Niantic’s latest attempt to relaunch its real-world Pokémon Go event has been unveiled, but it’s not happening here
Pokemon Go fans will remember the trouble developers Niantic had with its first attempt at a live Pokémon Go event, held in held in Chicago last July.
What was meant to be a global celebration of the smash hit game’s first anniversary was instead beset by ticket inflation, huge wait lines for admission, and overloaded cellular service and technical problems with the game itself.
Now the company plans to return to Chicago for another attempt as part of a new summer tour.
But if British fans are getting excited then they’ll be disappointed to know that it won’t be here in the UK.
The tour will feature Pokémon GO Safari Zone Dortmund in Germany on June 30 and July 1, Pokémon GO Fest 2018: A Walk in the Park in Chicago on July 14 and 15 and a Safari Zone to be held in Yokosuka, Japan later in the summer.
Each event will include unique ways for players around the world to create adventures of their own and complete challenges together.`
Pokémon GO Safari Zone Dortmund in Germany will take place in Westfalenpark, one of the largest inner-city parks in Europe on June 30 and July 1.
The German event will be free and open for all those who attend and boasts having additional in-game activities that will take place throughout entire city district.
Niantic says it wants to give players from all over Europe a chance to explore the rich cultural history through Pokémon GO.
In the United States, Niantic returns to Chicago for Pokémon GO Fest 2018: A Walk in the Park on July 14 and 15 in the city’s historic Lincoln Park.
The tree-lined, 1.8-mile walking course through the park will include physical installations and exclusive activities for trainers of all ages, while the surrounding region of Chicago will see additional in-game activities and appearances of rare Pokémon.
Sadly for our American cousins, the event in Chicago will not be free with tickets for the event costing $20.
Although there are no plans for a live Pokemon Go event here in the UK, the developer says trainers around the world unable to join the summer tour will be able to participate and create adventures of their own through a variety of in-game activities and global challenges that will occur around each event.
However, it is not clear when players will be told how they can participate in these challenges.
Time to dust off your Pokédex and get back out there.