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Looks like Pokémon Go is planning two global ticketed events next month

A drive to investigate.

New files found overnight within Pokémon Go (by PokeMiners) reference two upcoming, unannounced ticketed events due to take place in-game next month.

These would be the second and third global ticketed events following last October's A Colossal Discovery Special Research, which granted early access to a forthcoming EX Raid boss. That felt just about worth the £8 entry fee - but there was some room for improvement.

Genesect.

The first upcoming event is currently titled "A Drive to Investigate", and is dated for 22nd March. A description for its ticket reads:

"A ticket to access the 'A Drive to Investigate' special event on March 22, 2020, from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. local time, wherever you are. Details can be found in the in-game News."

Reference to a "Drive" in the event's name heavily implies this event will debut Genesect, the currently-unreleased Gen 5 Mythical which changes its attacks based on which type of computer drive item it is holding.

Genesect would also be a good candidate for the next EX Raid boss, which fits the way Regigigas was introduced via A Colossal Discovery.

The second event, currently titled "Investigating Illusions", would be the first of its kind. This appears to be a kind of bolt-on to the next Community Day on 15th March (which this also confirms as being for Abra - as teased by developer Niantic via Twitter this week).

Abra, Kadabra...

Community Days are the monthly meetups where, well, communities who play the game get together. This would be the first time a paid add-on to it has been offered in this way.

A description for its ticket reads:

"A ticket to access the 'Investigating Illusions' bonus Special Research for Abra Community Day on March 15, 2020, from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. local time, wherever you are. Details can be found in the in-game News."

Exactly what this add-on will provide is currently unclear - we've asked developer Niantic for more information.

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