Pokémon GO Fest 2018

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Pokémon GO Fest is returning to Chicago in 2018, on July 14 and 15 in the city’s historic Lincoln Park. The event is officially titled Pokémon GO Fest 2018: A Walk in the Park, but Pokémon trainers often call it “GO Fest 2.0”. GO Fest 2018 will be accompanied by various in-game worldwide challenges for players that are unable to attend.

Tickets for the event  go on sale on May 11 2018 at 9:00 A.M PDT for $20. GO Fest has been confirmed as the North American exclusive Pokémon GO event.


Event Pokémon GO Fest 2018
Title Pokémon GO Fest: A Walk in the Park
  • July 14 2018 (Saturday, day 1)
  • July 15 2018 (Sunday, day 2)
Location Lincoln Park, Chicago, Illinois
Ticket fee 20 USD for a single day experience, valid only for one day
Ticket info
  • Tickets are valid for only one of two days (Saturday ticket doesn’t work on Sunday and vice versa)
  • Tickets unlock special GO Fest spawns, invisible otherwise
  • You can buy up to six tickets per buyer
  • Tickets require an unique Trainer Nickname (valid in-game nickname), valid email and shipping address
  • 1.8-mile walking course with various Pokemon habitats
  • Featured Pokémon: Aggron, Lotad, Plusle and Minun, Torchic, Growyle, Mudkip and Nuzleaf
  • Special Pokémon: Torkoal and Unown
Official website GO Fest event website


How fast do the tickets sell out?

Well, pretty fast. We’re expecting them to be gone in less than 10 minutes, from the time that the website opens up. If you want one, prepare to F5 heavily.

Can we expect a better event than last year?

Absolutely! John Hanke, Niantic’s CEO shared the following statement in the official Press Release:

“After getting off to a bumpy start in Chicago last year, we hosted a number of record-setting events in Japan, Korea, and cities across Europe with attendance that ranged from tens of thousands to more than two million.  We are excited to to be returning to Chicago for our US event. It will take place in Lincoln Park and will feature in-game activities in the park and throughout the city as well as connected gameplay events around the world.”

Is GO Fest now confirmed as the North American exclusive event?

Yes. NA gets GO Fest, EU and Japan get Safari Zones.

Will there be any exclusive Pokémon released at GO Fest?

In 2017, Lugia was the first released Pokémon GO Legendary and it was released during (well, after) the GO Fest 2017 event. We are not expecting any special Pokémon this time around.

Where can I read more about last years GO Fest?


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