While Pokemon Go’s upcoming first live in Chicago might be out of reach for most of us, developer Niantic has assured fans that every player will have a chance to unlock some of the exclusive bonuses.
The event kicks off in the US on Saturday, July 22 – so expect it to be July 23 here in New Zealand. In order for Pokemon Go Fest attendees and global player to maximise their rewards, there will need to be a back-and-forth effort. Here’s the rundown via Niantic’s blog:
During the day, there will be three Challenge Windows in which Trainers everywhere will work alongside those in Chicago to unlock global rewards. During the Challenge Windows, Trainers in Grant Park will attempt to unlock perks for Pokémon GO players around the world by catching certain types of Pokémon. Each Pokémon- type will be tied to a different perk, so Trainers at the park will need to carefully choose which Pokémon they catch. Will those in attendance try to catch Electric-type Pokémon to reduce the distance required to hatch Eggs, or Grass-type Pokémon to increase Stardust bonuses, or other Pokémon- types to secure a variety of other bonuses? Join in the action and find out!
Meanwhile, Trainers outside of Chicago will attempt to catch as many Pokémon as possible during the Challenge Windows to extend the duration of the bonuses unlocked by those attending the event. If Trainers around the world catch enough Pokémon, a mystery challenge will be unveiled in Grant Park that, once completed, will unlock an extra-special bonus across the globe. Trainers everywhere will want to grab their friends and family to help make this the biggest celebration in Pokémon GO’s history!
Will you be helping in this event? Are you still checking for ‘mons on your daily walks? Let us know in the comments below!