Pokémon Go was a global phenomenon when it was launched last year and has become one of the most popular games in recent times. Incorporating real world elements in the game with augmented reality, it quickly became the most played game with players all around the world roaming the streets to catch their favorite Pokémon.
Now, it’s almost a year and the company behind the game, Niantic, is planning on celebrating the one year anniversary of the game with special events over the coming days. The best part about this is that the company will be hosting real-world events along with in-game events.
Pokémon Go Real World Event
The first ever real world Pokémon Go event, Pokémon Go Fest, will be held in Chicago at the Grant Park on July 22, 2017. Currently no details are available regarding what to expect at the event, but more details will be revealed on June 19. If you are planning on attending the fest, then you should keep an eye out on the social media channels of the game to get notified when the tickets go on sale on Monday, June 19 at 10 AM PDT!
Pokémon Go In-Game Event
Considering that the real world fest has a few weeks to go, you should look forward to the event that’s almost upon us. The company will be hosting an in-game Solstice Event starting June 13, which will feature Ice-type and Fire-type Pokémon along with huge XP bonuses for accurate Pokéball throws and discounted Lucky Eggs in the shop.
Once the event is over, you can expect a huge update to the game that will be focused on “collaborative group gameplay features that will get you playing Pokémon GO in fun new ways”, which almost sounds like the company is about the introduce the multiplayer or the PvP mode that the fans have been waiting for.
The company further stated that is preparation for all these exciting new features, the Gyms will be disabled for a short period of time.
Pokémon Go Upcoming Events
Since the game is celebrating its one year anniversary, you would expect that there will be more such amazing events planned. You are right as the European Trainers will be able to take part in the Pokémon Go celebrations across the continent from June to September that is being hosted in partnership with Unibail-Rodamco shopping centers and then there will be a “Pikachu Outbreak” event in Yokohama, Japan in August.
A full schedule with proper details regarding the upcoming Pokémon Go events is likely to be released within the next couple of weeks.