Hey Everyone! So, as I’m sure you’ve all noticed, Pokemon Go has been on another level with their events. This year alone there’s been half-a-dozen events to commemorate the goings on of the world – And Pokemon Go’s one year anniversary is no exception. The popular smart-phone game was released on July 6th, 2016, and has remained one of the most popular applications to date. To celebrate their “birthday,” Niantic has released an Anniversary Event, marking the day of the game’s release. It’s set to start on July 6, 2017, and run through July 24, 2017. Now, it starts off sounding fairly interesting: the event will include a rare version of Pikachu wearing the infamous “Ash Ketchum” Hat featured on the main character of the original t.v. show, and will also include the option to purchase “Anniversary Boxes” in the shop. They’ll essentially be loot crates, and will consist of a multitude of items.
While at a glance, those things sound pretty cool, the event is lackluster compared to the game’s other events – especially when you take into consideration the fact that the Chicago Poke-Fest starts soon. Yes, the idea of a rare Pikachu is cool, but simply having a new version of the same Pokemon and a random crate (that we have to actually spend money on to even enjoy), doesn’t actually seem like much of a celebration. Don’t doubt that I’ll be out there looking for that Pikachu, but I can also honestly say that the developers better step up their game, otherwise they’re not going to keep fans interested for much longer. Regardless, enjoy the Anniversary Event while it lasts, and be safe while you’re out there! Thanks for reading!