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Pokémon Go Fest 2018 Tickets Available for Presale

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Pokémon Go Fest 2018 Tickets Available for Presale

Tickets for this year’s Pokémon Go Fest will be available for presale later today, allowing participants to choose their starting location, number of attendees and days of participation.

Announced via a post to the official Pokémon Go blog, the tickets to this year’s festival at Lincoln Park in Chicago are set to go on sale at 9 a.m. PDT and can be purchased through the official site. Priced at $20 per ticket for either July 14 or 15, each attendee is limited to one day of attendance wherein they can catch wild Pokémon, with any additional days limited to participating within the festivities held at the park. Attendees can select from two starting locations within the park, though each will offer the same Pokémon for capture.

Niantic also teases that special events will be held within the game for those who can’t attend the event, though no firm details have been revealed at this time.

The second festival held for Pokémon Go since its launch in 2016, this year’s event follows last year’s disastrous Go Fest. Also set in Chicago, the festival was plagued by connectivity issues which hindered attendees from playing the game, resulting in widespread outcry and even Niantic’s CEO being booed off the stage while trying to explain the plans for the event. Niantic later went on to apologize for the event’s failure, offering full refunds to participants along with $100 of in-game currency. However, the company was later hit with a class action lawsuit that was settled for nearly $2 million.

For more on all things Pokémon Go, check out our coverage of the game’s latest announcements and guides on where to catch some of the hardest to find Pokémon here.

Keenan McCall is a freelance journalist with experience in a variety of areas, but for whatever reason, he decided to cover everything related to nerd culture. From games to comics, anime to figures, TV to books and music, he’s always looking for what’s new from the world of entertainment and what it means for the people who consume it. It should also be noted that his Twitter feed is less a series of insightful thoughts and opinions so much as it’s a steady stream of memes, references and cute animal videos.

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