Pokemon Go Fest 2021 is coming July 17-18.


Pokemon Go Fest 2021 is scheduled to take place on the weekend of July 17-18, developer Niantic said Thursday. The yearly summer celebration will mark the mobile game’s fifth anniversary, which coincides with the Pokemon franchise’s 25th anniversary.

The virtual event, which includes specially costumed Pikachu, new shiny Pokemon and the introduction of a new Mythical Pokemon, will cost $5 to enter — lower than last year’s $15 ticket.

Ticket holders will get access to special research that’ll see them helping Professor Willow and company put on a music festival — fitting the Pokemon 25th anniversary’s overall musical theme — along with increased shiny odds and other bonuses. Niantic didn’t reveal which Mythical you’ll get after completing the research, but I reckon it’ll be the musical note-styled Meloetta.

If you don’t buy a ticket, you’ll still be able to partake in four themed habitat hours — Jungle, Desert Mountain, Ocean Beach and Cave — which’ll see increased spawns of certain Pokemon.