This year’s Pokémon Go Fest may not be the real-world extravaganza that Niantic had no doubt originally planned it to be, but that isn’t stopping it from holding one hell of a celebration later this month. As is the case for essentially all live events in 2020, the mobile game’s series of annual festivals have been cancelled due to COVID-19 to be replaced with a single digital-only affair open to every Trainer around the globe.
As one would expect of such an occasion, several boosts, rare Pokémon encounters and limited-time quests are due to be held over the two-day period, though the developer has been keen to keep some rewards a secret. Thanks to the latest efforts of data miners, however, it’s looking increasingly likely that Mega Evolution will play a big role in the upcoming event.
As revealed by the folks over at Pokémon Go Hub, a new (currently unused) loading screen depicting several ‘Mons has been discovered in the game’s files, including one of Charizard’s Mega forms. Check it out for yourselves below.
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Data for a ton of new Galarian forms from Sword and Shield’s Galar region has also been uncovered, indicating that all seven are likely going to start appearing in-game soon, either as raid bosses or added to egg pools. The full list is as follows:
As for Pokémon Go Fest, the fun and festivities begin on July 25th at 10 am local time, with tickets to the virtual event now on sale in-game for $14.99. The entry fee will grant you full access to both days and you can head over here for a summary of everything we know so far.
Source: Pokémon Go Hub