Pokémon GO has been and still is a world-wide mobile gaming phenomenon, and this weekend (June 30 and July 1, 2018) the city of Dortmund, Germany, together with Niantic, invites players to participate in the Pokémon GO Safari Zone event.
Despite already having covered a few Pokémon games, like Pokémon Shuffle, Pokémon Rumble World, and Great Detective Pikachu, there is still a lot of review or news ground to cover, especially with Pokémon GO. I’ve been playing the game only for a year or so, and even now I’m always discovering something new, so hopefully you’ll see a review or some updates in the near future.
However, the real topic is the Pokémon GO Safari Zone event in Dortmund that will take place this weekened, on Saturday, 30 June 2018, from 9 am to 9 pm, and on Sunday, 1 July 2018, from 9 am to 6 pm. The main event is in the Westfalenpark of Dortmund, North Rhine-Westphalia (Germany), although there are also other places in the city where special Pokémon will show up. But it’s not all about looking down on one’s phone to catch’ em all. Of course one should explore the city of Dortmund, but one can take a photo with Pikachu and pick up a free give-away as well. There’s even the opportunity to be in a group photo on the Buschmühle field at midday on both days, so this is really a great way of bringing everyone together. As the weather also seems to be quite good (even if too hot for my taste), this should be a perfect summer day. I already plan to attend this event with Future Sack editor/Emotional Multimedia Ride contributor Annagram, so if you can’t make it yourselves, we’ll hopefully be able to provide some impressions afterwards.
You won’t have to buy a ticket or pay for the Pokémon GO Safari Zone event, although the park could be closed for a while if too many people are present. There’s also body/bag search involved, as is to be expected with an event of such magnitude. But there are also many other places to visit outside the main park, as can be seen on this map:
For more information, especially about the regulations, please check out the official Safari Zone Dortmund website. Don’t miss this event, as it’s one of a kind in Europe, as similar events only take place in Chicago and Yokosuka (Japan)!
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