Pokémon GO Fest goes virtual for summer 2020

Haven’t had the chance to attend a Pokémon GO Fest? You’ll have your chance soon! Niantic has announced that instead of holding a physical event for players, all are able to attend if they’re interested in purchasing a ticket (like the normal events). You can read the official details below:

In 2019, our Pokémon GO Fest lineup was bigger and better than ever before. That summer, we held more than one Pokémon GO Fest in the same year for the first time ever! Chicago, Dortmund, and Yokohama hosted individual Pokémon GO Fest events that, in total, brought together over 600,000 Trainers for a special summer of live events.

This year, we’re bringing you a totally reimagined Pokémon GO Fest experience. Save the dates: on July 25 and 26, Pokémon GO Fest 2020 will take place as an entirely global event in a virtual format, which will allow Trainers worldwide to participate from wherever they play. In another first, all ticket holders will be able to attend both days of this two-day event.

While we’ll miss the traditional congregation of Pokémon GO fans, we’re thrilled to bring a special Pokémon GO Fest experience to Trainers. Not only are you in for an exciting weekend of bonuses, Pokémon encounters, and Special Research, there will also be exciting ways to connect with other Trainers and experience other fun surprises throughout the entire summer.

Let us know what you think of this and whether or not you plan on participating! Leave your thoughts in the comments or join us on Discord (where we’re still searching for good turnip prices!).