a new in-game t-shirt has been found in the app’s downloaded asset! The shirt features the UN Global Goals logo, comes in the two usual male and female variants and has the following asset names:
We expect that the shirts will go be available during the Global Goals Week, September 16 -23, 2017. We can’t confirm if there will be a special in-game event, but it wouldn’t surprise us.
Niantic is a Global Goals partner
If you’re wondering why Niantic is implementing a t-shirt featuring UN’s Global Goals, remember that Niantic and the Pokémon Company International have partnered with Project Everyone and the Global Goals initiative earlier this year, before the World Economic Forum took place in Davos.
In an effort to drive awareness of the Global Goals amongst World Economic Forum attendees, Niantic has obliged to do the following:
- 17 all-new Pokémon GO PokéStops are being created, one for each of the 17 Global Goals. PokéStops are real world locations that you interact with by spinning its Photo Disc to get valuable in-game items added to your inventory (in Davos).
- The Congress Centre will be turned into a Gym. Gyms are special points of interest where the three teams in the game (Team Mystic, Team Instinct or Team Valor) train and ultimately battle in order to capture the Gym (in Davos).
- From Spring 2017, additional in-game content will become available to continue to promote the importance of The Global Goals campaign (global).
Memorable quotes from the partnership press release:
John Hanke, founder of Niantic, the publisher and developer of Pokémon GO said:
“We’ve always wanted both Niantic and Pokémon GO to be a force for good in the world. We are extremely proud to partner with the Global Goals campaign to help remind people of how critically important the Goals are while hopefully keeping the world’s leaders focused on delivering on them.” ss release:
Richard Curtis, film maker, UN SDG Advocate and founder of Project Everyone said:
“I believe we can be the generation to see the fantastic ambitions of the Global Goals achieved. But in order to achieve this it will require awareness, multi-sector actions and unusual and lively partnerships. This partnership with Niantic & The Pokémon Company International with the massively popular game, Pokémon GO, is a great way of making sure the Goals are front of mind with the Davos attendees, who are such an important constituency in delivering on the promise of the Goals. And it’s excellent to be able to report back home on a partnership my sons all understand and are excited by – their generation is also so crucial to the achievement of the SDGs.”