Pokemon Go players are getting their special Equinox event extended after the app went down earlier this week
THE Equinox event is underway on Pokemon Go, with players netting new finds during the special update – which now lasts until October 3 after the app experienced server issues earlier this week.
Which legendary Pokemon are involved in the special event, what are Mewtwo raids and what is a super incubator? Here’s what you need to know.
When is the Pokemon Go Equinox event and which legendarys are in the update?
Pokemon Go players are being treated to a special Equinox event this week.
The new event for the iOS and Android game began on September 22 at 7pm BST.
The event, which takes place in-game, will give players the opportunity to earn double Stardust for catching Pokemon as well as hatching Eggs.
The event was initially set to run until 7pm BST on October 2 2017, but will now last until 9pm BST on October 3 after the app went down for several hours on September 26 due to technical issues.
The Pokemon Go team said: “With cool autumn nights quickly approaching in the Northern Hemisphere and sunny spring days arriving in the Southern Hemisphere, we thought it would be the perfect time to celebrate the coming equinox with an in-game event. New seasons mean new adventures!
“You’ll have the opportunity to earn double Stardust for catching Pokémon and hatching Eggs as you walk around your neighbourhood discovering new sights.
“While you’re out exploring, be sure to visit your local PokéStops and Gyms to collect special 2 km Eggs that have the opportunity to hatch Pokémon such as Chansey, Mareep, Larvitar, and more.
“You’ll also be able to get special boxes from the in-game shop that feature items like Lucky Eggs, Lure Modules, and all-new Super Incubators which hatch Eggs 1.5 times quicker!
“Registering a new Pokémon to your Pokédex during this limited-time celebration will earn you triple the normal XP.”
And, if you’re holding out to catch the Legendary Pokemon Raikou, Entei and Suicune, this event could be the perfect chance to go raiding.
Niantic, the software company behind the game, has also reminded players that the three Legendary Pokemon will swap places on September 30 – so this is also the last chance to catch the one in your region.