Trainers,

the Equinox event starts in a few hours, which means it’s high time to prepare for the event. We’ve prepared two things: Equinox event info graphic and a preparation guide.

Equinox event info graphic (click for big version)

Equinox event preparation guide

1. Prepare to empty your current Egg tab by bringing them close to hatching

Walk your currently incubated Eggs as close to hatch as possible, but don’t hatch them yet. You want to hatch them when the event starts.

No matter what mix of Poké Eggs you’re currently holding, the event special 2KM eggs take precedence over almost everything else and you want to get rid of current ones ASAP.

It’s currently speculated that the following set of Pokémon will be available inside: Mareep, Larvitar, Chansey, Pichu, Porygon, Aerodactyl, Lapras, Snorlax, Chinchou, Sudowoodo, Pineco, Skarmory, Tyrogue, Miltank.

2. Hold off any purchases before the event starts

As usual, we have no idea how much the event box will cost, what amount of items it will hold and how good will the deal be. In order to optimize your Coin flow, don’t buy Incubators, Lures and Lucky Eggs before the event starts.

3. Decide on a strategy: Incense + Incubators or Lure Modules

Similar to earlier Pokémon GO events, the event can be done equally efficient if you play solo or in a group. For group players, we recommend to save Coins for Lure Modules, while solo players should consider buying Incense to complement their Incubators.

4. Prepare for the Legendary Beasts migration on September 30th

As you may already know, Raikou, Entei and Suicune are scheduled to change regions every month. This time it overlaps with the last two days of the Equinox event, which allows you to catch a new Pokédex entry and get 3x EXP.

5. Get ready to walk

Seriously, if you ever considered to walk intensively or to explore the nature around your town, this is a good opportunity. The weather on both hemispheres is mostly mild, with Autumn starting in the North and Spring starting in the South.

About powering up and Stardust

Don’t be anxious to spend your Stardust early. Keep hatching and aim for strong IVs, maybe you will get something really amazing that’s worth powering up. In any case, just don’t be trigger-happy and sit on that Stardust for a while.

Our plan for the event

We’re big fans of Autumn at the office, so we’ll stock up on Super Incubators and hit the hillside. Luckily, there are currently no snakes or pesky insects, the temperature is nice and it shouldn’t be raining for a few days. Hopefully, we’ll get some good hatches early on and have a hatch chart up and running within the first few hours.

We’ll wait with power-ups until the event ends. No reason to spend tons of Stardust on a low IV Pokémon, so be patient and just hatch.