Pokémon GO City Safari 2023: Seoul, South Korea

A brand new type of citywide adventure is coming to Pokémon GO, with Pokémon GO City Safari, an all-new in-person event! Explore cities across the world with location-themed wild Pokémon encounters, event-exclusive Special Research, and more!

Seoul, South Korea will be one of three cities getting an event like this, with Mexico City, Mexico, and Barcelona, Spain, also being announced.

Event Date & Time & Ticket Information

Starts Ends
Saturday, October 7, 2023
at 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM KST
Sunday, October 8, 2023
at 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM KST

Tickets will cost ₩11,000 (plus applicable taxes and fees) and can be purchased here.

Trainers can either purchase a ticket for one day of the two-day event or a one-day ticket with an additional second day add-on. One-day tickets are ₩11,000 (or the equivalent pricing tier in your local currency, plus any applicable taxes and fees) and are available for purchase on the Pokémon GO City Safari website. You will see “Tickets Available” next to the Pokémon GO City Safari: Seoul event ticket if it hasn’t sold out yet. Event gameplay will be available only at the date, time, and location specified on your ticket.

Note: Tickets to this event are nonrefundable (subject to applicable law and the exceptions set forth in the Terms of Service). Tickets are first come, first served and are available for purchase while supplies last.

Gameplay Ticket add-ons

In addition to the live events, you will also be able to enhance your event experience with optional add-ons. Ticket add-ons are active for both days of Pokémon GO City Safari: Seoul—Saturday and Sunday. Trainers with the ticket add-ons will be able to take advantage of the bonuses even on the day that they aren’t taking part in ticketed gameplay.

Raid Lover


  • Up to 12 free Raid Passes per day by spinning Photo Discs at Gyms
  • Additional 5,000 XP from completed raids
  • 3 additional Candy awarded for catching Pokémon in five-star raids and Primal Raids
  • 1 additional Candy XL awarded for catching Pokémon in five-star raids and Primal Raids (Trainers level 31+)



  • 1/2 Egg Hatch Distance
  • 2× Hatch Stardust
  • 2× Hatch XP
  • 2× Hatch Candy

Citywide Gameplay


Enjoy two days of adventure in Seoul! After selecting either a Saturday or Sunday ticket, Trainers can purchase an add-on for the other day to make the most of their time.

Purchasing a Saturday or Sunday add-on gives Trainers an extra day to enjoy the following bonuses:

  • An increased chance of encountering Shiny Pokémon
  • Up to five Special Trades daily within the city
  • 1/2 Stardust Cost for trades within the city
  • Incense (excluding Daily Adventure Incense) activated during the event will last for 8 hours
  • Lure Modules activated during the event will last for three hours
  • Restrictions for the Saturday/Sunday add-ons apply. Trainers will only receive the event Special Research once.

Event Information

Ticket-holding Trainers can gear up to assist Professor Willow and Eevee in learning more about the Pokémon appearing during the event. And Eevee seems ready for a big adventure—Trainers will encounter Eevee wearing an explorer hat at the beginning of the City Safari Special Research!

Explore the city with Eevee as your buddy, and there’s no telling what you may discover!

You’ll be able to evolve Eevee to any of their known Eeveelutions with the Explorer Hat, so be sure to collect as many of them as you can! Each evolution requires 50 candies, and some have their own special requirements.

Ticket Holder bonuses

Ticket-holding Trainers will receive the following bonuses and rewards between 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., anywhere in Seoul on their ticketed day:

Pokemon Encounter icon Skiddo, the Mount Pokémon, will make their debut during the event, and they can be shiny!
Lure icon Lure Modules (excluding Golden Lures)activated during the event will last four hours
Trade icon Up to five special trades can be made per day, no matter where you are in Seoul
Trade icon Trades will require 50% less Stardust
Buddy icon Your buddy may find an exclusive Tiny Compass souvenir.

Wild Spawns

Special Pokémon will appear across the city of Seoul during the event! Plus, for the first time in Pokémon GO, you’ll be able to encounter Skiddo, the Mount Pokémon! Skiddo will currently only appear during Pokémon GO City Safari 2023 events but may appear worldwide at a later date.

The following Pokémon will appear more frequently in the wild:

7km Eggs


The following Pokémon will hatch from 7km Eggs during the event:

Tip: You can upgrade your ticket with the Egg-thusiast add-on to unlock a 1/2 Hatch Distance bonus during the event (full details above). Ticket add-ons are active for both the Saturday and Sunday of Pokémon GO City Safari: Seoul.

Field Research

Take part in event-exclusive Field Research and learn more about the exciting Pokémon appearing across Seoul!

Eevee Explorers Expedition

Don’t know where to start your adventure? With an entire city to explore, the Eevee Explorers Timed Research experience can help you set off on an exciting tour of notable locations, landmarks, and even some local favorite spots!
Visit locations across Seoul to complete this event-exclusive Timed Research, which awards an additional encounter with Eevee wearing an explorer hat at each location you visit!*
*Ticket holders can receive up to eight encounters with Eevee wearing an explorer hat as a part of the Eevee Explorers Timed Research in addition to the Eevee wearing an explorer hat received as a part of the event Special Research. Trainers who purchase the second day add-on can complete the Timed Research a second time for an additional eight encounters with Eevee wearing an explorer hat.

Special In-Person Locations

Insadong Ssamzigil

Insadong is a street where the long history of the old dynasty lives. Visit the Ssamzigil, an exciting and iconic feature of Insadong street, which will be filled with Pokémon GO flavor! You can get a Pikachu and Eevee visor*, and event decorations will welcome you and your community!

Namsan Seoul Tower Plaza

Experience the excitement of Pokémon GO in the heart of Seoul, Namsan Seoul Tower Plaza! You can make precious memories with your friends and family at a special photo zone. Stop by during your adventure—you can snag a Pikachu and Eevee visor* and enjoy event decorations!

Dongdaemun Hyundai City Outlets

Dongdaemun is the trendy hometown of K-fashion! Let’s meet and share our most exciting memories of Pokémon GO with other local communities—we can’t wait to see Trainers from around the world at the Community HUB! You can get a Pikachu and Eevee visor*, and event decorations will welcome you and your community!

*There will be a limited number distributed at each location. Visors will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Shiny Skiddo & Gogoat

It will cost 50 candy to evolve Skiddo into their evolution, Gogoat. 

Regular Sprite Shiny Sprite

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