Pokémon GO has extended Professor Willow’s Global Research Challenge. Throughout the months of June, July and August Pokémon trainers have been busy completing a variety of research tasks for Professor Willow, and starting September 13 at 1:00 PM (PDT) they will be rewarded with an Ultra Bonus Event.
Niantic announced today that it is coordinating Earth Day Cleanup events around the world. Inspired by Mission Blue, the Pokémon GO developer is offering unlock rewards to trainers who participate in local cleanup events.
According to comScore, Niantic has had trouble retaining its large user base for its hit AR title Pokémon GO. The game hit an all time low with 5 million daily users in 2017, down from an impressive 25 million when it originally launched. In an effort to keep its remaining users happy, and perhaps woo some back, Niantic has been launching special events all year.
The first ever Pokémon GO Fest has been announced in Chicago on Saturday, July 22, but all trainers are encouraged to take part by working alongside those who can attend in person.
Pokémon GO Fest is a worldwide celebration of the game's one-year anniversary. Last week Niantic updated the game with a special Pikachu and Anniversary Box to kick off the long celebration. Over the next few months, Niantic will be hosting several live events around the world beginning in Grant Park, Chicago, IL.
Niantic today announced Adventure Week will kick off on Thursday, May 18. Adventure Week is the latest Pokémon Go event celebrating the collective journey players have taken since the game was released in 2016. Players have walked more than 15.8 billion kilometers since Pokémon Go was launched, according to the Niantic blog .
"Back in December, we collectively walked past the equivalent distance of Earth to Pluto and now, we’re on a journey past the edge of the solar system! As of May 11, the Pokémon GO community has traveled more than 15.8 billion kilometers, and more adventures still await…"