Day two of the 2020 Pokémon Go Fest focuses on taking out Team Rocket baddies who are trying to ruin the event.
The second day takes place on July 26 and will run from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. in your local time.
Only players who buy the Pokémon Go Fest Ticket for $14.99 will be able to participate in the Special Research. Once logging on during the event period and starting the research, players will have an unlimited amount of time to finish it. It won’t expire or anything when Go Fest ends, so no need to panic if you don’t finish by the end of the day.
During the second day, tons of Team Rocket lackies will be showing up in hot air balloons, regardless of whether you have a ticket for Go Fest or not. The Team Rocket leaders will also be making appearances with new lineups. Sierra will have Beldum, Houndoom, and Zapdos, Cliff will have Pinsir, Tyranitar, and Articuno, and Arlo will have Mawile, Scizor, and Moltres.
Ticket holders will have access to a Special Research Task set that will allow them to catch Victini, a Mythical Pokémon from the Unova region. Note that anyone who doesn’t have the pass will likely get a Special Research Task to unlock Victini at a later date, similarly to Celebi and Jirachi.
If you’re having a hard time taking down Team Rocket grunts, they’ll get easier as the day progresses. Trying again later in the day will yield better results.