Pokémon Go celebrates its first anniversary

Posted on June 8, 2017

Pokémon Go is celebrating its one year anniversary as well as the massive milestone of 750 million global downloads and they’re inviting us all along for the fun. In typical Pokémon style, Niantic are planning a string of in-game and real world events to be held over the coming months alongside a bunch of new features planned to get us all back out there exploring the world once again with our family and friends. [source].

The first event will begin in a matter of days, starting on June 13th, 2017 and will be called the Solstice Event. This event will feature fire-type and ice-type Pokémon spawns, huge XP bonuses for accurate Pokéball throws, and discounted Lucky Eggs in the in-game store. Shortly after, players can look forward to an update which will focus on collaborative group gameplay, which will see us playing Pokémon Go in exciting new ways. Much to many people’s annoyance, to do this Niantic have stated that they will have to disable Gyms for a short period of time, leaving it unclear at this point if players will remain in the gyms or if all gyms will be cleared. This is exciting however as it appears to be the introduction of the much talked about multiplayer aspect of Pokémon Go that players have been requesting of Niantic for some time now.

For all of our overseas readers in the US, this next bit’s just for you. Niantic are also super excited to announce their first ever real world Pokémon Go event, Pokémon Go Fest Chicago! Pokémon Go Fest Chicago will take place in downtown Chicago, Illinios, USA at Grant Park on the 22nd of July, 2017. More information and tickets for the event will be available here on Monday June 19 at 10:00 am PDT.

Does this information have you all excited or are you planning to join Snorlax in a nap through this latest string of Pokémon events? As always, let us know in the comments below.