November 2, 2017
Pokémon GO Events Update–Europe, Korea, and Japan
It has been incredible to see millions of Trainers around the world come together to participate in a wide variety of Pokémon GO events throughout the year. With the Pokémon GO Safari Zone events in Europe coming to a close just a few weeks ago, we thought it would be a great time to provide an update on these events and give you more information on what you can expect for the remainder of the year.
European Trainers Caught Over 59 Million Pokémon at Pokémon GO Safari Zone!
Over the past few months, we’ve hosted seven different Pokémon GO Safari Zone events at Unibail-Rodamco shopping centres located throughout Europe. In total, over 20,000 Trainers from all around the world came together at these shopping centres to celebrate their love for Pokémon GO and develop new friendships. It was incredible to witness so many Trainers work together to catch over six million Pokémon at these shopping centres.
Pokémon GO Safari Zone events also went well beyond the boundaries of these amazing shopping centres. As part of these celebrations, Trainers all throughout the cities where these shopping centres are located could encounter Pokémon rarely seen in Europe. From Nyhaven in Copenhagen, Denmark, to the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France, Trainers were able to fill up their Pokédexes while exploring these cities full of rich history and beautiful landmarks. In total, 59 million Pokémon were caught in the surrounding area while these events were taking place. Well done, Trainers!
Pokémon GO Week in Korea!
Pokémon Korea, Inc., is hosting Pokémon Festa from Saturday, November 4, through Sunday, November 12. For the duration of this event, Trainers all throughout South Korea will find more Pokémon appearing across the country in Pokémon GO!
On Friday, November 10, through Sunday, November 12, even more surprises will arrive in Seoul, South Korea. In Seoul, Trainers will be able to battle Articuno, Zapdos, Moltres, and Lugia in Raid Battles taking place at the many Gyms across the city. These Legendary Pokémon will not appear in Raid Battles at the Gyms near Lotte World Mall, but we have a special treat in store for those who visit the area. Trainers at Lotte World Mall will have a unique opportunity to encounter Mr. Mime and Unown!
Pokémon GO Safari Zone: Tottori Sand Dunes!
We’re excited to announce that the prefecture of Tottori in Japan is hosting a Pokémon GO Safari Zone event in the famous Tottori Sand Dunes. From Friday, November 24, through Sunday, November 26, Trainers of all ages will be able to catch a wide variety of Pokémon, including some rarely seen throughout the country, while exploring the largest sand dunes in Japan.
Pokémon GO Week in Korea and the Pokémon GO Safari Zone event at the Tottori Sand Dunes are shaping up to be amazing events, so if you find yourself in South Korea or Japan this month, make sure to join in the festivities. For those of you not able to attend one of these events, keep an eye on the official Pokémon GO social channels for all the latest Pokémon GO updates, and on our events page for more information about upcoming events.
—The Pokémon GO team