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Niantic Are Offering the Chance For You to Become a Pokémon Trainer in Pokémon GO

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There’s no doubting that Pokémon is one of the biggest franchises out there. Whether you’ve only been a Pokémon fan for a little while, you’re only into the Pokémon GO mobile game or you’ve been a diehard fan since the 90’s (like yours truly), Pokémon is something that most people have at least heard of. So what could be the next step for the franchise? Letting some lucky players have the chance to become a part of one of the games of course.

Pokémon GO will be holding an exclusive event in February to mark the 25th anniversary of the series: the Pokémon GO Tour: Kanto event. This event will focus on the original 150 Pokémon from the Kanto region and there will be exclusive Trainer characters that will be popping up that you can battle with. The Trainer’s themselves will be chosen from the players themselves, meaning that you could yourself become a canon Pokémon Trainer within the games. The eight year old inside me is screaming at the mere thought of it.

For a chance to win, there are a few steps you have to follow. You need a screenshot of your Trainer profile that shows off your Trainer name and your outfit and you also need to create a list of your dream Pokémon team. The team can only consist of three Pokémon, they have to be from the Kanto region- so the originals- and you can’t have Ditto or any Mythical or Legendary types. Because, come on, that’s totally unfair. Once you have all of that, head over to Twitter to post your entry using the hashtag #PokemonGOTourContest. The Pokémon GO blog states that entries will be judged by their theme, team composition and the general creativity and style of your avatar outfit. I like that there is actually a proper criteria to fill out if you want to win, it’s not just luck of the draw. So if you want a chance to win, you better think carefully on your Pokémon team, think of an interesting theme and give your avatar a unique and eye catching look. The competition will come to a close on Monday 11th January 2021.

For more information on the contest- and to read the rules in full– have a look at Niantic’s article on the Pokémon GO website here. And good luck!

Antonia Haynes resides in a small seaside town in England where she has lived her whole life. She's a simple girl with a passion for zombies, writing, film, television, drawing, superheroes, Disney and, of course, video games. Her ideal day would consist of junk food, fluffy pyjamas and video games because quite frankly going outside is overrated. Follow her on Twitter on @RainbowMachete

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