Pokémon GO events delayed following community backlash

Posted on August 5, 2017

Pokémon GO was set to run a number of events across Europe this month, but due to recent negative feedback from fans, Niantic has announced they are postponing the events. The developers explained that they will be pushing the European Safari Zone events from early August into fall (or spring for us Aussies).

“In order to guarantee the best possible gameplay experience for European Trainers, we have decided to postpone the events in Europe scheduled for August 5 (Copenhagen and Prague) and August 12 (Stockholm and Amsterdam) until a date later in the Fall”, the developer wrote in this blog.

Other events around the world seem to be still going ahead on schedule, with events in Japan, France, Spain and Germany remaining with their original dates.

 Pokémon GO Safari Zone Europe

The delays seem to be attributed to recent Pokémon GO Fest mishaps that occurred in Chicago where players were unable to the play the game and eventually lead to some players deciding to sue Niantic. Hopefully this means the Safari Zone events will run much more smoothly.