Get ready to focus on hatching more than catching, you seven people still playing Pokémon GO, because the hit mobile game’s “Eggstravaganza” event starts this afternoon.
Beginning today at 4 p.m. EST and lasting for exactly a week, a wider variety of Pokémon will be able to be found in 2 km eggs. Not only should trainers get ready for near-constant hatching, but they’ll also earn a greater number of candies for each egg hatched.
Top this off with a weeklong double-XP bonus, and perhaps you’ll finally be able to break through the iron barriers that are every level past 20. Paired with a Lucky Egg, this seven-day bonus will let players earn experience at up to four times their usual rate (and be warned, Lucky Eggs will also be 50 percent off in the in-game shop for the week).
Their third consecutive monthly event, Niantic has been making a concerted effort to engage Pokémon GO’s player base after legions of users disengaged with the app following its massive summer 2016 launch.
For a better idea of what the game has had to offer in 2017, you can read about its February expansion here, or last month’s Water Festival here. Be sure to stay tuned to Paste for future updates on Pokémon GO’s in-game events.