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Looking back at Pokémon GO Safari Zone Philadelphia event 2021

Trainers walked 250,000 KM and caught 4.5M Pokémon!

Pokémon GO recently hosted its series of safari events which was rescheduled for 2021. The Pokémon GO Safari Zone Philadelphia event 2021 is the first major real-world Pokémon GO event in the United States since 2019 tens of thousands of Trainers participated from around the world. From Fairmount Park itself to parks and homes all over the globe, participating Trainers walked over 260,000 km and caught almost 4.5 million Pokémon.

Pokémon GO Safari Zone witnessed the rich history of Philadelphia

With Philadelphia’s silver skyline a silhouette just beyond the trees, the Trainers took to Fairmount Park to encounter a various type of red, white, and blue Pokémon by paying an homage to Philadelphia’s rich history such as Alolan Sandshrew and Voltorb. Rufflet surprised Trainers in GO Snapshot while Unown A, D, E, H, I, L, and P all made special appearances.

Players exploring Pokémon GO Safari Zone Philadelphia event 2021
Players exploring Pokémon GO Safari Zone Philadelphia event 2021

Some exciting merchandise for the Trainers

For the first time in the United States, event attendees were also able to purchase an exclusive Safari Zone T-shirt, which came with a matching in-game avatar item. Some lucky Trainers were even able to get their hands on the exclusive Pokémon TCG promo card featuring Professor Willow! Exclusive Niantic Philadelphia t-shirts were also available.

Pokémon GO Safari Zone Philadelphia event 2021 Group shot of Trainers
Pokémon GO Safari Zone Philadelphia event 2021 Group shot of Trainers

The event ending on a high note with gratitude to all fans

Safari Zone Philadelphia came a long way since its original announcement in 2020, and the event witnessed some ups and downs during COVID-19 but with the fan’s patience and understanding. They were able to make the event in person or in a remote special for all the support and love from the Pokémon GO community.

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