'Pokémon Go' Fetes One Year

The Pokémon Company International and Niantic have revealed a variety of in-game and real-world activities to celebrate the first anniversary of the mobile game “Pokémon Go.”

April 6, 2018

'Pokémon Go' Fetes One Year

First, the companies will host the “Pokémon Go” Fest in Chicago on July 22. The upcoming event will give trainers the chance to meet fellow players and engage in a host of activities in Chicago’s Grant Park. Meanwhile, European players will be able to participate in celebrations across the continent from June through September in partnership with Unibail-Rodamco shopping centers. The Knight Foundation will also hold several events across North America.

The Pokémon Company is also organizing “Pikachu Outbreak,” a Pokémon event in Yokohama, Japan, in August where they’re exploring a unique “Pokémon Go” experience.

Finally, players will be able to participate in the Solstice Event, the mobile game’s first in-game event of the summer. Taking place from June 13-20, trainers can expect increased encounter rate for fire- and

ice-type Pokémon, including Charmander, Cyndaquil, Houndour, Swinub, Sneasel and their evolutions, among others. The in-game event

“It’s been an incredible first year for ‘Pokémon Go’ thanks to the passion and dedication from the global trainer community,” says John Hanke, chief executive officer, Niantic. “As part of the first anniversary, we’ll be giving players around the world the chance to enjoy fun in-game events, engage with friends and other trainers at real-world events, and much more.”

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