The month of May isn’t long gone, and before it ended, Niantic, the genius developers behind Pokémon Go announced that the upcoming Pokémon Go Fest 2020 that was initially scheduled to be a live event, is now going to be a digital event. This news shouldn’t come as a surprise to many, seeing how the current COVID-19 pandemic has forced quite a lot of anticipated events to either become postponed or cancelled entirely.
What will the event offer?
Other than the announcement of the Pokémon Go Fest 2020 now being a digital event, Niantic also gave more details on what the upcoming event will offer to its fans and players of the widely acclaimed game. The festival is said to hold for more than two days, and players who are interested will simply need to purchase a single ticket, which is said to cost £14.99. Tickets will be available through an in-app purchase.
According to Niantic, each day will certainly provide a new experience and bring it’s very own special research story to complete. Also, in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, Niantic said the company will be donating half of the earnings to black AR creators and the other half to US NPOs working on rebuilding local communities, with a minimum donation amount of $5 million.
Event schedule: Pokémon Go Fest 2020
The very first day of Pokémon Go Fest 2020 is going to be Saturday 25th July, and is scheduled to take place starting from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm in your local time. All through the first day, there’s going to be five habitats which are themed around fire, grass, water, friendship and battle as they rotate. They are all going to feature special Pokemon that very well match those themes and will also rotate every hour. There’s said to be a total of 75 species of Pokemon for players to encounter through this mode and that of the special research task.
Players who buy a ticket will also get to have access to the Global Challenge Arena. Over there, players can work together to complete tons of global challenges that will hold each hour. And if it happens that the challenge criteria are met, then players will enjoy a certain bonus for the rest of that particular hour.
Furthermore, Day 2 is scheduled to take place on 26th July, the same hours as day 1. Although, Pokemon developers wish to assure players that it will involve a surprise and added that it will be very different from the first. Other than what they unveiled, we’re not sure what they have in store, but we bet It’s gonna be worth your time.
Also, in the lead up to Pokemon Go, there are going to be different types of weekly challenges that players will be given to complete. These challenges can be done even if you have not bought a ticket for the event. Completing these quests or even a few of them will unlock more Pokemon appearances when the initial festival commences.
Niantic devs are also working on a Pokémon GO Fest microsite, which will bring some of your favourite event activities to Pokémon trainers around the world. This site will give players a chance to take a break from catching Pokémon and interact with other trainers. They will also be able to participate in fun giveaways and get live updates.
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