July 16, 2021

Tune in for the Pokémon GO Fest 2021 kickoff video and more!

Tune in for the Pokémon GO Fest 2021 kickoff video and more!


Pokémon GO Fest 2021 is almost here, and we’re excited to share some special content for you to enjoy in the meantime! Everything you see listed below is now live on our YouTube channel.


  • Pokémon GO Fest 2021: Event Kickoff Welcome to the biggest Pokémon GO event of the year! Join Niantic CEO John Hanke as he kicks off the festivities in a video filmed right outside Niantic HQ in San Francisco, California.
  • Print at Home Kit: How to Build a Buddy Gift Excited for this year’s Print at Home kit, but not sure where to start? Join Niantic 3D Designer Craig Kitzmann as he demonstrates how to construct a Buddy Gift step by step. This charming design was created by Niantic’s own Ting Tey (thanks, Ting!), and makes the perfect gift for your favorite Pokémon GO Fest buddy.
  • Do you like the shirt Craig is wearing in this video? Items from Niantic Supply are now available for pre-sale here.


  • Fifth Anniversary (English) It’s been five years since Pokémon GO launched! Go behind the scenes with some Niantics who were there at launch, and learn all about what it was like when Pokémon GO changed the world in 2016.
  • Fifth Anniversary (Japanese) Hear from some Niantics out of our Tokyo office about celebrating five years of Pokémon GO and what it was like when the game launched. Plus, you’ll get some tips for Pokémon GO Fest 2021. Note: This audio recording is in Japanese.
  • Fifth Anniversary (German) Hear from some Niantics out of our Hamburg office about celebrating Pokémon GO’s fifth anniversary, as well as some tips for making this year’s Pokémon GO Fest the best one yet. Note: This audio recording is in German.

Of course, there’s also the Try Guys Train for Pokémon GO Fest Choose Your Own Adventure video series available for all your pre-event training needs!

Remember, with YouTube Premium you can enjoy this great content uninterrupted as you participate in Pokémon GO Fest this year. Even better, as part of our partnership with Google Play, we’re offering eligible Trainers a three-month subscription on us! Learn more here.

Tickets for Pokémon GO Fest 2021 are still available. Let’s GO!

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—The Pokémon GO team