Earth Day   Tagged Articles RSS Feed | Earth Day   RSS Feed on en Launch Media Network Niantic Offers Rewards To Pokemon GO Players Participating In Earth Day Events Wed, 27 Mar 2019 12:13:27 -0400 QuintLyn

Earth Day is quickly approaching. To celebrate, Pokemon GO developer Niantic has announced its second annual Earth Day event, which will run from April 13 to April 28 and offer both Pokemon GO and Ingress players a way to do some good while taking part in their favorite augmented reality games. 

To encourage players to participate, Niantic will be offering global rewards to both Pokemon GO and Ingress players based on the number of players involved. There are three tiers in all: 2,000, 5,000, and 7,000.

If 2,000 players attend the cleanup, Pokemon GO players will see an increased amount of Ground-type Pokemon. Ingress players will see increased chances of obtaining heatsinks, multihacks, shields, and power cubes.

At 5,000 players, Pokemon GO will offer a Shiny Digglet and increase the appearance of Ground-type Pokemon even more. Ingress will offer players 2x AP linking.

If the cleanup hits the 7,000-player mark, Pokemon Go players will be offered double Stardust and Candy for Event spawns while Ingress players will get double AP fielding.

Last year, Niantic teamed up with Playmob, a gaming-for-good platform, to host 68 events across the world and clean up 6.5 tons of garbage.

This year, Niantic and Playmob have joined forces with 15 non-profit organizations (NGOs) to host even more cleanups, and the companies are inviting all players to participate. 

Those interested can sign up to host a group via the Earth Day Clean up website. Players can also sign up individually, to participate solo, by tagging the Niantic Labs Twitter account using the hashtag #AugmentingReality.

Currently, the event's website shows cleanups registered all around the world. Those wanting to participate can use the search option to find events near them.

Gotta Catch All the Litter! Niantic Joins Mission Blue to Host Worldwide Earth Day Cleanups Thu, 05 Apr 2018 11:58:44 -0400 Zach Hunt

Are you a Pokemon GO Trainer looking to do some good for our planet? If so, you'll be happy to learn that Niantic and The Pokemon Company are joining forces with Playmob, local nonprofits, and NGOs like Mission Blue (dedicated to preserving our oceans and waterways) to host cleanup events this Earth Day. And they need your help!

Stop to consider for a moment that it doesn't really matter how much AR technology improves if the real world onto which those beloved Pokemon are projected is strewn with trash and detritus (which itself sounds kind of like a Pokemon). After all, the thrill of discovering a shiny Murkrow is somewhat tarnished when it pops up in a glob of real-life garbage.

But if that's still not enough to convince you, Niantic is offering some additional incentives. According to the company:

All trainers will receive access to a special avatar item to celebrate Earth Day and those who work together to participate in the cleanups around the world will unlock unique in-game rewards for the entire world. If 1,500 trainers attend the events around the world, 2x catch stardust for ground, water, and grass-type pokémon will be unlocked for 48 hours. If more than 3,000 trainers participate in the clean up events, 3x catch stardust for ground, water, and grass-type pokémon for 48 hours will be unlocked for trainers around the world.

So on April 22, why not do your part to keep this one planet of ours sustainable for future generations? Check out the official Pokemon GO Earth Day cleanup site to find a cleanup event near you, or you can even help with a financial donation of any amount by visiting Mission Blue's website here.