Niantic has announced a new event for Pokémon GO: Friendship Day, an event that’s all about having fun with your friends and enjoying various bonuses while playing Pokémon GO.
In this first Friendship Day event, Grass-type Pokémon will be appearing more often in the wild. There will be a Collection Challenge to receive XP, and an increased chance of receiving Lucky Pokémon when trading with a friend. The event will take place on April 24, 2021, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. local time.
UPDATE (April 21, 2021):Pokémon GO Live said:Features
- Various Grass-type Pokémon 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 Pokémon!
- You'll have an increased chance of receiving a Lucky Pokémon when you complete a trade with a friend. (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.
Niantic has announced that the Global Challenge has been removed and completing the Collection Challenge will now reward 175,000 XP instead of 100,000.