September 3, 2018
An Exciting Yokosuka Safari Zone Wraps Up Pokémon GO Summer Tour 2018!
The Pokémon GO Summer Tour has now officially come to a close with a memorable and exciting Safari Zone in Yokosuka, Japan. 65,000 Trainers visited at least one of the three parks that comprised the event, walking an average distance of 3.75 km per person, and catching a combined average of 3.1M Pokémon each day. Plus, an additional 200,000 Trainers visited the city of Yokosuka during the event!
The Seagull Pokémon, Wingull, appeared all over the world to celebrate the Yokosuka Safari Zone, while Tropius appeared in numbers as Trainers explored the three parks that hosted the Safari Zone: Mikasa, Verny, and Kurihama. Trainers were able to enjoy time spent in nature while also encountering Pokémon such as Ralts, Slakoth, and Beldum. At the nearby Dobuita shopping area, Pikachu and Eevee made an appearance to greet eager Trainers interested in photo opportunities.
Trainers also gave back to the environment, showing their respect for the city of Yokosuka by picking up litter around the park and helping to preserve its natural beauty.
But that’s not all! Participation exploded worldwide during the last part of Professor Willow’s Global Challenge, as millions of people joined in, unlocking special worldwide bonuses that begin on September 3. Trainers will enjoy 3× Catch Stardust, 2× Hatch Stardust, and a guaranteed 3,000 Stardust when completing Raid Battles until September 10! Plus, Star Pieces will stay active for twice as long, meaning a whole hour of boosted Stardust!
In addition to Stardust bonuses, Moltres Day will happen on September 8, giving Trainers a unique opportunity to encounter the Flame Pokémon in Gyms all over the world. And fortunate Trainers may be able to encounter a Shiny Moltres! See below for event hours by region:
The Asia-Pacific region: 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. JST (GMT +9)
Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and India: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. UTC (GMT +0)
The Americas and Greenland: 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. PDT (GMT −7)
You can receive a Raid Pass up to five times by spinning the Photo Disc at Gyms, starting when the event kicks off in the Asia-Pacific region. Make it a day to remember by supporting your fellow Trainers, abiding by all local laws, and leaving your community better than you found it!
Due to the amazing achievements of Trainers all over the world, an Ultra Bonus will be coming soon! We will be announcing this action-packed bonus after Moltres Day and give more details about what all of your hard work with Professor Willow has earned.
Trainers, your dedication and enthusiasm has made this season of epic live events the best one yet. Thank you so much for your continued dedication—and stay tuned! The rest of the year will be filled with exciting adventures to have with your friends, and we can’t wait to see you again.
Enjoy Moltres Day and prepare for the journeys ahead! Thank you!
—The Pokémon GO team