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GO Fest 2020 Makeup Event & August Schedule Announced

Trainers! Niantic has just released a makeup date and times for Day 1 of Pokémon GO Fest 2020! The makeup event will be held on August 16th, 2020, from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM (local time). To be eligible for this makeup event, you MUST have purchased a Pokémon GO Fest 2020 ticket.

Also announced is the August schedule! This includes the August Research Breakthrough encounter, four Spotlight Hours, and the 3 Ultra Unlock Weeks; Dragon Week, Enigma Week, and Unova Week!

OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

GO Fest Makeup Event

EVENT
DATE/
TIME:
Sunday, August 16, 2020
from
11:00am to 2:00pm (local time)

 
FEATURES:


HABITATS: Rotating Fire, Water, and Friendship.
SPAWNS: Pokémon featured during the Pokémon GO Fest 2020 Fire, Water, and Friendship habitat hours will be appearing in the wild during their specified hour.
GIFTS: Gifts opened during the event can contain Rare Candies.
FREE BOX: 2 Incense and 2 Remote Raid Passes. Please note that players can claim this box only if they have fewer than three Remote Raid Passes in their Item Bag.
INCENSE: Incense activated during the event will last for one hour, will be more effective at attracting the featured Pokémon, and certain featured Pokémon will appear only when attracted by Incense.
OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT
Due to technical issues that occurred during some of the Pokémon GO Fest 2020 habitat blocks, we’re holding a global makeup event on August 16, 2020, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. local time. During this makeup event, some Pokémon featured during Pokémon GO Fest 2020 will be appearing more frequently in the wild. Note that this makeup event will be available only to players who purchased a Pokémon GO Fest 2020 ticket.
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Photo Credit: Ash Ketzchup

August Research Breakthrough

Scraggy, the Shedding Pokémon, will be the Research Breakthrough Encounter during August! Trainers will have the opportunity to up their Scraggy candy count and possibly evolve a Scrafty. Yes, you can obtain it via PvP, but that’s not everyone’s jam. Did we mention that you get 5,000 Stardust too? 🥳

AUGUST RESEARCH BREAKTHROUGH ENCOUNTER

Saturday, August 1, 2020 @ 1pm PDT
until
Tuesday, September 1, 2020 @ 1pm PDT

SCRAGGY

August Spotlight Hours

DateFeatured PokémonBonus
August 4shiny croppedHorsea2x Catch
Candy
August 11shiny croppedSableye2x Transfer
Candy
August 18Venipede2x Evo.
XP
August 25shiny croppedGeodude2x Catch
Stardust

 

ULTRA UNLOCKS

Because we were able to complete all the challenges necessary during Pokémon GO Fest 2020, we have unlocked the three Ultra Unlock Weeks. Dragon Week, Enigma Week, and Unova week. 
Thank you, Pokémon GO Fest 2020 attendees, for completing this year’s challenges! Not only did you end Team GO Rocket’s take-over of the event, but you also earned this year’s Ultra Unlock bonus.
EVENT
DATE/
TIME:
Fri., Jul. 31, 2020, @ 1:00pm PDT
to
Fri., Aug. 7, 2020, @ 1:00pm PDT
 
FEATURES:

TIMED RESEARCH:
Encounters with 2 Deino!
WILD: Alolan Exeggutor, Horsea, Dratini, Trapinch, Swablu, Bagon, and Gible.
5-STAR RAIDS: Rayquaza
7KM EGGS: Horsea, Dratini, Trapinch, Swablu, and Bagon, Gible, and Deino
SHINY DEBUT: Deino
EVENT
DATE/
TIME:
Fri., Aug. 7, 2020, @ 1:00pm PDT
to
Fri., Aug. 14, 2020, @ 1:00pm PDT
FEATURES:WILD: Staryu, Jigglypuff, Clefairy, Lunatone, Solrock, Baltoy, Bronzor, and Elgyem.
7KM EGGS: Cleffa, Igglybuff, Lunatone, Solrock, and Elgyem
RAIDS: Deoxys, Bronzong, Claydol, Bronzong, Elgyem, and Unown U, L, T, R, and A
SHINY DEBUT: Deoxys and Staryu
EVENT
DATE/
TIME:
Fri., Aug. 14, 2020, @ 1:00pm PDT
to
Fri., Aug. 21, 2020, @ 1:00pm PDT
 
FEATURES:
WILD: Sewaddle, Cottonee, Emolga, and other Unova Pokémon.   
7KM EGGS: Sewaddle, Cottonee, Emolga, and other Unova Pokémon.   
DEBUT: Sewaddle, Cottonee, Emolga, and Bouffalant (Bouffalant will be appearing in the wild and hatching from 5 km Eggs in New York City, USA and the surrounding areas.   
RAIDS: Genesect, Roggenrola, and other Unova Pokémon.   
SHINY DEBUT: Genesect and Roggenrola
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Photo Credit: Wallpaper Cave

MAGIKARP COMMUNITY DAY

What would an overview of this month’s events be without mention Flippy Floppy Community Day! Magikarp Madness is heading our way on the 8th! Get ready to be splashed!

EVENT
DATE/
TIME:
Sat. Aug. 8th, 2020,
from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM local time

 
FEATURES:



Magikarp will be appearing more frequently in the wild.
If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny Magikarp.
Evolve Magikarp during the event, or up to two hours afterward, to get a Gyarados that knows Aqua Tail.
Take a few snapshots during Community Day for a surprise!
There’ll be a special one-time-purchase August Community Day bundle, featuring an 30 Ultra Balls, an Elite Charged TM, 6 Star Pieces, and 1 Incense.
FEATURES:

3x Catch Stardust
Incense activated during the event will last for three hours.
For US $1, you’ll be able to access the Community Day – exclusive Special Research story: Making a Splash!
OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

TL;DR August Events

  • Pokémon GO Fest 2020 Makeup Event: August 18th
  • August Research Breakthrough: Scraggy
  • August Spotlight Hours: 4th Horsea; 11th Sableye; 18th Venipede; 25th Geodude
  • Ultra Unlock Weeks:  Jul. 31-Aug.7: Dragon Week Aug. 7-Aug. 14: Enigma Week Aug. 14-Aug. 21: Unova Week
  • August Community Day: Magikarp
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