A brand new Pokémon GO occasion, known as Friendship Day, will concentrate on enjoying the sport with mates and celebrating Grass-type Pokémon. The cellular augmented-reality title, which launched in 2016, lets gamers discover the actual world with a view to discover, battle and catch the franchise’s iconic Pokémon. Since it launched, the sport has been extremely profitable and has obtained a plethora of post-launch help from developer Niantic.
2021 has been a giant year for Pokémon GO, because the title celebrated its five-year launch anniversary. To commemorate the event, Niantic has created an enormous variety of totally different excursions and occasions to maintain followers busy all through the year. Pokémon GO lately had a seasonal occasion, titled Spring Into Spring, which challenged gamers to seize ten particular Pokémon inside one week. The required Pokémon, and the occasion’s rewards, have been all themed after the spring season. This week a model new in-game occasion, Rival’s Week, will put the highlight on sure Pokémon who’ve long-standing rivalries. The occasion will add new Pokémon to the sport, make sure different Pokémon seem extra often, and provide elevated rewards to gamers who seize them.
Soon, Grass-type Pokémon will be appearing more often in the wild, a triple Catch XP bonus will be active, and you’ll have an increased chance of receiving Lucky Pokémon when you trade with a friend during the first-ever Friendship Day event! 🍃 https://t.co/7MDOlKndUh pic.twitter.com/uHojPldjRe
— Pokémon GO (@PokemonGoApp) April 12, 2021
Pokémon GO developer Niantic has simply introduced an upcoming in-game occasion, known as Friendship Day, which is able to concentrate on Grass-type Pokémon and provide rewards to these who play with mates. Various Grass-type Pokémon, similar to franchise veterans Chikorita and Tangela, will spawn within the wild extra typically throughout Friendship Day. The occasion additionally emphasizes friendship, by making it extra possible that gamers obtain a Lucky Pokémon after they commerce with a friend; it’ll additionally provide a rise in commerce distance. Special Friendship Day challenges will give gamers an opportunity to seize a ton of experience, as nicely. The announcement means that Friendship Day will return sooner or later, maybe placing an emphasis on several types of Pokémon every time. Pokémon GO‘s very first Friendship Day will likely be on Saturday, April 24, working from 11am to 2pm native time.
Pokémon GO has lately put an elevated emphasis on enjoying with mates, providing bonuses and rewards for individuals who discover and battle cooperatively. Last month Niantic introduced a referral system, providing rewards similar to particular Pokémon encounters and Rare Candy for gamers who refer the sport to a friend who has by no means performed or has not performed in a very long time. Following a profitable trial period in Australia, the referral system is now obtainable to followers worldwide.
Pokémon GO, even 5 years after launch, continues to obtain fixed updates and occasions to make sure that gamers keep engaged. The cellular title acts as an ideal combine between real-world exploration and Pokémon gameplay, motivating health and the help of native companies in a enjoyable and authentic method. With the current push in the direction of referrals and cooperative play, plainly Niantic is hoping to strengthen the Pokémon GO neighborhood going ahead.