Major 'Pokémon Go' update: Daily quests and bonuses feature coming soon

Source: AP
Source: AP

Remember how the folks over at Pokémon Go Hub dug through the code of Pokémon Go and found information about a new, then unannounced daily quests feature? Niantic just confirmed that finding was totally legit and they announced the feature on its website on Wednesday.

How the Pokémon Go daily quests and bonuses work

Players will get bonus experience and items for doing the basic actions of Pokémon Go on a daily basis: catching Pokémon and spinning the discs on Pokéstops. Additionally, players will get another bonus if they earn those daily bonuses seven days in a row.

Here's the full info from the Pokémon Go site:

Catching a Pokémon every day will earn the following bonus:
• 500 XP
• 600 Stardust
Catching a Pokémon every day for 7 days straight will earn the following larger bonus:
• 2,000 XP
• 2,400 Stardust
Visiting a PokéStop and spinning the Photo Disc every day will earn the following bonus:
• 500 XP
• A number of additional items
Visiting a PokéStop every day for 7 days straight will earn the following larger bonus:
• 2,000 XP
• A greater number of additional items
If you catch a Pokémon at any time on Tuesday local time, you'll be eligible for the next daily bonus on Wednesday at 12 AM local time.

Though Niantic didn't say exactly when this feature would be available, you can probably expect it within the next week or so.

Niantic is likely implementing this feature as a way to keep its player base engaged for as long as possible. Though millions of people are still active, that number of engaged players has dropped significantly since Pokémon Go first came out earlier this year.

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Tim Mulkerin

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