Niantic has just published a blog post titled An update on the upcoming Pokémon GO Safari Zone Events in Europe, announcing that the Safari Zone events in August will be postponed.
These include the following:
- August 5, Copenhagen and Prague
- August 12, Stockholm and Amsterdam
Both events are pushed to a later date in Fall (September onward probably). The official reason for the delays is this:
“We apologize for any inconvenience and hope you understand that our priority is to ensure a great experience for Pokémon GO Trainers in Europe and around the world”.
However, this doesn’t mean European players are being left out! As a form of good will compensation, Niantic will be releasing “some Pokémon that are rarely seen in Europe will be appearing soon in certain European cities for a brief time.”
In other words, regional Pokemon who are not native to Europe will become available soon, probably around August 5 in select cities which include all of the cities where events were rescheduled.
The Help Center QA section says the following:
While the event is postponed – as a special surprise to players in the area – some rarely seen Pokémon will still appear in certain European cities for a brief time.
Mr. Mime, get ready for some company!
The official Help Center was also updated with a series of questions and answers in regards to the Safari Zone:
- There are no dates for the rescheduled events
- Only the August events are rescheduled
- No refunds will be available for arrangements people may have made (Airbnb, flight tickets, etc)
All in all, we thinks this move is good and transparent. It’s better to wait a little bit more, than to have a bad event experience!