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"Pokémon GO" Reveals Special Japan Plans And Gift Giving Event

Nevermind the Team Rocket stuff happening in Pokémon GO right now, there are two more events on the way for the game in August. First off, Niantic revealed their plans for Pokémon GO Fest 2019 in Yokohama, Japan this week, letting fans on Twitter know that there's a chance they could snag a Shiny Poliwag […]

Niantic Announces Pokémon GO Fest for Dortmund, Germany in July

Niantic Announces Pokémon GO Fest for Dortmund, Germany in July

Niantic will be taking Pokémon GO Fest international as they will bring the event to Europe in July, setting up in Dortmund, Germany. The event will take place from July 4th-7th in Westfalenpark, which was chosen after the company ran a successful Pokémon GO Safari Zone event there in 2018 that brought it over 170k […]

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Niantic is Holding a Lottery To Purchase Pokémon GO Fest Tix

If you're thinking about going to Pokémon GO Fest this year, you're going to have to enter a lottery to even qualify to purchase tickets. It appears Niantic is going to be preventing scalpers and others who don't even play the game from being able to cash in on the Chicago summer event by making […]

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Niantic Looking For New Cities To Host Live Events Like Pokémon GO

In what feels like a really weird marketing campaign to find cities for events, Niantic is asking fans of Pokémon GO to do the work for them. The company has launched a new social media effort with the hashtag #NianticLive2020 to get you to decide where they should hold events. The company even released a […]

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Pokémon GO Fest 2019 Confirmed For Chicago Return in June

Niantic officially announced this week that Pokémon GO Fest 2019 was officially returning to Chicago in Grant Park from June 13th-16th. While the company didn't give major details behind the events, it did list off some activities that would be taking place, which we have for you below. The Chicago event will be the kickoff […]

According to Multiple Reports, Pokémon GO Fest Was a Success This Time

It's not too far-fetched to say that when Niantic announced a second Pokémon GO Fest in Chicago, a lot of people assumed it was going to be terrible. After last year's, let's say, "debacle" that ended in Niantic losing a lawsuit from festival attendees, we kind of assumed we might not be seeing it again. To our […]

Celebi Has Been Added For Pokémon GO Fest Attendees

If you happen to be attending the Pokémon GO Fest, which to our knowledge hasn't been terrible this year, there's a special Pokémon for you to find. Right now, as we're writing this, it's currently been confirmed that those who are in Chicago at the festival have a chance to snag Celebi. There's a bunch of steps that you […]

Pokémon GO Fest 2018 is Already Sold Out in Chicago

Bad news for Pokémon GO players who were looking forward to attending Pokémon GO Fest 2018 this year in Chicago. If you didn't already buy your tickets to the event, you're out of luck, as the event officially sold out in less than an hour. The news came down today from the game's official Twitter account. […]

Pokémon GO Fest 2018 is Returning to Chicago

You'd think after last year's debacle, Niantic would have learned their lesson and not thrown another Pokémon GO Fest where you charge money for thousands of people to come to a low wi-fi area and try to play your game. Clearly not as the company will be throwing a second festival in July, charging $20 a […]

Niantic Settles Pokémon GO Fest Lawsuit for $1.5 Million

Remember last year when the Pokémon GO Fest in Chicago turned out to be one of the most poorly conceived festivals in years, resulting in thousands of fans not being able to participate in the event and even booing Niantic staff on stage? At the time a lot of people went online declaring they wanted their […]

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European 'Pokémon GO' Events Pushed Back After Chicago Debacle

As you've already read on our site and others several times, Pokémon GO Fest was an absolute disaster. To the point where festival attendees are now suing Niantic and other organizers over how it was handled. In lieu of the events that transpired in Chicago last weekend, Niantic has decided to take some extra precautions moving […]

Attendees Of 'Pokémon GO' Fest Planning To Sue Niantic

Multiple sources are reporting today that attendees of the Pokémon GO Fest in Chicago are seeking legal action against Niantic and other festival organizers. According to Polygon, "Chicago-based attorney Thomas Zimmerman said he was contacted by Jonathan Norton, a California local who traveled to the area for the event. Since then, Zimmerman told Polygon that "20 […]

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'Pokémon GO' Fest Ends With Widespread Failures On Raids

Everything that could go wrong at Pokémon GO Fest did go wrong. We already talked about the issues yesterday, including Niantic's CEO getting booed on stage as the issues were happening. Wanna know what the looks like? Here ya go! the CEO of niantic getting booed on stage at pokemon go fest brings me nothing but […]

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Confirmed! You Can Catch Multiple Legendary Creatures In 'Pokémon GO'

There seems to be no shortage of bad news coming out of Chicago's Pokémon GO Fest. From not being able to log in to not finding all the legendary creatures to getting a refund in the form of in-game credits to excessively long lines—capping the majority of the problems off with Niantic's CEO John Hanke getting […]

Pokémon Go Fest Attendees Being Offered $100 In-Game Coins Refunds

Well, that's kinda lame. If you haven't gotten word yet, the start to Pokémon Go Fest in Chicago went over about as well as a led balloon. Players were unable to connect to any networks, let alone the game itself, defeating the purpose to the festival to begin with as the goal of the event was […]

The Next 'Pokémon Go' Event Will Need Worldwide Cooperation

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 […]