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Pokemon GO to Liverpool in new ‘Safari Zone’ experience

The UK is getting its first ever Pokemon GO Safari Zone. From Friday April 17, to Sunday April 19, Liverpool’s 235-acre Sefton Park will be flooded with Pokemon. 

The event has a maritime theme, thanks to Liverpool’s waterfront location, so expect plenty of aquatic Pokemon.

A Pokemon GO spokesperson said, in a press release: “During this maritime-themed event, Trainers will have the opportunity to encounter Krabby, Dratini, Chinchou, Unown V, and Oshawott in the wild. Relicanth—typically available only in New Zealand, Samoa, and some other islands in the southwest Pacific—will also be appearing in the wild, so be sure to catch one if you haven’t already.”

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The event is ticketed – It’s £12 for a general admission ticket, or £18 for early access.

There is another option too, it costs £8 to pick up a ‘City Explorer Pass’ to join the hunt in the wider Liverpool area. However this is only purchasable with a Safari Zone ticket. The tickets are first come first served when they go live on February 14.

The press release explains: “With the City Explorer Pass, you’ll be able to take part in City Explorer Raids, hatch Eggs faster throughout Liverpool, and access other exclusive bonuses for the full event weekend.”

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Buying a City Explorer Pass, alongside an event ticket, gives Pokemon GO players access to the following benefits…

  • 10 City Explorer Raids on a 72-hour timer at iconic city locations that will be chosen in partnership with the City of Liverpool. These raids will be accessible only by City Explorers.
  • 1/2 Hatch Distance when Eggs are placed into Incubators within the city.
  • Exclusive Field Research tasks will be granted by PokéStops throughout the city.
  • Regular Lure Modules will last four hours if placed by City Explorers within the city. All Trainers will benefit from those four-hour Lure Modules, not just City Explorers.
  • Increased Incense duration within the city.

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