This year’s Pokémon GO Fest Chicago is taking place from June 13 to June 16 in Chicago, Illinois. Niantic is hosting a number of special activities for attendees, including rare Pokémon appearances. The Mythical Pokémon Jirachi made its Pokémon GO debut at the Chicago-based event via new Special Research. In celebration of Pokémon GO Fest 2019, the Water-type Pokémon Horsea is now appearing more frequently globally. Shiny Horsea, Shiny Seadra and Shiny Kingdra have also made their Pokémon GO debuts. A new GO Fest 2019 Tee is now available for free. Special Pokémon are now appearing throughout downtown Chicago during Pokémon GO Fest 2019 in Illinois, but only Pokémon GO players with event tickets are allowed to encounter any Pokémon in Grant Park.
Some Pokémon appearing in the Pokémon GO Fest 2019 in Chicago are now appearing worldwide. Alolan Vulpix and Flower Crown Eevee are among the special Pokémon spawning at the Pokémon GO Fest 2019 in Chicago. Loudred, Chimecho and more Pokémon are now photobombing GO Snapshot photos at the event. Shiny Abra, Shiny Kadabra and Shiny Alakazam have also made their Pokémon GO debuts at the event. Due to severe weather in Chicago, Illinois, the third day of Pokémon GO Fest 2019 was paused but it has since reopened. However, as you may already know, Niantic will not provide refunds to those affected by the weather. Instead, Niantic has announced a makeup event for all Pokémon GO Fest Chicago 2019 Saturday ticket holders:
Pokémon GO Fest Chicago – Event Update
Due to severe thunderstorms in the surrounding area, The National Weather Service in collaboration with the City of Chicago authorities advised evacuating the event site on Saturday, June 15th during Pokémon GO Fest Chicago 2019. For the safety of attendees, the event was paused given the incoming forecast of lightning.
As soon as city safety officials notified the Pokémon GO team that the weather was clear, gameplay resumed and attendees were invited to return to the park.
As a token of our appreciation for attendees’ cooperation during the evacuation and afterwards, Pokémon GO Fest Chicago 2019 Saturday ticket holders will see increased appearances of event Pokémon featured during Pokémon GO Fest Chicago 2019 next Saturday. See below for more information:
Pokémon GO Fest Chicago featured Pokémon like Machop, Horsea, Lapras, Lotad, Ralts, Mawile, Absol and many others will appear more frequently in the wild for Pokémon GO Fest Chicago 2019 Saturday ticket holders.
Date + Time
Saturday, June 22 from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. (local time) wherever Saturday Pokémon GO Fest Chicago 2019 ticket holders are in the world.
In addition, similar to last year’s event, all Pokémon GO Fest Chicago 2019 ticket holders will have the ability to finish their Special Research from the event after the weekend is over.
Thank you all for your understanding during this time. Trainer safety always comes first. We truly appreciate your continued passion for Pokémon GO!
Stay safe, and happy exploring!
—The Pokémon GO team