Pokémon GO is introducing a new event focus on player cooperation. "Friendship Day" will bring special bonuses and unique challenges to complete with a friend.
Also, this first edition will be centered on Grass-type Pokémon, spawning more of these than usual. If you were looking for a Chikorita or a Tangela, this is your chance.
- 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. 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.
"Friendship Day" will be available on April 24 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. local time.
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