Pokémon GO developer and publisher, Niantic Labs, along with The Pokémon Company International, have partnered with UK based heritage organization Big Heritage to curate historical locations around Chester, an ancient city located in England.
This is to promote both education and community engagement, and is set to take place across the city on 22-23 July. Activities will be taking place based at Chester Castle, which will be open to the public for the first time in 20 years. Both in-game and real-world surprises will be available to players, which will coincide with the annual Chester Heritage Festival.
As one of the world’s most historic cities, Chester will see Pokémon GO Trainers visiting from locations all around the world, with certain sites being turned into PokéStops for players to interact with. Also, Big Heritage will be inviting regional schools from around the area to take part and play Pokémon GO to encourage young people to explore and learn together.
John Hanke, CEO and founder of Niantic, stated: “I am incredibly excited about this partnership linking local history and Pokémon GO. We love the idea of using mobile games as a motivation for families to play outside together and perhaps to learn something interesting while they are at it!”
So if you’d like to take part in the event, be sure to head to the historical ancient UK city of Chester, taking place across the weekend of 22-23 July, and take part in some fun, interactive and eductational Pokémon GO based activities.