Pokémon GO Fest details announced
Details about events at the upcoming Pokémon GO Fest Chicago have been announced.
Pokémon GO Fest Chicago is a ticketed event that will be held in Grant Park, Chicago in the United States on July 22, 2017. During the event, there will be three Challenge Windows, in which players worldwide work together with players at the event. The Challenge Windows will occur from 11 to 11:30 am, 12 to 12:30 pm, and 3 to 3:30 pm (in Chicago). During the Challenge Windows, players in Grant Park can unlock perks for Pokémon GO players around the world by catching certain types of Pokémon. Different types have different bonuses, as follows:
- Fire: Candy bonus
- Water: XP bonus
- Grass: Stardust bonus
- Electric: Egg distance bonus
- Rock: Buddy distance bonus
- Normal: Encounter rate bonus
Players outside of Grant Park will attempt to catch as many Pokémon as possible during the Challenge Windows to extend the duration of the bonuses unlocked by those attending the event. If players around the world catch enough Pokémon, a mystery challenge will be unveiled in Grant Park that will be held from 6 to 7 pm; once completed, this will unlock an extra-special bonus across the globe from July 23 to 24. If players around the world unlock the bronze tier the bonus will be extended for 24 hours, the silver tier will extend it for 48 hours, and the gold tier will unlock the mystery challenge.