Niantic adds more XP in change to Pokémon Go Friendship Day event

More guaranteed XP and less work for players.

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Nianitc has reworked part of the upcoming Friendship Day event for Pokémon Go

The event, which will run from 11am to 2pm local time on April 24, will no longer have a Global Challenge and will instead focus more on the Collection Challenge. 

Instead of having a Collection Challenge and the Friendship Day Global Challenge, which would have netted trainers around 120,000 XP, Niantic is giving players more guaranteed XP for the Collection Challenge. Finishing it will now reward a total of 175,000 XP.

This appears to be the only change that’s been implemented at the moment, so you can still expect Grass-type Pokémon like Chikorita and Foongus to be appearing more frequently in the wild. There will be five individual bonuses active during the event, too. 

  • Increased chance of receiving a Lucky Pokémon when trading with a friend
    • This will be active until 5pm local time on April 24
  • Trade distance will be increased to 40 kilometers
  • Triple capture XP will be active throughout the event
  • Incense and Lures activated during the event will last for three hours

Any further changes will likely be smaller and only implemented once the event goes live on April 24.