Earth Day is only a few weeks away, and Pokemon Go developer Niantic is encouraging players to go out and help clean up the environment. The company announced it is once again partnering with Playmob for its second annual Earth Day campaign, an initiative to get players to tidy up their community—and potentially unlock some bonuses in Ingress and Pokemon Go.
Throughout April, Niantic and Playmob will hold cleanup events in communities around the world. Players will be able to search and sign up for these events through the official website, or nominate an NGO to organize their own local cleanup.
Just as last year, Niantic will offer special bonuses in Pokemon Go depending on how many players turn out for the cleanup events. These rewards range from increased Ground-type Pokemon spawns to the first appearance of Shiny Diglett. You can see the potential bonuses below, while additional details about the Earth Day campaign can be found on Niantic’s blog.
Pokemon Go Earth Day 2019 Bonuses
- 2,000 participants — increased Ground Pokemon spawns
- 5,000 participants — Shiny Diglett appearance and increased Ground Pokemon spawns
- 7,000 participants — Groudon returns to Raid Battles, plus 2x Stardust and Candy for event spawns, Shiny Diglett appearance, and increased Ground Pokemon spawns
In the meantime, Niantic has a few other events planned for Pokemon Go. Beginning March 28, the Gen 4 Legendary Giratina will return to Raid Battles. It’ll appear in its standard Altered Forme until April 2, but after that it’ll assume its Origin Forme—the serpent like appearance it takes in Pokemon Platinum—until it leaves Raids on April 29.
Niantic is also holding another Limited Research event on March 30. This time, players will be able to find special Field Research tasks focusing on Lotad, and Pokemon that are affected by weather conditions like Castform will appear more frequently in the wild. On top of that, players will have their first chance to catch the Shiny forms of Lotad and Castform during the event.