Pokemon Go Fest And Safari Zone Events Return This Summer

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Pokemon Go is hoping for a more successful Pokemon Go Fest in 2018. The event is coming to Lincoln Park on July 14-15, developer Niantic announced Monday.

"A Walk in the Park" will be held in Lincoln Park with a 1.8-mile walking course. Single-day tickets will cost US$20, and they will go on sale on the event website beginning on May 11. Niantic celebrates summer with Pokemon Go events in the USA and Europe. This year's Pokemon Go Fest will take place over two days and seems to be more spread out to minimize the cell network overloads that plagued last year's event. As reported by Eurogamer, the festival will feature Pokemon GO's gameplay, physical installations, exclusive activities, and the appearance of rare Pokemon.

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A Safari Zone event will be held in Westfalenpark in Dortmund, Germany from June 30 to July 1. The company behind one of the most successful mobile apps has just announced the Pokemon GO Summer Tour 2018, which will take place between June and July in various countries in Europe and North America.

"After getting off to a bumpy start in Chicago past year, we hosted a number of record-setting events in Japan, Korea, and cities across Europe with attendance that ranged from tens of thousands to more than two million", said Niantic head John Hanke "We are excited to to be returning to Chicago for our United States event". For those who can't make it to this year's celebration, much like with last year's event, Trainers not at the gathering will still have the opportunity to "engage in a variety of activities and challenges". While even less is known about this event than Dortmund's event, if it's anything to go by, it should also be free to attend.

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