[Last Chance] Pokemon Go Giving Out Lots Of Stardust

The Stardust Blast event runs until October 10.

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A new event is now underway in Pokemon Go. On top of the recent Safari Zone event in Taiwan, which has introduced Shiny Oddish to the game, Niantic has brought the Stardust Blast event back for a limited time, giving you a chance to earn much more Stardust than normal. [Update: The Stardust Blast event ends in only a couple of days, making this your last opportunity to take advantage of its bonuses in the hit Pokemon mobile game.]

For the next week, you'll receive twice the usual amount of Stardust each time you hatch or capture a Pokemon. Additionally, you'll earn twice as much Stardust from battling Team Rocket Grunts, and you're guaranteed to receive 2,000 Stardust for participating in Raid Battles.

The Stardust Blast event runs until 1 PM PT / 4 PM ET on Thursday, October 10. Given how integral Stardust is to many aspects of the game--you need it to power up Pokemon and perform trades--this is a good chance to stock up on some. You can read more details about the event on the official Pokemon Go website.

Now that October is underway, a new set of Field Research tasks is available in the game. Niantic has also outlined this month's Legendary Raid Hour events, which will give you more chances to catch Altered Forme Giratina and another, as-yet unannounced Legendary who'll be appearing in Raids later this month. October's Community Day, meanwhile, is set for next Saturday, October 12, and this month's featured Pokemon is Trapinch.

It appears Team Rocket is also plotting something for Pokemon Go soon. Following a series of teaser images released earlier this month, Niantic revealed three new members of Team Rocket named Cliff, Arlo, and Sierra. The trio can be seen alongside Team Rocket boss Giovanni on Pokemon Go's new loading screen.

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