The yearly Pokémon Go Fest is returning this summer and is scheduled for July 17th and 18th. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, last year’s event took place online, instead of the event taking place in cities around the world.
Niantic teased in a blog post that this year’s event would be one to remember as ‘2021 marks both the twenty-fifth anniversary of Pokémon and the fifth anniversary of Pokémon Go, so trust us when we say you won’t want to miss Pokémon Go Fest 2021!’
Time to mark your calendars, Trainers! 🗓️
— Pokémon GO (@PokemonGoApp) April 27, 2021
Niantic revealed that last year’s online Pokémon Go Fest was very successful, with ‘a record number of millions of trainers’ within the124 countries and regions that took part, catching around a billion pokémon in total. It was also announced that players walked nearly 15 kilometers each.