Niantic Labs is back in the news again, and this time it's not for something bad, nor is it for something going wrong, and it's certainly not about some kind of tragedy. To the delight of most fans, there's a brand new seasonal event on the way that will help usher in the change from summer into fall.
In a recent press release it was announced that Niantic will be celebrating the autumn nights of the Northern Hemisphere and the changing seasons of the Southern Hemisphere with the September Equinox in-game event. The themed event is set to take place within Pokemon Go starting this weekend on September 22nd at 1PM Pacific Standard Time. The event will run throughout the following week and end on October 2nd, 2017, two weeks from now.
While the event is underway gamers will be able to receive double the Stardust for catching and hatching Pokemon Eggs. There will also be special 2km Eggs available at PokeStops and Gyms scattered around your vicinity.
But the goodies don't end there! Niantic also has some special item boxes that you can collect from the in-game shop that feature an all new Super Incubator item. The Incubators allow you to hatch the Eggs in your inventory, and the more Incubators you have the more Eggs you can hatch. Not only that but the Super Incubator speeds up hatching times by 1.5 times the normal rate. So you'll nearly cut down hatching times by almost half.
What's more is that during the week of the September Equinox, any Pokemon registered to your Pokedex will earn you an additional triple the amount of XP. So you'll likely want to collect as many new and rare Pokemon as possible in Pokemon Go while the event is underway.
This comes on the heels of a few other summertime events that Niantic held as well, with the most notorious being the one that took place in Chicago with rather ill results. A bunch of people flew in from around the world to participate in the Chicago event for Pokemon Go and things did not go over well, with a lot of networking issues and connection problems, rendering the whole thing a bust. Some people were so angry that they decided to sue Niantic Labs for travel costs.
Niantic did manage to follow-up that event with a much better organized event in Yokohama, Japan. The event turned out quite well for those who attended, with a lot of gamers being able to get in and get a hold of a rare legendary in the process. Unlike the Chicago event, gamers were able to get in, get their Pokemon and get out without any problems.
In this case the September Equinox participants don't have to worry about "getting in" because you don't have to travel to any physical locations this time around. Just pop into the Pokemon Go app and have a go at it during the final week of September.
You can check out the Pokemon Go Live website for updates and news on other physical events taking place throughout the fall.