Fest Sapporo - Bonuses
Bonuses will be split up between the Nakajima Park and city-wide portions of the event, but some bonuses will be available for all attendees all day.
Both Nakajima Park and Sapporo
The following additional bonuses will be available for those attending the event, whether they're in Nakajima Park or the rest of the city:
- Eggs will require one-half their normal Hatch Distance
- Take a snapshot at the event for a surprise
- Event-themed Field Research
- Event-themed stickers by spinning PokéStops and opening Gifts
- Confetti appearing on the in-game map
For all trainers in Sapporo, regardless of whether they hold a ticket to the event, special Pokémon GO Fest 2022 raids - including Cresselia and Darkrai in five-star raids - will be active for the duration of the event.
The Nakajima Park section the will host the event's four unique Pokémon habitats, along with Special Event research to encounter Sky Forme Shaymin.
In the city of Sapporo, players can complete a second Special Research story to encounter a Pokémon that has yet to appear in Pokémon GO.
The following bonuses will also be active:
Pokémon from all of the Pokémon GO Fest: Sapporo habitats will appear in the wild
Claim up to nine total daily Raid Passes by spinning Photo Discs at Gyms
Team GO Rocket balloons will appear more often, and defeating Team GO Rocket Grunts will earn you twice as many Mysterious Components
That's everything you need to know about the 2022 Pokémon GO Fest Sapporo experience, so you can prepare for this awesome event.
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Featured image courtesy of Niantic / The Pokémon Company.