Pokemon GO Fest Faces Threat of Poor Weather

Niantic’s Pokemon GO Fest is ready to hit the Pokemon Community, with attendees left with less than a week to prepare to catch all the Pokemon they possibly can while getting ready with whatever items they’ll need for the event.

Anticipation for the upcoming Chicago-set event has risen, but recent news has put a slight damper on players’ excitement. A quick look at forecasts for the region show that the Chicago Pokemon GO Fest faces the threat of some terrifying weather, including thunderstorms and chilly temperatures.

Reddit user Infinipro, a Pokemon GO fan from the American Midwest/Chicago region, took to the site’s forums to make others aware of the weather-related information. The post indicates that the weather forecast for Chicago on the day of Pokemon GO Fest (Saturday, July 22) is looking very bad.

There’s reportedly a 60 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, and Infinipro advised attendees to “be prepared with rain gear and jackets” to combat the wet weather. Unfortunately, fans can’t bring umbrellas to stay dry, as they’re on the event’s list of prohibited items. It’s also unclear if the event will have designated shelter(s) to protect attendees if a storm does hit. Hopefully Niantic will allow citizens to bring an umbrella or hopefully reschedule if the day turns out to be terrible due to storms.

Fans are speculating that this Pokemon GO festival will be the release of Legendary Raid battles though we’re sure Niantic won’t allow fans to wait out in the rain for legendary Pokemon as the health of trainers are never worth a virtual pokemon.

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