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Pokémon GO Friendship Day: Featured Pokémon, bonuses and more

Celebrate with your friends and enjoy special moments with the first-ever Pokémon GO Friendship Day, including featured Pokémon and bonuses.

Continuing with the itinerary of special events in the Season of Legends of Pokémon GO, a new special celebration will debut within the next few days, after the Rivals' Week ends. To heal those themed week clashes a bit, Niantic will host the first-ever Friendship Day, which will celebrate the friendship and adventures of an entire season with many exclusive rewards and bonuses.

Friendship Day: Details and Featured Pokémon

Since its launch, Niantic has always had a focus on teamwork and friendship, something that is quite noticeable within the gameplay of the title with the Gift system and cooperative raids.

Pokémon GO Friendship Day featured Pokémon bonuses(Picture: Niantic / The Pokémon Company)

This is why during the event, special limited-time challenges will be available around the world, the main one being the global Friendship Day challenge, in which players can earn up to 20,000 XP every hour.

The next one will come from the Friendship Day collection challenge, in which players who manage to complete it before the event ends, will be able to get up to 100,000 XP.

Pokémon GO Friendship Day featured Pokémon bonuses(Picture: Niantic / The Pokémon Company)

For this, several Grass-type Pokémon will be appearing as featured Pokémon in the wild, so don't be surprised if you happen to find green confetti on the map to welcome them. Some of the revealed are:

  • Tangela
  • Chikorita
  • Sunkern
  • Cottonee
  • Foongus

Also, there will be a higher chance of being able to obtain Tangela, Chikorita, and Sunkern in their Shiny forms. More featured Pokémon will be revealed during the event, but they are expected to focus on the Grass-type as well.

 

Pokémon GO Friendship Day: Bonuses and Event date

Finally, many bonuses will be active during the course of Friendship Day:

  • Higher chance of receiving a lucky Pokémon when completing a trade with a friend. This bonus will be active until 5 pm, local time, on the day of the event.
  • The distance of the exchanges will be extended to 40 km.
  • There will be an active bonus of triple XP per catch.
  • The incense activated during the event will last three hours.
  • Modules activated during the event will last three hours.

The Friendship Day event will be available on 24th April, from 11 am to 1 pm local time.

Pokémon GO Friendship Day featured Pokémon bonuses(Picture: Niantic / The Pokémon Company)

Do not forget to share your experiences in this event through the hashtag #PokemonGOfriend, and remember to follow our coverage of events related to Pokémon GO and the Pokémon franchise in our special section.