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Trainers have had many reasons to celebrate the recent Pokémon Go Travel event. As part of the Global Catch Challenge, players were tasked with collectively capturing 3 billion Pokémon for great prizes, and the community managed to conquer the challenge. In return, several exciting rewards were offered, and while most of them have ended, trainers might not realize there are a few still available for a limited time.

The other bonuses, including Farfetch’d being available worldwide and six-hour lures, ended at 5 p.m. PT on November 26th, but according to a recent reminder tweet from Niantic, the double Stardust and XP rewards will continue flowing until December 1st at 1 p.m. PT. The community has expressed confusion over how long the XP and Stardust rewards would be available, so Niantic’s communication is a good sign players are having their voices heard.

As players know, XP and Stardust are the two most coveted prizes in the game. Stardust, which is used to power up Pokémon, typically drops in small quantities from Pokémon catches and hatches, while XP, which helps trainers level up to encounter more powerful creatures, is also offered in small chunks through various in-game activities. Niantic has offered bonuses of these materials in the past, but the developer tends to only offer them for a few days, so this is the perfect chance to stock up on Stardust to power up the upcoming Generation III creatures. Players can even throw on the Lucky Egg item to increase the XP reward and finally reach the current level cap of 40.

In addition to the extended benefits, Niantic also released the Legendary Pokémon Ho-Oh into the game as a raid boss. Trainers can take on the Fire-Flying-type bird in teams for a chance to capture it, but be warned that it has the same low two percent capture rate of the other Legendary creatures. However, it’s a great idea to try to catch Ho-Oh before the double XP reward goes away, because registering a new Pokémon in the Pokédex offers a high amount of XP.

Players will have until December 12th to catch the Generation II Legendary, and beginning at some point in the same month new Pokémon from Generation III will start appearing in-game.

Pokémon Go is available for iOS and Android.

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Source: Game Rant


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Evan has been loving games since he could hold a controller. When not replaying Megaman X or Castlevania: Symphony of the Night for the 100th time, he also has been writing about entertainment, from horror movie reviews for Bloody Good Horror to TV recaps and general news for Entertainment Weekly, and now all things gaming. Say hello on Twitter at @EvanSlead.

Pokémon Go is extending two much needed bonuses until December

Two rewards from Pokémon Go's Global Catch Challenge are still available for a limited time.

By Evan Slead | 11/28/2017 01:30 PM PT

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Trainers have had many reasons to celebrate the recent Pokémon Go Travel event. As part of the Global Catch Challenge, players were tasked with collectively capturing 3 billion Pokémon for great prizes, and the community managed to conquer the challenge. In return, several exciting rewards were offered, and while most of them have ended, trainers might not realize there are a few still available for a limited time.

The other bonuses, including Farfetch’d being available worldwide and six-hour lures, ended at 5 p.m. PT on November 26th, but according to a recent reminder tweet from Niantic, the double Stardust and XP rewards will continue flowing until December 1st at 1 p.m. PT. The community has expressed confusion over how long the XP and Stardust rewards would be available, so Niantic’s communication is a good sign players are having their voices heard.

As players know, XP and Stardust are the two most coveted prizes in the game. Stardust, which is used to power up Pokémon, typically drops in small quantities from Pokémon catches and hatches, while XP, which helps trainers level up to encounter more powerful creatures, is also offered in small chunks through various in-game activities. Niantic has offered bonuses of these materials in the past, but the developer tends to only offer them for a few days, so this is the perfect chance to stock up on Stardust to power up the upcoming Generation III creatures. Players can even throw on the Lucky Egg item to increase the XP reward and finally reach the current level cap of 40.

In addition to the extended benefits, Niantic also released the Legendary Pokémon Ho-Oh into the game as a raid boss. Trainers can take on the Fire-Flying-type bird in teams for a chance to capture it, but be warned that it has the same low two percent capture rate of the other Legendary creatures. However, it’s a great idea to try to catch Ho-Oh before the double XP reward goes away, because registering a new Pokémon in the Pokédex offers a high amount of XP.

Players will have until December 12th to catch the Generation II Legendary, and beginning at some point in the same month new Pokémon from Generation III will start appearing in-game.

Pokémon Go is available for iOS and Android.

Read More

Source: Game Rant



About Evan Slead

view all posts

Evan has been loving games since he could hold a controller. When not replaying Megaman X or Castlevania: Symphony of the Night for the 100th time, he also has been writing about entertainment, from horror movie reviews for Bloody Good Horror to TV recaps and general news for Entertainment Weekly, and now all things gaming. Say hello on Twitter at @EvanSlead.