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Globe Kicks-off First Philippine Pokémon Festival on Friday, Saturday

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Do you want to Pokémon Go catch, battle and charge in more convenient places? Let’s say, at all the Globe stores and branches? Yep! Globe Telecom, The Pokémon Company and Niantic have officially announced a new partnership. Together, they intend to bring Filipinos the best enjoyable mobile entertainment experience centered around Pokémon GO, including activating Globe retail locations and charging stations as PokéStops and Gyms within the game.

The kick off starts on October 28th and continue on until the next day, October 29th, at the Globe Iconic Store, or formerly known as the Bonifacio High Street Central Amphitheater. This Globe event officially becomes the first Philippine Pokémon Festival. This free event open to Pokémon fans and game enthusiasts, will feature walks and tours, costume contests and Pokémon GO battles.

John Hanke, Chief Executive Officer and founder of Niantic: “Pokémon GO is a huge hit with Trainers here in Philippines and we’re excited to give them greater access to PokéStops and Gyms through our work with Globe. Combining our resources with Globe will be a huge win for all Pokémon fans.”

Susumu Fukunaga, Corporate Officer of The Pokémon Company: “We are excited to work with one of the most innovative companies in the Philippines. We hope this partnership will bring joy and more opportunities for kids to be in touch with Pokémon more often.”

Dan Horan, Chief Commercial Officer of Globe Telecom: “These are exciting times for all Pokémon fans in the country. This partnership with The Pokémon Company and Niantic, opens up a lot of new opportunities at Globe to provide our customers with new ways to enjoy content on their mobile devices. Not only will we be able to provide access to the app, but everyone can look forward to more surprises in the coming months.”

To receive updates on the Pokémon Fest, just follow the Globe official Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/GlobePH or @EnjoyGlobe on Twitter and Instagram.

Source: Globe Telecom Press Release

Poster from Globe Telecom, edited by @Miniphils

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