Pokémon GO Fest 2022 Finale – Complete guide to the final day

On August 27, Pokémon GO Fest 2022 will come to an end. The third and final day of the event will be packed with Pokémon that can be otherwise difficult to find. The first two days, which occurred in June, were huge successes and the finale is sure to be the same.

In order to participate, trainers must have purchased a ticket. Tickets were available long before the first two days and if trainers bought one and participated in them, then their ticket is still good for Saturday. If not, rest assured. Tickets are still available in the in-game shop for $10.99.


The events will kick off at 10 am local time and run through 6 pm local time, so there’s eight hours of catching possible. Like many other events, the final day of Pokémon GO Fest 2022 will be broken up into periods of time in which the spawns will change. Lots of shinies will be found that day. Here’s everything trainers need to know.

Pokémon GO Fest 2022: Time and Pokémon spawns

Ultra Incursion: Pheromosa

The first round of spawns will occur from 10 am to 12 pm. During this time, Pheromosa, the five-star Pokémon, will be appearing in raids as well as the reward for a Special Research completion.

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Shiny Meditite

There will be 10 Pokémon spawning during these two hours, all of which can be shiny:

  • Pikachu wearing a Shaymin-inspired scarf
  • Scyther
  • Pinsir
  • Sudowoodo
  • Hitmontop
  • Meditite
  • Anorith
  • Kricketot
  • Woobat
  • Karrablast

Ultra Incursion: Buzzwole

Once noon arrives, the Pokémon available in the wild and in raids will change. Pheromosa will give way to a new five star Pokémon: Buzzwole.

Shiny Hitmonchan

There will be 1o Pokémon in the wild once again, however, only these can be shiny:

  • Pikachu wearing a Shaymin-inspired scarf
  • Machop
  • Geodude
  • Hitmonlee
  • Hitmonchan
  • Magmar
  • Numel
  • Cranidos
  • Axew

Drilbur will be appearing in the wild as well but does not have a shiny form.

Ultra Incursion: Xurkitree

At 2 pm local time, Buzzwole will leave and Xurkitree will replace it. This will be a more difficult time frame for shinies to be caught because only nine of 11 can be shiny:

  • Pikachu wearing a Shaymin-inspired scarf
  • Electrike
  • Electabuzz
  • Shinx
  • Lileep
  • Sandy Cloak Burmy
  • Combee
  • Foongus
  • Shelmet

Joltik and Stunfisk will spawn in the wild but will not be shiny.

Ultra Incursion: Nihilego

Lastly, Nihilego will be the final Pokémon appearing in five star raids beginning at 4 pm local time. Nihilego was available through raids at the second day of Pokémon GO Fest 2022. At that time, the spawns will also change, resulting in the biggest time frame of the day.

A total of 14 Pokémon can be found in the wild, 12 of which will be shiny:

  • Pikachu wearing a Shaymin-inspired scarf
  • Bulbasaur
  • Clefairy
  • Tentacool
  • Chansey
  • Tangela
  • Omanyte
  • Chikorita
  • Turtwig
  • Plant Cloak Burmy
  • Munna (making its Pokémon GO debut)
  • Swirlix

Skrelp and Frillish (Psychic type) will be appearing as well.

It should be noted that Pheromosa, Xurkitree, Buzzwole and Nihilego cannot be shiny. During all event hours, incenses can be used. These will help increase the odds of finding a shiny and are the only way to encounter Unown X and Unown N, both of which will be making their first appearance as potential shinies.

Shiny rates for Pokémon GO Fest 2022

In general, Pokémon that spawn in the wild have a base rate of 1/450 being shiny. That varies per Pokémon and some are rarer than others. On Community Days, that rate jumps to about 1/25 for the featured Pokémon.

During this event, it’s unclear the exact odds, but they are far better than normal hunting. Trainers who participate in the event all day will probably not come away with all 37 shinies, but they will probably find a majority of them.

It is estimated that events like these have shiny rates of 1/125, with the featured Pokémon varying around that base rate. Trainers will find more than enough shinies during the event.

Other Raids

Shiny Rockruff

Aside from the five star raids that will cycle every two hours, there will be other raids occurring all day, too. Here are the one star raids available:

  • Rockruff
  • Pikachu wearing a Shaymin-inspired scarf
  • Axew

All three of them can be shiny. Three star raids include:

  • Snorlax
  • Salamence
  • Druddigon
  • Dartix
  • Brionne
  • Torracat

Only Snorlax and Druddigon can be shiny among these. There will be no Mega Raids occurring during the hours of 10 am to 6 pm.

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