Pokemon GO Adventure Week Event Gives 4x Buddy Candy, Increases Rock Pokemon Spawns, And More!





Pokemon GO Adventure Week Event

Just when you thought Pokemon GO was getting a bit stale, Niantic throw us a curve-ball with the “Pokemon GO Adventure Week event”, as it’s being called. Yep, that’s right, another brand new event has been announced, and is set to begin in a couple of days!

According to the official Pokemon GO blog, the event will begin at 1:00 PM PDT on May 18th (Thursday), and will run until 1:00 PM PDT on May 25th (Thursday). The event will feature an increased spawn rate for Rock type Pokemon, four times the buddy candy, and a whole lot more!

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Here’s what the official announcement says: “To help you stock up for your upcoming adventure, more items will be awarded from every PokéStop you visit, and Poké Balls will be 50% off in the in-game shop. Your Buddy Pokémon is also in the adventuring spirit and will find Candies four times as fast for the duration of the celebration.

Whether you’re exploring your neighborhood or an exotic new location, make sure to watch for Rock-type Pokémon such as Omanyte, Kabuto, and their Evolutions. Keep an eye out—maybe you’ll even spot Aerodactyl!” So far so good, but it gets even better!

Pokemon GO Adventure Week Event
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Last but not least, you’ll notice an all-new avatar item has been added to your wardrobe—the Explorer’s Hat! Once Adventure Week begins, grab your new hat and head out on your journey.” I guess this means we can finally swap out of that awesome-but-also-ridiculous Magikarp hat, right?

It should be noted that although Tyranitar wasn’t mentioned by name in the announcement, it is part rock type, and thus could be affected by the increased spawn rate for rock type Pokemon. However, even if the spawn rate for Tyranitar is boosted, it will probably still be an incredibly rare Pokemon, so you shouldn’t get your hopes up.

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In my opinion, the Pokemon GO Adventure Week event sounds like a lot of fun. The quadrupled buddy candy is awesome, and the event-exclusive hat is great too. I’m always excited for more items from Poke Stops as well. The only part that I don’t really care about is the increased spawn rare for rock Pokemon, but that’s only because I’ve already caught them all.

But what do you think about the Pokemon GO Adventure Week event? Is it an event that you’re excited for? Or are you not that interested? Let me know your thoughts in the comment section below!

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  1. Event doesn’t do much for me, except the 4 times buddy candy. I already have a bunch of high rock evolutions

  2. I like the extra buddy candy. Am saving the candy for my second 3000+ Blissey. But I already have a max Tyranitar, 2 Rydons and Golem. Next week every trainer wil have them. Collecting and saving stardust is most important now. After the gym update I can decide which Pokémon with high cp and hp I am going to power up. Hou never want to be at the bottom of a gym.

  3. I have not gotten 4 × candy I am still only getting one. Has anyone else had this problem? Walked 3 different characters and still only received 1 candy for them.

  4. But … What’s the ideal buddy candy distance to have upon the start of the event?

    I.e., if it’s 4,8/5,0 km when the event is starting, will I then get 3 candy instantly, and need 0,2 km to get the fourth candy? Or what?

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