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Last weekend in NYC marked Pokémon GO’s biggest annual US event, with nearly half a million people from around the world playing the game they love across the five boroughs over the holiday weekend.

From families and friends playing together to couples getting engaged on-site, the event offered Trainers a unique look at New York City and the chance to experience the joy of playing the game in-person with a global community. In fact:

  • Tens of thousands of people took part in the action, with a peak of 30,000 joining the fun on Saturday July 6.
  • Trainers collectively caught more than 10 million Pokémon during the event.
  • The average distance walked by a ticket holder on Randall’s Island Park was 18.5 km, or 11.5 miles!
  • Players collectively hatched nearly 280,000 eggs on Randall’s Island, and sent 309,000 in-game gifts from the park to their friends.

Celebrities also took part in the fun, including Rachel Brosnahan (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and the upcoming Superman film), Scott Porter (Friday Night Lights, Hart of Dixie, Ginny and Georgia) and Cole Anthony (Point Guard for the Orlando Magic).

Trainers that couldn’t attend the event can enjoy Pokémon GO Fest for free from wherever they are when Pokémon GO Fest Global begins this weekend from July 13-14. Tickets are available for $14.99 here and include experiences that were available during Pokémon GO Fest NYC. You can also enjoy a fan-made video showing off some of the festivities from the big event below.

[Press release]

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