The state is moving away from its own move to relocate all Pokemon Go players to a new city.
The move will allow the state to open up its parks and recreation centers to allow the move-to-home event to occur.
“California’s moving forward with the relocation of all players to the new city of Santa Cruz,” said CalFire spokesman David Aiken.
The state will begin accepting applications for new parks and recreational facilities by January 11.
In a press release, the state said that while it was a “long shot” that the move would happen before 2020, “the move is a great opportunity to help ensure that the safety of the community is maintained.”
CalFire is moving to the city of San Jose after the move to a facility in Oakland was rejected.
The new city is scheduled to open in 2021.