Learn More About Pokémon Go’s City Spotlight Initiative

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2016-07-06

Pokémon Go is coming up with something big for everyone. A new initiative is set to be launched known as City Spotlight, and it’s going to have Trainers experience their city in an entirely new way. With this, Trainers can go on an adventure either in their hometown or simply a place nearby. There’s going to be special locations for players explore and make memories with their Buddy Pokémon.

The City Spotlight initiative is going to be on November 22, from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM local time. However, it’s only going to be available for now to these cities:

  • Tainan, Taiwan
  • Kyoto, Japan
  • Auckland, New Zealand
  • Busan, South Korea

The City Spotlight initiative features both free and ticketed content. Here are the details:

  • Free Citywide Experience
    • The City Spotlight Timed Research takes you and your Buddy Pokémon all around your city.
    • Take snapshots to earn:
      • Pokémon encounters
      • Poffin
      • Stardust
      • Lucky Egg
    • Spin PokéStops for a chance to receive a special Gift sticker.
    • Take part in a PokéStop scanning competition against other participating cities.
      • Check how your city is faring in the standings on an online leaderboard.
      • The city with the most AR Mapping tasks completed at the end of the weekend wins an exclusive event featuring a 1/4 Hatch Distance bonus.
    • Receive a special reward when you complete an AR Mapping task.
  • City Spotlight Ticketed Experience
    • Everything in the free citywide experience.
    • These Pokémon are going to be attracted to special event Incense:
      • Onix
      • Lapras
      • Unown C
        • Those lucky enough may encounter a Shiny Unown C.
        • Shiny Unown C is available only for the duration of this event to Trainers who have a City Spotlight ticket.
      • Nosepass
      • Rhyhorn
      • Doduo
      • Mantine
      • Pidgey
      • Pelipper
      • Pidgeot
      • Stoutland
    • Explore the city with your Buddy Pokémon using exclusive City Spotlight Special Research as a guide.
      • Complete the Special Research to receive:
        • Poffin
        • Incense
        • Super Incubator
        • three Lucky Eggs
        • Lure Module
        • encounter with Lapras
        • XP
        • Stardust
    • Earn up to three extra hearts with your buddy in every category.
    • ​Your buddy knows that an exciting adventure is ahead.
      • Give it treats during the event, and it’ll automatically become excited.
    • 1/4 Hatch Distance when an Egg is placed in an Incubator while the City Spotlight initiative is active.
    • Incense is more effective while you’re walking and lasts for two hours.

Would you want to have the City Spotlight for your city? What other features would you like to see get added to Pokémon Go? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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