today we received a photo from a reader in Germany, showing a banner in a shopping mall in Leipzig, Germany. The shopping mall is part of the Unibail-Rodamco real estate group, the same group that is Niantic’s official Pokémon GO partner in Europe.
We are trying to verify this information both with Niantic and Reddit. This is not yet confirmed, so keep your hype in check. You can track our progress on the Siph Road subreddit. This article will be updated as new info comes in.
Update #3: New commercial shows that 18th of February is a Pokémon GO event in the mall, but removes “Silver and Gold” text. Cancel your hype trainers, these people just wanted free advertising.
Update #2: Shopping Mall removes Gen 2 posters, possibly after a call from Niantic marketing department. It’s still unclear if the info was incorrect or leaked ahead of time.
Update: new pictures submitted by our reader and a bit of info “the people on the information desks can’t give more Informations at the moment”:
Update: two of GO Hub readers from Germany are on the way to the mall in question. Their goal is to take more pictures and find out more about this poster.
Credit for this update goes to the “TNR Team-Mystic Crew” from Leipzig. Great work boys!
This is what we know so far:
- the image is from a shopping mall in Germany
- this picture is in “Arbeit Shopping Center” in Leipzig, Germany since today
- the shopping center is a part of Niantic’s EU shopping mall push
- the mall posted a job offer looking for someone to hand out flyers on February 18th for “a Pokémon GO” event
Here’s the picture in question, translation is at the bottom:
The photo in question says the following:
Experience one of the best Pokemon Go Adventures Gold and Silver Pokémon… Catch them all – at Höfe am Brühl(a Mall in Leipzig) 18. Febuary 2 p.m