Pokémon GO Fest, Solstice Event and Gym Rework!

To celebrate the game’s one year anniversary as well as 750 million global downloads, real-world events will be taking place throughout the summer and into September. The biggest of these will be the Pokémon GO Fest scheduled to be held in Chicago, Illinois on July 22. Ticket prices have not yet been announced. European players can expect special GO events held in Unibail-Rodamco shopping centers.

Furthermore, beginning on June 13 players can participate in the Solstice Event in Pokémon GO (iOS/Android) which will increase the rates of Fire and Ice-type Pokémon, offer bonus XP for Pokéball throws and also feature a Lucky Egg discount. The event will run only until June 20 though, so watch your calendars carefully!

In addition, Niantic has posted some cryptic words hinting at the long-rumored “gym rework” which will improve the system in which players capture and control Pokémon Gyms, “Soon thereafter, you can look forward to a new update focused on collaborative group gameplay features that will get you playing Pokémon GO in fun new ways. In preparation for these exciting features, we’ll be temporarily disabling Gyms for a short period of time.” We’ll have to wait and see what these new updates bring!

How are you feeling about all this GO news? Still out there catching Pokémon in the real world?