The year of 2019 featured an incredible lineup of live events for Pokémon GO. From welcoming Trainers to three Pokémon GO Fests across three different continents to hosting our first-ever Safari Zones in Brazil, Singapore, and Canada—every year, we aim to go bigger and better than the last. In 2020, you can look forward to even more events in more locations! We’re pleased to announce the first live events of the year.
- Taiwan Lantern Festival in Taichung City
- Safari Zone St. Louis, Missouri, US
- Safari Zone Liverpool, UK
- Safari Zone Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US
Pokémon light up a special event during the Taiwan Lantern Festival in Taichung City
Get ready to be dazzled by lanterns, music, and Pokémon alike! This special non-ticketed, city-wide event will take place during the Taiwan Lantern Festival in Taichung City, Taiwan, from Thursday, February 6, to Sunday, February 9, 2020.
Pokémon that will be appearing include the Electric-type Pokémon Mareep and Electrike. Volbeat, a Bug-type Pokémon known for illuminating the skies, will be appearing throughout the city alongside Illumise, a Bug-type Pokémon that guides Volbeat to draw light patterns. Illumise is typically available only in North America, South America, and Africa, so locals might want to catch one while they have the chance! Catch an Unown L to celebrate the light-themed event, and enjoy the lovely sounds of Chimecho, the Wind Chime Pokémon.
Celebrating the culture of Missouri with Safari Zone St. Louis
We’re excited to have the very first Safari Zone event of the year take place in St. Louis, Missouri! This cultural hub of music, sports, and beautiful parks will be home to Safari Zone St. Louis from Friday, March 27, to Sunday, March 29, 2020. Taking place in Tower Grove Park, this will be a ticketed event, so be sure to keep a lookout on our Twitter @PokemonGOApp for when tickets go live this Friday, January 24, 2020. Tickets will be sold through the Pokémon GO app and will be first come, first served. General admission tickets will be $12, and early access tickets will be $18. Early access ticket holders will be able to access event gameplay two hours early.
Trainers can look forward to encountering Mankey, Unown S, Teddiursa, Snivy, and Ferroseed throughout the park. Trainers from the northern hemisphere can sing for joy: Chatot, which usually appears only in the southern hemisphere, will also be appearing in Tower Grove Park!
Saluting the sea with Water-type Pokémon at Safari Zone Liverpool
Ready your sails—the UK’s first-ever Safari Zone will be taking place in beautiful waterfront Liverpool! Enjoy this ticketed event in the magnificent 235-acre Sefton Park from Friday, April 17, to Sunday, April 19, 2020.
During this maritime-themed event, Trainers will have the opportunity to encounter Krabby, Dratini, Chinchou, Unown V, and Oshawott in the wild. Relicanth—typically available only in New Zealand, Samoa, and some other islands in the southwest Pacific—will also be appearing in the wild, so be sure to catch one if you haven’t already.
Interested in spending this spring weekend by the water with some splashy Water-type Pokémon? Be sure to grab a ticket once they go live on Friday, January 31, 2020! Tickets will be first come, first served. General admission tickets will be £12, and early access tickets will be £18. Early access ticket holders will be able to access event gameplay early and receive two additional hours of gameplay. Be sure to keep a lookout on our Twitter @PokemonGOApp for more details.
Get ready for Safari Zone Philadelphia
Finally, we will be hosting a Safari Zone event in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, from Friday, May 8, to Sunday, May 10, 2020. Tickets will be first come, first served. General admission tickets will be $12, and early access tickets will be $18. Early access ticket holders will be able to access event gameplay early and receive two additional hours of gameplay. Stay tuned—we’ll share more details as soon as we can.
Be sure to make plans early to ensure you obtain transportation and accommodations for the events. We’re super excited for even more events coming up in 2020 and look forward to sharing more details soon. We can’t wait to see you, Trainers!
—The Pokémon GO team