Temporary Features and Bonuses



For Community Health and Safety, these Features and Bonuses will be live until further notice. Check NianticHelp on Twitter to stay in the loop regarding these changes.

You can also refer to this Niantic Helpshift Article regarding the status of upcoming events and in-game bonuses.


Incense will last 1 hour and spawn Pokémon more frequently
Mystery Box will last 1 hour
Gifts will drop more frequently from PokéStops
1/2 Hatch Distance
Increased Pokémon in the wild
3× Stardust for your first Pokémon catch of the day
3x XP for your first Pokémon catch of the day
Open up to 30 Gifts a day
Carry up to 20 Gifts
Gifts will contain more Poké Balls
Boosted damage for Trainers battling remotely in raids*

* This is just the normal amount of damage as if you were doing the raid in person.


The following changes have been made for GO Battle League and Trainer Battle with friends:

  • GO Battle League: The walking requirement for GO Battle League has been removed globally to make it possible for Trainers everywhere to participate. (Until Friday, May 1, 2020)

  • Trainer Battles with Friends: The requirement to battle with friends remotely has been lowered to Good Friends. (Permanent Feature. You can challenge any Trainer Remotely with a QR Code.)

Invitations for EX Raids have temporarily been halted. Those who currently have invites will be able to complete their EX Raids, but for the time being, new invites will not be issued.



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