The Pokémon Go event, Safari Zone, is going in a different direction moving forward. To accommodate players who will not travel to specific cities to attend these events, you can still purchase a ticket and join the event without leaving your hometown. Safari Zone cities will continue to exist, and if players can participate, fine, but that won't be a requirement. To prepare for upcoming Safari Zone events, here's where you need to go to purchase Pokémon Go Safari Zone tickets for the 2021 events.
Three Safari Zone events will take place in 2021. You can join those in Liverpool, Philadelphia and St. Louis, each with a different date. You will need to visit a specific website to purchase tickets for each. The Liverpool event will run from October 15th to 17th, the Philadelphia event from October 29th to 31st and the St. Louis event from November 12th to 14th.
- Information on tickets for the Liverpool Safari Zone
- Information on tickets for the Philadelphia Safari Zone
- St. Safari Area Ticket Information Louis
If you intend to attend one of these events in person, you will perform an event check-in and RSVP your seat. This way, Niantic can get a rough estimate of how many people are planning to show up at the event, giving them an idea of how they should prepare and informing the local city of this information.
When you're ready to purchase a ticket for one of these Safari Zones, you'll need to log into the Pokémon Go app, click the "Poké Ball" menu while on the map, then tap the "Events" tab. A list of all Safari Zones will be available, allowing you to purchase a ticket for the event. Additionally, you will have the option to purchase tickets for yourself and other players. Some tickets may be offered a ticket draw, which you will need to access. They will be offered a first come, first served.
You can learn more about how tickets work and how to participate in a ticket draw on the Pokémon Go Help Center website.
If Safari Tickets for this round prove to be a success, such as Pokémon Go Fest 2020, we can expect more Safari Zones to work this way in the future, making it easier for players around the world to participate in these events.