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Pokemon GO Live Events: Safari Zones and More

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Pokemon Go Live Event

Niantic has just confirmed that there will be 4 Pokemon GO live events this year. They will be hosted in the UK, US, and Taiwan in the first half of the year.

Pokemon GO Live Events Dates

1. Lantern Festival (Taichung City, Taiwan)

  • This 4-day event will take place from 6th to 9th February

2. Safari Zone (St. Louis, Missouri, USA)

  • First USA event will hit us from 27th to 29th of March

3. Safari Zone (Liverpool, UK)

  • Pokemon GO will be in Beatles hometown from 17th to 19th of April

4. Safari Zone (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA)

  • Last Safari Zone will take place in the City of Brotherly Love from 8th to 10th of May

Pokemon Goes Taiwan

You will be pleased to know that the Lantern Festival is completely free. Unlike Safari Zone, this will be an epic, city-wide event. As for Pokemons, you can expect to see Electrike, Mareep and other similar electric beasts. Additionally, you may also encounter various bug Pokemons such as Illumise and Volbeat. Illumise is a particularly interesting choice, as it usually chills in South and North America, and Africa. Lastly, you will have the opportunity to capture Unown L – the rarest type of Pokemon, while soaking on the beautiful songs of Chimecho. What's not to love?

Will you be able to catch Illumise?

What About Safari Zones?

The first Safari Zone event will happen in Tower Grove Park in St. Louis. This is admission only event, with tickets ranging between $ 12 and $18. In park, you will be chasing Mankey, Snivy, Ferroseed, and Teddirusa. Chatot, a Pokemon usually reserved for South America, will also be making its appearance. If you are lucky, you may find Unown S just snooping around.

Chatot: Pokemon GO Live Events

2020 is the first year in which the UK will be a part of Safari Zone. It will work identically to the first event, with early access tickets going for £18, and regular ones for £12. In the wild, you will find Krabby, Dratini, Oshawott, and Chinchou. Relicanth, a pokemon that's originally from the Pacific Islands, will be making am exclusive appearance. Make sure to explore every part of Sefton Park, as there's a chance you will encounter Unown V.

Pay attention, Relicanth will be swimming by

Unfortunately, the details for the 3rd Safari Zone event are still unknown. However, once they are out, they will appear right here.


When he is not climbing ranks in League of Legends or battling the Nameless King in Dark Souls 3, Marko writes about everything gaming related. He lives in Zagreb and is an ambitious Netflix addict.