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What do you get with the Pokemon Go Fest ticket?

Pokémon Go Fest 2021 celebrates the fifth anniversary of Pokémon Go and is themed around music. If you purchase a ticket, you'll be able to add a new mythical Pokémon to your Pokédex and have the opportunity to catch either Pikachu Rock Star or Pikachu Pop Star. Eurogamer.netPokémon Go Fest 2021 start time, ticket price and Go Fest 2021 activities explained

Pokémon Go Fest 2021 is full of new content this year, and keeping up with the game’s biggest event can get pretty complicated if you aren’t prepared for all of the moving parts. 

On top of bringing new content and bonuses to the table, Niantic has also revamped older features and worked them into Go Fest 2021, such as habitat rotations, the Global Challenge Arena, and more. 

Just like with other Go Fests, Go Fest 2021 will be split into distinct portions. Day one will focus on catching Pokémon and completing a set of event-exclusive Special Research that focuses on Mythical Pokémon and music, while day two will focus on raids and feature almost every Legendary Pokémon that has ever been available in Pokémon Go

For players, Go Fest will run both days from 10am to 6pm local time. All of the event-exclusive content for each day will be available during that period before being removed, barring a few overarching bonuses that are also live for non-ticketed players. 

If you plan on participating in Go Fest 2021, here is a full schedule of the event, split up by days and the specific type of content. 

Related: All habitat rotation Collection Challenges, schedule, and details for Pokémon Go Fest 2021

Players also have a chance to unlock even more content by completing those Global Challenges, which could lead to three weeks of Ultra Unlock bonuses, starting on July 23.

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All habitat rotation Collection Challenges, schedule, and details for Pokémon Go Fest 2021

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Climbing mountains, running along the beach, or searching through the jungle are all things that aren’t typically required of Pokémon Go players. But Niantic is bringing back habitat rotations, which means players will be traveling a lot during Pokémon Go Fest 2021.

Rotating habitats are a feature that Niantic likes to use during bigger Pokémon Go events as a way to split up content into smaller sections that are easier for players to handle, inserts more varied Pokémon, and potentially keeps them playing longer. 

On July 17 from 10am to 6pm local time, habitats will rotate in and out hourly, bringing new Pokémon that will spawn more frequently and when Incense is being used. In total, there are four different habitats that will be active at different times: Jungle, Desert Mountain, Ocean Beach, and Cave. 

One feature of the habitat rotation this year involves the Go Fest 2021 Collection Challenge, which has been split up into four parts. Each part represents one of the four habitats and will also rotate hourly. 

If you plan on trying to complete all of the Collection Challenges, here are all the details you need to know for when each one will be active and what you can expect to see in each. 

Starting with a trip to the Jungle habitat, Pokémon found in jungle environments and humid climates will appear more often. The encounters vary heavily in this habitat, featuring Pokémon like Aipom, Froakie, and Scyther, along with Chatot, and evolved Pokémon like Ludicolo and Leafeon.

This habitat will rotate in at 10am and again at 2pm local time.

In the Desert Mountain habitat, players will encounter Pokémon native to the mountains and deserts that like the heat or might use those areas as training grounds. This includes Pokémon like Throh and Flareon, or the mighty Flygon and Tyranitar. 

This habitat will rotate at 11am and again at 3pm local time.

The name is pretty self-explanatory for the Ocean Beach habitat, with players being more likely to encounter Water-type Pokémon. But along with Pokémon like Alomomola and Gyarados that might be expected in the area, Dratini, Cacnea, and Sawk also make an appearance. 

This habitat will rotate at 12pm and again at 4pm local time.

The Cave habitat will feature Dark-type Pokémon, species most commonly found in caves, and Gardevoir—for some reason. You’ll need to catch several common Pokémon like Zubat, Roggenrola, and Woobat, along with others such as Beldum and Galarian Stunfisk, to get all of your rewards. 

This habitat will be in rotation at 1pm and at 5pm local time.

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Mabel's Take It Home Music Video Features Pikachu And Jigglypuff

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The Pokemon UK Twitter account shared the new music video, saying, "Make some room on your summer playlist, Trainers! Mabel

has joined the Pokemon 25 celebration with Take It Home!"

The music video for "Take It Home" starts with Mabel watching a clip with a Gigantamaxed Pikachu, before showing her chasing a Jigglypuff down some hallways and dancing together. Although Jigglypuff is the main Pokemon featured in the music video, Pikachu makes some appearances as well.

So far, the Pokemon 25th anniversary celebrations have seen three artists produce music related to the series. The first was Post Malone, who released "Only Wanna Be With You" which sampled the Ecruteak City theme from Pokemon Gold and Silver. Post Malone also performed a virtual concert that featured an animated version of himself singing whilst surrounded by animations of Pokemon.

The second artist to get involved with the celebration was Katy Perry, who released the song "Electric" last month. The music video for the song featured Katy Perry and Pikachu helping younger versions of themselves, whilst the lyrics talk about always being by someone's side, relating to how Pokemon has been with most people since their childhood.

Mabel is now the third artist to join the celebration with "Take It Home". It's not clear how many artists are now left to produce music for Pokemon. The full Pokemon 25 album is supposed to release later this year, and will feature all of the currently released songs. The website for the album says that there will be a total of 14 different songs from 11 artists, so it's possible that we've got a lot of Pokemon left to celebrate.

Music isn't the only thing being done to celebrate Pokemon this year. A special set of 25h Anniversary Pikachu cards have also been shown off, whilst Pokemon Unite will be releasing this month.

George is a news editor for TheGamer and a part of the all-mighty weekend crew.

Ultra Unlock Time and Space bonus weeks already unlocked during Pokémon Go Fest 2021 | Dot Esports

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Players have already achieved the second Ultra Unlock bonus just hours after Pokémon Go Fest 2021 became available around the globe. This means that players have already finished the second of several global challenge milestones to unlock another week of Pokémon Go content. 

Players have unlocked two of three Ultra Unlock bonus weeks as trainers worldwide enjoy the Go Fest 2021’s first day. The two bonuses so far are Ultra Unlock Part One: Time and Ultra Unlock Part Two: Space.

In total, this means that players have already completed 16 of the 24 global challenges hosted in the Global Challenge Arena. Ultra Unlock Part One: Time will run from July 23 to Aug. 3 and bring Pokémon from various eras to players around the world, followed by Ultra Unlock Part Two: Space, from Aug. 6 to 17, which will focus on Pokémon from various places. 

Related: All Global Challenges in Pokémon Go Fest 2021

There still aren’t many details available for the Ultra Unlock bonuses. However, the “various places” line from the description could point to players getting access to regional exclusive Pokémon on a global scale. 

The final milestone will be achieved by completing all 24 challenges and will unlock the mysterious third Ultra Unlock bonus, which hasn’t even received a theme yet. All we know right now is that there might be some ring-related shenanigans, thanks to datamines and a mysterious appearance by Hoopa on an updated loading screen.

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