Pokémon GO Fest is the biggest event of the year—join us in Seattle!

Seattle, get ready. Pokémon GO Fest is coming to the Emerald City with an event so big it can’t be contained in one park! With two unique event experiences each day—one in Seattle Center and one happening in Seattle—there’s more to explore than ever before!

Morning Park Experience

Trainers who purchase a ticket will split their day between event experiences that happen in Seattle Center and downtown Seattle. When purchasing your ticket, you will select which part of the day you’d like to experience in the park.

A ticket for the morning session offers the event experience within the Seattle Center from 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and the city event experience from 2:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. local time. There will be a one-hour intermission between sessions to allow Trainers time to move between areas.

The event will include two separate Special Research stories—one during the park event experience and one during the city event experience—to help guide your adventures.

$25.00
Pokémon GO Fest: Seattle – Morning park experience
LOCATION
Seattle
DATE
Friday, July 22, 2022, to Sunday, July 24, 2022
TIME

Park Experience Time:
9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. local time

City Experience Time:
2:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. local time

* Pokémon GO Fest: Seattle attendees may only purchase tickets for one day of the three-day event. Tickets are available for purchase on the Pokémon GO Events Ticketing page. You will see “Tickets Available” next to the Pokémon GO Fest: Seattle event ticket if it hasn’t sold out yet. The event experience will be available only at this location on the specified date and time. Tickets to this event are nonrefundable (subject to applicable law and the exceptions set forth in the Terms of Service). Tickets are first come, first served and will be available for purchase while supplies last.

Afternoon Park Experience

Trainers who purchase a ticket will split their day between event experiences that happen in Seattle Center and downtown Seattle. When purchasing your ticket, you will select which part of the day you’d like to experience in the park.

A ticket for the afternoon session offers the city event experience from 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and the park event experience from 2:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. local time. There will be a one-hour intermission between sessions to allow Trainers time to move between areas.

The event will include two separate Special Research stories—one during the park event experience and one during the city event experience—to help guide your adventures.

$25.00
Pokémon GO Fest: Seattle – Afternoon park experience
LOCATION
Seattle
DATE
Friday, July 22, 2022, to Sunday, July 24, 2022
TIME

City Experience Time:
9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. local time

Park Experience Time:
2:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. local time

* Pokémon GO Fest: Seattle attendees may only purchase tickets for one day of the three-day event. Tickets are available for purchase on the Pokémon GO Events Ticketing page. You will see “Tickets Available” next to the Pokémon GO Fest: Seattle event ticket if it hasn’t sold out yet. The event experience will be available only at this location on the specified date and time. Tickets to this event are nonrefundable (subject to applicable law and the exceptions set forth in the Terms of Service). Tickets are first come, first served and will be available for purchase while supplies last.

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Event Features

Only Trainers who purchase a Pokémon GO Fest: Seattle ticket will get access to exclusive content, extra rewards, and bonus event features.

Special Research

Ticket-holding Trainers can complete two Special Research stories, both featuring rewards, Pokémon encounters, and more!

Up to six Special Trades!

Trainers can make up to six Special Trades during the park event experience. All trades made during the park event experience will also have a reduced Stardust cost.

Up to nine daily Raid Passes

During the city event experience, Trainers can claim up to nine daily Raid Passes by spinning Photo Discs at Gyms.

Real-world photo ops

During the park event experience, Trainers can enjoy a plethora of in-person photo ops—including the chance to take a photo with Pikachu or Eevee!

More Mysterious Components

During the city event experience, Team GO Rocket balloons will be appearing more often, and defeating Team GO Rocket Grunts will earn you twice as many Mysterious Components.

FAQ

Check back later for a full Pokémon GO Fest: Seattle FAQ!

Transportation and Directions
Where is the entrance to Pokémon GO Fest?

To start your journey, make your way to Seattle Center. Seattle Center is situated in the heart of Seattle and is easily accessible on foot, by private vehicle, and by public transit. Trainers can enter the Pokémon GO Fest 2022 experience via two entrances:

  • North: Mercer Street Entrance
  • South: Broad Street Entrance

Please note that your ticket purchase designates your starting time at Seattle Center. You WILL NOT be able to play in the park before your assigned time.

What are the transit options for Pokémon GO Fest?

Here are some different transportation methods to help you come and go from Pokémon GO Fest.

Airport

Seattle’s major airport is Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA). It takes approximately 25 minutes to drive from the airport to Seattle Center.

Public Transportation

Monorail: Seattle Center can be reached by taking the Seattle Center Monorail from Westlake Center to the Seattle Center Armory. The Monorail departs approximately every 10 minutes from Westlake Center and Seattle Center. The Monorail is a fun, quick and convenient link between downtown Seattle and Seattle Center. Streamline your Monorail experience by pre-purchasing a single-ride or round-trip pass in advance by visiting one of the two Monorail stations.

Bus: Numerous bus routes serve Seattle Center, including Metro routes 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 13, 24, 29, 31, and 33. The Rapid Ride D Line and routes 5 and 28 service Seattle Center along Aurora Ave N.

Transit card: An ORCA card is a convenient method of paying for public transit in the region. If you plan to travel via Monorail, Metro buses, or other regional public transit, consider purchasing an ORCA card.

Taxis

Uber, Lyft, and taxis have designated rideshare drop-of locations near Seattle Center.

  • On Harrison Street near the Museum of Pop Culture
  • On Denny Way near the Pacific Science Center

Biking / Wheeled Devices

You are welcome to ride your bike to the event, but the use of wheeled devices (bicycles, skateboards, roller skates, scooters, etc.) on the Seattle Center campus is not allowed. Children’s strollers and wheeled equipment used by disabled individuals are permitted.

Where can I park?
Parking Garages

There are two large-capacity parking facilities managed by Seattle Center: 1) Mercer Street Garage, located between Mercer and Roy streets and 2nd and 3rd Avenues North, and 2) 5th Ave N Garage, along 5th Avenue North between Republican and Harrison streets. Please call (206) 684-7200 or visit the Seattle Center parking page for more information.

Accessible Parking

Please check the information on the Seattle Center parking page or call (206) 684-7200.

Ticket Information
Where can I buy tickets for Pokémon GO Fest 2022?
How do I check in?

To begin your Pokémon GO Fest experience, simply arrive at Seattle Center on the date and time of your purchased ticket. Trainers who do not have a valid ticket will be unable to see or interact with Pokémon within the park.

Health & Safety
What are your COVID-19 precautions?

The event will adhere to the state and local health guidelines that are in place at the time of the event. As we welcome people to the event, we will be working with Seattle Center and local organizations to put measures in place for the health and safety of our attendees. The measures may flex and change as our situation evolves, but they will err on the side of ensuring our patrons enjoy a clean and safe experience at Seattle Center.

We are asking all visitors to follow travel-related health and safety guidelines that apply to their particular situations. Please also follow guidelines from local health authorities when playing Pokémon GO. These include the following:

  • King County COVID-19 Guidance: here
  • Seattle Center Safety Website: here
What safety and security measures are in place?

Seattle Center’s Emergency Services Unit (ESU) employs uniformed security officers who regularly patrol the campus and parking garages 24 hours a day by foot, bicycle, and vehicle. They also provide first aid and respond to emergencies and visitor inquiries. The ESU coordinates closely with Seattle Police Department (SPD) personnel to ensure compliance with Seattle Center campus and facility rules of conduct.

Additional event security: We have worked closely with Seattle Center and local authorities to create and follow a carefully crafted plan for fast and capable responses to a range of security needs and emergency situations to ensure the safety of all Trainers.

Emergencies and disaster response: Seattle Center staff are trained in preparedness policies and procedures to respond to emergencies of various types and sizes. Seattle Center follows the Seattle Disaster Readiness and Response Plan.

Building evacuation procedures: If circumstances require evacuation, Trainers should follow the instructions given over public address systems and as directed by Seattle Center staff, uniformed security officers, police, or medical responders.

Lost children: In the event of a missing child, please notify a Seattle Center representative, emergency services officer (206) 684-7272 or customer service staff (206) 684-7200 so that they can coordinate to make sure the child is returned safely.

Safety tips:

  • “See Something, Say Something.” If you see something suspicious while on the grounds or in Seattle Center facilities, please report it immediately to ESU at (206) 684-7272 or call 9-1-1.
  • Customer service staff are available for assistance and information in the Seattle Center Armory at the north end of the food court or by calling (206) 684-7200. You may also obtain assistance from any Seattle Center representative. Learn more information: here.
  • If you have a cell phone, keep it readily available in case you need to use it.
  • Stay in lighted areas and/or on the main paths and walkways in later hours.
  • Be mindful of your surroundings to avoid stumbling in wet areas and along garden pathways.
What items can I bring in? What’s not allowed?

Allowed:

  • Standard school-sized backpacks
  • Binoculars
  • Blankets, sheets, towels
  • Cameras (basic point-and-shoot consumer-grade cameras)
  • Sealed sunscreen (no aerosol containers)
  • Empty hydration packs and water bottles (plastic or aluminum), 36 oz maximum
  • Prepackaged food
  • Factory-sealed bottles of water or empty reusable water bottles (free water-filling stations are available on-site)
  • Collapsible umbrellas Strollers

Discouraged:

  • Large backpacks (no frames or camping gear)
  • Glass containers or bottles
  • Professional audio recording equipment
  • Professional video equipment
  • Camera accessories, such as selfie sticks, tripods, monopods, GoPro mounts and attachments, or other commercial equipment
  • Totems, flags, banners
  • Coolers of any kind (exceptions may be made for medical use)
  • Framed backpacks
  • Hammocks
  • Water guns or squirt guns
  • Professional-grade radios or walkie-talkies
  • Skateboards, scooters, bicycles, wagons, carts (including red wagons), or any personal motorized vehicles (not including assistance devices)
  • Chairs of any kind
  • Cigarettes, e-cigs, or vaping devices
  • Aerosol containers (including sunscreen and personal beauty products)

Prohibited:

  • Drones or any other remote flying device
  • Weapons or explosives of any kind (including firearms, pocket knives, pepper spray, fireworks, etc.)
  • Illegal and illicit substances of any kind
  • Drugs or drug paraphernalia
  • Alcohol of any kind
  • Tents, canopies, or shade structures of any kind
  • Preparation or cooking of food on-site
  • Anything that requires being affixed to park features
  • Unauthorized/unlicensed vendorsUnauthorized solicitation and materials including handbills, flyers, stickers, beach balls, giveaways, samples, etc.

If you have further questions, you can view the Seattle Center rules here.

Merchandise
Will there be Pokémon merchandise?

There is a merchandise booth located within the park that will sell Pokémon Center and Niantic Supply goods to attendees.

Be advised that the merchandise shop is cashless.

Please note, because this booth is located within the park, attendees will only be able to visit the merchandise booth during their session.

Guest Services
Information Desk
  • There will be an Information Desk located within the event. Stop by to get answers to your questions, receive registration help, learn about our accessibility plan, return found items or look for lost items, and learn more about Pokémon GO!
Nursing Stations
  • Pokémon GO Fest is proud to support those who may be nursing newborns during the event. Family restrooms will be available at the event. Please visit the nearest Information Desk for the exact location.
Quiet Room
  • Pokémon GO Fest will have a private location for individuals to have a quiet space to desensitize. Please visit the nearest Information Desk for the location.
Technical Support
  • There will be a Technical Support desk located within the event. The support staff can help you if you have issues with the event gameplay.
Sustainability
What can I do to help with sustainability?

Plan Ahead and Prepare

  • Think about what you bring. Choose reusable bags or totes for your supplies and souvenir items to help eliminate plastic bag waste. Avoid buying single-use items and disposing of them while in the park.

Stick to the Path

  • While playing, make sure to stick to designated paths and avoid any areas that are closed off. When vegetation is trampled, there is a greater chance that either weeds will grow back in its place or nothing will grow back at all. If everyone taking part in Pokémon GO Fest strayed from the path, our host park could suffer severe impacts, so help us take care of the park by sticking to dedicated paths and trails.

Pack It in, Pack It Out

  • Our goal for Pokémon GO Fest is to leave the park better than we found it. As much as possible, things you bring into the park should leave with you, too. For other waste, Pokémon GO Fest will have trash and recycling stations around the host park for your use. Even leftover biodegradable materials, such as food scraps, should be disposed of in a compost bin. Though these items are biodegradable, they are not native to the host city and can create an eyesore for others. A general rule of thumb is to ask yourself, “Would this be here if I weren’t?” If the answer is no, then the best practice is to pack it out with you and dispose of it properly.

Keep Wildlife Wild

  • Observe wildlife from a distance and never feed them human food. Animals can become dependent on leftover food or trash and become aggressive as a result. By sticking to paths and not approaching wildlife, you avoid stressing animals or damaging their habitat.

Leave It as You Find It

  • If each visitor picked a flower, collected a rock, or didn’t properly dispose of waste, then the natural habitat would be depleted. Leave the parks and city as you find them to protect the habitat of plants and animals, as well as the outdoor experiences of millions of visitors. Even better, with the help of fellow Trainers, we can leave our host city better than we found it!
What do I do with my trash?

Trash Disposal

  • Garbage/refuse collection and disposal is ultimately the responsibility of everyone. Any and all refuse generated must be properly disposed of in receptacles located throughout the park. Please dispose of your trash in the correct recycling and regular receptacles, as notated by signs.
Exit & Re-Entry Policy
What is the exit & re-entry policy?
  • All ticket holders are allowed to re-enter the event throughout their ticketed session. Only ticket holders will be able to participate in the Pokémon GO Fest gameplay experience and specialized elements.

Trainers will be required to select from two gameplay sessions to guide their gameplay throughout the day. All attendees will receive two separate Special Research stories—one during Park Gameplay and one during Citywide Gameplay—to help guide their event experience.

Morning Session

  • With a Morning Session ticket, Trainers will start their day off in Seattle Center and explore all the park has to offer. From 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., there will be an intermission without gameplay to allow transit from the park to your preferred play location within the city.
  • Then, in the afternoon, Trainers will begin the Citywide Gameplay portion of their experience! During the Citywide portion of your experience, you can enjoy event gameplay no matter where you are located within the city.

Afternoon Session

  • With an Afternoon Session ticket, Trainers will begin their day by enjoying event gameplay anywhere in Seattle. From 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., there will be an intermission without gameplay to allow transit from your preferred play location within the city to the park.
  • Then, starting at 2:30 p.m., Trainers will enjoy the Park Gameplay portion of their experience, enjoying all that Seattle Center has to offer.
Security & Assistance
What if I need help or get lost?

Security guards located throughout Seattle Center can provide assistance. If additional assistance is needed, call 9-1-1.

Accessibility and Accommodations
What accessibility accommodations are available?

Pokémon GO Fest is ADA compliant, including accessible entrances and restrooms. For more information, visit the Information Desk during operational hours. Services offered at the Information Desk include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Answers to questions specific to the ADA access program
  • Information relevant to our patrons with disabilities
  • Power outlets for recharging powered mobility devices

If you encounter a guest with a disability who has any access questions or needs assistance, please direct them to the Information Desk.

Please be considerate of all Pokémon GO Fest 2022 attendees. Never ask the nature of a person’s disability. Never push a mobility device or wheelchair unless asked, but you can help clear crowds as appropriate.

Medical Support

A patron requiring insulin is allowed to bring their medically necessary materials and medications as long as all medicine has a prescription label with the patron’s name. Out of concern for the festival staff who handle the trash, patrons are expected to dispose of medical waste and syringes in the proper disposal located at the medical area. Please do not dispose of these items in other trash bins at the event.

If additional support is required, please check in at the medical area.

What if I have mobility limitations?
  • The park grounds are ADA accessible, but please be aware that this is a venue with distances between attractions. The length of the experience is about 1.5 miles. Also, it is an outdoor festival situated in a park and across city streets. Therefore, most travel is over natural terrain and pathways. If it rains, there will be mud in some places. Pokémon GO Fest 2022 does not provide personal care, golf cart rides, or push services of any kind or wheelchairs for rent or loan. Guests should make arrangements in advance if a wheelchair is needed and plan to bring attendants, if required.
  • Motorized vehicles, such as Segways and golf carts, are not allowed.
  • Accessible toilets are available throughout the park.
  • A Seattle Center campus map (with bathrooms) is available here.
Where can I find accessible parking?

ADA parking is available within the park on a “first-come, first-served” basis. The Seattle Center amenities website is available here.

Accessible parking spaces are located at several locations along the periphery of the campus. All Seattle Center garages have designated accessible parking spots. If all the available spaces are full, visitors should check with the attendant on duty for remaining availability.

  • Mercer Parking Garage offers 67 accessible parking stalls on levels B and C, adjacent to the garage’s sky bridge to Marion Oliver McCaw Hall. Note: Due to height restrictions, the stalls at this facility are not van-accessible.
  • The 5th Ave N Garage offers 24 accessible parking stalls, including eight van-accessible stalls. One of the van-accessible stalls is also equipped with an Electrical Vehicle Changing station.
  • The Theatre Commons ADA Parking Lot, located between Seattle Repertory Theatre and Cornish Playhouse, offers six accessible parking stalls, including three van-accessible stalls and an accessible pick-up and drop-off area. An additional drop-off area along Mercer St. between Cornish Playhouse and Phelps Center / Exhibition Hall also accommodates patrons with disabilities.
  • The School District Parking Lot, located at 5th Avenue North near the Harrison St. entry to the Seattle Center campus, offers six parking spaces, with one accessible parking stall and five van-accessible stalls, which are located in the southwest corner of the lower parking lot.

Please check the information on the Seattle Center parking page or call (206) 684-7200.

Pets & Service Animals
Can I bring a pet or service animal?

Seattle Center has restrictions on animals. Animals are allowed on the grounds if they are on adequate leashes and under the control of an individual physically able to restrain the animal. ADA service animals are allowed.

Food & Beverage
Can I bring food? What food is available at Seattle Center?

You can bring prepackaged food and bottled water. There will also be a variety of food vendors on-site. The Armory hosts a variety of dining options, including local food vendors, and there are additional restaurants throughout the campus.

Is there water?

Hydration stations to refill water bottles will be located throughout Seattle Center.

Dietary Needs
Are there food options if I have special dietary needs?

Pokémon GO Fest will have food vendors that provide special dietary options. Please visit the Information Desk for a full list of vendors and further information.

Inclement Weather
What if the weather is bad?

The event will take place rain or shine. Please dress appropriately for the weather conditions. No refunds will be given due to inclement weather. In the case of extreme weather, directions to the nearest shelters will be communicated via email and text to attendees.

Notable Attractions
What other attractions are in the area?

Seattle Center is a vibrant gathering place located within walking distance to iconic Seattle neighborhoods.. The event is a short walk from the Space Needle, Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP), Pacific Science Center, Chihuly Garden and Glass, and Climate Pledge Arena. A full list of campus attractions can be found here.

Press
How do I apply for press credentials?

To apply for press credentials, please reach out to press@nianticlabs.com.