This year’s Pokémon GO Fest Chicago is set to take place from June 13 to June 16 in Chicago, Illinois. Niantic has a host of special activities planned for attendees, including some surprises. The Mythical Pokémon Jirachi will also make its Pokémon GO debut next week at the Pokémon GO Fest 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. Fans who won’t be able to make it will eventually get a chance to encounter Jirachi later this year.
What we know about Jirachi in Pokémon Go
Jirachi will be the subject of another Special Research quest, which falls in line with how other Mythical Pokémon were released in the past.
Based on early leaks, it seems that those attending this year’s Pokemon Go Fest in Chicago between June 13th to June 16th – and possibly other events too – will be the first to get their hands on Jirachi.
Datamining (via Chrales on Twitter) has revealed a the Special Research quest for attendees, with details including:
- Taking snapshots of various creatures throughout different habitats in Go Fest
- Battling another Trainer
- Trading creatures originally caught from over 100km away
- Taking snapshots of Jirachi
Meanwhile, the ‘story’ sees a Pokemon in deep slumber, with research featuring ancient text containing the story of a Mythical Pokemon “that grants wishes”. Sounds like Jirachi all right.
The quest should appear when players have registered at the event (last year, players have to spin a PokéStop and scan a barcade to register their account as attending). From there, it should start right away.
How to get Jirachi in Pokémon Go: Jirachi release date expectations
Jirachi is set to be a timed exclusive catch for attendees at Go Fest as a reward for attending, but the length of exclusivity is uncertain.
Last time this happened – with Celebi – it took around one month between its Go Fest debut and a wider release.
Things might take longer this time, however, if Jirachi is also given away in other Go Fest events around the globe.
When it does release eventually, expect a different set of quest steps than what event attendees experienced.