Niantic has announced that Pokemon Go Fest will still take place this year although understandably it won't be a physical event. Instead, it will become a virtual celebration and is set to be held on 25th and 26th July.

Pokemon Go Fest has proven to be a popular event throughout the world after issues with the original attempt. Since then though the festival has attracted over 600,000 players across the world in places like Chicago, Dortmund and Yokohama.

Making the event digital instead will, of course, mean it will be an entirely different experience but it's still good to see Niantic making an attempt to host something regardless. It also has the added benefit of anyone being able to join in regardless of where they live.

On top of that, for the first time since Pokemon Go Fest was first held, players will be able to attend both days of the event. Whilst further details on what the event will include are fairly scarce at the moment, Niantic has said players can expect a weekend of bonuses, Pokemon encounters and Special Research.

They also mention there will be additional ways to connect with other trainers and further surprises throughout the summer, beyond the date of the event itself. More information is expected to be announced in the coming weeks regarding what players can expect from this virtual version of Pokemon Go Fest.

Pokemon Go is available now over on the App Store and Google Play. It's a free-to-play game with in-app purchases.

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