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Pokemon GO Safari Zone St. Louis Postponed Due to Coronavirus Concerns

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Pokemon GO has once again been hit by potential concerns about the COVID-19 coronavirus. Niantic announced it has delayed another event. A Pokemon GO Safari Zone was supposed to be held March 27-29, 2020 at Tower Grove Park in St. Louis, Missouri, but the company decided to temporarily halt the event due to the size of the gathering and to reduce a chance of spreading the illness.

Niantic also explained how it will attempt to make things up to people who had planned to attend the St. Louis Pokemon GO Safari Zone. People who have a ticket can use it to attend the event when its new days are set or get a refund by going through the app by March 25, 2020. If people decide to keep their tickets and wait, then they will be able to still experience the “Safari Zone” and its spawns between March 27-29, 2020 wherever they are, as Niantic will allow everyone with a registered ticket to experience the altered encountered rates, unexpected Pokemon appearances, and Special Research missions.

This is the second Pokemon GO event to be affected by coronavirus concerns. In Italy, Japan, and South Korea, the March 2020 community day was delayed. (The event Pokemon for this month is Abra.)

Pokemon GO is available for Android and Apple iOS devices. The Pokemon GO Safari Zones in Liverpool and Philadelphia are still set for April 17-19, 2020 and May 8-10, 2020, respectively, though Niantic did note it will reassess the situation in April 2020.

Jenni Lada
Jenni is Editor-in-Chief at Siliconera and has been playing games since getting access to her parents' Intellivision as a toddler. She continues to play on every possible platform and loves all of the systems she owns. (These include a PS4, Switch, Xbox One, WonderSwan Color and even a Vectrex!) You may have also seen her work at GamerTell, Cheat Code Central, Michibiku and PlayStation LifeStyle.