Free vs Ticketed World GO Fest: What’s the Distinction?

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World GO Fest is nearly upon us, and in case you haven't purchased your ticket but you could be questioning what the distinction is between what is obtainable free of charge, and what's obtainable for ticket holders solely. Is it worthwhile getting that ticket? We all know all the data shared can appear fairly difficult and convoluted, so let's break it down!


Habitat Spawns for All Ticket Holder Solely Incense Spawns
Quartz Terrarium

  • Pikachu
    carrying a quartz crown

  • Clefairy

  • Lickitung

  • Heracross

  • Miltank

  • Wurmple

  • Whismur

  • Skitty

  • Luvdisc

  • Shellos (East Sea)

  • Buneary

  • Audino

  • Foongus

  • Morelull

  • Unown (A)

  • Unown (D)

  • Unown (I)

  • Unown (N)

  • Unown (M)

  • Unown (O)

  • Growlithe (Hisuian)

Pyrite Sands

  • Pikachu
    carrying a pyrite crown

  • Sandshrew

  • Diglett (Alola)

  • Psyduck

  • Girafarig

  • Shuckle

  • Trapinch

  • Gible

  • Hippopotas

  • Timburr

  • Joltik

  • Binacle

  • Helioptile

  • Grubbin

  • Unown (A)

  • Unown (D)

  • Unown (I)

  • Unown (N)

  • Unown (M)

  • Unown (O)

  • Pawniard

Malachite Wilderness

  • Caterpie

  • Pikachu
    carrying a malachite crown

  • Bellsprout

  • Scyther

  • Snorlax
    carrying a cowboy hat

  • Spinarak

  • Remoraid

  • Roselia

  • Snover

  • Cottonee

  • Ferroseed

  • Stunfisk

  • Fomantis

  • Oranguru

  • Unown (A)

  • Unown (D)

  • Unown (I)

  • Unown (N)

  • Unown (M)

  • Unown (O)

  • Carnivine

Aquamarine Shores

  • Pikachu
    carrying an aquamarine crown

  • Horsea

  • Lapras

  • Marill

  • Wobbuffet

  • Carvanha

  • Barboach

  • Bagon

  • Beldum

  • Shellos (West Sea)

  • Woobat

  • Tympole

  • Goomy

  • Mareanie

  • Unown (A)

  • Unown (D)

  • Unown (I)

  • Unown (N)

  • Unown (M)

  • Unown (O)

  • Pachirisu

By way of spawns, the foremost distinction is that with the ticket, you get  Unown spawns, together with Pawniard, Hisuian Growlithe, Carnivine and Pachirisu. With out the ticket, none of those particular spawns will seem for you as they're for incense solely with a ticket. How worthwhile you take into account these spawns goes to be very a lot right down to the person, many will take into account the prospect of shiny Unowns to be extremely worthwhile, add within the two regional exlusives of Carnivine and Pachirisu, and you've got loads of uncommon spawns.

Pawniard is also normally solely 12km egg exlusive, with Hisuian Growlithe locked in 7km eggs. Whereas Hisuian Growlithe can't be shiny presently, Pawniard can, and in GO it could solely have one evolution, Bisharp, it does have a second evolution within the Paldea area, Kingambit. Kingambit has some greats stats and utilization in Scarlet and Violet, so fingers crossed it transfers properly to GO!


Bonuses for All Ticket Holder Solely Bonuses

  • Lure icon

    Lure Modules activated will final for one hour

  • Raid icon

    2× friendship bonus injury in raids

  • Trainers will be capable to take pleasure in Area Analysis themed across the totally different Pokémon habitats

  • The Distant Raid Cross restrict shall be faraway from Saturday, August 26 at 12:00 a.m. to Sunday, August 27, 2023, at 11:59 p.m. native time

  • Photobomb icon

    Take a snapshot throughout the occasion, you by no means know who may present up!

  • Pokemon Encounter icon

    Elevated probability of encountering a shiny Pokemon

  • Raid Pass icon

    As much as 9x free raid passes from spinning photodiscs at gyms

  • Trade icon

    As much as six particular trades may be made per day

  • Egg icon

    Particular 7km eggs shall be obtainable

  • Degree up your Elite Collector medal by finishing habitat-themed Assortment Challenges!

  • On Saturday, ticket-holding Trainers will be capable to full unique Particular Analysis to be taught extra in regards to the Legendary Pokémon Diancie—and so they’ll get a possibility to come across it!

  • On Sunday, ticket-holders will obtain prolonged Particular Analysis centered on Mega Rayquaza and the newly found Meteorites!

  • Event icon

    Throughout every habitat hour on Saturday, ticket-holding Trainers all over the world will be capable to work collectively to finish a problem! If the problem is accomplished in time, a particular bonus shall be unlocked for the rest of the hour for ticketed Trainers!

  • Research icon

    The in-game ticket mentions further premium gadgets together with – an Elite Charged TM, an Elite Quick TM, a Uncommon Sweet XL and extra

The bonuses are fairly totally different for ticket holders, with out a ticket, you don't get the Diancie particular analysis. That is fairly a significant distinction, and one to bear in mind. It might be that sooner or later a free Diancie could also be obtainable via analysis, however that can also be not assured, like with Shiny Mew.

The opposite main bonus of be aware, is that solely ticket holders get the shiny increase for encounters. Now, we don't know what precisely this increase is, it could be much like the in-person GO Fest occasions, or it could be totally different, however there isn't a point out of elevated shiny charges for trainers with out a ticket. That is the factor most gamers would take into account essentially the most worthwhile side of the ticket, and is why many will purchase it, no matter different bonuses.

Ticket holders additionally get entry to further analysis on Sunday that focuses on Mega Rayquaza and the elusive Meteorites that you might want to give your Rayquaza for it to have the ability to mega evolve. The ticket itself mentions being given a meteorite particularly, so it could be that every one gamers have the random probability of 1 dropping from a raid, whereas ticket holders get one assured as a part of the analysis.

The Assortment Challenges, and the hourly international challenges are additionally ticket holder unique. Ticket holders additionally get a rise to their particular trades, with six particular trades obtainable per day, for a whopping twelve throughout the weekend. That is normally reserved for in-person occasions, so is a superb bonus!

By way of premium gadgets, 9 further in particular person raid passes free of charge is about $9 value of price. You get each an Elite Quick and Charged TM as a ticket holder, a singular Uncommon Sweet XL, and ‘extra'.

There are additionally particular 7km eggs for ticket holders, however it isn't recognized but what the pool shall be in eggs. Whether it is something just like the in-person GO Fests, it could embody the regional exclusives, and the brand new shiny releases, however that is purely hypothesis.

Avatar Gadgets

  Free for All Ticket Holder Solely
Avatar Gadgets
  • GO Fest 2023 T Shirt

  • Diancie T-shirt
  • Treasure Map Pose

Personally I might say to not even take into account these in your determination making!


How a lot these specific bonuses, spawns, and extras are value to you is totally right down to the person. Tickets price $14.99 or the equal pricing tier in your native foreign money, plus any relevant taxes and costs.

I like to take a look at a ticket for an occasion for what number of hours it took me to earn that cash, vs what number of hours of enjoyment that ticket will give me. On this case, taking a look at minimal wage in my nation (the UK) which is £10.42, vs the price of this ticket which is £13.99. So the typical particular person will work round an hour and a half to have the ability to afford this ticket, for 16 hours of complete play time throughout the 2 days. I personally take into account {that a} worthwhile commerce off, however others might not, and it could be much more costly in different nations.

Are you planning to play World GO Fest this weekend, and in that case, free or ticketed? Tell us!

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