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How to get more incubators – Pokemon Go Eggstravaganza event confirmed

Published: 11/Apr/2019 13:37 Updated: 11/Apr/2019 13:58

by Paul Cot

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One of the most frequent questions asked on Pokemon Go forums are how to get more incubators for eggs. 

Incubators are valuable

By default, you start with one incubator in Pokemon Go. This incubator is available to use during the entirety of your Pokemon Go career as it has infinite uses.

However, to the frustration of some players, this is the only infinite use incubator you can get.

If you want more incubators in Pokemon you unfortunately only have two options.

  1. Buy more with Pokecoins
  2. Levelling up your trainer
    • Level 6: One incubator
    • Level 10: One incubator
    • Level 15: One incubator
    • Level 20: Two incubators
    • Level 25: One incubator
    • Level 30: Three incubators
    • Level 40: Four incubators

Simply put, this means incubators are very rare items. In the event Niantic make them available for free, players should make the most of it.

The developer has previously made incubators available for free (given away one per day), but this was during the early days of Pokemon Go.

Incubators are among the most popular items to purchase on Pokemon Go…

How much do incubators cost?

A single incubator currently costs 150 Pokecoins, which is around $1.50. This incubator gives you three uses before it breaks.

This means you’re paying 50 cents per egg hatch. This isn’t bad value if you are a serious Pokemon Go player.

There’s also the alternative option of a super incubator. This costs $2, assuming you buy Pokecoins at the base rate, and hatches eggs 1.5x faster. Consequently, per km walked, this provides better value than the standard incubator.

Eggstravaganza event

Any incubators you have at the moment are worth saving for the upcoming Pokemon Go Eggstravaganza event.

The Pokemon Go Eggstravaganza event runs from April 16 to April 23…

As the name of the event suggests, eggs will take less distance to hatch, therefore making incubators more effective. Specifically, incubators will take half the distance to hatch an egg.

The Eggstravaganza event also brings more bonus which are as follows:

  • 2× Hatch Candy
  • 2× Incubator effectiveness
  • Lucky Eggs will last twice as long

Moreover, 2km eggs will provide greater benefit also. Pokemon such as Pichu, Smoochum and Magby will be in the 2km egg pool. There’s also the chance to get a shiny Buneary.

So, if you’re thinking about using some incubators soon, or even purchasing them, it will be worth saving them for the week of April 16 when the event starts.

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Pokemon GO to celebrate series’ 25th anniversary with special Kanto event

Published: 1/Dec/2020 23:13

by Brent Koepp

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According to reports, Pokemon GO is gearing up to celebrate the series’ upcoming 25th anniversary by going back to the Kanto region. The special event will be centered around the 1996 Japanese Game Boy games Red & Green.

Pokemon initially made its debut in 1996, and quickly became a worldwide phenomena. Decades later, the beloved Nintendo property has grown into an absolute juggernaut and has even become the highest-grossing media franchise of all time.

According to reports, the hit mobile title GO will honor the series upcoming 25th anniversary by going back to very first region, Kanto. The special event will have players choose between the groundbreaking Japanese RPGs Red & Green.

Photograph of Pokemon Red & Green's Game Boy box art from 1996.
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Pokemon GO will celebrate the series’ 25th anniversary with a special themed event based on the 1996 RPGs.

Pokemon GO’s 25th anniversary celebration

While most of the world first played Pokemon in 1998, the series originally launched in Japan two years prior with the Game Boy titles Red and Green (instead of Blue). In 2021, the the franchise will officially reach its 25th anniversary.

So far, Nintendo has been tight-lipped about how it will celebrate the epic milestone, however reports have surfaced about how GO will honor its legacy. According to popular outlet Serebii, the mobile game will be launching a special themed event based around the Kanto region.

While there aren’t a lot of details known yet, the Pokemon site further revealed it will feature an interesting in-game mechanic. “In a single day, players pick either Pokemon Red or Green and get unique spawns  and Special Research based on on what they have picked and can interact to get all Pokemon,” they wrote.

Perhaps the most interesting part is that Trainers will reportedly be able to work with friends to catch all 151 original Pokemon in a single day – which sounds absolutely wild. According to Serebii’s Joe Merrick, there is currently no date for the Gen I celebration. “This event is likely the one Niantic teased for release in February. We don’t have the date for this one yet,” he tweeted.

Serebii's Joe Merrick tweets about Pokemon GO Kanto event.

At the time of writing, there has been no official confirmation as to when Trainers can expect the event to go live. However, since it’s tied to the 25th anniversary, February 2021 is probably a safe bet.

Despite releasing over two decades ago, players still can’t get enough of Pokemon’s addicting “Gotta Catch ‘Em All” design – proof that the franchise has never been more popular.