Trainers,

a new Pokémon GO event has been announced, finally bringing 2x Stardust hype! The following is taking place from 1:00 P.M. PDT on September 22 to 1:00 P.M. PDT on October 2, 2017:

  • 2 x Stardust gain
  • 3 x XP from registering a new Pokémon
  • Special 2KM eggs which hatch Chansey, Mareep, Larvitar and more
  • Super Incubator will be added in special store boxes

We’ll be creating a detailed event guide soon. The following is announced on Niantic’s official blog:

Trainers,

With cool autumn nights quickly approaching in the Northern Hemisphere and sunny spring days arriving in the Southern Hemisphere, we thought it would be the perfect time to celebrate the coming equinox with an in-game event. New seasons mean new adventures!

From 1:00 P.M. PDT on September 22 to 1:00 P.M. PDT on October 2, 2017, you’ll have the opportunity to earn double Stardust for catching Pokémon and hatching Eggs as you walk around your neighborhood discovering new sights. While you’re out exploring, be sure to visit your local PokéStops and Gyms to collect special 2 km Eggs that have the opportunity to hatch Pokémon such as Chansey, Mareep, Larvitar, and more. You’ll also be able to get special boxes from the in-game shop that feature items like Lucky Eggs, Lure Modules, and all-new Super Incubators which hatch Eggs 1.5 times quicker!

Registering a new Pokémon to your Pokédex during this limited-time celebration will earn you triple the normal XP. So that makes this a very good time to battle against the Legendary Pokémon originally from the Johto region. Don’t forget that Raikou, Entei, or Suicune will each travel to a new part of the world on September 30, so make sure to battle the Legendary Pokémon currently in your area while you can!

—The Pokémon GO team

  • Randomman29

    The extra experience for getting a new pokemon made me laugh, most by now will have a full dex.

    • Piet

      You’re a vet player.
      Lots of kids started and are somewhere between lvl 10&20. This is ideal for them.

      • Randomman29

        Maybe, I did start day one but I’m still at level 36.

        • bandarlogical

          Day one here, and I’m at 28 lol. All the same, I don’t expect to be registering any new mons in this week time, unless I finally stop waiting to hatch an Onix and just evolve the one I already have.

          • Chris Denton

            Steelix isn’t great for much. I would suggest evolving the one you have for extra xp during the event, unless it’s iv’s are completely awful.

            I will be evolving kabuto, wartortle, togepi, pineco and maybe some others. Hopefully there will be opportunity for me to get my first Chansey and maybe evolve that too. I’m planning on walking most of the weekend just for this event.

            Day 1 player, missed 4 days in a year, level 30.

          • bandarlogical

            Yeah, it’s disappointing Steelix isn’t better–I remember fondly how daunting Jasmine’s was in G/S (note: I picked Totodile as my starter and refused to evolve him, which did not help in this situation haha).

            Thanks for the input, and good luck with finding your Chansey!

          • Chris Denton

            Thanks buddy! I hatched one out of a 10km I picked up before the event lol. I have got 4 oddish from the event 2kms, which is a joke, but oh well 2xs stardust. I evolved everything except togepi, those things are crazy rare.

            Now if I could just make some players to raid with me, I’d have a full dex other than ttar.

            Hope you have had as much fun as I have so far!

            I’m on egg 27 for this event, I may need a life.

    • Daniël de Kruijf

      I only need politoed, so im down to luck to get a Kings rock. (also need some regionals and legendaries and all the unreleased pokemon, but i only count all pokemon i can get, or could have gotten in my city / country

      • Randomman29

        That still isn’t that many. It would have been nice to get gen3 for this.

        • Daniël de Kruijf

          Yes, but judging from the game_master_file gen 3 ain’t nearly ready for release, not even 1 gen 3 pokemon

    • Heydavid17

      I agree, it’s so pointless to have triple XP for getting a new pokemon.
      Like you said, most people already have the dex filled already, and collecting around 1500 XP takes no time…
      Pointless for us who are trying to reach lvl 40

      • Lucifer

        I am only 33 Want to reach Lvl 40 As Soon As Possible.
        Maybe this event helps to reach Lvl 34-35

        • Finn Brown

          only if you have got lots of space not filled in ur dex than u can evolve to with a lucky egg

      • Troy Prunty

        When are they releasing gen 3? I know its within the next few months. If they do it soon, this would make way more sense.

    • Robdebobrob

      Its to keep new players interested. Lots of players below lvl 30 also woke up after the gym rework, i can imagine they still need a few spots to fill.

    • John E Vota

      I’m level 22, and have maybe half a Dex.
      Events like this could possibly help people like me.

  • Shraavan Kumar

    what about evolution’s will the pokedex entries from evolution’s also get triple xp?

    • Curtis Beales

      As long as what your evolving too isn’t already in your Pokedex then yes.

      • Shraavan Kumar

        Saving up candies for an event was worth it Thanks buddy

        • Curtis Beales

          Just to make it clear you won’t get triple xp for every evolution you do. You’ll only get triple xp if you evolve a pokemon into another pokemon that you don’t currently have in your Pokedex.

          • Shraavan Kumar

            ya ik

  • David Meyers

    Lol triple exp for new pokemon and my EX raid is the day before event. 😛

  • Tomasz Semków

    Great event for hatching eggs… Especially it’s almost non stop raining these days (freaking autumn). They should give us 6h lure modules, so we can sit in the car and catch these mons for double stardust. And for 2 KM eggs I don’t really need Larvitars, Mareeps etc. I just wanna my Cleffa finally 🙁

    • Rillan

      Only new players need eggs. Other are only interested in dust. Also lure modules are pretty useless for its duration and price.

      • Spetsen

        That’s not true though, I’m still interested in eggs as that’s a good way to get pokémon with good IVs. And even if you only care about stardust you get a lot of that from eggs as well, so…

    • Chris Denton

      It’s non stop rain around the globe in autumn? This is news to me

      Niantic can’t even get their app to work for most people, you expect them to do something about it raining?

  • Biga173rd

    This is definitely a money grab event.

    • Carolinchen

      True, but as long as there is a stardust bonus I’m ok with it. Nobody is forced to by anything.

      • Biga173rd

        True

  • Shokon

    Do you think there will be a bonus for leveling up during the event

  • Antonio Mercurio

    maybe the new update will drop after this update?

    • Chris Denton

      Based on what you told me the other day, I believe you are right and it will be soon, maybe the last day of the event.

      My only concern is niantic will also be migrating the beasts around and we all know, they cannot multitask.

      Hopefully gen 3 comes soon, we don’t need to lose more players because of lack of content.

  • Chris Denton

    How anyone could complain about an event the entire world can benefit from is beyond me.

    As much as I hate niantic, this is a good thing.