Pokémon Go: Friendship Day Event Guide
Pokémon Go is a very social game, and you can celebrate teamwork from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 24 during the very first Pokémon Go Friendship Day. It's a great time to take advantage of the new Pokémon Go referral program and invite some friends to join you in the game so they'll get bonus XP and can build up their collection by catching new Pokémon and trading with you.
Pokémon Go also recently expanded the number of friends you can have in the game from 200 to 400, so now's a great time to add to your list. You can show you're a great friend by picking up one of the best Pokémon Go accessories for your buddy and share this guide to have a great adventure together.
Wild spawns during Pokémon Go Friendship Day
The map will be marked with green confetti to celebrate Grass Pokémon, which will be appearing more often in the wild:
- Alolan Exeggutor
Collection challenge during Pokémon Go Friendship Day
Catch these Pokémon during the event to add to your Elite Collector medal and earn 175,000 XP.
Pokémon Go Friendship Day global challenge
Players can complete a challenge every hour to earn 20,000 XP.
Other bonuses during Pokémon Go Friendship Day
- The chance of receiving a Lucky Pokémon from a trade is increased through 5 p.m.
- Trade distance is increased to 40 km.
- Earn triple XP from catching Pokémon.
- Incense and lures will last three hours.
Questions about Pokémon Go Friendship Day?
Have any questions about Pokémon Go Friendship Day? Let us know in the comments section. You should also check out some of our other Pokémon Go guides to help your friends learn to be the best trainers they can be and pick up some more tips for improving your own skills.
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