Trainers, GO Fest 2020 will be starting on 25th July and Niantic have already started preparing for it.

New texts and assets have found suggesting Legendary Birds encounter from Team GO Rocket Leaders, Shadow Mewtwo debut, New Costume Pokemon, New Event Stickers and much more during GO Fest 2020.

  1. Team GO Rocket Quest
  2. Team GO Rocket Leaders Special Encounter
  3. Shadow Mewtwo
  4. New Costume Pokemon
  5. New Event Sticker
  6. Raid Stardust and XP Bonus

Credits to PokeMiner for Data Mining and artwork!

Team GO Rocket Quest

A New Team GO Rocket special research “GO Fest 2020: Rocket Straight to Victory” will be release during the GO Fest 2020 and it will be of 6 stages!

RESOURCE ID: gofest2020_quest_rocket_title_0 
TEXT: GO Fest 2020: Rocket Straight to Victory (1/6)

RESOURCE ID: gofest2020_quest_rocket_title_1 
TEXT: GO Fest 2020: Rocket Straight to Victory (2/6) 

RESOURCE ID: gofest2020_quest_rocket_title_2 
TEXT: GO Fest 2020: Rocket Straight to Victory (3/6) 

RESOURCE ID: gofest2020_quest_rocket_title_3 
TEXT: GO Fest 2020: Rocket Straight to Victory (4/6) 

RESOURCE ID: gofest2020_quest_rocket_title_4 
TEXT: GO Fest 2020: Rocket Straight to Victory (5/6) 

RESOURCE ID: gofest2020_quest_rocket_title_5 
TEXT: GO Fest 2020: Rocket Straight to Victory (6/6)

Team GO Rocket Special Encounter

Start collecting Rocket Radar before the GO Fest 2020, New text dialogue have been found saying Team GO Rocket leaders have captured some Flying-type Legendary Poke on and turned them in Shadow Pokemon!

Legendary Pokemon GO | Generation 4 Legendary Pokemon

We can expect the 3 Legendary birds Articuno, Zapos and Moltres from the Team GO Rocket Leaders!

RESOURCE ID: gofest2020_quest_rocket_dialogue_2_1 
TEXT: The team leaders and I have been scoping out the Team GO Rocket members traveling via balloon and have discovered that the Team GO Rocket leaders are using Flying-type Pokémon.

RESOURCE ID: gofest2020_quest_rocket_dialogue_2_2 
TEXT: Sources are telling me that they might have captured some Legendary Pokémon and turned them into Shadow Pokémon! 

RESOURCE ID: gofest2020_quest_rocket_dialogue_3_1 
TEXT: Candela, Blanche, and Spark can handle the Team GO Rocket leaders from here while you prepare to face the boss. It's extremely interesting to see the Team GO Rocket Leaders commanding these Shadow Legendary Pokémon which are usually reserved for the boss himself.

Shadow Mewtwo

It appears that Giovanni have captured Mewtwo and turned it into Shadow Mewtwo and you will get the chance to rescue the Pokemon at GO Fest 2020.

RESOURCE ID: gofest2020_quest_rocket_dialogue_4_0 
TEXT: %PLAYERNAME%, you did it! You defeated Giovanni and he appears to be retreating! Who would have thought that he could even turn Mewtwo into a Shadow Pokémon.

New Costume Pokemon

New Costume Pokemon asset have been found and this time they are not Pikachu (partially)!


New Event Sticker

New Event exclusive GO Fest 2020 stickers have been found and seems you only get this sticker if you’re attending GO Fest 2020.


Raid Stardust and XP Bonus

New texts for Raid Stardust and XP from Todays view section has been found suggesting some different Stardust and XP during GO Fest.

RESOURCE ID: raid_stardust_xp_double 
TEXT:  Raid Stardust and XP 

RESOURCE ID: raid_stardust_xp_triple 
TEXT:  Raid Stardust and XP

That’s all for now, We’ll keep updating as soon as new information have been found!

Do you know?

You can check-out the Countdown Timer of all Events at our All New Mobile App GO Field Guide for all Countdown Timers, Raid Boss Guides, Egg Hatch List, Shiny Checklist and much more…

Available for both Android and iOS

iOS – App Store

Android – Google Play Store


Feel free to ask anything else you may want to know. If we can’t answer them, maybe someone else reading can. Let us know in the comments below and join the discussion on our Pokemon Go – WorldWide Niantic News Update Facebook Group!

Make sure to Join our PokeWreck community for all latest news, updates, leaks and research:

  1. GO Field Guide – Pokemon GO Companion App
  2. Facebook Page
  3. Twitter
  4. Facebook Group