The final event in Niantic‘s Pokémon GO Summer Tour 2018 is the Yokosuka Pokémon GO Safari Zone, which is taking place from August 29 to September 2 in Yokosuka, Japan. Trainers are now able to find Pokémon not normally seen in Japan, such as the Grass- and Flying-type Pokémon Tropius, Unown, Unown ! and more. Pokémon such as Feebas, Torchic, Mudkip, Treecko and Beldum can also be found more often throughout Japan. Additionally, Wingull is appearing more frequently worldwide and its rare Shiny form has made its Pokémon GO debut. Naturally, Shiny Wingull evolves into Shiny Pelipper. Professor Willow’s Global Challenge will take place on September 1 and 2, giving Trainers all over the world another opportunity to unlock bonuses while they take part in this special event. If all goes well and the tasks are completed, a special Ultra Bonus will be unlocked. Registration is no longer open for the Pokémon GO Safari Zone event in Yokosuka. You could’ve registered for the ticket drawing until Friday, July 20, 10:00 a.m. (JST) through Yokosuka City’s registration website.
Japanese manufacturer Ito En is playing a key role at the Pokémon GO Safari Zone event in Yokosuka. The company is running two booths – one at Verny Park and one at Mikasa Park – where fans can purchase a wide range of Pokémon-themed beverages, including Pokémon Soda. To learn more about Ito En’s offerings, click here. Meanwhile, also from August 29 to September 2, a number of stores within the region are giving players a set of Pokémon GO stickers when they spend a certain amount and show some sort of proof of owning the mobile game.
A special Unown event is currently taking place for Pokémon GO players at the Pokémon GO Safari Zone in Yokosuka. Starting today, August 29, Pokémon GO Safari Zone attendees can find increased encounters of at least eight different variations of Unown shaped as the letters Y, O, K, S, U, A, G and ! at the event. This particular event is expected to last until September 2. You can now follow Wingull as it flies around Yokosuka on Instagram. To watch some gameplay footage of full Special Research and rewards accumulated from the Pokémon GO Safari Zone in Yokosuka, Japan, click here.
When players complete all the Global Challenges from the Pokémon GO Safari Zone in Yokosuka, Moltres and Shiny Moltres Day will take place on September 8 worldwide in Pokémon GO. For three hours on this day, Moltres and Shiny Moltres will be available as Raid Bosses at all Pokémon GO Gyms. They will have the new move Sky Attack. When the Global Challenges are met, players will also have a chance to receive five free Raid Passes on September 8. The Global Challenges for all participating regions are as follows:
- Pokémon GO Safari Zone – complete 100,000 Research Tasks
- Europe, Middle East and Africa – complete 5,000,000 Research Tasks
- The Americas – complete 5,000,000 Research Tasks
- The Asia-Pacific region – complete 5,000,000 Research Tasks
The official announcement from the development team at Niantic is as follows:
Unlock Moltres Day during Professor Willow’s Global Challenge!
The final challenge is here! It’s time to come together and work on the last round of Professor Willow’s Global Challenge, happening on September 1 and 2 during the Safari Zone event in Yokosuka, Japan. If certain areas of the world can meet the challenge requirements,they’ll unlock bonus Stardust for catching Pokémon and hatching Eggs—including a guaranteed 3,000 Stardust for every raid—starting September 3 at 1:00 P.M. PDT. Also, until September 10 at 1:00 P.M. PDT, Trainers can unlock a bonus to earn Star Pieces that will last for one hour!
If the challenge is completed, Trainers worldwide will receive up to five free Raid Passes for Moltres Day, which features the Legendary Pokémon Moltres! On September 8, Moltres will be available in Raid Battles around the world for a three-hour period and will know the Flying-type move Sky Attack. If you’re lucky, you may be able to encounter a Shiny Moltres!
So, get ready to GO! See you out in the field, Trainers!
—The Pokémon GO team
Source: Official Pokémon GO blog