Pokemon GO Fest 2023 Preparation Information

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With not a lot time left earlier than the in particular person GO Fest occasions, and a bit of over a month to the worldwide occasion, it's prep time for Pokémon GO Fest! Preparation is vital to creating positive you'll be able to optimise your time, objects, and pleasure at occasions like these, and there is usually a lot extra to consider that you just would possibly initially realise!

Which in-game objects to carry to GO Fest

An important objects to carry are PokéBalls (Nice and Extremely as properly). That's the main factor you don't need to run out of on the day. Potions and Revives quickly refill when raiding, so hold them to a minimal, hold your berries in test, and give attention to these balls.

In case your Bag Area is at all times about full, test why, have you ever been raiding quite a bit these days? You'd be stunned how shortly Uncommon Sweet can refill your bag, so get it invested in Legendaries and different uncommon Pokémon.

Different stunning objects taking on your bag area is likely to be an extra of Berries, (so get feeding them into gyms for stardust somewhat than simply throwing them away), or evolution objects. You don't want an entire bunch of every evolution merchandise, both use them or throw them, hold simply a few every secure for evolutions.

Opening your most quantity of items daily pre occasion will enable you to along with your ball hoarding, so be sure you are sending out as many items as you'll be able to, and you should definitely open your full quantity every day. Be sure to hit your restrict every day.

In the event you want extra buddies, test in your native teams, discords and so on, publish on social media, refill that buddies listing and get your self extra items. Simply popping your pal code on Twitter can seize you a bunch extra buddies shortly.

It's key to additionally be sure you have any incense, star items or fortunate eggs you would possibly need to use, and bear in mind you'll be able to stack them up now, so get them on firstly of the occasion and you then gained't have to fret about them working out throughout. Incense is one thing you'll in all probability need to run your entire occasion, so be sure you have sufficient and put all of them on as quickly because the occasion begins.

Raids shall be an enormous a part of GO Fest (particularly day 2), so it's price ensuring you have some raid passes able to go in your bag, somewhat than needing to purchase them on the day. Utilise these free passes the place you'll be able to, however don't miss out on raids since you wanted to purchase cash.

Some Pokémon might also be egg unique, so it could be price attempting to empty out your eggs the night time earlier than, so you've got an empty egg storage prepared for the occasion to start. Be sure to bear in mind to incubate upon getting some eggs, and possibly purchase some incubators prematurely if you're hoping to hatch a shiny. Shiny charges could be increased than traditional, so it's price hatching what you'll be able to on the day! You're prone to be doing plenty of strolling both method, so ensure that infinite incubator is put to good use.

Cash! It's price ensuring you have already got some cash in your bag, somewhat than needing to purchase them on the day, simply in case you resolve to purchase any premium objects or containers.

Pokémon GO Plus

If you may be utilizing a GO Plus or comparable, be sure you have loads of Pokéballs over Nice Balls. It is going to use them up shortly, so use Nice/Extremely balls to manually catch, and depart your Pokéballs for the GO Plus. Be sure to even have your GO Plus set to spin for you! If in case you have the brand new GO Plus+ it could actually use all three kinds of ball, however solely Pokéballs for the auto catch possibility.

One other key factor with catching gadgets is to verify they're related to your account earlier than you arrive on the occasion location. It could be tough to get it to pair for the primary time when doubtlessly lots of of different gadgets within the space!

The unique GO Plus depends on batteries, so think about modified it pre-event, whereas the GO Plus+ is rechargeable, so be sure that it's absolutely charged!

Pokémon GO Plus +

Make a Shiny Guidelines

Earlier than the day itself, I'd suggest making your self a shiny guidelines of what you want from the recognized occasion spawns. Undergo your Pokédex and make a remark of what you're lacking, you is likely to be stunned to grasp what number of you want, or realise you've got shinies you had forgotten about. We all know that there are particular spawns featured for every habitat on the in-person occasions, hourly habitat rotations on the world occasion, and model new shinies at every GO Fest.

Having a listing will enable you to prioritise what you'll click on on in a cluster of spawns. I'm going old skool and am going to make a paper listing I can hold in my pocket, somewhat than a be aware on my cellphone, as I don't intend to be off the Pokémon GO app at any level.

Even when I don't use my listing on the day itself, writing a listing out is usually a good option to remind you of what shinies you don't have, so they're in your head as a reminder. You is likely to be stunned to grasp when you thought you had the total household for Oddish, that you just truly solely have two of them, so writing that listing out will assist remind you of what you want.

Pokémon Storage Area

With a whopping 9 hours of play time for every in-person occasion, that may be a severe quantity of Pokémon to catch! Give your Pokémon storage an enormous filter out and be brutal.

In the event you hold a residing dex, be sure you solely have multiples of the meta related Pokémon. Switch group day shinies to Pokémon HOME or to the Professor. You're by no means going to want 20+ shinies of 1 explicit Pokémon (except it's your fave, I get it, I hoard shiny Turtwig!), it's time to say goodbye to them.

In the event you can, meet up a pal and reroll commerce a few of your extra uncommon Pokémon that you've saved, however you'll must be brutal. In the event you don't have your bag area maxed out, the morning of GO Fest is the time to go for it. I wait till the morning of GO Fest to max out my bag area, as a result of in any other case I do know it's simply going to refill with out me realised. I do know I can't be trusted to not fill that area!

Do you want one among each Spinda sample? Do you could hold that 98% Phanpy when you've got the hundo? Now's the time to get powerful in your assortment and get transferring. Have you ever hoarded an entire bunch of legendary Pokémon for trades? Sorry however it's time to allow them to go! You don't want 20 of every legendary, hold your finest groups of 6 in the event you should, however be sure you undergo them, you'll be stunned what number of you've got. Finally, they'll all be again in raids finally.

One to control can also be Costume Pokémon if, like me, you're a fan. I used to be horrified to find I had 4 or 5 of some costume Pokémon, for no actual motive! Many don't evolve, so except they've a gender distinction (i.e. Pikachu), I lower it all the way down to one among every.

I additionally suggest going by way of your Shadow Pokémon and purifying and transferring them. I say purify first as a result of to hit degree 50 you want plenty of platinum badges, and that may be a badge you'll be able to work on passively. Thoughts your stardust although, I don't suggest purifying these 5000 mud Pokémon! You don't must hold all of them (except you like them for AR), so eliminate what you don't want.

Take inspiration from Marie Kondo, does this Pokémon spark pleasure? No? Off to Professor Willow you go!

Batteries, Chargers and Telephones

Be sure to have moveable battery packs charged and charger cables on the prepared. It's a lengthy occasion, you're gonna want these chargers! With such lengthy days, you'll must cost your cellphone on the GO, and we'd suggest having a number of moveable battery packs to cost your cellphone with. I've been caught brief with battery packs failing on me beforehand, therefore the advice to take multiple with you.

With potential for excessive warmth or chilly in some components of the world, battery percentages can drop immediately, so don't let it get too low! Regulate that proportion, and needless to say most moveable chargers will cost extra slowly than being plugged right into a wall socket.

Be sure to cost in a single day so your cellphone is able to go, and that you've loads of information in your cellphone plan. The very last thing you need to occur is to expire of information just a few hours into the occasion!

You'll need your cellphone charger (plug and cables), moveable battery packs, and cellphone, so triple test you've got them!

Appropriate Clothes for GO Fest

With the worldwide occasion going down in summer time for the Northern Hemisphere, and winter for the Southern hemisphere, there's potential for some excessive climate, so ensuring you're dressed suitably is so vital. For the in-person occasions, they're all within the Northern Hemisphere and subsequently in international locations the place it's thought of to be summer time at current. Don't let that idiot you although, it doesn't assure good climate.

Whether it is summer time the place you're proper now, solar display is vital! Don't burn or give your self heatstroke, otherwise you're gonna have a foul time. Be sure to have entry to chill drinks, shady spots, and put on mild ethereal clothes that's going to maintain you cool, while defending your pores and skin. Cloudy or overcast days can typically be the worst for getting sunburnt since you don't realise the facility of the solar.

In the event you put on your hair in a component, ensure that half is roofed in solar display too, it's straightforward to neglect. Set timers to reapply and be sure you apply an excellent half an hour earlier than you exit into the solar to let it sink in and work. Sun shades and sunhats will assist defend you too.

Good comfortable footwear are a should it doesn't matter what the climate is. Now isn't the time to put on model new footwear you haven't worn earlier than, stick to the outdated faithfuls that you recognize aren't going to provide you blisters. Blister plasters might also be an excellent shout in your backpack.

London is having some fairly unseasonable climate at current, with rain and cooler than anticipated temperatures. A rain coat/waterproof jacket could be a good suggestion, particularly if it could actually fold up inside your again pack.

Whether it is winter/autumn, wrap up heat! A number of skinny layers are higher than one or two thick layers, and an excellent mackintosh.

Solar display remains to be wanted in winter, that solar could be extremely harsh.

Gloves you should utilize your cellphone with, and good sturdy strolling boots to maintain you from slipping are nice too.

A great backpack is the only option for carrying something you want with you. A backpack shares the burden of no matter you're carrying throughout two shoulders, somewhat than one, making it higher in your again, and simpler on an extended day. A bag that zips up securely in your valuables is a good suggestion for crowded areas, and leaving non-essential objects at dwelling, or locked in a resort secure is advisable.

Meals and Drink

Plan forward for snacks, lunch and drinks, in addition to lavatory breaks. The in-person occasions have an hour lengthy break for lunch, think about a good lunch, and even heading again to your resort room to cost your cellphone, and refuel. Not consuming and ingesting over an extended day, particularly in scorching climate, is a simple option to find yourself with solar stroke or go out, so watch out.

Preserve hydrated and fed and also you'll have a way more enjoyable day. In excessive climate situations that is much more vital. Refillable water bottles are your friends!

Final Minute Prep

In case you are within the Western Hemisphere, you do have a bonus over different components of the world. With the likes of New Zealand, Australia and Japan beginning so lengthy earlier than us for the worldwide occasion, there shall be plenty of obtainable information on social media in regards to the quest strains and what you could do. Even for GO Fest London, Osaka is the same occasion so we'll know what's going on or any potential surprises lengthy earlier than London begins.

It's price checking our social media and web site to see what the day entails so you'll be able to plan forward, and hold your expectations in test. Comply with us on Twitter!

Be sure to know you're following a good, trusted supply, there are certain to be dodgy photoshops making the rounds, or folks sharing photoshops of faux shinies, so test your sources.

Normal Suggestions and Tips

Try our varied GO Fest guides to search out out all the small print of the occasion, that can assist you plan:

  • GO Fest Osaka
  • GO Fest London
  • GO Fest New York
  • GO Fest World

In case you are planning to actually grind, studying the ‘Fast Catch‘ trick is usually a actual assist (although I've to confess, as a leftie, I discover it tough, however I've simply mastered it lately). There are a bunch of movies on how to do that on Youtube, so test them out here.

One other nifty tip is that when you've got clicked on a Pokémon to shiny test it, it is going to flip to face you. So when you're checking a cluster, those you haven't checked, gained't be going through you, so this could prevent time on checking the identical Pokémon twice (apart from Nosepass, who at all times turns to face North).

Remember to prioritise checking an incense spawn over wild spawns, as incense spawns will solely final for a really brief time period, and also you don't need to miss out on that shiny test!

Prioritise your catches. Some Pokémon featured are going to be a lot rarer than others. Regional Pokémon and Unown, significantly ! Unown are all uncommon spawns. If it's a must to restrict your catches as a result of merchandise points, prioritise these you may not usually get to see within the wild.

Don't neglect to take your snapshots!

Carry on prime of your Particular Analysis! It's often simpler to finish on the day, somewhat than after the occasion.

For the worldwide occasion, if you wish to meet up with your mates and area people, be sure you all know the place you propose to play, and the place to satisfy. Neighborhood makes Pokémon GO the sport it's, and assembly up with your mates for the occasion will make it a lot extra enjoyable than enjoying by yourself. Think about your mates and their accessibility wants. Is the situation wheelchair accessible? Are there benches/seating for rests? Shady spots to cover from the solar? Is there secure parking for anybody rural who has to drive in? Does it keep away from crossing main roads? Are their public bogs? Chat along with your fellow gamers who could also be disabled or chronically unwell, and see what you are able to do to assist them in with the ability to participate within the day along with your group.

Mega Evolve a Pokémon

Mega evolve a Pokémon! When you've got a Pokémon as a Mega, you're rewarded with a bonus catch sweet for catching any Pokémon that share the Mega typing. For instance, you probably have a Mega Venusaur advanced, you'll get an additional catch sweet for catching any Grass or Poison kind. We'd suggest selecting a twin kind with a view to acquire further sweet for 2 several types of Pokémon, somewhat than only a single typing. We'll have a full breakdown on which Mega Pokémon shall be optimum shortly.

The next Mega Pokémon are presently obtainable in sport, and can reward the next additional sweet:

Venusaur (Mega)

Grass and Poison

Charizard (Mega Y)

Hearth and Flying

Charizard (Mega X)

Hearth and Dragon

Blastoise (Mega)


Alakazam (Mega)


Beedrill (Mega)

Bug and Poison

Pidgeot (Mega)

Regular and Flying

Slowbro (Mega)

Water and Psychic

Gengar (Mega)

Ghost and Poison

Gyarados (Mega)

Water and Darkish

Aerodactyl (Mega)

Rock and Flying

Ampharos (Mega)

Electrical and Dragon

Steelix (Mega)

Metal and Floor

Houndoom (Mega)

Darkish and Hearth

Manectric (Mega)


Altaria (Mega)

Dragon and Fairy

Absol (Mega)


Lopunny (Mega)

Regular and Combating

Abomasnow (Mega)

Grass and Ice

Kangaskhan (Mega)


Latios (Mega)

Dragon and Psychic

Latias (Mega)

Dragon and Psychic

Groudon (Primal)

Floor and Hearth

Kyogre (Primal)


Pinsir (Mega)

Bug and Flying

Scizor (Mega)

Bug and Metal

Tyranitar (Mega)

Rock and Darkish

Sceptile (Mega)

Grass and Dragon

Blaziken (Mega)

Hearth and Combating

Swampert (Mega)

Water and Floor

Gardevoir (Mega)

Fairy and Psychic

Aggron (Mega)


Medicham (Mega)

Psychic and Combating

Banette (Mega)


Sableye (Mega)

Darkish and Ghost

Glalie (Mega)


Salamence (Mega)

Dragon and Flying


Reminders for Ticket Holders

Some early reminders for ticket holders to not do these items earlier than GO Fest begins in your space.

  • Don't ship any items: There is likely to be an extremely unlock problem of sending items.
  • Don't open any items: There is likely to be a bonus for opening items after finishing an extremely unlock problem. Additionally helps replenish Pokéballs throughout play.
  • No taking footage of buddy: Early Smeargle photobombs might cut back your particular occasion photobomb quantity, or override it fully, be warned!

Greatest Pokémon to Catch

With so many alternative Pokémon to catch, it's a must to have your priorities so as. We shall be publishing an in-depth information to which Pokémon you ought to be ensuring you catch, however I'll go over some right here briefly.


Regionals! Sigilyph, Pachirisu, Heracross, Seviper, Durant, Kangaskhan, Heatmor, and each types of Shellos shall be spawning at varied occasions, and as regional unique Pokémon, now's the time to replenish. They are going to be nice to maintain for future trades, and getting sweet for them after these occasions shall be tough. Get stocked up on the Pokémon and the candies! Heracross has a future Mega Evolution, and the shiny is on the market!

Uncommon Spawns

World GO Fest Spawns

When it comes to uncommon spawns, it doesn't get any rarer than Goomy for the worldwide GO Fest. Barely even seen within the wild, and glossy launched for the occasion, it is going to be the Pokémon to maintain a watch out for through the Aquamarine Shores hour. The Pikachus sporting their varied crowns shall be in-demand shinies and trades after the occasion.

Snorlax, Audino and Timburr all soar out the listing for uncommon spawns, and relying on the place you reside many different Pokémon could also be ones you don't see usually due to your biome.

In-Particular person Spawns

After all, Unown can also be spawning, with DIAMON! showing. Unown is at all times an excellent Pokémon to maintain additional of for future trades, and they're completely among the rarest shinies obtainable. The exclamation level Unown is the rarest.

London & Osaka

Pumpkaboo, Dedenne, Galarian Mr. Mime, Snowy Castform, Snorlax, Galarian Darumaka, Amaura, Bergmite, Elgyem, Aerodactyl sporting a Satchel and Lucario will all be rarer spawns.

New York

Tyrunt, Darumaka, Archen, Cranidos, Shieldon, Pawniard, Skrelp, Golett, Snorlax, Yamask and Klink are uncommon spawns.

Bonus Stardust

Some Pokémon carry with them further stardust for catching them. Don't simply shiny test, catch them for much more stardust!

Listing of bonus stardust Pokémon
Pokémon Base Stardust Climate Boosted Star Piece Climate + Star Piece


1,000 1,250
1,500 1,875


500 625
750 938


750 938
1,125 1,406


2,100 2,625
Partly Cloudy
3,150 3,938


500 625
Sunny Cloudy
750 938


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