Niantic has just announced the first four live events coming in 2020! The events take place in Taiwan, the US and the UK, and include a Lantern Festival and three Safari Zones:
- Taiwan Lantern Festival in Taichung City (Feb 6 – Feb 9)
- Safari Zone St. Louis, Missouri, US (March 27 – March 29)
- Safari Zone Liverpool, UK (April 17 – April 19)
- Safari Zone Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US (May 8 – May 10)
Please be aware that these are the first events that Niantic is planning in 2020, and there are definitely more to come later in the year. No worldwide bonuses have been announced for any of the events.
Taiwan Lantern Festival in Taichung City
Taiwan Lantern Festival is a special, non-ticketed, city-wide event that takes place in Taiwan, during the Lantern Festival, from Thursday, February 6, to Sunday, February 9, 2020.
The event features several different Pokémon, including Mareep, Electrike, Volbeat and Illumise, Chimecho and Unown L. Illumise is typically available only in North America, South America, and Africa, so locals might want to catch one while they have the chance!
Safari Zone St. Louis (Missouri, US)
Safari Zone St. Louis takes place from from Friday, March 27, to Sunday, March 29, 2020, in Tower Grove Park. This Safari Zone will be a ticketed event, with tickets being sold through the Pokemon GO app on a first come, first served basis.
General admission tickets will be $12, and early access tickets will be $18. Early access ticket holders will be able to access event gameplay two hours early.
Featured Pokémon include Mankey, Unown S, Teddiursa, Snivy, Ferroseed and Chatot. Chatot is otherwise only found in the southern hemisphere.
Safari Zone Liverpool
Safari Zone Liverpool is a ticketed event that takes place in the Sefton Park from Friday, April 17, to Sunday, April 19, 2020.
Tickets go live on Friday, January 31, 2020 and are sold on the first come, first served basis. General admission tickets will be £12, and early access tickets will be £18. Early access ticket holders will be able to access event gameplay early and receive two additional hours of gameplay.
Featured Pokémon include Krabby, Dratini, Chinchou, Unown V, Oshawott and Relicanth. Relicanth — typically available only in New Zealand, Samoa, and some other islands in the southwest Pacific — will also be appearing in the Sefton Park.
Safari Zone Philadelphia
Safari Zone event in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, takes place from Friday, May 8, to Sunday, May 10, 2020. Tickets will be first come, first served.
General admission tickets will be $12, and early access tickets will be $18. Early access ticket holders will be able to access event gameplay early and receive two additional hours of gameplay.
The event venue and the Pokémon which will be featured during the event have not been disclosed.