Would You Like to Join the Hunt?
Pokemon Go is the biggest thing since Pokemon. It is crazy to see hordes of people walking around from Pokestop to Pokestop in search of the lovable monsters.
Augmented Reality Games have always interested, but there hasn't be an Augmented Reality game that has not only had a player base this big, but been this close to my core as a gamer. When I was walking around the park one night with some friends, I saw a grown man proclaim to all the strangers around him that he had found a Pinsir. My friends checked their phones frantically, but there was no Pinsir in sight.
What is the Safari Zone?
Upon entering, players are given Safari balls and a time limit. They are allowed to catch as many pokemon they can before the time runs out or before they run out of Pokeballs.
Event Rules (In the real world)
How can a player obtain a ticket?
Players will be able to obtain a ticket in a few ways. Tickets will be rare drops from Pokestops as well as available in the shop. 200 coins per ticket.
Before you say that 200 coins is too much, the ticket does grant the player access to rare Pokemon, 30 safari balls, 5 Razz Berries, as well as possible bonus items when using a Pokestop.
Note: The Safari balls and razzberries will be given to the player once the ticket is activated. The ticket can only be activated during the special event weekend.
What Pokemon are in the Zone?
What would make an ideal Safari Zone?
If a player is looking for a rare bug Pokemon such as Pinsir, they need to explore the Insect Zoo in the exploration zone. If they are looking for a Kangaskhan, it would be an obvious choice to check our the Kangaroos at the Australian Walkabout.
If you're thinking "This is a bad idea!" and "Zoos wouldn't like these kinds of events!", check out the Pokemon Go week at the Los Angeles Zoo. Businesses and locations are welcoming these kinds of events! More people visiting means more sales. Tickets, refreshments and merchandise. I wouldn't be surprised if The Zoo started selling Pokemon branded merchandise alongside their own.
Event Exclusive Pokemon
Certain Pokemon could be made event exclusive. A pokemon such as ditto could be classified as Ultra Rare and the only way to find him it so go to your local Safari Zone Event.
These pokemon can be rotated out and updated as the game is updated. For example, one month the exclusive Pokemon is ditto, and the next it could be a Farfetc'd or Mr. Mime.
Collect Event Stickers For Rewards!
For attending the Safari Zone weekend events, players can be awarded with exclusive badges, stickers and medals.
It may also be an interesting idea for rewarding players for participating. For example, if a player were to get a single sticker, they may get 5 free pokeballs. If they collect 5 stickers they may receive 30 pokeballs for free!
If the player were to get 10 stickers, they may be awarded the Safari Medal and 30 safari and Pokeballs.
Players that manage to capture a Gym during one of the event weekend may be awarded a special "Warden of The Safari Zone" medal.
Did You Get A Good Haul?
What do you think? Do you think an ongoing monthly event has some potential? Do you think it still needs some work? Whatever your opinion is, feel free to leave a comment or tweet me directly. Thanks for reading!
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