Yokosuka Safari Zone 2018 Announcement

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Trainers, an announcement has gone out confirming the details of the Yokosuka Safari Zone, and its benefits to both attendees and trainers worldwide! In this last event of their Summer Tour, they elaborated on the event, stating it is a 5-day event lasting from Wednesday, August 29th to Sunday, September 2nd (JST), specifically in the Kanagawa Prefecture in Yokosuka City, with three parks participating: Mikasa, Verny, and Kurihama.

Getting In

Unlike prior events, those wishing to attend this free event need to apply through a special website and submit applications, starting Friday, July 6, at 10:00 A.M. JST and closing Friday, July 20, at 10:00 A.M. JST. They state that if applications go over capacity, they will hold a drawing to select attendees, upon which those selected will get a barcoded ticket to get in and see the event. This seems a direct effort to combat spoofers, especially since the site states directly, “Note that Trainers without a ticket will not encounter Pokémon at the event locations.”

They state that despite it being 5 days, it is to be a single-day event for each trainer, as tickets are issued with specific days. Not only that, but if one were to get a hold of multiple tickets for different days, they can only find special Pokemon on the day the first ticket was claimed, not the other days. In short, Niantic is cracking down to ensure that only the legitimate play and ensuring via split days that the load the game has to bear is enough to handle, so no beginning of the day Dortmund issues happen.

Safari Zone Effects

Now, besides the updated procedures and security, they also confirmed the effects of the Safari Zone and what Pokemon will be appearing:

  • In Japan, Torchic and Feebas will be found more often.
  • Throughout the world, Wingull will be found more frequently, with a shiny form confirmed!
  • As well as the usual Unown, the regional Tropius will make a appearance in the Kanagawa Prefecture!

As an added note, the Global Challenge (the same as Dortmund and Go Fest, completing Field Research) to unlock stardust bonuses will take place on September 1st and 2nd.

A shiny Wingull is a welcome surprise, especially with the boosted rates that Roselia had. For comparison, here is what you will be shiny-checking for:

Then once you evolve, Pelipper retains the same blue-to-green changes:

And with that, we have all the details for the three Summer Tour events happening all over the world! We have a lot to look forward to, Trainers, so be hyped and be sure to stay up to date with the other Summer Tour events that are happening!

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