Splendid news, trainers: starting Thursday, Pokémon Go will be running yet another event — and this one’s a whole week long.
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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?).
Easter is just around the corner and Pokémon GO is celebrating with a limited-time Eggstravaganza.
No, you don’t get any free eggs, but between April 13 to April 20 there will be double XP as well as some generous egg-related bonuses.
Throughout the week, your 2 km eggs will have a chance to hatch more than just the low-tier Pokémon they currently do. When the eggs hatch, they’ll give you more candy than before. Finally, lucky eggs will be 50% off in the in-game store, and they’ll give you 4x XP.
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Unfortunately, Niantic Labs didn’t share exactly which Pokémon can be hatched from 2 km eggs during the Eggstravaganza, but hopefully there are some Exeggutors, Togepis, and Chanseys.
Luckily the weather is finally warming up this time of year, which should make all the egg-hatching walks you go on a little bit more bearable.
A new Pokemon Go update is coming very soon, developer Niantic has announced. Android version 0.61.0 and iOS version 1.31.0 are “in the process of being updated,” and the downloads should be available soon.
Included in the update is a new language setting–Traditional Chinese–along with various bug and text fixes. Lastly, the Pokemon collection screen’s scroll bar has been changed, though precisely how is currently unclear.
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Pokemon Go’s last patch introduced a new bonus system whereby you get a new evolution item for completing the seven-day “First PokeStop of the Day” challenge. Previously, you would receive 2,500 XP and other items for the Photo Disc when you visited a PokeStop every day for seven days in a row.
A recent Water-type event introduced shiny Pokemon for the first time to Pokemon Go. Some fans were concerned the rare creatures would cease to be available after the event ended on March 29, but it seems shiny monsters are indeed still catchable.
Niantic has continued to support Pokemon Go since its launch in July last year. It brought creatures from Pokemon Gold and Silver to the mobile game in February, while trading will arrive at some point this year and PvP battles are also in the works. Lastly, the developer has confirmed that legendary Pokemon will arrive before the end of the year.