Niantic Introduces First-Ever Pokemon Go Friendship Day

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Niantic developers have updated the Pokemon Go blog with a post to introduce players around the world to the first-ever Friendship Day event. Friendship Day will be a great way for trainers to get out and about to collect Grass-type critters that will be appearing more often in the wild. In addition, players will be able to complete a Collection Challenge to score some big XP. Lastly, those who trade with friends will have an increased opportunity to receive a Lucky Pokemon for the effort. All of this goodness begins on Saturday, April 24th.

Features

  • Various Grass-type creatures will be appearing more often in the wild.
  • Complete the Friendship Day Collection Challenge before the event concludes to earn 100,000 XP!
  • Take part in the Friendship Day Global Challenge! For each hourly challenge you complete, you’ll earn 20,000 XP!
  • Green confetti will be appearing on the map in celebration of Grass-type creatures!

Bonuses

  • You’ll have an increased chance of receiving a Lucky Pokémon when you complete a trade with a friend. Please note that this bonus will be active until 5:00 p.m. local time on the day of the event.
  • Trade distance will be increased to 40 km.
  • A 3× Catch XP bonus will be active.
  • Incense activated during the event will last for three hours.
  • Lures activated during the event will last for three hours.

Check out further details by visiting the Pokemon Go official site.

 

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Suzie is an avid gamer and has been since 1995. She lives in the desert with her own personal minion while dreaming of pixel worlds beyond Earth.

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