I really had a blast during the recently concluded Pokémon Go Fest 2020 event. The two-day event featured exciting and difficult to find Pokemons and its shiny form with Shadow Mewtwo as the main prize. On top of that the mythical Psychic & Fire Pokémon, Victini made its debut on the game and guess what, I landed a Hundo (Perfect iv) on this one. I guess I won the bragging right for the day in the absence of anyone getting a Hundo Shadow Mewtwo from my group.
Due to Covid-19 pandemic, the annual event’s format is adjusted and it is played globally, anywhere on the planet. No need to travel to a specific location and you can even play at the comfort of your home.
But then again, Pokemon Go’s enthusiasts won’t settle for that, will they? So, equipped with a face mask, we went to several safe places with lots of pokestops and gyms that made the event more exciting.
Those not familiar with the game, let me tell you that there are two sides to the game. The first one is grinding, where you hunt for powerful and rare pokemons and collect stardusts and candies which are useful to power up your Pokemon.
The second one is the fun part which is battling. You can either battle in gym (raid battle), battle the team Rocket or battle with other players (PvP). You can do battles on Niantic’s Go-Battle League or at Silph Arena. There are global rankings for this.
But before you do battles, you might need to do the first part first, i.e grinding. Events like Go-Fest and Community Day are good times to grind. I took leave for Pokemon GoFest 2020. Walk many km and caught more than a thousand Pokemons in two days. Basically, I became a boy for 2 days. Felt a bit sad to see the fireworks appeared on the app signaling the end of the event.
Depending on your expectation for the event, some may feel happy, and some may not, with their catch. Since this is just a game, I will always settle for anything. Additional awesome catch would be a bonus. However, I must say that the shiny rates are quite low for an event like this. But they made it easier for us to beat team Rocket. I think none of my pokemons were fainted when I beat Giovanni. Hence, we had more time to do the catching.
I’m looking forward to the next event. In the meantime, let me set Victini as my buddy for a week or two for everyone to see.