GO Fest 2021 Trading Details Including Distance and Special Trade Limit

By Sam Woods

July 16, 2021

At this year’s Pokemon GO Fest, Niantic is ensuring that players constantly have something to do.

Of course, there are going to be plenty of wild Pokemon to catch and just as many Legendary Pokemon to raid but alongside that, there will be loads more to get stuck into.

There’s a Special Research Story, the opportunity to build an in-game band and some boosts to trading for players to really ensure everybody is busy.

So, here is everything you need to know about the changes to trades at GO Fest this year, including the increased trade distance and the new Special Trade limit.

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What is the Increased Trade Distance for GO Fest this year?

When trading, players have to be in the vicinity of other trainers in order to complete a trade within Pokemon GO. Strangely , for GO Fest this year, Niantic hasn’t increased this distance and therefore players won’t be able to trade with others further apart.

What Are The Changes To Special Trades?

Usually, players are entitled to make a single Special Trade a day in Pokemon GO, however, as part of this year’s GO Fest, players can instead make six a day!

These six trades can take place on Friday 16, Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 July. These trades can start taking place from 1 pm PT on Friday and will stop at 11 pm PT on Sunday.

What is a Special Trade?

A special trade is a trade that contains one of the following Pokemon:

  • Pokémon not already in your Pokédex
  • Legendary Pokémon
  • Shiny Pokémon
  • Pokémon with forms not already in your Pokédex (like Unown, costumed Pikachu, and Castform)
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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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