Pokémon Go Fest returned this previous weekend for its fifth yr, permitting trainers from everywhere in the world to get out and attempt to catch ‘em all. Individuals have been in a position to be part of the enjoyable from wherever by buying a Go Fest ticket within the app to unlock particular challenges and occasions all through the weekend. Those that did purchase a ticket helped placed on a digital Pokémon live performance and have been handled to rotating habitats permitting for much more sorts of monsters to catch than regular.
Clearly, this yr’s Go Fest was very totally different from final yr’s all-virtual occasion. Niantic selected a hybrid occasion this time and threw celebrations in over 20 cities around the globe whereas permitting those that couldn’t make it in individual or selected to play at a protected distance to work collectively in the direction of international challenges. Due to this versatile nature, trainers hit some very spectacular numbers whereas celebrating Go Fest 2021:
- 1.5 billion Pokémon have been caught
- Trainers spun PokéStops 900 million instances
- 23 million raids have been accomplished
- Trainers collectively walked over 125 million kilometers
Sure, that claims 1.5 billion Pokémon. An amazing feat by trainers, for certain. We’ll have to attend to see if whether or not Niantic decides to maintain with this method or revert again to solely native celebrations subsequent yr. The numbers above level to large ranges of engagement from the general public, and are encouraging for Go Fest being extra accessible sooner or later.
Whereas I wasn’t in a position to be part of within the enjoyable, I noticed loads of trainers round downtown Chicago proudly sporting their Pokémon gear and exploring town to fill out their Pokédex and search out a shiny they possibly have not discovered but. Some have been even sporting cute paper Pikachu hats. Apparently, a large inflatable egg was arrange in a park close by for trainers to assemble, and now I’m fairly bummed I missed out on the festivities. Hopefully, I’ll make it subsequent yr!
Did you participate in Pokémon Go Fest this yr? What have been your favourite moments, and which superior Pokémon did you handle to catch? Tell us within the feedback!