2017 'Pokemon' Update: 'Pokemon Go' Fest Coming Out Soon; Details & Launching Revealed

By LJ Joseph, Posted: 06/19/17 04:46AM EDT

"Pokémon GO" first-anniversary event is upon us all. Right now fans are in the midst of the fire and ice themed "Solstice Event," a pretty standard affair that's kicking off some gameplay.

"Pokemon Go" Fest Coming Out Soon With Sale Ticket

The coming up even is the "Pokémon GO Fest," a big party in Chicago's Grant Park on July 22 celebrating the game and its community one year in. This is an official event, unlike the untold number of unofficial meetups all over the world, and so you'll need tickets to get in, according to Forbes.

Furthermore, those tickets go on sale tomorrow, June 19, at 10:00 AM PDT. In fact, fans can expect the tickets to go quickly, so show up as close to that time as possible to get a chance

According to Engadget, for those in the US who can't make it to Chicago, Niantic said there will be a number of related events across the country. Additional, the "Pokémon Go" celebrations will take place across Europe from June through September.

The company also teased "Pikachu Outbreak", an event happening in Yokohama, Japan in August where they will be testing a "unique Pokémon Go experience." Moreover, Niantic announced Solstice Event, an in-game event running from June 13th through June 20th that, among other bonuses, will include increased encounter rates for certain Pokémon.

Niantic and the Pokémon Company have launched a few in-game events in the past and it's not unreasonable to expect some game changes to be introduced for the anniversary. "Pokémon Go" has been downloaded over 750 million times and while the gameplay has dropped quite a bit since it launched, there are still around 65 million users around the world.

"It's been an incredible first year for Pokémon Go thanks to the passion and dedication from the Global Trainer community," John Hanke, CEO of Niantic said in a statement, "As part of the first anniversary, we'll be giving players around the world the chance to enjoy fun in-game events, engage with friends and other Trainers at real-world events, and much more."

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