As the pandemic continues to develop, Niantic announced that this year’s Pokémon GO Fest will be a completely virtual experience.
Earlier this year, Niantic had to cancel their Safari Zone events that would have taken place in major cities, with no announcement of a rescheduled date yet.
Pokémon GO Fest, however, is a different type of event altogether. It’s a bigger event that takes place annually, which players will have to purchase a ticket to attend.
The ticket itself costs a reasonable amount, but that’s not taking into account flight tickets, accommodation costs, food and other essentials. It could be a pretty expensive experience altogether.
Since it’s a virtual event this year, though, all of that additional cost has been thrown out of the window. Now, more players around the world are able to attend this year’s GO Fest while staying safely at home.
Another change to the event is that all players participating will be able to enjoy both days of the event.
Previously, players were only allowed to attend one day of the event. It’s likely to allow more players to attend in consecutive days of the event.
Despite playing from home, Niantic says it will introduce “exciting ways to connect with other Trainers”.
Apart from that, the company also promises a weekend of bonuses, Pokémon encounters, and Special Research.