Special Pokémon GO event to kick off Sunday in southern Taiwan

Trainers to catch rare Pokémon and take part in activities at six hotspots around Tainan

Taiwan News
Date: 2020/11/20
By: Sylvia Teng, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

Pokémon GO City Spotlight will take place on Nov. 22 in Tainan. (Tainan City Government photo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The developer of mobile game phenomenon Pokémon GO is hosting a special event Sunday (Nov. 22) in Tainan, where Pokémon trainers can catch featured monsters at six hotspots across the city.

Tainan is one of three cities around the world selected for the Pokémon GO City Spotlight on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The other two cities to hold the event are Auckland, New Zealand, and Busan, South Korea.

With developer Niantic's launch of the one-day event, the participating cities are hoping it will encourage people to go outdoors and boost the local economy. Tainan Mayor Huang Wei-cher (王偉哲) said during a press event last week that all Pokémon GO players are welcomed to catch rare Pokémon as well tour the city and enjoy the local cuisine.

In light of the ongoing pandemic, six areas have been designated as hotspots in order to limit the size of crowds:    [FULL  STORY]

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