Pokemon Go Summer Tour heads to the US, Germany and Japan

Events will feature a host of interactive adventures and special challenges

Pokemon Go Summer Tour heads to the US, Germany and Japan

Niantic is set to stage a host of real-world events in Germany, Japan and the US as a part of the Pokemon Go Summer Tour 2018.

The string of events will feature a free-to-attend Pokemon Go Safari Zone in Dortmund, Germany, on June 30th and July 1st.

Pokémon Go Fest 2018: A Walk in the Park will take place in Chicago, US, on July 14th and 15th and will set trainers back $20, while a Safari Zone is set to be held in Yokosuka, Japan, later in the summer.

Each event will feature a slew of special challenges and interactive adventures that will be revealed closer to each occasion.

In addition, Community Day events will continue throughout the summer and will offer bonuses and challenges for players around the world not attending the events.

Pokemon on the GO

“The Pokémon Go Summer Tour 2018 is set to bring Trainers together around the world for fun, exploration and adventure," said Niantic CEO John Hanke.

"After getting off to a bumpy start in Chicago last year, we hosted a number of record-setting events in Japan, Korea, and cities across Europe with attendance that ranged from tens of thousands to more than two million. We are excited to be returning to Chicago for our US event. It will take place in Lincoln Park and will feature in-game activities in the park and throughout the city as well as connected gameplay events around the world."

Niantic is currently working with civic and service-oriented organisations to host more events throughout the year.

Niantic AR mapping lead Ross Finman will be at Pocket Gamer Connects San Francisco on May 14th and 15th to discuss how developers can use reality as a gameboard to create games uniquely native to AR.

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Iain is a freelance writer based in Scotland with a penchant for indies and all things Nintendo. Alongside PocketGamer.Biz, he has also appeared in Kotaku, Rock Paper Shotgun, PCGamesN and VG24/7.