Pokémon GO Drags Us Back Outside with In-Game and Real-World Events

Pokémon GO keeps going with Pokémon GO Fest Chicago, the Solstice Event and more

Pokémon GO proves that it is the titan that keeps on going, as it announces the new Pokémon GO Fest Chicago, and keeps players worldwide invested with the Solstice in-game event. It wasn’t long ago we heard about Adventure Week, and now we have even more events. Trainers will have to keep visiting those PokéStops…

To celebrate the first anniversary of Pokémon GO and more than 750 million downloads, The Pokémon Company are introducing Pokémon GO Fest, which will take place in Chicago at Grant Park on July 22nd. Pokémon GO Fest will be the first event trainers will be able to visit in real life, and will host a range of activities. Tickets for the event go on sale June 19th.

John Hanke, Niantic’s CEO expressed his joy at Pokémon GO’s popularity; “It’s been an incredible first year for Pokémon GO thanks to the passion and dedication from the global Trainer community.”

Hanke continues; “As part of the first anniversary, we’ll be giving players around the world the chance to enjoy fun in-game events, engage with friends and other Trainers at real-world events, and much more.”

But those not local to Chicago need not miss out – European players can find Pokémon GO events at Unibail-Rodamco shopping centres from June until September, and Americans who can’t make the journey to Pokémon GO Fest will find Pokémon GO related events at cities across the country.

Japanese players won’t be missed either, of course, Yokohama will host the “Pikachu Outbreak” in August – players can probably expect the familiar Pikachu army we’ve all seen gifs and videos of.

And finally, the Solstice Event will run from June 13th until June 20th, and players will see far more Fire and Ice-type Pokémon, including familiar favourites such as Charmander, Cyndaquil, Swinub, and their evolutions. Players will also receive extra XP for those skilful throws, and will find Lucky Eggs at 50% off in the shop.

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