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4-day Pokémon GO Safari Zone starts in New Taipei today

Nearly 10,000 Pokémon trainers descend on New Taipei in morning for start of Pokémon GO Safari Zone event

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TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New Taipei City is hosting a four-day Pokémon GO Safari Zone event that kicked off today (Oct. 3).

The event, which is being held in New Taipei Metropolitan Park, Sanchong District, from Oct. 3-6, started off at 10 a.m. New Taipei's Pokémon GO Safari Zone event is the only one of its kind being held this year in Taiwan.

Nearly 10,000 Pokémon trainers were spotted this morning, including foreign visitors from countries such as Japan and Thailand, reported China Times. The New Taipei Tourism and Travel Department said that the Pokémon characters Pikachu, Grookey, Scorbunny, and Sobble will appear on stage and meet with fans at 11 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., and a parade will be held at 2 p.m. on all four days of the festival.

4-day Pokémon GO Safari Zone starts in New Taipei today
Fan pose in front of Pikachu (CNA photo)

The park will be open to Pokémon trainers on each day of the event from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. In addition to New Taipei Metropolitan Park, the event includes 60 scenic spots in New Taipei City and the opportunity to capture Scyther, Combee, Oddish, Poliwag, among many other Pokémon.

For more information about the event, visit New Taipei City Government's official Pokémon GO Safari Zone website.