Niantic has shared that the worldwide Pokémon GO Community has successfully passed the 1 billion catches marker, bringing us very close to the 1.5 B Silver rewards tier!
— Pokémon GO (@PokemonGoApp) November 22, 2017
That’s 1,007,319,858 Pokémon caught, with at least the same number of Poké Balls thrown. Congratulations to everyone, we are hoping that we’ll unlock the Silver Tier sometimes today and bring on the Double Stardust madness.
Combined with the recent 0.83.1 update which fixes Pokémon upgrade mechanism and unlocks Level 40 upgrades, we can see why everyone is very excited for this reward tier.