A Pokémon GO Fest 2020 at home

The indestructible Pokémon GO has obviously suffered from containment measures imposed in many countries to fight the coronavirus epidemic. To encourage players to stay at home, Niantic has made various updates, making it easier to play at home. Niantic had notably launched various initiatives to limit travel, such as lowering prices on incense, or reducing the distance necessary to travel to hatch the precious Pokémon eggs. As for the 2020 edition of Pokémon GO Fest, it will be completely redesigned, and 100% virtual.

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In 2019, Niantic organized several Pokémon GO Fest events during the summer! Chicago, Dortmund and Yokohama each hosted no less than 600,000 Trainers for a summer of exceptional live events. This year, the Pokémon GO Fest 2020 will take place on July 25 and 26, in virtual form.

"It will allow Trainers from all over the world to participate, wherever they are. Another novelty: all ticket holders will be able to participate in the two days of this event » specifies Niantic.

A full weekend of bonuses

The developer explains that players will be able to enjoy a full weekend of bonuses, Pokémon encounters and new Special Studies, but they will also be able to play with other Trainers and discover other fun surprises throughout summer.

This year, the tourism sector will therefore not be able to take advantage of the significant financial spinoffs generated by the Pokémon GO Fest. Indeed, in just four days, the Chicago festival had generated no less than $ 120 million last year, adding to the spin-offs from other events organized in 2019, all over the world. In total, in 2019, Pokémon Go was a real gift for tourism, with a total of $ 250 million in revenue for the sector.