MADRID, May 12. (Portaltic/EP) –
The safari zone from Pokémon GO opens its doors this Friday for the first time in Spain at the Alamillo Park in Seville, an event that will take place until May 15 and in which exclusive rewards will be offered.
This event derives from Pokémon GO, a video game released in 2016, based on augmented reality (AR) technology and intended for mobile devices, in which players must hunt creatures from the Pokémon Universe in different locations.
Now, Niantic has presented its first Safari Zone in Spain, located in the Alamillo Park in Sevillewhich will open this Friday and will be open until Sunday, May 15.
In this space, attendees, players and coaches will be able to obtain exclusive in-game rewards, which will only be available to those who participate in the face-to-face event.
In Seville’s Safari Zone you can catch a wide variety of wild Pokémon, some of them also in their ‘shiny’ version: Corphish, Oricorio, Tauros, Roselia, Deino, Pikachu (with Safari hat) and Unown.
In total, there will be more than 20 Pokémon to catch, to which we must add the ‘shiny’ variant of some of them, that stands out for having a different or special color than the usual version.
Throughout the park there will be several PokéStops, rest areas where players can charge their smartphones. Up to six marked and delimited spaces have also been enabled for coaches to fight with the teams they themselves have created.
Those attending the event will also have the opportunity to take photos with Pikachu, eevee and other characters from the franchise. Points with drinking water have also been distributed throughout the enclosure and different food options in ‘food trucks’ distributed throughout the central corridor of the park.
As stated by the organization in a press release sent to Europa Press, an attendance of up to 30,000 people is expected over the three days, taking into account data from previous similar events.
It should be remembered that this type of occasion involves financial support for the city that hosts them. For example, the Safari Zone held in Liverpool had an impact of about 12 million pounds sterling (about 13.8 million euros) between direct and indirect expenses, according to a report by the analysis company Statista.
Tickets to attend the event are priced at 21 euros and guarantee access to the Safari Zone from 12:00 to 18:00 (Peninsular Spain time). Niantic also allows you to purchase an early access ticket for 26 euros to be able to enter from 9:00 a.m.