Niantic has postponed several Pokemon Go events planned to take place across Europe next month. The Safari Zone meetups in Copenhagen and Prague on August 5, and then in Stockholm and Amsterdam on August 12, have been shifted to “a date later in autumn” – so spring in New Zealand.
"We apologise for any inconvenience and hope you understand that our priority is to ensure a great experience for Pokémon Go Trainers in Europe and around the world," the developer said in a statement, via Eurogamer. "Trainers that might have questions regarding the Safari Zone events should visit the help center.
"As a special surprise, we understand that some Pokémon that are rarely seen in Europe will be appearing soon in certain European cities for a brief time. Keep your eyes peeled!"
This news is unsurprising, given the rough outing that was Chicago’s Pokemon Go Fest. The event was plagued by technical issues, with many trainers unable to log in and participate. Niantic offered to refund all tickets, and gave attendees in-game currency as an apology.
Later events – including those in Paris, Barcelona, and Oberhausen – are unaffected. Japan’s Yokohama event is still on for August 14.