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Pokemon GO celebrating World Tourism Day with Mime Jr. and more

Published: 22:20, 25 September 2019
Pokemon GO, World Tourism Day poster
Pokemon GO, World Tourism Day

Niantic announced they've teamed up with the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) and will be throwing their first World Tourism Day celebrations in Pokemon GO, where trainers will finally get a chance to catch Mime Jr.

Unfortunately, there's a catch, no pun intended - the Mime Pokemon Mime Jr. will only be available in 5km eggs in Europe. So if you're in Europe and lucky, you have a chance to hatch a shiny one. 

Of course, it is World Tourism Day, so Niantic didn't forget about the rest of the globe. The event officially starts on Thursday, 26 September 2019 at PDT (GMT −7).

 Pokemon GO trainers will be getting regional Pokemon in their respective regions, starting with the aforementioned Mime Jr., Pansear, Durant and Zangoose in Europe. Note that shiny Zangoose will also be available. Tauros, Panpour, Heatmor and Seviper will be available in the US, where Seviper comes in shiny version as well. 

Niantic listed the following Pokemon - Farfetch’d, Kangaskhan, Tauros, Heracross, Corsola, Volbeat, Illumise, Torkoal, Zangoose, Seviper, Lunatone, Solrock, Tropius, Relicanth, Pachirisu, Mime Jr., Chatot, Pansage, Pansear, Panpour, Heatmor, and Durant.

Additionally, up until Tuesday, 01 October 2019 at PDT (GMT -7), Pokemon GO trainers will get decreased costs for trading, so trading will cost 1/4 of Stardust. There's also double the XP for spinning the Photo Discs of the PokeStops you haven't visited, and Niantic are also promising specially themed and limited-time Field Research tasks. 

Niantic pretty proud over their partnership with UNWTO and to be fair, Pokemon GO is definitely unique in this respect. "At Pokémon GO Fest Chicago 2019, we had visitors from 68 countries and regions. At Pokémon GO Fest Dortmund 2019, half of all visitors were international and came from 90 different countries and regions", they wrote. 

Picture of a Pokemon Go festival Picture of a Pokemon Go festival Pokemon GO

In related news, Pokemon GO has had quite the month recently, as their August revenue was the

As for the UNWTO special event, you can find the announcement on .

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