Pokemon GO Madness Descends on Germany

July 3, 2018
NEWS
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This past weekend, June 30th - July 1st, saw thousands upon thousands of Pokémon trainers from all over the World descend on the German city of Dortmund for the European Pokémon Go Safari zone event. During the event, a large amount of Pokémon, including many rare and sought after ones, appeared in the beautiful tourist spot of Westfalenpark and throughout the rest of the city. In total, trainers were able to catch 28.6 million Pokémon in the park alone this weekend.

The whole event was very relaxed, with many taking advantage of the new Friends List and Trading features to connect with others from all over the World. As some Pokémon can only be found in certain parts of the World, the new Trading feature meant that trainers could get their hands on some very special Pokémon which, for some, would be a "once in a lifetime" opportunity. Reports from the event also say that the tropical region specific Pokémon Corsola also appeared in the park and the city during the event! An amazing catch for sure! Trainers were also treated to multiple spawns of the elusive Unown Pokémon which appeared representing the letters D-O-R-T-M-U-N-D.

The Pokémon GO Safari Zone Dortmund marks the start of Pokémon GO Summer Tour, which includes two similar events. From July 14th to July 15th, Chicago will host Pokémon GO Fest 2018: A Walk in the Park and later this summer, another Safari Zone event will be held in Yokosuka, Japan. But it isn't just those Trainers who make it to these events who benefit from the Summer Tour. Each event also encompasses those who aren't able to make it. Each area of the World will have to complete a set number of Research tasks, and if the goals are met, Trainers everywhere will be able to enjoy some amazing bonuses! Make sure you keep an eye on your in-game News messages for news on future events and which bonuses get unlocked following Safari Zone events.

Keep checking back with us for all the latest Pokémon GO news and all the great things being unlocked during this Summer!

Emma Spalding

It all began with the Atari ST. Then the first home PC. And the rest is history. Although a platformer and RPG lass at heart, I'm willing to give anything a go, and if a game looks quirky then you've got my attention!