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'Pokemon Go' celebrates 1 year with festivals worldwide

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Fri, July 14, 2017  /  04:01 pm
'Pokemon Go' celebrates 1 year with festivals worldwide

People play 'Pokemon Go' at Kinshi Park in Sumida Ward, Tokyo, on July 23, 2016. (The Yomiuri Shimbun via The Japan News/-)

Just last month, Niantic Labs announced that exciting information would be released regarding worldwide venues for the Pokemon Go Fest, an event that brings together thousands of players, or “Trainers,” from the community to celebrate the game’s one-year anniversary.

Trainers coming to the first event, taking place in Grant Park, Chicago, on July 22, can expect three Challenge Windows. Named Pokemon Go East, this first event will bring Trainers together to compete for global prizes by catching particular types of Pokemons.

Not to worry, the celebrations extend to those out of the Chicago area as well. Trainers outside the area who are not able to attend the festival are given the opportunity to catch as many Pokemons as they can throughout the duration of the Challenge Windows in order to extend the duration of bonuses opened by festival goers.

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Niantic also confirmed that they would be hosting a Pikachu Outbreak in Yokohama, Japan, on Aug. 9-15, but have not revealed what attractions will occur at this event. 

Additionally, the Pokemon Go Fest will also be coming to a number of European countries on the following dates:

Aug. 5: 

  • Fisketorvet, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Centrum Cerny Most, Prague, Czech 

Aug. 12: 

  • Mall of Scandinavia, Stockholm, Sweden 
  • Stadshart Amstelveen, Amstelveen, The Netherlands 

Sept. 16:

  • CentrO, Oberhausen, Germany 
  • Les Quatre Temps, Paris, France
  • La Maquinista, Barcelona, ​​Spain

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These special summer events in Europe, named Pokemon Go Safari Zone, will feature regional Pokemons from across the world. Trainers are invited to catch these Pokemons in special areas, especially the creatures that are found in Kanto and Johto. In fact, some of the Pokemons that will be up for grabs have never even been released in Europe. 

Trainers coming to the event will also get the chance to fight against Raid Bosses. (tha/kes)

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