GO Fest 2021 - The Best Pokemon You Can Catch At The Event

By Sam Woods

July 17, 2021

Time management is an essential skill at this year’s Pokemon GO Fest.

Niantic has put on a shedload of activities for players to get involved in, however, due to the nature of it all, that means certain decisions are going to have to be made.

One of those choices will ultimately be, which Pokemon do you catch and which do you just have to stroll on by?

Here, we take a look at the best Pokemon at GO Fest 2021 and the ones that you should be spending your time and resources on.

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Best Rare Pokemon at GO Fest

There are a range of rare Pokemon that are appearing throughout the festival that you should be focusing on.

This could be to help you fill your Pokedex, to give you Pokemon to trade or just to stock up on.

Here are the best rare Pokemon we think you can catch at GO Fest and why we think you should catch them:

  • Costumed Pokemon – GO Fest Exclusives
  • Audino – Boosted Stardust
  • Chimecho – Boosted Stardust
  • Unown F – Very Rare
  • Unown G – Very Rare
  • Chespin – Newest Starter
  • Fennekin – Newest Starter
  • Froakie – Newest Starter
  • Deino – Very Rare
  • Vanillite – Winter Only
  • Chatot – Formerly Regional Exclusive
  • Throh – Formerly Regional Exclusive
  • Sawk – Formerly Regional Exclusive
  • Sewaddle – ‘Dex Filler But Rare
  • Frillish – New/Semi-rare
  • Snorlax – Rare

Shiny Pokemon

The following Pokemon can all be Shiny, so even if you don’t catch them, they’re worth checking just to see if they sparkle:

  • Snivy
  • Ekans
  • Slakoth
  • Chimchar
  • Lotad
  • Croagunk
  • Scyther
  • Tangela
  • Aipom
  • Growlithe
  • Alolan Geodude
  • Skorupi
  • Aron
  • Hippopotas
  • Trapinch
  • Skarmory
  • Magikarp
  • Wailmer
  • Tympole (NEW)
  • Chinchou
  • Feebas
  • Carvanha
  • Marill
  • Alomomola
  • Swablu
  • Sableye
  • Zubat
  • Jigglypuff
  • Roggenrolla
  • Gligar
  • Ralts
  • Woobat
  • Beldum
  • Clamperl
  • Deino
  • Whismur (NEW)
  • Audino (NEW)
  • Chimecho (NEW)
  • Kricketot
  • Larvitar
  • Ferroseed
  • Snorlax
  • Unown F (NEW)
  • Unown G
  • Throh (NEW)
  • Sawk (NEW)
  • Pikachu
  • Galarian Ponyta
  • Galarian Zigzagoon

Good For Battling/Stock Up on Candies

There are also certain Pokemon that are worth catching just because they’re good for PVP.

These are the ones we recommend:

  • Shieldon
  • Croagunk
  • Skarmory
  • Ralts
  • Galarian Stunfisk
  • Deino
  • Cranidos
  • Dratini
  • Gyarados
  • Sableye

Best Legendary Pokemon at GO Fest

There are plenty of good Legendary Pokemon at the event, rather than list them all, you can check out our guides to figure out which ones are for you:

They are all right here – be sure to check back as we publish more throughout the day.

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Sam Woods

Sam is the Managing Editor at DualShockers. He's been playing video games for as long as he can remember and you can regularly find him on his Nintendo Switch. When he's not playing games, he'll no doubt be suffering watching his beloved Ipswich Town.

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