Niantic recently announced that Pokémon Go Fest 2020 will be a fully virtual global event to support social distancing efforts. This resulted in significant changes in the course of this event. Some of these changes are for the better, such as removing ticket caps. Other changes, although necessary, are less attractive for an event built around social connection and group activity. While nothing will replace the team lounges of live events – places where players can take a break together, make new friends, and chat about their love of the game – Niantic plans to offer an alternative this year.
To further recreate the atmosphere of previous Pokémon Go Fests, Niantic is building a microsite with virtual team lounges. Like real-world team lounges, this site will be a place for players from around the world to share their love of Pokémon. Like the real world lounges, they will not be limited by the team, but there will also be fun team-specific things for players in their individual lounges. There will be fun event-themed activities and even gifts.
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Are you looking forward to meeting new and old friends in your own Pokémon Go Fest lounge? What kind of Pokemon-themed entertainment do you think Niantic has in store? Let us know in the comments below, and be sure to check out our full Pokédex, as well as our Pokémon Go guides so you too can become a Pokémon master!