A variety of events will be happening around the world in celebration of Pokémon GO's one year anniversary.
Pokémon GO Fest Chicago — Participate with trainers across the globe!
As we covered in a previous article, the Pokémon GO Fest Chicago event will be held on July 22nd. It has been announced that trainers at the event will be able to participate in a global challenge with others across the world to unlock worldwide rewards!
There will be three challenge windows:
✧ 11:00AM - 11:30AM CDT
✧ 12:00PM - 12:30PM CDT
✧ 3:00PM - 3:30PM CDT
During these windows, trainers at the event and worldwide should work together to catch as many Pokémon as they can. For those at the Pokémon GO Fest Chicago event, capturing different types of Pokémon within the park will net certain bonuses. If trainers around the globe capture enough Pokémon, a special event will happen in Chicago (between 6:00PM - 7:00PM) that, once completed, will unlock a bonus for everyone in the world.
Europe — Pokémon GO Safari Zone Events
At participating Unibail-Rodamco locations in Europe during August and September, a variety of Pokémon GO Safari Zone events will be happening. These will give players the opportunity to find rare Pokémon and face unique and powerful Raid Bosses.
As stated on the official website, here are the dates and locations for these events:
|August 5th, 2017|
|Fisketorvet — Copenhagen, Denmark||Centrum Cerny Most — Prague, Czech Republic|
|August 12th, 2017|
|Mall of Scandinavia — Stockholm, Sweden||Stadshart Amstelveen — Amstelveen, The Netherlands|
|September 16, 2017|
|CentrO — Oberhausen, Germany||Les Quatre Temps — Paris, France|
|La Maquinista — Barcelona, Spain|
Japan — Pikachu Outbreak
A Pikachu Outbreak event will be happening in Yokohama, Japan, from August 9th through the 15th. A couple of Pokémon GO events will be going on — more may be announced, so stay tuned!
For the duration of the Outbreak, the Pokémon GO Park event will be happening — The Yokohama Red Brick and Cup Noodle Museum parks will be filled up with many Poké Stops. Mingle with your fellow trainers, use lures, and capture Pokémon!
Another event, the Pokémon GO Stadium, will be happening on August 14th in the Yokohama Stadium. This event requires trainers level 5 or above to apply by July 24th to participate. Sign-ups are located here.