Here's are the Details on Habitat Rotation & Ultra Unlocks in Pokémon GO Fest 2024

More details on GO Fest 2024 revealed. Niantic

The biggest event in Pokémon GO is just around the corner. That's right! The Pokémon GO Fest 2024: Global is happening this weekend on July 13 and July 14. Anyone can join in on the fun no matter where they are in the world. Today we're going to look at some of the activities trainers can do, particularly Habitat Rotation.

Before that, it's important to know that those who want to experience more exclusive activities can get an event ticket. Tickets are priced at $14.99 each and can be purchased at the Web Store. For those who do get the ticket, they can now join the Early Access Eggs-travaganza event happening in the game

Habitat Rotation

One of the activities that trainers can do, even without a ticket, is that they get to enjoy each habitat hour twice during event hours on Saturday. The details are:

  • Dawn Meadow
    • 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. (local time)
    • 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. (local time)
  • Shining Day
    • 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (local time)
    • 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (local time)
  • Creeping Dusk
    • 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. (local time)
    • 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (local time)
  • Darkest Night
    • 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. (local time)
    • 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. (local time)

Ultra Unlocks

For each habitat hour on Saturday, trainers who purchased tickets get the chance to take part in the Global Challenge. When the challenge is completed on time, a special bonus is unlocked for the rest of the hour. In addition, if trainers manage to complete 20 challenges, they activate the Pokémon GO Fest Ultra Unlock events.

Here are details on those events:

  • Ultra Unlock, Part 1: Better Together
    • July 17 at 10:00 a.m. (local time) to July 22 at 8:00 p.m. (local time).
    • A new Pokémon is set to make its debut in the game.
    • Timed Research feature encounters with the new Pokémon along with other event-themed Pokémon.
    • Bonuses
      • 2× Catch Candy.
      • 4× Catch XP.
      • Friendship levels increase faster than normal through opening Gifts, trading Pokémon, or battling together in raids, Gyms, or Trainer Battles.
  • Ultra Unlock, Part 2: Strength of Steel
    • Can be accessed once 20 Global Challenges are completed.
    • July 25 at 10:00 a.m. (local time) to July 30 at 8:00 p.m. (local time)
    • Trainers can encounter a yet unnamed Shiny Pokémon for the first time.
  • Ultra Unlock, Part 3: Mega Raid Day
    • Can be accessed once 20 Global Challenges are completed.
    • July 27 at 11:00 a.m. (local time) to 5:00 p.m. (local time).
    • A new Pokémon makes debut in the game through Mega Raids.

Special Backgrounds

On Saturday, July 13, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (local time), all Trainers get the chance of obtaining Special Backgrounds from Ultra Beasts and Necrozma in five-star raids after making a successful catch.

Then on Sunday, July 14, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (local time), all Trainers can receive Special Backgrounds from Necrozma in five-star raids after making a successful catch. Trainers with tickets meanwhile also encounter a Solgaleo or Lunala with a Special Background as a part of their ticketed Special Research. Then when fused with Necrozma with a Special Background, the result is a Dusk Mane Necrozma or Dawn Wings Necrozma that has its own variant of the background.

Learn more about Special Backgrounds here.

By the way on Saturday, July 13, Trainers can collect Field Research tasks from PokéStops that change each hour from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., local time.

Pokémon GO is available on mobile platforms and can be downloaded free through the App Store and Google Play.

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