Niantic and The Pokémon Company are going all out in order to properly celebrate Pokemon Go's first anniversary. Events are planned in North America, Europe and Japan. Chicago will host a Pokemon Go Fest on 22 July.
Niantic and The Pokémon Company announced new details for Pokemon Go’s global events and real-world activities. For starters, we have the Pokemon Go Fest Chicago. That will take place on 22 July, in Grant Park, located in the heart of downtown Chicago.
Not the ones to leave the Europeans out of the anniversary festivities, Niantic and The Pokémon Company are planning Pokemon Go Safari Zone events where Trainers can catch rare Pokemon, obtain special rewards and take on powerful Raid Bosses. More on that later, we have to talk a bit more about the Chicago event.
Throughout the day of Saturday, 22 July, Trainers will be able to participate in three Challenge Window activities where they must work together to catch certain types of Pokemon in order to unlock a variety of perks for Pokemon Go players around the world.
Trainers outside of Chicago will be able to participate in the festivities by catching as many Pokemon as possible during these Challenge Windows to extend the duration of bonuses unlocked by those attending Pokemon Go Fest. If Trainers around the world catch enough Pokemon, a mystery challenge will be revealed at Pokemon Go Fest Chicago for the potential to unlock an extra-special bonus across the globe. Back to Europe.
In Europe, Pokemon Go Safari Zone events will be hosted at select Unibail-Rodamco shopping centers in Copenhagen and Prague on 05 August, Stockholm and Amsterdam on 12 August and Oberhausen, Paris and Barcelona on 16 September. Check the end of this article for a list of dates and locations.
Pokemon Go Safari Zone events will give Trainers the opportunity to catch a variety of Pokemon from special Kanto-region and Johto-region zones, including Pokemon 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 Safari Zone events will also feature special Pokemon Go lounges where you can recharge your device while chatting with a Pokemon Go YouTube creator.
The European Pokemon Go Safari event locations and dates:
- August 5, 2017
Fisketorvet - Copenhagen, Denmark
Cerny Most - Prague, Czech Republic
- August 12, 2017
Mall of Scandinavia - Stockholm, Sweden
Amstelveen - Amsterdam, The Netherlands
- September 16, 2017
CentrO - Oberhausen, Germany
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 09-14 August, where a special Pokemon Go experience will take place. More details on the event will be revealed soon. You can find more info on the Chicago Fest right here. Safari Zone details are right through here.