Niantic Announces Worldwide Summer Events For 'Pokémon GO' Fans, Brings Festival Back To Chicago

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"Pokémon Go" goes world this summer season 2018. Niantic Labs will maintain three totally different celebrations for followers of the augmented actuality smartphone recreation that enables gamers to seize and lift Pokémon.  ( Alfredo Estrella | AFP/Getty Photos )

Online game firm Niantic Labs simply introduced three worldwide occasions to have fun Pokémon GO and its huge fanbase.

Going On A 'Pokémon GO' Safari

The primary occasion would happen at Westfalenpark in Dortmund, Germany. The free occasion will happen from June 30 to July 1. There would even be a particular gathering someday in the course of the summer season in Yokosuka, Japan. Each the German and Japanese conferences will mirror the Safari Zone theme. Within the Pokémon online game collection, the Safari Zone is a spot the place trainers are in a position to hunt for uncommon Pokémon.

'Pokémon GO' Fest Is Back

Niantic Labs hopes that U.S. Pokémon GO followers can journey to Chicago to take part within the second Pokémon GO Fest. The pageant is predicted to happen at Lincoln Park on July 14 and July 15. Contributors will be capable to sort out a 1.8-mile lengthy course that would come with bodily and in-game actions. Attendees should pay $20 for the occasion.

Studying From Their Errors

Final yr, attendees had been disappointed on the Pokémon GO occasion. There have been numerous issues starting from defective mobile service to in-game service points. It was additionally reported that the group booed Niantic CEO John Hanke when he gave a speech. This time, nonetheless, having discovered from these experiences, Hanke believes that the Pokémon GO Fest could be a greater one for the individuals.

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"We type of discovered how one can do these. We're coming again at it this yr with all that have, and it is thrilling to return to Chicago. I'll be there, and I am wanting ahead to it," stated Hanke to IGN.

'Pokémon GO' In The Information

Pokémon GO was credited with aiding within the search of a lacking man that has dementia. A girl named Allison Hines was playing the online game at a park in Covington, Kentucky. Whereas she appeared for a PokeStop, she encountered a senior man named Homer Howard. Howard and Hines found out that he was a great distance from his house in Maineville, Ohio. Whereas it's unknown how Howard made it to Kentucky, he was in a position to reunite together with his household in Ohio.

On April 22, Niantic Labs collaborated with dialog group Mission Blue for the Pokémon GO Earth Day Cleanup. Pokémon GO followers signed up for 37 totally different occasions held in 12 totally different nations. The online game maker supplied a number of incentives to individuals who participated, reminiscent of awarding stardust, an in-game materials that helps evolve Pokémon, to individuals.

On April 2, Niantic Labs introduced that two legendary Psychic- and Dragon-Kind Pokémon, Latios and Latias, had been going to be launched from the franchise's third era. Pokémon GO assigned Latios to North America, South America, and Africa. In the meantime, gamers in Europe and Asia will search out Latias. The twins will change locations on Could 8 earlier than departing the sport on June 5.

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