Pokemon Go Fest Returns to Chicago This Summer, Safari Zone Headed To Germany

Despite complaints that ended up in a lawsuit for last year's Pokemon Go Fest, Niantic has announced another one for this year. 


After what can only be described as a disastrous Pokemon Go Fest last year, Niantic is giving it another go. Pokemon Go Fest returns to Chicago this year from July 14 to July 15 for Pokemon Go Fest 2018: A Walk in the Park. After settling a lawsuit that essentially resulted in all players receiving a refund for their tickets (and transportation for many), Niantic has set up a new location for Pokemon Go fans to gather.

This new event will be held in Lincoln Park, set up with a 1.8-mile walking course that'll be littered with "exclusive" activities for trainers of all ages. There isn't much other information on what to expect from this Pokemon Go Fest in particular other than its location and the fact that there will be some sort of "activities," though. You can, however, pick up single-day passes for $20 on May 11 via the official event website. Niantic states that you should "stay tuned" for more details, so hopefully we'll hear a little more about what's coming soon.

“After getting off to a bumpy start in Chicago last 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 US event. It will take place in Lincoln Park and will feature in-game activities in the park and throughout the city as well as connected gameplay events around the world.”

If you're in Germany, there's another event you can look forward to. The Safari Zone is coming to Dortmund, Germany from June 30 through July 1 in Westfalenpark. There will be additional activities spread throughout the entire city district of Dortmund, though like Pokemon Go Fest this year, we don't know what kinds of things there'll be for trainers to do. 

We'll keep you posted as more details arise, but for now you can head over and check out the official announcement yourself if you're so inclined. 

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