Pokemon Go Will Have Real World And In Game Events

Niantic has also announced its first ever real-world Pokemon GO event which will take place in Chicago on July 22, 2017, and the tickets for the same will be available on June 19.

Having been downloaded a staggering 750 million times in its first year, Niantic and The Pokémon Company are to host Pokémon Go Fest, the first live event for the game. Get ready for an action-packed couple of months!

Niantic teased on its blog that this event, which ends June 20 at 1 p.m. PT, will anticipate the launch of a huge new update for the game. Dubbed the "Fire and Ice" event, leaked gaming information unveiled by Team Evolution, as cited by Pokemon Go Informer, hinted that more Fire and Ice-type Pokemon will spawn during the event coupled with XP perks and a 50 percent discount on Lucky Eggs. Details on this have yet to be revealed, and in preparation for this, gyms will be temporarily disabled. This game has grown immensely since the first day it was out, and Niantic's making a monstrous set of events to let their fans know that they mean business.

Pokemon GO Fest is the start of several celebrations planned this Summer
NIANTC Pokemon GO Fest is the start of several celebrations planned this Summer

According to a Reddit user named eskimo9, the updated code for "Pokemon Go" seems to include lines about "nearby raids" and gym updates. That event will be in Grant Park and it'll be called "Pokemon GO Fest Chicago!"

Despite the hype for the game dying down, "Pokemon GO" is still considered to be one of the most successful mobile games in history.

In Europe, Pokémon GO celebrations will take place from June through to September, in partnership with Unibail-Rodamco shopping centers. We may even get battles as soon as this summer - but given that we still don't have a date on the legendary summer Pokemon event, everything is still up in the air. That said, Chicago is a bit of a hike for a lot of people, so hopefully we'll see more events this summer.

  • Carolyn Briggs