Not too long ago, European Pokemon GO fans were disappointed to learn that the developer Niantic decided to implement a delay for the region’s Safari Zone events following the fiasco that was the game’s festival in Chicago, Illinois. Now the company is ready to reveal the next set of dates for the Safari Zones that hopefully won’t be postponed once again, with the studio also prepared to share even more details about the forthcoming meet-ups, including what kinds of creatures players will have a chance to encounter during the events.
According to a post on Pokemon GO‘s official website, on September 16, 2017, Safari Zone activities for the game will be taking place at Unibail-Rodamco Shopping Centres located at CentrO in Oberhausen, Germany, Les Quatre Temps in Paris, France, and La Maquinista in Barcelona, Spain. The new dates for the events in Copenhagen, Denmark, and Prague, Czech Republic, will take place on October 7, 2017 at Fisketorvet and Centrum Černý Most, respectively, while on October 14, 2017, events will take place at the Mall of Scandinavia in Stockholm, Sweden, and Stadshart Amstelveen in Amstelveen, The Netherlands.
Pokemon GO players who stop by the locations are expected to receive an in-game medal and can find special Eggs from the various PokeStops located at the venues. Plus, they will also be able to catch some of the title’s more rare monsters, including Kangaskhan, Chansey, Larvitar, shiny Pikachu and Magikarp, and more. While these details should definitely be exciting to many of the game’s fans, Niantic has said that Gym and Raid Battles will not be available during the event “in order to optimize the experience for all Trainers attending.”
Should one wish to participate in the Pokemon GO Safari Zone events, it’s important to note that players will need to reserve a free ticket and be over 13 years of age with a valid photo ID. Details regarding how to reserve tickets are to be available on the Facebook page of one’s local Unibail-Rodamco shopping center, but even if players aren’t able to attend the event, Niantic has confirmed that some of its rarer Pokemon will be available throughout the city where each mall is located.
Bearing all of this in mind, one can hope that not only will the dates for these Safari Zone events for Pokemon GO remain in place, but also that the activities don’t end up as a major failure in the eyes of fans like those in the Pokemon GO Fest in Chicago earlier this year. Of course, with the recent Japan event having been a success with more than two million players taking part, it’s quite possible that Niantic is ready to execute the Safari Zone events without a hitch.
Pokemon GO is available now for Android and iOS.
Source: Pokemon GO