With Niantic’s Chicago-based event, Pokémon Go Fest, taking place on Saturday, July 22nd, the company has begun rolling out several updates to the game, including new gym features and icons to indicate what Pokéball was used to catch certain Pokémon. With every update comes the APK miner’s efforts to pull back the curtains even further to find what’s to come in the game, and the current search has found an exclusive badge for Grant Park attendees.
Pokémon Go Hub’s Asset Analysis for the latest 0.69.0 update has revealed the Go Fest-themed badge trainers will likely receive at the Chicago event. Within the symbol, seen below, are several iconic buildings found within the city to mark the location of the event. It’s unclear if the badge will be earned through challenges in Grant Park, or if every trainer at the event will receive it as a novelty gift.
Of course, with the recent announcement from Niantic that legendary Pokémon will appear during the event, plenty of their iconography was also found in the mine, including a three-tiered legendary badge, a Legendary Raid Pass item, and small legendary icons that will appear on the nearby Raids list. As far as which legendaries will be available, the new trailer from Niantic showed off the legendary birds Lugia, Ho-Oh, Moltres, Articuno, and Zapdos as possible Raid bosses, with a tease of Mewtwo at the end of the clip.
While trainers outside of Chicago may miss out on the exclusive badge, Niantic confirmed meeting the requirements within the Grant Park legendary Raid will make the epic Pokémon available to battle and capture across the globe, giving incentive for every player to get out and take on the time specific challenges.
Pokémon Go is now available for free download on iOS and Android.
Source: Pokémon Go Hub