After catching ‘em all in London and Osaka, Japan, Pokémon Go Fest 2023 is now set to kick off in New York City on Friday.
Key details: First held in Chicago in July 2017, the annual real-world event is currently being celebrated throughout the entire month of August, with London and Osaka serving as the first two cities.
Pokémon Go Fest 2023’s third city is New York, and it is being held at Randall’s Island Park from today until Sunday.
There are two tickets “Pokémon Go” fans can choose from: the “Morning Park Experience” and the “Afternoon Park Experience.”
The event organizers explained that $30 one-day tickets offer two different experiences for trainers, who will split their day between exploring Randall’s Island Park and New York City. Regardless of the ticket they choose, trainers will still be able to enjoy exclusive event gameplay.
The park experience: A trainer who goes by the name EarthDragon notably created a digital concierge to show what to expect at Randall’s Island Park, such as the locations of each of the four Pokémon habitats where trainers can catch themed monsters.
The city experience: Outside the park, trainers can choose to play in six different locations around New York City: Bryant Park; Central Park; Chinatown and Little Italy; Fidi and South Street Seaport; K-Town and Herald Square; and Times Square.
Bonuses: Ticket holders can also expect to receive certain perks, such as nine daily Raid Passes, which can be expanded via an add-on to 18 passes per day. The mythical Diancie and Mega Diancie will also be making their debut, becoming available to ticket holders during the event.
What to expect next: After New York, Pokémon Go Fest 2023 will go global with a concluding two-day digital event. Trainers from anywhere in the world will be able to join from Aug. 26 to 27.