Pokemon Go Fest: Finale Set For August 27, Will Feature Ultra Beast Raids, Sky Forme Shaymin, And More

New Ultra Beasts headline the final Pokemon Go Fest event of the year.


After a summer filled with events both live and digital, Niantic has announced details for Pokemon Go Fest: Finale, a digital-only event that will cap off Pokemon Go Fest 2022 on August 27.

Trainers can log into Pokemon Go from 10 AM to 6 PM local time and access the Finale event, which will feature multiple raids, special Pokemon encounters, and more. All players can access the event for free, but a Pokemon Go Fest: Finale event ticket is also available in the in-game shop for $11 which will unlock even more perks.

The Ultra Beasts are coming to Pokemon Go during Pokemon Go Fest: Finale.
The Ultra Beasts are coming to Pokemon Go during Pokemon Go Fest: Finale.

Features included in the free Pokemon Go Fest: Finale experience are listed below:

  • A wild Pikachu wearing Shaymin's scarf
  • Four rotating Habitats with unique wild Pokemon:
    • 10 AM to 12 PM local time: Scyther, Pinsir, Sudowoodo, Hitmontop, Meditite, Anorith, Kricketot, Woobat, Karrablast
    • 12 PM to 2 PM local time: Machop, Geodude, Hitmonlee, Hitmonchan, Magmar, Numel, Cranidos, Drilbur, Axew
    • 2 PM to 4 PM local time: Electabuzz, Electrike, Shinx, Lileep, Burmy (Sandy variant), Combee, Foongus, Joltik, Shelmet, Stunfisk
    • 4 PM to 6 PM local time: Bulbasaur, Clefairy, Tentacool, Chansey, Tangela, Omanyte, Chikorita, Turtwig, Burmy (Plant variant), Munna, Frillish, Swirlix, Skrelp
  • Special raids:
    • One-star raids: Pikachu (Shaymin's scarf), Axew, Rockruff
    • Three-star raids: Snorlax, Salamence, Druddigon, Dartrix, Torracat, Brionne
    • Five-star raids will feature Ultra Beasts during the following hours:
      • 10 AM to 12 PM local time: Pheromosa
      • 12 PM to 2 PM local time: Buzzwole
      • 2 PM to 4 PM local time: Xurkitree
      • 4 PM to 6 PM local time: Nihilego, Buzzwole, Pheromosa, and Xurkitree
  • Event-exclusive Special Research, snapshot surprises, stickers, and avatar items

The extra features included with the purchased Pokemon Go Fest: Finale ticket are as follows:

  • Shiny Unown N & Unown X can be found in the wild (rare)
  • Up to nine free daily raid passes (only eligible for in-person raids)
  • Five snapshot surprises
  • Extra 5,000 XP for winning in-person raids
  • Incense activated during event hours will last for two hours
  • Triple XP for spinning Photo Discs at Pok├ęStops and Gyms
  • Hatch Distance is halved when eggs are placed in incubators during event hours
  • Trainers who have caught Sky Forme Shaymin can switch it to Land Forme Shaymin, and vice versa

Pokemon Go Fest: Finale is the culmination of Pokemon Go Fest 2022, which featured live in-person events across the world, including Berlin, Seattle, and Sapporo. The Go Fest events highlighted Pokemon Go's Season of Go, the 11th in-game season for the game, which is scheduled to end on August 31.

Jason Fanelli on Google+

GameSpot may get a commission from retail offers.

The products discussed here were independently chosen by our editors. GameSpot may get a share of the revenue if you buy anything featured on our site.

Got a news tip or want to contact us directly? Email news@gamespot.com

Join the conversation
There are no comments about this story