Earlier this month VRFocus reported on Niantic Labs announcing several new events as part of the Pokémon GO Summer Tour 2018, one of which was the Pokémon GO Safari Zone at Dortmund. Today, further details about the event have been released.
The Pokémon GO Summer Tour 2018 will begin in Dortmund, Germany, at Westfalenpark, offering Pokémon trainers the chance to catch a wide variety of Pokémon, including some that do not often appear in Europe.
As one of the largest inner-city parks in Europe, Westfalenpark is ideally suited to Pokémon hunting, with elaborate water features, a Japanese garden, and large playgrounds for kids and families. To keep the creature count high Lure Modules will be activated all day on the PokéStops throughout the park, and special 2 km Eggs will be available when you spin their Photo Discs.
The activities aren’t just focused on the park, as Dortmund’s entire city district will be involved. Whilst there won’t be any raids or Gyms inside Westfalenpark, nearby areas will feature special locations for those keen to battle powerful Raid Bosses.
John Hanke, founder and CEO of Niantic, Inc. said in a statement: “We’re looking forward to celebrating the two year anniversary of Pokémon GO with fans and Trainers worldwide during the Pokémon GO Summer Tour 2018. The city of Dortmund has been an incredible partner in creating a one-of-a-kind experience for Trainers across Europe to play Pokémon GO together while experiencing the beauty of Westfalenpark and the city’s countless cultural highlights.”
There will also be a bunch of other stuff going on for when trainers want a break, with team-themed lounges, mobile phone charging stations, snacks and drinks, plus Pokémon GO giveaways.
“We are very happy to be part of such a special event. The City of Dortmund is used to host thousands of people from all over the world, and as one of the largest urban parks in Europe, the Westfalenpark is tailor-made for this occasion. Additionally, the residual city area of Dortmund offers way more than the in-game highlights. To everyone who is about to visit our historical city: have fun!,” added Thomas Westphal, CEO of Dortmund’s economy funding.
The event is free to enter and begins at 9am CET on Saturday, 30th June and Sunday, 1st July. At 12pm CET on both days, a special one-of-a-kind group photo will be taken of all Trainers in attendance. For any further Pokémon GO updates, keep reading VRFocus.