Pokémon GO Adventure Week Event!

Today, Niantic announced the Pokémon GO Adventure Week Event! Like other Pokémon GO events, certain in-game modifiers will be altered to give us a themed event for a limited duration. This also will be the second event to give us a themed avatar item.

When does Pokémon GO Adventure Week Start / End?

Start: 1:00 P.M. PDT on May 18, 2017.

End:  1:00 P.M. PDT on May 25, 2017.


What to expect during Adventure Week?

Increased PokéStop output

While an exact number was not given, more items will be awarded from PokéStops during the event.


Poké Ball sale

Poké Balls will be 50% off in the in-game shop.


More Buddy Pokémon Candy

Buddy Pokémon will find candies four times as fast!

Example: It usually takes 3km to earn a candy from Ivysaur. When we divide 3km by 4, the new distance required to earn a candy is 0.75km.


Increase Rock-type spawns

Rock-type Pokémon will have an increased spawn rate for this event. Niantic specifically said to look out for the following Rock-Type Pokémon:

Check out our Pokédex to see all Rock-type Pokémon currently in Pokémon GO.


New avatar item

Once Adventure Week starts, a new avatar item will be released! This new item is called the Explorer’s Hat. Like with the Magikarp hat released during the Water Festival Event, it is assumed the Explorer’s Hat will permanently stay in your inventory if you log on during the event.

Update (5/8/17)

The event is live and the new avatar item, the “Expedition Hat”, is now available!