During the first day of Pokemon GO Fest 2020, players will be able to explore virtual habitats within the app.
These habitats feature a different set of Pokemon to catch and Global Challenges to complete. They will rotate every hour throughout the day. It reimagines the physical habitats present at past GO Fest events.
Here’s the schedule for habitat rotation as well as lists of the kinds of Pokemon you can find and the Global Challenges you can complete in each habitat.
Global Habitat Rotation Schedule
So the schedule for habitat rotation is a little weird since the first day of GO Fest takes place on July 25 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. local time. That means different parts of the world are going to have a slightly different schedules of habitat rotation.
According to an email sent to Heavy from Niantic’s PR team, GO Fest will begin with the Grass habitat at UTC+12 (10 a.m. Wellington, New Zealand) and rotate through the habitats in the following order: Grass, Battle, Friendship, Fire, Water.
We’ve created a chart outlining the schedule of habitat rotation for each of the time zones in the United States. We received our info from Niantic’s PR team.
|Fire||Water||Grass||Battle||Friendship||Fest Not Live|
|UTC-4 (New York)||UTC-5 (Chicago)||UTC-6 (Denver)||UTC-7 (San Francisco)||UTC-8 (Anchorage)||UTC-10 (Maui)|
List of Pokemon for each Habitat
Fire – Charmander, Charizard (Incense only), Vulpix, Growlithe, Ponyta, Alolan Marowak (Incense only), Magmar, Flareon, Houndour, Torchic, Numel, Tepig, Darumaka, Litwick, Heatmor
Water – Squirtle, Blastoise (Incense only), Poliwag, Tentacool, Slowpoke, Magikarp, Vaporeon, Chinchou, Qwilfish, Mudkip, Carvanha, Clamperl, Oshawott, Tympole, Alomomola
Grass – Bulbasaur, Venusaur (Incense only), Oddish, Exeggcute, Alolan Exeggutor (Incense only), Tangela, Sunkern, Treecko, Seedot, Cherrim, Snover, Leafeon, Snivy, Foongus, Ferroseed
Battle – Machop, Alolan Grimer (Incense only), Dratini, Sneasel, Skarmory, Slakoth, Sableye, Meditite, Swablu, Zangoose, Seviper, Gible, Croagunk, Stunfisk, Durant
Friendship – Pikachu, Clefairy, Jigglypuff, Chansey, Eevee, Snorlax, Togetic, Marill, Sudowoodo, Wobbuffet, Mantine, Roselia, Feebas, Chimecho, Woobat
Offered Throughout the Event Regardless of Habitat – Unown (Incense only), Rotom (Photobomb only)
Global Challenges for each Habitat
Here are the Global Challenges for each GO Fest Habitat, based on the live website for the event. While we know what tasks people have to do for each challenge, we don’t yet know how much of that task we need to do to complete it.
Fire – Catch fire-type Pokemon
Water – Make Great Throws
Grass – Use Berries to catch Pokemon
Battle – Battle in Raids
Friendship – Send Gifts
Stay tuned for future updates to this article as well as continuing coverage of Pokemon GO Fest 2020.