Niantic plans to launch new real-world events for Pokemon GO, Harry Potter: Wizards Unite and Ingress for the first half of 2020.
Trainers can look forward to an array of Pokémon GO events taking place throughout the first-half of the year and across the globe including:
- Taiwan Lantern Festival in Taichung - February 6-9
- Pokémon GO Safari Zone St. Louis - March 27-29 - Tickets will go live starting January 24 at 8:00 AM CT
- Pokémon GO Safari Zone Liverpool - April 17-19 - Tickets will go on sale starting January 31 at 8:00 AM GMT
- Pokémon GO Safari Zone Philadelphia - May 8-10
Harry Potter: Wizards Unite
Witches and Wizards can look forward to joining the second Harry Potter: Wizards Unite Fan Festival later this year.
Agents around the world will be able to experience new events in Ingress taking place throughout the first-half of the year and across the globe including:
- Perpetua Hexathlon - February 29
- Asia-Pacific Region: Christchurch, New Zealand; Adelaide, Australia; Naha, Okinawa, Japan; Bengalaru, India; Chiang Mai, Thailand
- Europe: Porto, Portugal; Milan, Italy; Lille, France; Bratislava, Slovakia; Ruse, Bulgaria
- Americas: San Antonio, Texas; Salt Lake City, Utah; Miami, Florida; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Tijuana, Mexico
- Lexicon Hexathlon - April 25
- Asia-Pacific Region: Colombo, Sri Lanka; Taichung City, Taiwan; Bogor, Indonesia; Baguio City, Philippines; Songpa District, Seoul, Korea
- Europe: Moscow, Russia; Edinburgh, Scotland; Pilsen, Czechia; Budapest, Hungary; Valencia, Spain
- Americas: San Francisco, California; Washington, D.C.; Minneapolis, Minnesota; Victoria, BC, Canada; Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil
- Requiem Anomaly Munich - May 9
Over the years, collaborating with city officials and local governments have been instrumental in hosting Niantic's large-scale real world events. Each of these real world events is bringing players from around the world together to explore and experience these cities. Niantic says that in 2019 alone, the three events hosted in Chicago, Montréal, and Dortmund combined for an estimated $249M in tourism revenue.
Last year the company launched #NianticLive2020, a way for governments and players to apply to be host cities for Niantic’s real-world events and the new event locations announced for the first half of 2020, Liverpool, Philadelphia and St. Louis were hand-picked following their submissions.