Pokémon Go Fest 2020: New Shiny Pokémon, Rotom Debuts, Raid Update & More

With the 2020 Pokémon Go Fest underway in some parts of the world, new information on what trainers can expect from the biggest in-game event of the year have been revealed.

Trainers may know some aspects of Pokémon Go Fest including what types of Pokémon to expect during the two-day event, but now we have confirmation on what Pokémon are appearing in Raid Battles and what new Shiny Pokémon trainers can expect.

Players can also get a Rotom through the photobomb feature so be sure to take plenty of photos of your Buddy Pokémon.

Continue reading for all the information you'll need including how the latest Raid update looks like and which Shiny Pokémon trainers can hunt for on Saturday and Sunday.

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There will be five different biomes during Day 1 of Pokémon Go Fest. Each biome will be based on a type or a feature in Pokémon Go and each will have a Shiny Pokémon debut in the popular mobile game.

Durant, Heatmor, Tangela, Woobat, and Qwilfish will all have their Shiny variants introduced with special Bulbasaur, Charmander and Squirtle to catch.

Here's each biome and the Pokémon that will appear in each:

Battle Biome

  • Machop
  • Alolan Grimer (incense)
  • Dratini
  • Sneasel
  • Skarmory
  • Slakoth
  • Sableye
  • Meditite
  • Swablu
  • Zangoose
  • Seviper
  • Gible
  • Croagunk
  • Stunfisk
  • Durant (new shiny)

Friendship Biome

  • Pikachu
  • Clefairy
  • Jigglypuff
  • Chansey
  • Eevee
  • Snorlax
  • Togetic
  • Marill
  • Sudowoodo
  • Wobbuffet
  • Mantine
  • Roselia
  • Feebas
  • Chimecho
  • Woobat (new shiny)

Fire Biome

  • Charmander with a Pikachu Visor
  • Charizard (incense)
  • Vulpix
  • Ponyta
  • Alolan Marowak
  • Magmar
  • Flareon
  • Houndour
  • Torchic
  • Tepig
  • Darumaka
  • Litwick
  • Heatmor (new shiny)

Water Biome

  • Squirtle with a Pikachu Visor
  • Poliwag
  • Tentacool
  • Slowpoke
  • Magikarp
  • Chinchou
  • Qwilfish (new shiny)
  • Mudkip
  • Carvanha
  • Clamperl
  • Oshawott
  • Tympole
  • Alomomola

Grass Biome

  • Bulbasaur with a Pikachu Visor
  • Venusaur (incense)
  • Oddish
  • Exeggcute
  • Alolan Exeggutor
  • Tangela (new shiny)
  • Sunkern
  • Treecko
  • Seedot
  • Cherrim
  • Snover
  • Leafeon
  • Snivy
  • Foongus
  • Ferroseed


The Raid Battles will change with the start of Pokémon Go Fest. Trainers will see some Rare and Legendary Pokémon populate the Level four and five Raids.

Kyogre and Groudon will appear alongside Kyurem in the Legendary Raids while Venusaur, Charizard and Blastoise—the fully evolved Kanto Starters—will appear in Level 4 Raids.

Trainers may want to check out the Level 2 Raids to get a rare Gible. Check out the full list of Raid Bosses during Pokémon Go Fest below.

Level 1

  • Omanyte
  • Timburr
  • Meditite
  • Klink

Level 2

  • Alolan Exeggutor
  • Kirlia
  • Gible
  • Nosepass
  • Mawile

Level 3

  • Chansey
  • Aerodactyl
  • Skarmory
  • Machamp
  • Hariyama
  • Azumarill

Level 4

  • Venusaur
  • Charizard
  • Blastoise
  • Golem
  • Togetic
  • Tyranitar
  • Metagross

Level 5

  • Kyogre
  • Groudon
  • Kyurem

Are you excited to participate in this year's Pokémon Go Fest? Which of the new Shiny Pokémon is your favorite? Let us know in the comments section.