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Pokémon GO is Giving Thanks to Players During the Holiday Season

written by Jake Tanner November 21, 2016
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Pokémon GO has become something of a global phenomenon. When the game launched, the servers couldn’t keep up with the HUGE fan-base which led to major issues on the day it was released and beyond. Over time, the game has lost its luster for many gamers, but Niantic has a plan. During the Halloween season, Pokémon GO held an event that lasted a couple of weeks. Ghost Pokémon were much easier to catch and they also showed up a lot more frequently. Actually, according to GamesRadar, trainers caught around 1.3 BILLION ghosts during those couple of weeks.

It looks like Niantic isn’t done getting in the spirit of whatever holidays are coming up. They’ve just announced via their website that they’re giving thanks to all of the dedicated trainers that have stuck with the game the last few months.  Starting November 23 and running through November 30, trainers will be granted double XP and double stardust when completing actions in-game.

Niantic had this to say about the event:


It has been an incredible experience since we launched Pokémon GO a few short months ago in July. We are passionate about creating experiences that encourage exploration and promote exercise. We are humbled that hundreds of millions of you around the world have joined us on this journey. So we would like to say thank you – and what better way to say thank you than to celebrate our community.”

This sounds like a sweet deal for trainers needing to power level to catch up to more dedicated players. I love that Niantic is doing more to keep gamers around their product too. There are rumors of a big update coming out in December, but I think it will also be interesting to see what even we’re going to see for Christmas time.

What do you guys think of the new event? Do you have any cool ideas for what the Christmas event should be? Join in on the conversation in the comments below!

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