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In celebration of Pokemon GO’s first anniversary, various events are being held around the world. The Pokemon GO Fest in Chicago is taking place next Saturday followed by activities throughout Europe and Japan.

Everything is detailed below:

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Pokémon GO Fest (Saturday, July 22 taking place in Grant Park, Chicago, IL) is fast approaching, and we hope you’re all as excited as we are. We wanted to share some details about how Pokémon GO Trainers everywhere can participate in a global challenge with Trainers at the event to unlock special rewards worldwide.

During the day, there will be three Challenge Windows in which Trainers everywhere will work alongside those in Chicago to unlock global rewards. During the Challenge Windows, Trainers in Grant Park will attempt to unlock perks for Pokémon GO players around the world by catching certain types of Pokémon. Each Pokémon- type will be tied to a different perk, so Trainers at the park will need to carefully choose which Pokémon they catch. Will those in attendance try to catch Electric-type Pokémon to reduce the distance required to hatch Eggs, or Grass-type Pokémon to increase Stardust bonuses, or other Pokémon- types to secure a variety of other bonuses? Join in the action and find out!

Sensor Data has obtained new data about the players of Pokemon GO. You might be surprised to hear that Japanese players are spending way more on the game than any other country.

Sensor Data says that players in Japan have spent an average of $26 per download over the past year. The next closest? The United States, at an average of $7.70. It’s really not even close.

Below are the full results for the top-spending countries based on average player spend:

As for overall revenue, the United States does come out on top with $424 million compared to Japan’s $318 million. Pokemon GO has generated roughly $1.2 billion in worldwide in-app revenue and has reached a unique install figure of almost 329 million.


We’re another step closer to the arrival of Legendary Pokemon in Pokemon GO… maybe. Over in India, an ad has been spotted promoting the special creatures. It’s unknown if this is simply an error or an early slip-up.

Niantic has yet to distribute any Legendary Pokemon. With the mobile game’s anniversary having just taken place though, the game is starting to see new features and content that fans had been asking for. Niantic has also previously indicated that Legendary Pokemon are coming this summer.


To further celebrate Pokemon GO’s first anniversary, Niantic is holding a special event for the mobile game. Starting today, a special Pikachu wearing Ash’s hat will appear until July 24. Players can also purchase the special limited-time Anniversary Box at a discount, which has Incubators, Max Revives, Ultra Balls, and Raid Passes.

Here’s the full anniversary message from Niantic:

With Pokemon GO celebrating its first anniversary, The Verge spoke with Niantic CEO John Hanke. Hanke weighed in on the state of the game, how the initial success meant the team had to focus on making the game stable instead of working on features, and much more.

Read some comments from Hanke below. The full interview is located here.

Pokemon GO is celebrating its first anniversary. The mobile game launched one year ago – July 6, 2017. It’s now July 6 in many parts of the world, so Niantic is recognizing the day. To celebrate the anniversary, some special art was published online – we’ve posted it above.


The requirement to participate in Pokemon GO’s new Raid Battles has slowly been dropping over the past few days. Originally, you had to be level 35 or above to join in. Now, however, it’s all the way down to level 5 and above. A majority of players should be able to give Raid Battles a shot at this point.

Niantic shares the news in a post made on its website today:

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New data from app intelligence startup Apptopia reveals the latest milestones for Pokemon GO.

Since the mobile game splashed onto the scene last year, it has generated $1.2 billion in revenue and 752 million downloads. Revenue from 2016 was $950 million, meaning players are still spending money in 2017.

Apptopia adds that Pokemon GO saw roughly 60 million monthly players in June, a decrease from August’s peak of 100 million but still very respectively. 20 percent of these users started the game at least once a day.

Finally, Apptopi shares a few statistics about Pokemon GO’s demographics. 57.4 percent of are male, 38 percent are millennials (ages 19 to 34), and 32.5 percent are 18 or younger.


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Hot on the heels of Pokemon GO’s recent update that added new Gym features and Raid Battles, Niantic is rolling out another update for the mobile game. On iOS, the new version will be 1.37.2. For Android players Pokemon GO is being updated to version 0.67.2.

Unsurprisingly, this new update is much smaller in nature than the previous one. Niantic is only implementing bug fixes this time around.


Pokemon GO players now have access to new features in the mobile game including Raid Battles and revamped Gyms. Take a look at some footage below.

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