Pokemon Go became the most played game on smartphones as soon as it came out four years ago. The gameplay based on augmented reality (AR) and fun little events are only a few things that defined the game. However, the main reason behind the massive success of the game was the fact that how it gave life to all those Pokemons that everyone in their childhood wished were real. At the earlier stages, the game did show concerns regarding security as people (especially kids) were seen playing it on the main streets/roads. However, after a few restrictions and patches, it became safer and more accessible to the masses.
The game still holds up even after four years, thanks to the regular events and updates from the developer Niantic, Inc. With the fourth anniversary of the game around the corner, the Pokemon Go Fest 2020, has officially started. It has a plethora of new events, pokemon, raids, and XP bonuses. So, without further ado, let’s get into the July events and see how you can take your pokemon to the next level (literally).
There will be a total of 5 events in July. Each of these will offer a different set of objectives, challenges, and rewards for participation and completion. Moreover, some of these events span the whole month while some are only time-limited.
July Research Breakthrough Encounter
The July Research encounter challenge has already started. These challenges will be available for the whole month. Completing these challenges will grant players a chance to encounter the pseudo-legendary pokemon Larvitar or its shiny form. Apart from this, there are many other rewards specific to the challenges and objectives.
On the 7th of July, Kyurem raid (legendary Dragon/ice type pokemon) will commence. It will allow players to have battles with each other for rewards and bonuses, while the main prize of the raid is the legendary pokemon itself. Furthermore, the raid events will take place every Wednesday at 6 pm.
These are mini-events where each spotlight hour will feature a different pokemon and special bonuses. The list of such events is as follows:
- 7th of July- Tailow (Flying/Normal) will be available in abundance while players will get 2x Candy for the transfer pokemon
- 14th of July- Zubat (Poison/Flying) will be available with 2x XP for evolving pokemon
- 21st of July- Oddish (Grass/Poison) will be available with 2x stardust for catching pokemon
- 24th of July- Buizel (Water) will be available with a bonus of 2x XP for catching pokemon
Pokemon Go Fest Weekly challenges
These will be different from the challenges players face during the research breakthrough encounters. The main point of these challenges is to train the players for the Pokemon Fest.
Pokemon Fest 2020
Pokemon Fest 2020 will start tomorrow, i.e., the 3rd of July. It will have its own set of challenges that will prepare the players for the upcoming Pokemon Go Fest celebrations, which will take place virtually on the 25th and 26th of July. It will give players a chance to catch a new mythical pokemon. The details about the mythical pokemon are still not clear yet. It will be revealed to the players during their July research challenges.
More importantly, the challenges leading to the pokemon fest are free to play the players who want to participate in the event actively are required to pay $15 for the Fest ticket. It can be purchased via in-game store for both days on and before the 25th of July.
Day 1 schedule
Niantic has planned a whole range of activities for the players who will be participating in the event. It will start with the Global Challenge arena, which will allow players to team up with one another to complete special collaborative events each hour of the day. If trainers complete the challenges, they will get a bonus that will stay for the whole day.
Secondly, players will able to catch pokemon of five habitats fire, water, grass, battle, and friendship during specific hours of the day. The habitats will change every hour so that players have a chance to catch pokemon from their chosen habitat. Lastly, trainers will encounter 75 species in the wild raids and events throughout the day.
The schedule of the second and last day of the event has been kept under the veil by the developer.
Lastly, if you happen to forget the game it will be the perfect time to jump back into the game.
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