Pokemon GO Fest Expands Around the World with Timed Events; Safari Zone Event in Europe

Right alongside the events in Chicago this month, Pokemon GO will offer various global events around the world for players on its one year anniversary.

on July 12, 2017 5:58 PM

One year after it took over the world, the mobile phenomenon Pokemon GO is celebrating its massive community with a variety of community events this summer, which will coincide with the upcoming festival in Chicago that will allow players around the world to join in and catch ’em all.

In a blog post from developer Niantic, the company provided a detailed look at upcoming global events to coincide with Pokemon GO Fest, which will be taking place on Saturday, July 22nd, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. While players at the event in Chicago will be able to engage in a variety of fun activities surrounding the game, Niantic is also providing players around the world with a several challenges to complete during certain times and days.

With an accompanying infographic, Niantic detailed that three challenge windows will be available on July 22nd, 2017 for Pokemon GO players around the world that will tie in to the players at GO Fest. During GO Fest, players will be tasked with catching certain types of Pokemon to unlock perks and bonuses for the global players, while those around the world will attempt to catch as many Pokemon as possible to extend the duration of those bonuses for the players at Pokemon GO Fest. If enough players catch a certain number of Pokemon, a new mystery challenge will also open up at GO Fest to unlock a special bonus across the globe.

In addition to the events surrounding Pokemon GO Fest, Niantic detailed that players in Europe will also be able to join in a new Safari Zone-themed event at select Unibail-Rodamco soppinh centers during August and September, which will provide Pokemon that have never been available before in Europe, along with the chance to take on new Raid Bosses during the event. The dates and specific areas can be found below:

August 5, 2017
Fisketorvet—Copenhagen, Denmark
Centrum Cerny Most—Prague, Czech Republic

August 12, 2017
Mall of Scandinavia—Stockholm, Sweden
Stadshart Amstelveen—Amstelveen, The Netherlands

September 16, 2017
CentrO—Oberhausen, Germany
Les Quatre Temps—Paris, France
La Maquinista—Barcelona, Spain

Pokemon GO is available now for iOS and Android.

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Ryan is the Features Editor at DualShockers, with over five years' experience in the world of video games culture and writing. He holds a BA in English & Cinema from Binghamton University, and lives in New York City.