Pokémon Go Fest 2021 in-person events announced for US, Europe, NZ

This year’s Pokémon Go Fest will be virtual, however designer Niantic and The Pokémon Business are likewise hosting a series of real-world, in-person events on July 17 — the very first day of Go Fest — in more than 20 cities around the world. Gamers in the United States, parts of Europe, and New Zealand will have the ability to participate.

In a statement published Thursday, Niantic ensured gamers that the Pokémon Go Fest in-game experience will be the very same for everybody worldwide, despite whether they participate in a city-based occasion or not. Gamers who do participate in an outside, socially distanced Go Fest occasion can eagerly anticipate media event and a possibility to socialize with other gamers. An in-person event has the apparent advantage of having the ability to trade Pokémon with others close by, however don’t anticipate a significant occasion on par with previous Pokémon Go Fest or Safari Zone events.

Pokémon Go Fest’s real-world events are set up for Saturday, July 17, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. regional time. Occasions are not set up for Sunday, July 18, the 2nd day of Go Fest, which is themed around Famous raids. Here’s the list of getting involved cities:


  • Linz, Austria
  • Dresden, Germany
  • Essen, Germany
  • Hamburg, Germany
  • Sevilla, Spain
  • Paris, France
  • Warsaw, Poland
  • Bristol, U.K.
  • Edinburgh, U.K.
  • Liverpool, U.K.
  • London, U.K.

United States

  • San Francisco, California
  • Denver, Colorado
  • Atlanta, Georgia
  • Chicago, Illinois
  • Indianapolis, Indiana
  • New York City City, New York City
  • Nashville, Tennessee
  • Austin, Texas
  • Seattle, Washington
  • Washington, D.C.


To participate in the occasions, Pokémon Go gamers will require to sign up ahead of time, either on the internet or in-game through the Occasions menu. Registration is totally free, however minimal and on a first-come, first-served basis. A Pokémon Go Fest 2021 ticket does not ensure entry.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.