‘Pokemon Go’ Thanksgiving Event Announced by Niantic


Pokemon Go is available for iOS and Android devices. (Niantic)

Niantic has just announced a special Thanksgiving event for Pokemon Go.

This comes a few weeks after Niantic held the game’s first special event event at the end of October to celebrate Halloween, allowing players to collect additional candy for about a week. This was quite well received and inspired a lot of fans to return to the app after leaving it untouched on their phone for a long time. For Thanksgiving, Niantic is rolling out a similar concept. They actually don’t specifically mention Thanksgiving in the announcement, but that’s very clearly the reason for the event.

From Wednesday, November 23rd through Wednesday, November 30th, players will receive double XP and double Stardust for performing tasks in Pokemon Go. 

Trainers in Pokemon Go receive XP for performing a variety of basic activites that they would already be doing, including transferring and evolving Pokemon. Throughout this event, for every Pokemon you evolve, you will earn 1000 XP. You’ll also get 200 XP for every single Pokemon you catch.

Here are all of the XP rewards in the game, as well as the special amount of XP you’ll gain throughout the week.

Action Thanksgiving Event Reward
Throw a curveball 20 XP
Get a “nice throw” 20 XP
Get a “great throw” 100 XP
Get an “excellent throw” 200 XP
Hatch a 2km egg 400 XP
Hatch a 5km egg 1000 XP
Hatch a 10km egg 2000 XP
Successfully capture any Pokemon 200 XP
Successfully capture a new Pokemon species 1000 XP
Unsuccessfully capture any Pokemon (i.e. the Pokemon flees) 50 XP
Capture your 100th Pokemon of the same species (then 200th, 300th, etc) 200 XP
Evolve any Pokemon 1000 XP
Visit a Pokestop that has fewer than six items 100 XP
Visit a Pokestop that has six or more items 200 XP
Visit 10 unique Pokestops within 30 minutes 200 XP
Defeat a Pokemon in an enemy gym 200 XP
Successfully clear an enemy gym 100 XP

And here is the full announcement of the Thanksgiving event courtesy of Niantic:


It has been an incredible experience since we launched Pokémon GO a few short months ago in July. We are passionate about creating experiences that encourage exploration and promote exercise. We are humbled that hundreds of millions of you around the world have joined us on this journey. So we would like to say thank you – and what better way to say thank you than to celebrate our community.

So, starting November 23rd at 00:00 UTC and going through November 30th 00:00 UTC, we will double the amount of XP and Stardust you receive when completing in-game actions.
The Pokémon GO team

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