Happy birthday, Pokémon GO!
Today outlines a anniversary of video gaming’s many astonishing and viral mobile hits, and even one year after millions are still perplexing to “catch ’em all” around a world.
To applaud a game’s initial birthday, Niantic has announced a game’s initial Anniversary Event. While it’s surprisingly singular in scope, this competence be due to a fact that the Pokémon GO Fest is holding place after this month in Chicago. So design some-more festivities all month—and all summer—long.
Let’s take a demeanour during all announced so distant for the Pokémon GO Anniversary Event, starting with:
What’s Not Happening
Let’s get a bad news out of a approach right off a bat. Unless Niantic is gripping information from us, there will be no Legendary Pokémon unleashed on a universe during a Anniversary Event. That’s a bad news. The good news is that Legendaries competence indeed be suggested during a Chicago festival after this month instead. As Paul Tassi points out, if they aren’t suggested by afterwards “this “summer” Legendary launch is skipping about dual full months of this summer, that seems ill-advised.”
When Does The Anniversary Event Take Place?
The one-year Pokémon GO Anniversary Event starts today, Jul 6 during 1pm PDT and runs until Jul 24 during 1pm PDT. That means it runs directly adult until a Chicago eventuality starts (on Jul 22nd) and afterwards over that weekend until a following Monday. That’s a sum of 18 days.
What can Trainers do during a Anniversary Event?
The eventuality is comprised of dual categorical elements (though some-more surprises competence distortion in wait.) The firsts is a entrance of “Ash Hat Pikachu” and a second is a sale of Anniversary Boxes.
Ash Hat Pikachu
We’ve all seen Pikachu wearing Ash Ketchum’s iconic ball top in a Pokémon animated series. Now, we can locate this chronicle of Pikachu out in a wild.
This is a third hat-wearing Pikachu to be combined to a game. We’ve also seen Santa Hat and Party Hat Pikachu.
Some critical records about Ash Hat Pikachu:
- Perhaps many importantly, Ash Hat Pikachu will keep his shawl when developed to Raichu, so be certain to locate during slightest dual Ash Hat Pikachu during a event—one to develop and one to keep.
- As with prior special shawl Pikachu, there will roughly positively be some-more to constraint this time around and in places we haven’t speckled them before.
- The shawl is usually a cosmetic. Ash Hat Pikachu will have a same stats as unchanging Pikachu, usually with an darling hat.
Anniversary Boxes are fundamentally rob crates we can buy to get ignored in-game items. Here’s what’s enclosed with any box:
- Max Revives
- Ultra Balls
- 1 Raid Pass
These are accessible for a “limited time” only, yet it’s not transparent if that’s usually during a Anniversary Event.
Is That It?
Yes, actually, that’s all Niantic has announced so distant for a Anniversary Event.
It’s slim pickings for a game’s initial birthday, yet Niantic does contend we should all stay tuned for “more sparkling news over a entrance weeks, including additional information on Pokémon GO Fest Chicago this July, events hosted during name Unibail-Rodamco locations this Aug and Sep in Europe, and Pokémon GO events during a Pikachu Outbreak in Yokohama, Japan, this August!” So, maybe there’s some-more good news to come and maybe we’ll get those Legendaries after this month.
Niantic is also referring to a new Gym renovate and introduction of Raids as partial of a one-year anniversary, so that competence assistance explain because there isn’t some-more being offering now. If that’s all partial of a anniversary, afterwards that’s indeed utterly a bit of content, yet it’s being rolled out in such a approach that many won’t see it as that. Oh well. Happy hunting!
This post will be updated with any new information, so if we notice anything else during a Anniversary Event feel giveaway to let us know here in a comments or on Twitter.