Niantic Announces GO Summer Tour 2019 Details: GO Fest in Chicago, Dortmund, and Asia

Pokemon GO Fest 2019
Pokemon GO Fest Chicago 2019

Trainers, on your feet! Niantic has just announced that there will be three Pokemon GO Fest events in 2019, each taking place in a different continent:

  • June 13–16: Pokémon GO Fest Chicago
  • July 4–7: Pokémon GO Fest Dortmund
  • 2019 Summer: Pokémon GO Fest Asia (To be announced)

This year’s GO Fests will also feature global player challenges that allow players that are not attending to participate and help secure worldwide benefits, and it looks like Pachirisu will be the featured regional Pokemon at GO Fest Chicago!

Not only that, a number of smaller Safari Zone events is coming in the latter part of 2019: “A number of Safari Zone events are coming up in the second half of 2019, so keep your eyes peeled for more!”. Finally, for those interested in the upcoming worldwide Community Day events, mark your calendars for the following dates:

  • May 19 – Torchic
  • June 8 – Slakoth
  • July 21 – likely Mudkip
  • August 3
Pokemon GO Summer 2019 events
Pokemon GO Summer 2019 events

Pokemon spotted in the official cover image include Pachirisu, a ! Unown, Hippo family and more:

Hippopotas Hippowdon Swinub
Piloswine Mamoswine Pachirisu
Unown Haunter Ralts

GO Fest Chicago

In the United States, Pokémon GO Fest returns to Chicago for its third year for Pokémon GO Fest 2019 from June 13 to June 16, expanding the event from two to four days. This year’s event will take place across the expansive Grant Park, where Trainers of all ages
will get to catch an array of Pokémon while interacting with physical installations and participating in exclusive activities throughout the park.

Pokémon GO Fest: Chicago in Grant Park will also feature more than 300 acres of walking space in addition to some of Chicago’s most iconic landmarks and attractions. Tickets will go on sale through an all-new Niantic ticketing system built within the Pokémon GO app later this month. For more information on Pokémon GO Fest: Chicago, please visit:

GO Hub team at GO Fest
GO Hub team at GO Fest

GO Fest Dortmund

Following the massive success of the Pokémon GO Safari Zone in Dortmund, Germany in 2018, the real-world event in 2019 will now be featured as Pokémon GO Fest: Dortmund for four days from July 4 to July 7. Hosted at the renowned Westfalenpark, Trainers will have an opportunity to play Pokémon GO together with others, explore Dortmund’s cultural history and interact with local attractions while playing Pokémon GO together with others.

Tickets for the event will be going on sale later this spring. For more information
on and to stay up-to-date on ticketing information for Pokémon GO Fest: Dortmund, please visit:

Dortmund Safari Zone Crowd
Dortmund Safari Zone Crowd

A word from John Hanke, Niantic CEO

“Last year’s Pokémon GO Summer Tour brought hundreds of thousands of Trainers together at real-world events around the world which left us with some truly unforgettable moments and stories,” said John Hanke, founder and CEO of Niantic, Inc. “This summer, we’re looking to continue to build upon that success and create even more ways for Trainers to enjoy and interact with these incredible parks and cities and build lasting friendships throughout their journeys of encountering Pokémon in the ‘real-world.’”


According to Serebii, The GO Fest in Chicago will include new Special Research, GO Snapshot Photo spots and more rewards that players both at the park and globally work towards. Attendees can only purchase tickets ($25 per person) for one of the four days.