Pokemon Go Fest Sapporo: Everything You Need to Know
Tickets are available now.
Pokemon Go Fest: Sapporo will be held from August 5, 2022 to August 7, 2022 in Nakajima Park in Sapporo, Japan. Some of the event’s features will also be available across the entire city of Sapporo.
Tickets for the Pokemon Go Fest: Sapporo event are now available to purchase for ¥3,000. Even though this event will take place across three days, players can only purchase a ticket for one of the three days. The tickets are being sold on a “first come, first served basis,” and it’s possible they may sell out.
Each day of the Pokemon Go Fest: Sapporo event will be split into morning and afternoon sessions, and players will be able to choose which version of the event they want to experience when they purchase a ticket.
If players purchase a ticket for the morning session of the event, they’ll be able to access the event’s features in Nakajima Park from 8 a.m. local time to 1:30 p.m. local time on their selected date. Players with tickets for the morning session will be able to access the “city” portion of the event from 2:30 p.m. local time to 8 p.m. local time on their selected day.
If players purchase a ticket for the afternoon session, they’ll be able to access the “city” portion of the event from 8 a.m. local time to 1:30 p.m. local time on their selected date, and then experience the event’s features in Nakajima Park from 2:30 p.m. local time until 8 p.m. local time on their selected date.
On the Pokemon Go website, Niantic detailed the features and bonuses that will be available during the Pokemon Go Fest Sapporo event:
"Trainers who purchase a ticket to Pokémon GO Fest: Sapporo will be able to enjoy the following in Nakajima Park on their selected event day and time.
- Complete event-exclusive Special Research to encounter Sky Forme Shaymin as you explore Nakajima Park.
- Explore four real-world habitats—two which are unique to the Sapporo event. Each habitat includes unique Pokémon and its very own Collection Challenge.
- Dreamy Mindscape: Feeling a bit Drowzee? Hoping to curl up for a nap with Teddiursa? Why not catch a little snooze with Pokémon like Snorlax and Litwick? Sleep well!
- Living Meadow: Enjoy the lush landscape as you romp with Galarian Ponyta, Scyther, Yanma, and Pansage.
- Frozen Lake: Bask in the beauty of water and ice while encountering Pokémon such as Alolan Vulpix, Lapras, Snorunt, and Panpour.
- Athletic Park: Train up with Machop, Hitmontop, Chimchar, and Pansear.
- Don’t miss out on the chance to get an exclusive version of the Pokémon GO Fest 2022 T-shirt! This T-shirt will go on sale at Pokémon Center Online on Thursday, May 26 and arrive at Pokémon Center stores on Saturday, May 28!
- 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. Ticket-holding Trainers will enjoy the following during the citywide event experience within Sapporo.
- A second Special Research story will be available, featuring a reward encounter with a Pokémon that has yet to appear in Pokémon GO.
- Pokémon from all of the Pokémon GO Fest: Sapporo habitats will be appearing in the wild.
- Claim up to nine total daily Raid Passes by spinning Photo Discs at Gyms.
- Team GO Rocket balloons will be appearing more often, and defeating Team GO Rocket Grunts will earn you twice as many Mysterious Components.
Ticket-holding Trainers will enjoy the following during both the city and park event experiences.
- Shiny Pansage and Shiny Swirlix will be making their Pokémon GO debuts.
- Eggs will require one-half their normal Hatch Distance.
- Take a snapshot at the event for a surprise!
- Event-themed Field Research will be available.
- You’ll be able to get event-themed stickers by spinning PokéStops and opening Gifts.
- Confetti will be appearing on the in-game map."
Niantic also said, “All Trainers in Sapporo will have access to special Pokémon GO Fest 2022 raids—including Cresselia and Darkrai in five-star raids—during Pokémon GO Fest: Sapporo from Friday, August 5, 2022, to Sunday, August 7, 2022.”
Finally, Niantic announced that players will have the option to purchase optional “add-ons” for the Pokemon Go Fest: Sapporo event when they purchase their event ticket:
"As a new addition to our live events, we’re offering Trainers the chance to enhance their event experience with special, optional add-ons. These add-ons can only be purchased when you purchase your live event ticket and cannot be added later. Add-on bonuses will be active from Friday, August 5, 2022, to Sunday, August 7.
- Raid Lover add-on +¥1,200 (including applicable taxes): This add-on grants up to 12 in-person Raid Passes total for each day by spinning Photo Discs at Gyms, an additional 5,000 XP after every raid you complete successfully, and six additional Candy and three additional Candy XL after catching Pokémon in five-star raids.
- Critical Hatch add-on +¥1,200 (including applicable taxes): Hatch Eggs in 1/4 the normal distance (this bonus does not stack with other similar bonuses), and earn double the XP, double the Candy, and double the Stardust for hatching Eggs."
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