Pokémon Go‘s daily bonus update is rolling out, and it comes with an additional, temporary, bonus event.
The daily bonus features, which provide extra XP, Stardust, and items for catching Pokémon and spinning PokéStops each day (with a bigger bonus for catching Pokémon seven days in a row), are permanent, and Niantic released the details late last week. The temporary bonus event, however, was snuck in secretly?and has actually already been running for a day.
From now until November 11th, the spawn rates of all Pokemon have increased. Reddit users in rural areas are reporting seeing spawns in areas where, previously, there was nothing, so if you’ve dropped off from the game due to a lack of nearby pocket monsters to hunt, the next few days would be a good time to go out searching.
Additionally, any time you spin a PokéStop over the course of the event, you’re guaranteed to get more items than usual.
Unfortunately for those who play while commuting, the update also comes with a stealth nerf to PokéStops. Much like the recent changes which prevent Pokémon from spawning when a player is moving too fast?riding in a moving vehicle like a bus, for example?the update means it’s now impossible to spin PokéStops while going above a certain speed. That means that if you’re commuting on a train or as a passenger, you won’t be able to interact much with the game at all.
One bonus added, one taken away, it seems. You can read Niantic’s official notes on the bonus event over on Pokémon Go Live.