Despite Niantic only recently announcing another Pokémon Go Fest will take place this summer, players have already composed theories about the unique content that could be featured during the event. In particular, a new image from the developer might hold a clue to new and rare Pokémon being in the mix.
In a recent blog post, Niantic shared a promotional image for July’s Go Fest in Chicago that features a few interesting creatures. As seen in the image below, several Generation III creatures are at the forefront of the picture, including Plusle, Minun, Mudkip, and Torchic. However, in the background are two notable ‘mons: Torkoal and Unown (B).
Torkoal is currently a region-exclusive Pokémon that can only be found in certain areas of Southeast Asia, including Indonesia and Malaysia, which could mean Go Fest players will have a chance to catch the regional Fire-type in Chicago. Its inclusion in the event isn’t too farfetched either, as last year’s Go Fest featured the regional Pokémon Heracross.
For players unfamiliar with Unown, the mysterious Pokémon can appear as every letter in the alphabet, with B being an unreleased version in Pokémon Go. Niantic has released other forms of Unown during past events, such as T, W, I, T, C, and H during last year’s TwitchCon, so the B letter could correspond to something related to Go Fest 2018.
The teases don’t end with the image, though. The same blog post stated trainers at the Chicago event will have “an opportunity to conduct new Special Research.” In turn, the upcoming event might be where Niantic releases Generation II’s Mythical Pokémon, Celebi. Trainers have already had ample time to catch Generation I’s Mew through the first set of Special Research, which means it’s time for a refresh of the system.
Of course, the developer hasn’t confirmed any of these theories, but players should know more about what to expect from Go Fest soon. While the game’s community was skeptical to hear last year’s failed event was going to be attempted again, the tickets sold out within 30 minutes. Thankfully, for trainers that weren’t able to get a ticket or can’t travel to Chicago, Niantic has also teased global surprises will pop up in-game during the run of Go Fest.
Pokémon Go is available for iOS and Android.
Source: Pokémon Go Live