Pokémon GO Fest 2024 in Scotland: All the Pokémon you can catch, shinies, raids, eggs and where to play

Marshadow makes its global entrance in Pokémon GO at this year's Pokémon GO Fest.Marshadow makes its global entrance in Pokémon GO at this year's Pokémon GO Fest.
Marshadow makes its global entrance in Pokémon GO at this year's Pokémon GO Fest. | Niantic
This weekend will see virtual monster hunters around the world head out with their mobile phones to try and catch some rare beasts in the biggest day in the Pokémon GO calendar.

Pokémon GO Fest 2024 takes place over two days over the Jubilee long weekend, on Saturday, June 4, and Sunday, June 5.

It’s been eight years since millions of gamers downloaded the Pokémon GO app onto their mobile phone and set out to capture fantastical creatures like Bulbasaur, Charmander and Pidgey.

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And, while it no longer hits the headlines as it did in its early days, there is still a huge global community of players – including several Pokémon groups based in Scotland - particularly in Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Here’s what you need to know about this year’s celebration of the pocket monster.

How can I join in the fun of Pokémon GO Fest 2024?

If you have the Pokémon GO app on your phone then you don’t need to do anything - just open your app during festival hours.

To enjoy all the benefits though - including the chance to catch new and shiny Pokémon - you’ll need a ticket. This can be found in the in-app shop and is priced at £14.99.

When is Pokémon GO Fest 2024?

Pokémon GO Fest 2024 takes place on Saturday, July 13, and Sunday, July 14, from 10am-6pm each day.

What does the Pokémon GO Fest ticket get me?

Ticketholders will receive a number of special elements not available to other players, including:

  • A better chance of catching rare shiny Pokémon.
  • The chance to encounter Mythical Pokémon Marshadow.
  • Special Pokémon hatching from 7km eggs.
  • Up to nine free raid passes from spinning gyms.
  • An exclusive GO Fest 2024 shirt avatar item color.
  • Special Pokémon being attracted to incense.

What new Pokémon will I have the chance to catch at Pokémon GO Fest?

Ticketholders will have the chance to complete exclusive Special Research to learn more about Gloomdweller Pokémon Marshadow - and have an opportunity to encounter it. It’s the first time it has been available globally.

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What new shinies will I have the chance to catch at Pokémon GO Fest?

Available globally for the first time will be the following new shiny Pokémon

  • Jangmo-o
  • Hakamo-o
  • Kommo-o
  • Emolga
  • Crabrawler
  • Crabominable
  • Ducklett
  • Swanna
  • Buzzwole
  • Pheromosa
  • Xurkitree
  • Necrozma

What costumed Pokémon will be appearing at Pokémon GO Fest?

It wouldn’t be Pokémon GO Fest without some special costumes. Look forward to catching the following:

  • Sun Crown Pikachu
  • Moon Crown Pikachu
  • Day Scarf Espeon
  • Night Scarf Umbreon

What Pokémon will be appearing in the wild at Pokémon GO Fest?

On the Saturday there will be four rotating environments, with different Pokémon appearing in each as follows:

Dawn Meadow: 10-11am and 2-3pm

  • Pidgey
  • Sun Crown Pikachu
  • Hoothoot
  • Hoppip
  • Girafarig
  • Wingull
  • Snivy
  • Cottonee
  • Ducklett
  • Ferroseed
  • Axew
  • Galarian Stunfisk
  • Heatmor
  • Inkay

Shining Day: 11am-12noon and 3-4pm

  • Charmander
  • Dratini
  • Sunkern
  • Dunsparce
  • Hisuian Sneasel
  • Roselia
  • Solrock
  • Helioptile
  • Tyrunt
  • Dedenne
  • Yungoos
  • Fomantis
  • Jangmo-o

Creeping Dusk: 12noon-1pm and 4-5pm

  • Moon Crown Pikachu
  • Eevee
  • Spinarak
  • Volbeat
  • Illumise
  • Gible
  • Venipede
  • Emolga
  • Litwick
  • Golett
  • Durant
  • Espurr
  • Phantump
  • Grubbin

Darkest Night: 1-2pm and 5-6pm

  • Alolan Rattata
  • Gligar
  • Sneasel
  • Teddiursa
  • Mudkip
  • Carvanha
  • Lunatone
  • Deino
  • Binacle
  • Amaura
  • Carbink
  • Crabrawler
  • Morelull

All Pokémon other than Carbink will be available in their shiny forms.

On Sunday all the above Pokémon will be available all day from 10am-6pm.

What Pokémon will be available from raids at Pokémon GO Fest?

The following will be available from raid during Pokémon GO Fest 2024:

1-Star Raids

  • Moon Crown Pikachu
  • Sun Crown Pikachu
  • Jangmo-o

3-Star Raids

  • Day Scarf Espeon
  • Night Scarf Umbreon

5-Star Raids

  • Nihilego
  • Buzzwole
  • Pheromosa
  • Xurkitree
  • Celesteela
  • Kartana
  • Guzzlord
  • Necrozma
  • Stakataka
  • Blacephalon

What Pokémon will incense attract at Pokémon GO Fest?

All Pokéhunters will see the following Pokémon attracted to incense:

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  • Maractus
  • Corsola
  • Rockruff
  • Vullaby

Meanwhile ticketholders can also look forward to attracting the following, all of which can be shiny

  • Unown A
  • Unown D
  • Unown G
  • Unown H
  • Unown I
  • Unown N
  • Unown T
  • Unown Y
  • Day Scarf Espeon
  • Night Scarf Umbreon

What Pokémon will hatch from eggs at Pokémon GO Fest?

Ticketholders will get the chance to hatch the following Pokémon from 7km eggs, with a better-than-usual chance of encountering a shiny (other than Maractus, whose shiny is yet to be released):

  • Corsola
  • Budew
  • Maractus
  • Ducklett
  • Emolga
  • Vullaby
  • Larvesta
  • Crabrawler
  • Rockruff
  • Jangmo-o

Where should I play Pokémon GO Fest 2024?

You can enjoy Pokémon GO Fest 2024 anywhere but, to gain access to the most number of spawns, Pokestops and gyms you are best to play in a city - ideally in a park so you can walk around without worrying about traffic.

In Edinburgh Princes Street Gardens and the Royal Botanic Gardens are popular spots.

Meanwhile, in Glasgow the traditional sport to play is Glasgow Green, but that won’t be possible this year due to a clash with the TRNSMT Music Festival - meaning many Pokehunters will head to Kelvingrove Park instead.

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