Pokémon GO Fest 2021 Paid Event Details

How much is the Pokémon GO Fest 2021 ticket?

Ticket prices is reduced from USD $14.99 to $5 (or the equivalent pricing tier in your local currency, plus any applicable taxes and fees)! The ticket is CAD $6.99 plus taxes ($0.49). The total is $7.48 Canadian dollars.

Pokemon GO Fest 2021 Event Ticket

How to purchase a Pokémon GO Fest 2021 ticket?

Tickets are now available in the in-app shop! Last year, Pokémon GO Fest tickets cost US$14.99, but in celebration of Pokémon GO’s fifth anniversary, this year’s tickets are only US$4.99.†
  1. In the shop, tap the Pokémon GO Fest 2021 image.
  2. Tap the Buy button.
  3. You’ll then see a pop-up indicating that you’ve received a ticket for Pokémon GO Fest 2021.
  4. After you tap OK, you can find the ticket in your Item Bag.
  5. A few days before the event, you’ll receive a medal. When you open the app during event hours on Saturday or Sunday, you’ll receive access to the Pokémon GO Fest 2021 experience, including the Special Research story!
  6. After you’ve obtained the Special Research story line, you can complete it at any time.

What to expect with your paid ticket?

Day 1: Catch!

On Saturday, July 17, 2021, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. local time, Pokémon GO Fest 2021 ticket holders will be able to enjoy the following features! These features are additional to the one available to everyone.

Special Research: Music Festival

  • Pokémon GO Fest 2021 is a music festival, and you’re the show director! Help Professor Willow and the team leaders put on an incredible concert celebration by choosing between certain Pokémon to join the festivities. 
  • Complete this Special Research for special rewards, including: 
    • An encounter with a Mythical Pokémon: Meloetta, the Melody Pokemon
    • A shirt avatar item
    • An exclusive avatar pose
  • After you complete the Special Research, take a snapshot for a surprise!
  • Choose between  Pikachu Rock Star or Pikachu Pop Star. Your choice will determine the in-game music that will play for you during the event.
  • You’ll also get to fill out the rest of your musical group. All these Pokémon will be dressed to impress in special event costumes! Will you pick 
    • Galarian Ponyta or Galarian Zigzagoon
    • Gardevoir or Flygon

Global Challenge Arena

The Global Challenge Arena is back this year. On Saturday, ticket holders will work together to complete a collaborative challenge each hour. If they complete the challenge in time, they’ll earn a bonus for the remainder of the hour. You can check the Today View to keep track of global progress!

You’ll be able to complete four Collection Challenges, each themed after a habitat hour. 

During each habitat hour, certain Pokémon will be attracted to Incense:


  • Unown F
  • Unown G
  • Ludicolo
  • Chatot
  • Leafeon
  • Serperior.

Desert Mountain 

  • Flareon
  • Unown F
  • Unown G
  • Tyranitar
  • Flygon
  • Throh

Ocean Beach

  • Gyarados
  • Vaporeon
  • Azumarill
  • Unown F
  • Unown G
  • Sawk


  • Umbreon
  • Unown F
  • Unown G
  • Gardevoir
  • Absol
  • Galvantula

Shiny Pokémon

During event hours, Pokémon appearing in the wild and attracted to Incense will have an increased chance of being Shiny! It will be easier to discover Shiny Pokémon (in the wild and those attracted by Incense) on Saturday than on Sunday.

Pokémon GO shiny debut

  • Shiny Unown F
  • Shiny Throh
  • Shiny Sawk

Day 2: Raid!

On Sunday, July 18, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. local time, ticket holders will be able to enjoy the following.
  • Earn an extra 10,000 XP for winning a Raid Battle.
  • All Pokémon attracted to Incense from Saturday will be attracted to Incense during event hours on Sunday.

How to earn Raid Passes?

  1. Spin Gym Photo Discs to earn up to 10 Raid Passes. These can be used for in-person raids.
  2. Complete Timed Research to earn up to eight Remote Raid Passes. These can be used to join a raid from anywhere.
  3. Pick up an event bundle containing three Remote Raid Passes! This will be available in the shop on Sunday, July 18, 2021, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. local time.

Both Days!

Ticket holders can expect both days of the event to feature the following.
  • Open Gifts or spin PokéStops to get special event stickers.
  • Take snapshots on both event days for a surprise!
  • Unown F and Unown G will be attracted to Incense throughout the event. If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny one!

Is a Pokémon GO Fest ticket worth it?

YES! Well, I enjoyed the event last year and I can't wait to spend two days walking around, spending time with hubby, and just having fun.

I know some people didn't enjoy it because their expectations are pretty high like getting A LOT of shiny or whatever. I don't have those expectations. I want to be entertained and that's why I'm willing to pay $6.99 CAD for the event ticket.