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Pokémon Go Fest 2023: Dates, Debuts, Locations & Bonuses

Pokémon Go Fest 2023 will have multiple events and rewards for all players who participate, as well as a new Mythical companion.

The announcement for the Pokémon Go Fest 2023 event has been released, and it already is shaping up to be another big celebration. This year, we can expect to see several in-person events happening around the world and a global event to cap it off until it returns next year.

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We have the official dates and locations for Pokémon Go Fest 2023, and there have been some exciting hints being shared surrounding the mythical Pokémon that could potentially be during the festivities. Here’s what you need to know about all the bonuses, Pokémon debuts, and upcoming dates for Pokémon Go Fest 2023.

All Pokémon Go Fest 2023 Dates & In-Person Locations

It has been confirmed that Pokémon Go Fest 2023 will take place in multiple in-person locations, and then it will have one major global event at the end of the month. The first two in-person events will take place in London, England, and then Osaka, Japan, on August 4 to 6, 2023, followed by another in New York City, United States from August 18 to 20, 2023, with the Global Event capping off the month from August 26 to 27, 2023.

What is the Mythical Pokémon for Pokémon Go Fest 2023?

It has been confirmed that Diancie, the Jewel Pokémon, will make its debut during the event. The presence of this mythical Pokémon had been heavily hinted at leading up to the announcement, but Niantic has officially confirmed that this mythical Pokémon will be joining the lining up, and will appear for all participants who purchase a Pokémon Go Fest 2023 ticket.

Mega Diancie Arriving at Pokemon Go Fest 2023

It has been announced on July 26, 2023, that the Mega form of Diancie will make its debut appearance during Pokemon Go Fest. All participants will have a chance to work alongside other players to take down this difficult encounter and earn Mega Diancie candy to evolve theirs into its Mega form.

All Pokémon Go Fest 2023 event bonuses

We do not have any concrete information or official details from Niantic surrounding the Pokémon Go Fest 2023 bonuses that every player receives for the event. We’ll be getting these details closer to the release date for August 2023.

All Pokemon Wild Encounters & Habitats in Pokemon Go Fest 2023

There will be four unique Habitats to explore during Pokemon Go Fest 2023. These habitats will have a diverse set of Pokemon spawning within these locations for one hour, before rotating to the next habitat. These habitats will fully rotate twice throughout the event.

  • All Dark Jungle Habitat Pokemon Encounters
    • Burmy (Plant Cloak)
    • Deino
    • Dewpider
    • Heracross
    • Pumpkaboo
    • Purrloin
    • Skorupi
    • Tangela
    • Venipede
    • Zeviper
    • Zubat
  • All Fairy Garden Habitat Pokemon Encounters
    • Bulbasaur
    • Cacnea
    • Dedeene
    • Ferroseed
    • Hoppip
    • Jigglypuff
    • Oddish
    • Petilil
    • Seedot
    • Spritzee
    • Swirlix
  • All Hypnotic Glacier Habitat Pokemon Encounters
    • Amaura
    • Bergmite
    • Cubchoo
    • Elgyem
    • Galarian Darumaka
    • Galarian Mr. Mime
    • Jynx
    • Seel
    • Shellder
    • Snorlax
    • Snowy Form Castform
  • All Volcani Island Habitat Pokemon Encounters
    • Aerodactyle Wearing a Satchel
    • Charmander
    • Corphish
    • Dratini
    • Durant
    • Inkay
    • Lucario
    • Mantine
    • Nosepass
    • Squirtle
    • Surskit

All Pokemon Raid Battles in Pokemon Go Fest 2023

The event also features a handful of legendary Pokemon returning to the game. Not only will Mega Diancie make its debut, but Mega Rayquaza is also on the way, and will likely be the main focus of the event.

These are the major five-star and Mega Raids occurring during Pokemon Go Fest 2023.

  • All Pokemon Go Fest 2023 Five-Star Raids
    • Cresselia
    • Xerneas
    • Yveltal
  • All Pokemon Go Fest 2023 Mega Raids
    • Mega Rayquaza
    • Mega Diancie

All Shiny Pokémon Debuts in Pokémon Go Fest 2023

Several shiny Pokémon have been confirmed to make their debut during the event. This will be the first time they can appear in their shiny form, and following the event, they will have a chance to appear as shiny Pokémon in every encounter, although the chances are low for this to happen.

These are all the new shiny Pokémon making their debut at Pokémon Go Fest 2023.

  • East Sea Shellos
  • Goomy
  • Joltik
  • Oranguru
  • West Sea Shellos

How to buy a Pokémon Go Fest 2023 Ticket

The Pokémon Go Fest 2023 ticket is available right now. You can purchase the global event ticket in the Pokémon Go application. It will be available for $14.99, and this will reserve your registration to participate in Pokémon Go Fest 2023 from August 26 to 27, 2023.

There are also tickets for the in-person events. You can buy tickets for London, Osaka, and New York. These are in-person events, so you will need to physically be at these locations to participate in the event and receive the rewards.

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Zack Palm is the Senior Writer of Gamepur and has spent over five years covering video games, and earned a Bachelor's degree in Economics from Oregon State University. He spends his free time biking, running tabletop campaigns, and listening to heavy metal. His primary game beats are Pokémon Go, Destiny 2, Final Fantasy XIV, and any newly released title, and he finds it difficult to pull away from any Star Wars game.