SAN FRANCISCO – Niantic, Inc., and The Pokémon Company International have unveiled new details for Pokémon GO’s global events and real-world activities for Trainers around the world to participate in together. Pokémon GO Fest Chicago will feature a variety of activities for Trainers including unique ways for players at the event and across the globe to work together simultaneously to complete unique challenges and earn special in-game rewards. In addition to Pokemon GO Fest, Trainers in Europe will have a chance to team up this summer across seven cities during Pokémon GO Safari Zone events, where they can catch rare Pokémon, obtain special rewards, and take on powerful Raid Bosses.
Pokémon GO Fest will take place on Saturday, July 22, in Grant Park, located in the heart of downtown Chicago. Throughout the day, Trainers will be able to participate in three Challenge Window activities, where they must work together to catch certain types of Pokémon in order to unlock a variety of perks for Pokémon GO players around the world. Trainers outside of Chicago will be able to participate in the festivities by catching as many Pokémon as possible during these Challenge Windows to extend the duration of bonuses unlocked by those attending Pokémon GO Fest. If Trainers around the world catch enough Pokémon, a mystery challenge will be revealed at Pokémon GO Fest Chicago for the potential to unlock an extra-special bonus across the globe.
In Europe, Pokémon GO Safari Zone events will be hosted at select Unibail-Rodamco shopping centers in Copenhagen and Prague on August 5, Stockholm and Amsterdam on August 12, and Oberhausen, Paris, and Barcelona on September 16. Pokémon GO Safari Zone events will give Trainers the opportunity to catch a variety of Pokémon from special Kanto-region and Johto-region zones, including Pokémon never before encountered in Europe. Players will also have the chance to team up with one another and take on unique and powerful Raid Bosses.
The European Pokémon GO Safari Zone event locations and dates include:
August 5, 2017
Centrum Cerny Most—Prague, Czech Republic
August 12, 2017
Mall of Scandinavia—Stockholm, Sweden
Stadshart Amstelveen—Amstelveen, The Netherlands
September 16, 2017
Les Quatre Temps—Paris, France
La Maquinista—Barcelona, Spain
The Pokémon Company will also be hosting the annual Pikachu Outbreak event in Yokohama, Japan, from August 9–15, where a special Pokémon GO experience will take place. More details on the event will be revealed soon.
To learn more about Pokémon GO Fest Chicago, please visit: PokemonGoLive.com/Fest
For additional information on Pokémon GO Safari Zone events in Europe, please visit: PokemonGoLive.com/events/safarizone/unibail-rodamco/