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The Pokémon GO Safari Zone is a recurrent, regional event that has already occurred across the world. [1] It has been hosted throughout various countries within the Americas, Europe and Asia such as France, Sweden, Germany, Denmark, Japan and Taiwan.

The common feature of Safari Zone events is that, they give Trainers the possibility to catch region-exclusive Pokémon that aren't "native" for region where the event is hosted. Additionally, there are Lure Modules installed in vast number of PokéStops in the event area and increased spawnrate of selected Pokémon and Unown. Moreover, participants of Safari Zones as of 2018 had increased chance to encounter shiny variants of featured Pokémon.

Europe

There was a total of seven events taking place at select Unibail-Rodamco shopping centers during the months of August and September.

Pokémon GO Safari Zone Europe 2017

Exclusive medal for attending the event

Each event gave Trainers the opportunity to catch a wide variety of Pokémon in special zones featuring Pokémon originally encountered in the Kanto and Johto regions, including Australian region-exclusive PokémonKangaskhan, that had been never before encountered in Europe.[2] Trainers in attendance had a chance to take on unique and powerful Raid Bosses that made appearances at these events. [1]

Features

Featured Pokémon

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Unown A
#201
Unown E
#201
Unown
#201
Unown I
#201
Unown O
#201
Unown P
#201
Unown R
#201
Unown S
#201
Unown U
#201

Unusual sightings

There was increased spawn of Unown and Kangaskhan in following European cities.[3] Additionally, Lure Modules were activated at many PokéStops found at these locations throughout the weekends of August 12th and 19th, 2017:

Tottori

Features

[5][6]

Featured Pokémon

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Unown A
#201
Unown
#201
Unown I
#201
Unown R
#201
Unown S
#201

Taiwan

Pokémon GO Safari Zone in Taiwan happened to celebrate Lunar New Year and took place during Chiayi Lantern Festival. [7] Two year later, in February 2020 there was a separate event with similar theme held in Taichung City, Taiwan – Taiwan Lantern Festival. Pikachu with party hat were spawning even after Pokémon Day event ended. [8]

Features

Featured Pokémon

TodayView Icon PokemonEncounter Pokémon in wild
Unown A
#201
Unown C
#201
Unown
#201
Unown G
#201
Unown H
#201
Unown I
#201
Unown X
#201
Unown Y
#201

Dortmund

Pokémon GO Safari Zone in Dortmund was the part of Professor Willow's Global Research.

Features

  • Between July 3rd and 4th, 2018, there was possibility to capture Corsola all over the Europe.

Featured Pokémon

TodayView Icon PokemonEncounter Pokémon in wild
Unown D
#201
Unown M
#201
Unown N
#201
Unown O
#201
Unown R
#201
Unown T
#201
Unown U
#201

Roselia would be released globally with the start of the event:

Roselia shiny

Yokosuka

Safari Zone Yokosuka 2018

Exclusive medal for attending the event

Pokémon GO Safari Zone in Yokosuka was the part of Professor Willow's Global Research.[9]

Features

Featured Pokémon

TodayView Icon PokemonEncounter Pokémon in wild
Unown A
#201
Unown G
#201
Unown K
#201
Unown O
#201
Unown S
#201
Unown U
#201
Unown Y
#201
Unown !
#201
Mudkip
#258
Ralts
#280
Feebas
#349
Beldum
#374

Wingull would be released globally with the start of the event:

Wingull shiny

Special Research

TodayView Icon Research Safari Zone Yokosuka
1st Part
Catch 10 Beldum.
Catch 10 Ralts.
Catch 10 Slakoth.
Hatch 3 Eggs.
3000 XP
Rewards for whole set


2nd Part
Claim Reward.
2018 XP
Claim Reward.
2018 XP
Claim Reward.
2018 XP
Rewards for whole set
1st Part

Trainer! Thank goodness you made it to this important research site.

I came to study Pokémon that commonly appear in this area, but it seems I need your help! The species of Pokémon I've observed today don't normally appear around here. What a strange occurrence!

Would you be willing to travel throughout the park and perform some tasks for me? With all these wild Pokémon around, it almost feels like a safari!

Please complete the following research tasks:

2nd Part

Wow, great work today! In addition to completing some insightful research, you've skillfully helped me document the amazing nature around us and the fascinating migration patterns that Pokémon follow. I have a feeling there's even more to discover out here!

The results of your work have produced an awesome amount of Stardust. Perhaps you could find good use for it in powering up or trading a Pokémon! Enjoy, Trainer!

Tainan

[10]

Features

Featured Pokémon

TodayView Icon PokemonEncounter Pokémon in wild
Pinsir
#127
Unown A
#201
Unown E
#201
Unown I
#201
Unown N
#201
Unown O
#201
Unown T
#201
Unown Z
#201
Swablu
#333
Bagon
#371


Shiny Pinsir would be released globally with the start of the event:

Pinsir shiny
#127

Porto Alegre

Safari Zone Porto Alegre 2019

Exclusive medal for attending the event

Safari Zone in Porto Alegre took place throughout January 25th to 27th, 2019.[11]

Trainers in order to access the events features would have to register their codes from e-mails in check-in PokéStops.[12]

Features

Featured Pokémon

TodayView Icon PokemonEncounter Pokémon in wild
Unown A
#201
Unown E
#201
Unown G
#201
Unown L
#201
Unown O
#201
Unown P
#201
Unown R
#201
Unown T
#201
Bagon
#371
Piplup
#393


Shiny Psyduck would be released globally with the start of the event:

Psyduck shiny
Golduck shiny

Sentosa

Safari Zone in Sentosa took place throughout April 18th to 22nd, 2019.[13]

Trainers in order to access the events features would have to register their codes from e-mails in check-in PokéStops.[14]

According to Niantic, over 95,000 Trainers from all over the world visited Sentosa Island, walking 441,000 km and catching a total of 14.1 million Pokémon. As Trainers explored the coast, they met a special surprise: a massive, 20-foot-tall inflatable Lapras on Palawan Beach, where Trainers could enjoy taking GO Snapshot photos and publish them with #GOsnapshot hashtag.[15][16]

Pokémon GO Safari Zone Sentosa

Exclusive Merlion medal

Features

Featured Pokémon

TodayView Icon PokemonEncounter Pokémon in wild
Lapras
#131
Unown A
#201
Unown E
#201
Unown N
#201
Unown O
#201
Unown S
#201
Unown T
#201
Unown !
#201


Shiny Shuckle would be released globally with the start of the event:

Shuckle shiny

Montreal

This ticketed event took place along the historic Circuit Gilles Villeneuve at beautiful Parc Jean-Drapeau on Saint Helen's Island and Notre Dame Island in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.[17] [18]

Pokémon GO Safari Zone Montreal

Exclusive medal

Features

Featured Pokémon

TodayView Icon PokemonEncounter Pokémon in wild
Ponyta
#077
Unown B
#201
Unown C
#201
Unown E
#201
Unown Q
#201
Unown U
#201
Yanma
#193

Shiny Yanma would be released globally with the start of the event:

Yanma shiny
#193

New Taipei City

Trainers would be able to find Scyther, Combee, and many Water-, Bug- and Grass-type Pokémon from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the park, as well as more than 60 tourist attractions across New Taipei City.[19]

Features

Featured Pokémon

TodayView Icon PokemonEncounter Pokémon in wild
Oddish
#043
Unown A
#201
Unown C
#201
Unown
#201
Unown I
#201
Unown N
#201
Unown P
#201
Unown R
#201
Unown S
#201
Unown T
#201
Combee
#415

Shiny Oddish would be released globally with the start of the event:

Oddish shiny
#043
Gloom shiny
#044

St. Louis

COVID-19 Icon
Due to COVID-19 pandemic:
Safari Zones of St. Louis was postponed.[20]

Features of at home event

Featured Pokémon

TodayView Icon PokemonEncounter Pokémon in wild
Unown I
#201
Unown L
#201
Unown O
#201
Unown S
#201
Unown T
#201
Unown U
#201
Chatot
#441

Shiny Teddiursa would be released globally with the start of the event:

Special Research

TodayView Icon Research Safari Zone St. Louis 2020

Trainers who bought event tickets could still access Special Research between March 27th and 29th, 2020, which rewarded them with a guaranteed Shiny Teddiursa.[21]

1st Part
Transfer 10 Pokémon
Evolve 3 Pokémon
Catch 10 different species of Pokémon
Rewards for whole set


2nd Part
Take a snapshot of your buddy
Give your buddy 3 treats
Play with your buddy 3 times
Rewards for whole set

Liverpool

COVID-19 Icon
Due to COVID-19 pandemic:
Safari Zone Liverpool was postponed.[22]

Features of at home event

Featured Pokémon

TodayView Icon PokemonEncounter Pokémon in wild
Unown V
#201

Shiny Chinchou would be released globally with the start of the event:

Lanturn shiny

Special Research

TodayView Icon Research Safari Zone Liverpool 2020

Trainers who bought event tickets could still access Special Research between April 17th - 19th, 2020, which rewarded them with a guaranteed Shiny Chinchou.

1st Part
Transfer 10 Pokémon
Evolve 3 Pokémon
Catch 10 different species of Pokémon
Rewards for whole set


2nd Part
Take a snapshot of your buddy
Give your buddy 3 treats
Play with your buddy 3 times
Rewards for whole set

Features of City Explorer Pass

To be addded.


Philadelphia

COVID-19 Icon
Due to COVID-19 pandemic:
Safari Zone Philadelphia were postponed.[23]

Features of at home event

Featured Pokémon

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Shiny Chinchou would be released globally with the start of the event:

Voltorb shiny

Special Research

TodayView Icon Research Safari Zone Philadelphia 2020

Trainers who bought event tickets could still access Special Research between May 8th - 10th, 2020, which rewarded them with a guaranteed Shiny Voltorb.

1st Part
Transfer 10 Pokémon
Evolve 3 Pokémon
Catch 10 different species of Pokémon
Rewards for whole set


2nd Part
Take a snapshot of your buddy
Give your buddy 3 treats
Play with your buddy 3 times
Rewards for whole set

Gallery

Following promotional pictures were published by creators of the game across their social media channels.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Pokémon GO events around the world!. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2017-08-10.
  2. A Pokémon GO Safari Zone Adventure in Oberhausen!. Fev Games.net. Retrieved on 2020-08-19.
  3. Safari Zone event report: Oberhausen. Pokémon GO Hub. Retrieved on 2020-03-06. , until August 21st, 2017.
  4. Unusual Pokémon Sightings Predicted in Europe. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2017-08-10.
  5. SerebiiNet. A Pokémon GO Safari Zone event to be held in Tottori, Japan. Twitter. Retrieved on 2017-10-31.
  6. Pokémon GO Events Update–Europe, Korea, and Japan. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2017-11-03.
  7. Honoring Lunar New Year: Chiayi Lantern Festival with Pokémon GO. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2018-02-22.
  8. Pikachus with party hat are still appearing in Safari Zone event in Taiwan. /r/TheSilphRoad/. Retrieved on 2018-03-01.
  9. Please join the Pokémon GO Safari Zone event in Yokosuka, Japan!. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2018-09-12.
  10. Please Join Us for the Pokémon GO Safari Zone Event in Tainan, Taiwan!. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2018-10-31.
  11. Please join us for the Pokémon GO Safari Zone event in Porto Alegre, Brazil!. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2019-01-25.
  12. Começa a festa do Pokémon GO em Porto Alegre. blogdoiphone.com. Retrieved on 2020-08-25.
  13. Please join us for the Pokémon GO Safari Zone event in Sentosa, Singapore!. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2019-03-01.
  14. How to check-in Safari Zone Sentosa. djclubsingapore.blogspot.com. Retrieved on 2020-08-25.
  15. An exciting Sentosa Safari Zone event wraps up!. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2019-05-02.
  16. Experience Pokémon GO at Sentosa™, The State of Fun.. sentosa.com. Retrieved on 2019-03-01.
  17. Race your way through the Safari Zone Montreal this September!. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2019-08-08.
  18. Pokémon GO Safari Zone at Montreal. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2019-08-08.
  19. Join us in New Taipei City for a Safari Zone event!. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2019-08-22.
  20. Pokémon GO Safari Zone Update - Liverpool and Philadelphia. Niantic, Inc.. Retrieved on 2020-03-29.
  21. St. Louis Safari Zone Research. /r/TheSilphRoad/. Retrieved on 2020-03-29.
  22. Pokémon GO Safari Zone Update - Liverpool and Philadelphia. Niantic, Inc.. Retrieved on 2020-03-29.
  23. Pokémon GO Safari Zone Update - Liverpool and Philadelphia. Niantic, Inc.. Retrieved on 2020-03-29.

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