Imagine the excitement of New York City pulsing with thousands of people on a special mission – not sightseeing or shopping, but hunting Pokémon! This weekend, New York is transforming into a thrilling playground for Pokémon GO enthusiasts, and here’s everything you need to know about the 3-day festival.
Imagine 70,000 Pokémon trainers descending on New York City, starting this Friday, all in pursuit of their dream to “catch ’em all.” It’s happening both in the Big Apple and the nearby Randall’s Island Park, making it Pokémon GO’s biggest public event since the game’s launch seven years ago.
This isn’t your usual Pokémon hunt. Along with the chance to catch more than 50 different Pokémon species, including some new releases, trainers will have the opportunity to snag rare Pokémon like the mythical Diancie.
Why Should You Care?
The CEO of Niantic, John Hanke, put it nicely, “Pokémon GO is all about playing together.” This festival lets you connect with friends, family, and fellow trainers from all over the globe. It’s not just about the game, but also about meeting others as enthusiastic as you are about Pokémon.
What Can You Do There?
Randall’s Island Park, the festival’s main venue, is going to look like a Pokémon paradise. Think of volcanoes, poisoned swamps, and wild Pokémon roaming free! You can battle other trainers, engage in unique challenges, and immerse yourself in collecting and researching rare Pokémon.
Within New York City itself, using the Pokémon GO mobile app, trainers will explore all five boroughs in pursuit of Pokémon. From the towering buildings to the bustling streets, Pokémon will be everywhere.
What’s the Price?
Tickets are selling for $30, with additional add-ons if you’re interested in exclusive perks like an event T-shirt or extra experience points for completing challenges. The ticket allows you to explore both Randall’s Island Park and New York City, offering a thrilling day of adventure.
When Can You Join the Fun?
The festival will run from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET each day. While the citywide experience is available all day, visiting Randall’s Island Park is timed, either from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., depending on your ticket.
The Pokémon GO Fest in New York isn’t just a game; it’s an extraordinary event offering a chance to socialize, explore, and have a memorable adventure. Whether you’re a seasoned trainer or a newcomer to the world of Pokémon, this festival invites you to be part of an unprecedented experience.
If you’ve ever dreamt of being part of a Pokémon world, now’s your chance to live it. Grab your tickets, plan your strategy, and get ready to explore the wonderful world of Pokémon in New York City this weekend!