Pokemon Go's first ever Incense Day has started - All details and times

by Paul Cot


A brand new type of Pokemon Go event is coming - Incense Day!

For those of you who don't know, Incense is an item in that lures Pokemon to your location. Usually an Incense last for 30 minutes but as part of the changes made to Pokemon Go because of the current health crisis, this has been increased to one hour.

The first of presumably more of these events starts on April 19 at 11am in your local time. It will last six hours, finishing at 5pm.

You can buy Incense now for 80 PokeCoins but that's about to get a lot cheaper if you wait...


Type changes by the hour

This event will make Incense work a little differently, though. Instead of luring all Pokemon to your location, it will focus on a particular type depending on which hour of the event you're in.

The types that will be featured this time around are water, fire, grass, psychic, bug and ground. The times they will feature are as follows:

  • 11am to 12pm - Water
  • 12pm to 1pm - Fire
  • 1pm to 2pm - Grass
  • 2pm to 3pm - Psychic
  • 3pm to 4pm - Bug
  • 4pm to 5pm - Ground


This means if you have an Incense active in any one of these hours it will focus on these types. Niantic hasn't commented on whether an Incense will exclusively show these types but we imagine other types will also appear.

Shiny Sentret

We do know that Sentret will appear more frequently regardless and if you're very lucky its shiny form may make an appearance, too.

Incense was recently available at a huge discount at 30 of them for just one PokeCoin! If you didn't get this deal or have used them already though, you'll be able to buy three of them for one PokeCoin once again. This may not be as good of a deal as last time but it is still incredible value.

While restrictions are still in place in a lot of countries across the world, remember to stay at home where possible. If you are out make sure you get a reasonable distance from others.