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Pokémon GO Fest Returns to Chicago This July

Pokemon GO Summer Tour 2018 coming to Europe and North America in June  July

Pokemon Go Fest returns to Chicago from July 14 to July 15. Developer Niantic leveraged the title's popularity a year ago by launching the Pokemon Go Fest which had quite a lot of shortcomings but fans remain of the view that they would like this fan event to return. A combination of network congestion and server issues saw many attendees unable to even login, let alone play the game. Eventually, players who attended ended up getting refunds and compensation for their tickets and accommodations, in addition to a free Lugia, and $100 in PokeCoins.

Undeterred by this, the company plans to return to Chicago for another attempt as part of a new summer festival ... May 19, 2018 is this month's Pokémon GO Community Day and will focus on Charmander. The good news is Niantic seems to have learned from its missteps, and intends to try again with Pokemon GO Fest 2018.

Trainers across Europe: Get ready for a Safari Zone event in Dortmund, Germany. Westfalenpark is not only one of the largest inner-city parks in Europe but also includes elaborate water features, a Japanese garden, and large playgrounds for kids and families.

While the event originally took place at Grant Park last year, this year's version will be located at Lincoln Park. For detailed information on the Dortmund Safari Zone Event check out this site. "We are excited to to be returning to Chicago for our U.S. event".

Last year's festival was plagued by technical issues that prevented fans from being able to log into the augmented reality game, which was more or less the entire point of being there.