Pokemon Go to Hold Mysterious Pokemon Stadium Event in Japan

Pokemon Go
's summer of live events keeps growing. The popular mobile game announced that it would convert Yokohama Stadium into a "Pokemon Go Stadium" at next month's Pikachu Outbreak Festival in Japan. The Pokemon Go Stadium event will be a one day event taking place on August 14th.

Additional details about the Pokemon Go Stadium are still unclear, but only Level 5 players and higher can participate, so the event will likely include raids.

High turnout is expected for the Pikachu Outbreak Festival, so Pokemon Go is holding a raffle in advance to determine who gets to participate in the event. Players can register at the Pikachu Outbreak Festival's webpage and those selected for the event will be given a timeslot for when they can enter this new Pokemon Go challenge.

Pokemon Go has mentioned the Pikachu Outbreak Festival as one of its big live events planned for this summer. The game previously announced Pokemon Go Fest in Chicago (to be held next weekend) as well as several special Safari Zone events in Europe.

Interestingly, Pokemon Go seems to be leaning into the Pokemon terminology and fandom a little more for these events. Their Safari Zone events took their name from a special area in Pokemon Red and Blue, while Pokemon Go Stadium hearkens back to the popular Nintendo 64 game that allowed fans to battle with their Pokemon in 3D for the first time.

Stay tuned to WWG for more information about Pokemon Go Stadium and other events as we learn about them.