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The Pokémon GO Safari Zone is a recurrent, regional event that has already occurred across Europe and Asia. [1] It has been hosted throughout various countries within the 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 is increased spawnrate of selected Pokémon and Unown.

Currently, there were 2 Safari Zone events in 2017, 4 events in 2018, and 2 events in 2019.

Europe

Pokémon GO Safari Zone

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. Trainers in attendance had a chance to take on unique and powerful Raid Bosses that made appearances at these events. [1]

Dates and locations of events

October 7th, 2017 (Originally planned for August 5th, 2017)

October 14th, 2017 (Originally planned for August 12th, 2017)

September 16th, 2017

  • CentrO—Oberhausen, Germany
  • Les Quatre Temps—Paris, France
  • La Maquinista—Barcelona, Spain

Features

  • Increased spawnrate of Larvitar and Chansey.
  • Australian region-exclusive PokémonKangaskhan, available to be caught in the wild.
  • Increased spawnrate of Unown in forms of letters A, F, I, R, and S, which spell "SAFARI".
  • Increased spawnrate of Unown in forms of letters E, O, P, R, and U, which spell "EUROPE".
  • Increased chance of catching shiny Magikarp and Pikachu.
  • Team Lounges & Photo Opportunities.

Unusual sightings

There was increased spawn of Unown and Kangaskhan in following European cities, until August 21st, 2017. Additionally, Lure Modules were activated at many PokéStops found at these locations throughout the weekends of August 12th and August 19th. [2]

Tottori

Pokémon GO Safari Zone Japan

Features

  • Increased spawnrate of various Ground and Water Pokémon, including "Fossil Pokémon" – Kabuto and Omanyte.
  • European region-exclusive PokémonMr. Mime, available to be caught in the wild.
  • Increased spawnrate of Unown in forms of letters A, F, I, R, and S, which spell "SAFARI".
  • A pop-up Pokémon Center near the Aeon Mall with a Pikachu nest.

Chiayi

Pokémon GO Safari Zone Taiwan

Pokémon GO Safari Zone in Taiwan happened to celebrate Lunar New Year and took place during Chiayi Lantern Festival. [5]

Features

Dortmund

Pokémon GO Safari Zone Dortmund

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

Features

  • Increased spawnrate of Roselia with a chance of catching its shiny form.
  • Region-exclusive PokémonCorsola, available to be caught in the wild.
    • Between July 3rd and 4th, 2018, there was possibility to capture Corsola all over the Europe.
  • Increased spawnrate of Unown in forms of letters D, M, N, O, R, T and U, which spell "DORTMUND".
  • Lure Modules active for all day during the event in PokéStops in Westfalenpark.
  • Trainers could obtain special 2-km Eggs from PokéStops in the park, that were hatching Pokémon that can normally hatch from 10-km Eggs. There was also increased chance of hatching Shiny Pichu.

Yokosuka

Pokémon GO Safari Zone Yokosuka

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

Features

First Part:

Task Reward
Spin 3 PokéStops or Gyms. Super Incubator Super Incubator
Catch 10 Beldum. Metagross Metagross
Catch 10 Ralts. Gardevoir Gardevoir
Catch 10 Slakoth. Slaking Slaking
Hatch 3 Eggs. 3000 XP
Rewards for completing whole set
10× Golden Razz Berry Golden Razz Berry
20× Rare Candy Rare Candy
10× Ultra Ball Ultra Ball

Second Part:

Task Reward
Claim Reward. 2018 XP
Claim Reward. 2018 XP
Claim Reward. 2018 XP
Rewards for completing whole set
100,000× Stardust Stardust

Tainan

Pokémon GO Safari Zone Tainan
  • Event Date: November 1st - November 5th, 2018
  • Location: Tainan, Taiwan [9]

Features

  • Increased spawnrate of select Pokémon including Swablu, Anorith and Bagon.
  • Oceanian Region-exclusive PokémonRelicanth, available to be caught in the wild.
  • Increased spawnrate of Pinsir with a chance of catching its shiny form.
  • Increased spawnrate of Unown in forms of letters A, E, I, N, O, T and Z, which spell "TAINAN ZONE".

Porto Alegre

Pokémon GO Safari Zone Porto Alegre

Features

Sentosa

Pokémon GO Safari Zone Sentosa

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 enjoyed taking #GOsnapshot photos. In the Safari Zone, Tropius and Unown also appeared more often, and Shiny Shuckle appeared all over the world to celebrate the Sentosa Safari Zone.[12]

Features

Pokémon GO Safari Zone Sentosa

Exclusive Merlion medal

Montreal

Pokémon GO Safari Zone Montreal

This ticketed event will take 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.[15]

Note: Due to the appearance of Unown Q in the promotional image, the Unown that appear may either spell "QUEBEC"—after the province that the event is hosted in, or "QUICK"—after the theme of the event.

Features

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. Unusual Pokémon Sightings Predicted in Europe. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2017-08-10.
  3. SerebiiNet. A Pokémon GO Safari Zone event to be held in Tottori, Japan. Twitter. Retrieved on 2017-10-31.
  4. Pokémon GO Events Update–Europe, Korea, and Japan. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2017-11-03.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Honoring Lunar New Year: Chiayi Lantern Festival with Pokémon GO. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2018-02-22.
  6. Pikachus with party hat are still appearing in Safari Zone event in Taiwan. /r/TheSilphRoad/. Retrieved on 2018-03-01.
  7. Please join the Pokémon GO Safari Zone event in Yokosuka, Japan!. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2018-09-12.
  8. Yokosuka Special Research. /r/TheSilphRoad/. Retrieved on 2018-09-12.
  9. Please Join Us for the Pokémon GO Safari Zone Event in Tainan, Taiwan!. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2018-10-31.
  10. Please join us for the Pokémon GO Safari Zone event in Porto Alegre, Brazil!. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2019-01-25.
  11. Please join us for the Pokémon GO Safari Zone event in Sentosa, Singapore!. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2019-03-01.
  12. An exciting Sentosa Safari Zone event wraps up!. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2019-05-02.
  13. Experience Pokémon GO at Sentosa™, The State of Fun.. sentosa.com. Retrieved on 2019-03-01.
  14. Pokémon GO Safari Zone at Montreal. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2019-08-08.
  15. Race your way through the Safari Zone Montreal this September!. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2019-08-08.

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