Pokemon Go events: Grab a Super Incubator in Pokemon Go's Equinox Event

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Pokemon Go events: Grab a Super Incubator in Pokemon Go's Equinox Event

Pokemon Go ushers in the start of autumn with a new seasonal event.

Pokémon Go players around the world will be able to enjoy a new Equinox event to celebrate the arrival of autumn in Northern Hemisphere, and the start of spring for those in the Southern Hemisphere.

Niantic's Pokémon Go equinox event starts at 9pm BST on Friday 22 September and continues on until 9pm on Monday 2 October.

During this week-and-a-half-long celebration, Pokémon Go players can earn themselves double Stardust on every Pokémon catch and Egg hatch, and PokéStops and Gyms will also be doling out special 2km Eggs. Pokémon Go's in-game shop will also hold special boxes and allow you to buy Super Incubators capable of hatching Eggs one-and-a-half times faster than usual.

Bagging brand-new Pokémon for your Pokédex also grants you triple the XP during the event.

The special 2km Eggs provide you with the opportunity of hatching Pokémon like Chansey, Mareep and Larvitar. Even if you already have these Pokémon in your Pokédex or storage, it's great news for anyone looking to evolve a Blissey, Ampharos or Tyranitar.

Niantic is also still running raids to capture the newly added Legendary Dogs of Pokémon Gold and Silver fame. Europe is still playing host to Entei raides, but Suicune and Raikou should follow soon after.

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Pokémon Go events: Everything you need to know

What is a Pokémon Go event?

Pokémon Go events are updates issued to the game from its creators Niantic. Generally these revolve around the addition of new raids, timed-release rare Pokémon and opportunities to boost XP, acquire Stardust and hatch rarer Eggs. Generally these events take place on a global scale, but they usually have many regional elements mixed in – requiring completionists to travel or trade with other users.

When are Pokémon Go events held?

Niantic holds a Pokémon Go event every month, enticing players back into the augmented world of Pokémon with alarming regularity. Sometimes there will be a big Pokémon Go event, such as the release of the Legendary Birds and Legendary Dogs. These bigger events tend to take place a couple of times a year and you can usually expect one to happen over the summer period.

How do you take part in a Pokémon Go event?

Taking part in a Pokémon Go event is blissfully simple. All you need to do is download Pokémon Go from your relevant app store and open the app to take part. Events take place all around you, meaning that by simply playing Pokémon Go you're involved in the latest event.

This article originally appeared at alphr.com

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