‘Pokemon Go’: What Changes Are In Effect for Adventure Week?

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

A new event has just been announced in Pokemon Go.

“Adventure Week” will begin on Thursday, May 18th and it conclude a week later, on Thursday, May 25th. So what exactly will be different in this week-long Pokemon Go event?

Well, according to Niantic’s announcement, more items will be given out from Poke Stops during Adventure Week. In addition, Poke Balls will be 50 percent off in the game’s store.

Plus, Buddy Pokemon during this upcoming week will find Candies four times as fast as usual. Finally, Rock-type Pokemon will spawn at a higher frequency. In particular, the event announcement says to keep an eye out for Omanyte, Omastar, Kabuto, Kabutops, and Aerodactyl.

In addition, a new avatar item has been made available in the wardrobe: an Explorer’s Hat.

The event begins at 1:00 p.m. PDT on May 18th and concludes at that same time a week later.

Here is the full announcement of Adventure Week courtesy of Niantic:


Back in December, we collectively walked past the equivalent distance of Earth to Pluto and now, we’re on a journey past the edge of the solar system! As of May 11, the Pokémon GO community has traveled more than 15.8 billion kilometers, and more adventures still await…

Pokémon GO was developed for people to easily experience classic Pokémon gameplay on their mobile device and catch Pokémon in the real world. As a result, every day, people around the globe go outside, explore the world around them, make some new memories, and get some exercise along the way. We’d love to honor the memories created so far, and our collective journey yet to come, with the Pokémon GO Adventure Week celebration from 1:00 P.M. PDT on May 18 to 1:00 P.M. PDT on May 25, 2017.

To help you stock up for your upcoming adventure, more items will be awarded from every PokéStop you visit, and Poké Balls will be 50% off in the in-game shop. Your Buddy Pokémon is also in the adventuring spirit and will find Candies four times as fast for the duration of the celebration. Whether you’re exploring your neighborhood or an exotic new location, make sure to watch for Rock-type Pokémon such as Omanyte, Kabuto, and their Evolutions. Keep an eye out—maybe you’ll even spot Aerodactyl!

Last but not least, you’ll notice an all-new avatar item has been added to your wardrobe—the Explorer’s Hat! Once Adventure Week begins, grab your new hat and head out on your journey.

We’re excited to see where Pokémon GO takes you this week. Document your journey with the Pokémon GO AR camera, post your photos on social media using #PokemonGO, and we’ll share some of our favorites on the new Pokémon GO Instagram channel! As you embark on your adventures, remember to always be alert and aware of your surroundings when playing Pokémon GO and be respectful of the communities and locations in which you play.
—The Pokémon GO team

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