Today is the sixth anniversary of Pokémon GO, Niantic releases new special artwork drawn by Pokémon GO character designer Yusuke Kozaki

Niantic is continuing to announce new events and content for Pokémon GO. Read on below to learn more:

Happy sixth anniversary, Pokémon GO!

Happy sixth anniversary, Pokémon GO!

Trainers,

Today marks a very special day—it’s the sixth anniversary of Pokémon GO! What an adventure it’s been!

Whether it encourages you to hike through mountains, discover new landmarks right in your backyard, or catch, trade, and battle Pokémon with friends, Pokémon GO continues to bring Trainers together in new and unexpected ways, all while highlighting the friendship and bonds we can make with each other—and with Pokémon!

Things aren’t going to slow down in our sixth year, either. We’ve got an Anniversary Event right around the corner to mark the occasion, and Pokémon like Charizard and Pikachu are dressed up and ready to celebrate!

If you’re looking for a place to celebrate in-person, look no further than Pokémon GO Fest: Seattle and Pokémon GO Fest: Sapporo! Tickets for both events are still available. Stay tuned for more details on the global Finale event that will take place on August 27!

We’re also excited to share a new piece of anniversary art! This year’s anniversary art is drawn by Yusuke Kozaki (@kymg on Twitter), who is also in charge of character design for Pokémon GO.

We can’t wait to see what the sixth year of Pokémon GO has in store for all of us. Let’s GO!

Please be aware of your surroundings and follow guidelines from local health authorities when playing Pokémon GO. Upcoming events are subject to change. Be sure to follow us on social media, opt in to receiving push notifications, and subscribe to our emails to stay updated.

—The Pokémon GO team

Source: Official Pokémon GO blog

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