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Pokémon Go Fest 2022 research steps Battle, Catch, Explore, best Choose Path choice and rewards

How to catch Land Forme Shaymin during Go Fest 2022.

The Pokémon Go Fest 2022 special research quest is part of Go Fest 2022 in Pokémon Go and offers you the chance to add Land Forme Shaymin to your Pokédex.

Pokémon Go Fest 2022 is also a branching quest, with three different paths for you to choose from. You also have to select which difficulty level you wish the quest to be and, for both of these reasons, it’s a good idea to know which Choose Path choice is best for you.

With Land Forme Shaymin’s initial release being part of Go Fest 2022, unlocking this questline requires you to have purchased a ticket for the event. Land Forme Shaymin will, however, most likely be made available to every Pokémon Go player via a new special research quest in a similar manner to past mythical Pokémon, like Meloetta, Victini and Celebi.

Additionally, the 'Rhi's Arrival' special research is available to everyone during Go Fest 2022 Day 2, and 'A Radiant World' for ticket-holders who complete the Rhi's Arrival quest during the second day of the special event.

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‘Pokémon Go Fest 2022’ quest steps in Pokémon Go

Pokémon Go Fest 2022 is a special research quest in Pokémon Go that is only available to players who’ve purchased a Go Fest 2022 ticket. You must also play Pokémon Go on either Saturday, 4th June or Sunday, 5th June between 10am to 6pm (local time) to unlock this questline.

Pokémon Go Fest 2022 is the first quest in Pokémon Go where you have to select a difficulty level - Relaxed, Standard and Master. Your selection will have an effect on some of the challenges you receive and determine which sticker you receive from Pokémon Go Fest 2022, but not the other rewards you earn.

You’ll also be given the choice between three paths - Battle, Catch and Explore - with your selection determining the challenges and rewards you receive from this quest.

Below you’ll find the first set of challenges and rewards for the Pokémon Go Fest 2022 special research quest and, afterwards, we outline each individual path in their own dedicated section. Be prepared for spoilers though!

‘Pokémon Go Fest 2022’ Step 1 of 7

  • Send a Gift to a friend - 2 Incense
  • Use an Incense - 22 Poké Balls
  • Catch 10 Pokémon - 2 Pinap Berries

Rewards: 2022 XP, 2 Razz Berries and a Poffin

Upon completing this step, you’ll be asked to choose between the three paths - Battle, Catch or Explore.

Once you’ve completed the second set of challenges for this quest, you’ll then be asked to select a difficulty level - Relaxed, Standard or Master.

Battle Path quest steps in Pokémon Go

Below you’ll find the challenges and rewards for the Battle Path of Pokémon Go Fest 2022 in Pokémon Go.

The first step for this path - and the second in the overall quest - will be the same for everyone who selects Battle:

‘Pokémon Go Fest 2022 - Battle’ Step 2 of 7

  • Use a Charged TM - 2 Potions
  • Power up Pokémon 3 times - 2 Super Potions
  • Spin 5 PokéStops or Gyms - 2 Hyper Potions

Rewards: 2 Max Potions, 2 Max Revives and a Land Forme Shaymin T-Shirt

After finishing this step, you’ll be asked to choose the difficulty level for the rest of the special research quest.

We’ve organised the following steps by difficulty level - Relaxed, Standard and Master - so make sure you find the set which corresponds to the difficulty you choose. Just be wary of spoilers!

Relaxed Battle Steps

‘Battle - Relaxed’ Step 3 of 7

Rewards: 2 Revives, 2 Premium Battle Passes and a Klink encounter

‘Battle - Relaxed’ Step 4 of 7

  • Battle in 3 raids - 2 Charged TM
  • Battle in a raid with your buddy - 2 Fast TM
  • Earn 3000 XP - 22 Poké Balls

Rewards: 2022 Stardust, 2 Rare Candies and a Tropius encounter

‘Battle - Relaxed’ Step 5 of 7

Rewards: 2 Premium Battle Passes, 2 Max Revives and a Torkoal encounter

‘Battle - Relaxed’ Step 6 of 7

Rewards: 22 Ultra Balls, 2 Rare Candies and a Shaymin encounter

‘Battle - Relaxed’ Step 7 of 7

  • Claim reward - 2022 XP
  • Claim reward - 2022 Stardust
  • Claim reward - 2022 XP

Rewards: 22 Shaymin Candy, Gracidea Bouquet Pose and 22 Relaxed Willow Stickers

Standard Battle Steps

‘Battle - Standard’ Step 3 of 7

Rewards: 2 Revives, 2 Premium Battle Passes and a Klink encounter

‘Battle - Relaxed’ Step 4 of 7

  • Battle in 3 raids - 2 Charged TM
  • Battle in a raid with your buddy - 2 Fast TM
  • Earn 6000 XP - 22 Poké Balls

Rewards: 2022 Stardust, 2 Rare Candies and a Tropius encounter

‘Battle - Relaxed’ Step 5 of 7

Rewards: 2 Premium Battle Passes, 2 Max Revives and a Torkoal encounter

‘Battle - Relaxed’ Step 6 of 7

Rewards: 22 Ultra Balls, 2 Rare Candies and a Shaymin encounter

‘Battle - Relaxed’ Step 7 of 7

  • Claim reward - 2022 XP
  • Claim reward - 2022 Stardust
  • Claim reward - 2022 XP

Rewards: 22 Shaymin Candy, Gracidea Bouquet Pose and 22 Master Willow Stickers

Master Battle Steps

‘Battle - Master’ Step 3 of 7

Rewards: 2 Revives, 2 Premium Battle Passes and a Klink encounter

‘Battle - Master’ Step 4 of 7

  • Win 3 raids with a team of different Pokémon - 2 Charged TM
  • Win 3 raids with your Buddy Pokémon - 2 Fast TM
  • Earn 60,000 XP - 22 Poké Balls

Rewards: 2022 Stardust, 2 Rare Candies and a Tropius encounter

‘Battle - Master’ Step 5 of 7

  • Win 3 Trainer Battles in the Go Battle League - 2 Max Potions
  • Power up Pokémon 30 times - 2 Star Pieces
  • Earn 30,000 Stardust - 2 Lure Modules

Rewards: 2 Premium Battle Passes, 2 Max Revives and a Torkoal encounter

‘Battle - Master’ Step 6 of 7

Rewards: 22 Ultra Balls, 2 Rare Candies and a Shaymin encounter

‘Battle - Master’ Step 7 of 7

  • Claim reward - 2022 XP
  • Claim reward - 2022 Stardust
  • Claim reward - 2022 XP

Rewards: 22 Shaymin Candy, Gracidea Bouquet Pose and 22 Master Willow Stickers

Catch Path quest steps in Pokémon Go

Here are the challenges and rewards for the Catch Path of the Pokémon Go Fest 2022 special research quest in Pokémon Go.

The first step for this path, and the second in the quest overall, will be the same for every player who selected Catch:

‘Pokémon Go Fest 2022 - Catch’ Step 2 of 7

  • Spin 5 PokéStops or Gyms - 22 Poké Balls
  • Complete 3 Field Research tasks - 2 Razz Berries
  • Earn 3 hearts with your buddy - 2 Lucky Eggs

Rewards: 2022 XP, 22 Poké Balls and a Land Forme Shaymin T-Shirt

After completing this step, you’ll have to pick the difficulty level you wish to complete the rest of the quest at.

The steps below have been organised by difficulty - Relaxed, Standard and Master - so find the set which corresponds to the one you choose. Remember these sections contain spoilers!

Relaxed Catch Steps

‘Catch - Relaxed’ Step 3 of 7

  • Catch 5 different species of Pokémon - 2022 Stardust
  • Use 3 Berries to help catch Pokémon - 22 Poké Balls
  • Take a snapshot with your buddy - 2 Incense

Rewards: 22 Great Balls, 2 Pinap Berries and a Klink encounter

‘Catch - Relaxed’ Step 4 of 7

  • Use 2 Pinap Berries to help catch Pokémon - 2022 XP
  • Catch 10 Pokémon - 2 Pinap Berries
  • Earn 1000 Stardust - 22 Poké Balls

Rewards: 2022 Stardust, 2 Rare Candies and a Tropius encounter

‘Catch - Relaxed’ Step 5 of 7

  • Catch 10 Pokémon - 2 Max Potions
  • Make 10 Nice Throws - 2 Star Pieces
  • Earn 2000 XP - 2 Lure Modules

Rewards: 2 Incense, 22 Ultra Balls and a Torkoal encounter

‘Catch - Relaxed’ Step 6 of 7

  • Make 5 Great Throws - 2 Silver Pinap Berries
  • Make 3 Curveball Throws - Galarian Mr. Mime encounter
  • Catch 10 different species of Pokémon - 2 Golden Razz Berries

Rewards: 22 Ultra Balls, 2 Rare Candies and a Shaymin encounter

‘Catch - Relaxed’ Step 7 of 7

  • Claim reward - 2022 XP
  • Claim reward - 2022 Stardust
  • Claim reward - 2022 XP

Rewards: 22 Shaymin Candy, Gracideo Bouquet Pose and 22 Relaxed Willow Stickers

Standard Catch Steps

‘Catch - Standard’ Step 3 of 7

  • Catch 10 different species of Pokémon - 2022 Stardust
  • Use 5 Berries to help catch Pokémon - 22 Poké Balls
  • Take a snapshot with your buddy - 2 Incense

Rewards: 22 Great Balls, 2 Pinap Berries and a Klink encounter

‘Catch - Standard’ Step 4 of 7

  • Use 2 Pinap Berries to help catch Pokémon - 2022 XP
  • Catch 20 Pokémon - 2 Pinap Berries
  • Earn 3000 Stardust - 22 Poké Balls

Rewards: 2022 Stardust, 2 Rare Candies and a Tropius encounter

‘Catch - Standard’ Step 5 of 7

  • Make 10 Curveball Throws - 2 Max Potions
  • Make 15 Great Throws - 2 Star Pieces
  • Earn 3000 Stardust - 2 Lure Modules

Rewards: 2 Incense, 22 Ultra Balls and a Torkoal encounter

‘Catch - Standard’ Step 6 of 7

  • Make 5 Excellent Throws - 2 Silver Pinap Berries
  • Make 3 Curveball Throws in a row - Galarian Mr. Mime encounter
  • Catch 12 different species of Pokémon - 2 Golden Razz Berries

Rewards: 22 Ultra Balls, 2 Rare Candies and a Shaymin encounter

‘Catch - Standard’ Step 7 of 7

  • Claim reward - 2022 XP
  • Claim reward - 2022 Stardust
  • Claim reward - 2022 XP

Rewards: 22 Shaymin Candy, Gracideo Bouquet Pose and 22 Standard Willow Stickers

Master Catch Steps

‘Catch - Master’ Step 3 of 7

  • Catch 15 different species of Pokémon - 2022 Stardust
  • Earn 5000 Stardust - 22 Poké Balls
  • Take a snapshot with your buddy - 2 Incense

Rewards: 22 Great Balls, 2 Pinap Berries and a Klink encounter

‘Catch - Master’ Step 4 of 7

  • Make 5 Great Throws in a row - 2022 XP
  • Catch 30 Pokémon - 2 Pinap Berries
  • Use 10 Pinap Berries while catching Pokémon - 22 Poké Balls

Rewards: 2022 Stardust, 2 Rare Candies and a Tropius encounter

‘Catch - Master’ Step 5 of 7

  • Make 20 Curveball Throws - 2 Max Potions
  • Make 20 Great Throws - 2 Star Pieces
  • Make 20 Great Curveball Throws - 2 Lure Modules

Rewards: 2 Incense, 22 Ultra Balls and a Torkoal encounter

‘Catch - Master’ Step 6 of 7

  • Make 20 Excellent Throws - 2 Silver Pinap Berries
  • Make 2 Excellent Curveball Throws in a row - Galarian Mr. Mime encounter
  • Catch 30 different species of Pokémon - 2 Golden Razz Berries

Rewards: 22 Ultra Balls, 2 Rare Candies and a Shaymin encounter

‘Catch - Master’ Step 7 of 7

  • Claim reward - 2022 XP
  • Claim reward - 2022 Stardust
  • Claim reward - 2022 XP

Rewards: 22 Shaymin Candy, Gracideo Bouquet Pose and 22 Master Willow Stickers

Explore Path quest steps in Pokémon Go

Below lies the Explore Path challenges and rewards for the Pokémon Go Fest 2022 special research quest in Pokémon Go.

The first step, and second step for the quest overall, is the same for every player who choose the Explore Path:

‘Pokémon Go Fest 2022 - Explore’ Step 2 of 7

  • Open 3 Gifts - 2 Egg Incubators
  • Send 3 Gifts to friends - 22 Poké Balls
  • Give your buddy 3 treats - 2022 XP

Rewards: 2022 Stardust, 2 Lucky Eggs and a Land Forme Shaymin T-Shirt

Upon completing this quest, you need to select the difficulty level for the rest of the quest.

These steps have been organised by the three difficulty options - Relaxed, Standard and Master - so find the challenges which match the difficulty level you selected. This section does contain spoilers!

Relaxed Explore Steps

‘Explore - Relaxed’ Step 3 of 7

  • Spin 5 PokéStops or Gyms - 2022 Stardust
  • Earn 3 hearts with your buddy - 22 Great Balls
  • Earn 2000 XP - 2 Nanab Berries

Rewards: 2022 XP, 2 Egg Incubators and a Klink encounter

‘Explore - Relaxed’ Step 4 of 7

  • Hatch an Egg - 2022 Stardust
  • Complete 3 Field Research Tasks - 2022 XP
  • Walk 1km - 22 Poké Balls

Rewards: 2022 Stardust, 2 Rare Candy and a Tropius encounter

‘Explore - Relaxed’ Step 5 of 7

  • Earn a candy walking with your buddy - 2 Max Potions
  • Catch 10 Pokémon - 2 Star Pieces
  • Walk 1km - 2 Lure Modules

Rewards: 2022 XP, 2 Super Incubators and a Torkoal encounter

‘Explore - Relaxed’ Step 6 of 7

  • Hatch an Egg - 2 Silver Pinap Berries
  • Spin 15 PokéStops or Gyms - Galarian Mr. Mime
  • Catch 10 Pokémon - 2 Golden Razz Berries

Rewards: 22 Ultra Balls, 2 Rare Candies and a Shaymin encounter

‘Explore - Relaxed’ Step 7 of 7

  • Claim reward - 2022 XP
  • Claim reward - 2022 Stardust
  • Claim reward - 2022 XP

Rewards: 22 Shaymin Candy, Gracidea Bouquet Pose and 22 Relaxed Willow Stickers

Standard Explore Steps

‘Explore - Standard’ Step 3 of 7

  • Spin 6 PokéStops or Gyms - 2022 Stardust
  • Earn 3 hearts with your buddy - 22 Great Balls
  • Earn 3000 XP - 2 Nanab Berries

Rewards: 2022 XP, 2 Egg Incubators and a Klink encounter

‘Explore - Standard’ Step 4 of 7

  • Hatch 2 Eggs - 2022 Stardust
  • Complete 5 Field Research Tasks - 2022 XP
  • Walk 1km - 22 Poké Balls

Rewards: 2022 Stardust, 2 Rare Candy and a Tropius encounter

‘Explore - Standard’ Step 5 of 7

  • Earn a candy walking with your buddy - 2 Max Potions
  • Catch 15 Pokémon - 2 Star Pieces
  • Walk 1km - 2 Lure Modules

Rewards: 2022 XP, 2 Super Incubators and a Torkoal encounter

‘Explore - Standard’ Step 6 of 7

  • Hatch 2 Eggs - 2 Silver Pinap Berries
  • Spin 20 PokéStops or Gyms - Galarian Mr. Mime
  • Earn 2 Candies walking with your buddy - 2 Golden Razz Berries

Rewards: 22 Ultra Balls, 2 Rare Candies and a Shaymin encounter

‘Explore - Relaxed’ Step 7 of 7

  • Claim reward - 2022 XP
  • Claim reward - 2022 Stardust
  • Claim reward - 2022 XP

Rewards: 22 Shaymin Candy, Gracidea Bouquet Pose and 22 Standard Willow Stickers

Master Explore Steps

‘Explore - Master’ Step 3 of 7

  • Spin 10 PokéStops or Gyms - 2022 Stardust
  • Earn 3 hearts with your buddy - 22 Great Balls
  • Earn 6000 XP - 2 Nanab Berries

Rewards: 2022 XP, 2 Egg Incubators and a Klink encounter

‘Explore - Master’ Step 4 of 7

  • Hatch 2 Eggs - 2022 Stardust
  • Complete 6 Field Research Tasks - 2022 XP
  • Walk 1km - 22 Poké Balls

Rewards: 2022 Stardust, 2 Rare Candy and a Tropius encounter

‘Explore - Master’ Step 5 of 7

  • Earn 2 candies walking with your buddy - 2 Max Potions
  • Catch 20 Pokémon - 2 Star Pieces
  • Walk 2km - 2 Lure Modules

Rewards: 2022 XP, 2 Super Incubators and a Torkoal encounter

‘Explore - Master’ Step 6 of 7

  • Hatch 5 Eggs - 2 Silver Pinap Berries
  • Spin 30 PokéStops or Gyms - Galarian Mr. Mime
  • Earn 3 candies walking with your buddy - 2 Golden Razz Berries

Rewards: 22 Ultra Balls, 2 Rare Candies and a Shaymin encounter

‘Explore - Master’ Step 7 of 7

  • Claim reward - 2022 XP
  • Claim reward - 2022 Stardust
  • Claim reward - 2022 XP

Rewards: 22 Shaymin Candy, Gracidea Bouquet Pose and 22 Master Willow Stickers

Pokémon Go Fest 2022 best Choose Path in Pokémon Go

The Pokémon Go Fest 2022 special research quest has two choices which decide what challenges you’ll face and changes a number of the rewards you receive. It’s important to remember that once you’ve chosen a path, it can not be changed.

The first occurs after completing Step 1 and offers you the choice between Battle, Catch and Explore. Each of these choices focuses on a different set of activities in Pokémon Go, which you can find below:

  • Battle - Raids, battling Team Go Rocket, purifying Shadow Pokémon and battling in the Go Battle League
  • Catch - Catching different species of Pokémon and conducting different types of throws
  • Explore - Hatching eggs, completing field research tasks, walking specific distances and activities with your buddy Pokémon

While the majority of the rewards you receive remain the same, some differ depending on which step you pick. The Explore Path, for example, will reward you with incubators, while the Battle Path has a selection of TMs and more Premium Battle Passes as rewards.

When it comes to choosing the best path for you, we recommend thinking about which activities you prefer in Pokémon and which rewards you like best.

Personally I’ll be picking the Explore Path, because I enjoy playing Pokémon Go on long walks and really need those extra incubators for 12km eggs.

The second choice you make occurs after completing Step 2 and asks you to choose the difficulty level for the rest of the quest - Relaxed, Standard and Master.

It’s important to note that this choice only changes the stickers you’ll earn from completing the quest and a number of challenges, but not the overall rewards.

For this reason, we recommend looking at the different challenges you’ll face for each difficulty level listed above before making this decision and consider how long it will take you to complete these challenges.

If you want to complete this quest quickly, for example, then choose Relaxed. Yet, if you’re looking for a longer challenge, then Master is the way to go.


The Shared Skies Season is here! The Better Together event is currently running, bringing both Tandemaus and Maushold to Pokémon Go. Go Fest 2024 may have been and gone, but you can still play around with the Fusion mechanic. Meanwhile, ticket holders can finish Go Fest 2024: A Shadowy Caper and The Dusk Settles. Don't forget to try out Routes, Gift Exchange and Party Play while you're hunting down rare Pokémon, fighting in the Go Battle League or competing in PokéStop Showcases.


How Pokémon Go Fest 2022 works during Day One of Pokémon Go Fest 2022

Pokémon Go Fest 2022 is the special research quest released on Day One - Saturday, 4th June - of Go Fest 2022 and is exclusive to players who purchased a ticket for the event. Completing this quest will allow you to add the mythical Land Forme Shaymin to your Pokédex.

At the time of writing, there is no way to transform Shaymin into its Sky Forme in Pokémon Go.

To unlock this questline you must log into Pokémon Go on either Saturday, 4th June or Sunday, 5th June between 10am to 6pm (local time), which is when the event is live. Doing so will automatically unlock this special research quest and, since it has no deadline, you can complete it at your own pace.

If you don’t purchase a Go Fest 2022 ticket, you won’t be able to access this research quest.

Like all research quests, Pokémon Go Fest 2022 is divided into a series of quest steps and each one has a number of challenges. Completing these tasks will not only unlock rewards, but allow you to progress through the questline.

Pokémon Go Fest 2022 is also a branching quest and, therefore, offers you a selection of paths that all have different challenges and rewards. What makes Pokémon Go Fest 2022 different compared to all the special research quests which have come before it - branching or not - is its difficulty setting.

You must choose between Relaxed, Standard and Master - with Relaxed being the easiest and Master the hardest. Aside from affecting the difficulty level of the challenges you receive from Pokémon Go Fest 2022, this choice will also determine which sticker you receive from the quest. The other rewards, however, will not be affected.

Good luck catching Land Forme Shaymin in Go Fest 2022!

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