July 3, 2018

Please join the Pokémon GO Safari Zone event in Yokosuka, Japan!

Pokémon GO


Our Pokémon GO Summer Tour 2018 will come to a close with our final event, the Pokémon GO Safari Zone event in Yokosuka, Japan! This event kicks off Wednesday, August 29, and lasts until Sunday, September 2 (JST) in Yokosuka City in Kanagawa Prefecture.

Yokosuka is an amazing city known for its fondness for American culture and its beautiful nature. Three city parks (Mikasa, Verny, and Kurihama) will be participating in this special event. Trainers will be able to find Pokémon not normally seen in Japan, such as the Grass- and Flying-type Pokémon Tropius, Unown, and more! While there will be many exciting Pokémon to catch throughout the event, Raid Battles will not be available at the event locations.

The Pokémon GO Safari Zone in Yokosuka is a free event, but those who wish to attend will need to apply through Yokosuka City’s special website. Applications open Friday, July 6, at 10:00 a.m. JST and close Friday, July 20, at 10:00 a.m. JST, so don’t delay if you’re interested in attending! If applications exceed the capacity of the event, a drawing will be held by Yokosuka City to select the attendees. If selected, Trainers will receive a ticket containing a 2D barcode. Note that Trainers without a ticket will not encounter Pokémon at the event locations.

The Yokosuka Pokémon GO Safari Zone event will be held over the course of five days, but gameplay is designed to be a single-day experience. In order to give as many Trainers as possible the chance to take part, participation is limited to the day listed on each ticket. If a Trainer somehow manages to obtain multiple tickets, they will only be able to find special Pokémon on the day the first ticket is claimed.

In celebration of the Yokosuka Pokémon GO Safari Zone event, Pokémon such as Feebas and Torchic will be found more often throughout Japan. Additionally, Wingull will appear more frequently worldwide, and lucky Trainers may even encounter its Shiny form! To top it off, Professor Willow’s Global Challenge will take place on September 1 and 2, giving Trainers all over the world the opportunity to unlock incredible bonuses while they take part in this special event.

We can’t wait to see you there!

—The Pokémon GO team