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Niantic have announced that Pokémon Go SafariZones will be making a return. Players were disappointed to find that Safari Zone events were cancelled in 2020, but it’s not exactly surprising, considering the global pandemic. Now though, Safari Zones will see a welcome come-back.
In the next couple of months, three locations across the world will host the Pokémon Go Safari Zones.
‘Trainers, We know how meaningful and rewarding it is to connect and explore together in the real world through our live events. That’s why we’re excited to announce new dates for the Safari Zone events originally planned for 2020!’
Pokémon Go Safari Zone Locations
Three cities across the world will be the first to host the Pokémon Go Safari event, these are as follows:
Liverpool is scheduled for Friday, October 15, 2021, to Sunday, October 17, 2021, in Sefton Park. See here for more details.
Philadelphia is scheduled for Friday, October 29, 2021, to Sunday, October 31, 2021, in Fairmount Park. See here for more details.
St. Louis is scheduled for Friday, November 12, 2021, to Sunday, November 14, 2021, in Tower Grove Park. See here for more details.
Covid Safety Measures
As many are still struggling with Covid, Niantic have established a few Covid precautions for the Pokémon Go Safari events.
While Niantic isn’t enforcing the use of face-masks, they are making people aware that in this kind of event and with this number of people, there is a risk of exposure.
In addition to this, they have set the spin distance for Gyms and PokéStops was to 80 meters, allowing for more spacing.
The number of cases and the pandemic is ongoing, Niantic have said they will notify all ticket holders whether the event is cancelled or not. In the meantime, it’s got the green light!
Niantic have asked that all ticket owners RSVP, to better plan ahead and have a better idea of the number of participants.
Pokémon Go Safari Features
Players can purchase their Safari tickets, and even enjoy some of the features without having to go to Liverpool, Philadelphia or St. Louis.
All players with a Pokemon Go Safari ticket will be able to enjoy the following features:
Featured Pokémon will be appearing in the wild and attracted to Incense.
You’ll be able to complete event-exclusive Special Research and Field Research tasks.
Incense activated during event hours will last for eight hours.
Lure Modules activated during event hours will last for four hours.
Special 2 km Eggs will be available.
For Safari Zone Philadelphia ticket holders, take a snapshot for a surprise!
Although Maya grew up and lived among the F1 cars and beaches of Monaco, she spent more time indoors playing on her Xbox 360. As she grew up, so did her love for games, particularly narrative-based games. She loved games that told a story or got her attached to characters. Now, Maya writes both articles about the latest games but also is writing her own novel. She one day hopes to be writing for games herself, especially fantasy RPGs!