The team at Niantic has announced a raft of events for Pokémon GO that span the globe starting with Pokémon GO Fest on Saturday, July 22 at Grant Park, Chicago, IL. Trainers all over the world will be able to join in for a global challenge, increasing the chance for players at the event to unlock a special reward worldwide.

During the day, there will be three Challenge Windows in which Trainers everywhere will work alongside those in Chicago to unlock global rewards. During the Challenge Windows, Trainers in Grant Park will attempt to unlock perks for Pokémon GO players around the world by catching certain types of Pokémon. Each Pokémon- type will be tied to a different perk, so Trainers at the park will need to carefully choose which Pokémon they catch. Will those in attendance try to catch Electric-type Pokémon to reduce the distance required to hatch Eggs, or Grass-type Pokémon to increase Stardust bonuses, or other Pokémon- types to secure a variety of other bonuses? Join in the action and find out!

Pokémon GO Safari Zone Events will also be taking place in Europe (Denmark, Czech Republic, Sweden, The Netherlands, Germany, France and Spain) at select Unibail-Rodamco shopping centers during August and September. All seven Safari Zone events will give Trainers the opportunity to catch a wide variety of Pokémon in special zones featuring Pokémon originally encountered in the Kanto and Johto regions, including some Pokémon never before encountered in Europe.

Players in Chester, United Kingdom will be able to get a slice of the action over July 22nd and 23rd as historical sites turn into PokeStops.

Big Heritage, the UK heritage organisation, have partnered with Niantic Labs, the developer and publisher of Pokémon GO to curate historical locations throughout the ancient city of Chester within Pokémon GO to encourage community engagement and education.

On the weekend of Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd of July, events will be staged across Chester, including activities based at Chester Castle, which will be open to the public for the first time in 20 years.

For players in Japan, there will be the annual Pikachu Outbreak event in Yokohama, from August 9–15, where a special Pokémon GO experience will be taking place, with more information to come.

Source: Official Site, UK Event (Facebook)


Heather "gentlestar" Barber

Staff Writer at MMO Central
A proud mother of her little xenomorph, located in Ohio, Heather likes playing MMO's for the sheer fun of it and disdains anything that feels like a second job. You can often find her stopping to admire the scenery, before jumping down the throat of whatever mob she's enjoying decimating next!

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