Pokémon GO Fest Plagued by Widespread Connection Problems

A festival to celebrate the one year anniversary of Pokemon Go has been plagued by technial issues

Pokémon GO Fest Plagued by Widespread Connection Problems

Rachel Quirico, who was hosting the Pokemon Go Fest stream, shared the news, confirming that Lugia has been unlocked for those at the event in Chicago's Grant Park.

The gaming event Saturday in Chicago's Grant Park had seen almost 20,000 attendees lining up to get in the entrance as early as 6 a.m. Many attendees traveled from across the country or paid hundreds of dollars for tickets being re-sold online. If they successfully defeat the legendary Pokemon and capture it, "Pokemon GO" players worldwide will then be able to catch the same legendary monster in their localities.

The issues were so severe that Niantic CEO John Hanke was heckled loudly when he took the stage this afternoon, with angry fans shouting and chanting "We can't play!", "Fix the game!", and "Fix the servers!" "It has been a really unfortunate situation".

Early in the afternoon, Niantic announced that organizers would refund the event's original $20 ticket cost and receive $100 in credits for use on the Pokemon Go app.

Pokemon fans will be pleased to know that legendary Pokemon have finally been confirmed to be coming to the popular mobile game "Pokemon Go". "Although we were able to solve numerous technical issues, we were not able to offer every attendee a great experience". "We didn't envision the day going this way".

For the first Legendary Pokémon to be revealed, Trainers from all over the world must unite together in a battle.

As many as 20,000 players had been expected at the event to mark the one-year anniversary of the augmented reality game's debut. A promotional video released by the team showed legendary bird Pokemon Zapdos, Moltres, Articuno, Lugia, and Ho-Oh appearing in-game.

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