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Pokémon Go celebrates 1st anniversary with real-world event

Khristian Ibarrola

Inquirer.net/Asia News Network

 /  Sat, June 10, 2017  /  05:08 pm
Pokémon Go celebrates 1st anniversary with real-world event

A Pokemon Go player attempts to catch a Charmander character in New Delhi, India. It’s almost a year since the Pokémon Go craze has swept the world, and the app is celebrating with in-game events and a real-world festival in Chicago, USA. (AP/Thomas Cytrynowicz)

It’s almost a year since the Pokémon Go craze has swept the world, and the app is celebrating with in-game events and a real-world festival in Chicago, USA.

Starting July 13, app users can take part in the Solstice Event, which features  XP bonuses for accurate throws, discounted Lucky Eggs, and several Fire and Ice type Pokémon.

According to the gamers’ guide Kotaku, the anniversary also marks the arrival of a massive collaborative group gameplay-centric update.

Those who are in Chicago, meanwhile, are invited to attend the Pokémon GO Fest at Grant Park on July 22.

“Join us as we celebrate the Pokémon GO community with a ton of exciting festivities,” the event’s official press release read.

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“We’ll be posting a complete schedule for these events very soon. Also, The Pokémon Company is organizing ‘Pikachu Outbreak,’ a Pokémon event in Yokohama, Japan, in August where they’re exploring a unique Pokémon GO experience. Stay tuned for even more details surrounding each of these events in the coming weeks,” it added.

The full release is available here.

Meanwhile, Pokémon Go has amassed over 750 million global downloads since its inception in July. While the fad has died down in several parts of the globe, some dedicated players and fans continue to track down and collect the digital pocket monsters.

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This article appeared on the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper website, which is a member of Asia News Network and a media partner of The Jakarta Post