Over the weekend, Niantic's first digital version of their annual Pokemon Go Fest took place. The virtual event saw a plethora of bonuses, encounters and Special Research quests for players to complete, including potential encounters with Shadow and Mewtwo and Victini. Today, Niantic has released some stats which show their AR title continues to be incredibly popular.

Millions of people took part in Pokemon Go Fest 2020 from 124 different countries and regions. Here are some of the stats that players reached as a team across the weekend:

  • Trainers caught nearly 1 billion Pokémon.
  • Trainers defeated over 58 million Team GO Rocket members.
  • Trainers sent 55 million Gifts.
  • Trainers on average walked nearly 15 kilometres each

During the event, there was the potential for players to earn three Ultra Unlock weeks by completing a certain number of challenges across the weekend. Naturally, given the amount of players involved these targets were easily meet.

That means over the next three weeks players will be able to enjoy a host of special Pokemon encounters, research quests and more. The first of these weeks will commence on Friday 31st July and you can get more details on what to expect from them in our recent article on the subject.

It seems to have been an incredibly successful event for Niantic then and perhaps one they should consider bringing back next year even if they are able to stage the in-person Go Fests too. Given that they always take place in select locations, it'd nice for everyone to involved in some capacity.

Pokemon Go is available now over on the App Store and Google Play. It's a free-to-play game with in-app purchases.

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