November 2, 2021

Thanks for taking part in Pokémon GO Safari Zone Philadelphia!

During the Pokémon GO Safari Zone Philadelphia event—the first major real-world Pokémon GO event in the United States since 2019—tens of thousands of Trainers participated from around the world. From Fairmount Park itself to parks and homes all over the globe, participating Trainers walked over 260,000 km and caught almost 4.5 million Pokémon!

With Philadelphia’s silver skyline a silhouette just beyond the trees, Trainers took to Fairmount Park to encounter a variety of red, white, and blue Pokémon—an homage to Philadelphia’s rich history—such as Alolan Sandshrew and Voltorb. Rufflet surprised Trainers in GO Snapshot while Unown A, D, E, H, I, L, and P all made special appearances!

For the first time in the United States, event attendees were also able to purchase an exclusive Safari Zone T-shirt, which came with a matching in-game avatar item. Some lucky Trainers were even able to get their hands on the exclusive Pokémon TCG promo card featuring Professor Willow! Exclusive Niantic Philadelphia t-shirts were also available.

We’ve come a long way since Safari Zone Philadelphia’s original announcement in 2020, and we’re grateful to all of you for your patience and understanding. Thank you for taking part—either in person or remotely. Our events are special because you make them special!

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—The Pokémon GO team