Pokémon GO Stadium 2017 Event

The Pokémon GO activities scheduled for the Pikachu Outbreak have been revealed. The Pikachu Outbreak is a yearly event that will take place in Minato MiraiYokohama, From August 9 to 15, 2017, Japan. These are the Pokémon GO Stadium and Pokémon GO Park.

Pokémon GO Stadium 2017 Event is Here!




Pokémon GO Stadium is a Pokémon GO event that will take place on August 14, 2017 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Yokohama Stadium. The event is set to run every 15 minutes, with tickets good for just one program. More information regarding the event is yet to be released.

To participate in the tournament, players must apply by 10 a.m. on July 24, 2017. Participants will be chosen by a lottery system; successful applicants will be contacted through email at the end of July, with this email providing entrance to four participants. Individuals who do not play Pokémon GO may use these passes to access the event, but only Level 5 or above Pokémon GO players can participate. This email will also provide detailed instructions on how to participate in this event.

There is a lottery entry restriction of one per person (and one per Pokémon GO account), and there is no price to join or participate in the event. To join, players must submit their email address and Pokémon GO username (the email address does not have to match the Pokémon GO account). Participation rights cannot be transferred.


Pokémon GO Stadium 2017 Event



From August 9 to 15, 2017, Pokémon GO Park will be hosted in Cupnoodles Museum Park and Red Brick Park from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. More information regarding the event is yet to be released.

Niantic and Nintendo sold the notion of Pokémon Go almost two years ago with a teaser picturing trainers taking on Mewtwo in Times Square. Pokémon Go more or less delivered on that promise tonight in Yokohama, Japan, when hundreds of gamers collaborated to capture the infamous legendary pokémon at a baseball stadium.

Pokémon Go events got off to a shaky start last month, with a catastrophic gathering in Chicago that saw combat canceled due to sporadic phone coverage. That was enough to cause Niantic to cancel several of its upcoming European meetings. Nonetheless, the Pokémon Go Stadium event went off without a hitch.

It is not to suggest that everything was perfect. The stadium battle was part of a larger pokémon invasion of Yokohama, and despite SoftBank’s efforts to install mobile cell towers throughout the city, networks and streets alike were frequently congested as a surprisingly large number of people spent a rainy Monday afternoon searching for rare monsters like Unown and Mr. Mime. Hundreds of gamers in Yokohama’s Chinatown were angry when the servers stopped them from entering the fight for the mythical bird Zapdos, which would no longer be accessible after today.


The Pikachu Carnival parade
The Pikachu Carnival parade

The Pikachu Carnival procession was even crazier.

The Pikachu Carnival procession was even more hectic, with people spilling out into the street to get a look of the dancing electric mice. The procession, set to bizarre music and featured an army of yellow-clad dancers screaming “pika pika pika pika,” was perhaps the most insane Pikachu-related scene since the notorious deflating episode.

Yet once inside Yokohama Stadium, things went swimmingly. Last month, players had to register for access through a lottery and were then allotted a time window, which may explain how Niantic was able to keep things under control – the whole event was a brief in-and-out affair. While inside, players swiping an unique pokéstop prompted them to scan the QR code they got upon entering, revealing a gym featuring a raid fight against Mewtwo.


pokemon go stadium
pokemon go stadium

Mewtwo was one of just two original pokémon yet to emerge in Pokémon Go, and its position as one of the series’ most well-known adversaries made it an appropriate foe for the Pokémon Go Stadium event. That wasn’t exactly as terrifying as you would have thought. With the stadium setting guaranteeing strength in numbers, my gang rapidly defeated Mewtwo; everyone around me was then handed 52 premier pokéballs with which to catch Mewtwo, and everyone around me succeeded on the first attempt.

While the organizers attempted to make the event seem big by starting it with pyrotechnics and broadcasting live commentary on the TV screens, it quickly became evident that Mewtwo was by far the easiest legendary raid ever seen in Pokémon Go, making it feel rather anticlimactic. But you can’t begrudge Niantic for wanting everyone to be pleased — after all, a crowd-pleasing event was precisely what the firm needed following the issues in Chicago.

Official Announcement about the Pokémon GO Stadium 2017 Event:


Trainers fought the Legendary Pokémon Mewtwo earlier today at the Pokémon GO Stadium event in Yokohama, Japan. Hundreds of Trainers present were successful in capturing Mewtwo and adding it to their Pokédexes. With the new Exclusive Raid Battle feature, you will be able to fight and capture Mewtwo in the coming weeks.

With a few significant exceptions, exclusive Raid Battles are comparable to current Raid Battles. Exclusive raids will arise in Gyms across the globe on a regular basis; however, unlike normal raids, Trainers will be asked to participate in an Exclusive Raid Fight. Trainers must have recently completed a raid at the Gym where the Exclusive Raid Battle will take place in order to get an invitation to participate in an Exclusive Raid Battle. The invites will include prior notice of when the Exclusive Raid will be place, allowing users to plan ahead of time with other Trainers before facing the strong Raid Boss.

Mewtwo will be the first Pokémon Trainers will be able to confront in Exclusive Raid Battles, but more formidable Pokémon may hatch from Raid Eggs obtained in Exclusive Raid Battles in the coming weeks. Make sure you’re ready to face Mewtwo by leveling up your Pokémon and participating in raids at nearby Gyms!

Legendary Pokémon in Pokémon GO Take Flight
Thousands of Legendary Pokémon have been vanquished in Raid Battles throughout the globe during the last three weeks. To commemorate this feat and provide Trainers with another opportunity to capture Articuno, Zapdos, Moltres, and Lugia, all four of these Legendary Pokémon will be available for fight in Raid Battles from August 14 to August 31. Watch for these Legendary Pokémon in a raid near you!

—The Pokémon GO development team

Pokemon GO Stadium
Pokemon GO Stadium
Pokemon GO Stadium