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Pokémon Go Fest is back this July as a global event

by IT paradise

The annual Pokémon Go Fest is back again this summer, scheduled for July 17th and 18th. Last year’s event was held online due to the COVID-19 pandemic, instead of taking place in person in select cities around the globe. It sounds like this year’s fest will once again happen virtually; developer Niantic describes the event as a “global event.”

Niantic didn’t share many other details, though it did tease that this year’s event could be particularly noteworthy. “2021 marks both the twenty-fifth anniversary of Pokémon and the fifth anniversary of Pokémon Go, so trust us when we say you won’t want to miss Pokémon Go Fest 2021!” Niantic said in a blog post.

Last year’s online-only Pokémon Go Fest was a huge success, with “a record number of millions of trainers” in 124 countries and regions catching nearly a billion pokémon in total, Niantic said after the 2020 fest. Niantic also said that players walked nearly 15 kilometers each on average.


Pokémon Go players caught nearly a billion pokémon at this year’s online-only fest

Pokémon Go Fest will be held online this year

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