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Pokemon Go Hatchathon Event Going On Now [Last Chance]

Hatch Pokemon and earn twice the usual amount of Candy and Stardust.


The first in-game event of the new year is now underway in Pokemon Go. Developer Niantic has kicked off the Adventure Sync Hatchathon, which is scheduled to run until January 15 and gives players a chance to earn extra Candy and Stardust for hatching Eggs. [Update: The Adventure Sync Hatchathon is set to end in only a few days, making this your last opportunity to take advantage of its bonuses.]

During the event, you'll be able to receive twice the normal amount of Stardust and Candy for each Pokemon Egg you hatch. On top of that, Niantic says you will have a higher likelihood of receiving 5 and 10 km Eggs--which can hatch into Pokemon like Elekid, Magby, and Chansey--by spinning the Photo Disc at PokeStops and Gyms.

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Adventure Sync is one of the many new features Niantic introduced to Pokemon Go in 2018. When enabled in the settings menu, it allows the game to keep track of the distance you've walked even when it's idle, making it much easier--and much less taxing on your phone's battery--to hatch Eggs.

Before the Hatchathon ends, Niantic will host Pokemon Go's first Community Day of 2019. That event takes place on Saturday, January 12, and features increased spawns of the Gen 2 starter Totodile. Moreover, you'll be hatch Eggs at a quarter of their typical required distance during the Community Day, which means you'll potentially be able to earn a ton of Stardust and Candy thanks to the ongoing Hatchathon bonuses.

With January's arrival, Niantic rolled out a new set of Field Research tasks for Pokemon Go. As in December, completing enough of these to achieve a Research Breakthrough can lead to an encounter with one of several Legendary Pokemon, including two new possibilities: Ho-Oh and Lugia. Meanwhile, the game's latest Legendary, Heatran, will remain available in Raid Battles until January 15.

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