Pokemon Go Thanksgiving Event is beginning November 23, 2016
The Thanksgiving event will feature double XP and double Stardust recieved when completing ingame actions. There may also be changes to what Pokemon spawn but I have not been able to confirm this as of yet.
Message from Niantic on the event
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
What will happen during the event?
Increased XP and Stardust
|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|
The Appearance of Bird and Slowbro Pokemon!
Similar to the Halloween event that had marked increases in certain spooky Pokemon it is expected that Thanksgiving will feature some increases in Thanksgiving themed Pokemon. So far the expectation is for the Thanksgiving Pokemon Go event to increase bird Pokemon and Slowbro. This is not confirmed at this point and is only a rumor.
TOYLAB TIP: Use this event with a Lucky Egg to get 4x XP!
A Lucky Egg doubles XP and this event double XP so the effect of using a Lucky Egg during this event is 4 times the amount of XP you would normally receive. This is a great time to do some evolutions and go pidgey grinding.
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