SEA’s First Ever Pokemon GO Safari Zone Is Coming To Sentosa This April

Time to dig out all those power banks

Unless you’ve got plenty of free time and a deep wallet to travel all around the globe catching Pokémon, you’re probably struggling to complete your Pokédex in Pokémon GO because there are a few Pokémon which can only be found in certain regions or countries.

The only way to get around this is to join a Safari Zone, where you can hunt the rarer Pokémon. Pokémon GO has just announced that the very first South-East Asia Safari Zone in Sentosa this April. From 18 to 22 April, rare Pokémon and region-exclusive Pokémon will be roaming the island’s popular attractions like Tanjong Beach and Sentosa Boardwalk. You can finally spot Pokémon like Tropius, Shiny Shuckle, Unown, Kangaskhan, and more without having to venture overseas (Sentosa might be an island, but it’s not really counted).

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Dedicated Team rest areas will be set up for fellow trainers from Instinct, Mystic, and Valor to gather and mingle. You can also switch gyms now on Pokémon GO, so you might want to do that before the Safari Zone! Use this chance to stock up your bag with supplies from the many PokéStops, but don’t forget to look up form your phone once in a while and snap memorable photos at the photo spots all around Sentosa.

Here’s our tip: if you see a huge group of people running somewhere, chances are it’s probably a rare Pokémon, so in this case it’s okay to just follow the crowd.

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Pokémon Go Safari Zone in Tainan, Taiwan. Source

The only catch is that only 100,000 trainers are able to join the Safari Zone, so you can’t exactly just pop down on that weekend when your schedule suddenly frees up. You have to sign up online from 5 to 7 March, and 100,000 people will be selected through a balloting system. You can sign up as an individual trainer, or with your friends up to a group of 3. To maximize your chances of getting a spot, you should gather all your friends and all register and hope that one of you gets in.

All trainers who have been selected will be notified from 11 March, and you’ll be sent a QR code to join on the event day itself. Trainers who head down to Sentosa during the Safari Zone without a QR code will just experience normal gameplay, which will be really sad because you’ll see everyone else catching Pokémon that you can’t. You can take a chance and hang around your Team rest areas to trade Pokémon with other trainers instead.

For trainers who are in the Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand, you can also be part of this quest! JTB and Panorama-JTB has organized a 3 day 2 night Stay & Play tour package that comes with a guaranteed ticket to the Pokémon GO Safari Zone. Only 200 packages per day is available, and you can buy them online from 7 March.

More details will be announced nearer the event, although you can expect a Pikachu parade and freebies if it’s going to be like any of the other Safari Zones.

POKÉMON GO SAFARI ZONE, SENTOSA
Date: 18 to 22 April 2019
Venue: The entire Sentosa Island
Price: Free tickets through online balloting, trainers need to register their interest online from 5 to 7 March 2019 where trainers will be selected through a ballot system

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