Pokémon GO Fest 2023 details revealed: Ultra Unlock, habitat times, and more!
Are you ready for the biggest event of the year? Pokémon GO Fest 2023: Global is almost here, and we’re excited to share some final details.
Pokémon GO Fest 2023: Global
Saturday and Sunday, August 26 and 27, 2023, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. local time each day
Anyone can join the fun!
Join up with millions of Trainers from around the world and get ready for Pokémon GO Fest 2023: Global! With over 70 Pokémon appearing during the event—including some appearing in their Shiny form for the first time in Pokémon GO—this is the most exciting time to play!
Trainers can participate in this global event at no cost from anywhere in the world!
Learn more on the Pokémon GO Fest 2023 website.
Upgrade your experience with an event ticket
You can upgrade your experience with an event ticket, which you can purchase now via the in-game shop. Trainers with an event ticket will receive special bonuses and rewards—including an encounter with the Mythical Pokémon Diancie!
Learn more about ticket holder perks here.
Habitat rotation schedule
All Trainers will have the opportunity to enjoy each habitat hour twice during event hours on Saturday!
- 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. local time
- 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. local time
- 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. local time
- 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. local time
- 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. local time
- 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. local time
- 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. local time
- 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. local time
Field Research bonanza
On Saturday, August 26, Trainers will be able to collect new Field Research tasks from PokéStops each hour from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. local time!
Ready for Raid Battles!
Trainers around the world can now start Raid Battles more quickly by using the Ready button! Just tap the button in the raid lobby when you’re ready to start. When all Trainers have indicated that they’re ready, the lobby timer will count down from 10 seconds. The Ready button will appear when there are at least two Trainers in the lobby. If a raid reaches full capacity—20 Trainers—the timer will be reduced to a 10-second countdown so everyone can get to the Raid Boss more quickly!
We hope this enables Trainers to take on more of their favorite Raid Bosses!
During each habitat hour on Saturday, ticket-holding Trainers around the world will be able to work together to complete a Global Challenge! If the challenge is completed in time, a special bonus will be unlocked for the remainder of the hour for ticket-holding Trainers.
Plus, if Trainers complete 20 challenges successfully, they will activate this year’s Pokémon GO Fest Ultra Unlock bonuses!
A ??? Adventure
A special, to-be-announced event will take place from Tuesday, September 5, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. to Sunday, September 10, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. local time, regardless of the number of challenges Trainers are able to complete.
Ultra Unlock: A ??? Adventure
And if Trainers complete a total of 20 Global Challenges, they’ll unlock additional bonuses for the duration of the event. Stay tuned for more details after Pokémon GO Fest 2023: Global!
Ultra Unlock: raids
Ultra Unlock: free Timed Research
Timed Research featuring encounters with ??? will be available throughout the event.
Also, for the first time in Pokémon GO, you’ll be able to encounter Shiny ???—if you’re lucky!
Ultra Unlock: bonuses
Ultra Unlock: ???
If Trainers complete a total of 20 Global Challenges, they’ll gain access to a to-be-announced special event that will take place from Sunday, September 10, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. to Friday, September 15, 2023, at 8:00 p.m. local time!
The following Pokémon will make their Pokémon GO debuts!