Sapporo's Sapporo event is now underway in Japan until August 7, with Shiny Pansage, Shiny Swirlix, and Shiny Slurpuff now available in Pokemon GO for the first time

Sapporo's Sapporo event is now underway in Japan until August 7, with Shiny Pansage, Shiny Swirlix,

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Sapporo and Pokemon GO Fest tickets are now on sale!


After a world tour in Sapporo, Japan, Nakajima Parkand the city of Sapporo will host this special event from August 5, 2022. This years event is too large to be contained within a single park, so some gameplay elements have been expanded citywide!

Tickets are now available for 3,000 (including applicable taxes)** and are available on a first come, first served basis. Tickets are limited and will be available for purchase as supplies last. Sapporo attendees may only purchase tickets for one day of the three-day event.

Morning and afternoon sessions

During your journey, trainers who purchase a ticket will split their day on event experiences that occur in Nakajima Park and throughout the city of Sapporo itself. You may select the part of the day you would like to experience in the park.

  • A ticket for the morning session offers the event experience within Nakajima Park from 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and the city event experience from 2:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. local time.
  • A ticket for the afternoon session offers the city event experience from 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and the park event experience from 2:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. local time.

Only Trainers who have a valid ticket for the event will be able to play in Nakajima Park. It will take a one-hour intermission between sessions to allow Trainers to move between areas.

Tickets-holding Trainers will learn event-exclusive gameplay in Sapporo during the citywide event experience. It will not be available to ticket-holding Trainers outside Sapporo.

Experience in the Event

Sapporo will be able to enjoy the following in Nakajima Park on their selected event day and time.

  • Complete event-exclusive Special Research to encounter Sky Forme Shaymin as you explore Nakajima Park.
  • Explore four real-world habitatstwo which are unique to the Sapporo event. Each habitat includes unique Pokemon and its very own Collection Challenge.
  • Dreamy Mindscape: Feeling a bit Drowzee? Hoping to curl up for a nap with Teddiursa? Why not catch a little snooze with Pokemon like Snorlax and Litwick? Sleep well!
  • Living Meadow: Enjoy the lush landscape as you romp with Galarian Ponyta, Scyther, Yanma, and Pansage.
  • Frozen Lake: Bask in the beauty of water and ice while encountering Pokemon such as Alolan Vulpix, Lapras, Snorunt, and Panpour.
  • Athletic Park: Train up with Machop, Hitmontop, Chimchar, and Pansear.
  • Dont miss out on the chance to get an exclusive version of the Pokemon GO Fest 2022 T-shirt! This T-shirt will go on sale at Pokemon Center Online on Thursday, May 26 and arrive at Pokemon Center stores on Saturday, May 28!
  • Make up to six Special Trades during the park event experience. All trades made during the park event experience will also have a reduced Stardust cost. Ticket-holding Trainers will enjoy the following during the citywide event experience within Sapporo.
  • A second Special Research story will be available, featuring a reward encounter with a Pokemon that has yet to appear in Pokemon GO.
  • Pokemon from all of the Pokemon GO Fest: Sapporo habitats will be appearing in the wild.
  • Claim up to nine total daily Raid Passes by spinning Photo Discs at Gyms.
  • Team GO Rocket balloons will be appearing more often, and defeating Team GO Rocket Grunts will earn you twice as many Mysterious Components.

Ticket-holding Trainers will enjoy the following during both the city and park event experiences.

  • Shiny Pansage and Shiny Swirlix will be making their Pokemon GO debuts.
  • Eggs will require one-half their normal Hatch Distance.
  • Take a snapshot at the event for a surprise!
  • Event-themed Field Research will be available.
  • Youll be able to get event-themed stickers by spinning PokeStops and opening Gifts.
  • Confetti will be appearing on the in-game map.

In five-star raids during the Pokemon GO Fest in Sapporo, all trainers will have access to special Pokemon GO Fest 2022 raids, including Cresselia and Darkrai.

Add-ons to the list of options

Trainers were able to enhance their event experience by purchasing a live event ticket and cannot be added later. Add-on bonuses will be available from Friday, August 5, 2022, to Sunday, August 7.

  • Raid Lover add-on +1,200 (including applicable taxes): This add-on grants up to 12 in-person Raid Passes total for each day by spinning Photo Discs at Gyms, an additional 5,000 XP after every raid you complete successfully, and six additional Candy and three additional Candy XL after catching Pokemon in five-star raids.
  • Critical Hatch add-on +1,200 (including applicable taxes): Hatch Eggs in 1/4 the normal distance (this bonus does not stack with other similar bonuses), and earn double the XP, double the Candy, and double the Stardust for hatching Eggs.

Trainers, we cannot wait to continue the GO Fest event with you in Sapporo. Lets go!

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The Pokemon GO team

Sapporo attendees may only purchase tickets for one day of the three-day event. Tickets will be available next to the Pokemon GO Fest: Sapporo event ticket on the specified date and time. Tickets to this event are nonrefundable (subject to applicable law and the limitations of the Terms of Service). Tickets are first come, first served, and will be available for purchase while supplies last. Foreign nationals who are entering Japan are subject to additional border restrictions to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Please be sure to confirm most

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