Niantic recently held the latest Pokémon GO Safari Zone event, which officially took place from November 1 to November 5 in Tainan, Taiwan, at the Tainan Metropolitan Park and the Chimei Museum. Throughout the city of Tainan, Trainers were able to find rare Pokémon not normally seen in Taiwan, such as Relicanth, Unown, Anorith, Bagon, Swablu, Pinsir and more. Shiny Pinsir has also made its Pokémon GO debut. This was a free event to be enjoyed by all Trainers. As such, it was a huge success. More than one million people visited the area of Tainan during the Safari Zone, including tourists who made their very first trip to the city. This was greater than the expectations of the Taiwanese government. Niantic says one million people attended Pokémon GO Safari Zone Tainan, but only 50 Pokémon a day were caught on average. The official recap from the development team is as follows:
An Exciting Tainan Safari Zone Wraps Up!
Over one million Trainers visited the Tainan area, and their excitement and enthusiasm made this an unforgettable Safari Zone event!
Trainers who visited the Tainan Metropolitan Park walked an average distance of 4 km per person and caught a total of 45 million Pokémon. As Trainers explored the city, Relicanth appeared more often, and Shiny Pinsir appeared all over the world to celebrate the Tainan Safari Zone event!
We appreciate your sense of adventure, Trainers! We heard many heartwarming stories from Trainers we met—some of you traveled more than five hours to attend the event. We also saw how you became friends with visitors from afar, congratulating others for catching exciting Pokémon and enjoying exploring the park together. Your bold enthusiasm makes Safari Zone events even more special.
Stay tuned for more information about upcoming events—and until then, let’s GO!
—The Pokémon GO team