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Pokémon GO "Friendship Day" event has received some changes

Pokémon GO "Friendship Day" event has received some changes

Global Challenge has been removed, but the local ones give more XP.

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Originally announced on April 13, Pokémon GO's upcoming "Friendship Day" event has been updated. Niantic posted a tweet (below) informing us that the Global Challenge is gone. However, the other challenges will give 175,000 experience points instead of the original 100,000.

The rest of the event details remains the same:


  • Various Grass-type Pokémon will be appearing more often in the wild.
  • Complete the Friendship Day Collection Challenge before the event concludes to earn 175,000 XP!
  • Green confetti will be appearing on the map in celebration of Grass-type Pokémon!


  • You’ll have an increased chance of receiving a Lucky Pokémon when you complete a trade with a friend. Please note that this bonus will be active until 5:00 p.m. local time on the day of the event.
  • Trade distance will be increased to 40 km.
  • A 3× Catch XP bonus will be active.
  • Incense activated during the event will last for three hours.
  • Lures activated during the event will last for three hours.

Also, the date remains the same: the event will take place on April 24 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. local time.

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