Pokémon Go news: Pokémon Go Fest 2020 makeup

Enjoy all of the latest and biggest Pokémon Go news in one handy guide

July 31, 2020 In the latest Pokémon Go news, Niantic details August’s events and the Pokémon Go Fest 2020 makeup event for those who experienced technical issues.

Pokémon Go news comes thick and fast, with a big new feature, event, or update arriving on a near-daily basis at times. While that’s positive, as it means new stuff in your favourite mobile game, it is difficult at times to keep up with all of the changes. Well, until now, that is, as this Pokémon Go news guide will help with that.

From now, we’re going to keep on top of the latest Pokémon Go news for you, so you can check, at a glance, what the latest happening is. We plan to update this very regularly, so we recommend bookmarking this article and checking back often, perhaps even on a daily basis, to see what’s going on.

We also keep on top of the latest Pokémon Go event and Pokémon Go update, and can help familiarise you with Pokémon Go raids. We’re Poké-crazy at Pocket Tactics, so you really don’t have to go anywhere else for Pokémon Go content. We’ve got you covered. Now, onto the Pokémon Go news…

Here’s the latest Pokémon Go news:

Niantic details August’s events, which includes a Pokémon Go Fest 2020 makeup event

Niantic has revealed its line-up of August events, which you can learn all about in our Pokémon Go event guide. However, the big Pokémon Go news here is that Niantic is hosting a Pokémon Go Fest 2020 makeup event, which, as the name suggests, makes up for the technical issues many players experienced.

You can find out the full details in our event guide, linked above, but it takes place on August 16 and is exclusive to those who purchased a Pokémon Go Fest 2020 ticket.

Pokémon Go fest 2020 is over, and Niantic has lots of stats for you

Pokémon Go Fest 2020 was a roaring success, which is incredible when you consider that it happened during a global pandemic. At relatively short notice. Niantic had to turn a previously public festival into a virtual one. Using the power of social media, it managed to pull it off.

Here’s how the weekend went down in stats:

  • Collectively, nearly a billion Pokémon were caught
  • Over 58 million Team Go Rocket members were defeated
  • 55 million gifts were sent
  • Each participant walked around 15 kms

Next up is the Ultra Unlock event, which you can learn all about in our Pokémon Go event guide. You can also read more about this latest piece of Pokémon Go news on the official blog.

Niantic provides tips to help you make the most of Pokémon Go Fest 2020

Pokémon Go Fest 2020 kicks off this weekend, and Niantic has a bunch of tips for those who plan to participate.

These tips include:

  • Buying the Pokémon Go Fest 2020 ticket
  • Using incense
  • Exploring the different habitats
  • Getting to level ten
  • Downloading the Print at Home kit
  • Visiting the Virtual Team Lounge
  • Dress up your avatar in themed items

That’s not all either, as Niantic has provided details of the Ultra Unlock Week events, and you can find further details in our Pokémon Go event guide.

For the full story, including extra tips, visit the official Pokémon Go blog.

Pokémon Go Battle League Season 3 kicks off on July 27

Niantic has announced the full details of Go Battle League Season 3, which kicks off on July 27. There are plenty of new rewards, balance updates, and even a brand new cup.

Find out the full details in our Pokémon Go event guide.

Niantic releases Virtual Team Lounges and details Pokémon Go Fest 2020’s livestream lineup

Pokémon Go Fest 2020 is just around the corner, and Niantic is gearing up for the exciting event with an exciting new feature: the virtual team lounge. There’s one for each of the three teams, and they provide you with a space to chat about Pokémon Go, watch exclusive video content, and keep up to date with the latest Pokémon Go Fest 2020 happenings.

You can visit the virtual team lounge, and find even more Pokémon Go news, on the official site.

Niantic has also detailed the livestream lineup for Pokémon Go Fest 2020 in full. Head on over to our Pokémon Go event guide for the full details.

Pokémon GO Fest has invaded TikTok

TikTok has teamed up with Niantic to bring Pokémon Go Fest 2020 around the world via the video-focused social media. Niantic encourages you to show off your Pokémon Go-themed t-shirts, printables, crafts, and more this weekend.

Not only that, but a Pikachu visor effect is available in TikTok for a limited time, so you can bring the celebration to you if you haven’t had time to purchase or make something. That’s some good Pokémon Go news right there.

Niantic releases a print at home kit for Pokémon Go Fest 2020

Exciting Pokémon Go news today: Niantic has released a special print at home kit to celebrate Pokémon Go Fest 2020. This will allow you to create your own decorations to dot around your home, bringing the fest to you.

Here’s what’s included in the print at home kit:

  • Life-size print-outs of Professor Willow, Spark, Blanche, and Candela
  • Papercraft gift
  • Papercraft Poké ball
  • Team Mystic, Instinct, and Valor-themed decorations
  • Team Go Rocket flag
  • Papercraft Pikachu visor
  • A variety of activities

To get your hands on these arts and crafts, simply grab them from the official Pokémon Go site, where you can also find even more.

Team Go Rocket hijacks the Go Fest weekly challenge

Following the recent Pokémon Go news that Team Go Rocket’s had been kidnapping and turning Pokémon into Shadow Pokémon, the group has taken over the Go Fest Weekly Challenge: Battle. The good news for you, though, is that you get to put a stop to Team Go Rocket by taking them on directly.

You can find out all about the changes to the Go Fest Weekly Challenge: Battle in our Pokémon Go event guide.

Jessie and James make an appearance in a Meowth baloon

Jessie and James, the infamous Team Rocket members from the TV series, have appeared in Pokémon Go in a Meowth-themed balloon all of their own.

It seems that they’ve teamed up with Team Go Rocket to create even more Shadow Pokémon, and it’s up to you to try and take them down.

To do so, simply take a glance at your map and see if the Meowth balloon is nearby. If so, simply tap on it to battle Jessie and James.

To celebrate this fun Pokémon Go news, Jessie and James-themed items are now available in the Pokémon Go shop.

Team Go Rocket balloons arrive in Pokémon Go

Some big Pokémon Go news is that Team Go Rocket balloons have arrived in Pokémon Go, with the pesky bad guys creating Shadow Pokémon. This limited-time event will challenge you to battle Team Go Rocket and put a stop to them and their plans. You can even battle the Team Go Rocket leaders or Giovanni himself if you have a Rocket Radar or Super Rocket Radar.

You can learn more about this in our Pokémon Go event guide.

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