Pokémon GO Reveals New Details for Rescheduled Safari Zone Events

The events are back.
The events are back. Niantic

Pokémon GO revealed new details for the Safari Zone events. These are three in-person events that were initially scheduled for 2020 but postponed due to the pandemic.

A new schedule has now be released and these are:

  • Safari Zone: Liverpool
    • Schedule: October 15 to October 17
    • Location: Sefton Park
  • Safari Zone: Philadelphia
    • Schedule: October 29 to October 31
    • Location: Fairmount Park
  • Safari Zone: St. Louis
    • Schedule: November 12 to November 14
    • Location: Tower Grove Park
  • Additional Notes:
    • Start and end times have been shifted one hour earlier.

As seen in the details above, the celebrations continue to be in their original locations. In addition, those who have tickets can participate in the event no matter where they are located. However, those who are interested in joining the event in person need to send an RSVP.

In a post, the Pokémon GO team revealed that this is to make sure that they have an accurate count of attendees and ensure that there is social distancing. The team also said that the City Explorer Pass experience is no longer part of the events. However, those who bought the add-on will get refunds. The team added that all refunds are set to begin on October 2.

Whether in-person or playing globally, tickets holders can enjoy these features:

  • Featured Pokémon appear in the wild and are attracted to Incense.
  • Be able to complete event-exclusive Special Research and Field Research tasks.
  • Incense activated during event hours lasts for eight hours.
  • Lure Modules activated during event hours last for four hours.
  • Special 2 km Eggs are available.
  • For Safari Zone Philadelphia ticket holders, take a snapshot to get a surprise.


A lot is happening in the game. Niantic has been “forced” to bring back some of the features implemented during the pandemic. One of these was bringing back the base interaction radius for PokéStops and Gym to 80 meters.

September also marks the start of the Season of Mischief, with Hoopa arriving in the game on September 5. Players can expect to meet Ghost-type, Dark-type, and Psychic-type Pokémon.

Expect more events since this is a new month after all. One interesting offer is the one-time-purchase bundle available in the shop for just 1 PokéCoin. This is only available every Monday of September.

Pokémon GO was released in 2016 on Android and iOS.

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