Pokémon GO Fest 2020 is around the corner and every player is excited to participate in this grand event. Although, this year the Pokémon GO Fest would be completely different. No gatherings, no travel, meeting, and all the other things which we have done in any other Pokémon GO Fest held previously. The only thing which would be common in Pokémon GO Fest 2020 is the FUN. Much thanks to Niantic and the developers who instead of canceling the event, have come up with the idea of getting the Pokémon GO Fest 2020 a home-based event so that every player could participate without the need to go out in this COVID-19 Pandemic. Now all you need to do is read this Pokémon GO Fest 2020 Preparation Guide so as not to miss out on anything and take the full advantage of this grand event which would only end to return next year.
Pokémon GO Fest 2020 Date and Time
Pokémon GO Fest 2020 will take place on July 25 and 26 from 10 AM in the morning to 8 PM in the evening. This would be a virtual event so the timings will be based on the local time of your region. Now let us have a look at all the important things that you must do to prepare for the Pokémon GO Fest 2020.
How to Prepare for Pokémon GO Fest 2020
This is the largest Pokémon GO event so you must be fully prepared accordingly. To maximize the fun and not to miss out on anything, you must follow these tips to be fully prepared for the event.
Tip #1. Update Pokémon GO
The very first and most important thing to do before the Pokémon GO Fest 2020 is to update the game. If the version of your game would be outdated then it would simply not work and waste additional time in updating the same. So, it is best to update the game if it is outdated.
Tip #2. Remove Unwanted Items
The bag space is whats fill up quickly in Pokémon GO and during the Pokémon GO Fest it would fill up even faster. So, you must remove all the useless items such as excessive numbers of different types of Potions and revives. Just keep the count of thee items low so that you do not fill up the much-needed bag space to store other needed items and rewards.
Tip #3. Create Space for New Pokémon
To save precious time in clearing the Pokémon Storage during the fest, it is better you already start by transferring all the low IV Pokémon’s and the ones you do not need. There will be plenty of Pokémon spawns during the event and the chances to catch the rare shiny Pokémon’s are higher as well. Also, during the event, you can transfer all the low IV Pokémon immediately after catching them to not fill up the storage.
Tip #4. Make Room for Pokéballs and Incense
You will be catching plenty of Pokémon’s during the GO Fest 2020, and you cannot do that without Pokéballs. So, stock up on as many Pokéballs as you can to not run out of the balls during the event. Also, incense increases the spawn rate which means you would have higher chances of encountering a rare shiny Pokémon.
Tip #5. Pokécoins
This is not necessary to have Pokécoins, but these would help you during the event to buy the items which you might need. You could be running out of Pokémon Storage, Bag Space, Pokéballs, or all at once, and having some Pokécoins would make sure you purchase these necessary items as soon as you need them.
Tip #6. Stock up on Gifts
There would be a global challenge on Pokémon GO Fest 2020 Day 1 (July 25). This challenge would be to send gifts to your friends and if the goal is met, you might get an unexpected item from the gifts received from your friends during that period.
Tip #7. Have Some Berries
Berries are very useful when it comes to certain types of Pokémon. And, during the Pokémon GO Fest 2020 you will be catching and encountering various Pokémon’s that might run away if you do not feed them with berries. So having some berries is always the best bet during such a large event.
Tip #8. Check Eligibility
You might not be aware of the fact that not everyone can participate in the Pokémon GO Fest. Only players who are level 10 or higher are eligible for the fest. So, if you have just started playing Pokémon GO and are below level 10 then you must level up as fast as you can before the GO Fest 2020 starts.
Tip #9. Check out the Virtual Team Lounge
If you have ever participated in any previous Pokémon GO Fest then you must be aware of the lounges. Even though the whole event this year is going to be organized virtually, you would have a virtual lounge. You can check out more about the lounge here.
Tip #10. Prepare if You are Going Out
If you have any plans to go out and hang out with your friends during the event then you must be fully prepared accordingly. The very first thing is you must not forget about the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic which spreads very easily if proper precautions are not taken. So be sure to follow social distancing, wear a mask before going out, have a hand sanitizer in your bag. Apart from that other essential items to keep in your bag are a portable charger, snacks, and a water bottle to keep you hydrated.
Pokémon GO Fest 2020 is finally here and will be taking place in a couple of days. Being a virtual event would provide you with a unique experience of what you are used to of the fests so far. But, still, it is far better to have no fest, then to have the fest virtually. So, be sure to follow all the important tips listed above so as to have the maximum fun during this feat.