we are finally able to confirm a number of conflicting statements given by Unibail-Rodamco representatives over the past few days.
The following is now confirmed and verified by official Unibail-Rodamco representatives:
- All European Safari Zone events will be free, but event registration is required
- There will be dedicated team areas for Team Valor, Mystic and Instinct
- Registration will be available on site (preregistration is not yet officially confirmed)
- Registration is required by Niantic for two things:
- reduce the number of spoofers at the event
- tracking event statistics and future communication towards participants
Apparently, not all Malls were informed of this at once, so there is a lot of mixed messages coming from mall representatives. Hopefully, this clarifies all of it.
As far as Raids go, Rodamco staff said they are aware of “special Raids” being planned, but they were not able to comment if it meant new Raid Bosses, or just Raids in general.
In addition, a number of Unibail malls updated their Facebook events to show the following messages:
Stadshart Amstelveen becomes one of the destinations for the Pokemon GO Safari Zone in Europe. Note August 12 in your calendar! We will keep you posted on the event.
The event is freely accessible, and no tickets need to be bought. Registration takes place at the event itself.
We work very closely with Niantic to give you the best live experience. More information about the program will follow soon.
About regional Pokemon in the Safari Zone
It is not yet confirmed if “increased spawn variety” indicates that all regional Pokemon will be available at Unibail-Rodamco locations. Unibail representatives had no comment on regional Pokemon encounters in their shopping malls.