Niantic’s plans for a jam-packed summer for Pokémon Go continues to gather pace, but the latest news could be one of the more exciting slices of gossip – if you live in one of the good areas anyway. And that news is that of Pokémon Go Safari Zones.
These new Safari Zones are specifically for trainers in Europe, giving them a chance to team up across seven cities for specific events where you’ll be given the chance to catch some rare beasts, earn special rewards and take on some powerful Raid Bosses.
“Pokémon Go Safari Zone events will give Trainers the opportunity to catch a variety of Pokémon from special Kanto-region and Johto-region zones, including Pokémon never before encountered in Europe,” explained Niantic in a blog post. “Players will also have the chance to team up with one another and take on unique and powerful Raid Bosses.”
In Europe, the Pokémon Go Safari Zones will be held at selected Unibail-Rodamco shopping centres in Copenhagen, Prague, Stockholm, Amsterdam, Oberhausen, Paris and Barcelona, but only on specific dates, which are as follows:
August 5, 2017
Centrum Cerny Most—Prague, Czech Republic
August 12, 2017
Mall of Scandinavia—Stockholm, Sweden
Stadshart Amstelveen—Amstelveen, The Netherlands
September 16, 2017
Les Quatre Temps—Paris, France
La Maquinista—Barcelona, Spain
As you can see, the events are fairly limited in location and scale, so anyone living in the UK or other areas of the selected countries will be missing out.
Of course, if you live in the US and anywhere near Chicago, you can head over to Pokémon Go Fest, which is being held in Grant Park on July 22.
"Throughout the day, Trainers will be able to participate in three Challenge Window activities, where they must work together to catch certain types of Pokémon in order to unlock a variety of perks for Pokémon GO players around the world," added Niantic about Pokémon Go Fest.