Pokémon GO Fest 2021 has become the annual mecca for the app's avid fandom. For last year's first-ever online-only event, Niantic confirmed millions of Trainers, who shattered records and caught nearly 1 billion Pokémon. While there were a staggering amount of participants at the 2020 event, the 2021 edition could be even bigger after Niantic, the game's developer, announced that it will double as a music festival.
“2021 marks both the twenty-fifth anniversary of Pokémon and the fifth anniversary of Pokémon Go," Niantic shared in a blog post. "So trust us when we say you won’t want to miss Pokémon Go Fest 2021!”
The two-day event will kick off on July 17th and will be held exclusively online. Attendees will have the choice to select one of two Pikachu: Pikachu Rock Star or Pikachu Pop Star, and the selection will dictate the music that will be heard in-game and throughout the festival.
Veteran director and longtime Pokémon video game composer Junichi Masuda has created "a rock-and-rolling track for Pikachu Rock Star fans" and "a high-energy electro-pop song for Pikachu Pop Star stans."
If players can complete all of the in-game tasks during the festival they will be rewarded with the chance to encounter a mythical Pokémon.
In honor of Pokémon Go’s fifth anniversary, Niantic has also lowered the price of admission from $14.99 to just $5. With a more affordable ticket price, the numbers are sure to skyrocket from last year event's.
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