When Pokémon Go Fest his Chicago on July 22nd, there will be a lot more happening than just festivities in the Windy City. Turns out Niantic will be launching a worldwide event the same day, and this one will require a little more effort from the players and fanbase than just walking around hunting Pokémon.
People in Chicago will get a lot of the benefits, but those who play across the globe will receive their own perks as well. Below is a graphic from Niantic along with details of what will be happening.
"During the day, there will be three Challenge Windows in which Trainers everywhere will work alongside those in Chicago to unlock global rewards. During the Challenge Windows, Trainers in Grant Park will attempt to unlock perks for Pokémon GO players around the world by catching certain types of Pokémon. Each Pokémon- type will be tied to a different perk, so Trainers at the park will need to carefully choose which Pokémon they catch. Will those in attendance try to catch Electric-type Pokémon to reduce the distance required to hatch Eggs, or Grass-type Pokémon to increase Stardust bonuses, or other Pokémon- types to secure a variety of other bonuses? Join in the action and find out!
Meanwhile, Trainers outside of Chicago will attempt to catch as many Pokémon as possible during the Challenge Windows to extend the duration of the bonuses unlocked by those attending the event. If Trainers around the world catch enough Pokémon, a mystery challenge will be unveiled in Grant Park that, once completed, will unlock an extra-special bonus across the globe."
Meanwhile, a number of Safari Zone events will be taking place in Europe, which will give trainers a chance to catch a wide range of Pokémon. Below are the dates for the events, as more details will probably become live as we get closer.
August 5th, 2017
Centrum Cerny Most—Prague, Czech Republic
August 12th, 2017
Mall of Scandinavia—Stockholm, Sweden
Stadshart Amstelveen—Amstelveen, The Netherlands
September 16th, 2017
Les Quatre Temps—Paris, France
La Maquinista—Barcelona, Spain