The major update has been announced

Updated on June 10, 2017 in General Discussion
13 on June 8, 2017

http://pokemongo.nianticlabs.com/en/post/anniversary2017

OMG, it’s here.  I think they finally announced it because the Chicago event leaked on TSR.  Solstice Event with Fire and Ice pokemon starts June 13 (with XP bonus for accurate throws … and egg hatches reported earlier, but not in the above link).  “Soon thereafter” is a major update involving “collaborative group gameplay.”  Gyms will be disabled for a short period of time leading up to this.  NianticIndigo on TSR says all gym defenders will be returned to their trainers during that time period.  A Chinese translation of the announcement says this will happen June 16.

Then July 22 a major Pokemon event at Grant Park in Chicago.

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I’m guessing the Chicago event will kick off legendaries

 

Mod
on June 8, 2017

I wonder why they picked Chicago, the city with the nation’s 3rd highest murder rate?

Trainer
on June 8, 2017

Centrally located, can handle large crowds.  I just wish they’d provide a little more information about the event.  I don’t have any major work commitments (that I can remember) that week.  Is it worth a road trip?

 

Mod
on June 8, 2017

It would be fun to go, we could go by train. If we leave from San Antonio it’s a direct train line to Chicago and back for 220 bucks, it’s a 30 hour train ride each way, though. We would also fly for less time and money. Hotels, near Grant Park are about  400-800 to 2 nights, for 3 adults and one child.

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Thanks for the heads up.  All gyms will be down.  I hope all my Pokemon in gyms don’t come back to me needing Revives.

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This is exciting news!!! 

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Finally, something new!  It’s been awhile, and I was working hard to generate some fake internal enthusiasm for a fire and ice event, but now I don’t have to, as there is something else new looming. I know we don’t get many fire and ice types generally around Houston, but I’ve already got plenty of both.  I was kind of hoping for a Fighting/Dark/dust event.  Unlike a lot of you here, I never seem to have much dust.  Maybe I catch/hatch 1/10th of what everybody else does?  (I’m blissfully ignoring all those early wasted power-ups I did the first couple months).

 

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There I fixed the links for the articles

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Nick, Trainer Tips, did a nice video summary of the announcement today.

Trainer
on June 9, 2017

Great, I’ll look it up.  I’m glad he’s back.

 

Trainer
on June 10, 2017

Link to video summary

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