Splendid news, trainers: starting Thursday, Pokémon Go will be running yet another event — and this one’s a whole week long.
Pokémon Go Adventure Week will run from Thursday 18 May (1 p.m. PDT) until Thursday 25 May (1 p.m. PDT). Continuing in the type-based theme of recent grass and water events, this one will be all about rock Pokémon.
So what exactly will the event involve?
There are four main points from Niantic’s press release about the Adventure Week event:
1. More rock-type Pokémon.
All rock-type Pokémon — such as Omantye, Kabuto, Aerodactyl, Onix, and Sudowoodo — will spawn more frequently during the event.
Niantic list the specific Pokémon mentioned above as their examples, but the implication is that every Pokémon that’s rock-type will be more common (including, we can only hope, Larvitar).
2. More items from PokéStops.
Throughout Adventure Week “more items will be available at each PokéStop to help Trainers stock up for their adventure”.
3. Faster buddy candy.
This is a nice one. The distance you have to walk with your buddy Pokémon to find a candy will be quartered during the Adventure Week event (it’ll be the perfect time to start walking your newly-captured Larvitar, in other words).
4. A brand new hat.
Last but by no means least, there will be a brand new Adventurer’s Hat item in the avatar wardrobe (because what good is going on an adventure if you can’t do it in style, eh?).