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GO Fest 2017
Event Dates:
July 22nd 2017
Location:
Grant Park - Chicago, Illinois
Tickets:
$20 per ticket

Pokémon GO Fest is the first officially held event for Pokémon GO. Held in Grant Park, there are many things to do with many Poké Stops and a massive increase in spawns. Players could only access the special Pokémon GO Fest PokéStops and Raid Bosses if they scanned in a special QR Code they obtained upon entry to the event. This event tied in with a worldwide event where players both at GO Fest, as well as playing worldwide would work together to achieve certain accomplishments. They are as follows:

Phase 1 - Catch Challenge
Timeframe: 16:00-16:30 UTC, 18:00-18:30 UTC, 20:00-20:30 UTC
Players in Grant Park and worldwide were given the task to capture various Pokémon. Doing so unlocked special medals that special bonuses that worked for players worldwide while the worldwide players worked towards them to boost the bonusesFire-type Pokémon - Candy Bonus
Water-type Pokémon - XP Bonus
Grass-type Pokémon - Stardust Bonus
Electric-type Pokémon - Egg Distance Bonus
Rock-type Pokémon - Buddy Distance Bonus
Normal-type Pokémon - Encounter Rate Bonus
Worldwide players then worked towards the final tally. Bronze made the bonus last 24 hours, Silver made it last 48 hours and Gold unlocked Phase 2
Phase 2 - Mystery Challenge
Players in Grant Park, from 6pm to 7pm Chicago time, can face off against a Legendary Pokémon
Phase 3 - Global Reward
From June 23rd to June 24th, players worldwide will start to find Legendary Pokémon Eggs.

Notes
During the event, it was hit by sizeable cellular congestion issues resulting in people being unable to play. Due to this, all attendees were offered a refund, given $100 of PokéCoins and the area for the increased Pokémon spawns for all attendees was increased by 2 miles and prolonged until Monday July 24th 2017.

Medal:

Event Effects

Effect Type
All Eggs 2km

Spawn Increases In Event

Specific Pokémon

No. Pic Name Type
#201
Unown
#201
Unown
#201
Unown
#201
Unown
#201
Unown
#201
Unown
#201
Unown
#214
Heracross

Event Specific Raid Battles

No. Pic Name Type Rank CP
#025
Pikachu ☆☆
Battle CP: 0
Max Normal: 536
Max Boosted: 670
 
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