Pokemon GO Fest Event - Start/End Dates, Worldwide Locations, Unlockables - Everything We Know

There's a brand new Pokemon GO Fest coming in July, but players around the globe will have to work together to unlock rewards.

Pokemon GO Fest might be taking place exclusively in Chicago later in July, but players around the world can join forces to unlock some nice rewards, while those inside Chicago's Grant Park can unlock certain rewards for one day only.

If you need help with anything else relating to the overall game, then be sure to check out our Pokemon GO guides walkthrough hub, containing information on how to catch some of the rarest Pokemon worldwide, as well as giving you tips and tricks to take down even the hardest Raid bosses.

But this guide will be focussing exclusively on the upcoming Pokemon GO Fest event, as we'll be detailing how those attending the event in Chicago's Grant Park can help others worldwide to unlock rewards and extend the event.

Pokemon GO Fest Challenges Explained

It was previously revealed that Pokemon GO Fest would be taking place in Chicago's Grant Park on July 22, but we now know that those attending the event will be tasked with catching specific Pokemon in order to unlock certain rewards, as you can see in the table below.

The rewards, along with the corresponding type of Pokemon, are listed below:

  • Fire: Candy Bonus
  • Water: XP Bonus
  • Leaf: Stardust Bonus
  • Electric: Egg Distance Bonus
  • Rock: Buddy Distance Bonus
  • Normal: Encounter Rate Bonus

The exact amount of Pokemon needed to be captured in order to unlock the reward is currently unknown, but what we do know is that players will only have three Challenge Windows in which to unlock the rewards, which are listed below:

  • 11 AM - 11:30 AM
  • 12 PM - 12:30 PM
  • 3 PM - 3:30 PM

But there's a twist to this, as players worldwide that aren't in Grant Park can work together to unlock different reward levels, extending the event time by 24 hours if Bronze Tier is unlocked, 48 hours if Silver Tier is unlocked, or unlocking the Mystery Challenge with Gold Tier.

If this last Gold Tier is unlocked worldwide, then a Mystery Challenge inside Grant Park will be unlocked. What this Mystery Challenge entails exactly is unknown, and this is all the information Niantic has released as of right now. But, if this Mystery Challenge inside Grant Park is completed, then a Global Reward will be unlocked for everyone worldwide, and we'll keep an ear out to find out what exactly this could be.

Pokemon GO Safari Zones

Outside of this, Pokemon Go Safari Zone Events are coming to Europe, and will all be taking place at Unibail-Rodamco shopping centers in the corresponding cities.

August 5, 2017:

  • Fisketorvet - Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Centrum Cerny Most - Prague, Czech Republic

August 12, 2017:

  • Mall of Scandinavia - Stockholm, Sweden
  • Stadshart Amstelveen - Amstelveen, Netherlands

September 16, 2017:

  • CentrO - Oberhausen, Germany
  • Les Quatre Temps - Paris, France
  • La Maquinista - Barcelona, Spain

At these Safari Zone Events, players will have the opportunity to catch Pokemon that are exclusive to the Kanto and Johto regions, as well as some Pokemon that have never before been seen in Europe.

This is all the information we have right now on the Pokemon GO Fest Event, as well as the Pokemon GO Safari Events, but we'll be updating this page with additional information as soon as we hear anything.

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