Niantic just announced the worldwide Pokémon GO Adventure week event, running from May 18 to May 25! Codename: Pokémon GO Rock event!


Our Pokémon GO Rock Event guide is up


The event is one of the best events ever to be held in Pokémon GO and features the following:

  • more PokéStop items drop from spins
  • PokéBalls are on sale in the store: 50% off!
  • Your buddy gains Candy four times faster! (4x)
  • Increased rock Pokémon spawns
    • Official announcement highlights: Omanyte, Omastar, Kabuto, Kabutops and Aerodactyl
    • Press materials release additionally highlights Onix and Sudowoodo
  • Explorer (Adventurer) hat will be awarded for participating in the event!

The event lasts from 1:00 P.M. PDT on May 18 to 1:00 P.M. PDT on May 25, 2017. We’ll be publishing an official GO Hub guide for the event soon.

The official post is here and here’s the post summary:

Trainers,

Back in December, we collectively walked past the equivalent distance of Earth to Pluto and now, we’re on a journey past the edge of the solar system! As of May 11, the Pokémon GO community has traveled more than 15.8 billion kilometers, and more adventures still await…

Pokémon GO was developed for people to easily experience classic Pokémon gameplay on their mobile device and catch Pokémon in the real world. As a result, every day, people around the globe go outside, explore the world around them, make some new memories, and get some exercise along the way. We’d love to honor the memories created so far, and our collective journey yet to come, with the Pokémon GO Adventure Week celebration from 1:00 P.M. PDT on May 18 to 1:00 P.M. PDT on May 25, 2017.

To help you stock up for your upcoming adventure, more items will be awarded from every PokéStop you visit, and Poké Balls will be 50% off in the in-game shop. Your Buddy Pokémon is also in the adventuring spirit and will find Candies four times as fast for the duration of the celebration. Whether you’re exploring your neighborhood or an exotic new location, make sure to watch for Rock-type Pokémon such as Omanyte, Kabuto, and their Evolutions. Keep an eye out—maybe you’ll even spot Aerodactyl!

Last but not least, you’ll notice an all-new avatar item has been added to your wardrobe—the Explorer’s Hat! Once Adventure Week begins, grab your new hat and head out on your journey.

We’re excited to see where Pokémon GO takes you this week. Document your journey with the Pokémon GO AR camera, post your photos on social media using #PokemonGO, and we’ll share some of our favorites on the new Pokémon GO Instagram channel! As you embark on your adventures, remember to always be alert and aware of your surroundings when playing Pokémon GO and be respectful of the communities and locations in which you play.
—The Pokémon GO team

  • Duplicate

    Yesss! The buddy quadruppling is great. Finally can walk candy for my lvl 35 Ampharos, Chansey and Snorlax to max them to 38. I could maybe even walk some Porygon to prepare for Gen4. Catching some Aerodactyl and Larvitar would also be neat.

    • VulpinePromises

      Tell me about it! I’m level 30, and I never had the chance to catch enough Grimer to get a Muk, and with only 18 candies, it’s definitely going to take a bit to get there. So hyped!!

      • Antonio Mercurio

        Vulpine i have 2 muk and everyone says there rare!!

        • Constantino Lee

          they are rare i got lucky i hatched 4 in San Francisco from eggs i got on the pier

          • Antonio Mercurio

            nice!!

  • PeterCat

    I’m eager to find out if the buddy quadrupling will affect Eevee buddies evolving to Espeon/Umbreon – it’s known that you need to walk until the Eevee finds 2 candies, which normally takes 10Km, but maybe it depends only on the candies and the distance doesn’t matter.

    • Akbaalia Jones

      I just made the sacrifice … I walked for 2 candies between yesterday and today at 8.8km for Espeon and got flareon instead … so I think it still needs to be walked 10km … yesterday i got my umbreon at 10km with two candies … so it is the distance and not the candies

      • Jonathan Reyes

        Theres nicknames you can change eevee’s name to, these will control who eevee evolves into. No special walking instructions or candies needed

        • Akbaalia Jones

          The Espeon and umbreon nicknames only work the first time … after that, you have to walk them for 10km then evolve at night or daytime depending on which evolution you want