As social distancing measures become increasingly necessary to combat the spread of the new COVID-19 coronavirus, three of the events in the Niantic Safari area have now been officially rejected. As we previously reported, the Pokémon Go St. Louis Safari area has been postponed, but now Liverpool and Philadelphia will also have to wait for their events from the Safari area. Players who purchased tickets for one of these events can request a refund in the app. Refunds can be requested for limited periods for each event:
- Safari Zone St. Louis – players have until 11:59 p.m. PST until March 25, 2020.
- Safari Zone Liverpool – players have until 15:59 PST on April 15, 2020.
- Safari Zone Philadelphia – players have until 11:59 p.m. PST until May 6, 2020.
Refunds can be requested until these dates via the app; however, if you purchased tickets for a friend or child through your account in addition to yours, partial refunds are not an option. In addition, if you request a refund, there is no guarantee that you will be able to purchase tickets when these events are finally rescheduled. These events are extremely popular and sell out often, so if you want to go to the postponed date, you may want to keep your tickets.
In addition, for players planning to attend these events, Niantic will activate Pokémon Safari Zone Meetings and special worldwide search for all ticket holders. If you can’t make it to St. Louis, Liverpool or Philadelphia for the postponed dates, you can still enjoy the event from anywhere else in the world.
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