Good news for Pokémon fans as Pokémon GO Fest 2020 will still happen, but Niantic will be taking the event online for everyone to join. Normally at this time of year, we'd be talking about the plans for the festival to take place in one of Chicago's parks in July. But due to COVID-19 pushing everyone's plans out of the way, a lot of changes have been made. Especially when it comes to gaming events and conventions. So rather than skipping a year, the devs decided to give everyone a chance to still experience the 2020 event from their own homes. The company sent out the statement below on their blog, letting fans know of the changes and that more info would be coming down the road. What kind of plans they have in store are unknown as of now, but we do know it will happen on July 25th-26th, 2020. We'll keep an eye out for more info.
In 2019, our Pokémon GO Fest lineup was our biggest celebration ever. We held events in Chicago, Dortmund, and Yokohama, bringing together 600,000 Trainers for the special summer events.
We're bringing back Pokémon GO Fest on July 25–26 as an all-new, completely reimagined global event in a virtual format. The adventures of Pokémon GO Fest are coming direct to Trainers and neighborhoods around the world so anyone can participate from home. Pokémon GO Fest is now a two-day experience, and Trainers can, for the first time, play on both days. Since the event is now global, we're taking steps to make tickets available to as many Trainers as possible.
This year's Pokémon GO Fest is designed from the ground up to connect Trainers like never before. While we'll miss celebrating with each other in a beautiful park, we've come up with new ways for the community to connect and team up together that we'll roll out during the summer. It will be an exciting weekend for the entire family, with new experiences, gameplay, and surprises throughout the event.