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Niantic is celebrating its 5th anniversary with a Pokemon GO event

Published: 12:35, 03 October 2020
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Pokemon GO x Niantic - Niantic's fifth anniversary
Pokemon GO x Niantic - Niantic's fifth anniversary

Pokemon GO will host a special one-day event in honour of Niantic's five year anniversary. The event will feature special timed research and some nice event bonuses.

Niantic's fifth birthday is just a few days away. In celebration, you’ll be able to enjoy limited-time bonuses and exclusive Timed Research.

The special, one-day, event will feature special timed research and some neat event bonuses.

Date and Time

  • Sunday, October 4, 2020, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. local time.

Features

  • Complete the Niantic Birthday Event Timed Research during the event period to receive an Incense, an Egg Incubator, a Lucky Egg, a Fast TM, a Charged TM, a Star Piece, and more.
  • Team GO Rocket Balloons will be appearing more often than usual.

Niantic Pikachu wearing a festive hat standing next to a Pokemon GO logo Pokemon GO - Pikachu

Bonuses

  • 2× Lucky Egg duration
  • 2× Star Piece duration
  • 2× Catch XP
  • 2× Hatch XP
  • 1/2 Hatch Distance for Eggs placed into Incubators during the event

In honour of the festivities, the in-game shop will offer a 1 PokéCoin Niantic birthday event box featuring 30 Ultra Balls. The event box will be available from Saturday, October 3, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. to Monday, October 5, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. 

Be on the lookout for a surprise "party favour" giveaway happening on Niantic’s official channels during the week following Niantic’s birthday.

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