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Niantic Announces Their Fifth Birthday Celebration Event

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Article by Brian Tien

October commemorates Niantic's fifth birthday, and to celebrate this milestone, we have a brand new event in Pokemon Go.

Niantic's 5th Birthday Event: Sunday, October 4, 2020
Start Time End Time
11:00 a.m. local time 5:00 p.m. local time

Event Bonuses

  • A timed special research line with Incense, an Egg Incubator, a Lucky Egg, a Fast TM, a Charged TM, a Star Piece, and more as rewards
  • Team Rocket Balloons will spawn more frequently than normal
  • 2× Lucky Egg duration
  • 2× Star Piece duration
  • 2× Catch XP
  • 2× Hatch XP
  • 1/2 Hatch Distance for Eggs placed into Incubators during the event
  • A 1 pokecoin box with 30 Ultra Balls will be available in the shop
  • Special giveaways will be held by Niantic in the days following on social media
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