Pokemon GO Virtual Team Lounge: Play from home

Pokemon Go

Pokémon GO is a game that is designed to be played outdoors, so the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) was an obstacle that Niantic had to overcome. Nevertheless Pokemon Go spending increased nearly 70% immediately after the pandemic. Niantic foresaw that this increase was not going to be permanent and therefore took action on the matter.This is why the game has received several changes in recent months and will soon open the doors to a virtual space to connect with other coaches.


In a blog post, Niantic announced virtual team rooms. It is an online space that will feature a lot of exclusive content from the Pokémon GO Fest and more. So, it will be a place that is a virtual area where you can rest from capturing Pokémon to focus on relaxing and watching content.


Pokemon Go virtual team lounge

“The virtual team room is an online space that will feature tons of exclusive content from Pokémon GO Fest, and much more! Like the team rooms of traditional Pokémon GO Fest events, this space will offer all Trainers a place to relax when they want to take a break from the game, "said Niantic.



But how will you connect with the other coaches? At the moment what we know is that there will be videos, different trivia and mechanics to live on social networks. What is clear is that the intention is that it seeks to deliver ways in which trainers coexist in different media so that they feel as if it were a Pokémon GO Fest in person.


Pokemon GO Fest

We remind you that the Pokémon GO Fest will start on Friday, July 24, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. PDT (GMT −7)

Pokemon GO FEST

Pokemon GO Fest Tips:

  • You can mass search and delete pokemons using the following string: (!4*&!shiny&!unown&...)

  • Stock up on pokeballs, berries, incense and lure modules. Most of the space should be used in pokeballs.

  • Have fluids and snacks prepared, it is going to be a long session.

  • Pack a phone battery and cables if you play outside.

  • Most importantly: Have fun!


Additionally Niantic advises the following:

  • The Makings of a Pokémon GO Fest: Ever wonder what it takes to make a Pokémon GO Fest event happen? Tune in and hear from Liz George, manager of community and social, and Laura Warner, senior game designer, to find out how we make the adventure happen.
  • Print at Home Kit: How to Build a Gift: Feeling crafty? Learn how to build a real-life Gift directly from the artist who created it, Craig Kitzmann! Download the Print at Home kit now to get ready.
  • Pokémon GO: Developer Insights: Hear from Matt Slemon, product lead for Pokémon GO, as he shares some insights and highlights of what’s to come.
  • Getting Started in the GO Battle League: New to the GO Battle League? Fear not—we’re here to help you build a team featuring Pokémon you’ll encounter during Pokémon GO Fest.
  • Social Impact and Diversity: Learn all about what Niantic is doing in the realm of social impact and diversity.
  • Pokémon GO Fest 2020 Commercial Behind-the-Scenes: Filmed and directed remotely with team members in London, New York, San Francisco, Seattle, and Tokyo, our Pokémon GO Fest commercial “Look Closer” was inspired by our global Trainer communities and relationships. In this behind-the-scenes segment, you can learn about how this commercial was made. Plus, you can look forward to an appearance from the director, Rian Johnson, himself!
  • On-the-GO Update!: Catch live event updates, and play Pokémon GO trivia for the chance to win prizes! This live segment will be occurring several times throughout the livestream.
  • Avatar Fashion Show: Share a screenshot of your avatar’s style using #PokemonGOFest2020 for a chance to be featured in this segment!