Pokemon GO celebrates its first anniversary, details Solstice in-game event, future plans


Niantic has just revealed new information about what's coming for Pokemon GO in the next couple of weeks. Before going into details, it's worth mentioning the game celebrates two milestones: 750 million global downloads and one year since Pokemon GO was released in the App Store.

As such, the developers have decided to host the Solstice Event starting June 13. During this event, players will meet Fire-type and Ice-type Pokemon at a higher frequency. Moreover, big XP bonuses will be offered for throwing Poke Balls accurately, while Lucky Eggs will be massively discounted in the in-game shop.

Niantic also confirmed that an update would hit Pokemon GO on all platforms soon after the in-game event ends, which focuses on collaborative group gameplay features that add new ways to spend quality times playing Pokemon GO.

Before these new updates make it to the game, the developers announced Gyms would be temporarily disabled for a short period of time.

Last but not least, the folks over at Niantic confirmed the first ever real-world Pokemon GO event would take place in downtown Chicago, Illinois, at the Grant Park on July 22. Tickets for the Pokemon GO Fest Chicago will be available for purchase on Monday 19.

source: Niantic

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8 Comments

1. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3101; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

This still a thing? I thought this game was dead. No need for an anniversary.

2. NarutoKage14

Posts: 1318; Member since: Aug 31, 2016

Obviously it's still a thing otherwise there would be no need to sell tickets for an event.

3. southernzombie

Posts: 355; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

Every time there is mention of Pokemon Go there is always somebody that feels the need to do the "people still play this post." If you don't play it or like it, good for you. But there are still literally millions of people who play it every day. So no need to try to be an arrogant prick with your dumb ass comment.

5. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3101; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Don't burst a vessel. Chill.

6. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3101; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

To post #3

7. AmashAziz

Posts: 2898; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Well said, except the profanity replied to comment no.3

4. wargreymon

Posts: 764; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

Bashing Pokemon GO is all a thing? Thought you kiddies were spinning your fidget spinners or what it is you do now.

8. cmdacos

Posts: 4113; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

It's extremely popular! With the 10% of users it once had lol. Once they closed some of the cheats and people had to get off their ass, it died down pretty quick.

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