Trainers,

Niantic has just published that players worldwide have managed to unlock the Bronze level of event rewards. In other words, the current Global Catch Challenge counter is set at 500 million catches, activating the following worldwide bonuses:

  • Double XP
  • 6 hours long Lures
  • More Pokémon appearing worldwide

It’s been roughly a day and a half before the community managed to unlock this reward tier, arguably the most difficult one out of the three. We are now on route to unlock the 1.5 B and 3 B reward tiers.

If you’re on the fence whether you should participate or not, we recommend you to get out your phone and start catching. Double XP is crazy, especially when combined with the new Box Sales that includes discounted Lucky Eggs and Lures.

What’s next?

With the double XP and increased spawns, we expect that the global catch speed will increase significantly, making it much easier to reach the Silver and Gold reward tiers. We expect that Trainers will use the new Boxes and group up in order to Lure the hell out of this event.

  • Catching 500 Million Pokemon will unlock double XP, 6 Hour Lures and increased spawn rates
  • Catching 1,5 Billion Pokemon will unlock double Stardust, double XP, 6 Hour Lures and increased spawn rates
  • Catching 3 Billion Pokemon will unlock two regional Pokemon, Farfetch’d (worldwide) and Kangaskhan (East Asia), double Stardust, double XP, 6 Hour Lures and increased spawn rates