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There were challenges for both attendees and Trainers around the world.
- Timed Catch Challenges
- Mystery Challenge
- Extending bonuses from Timed Catch Challenges
- Unlocking Mystery Challenge
RewardsEditAs a result of all the hard work put in during Pokémon GO Fest, incredible in-game bonuses were unlocked for the entire Pokémon GO community.
- Double Stardust
- Double Candy
- Double XP
- Increased Pokémon encounters
- Reduced hatching distance
- Reduced buddy distance
Based on the efforts of the Trainers at the event, Lugia was revealed as the first Legendary Pokémon to enter the real world. In addition, since Team Mystic captured the most Pokémon during the event, Articuno joined Lugia in Raid Battles immediately upon completing the challenge.
Legendary Birds releaseEdit
|Bird||Name||Start date||End date|
|Articuno||Saturday, July 22||Monday, July 31|
|Moltres||Monday, July 31||Monday, August 7|
|Zapdos||Monday, August 7||Monday, August 14|
There were numerous networking and connectivity issues present, during the event. Many Trainers could not log into their accounts during the event. The game's CEO, John Hanke, was booed on stage for the frustration. Because of these issues, all attendees were refunded their admission cost, received $100 in Shop credit and given a free Lugia. 
- It was the first officially sanctioned event by Niantic and The Pokémon Company.
- This event initially coincided with the 1st Anniversary and Chester Heritage Festival events.
- There were A, C, G, H, I and O forms of Unown spawning very frequently at the event. These letters spell "Chicago" - location of the event.
- ↑ Get Pumped Up for Pokémon GO Summer Tour 2018!. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2018-05-07.
- ↑ Legendary Pokémon are here!. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2017-07-26.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Hanke, J. (2017, July 25). An Update regarding Pokémon GO Fest in Chicago. Niantic. Retrieved on 2017-07-26.
- ↑ Pokemon Go Fest refunds all tickets as players can't get game to work. Chicago Tribune. Retrieved on 2017-07-26.