Niantic is currently celebrating its fifth anniversary so on October 4th players will be able to enjoy limited-time bonuses and exclusive Timed Research in their most popular game, Pokemon Go. This will run between 11 am and 5 pm local time.

During this period there will be a Niantic Birthday Event Timed Research for players to complete. This will give them a series of tasks to complete within the allotted time and will yield various rewards that will include the likes of an Incense, an Egg Incubator, a Lucky Egg, a Fast TM, a Charged TM and a Star Piece, among others.

Team Go Rocket Balloons will also float by with more frequency than normal. This will give players a great opportunity to rescue more Pokemon from the clutches of Team Rocket before purifying them to give their IVs a little boost.

There will also be several bonuses activated during the event hours that will include the following:

  • 2× Lucky Egg duration
  • 2× Star Piece duration
  • 2× Catch XP
  • 2× Hatch XP
  • 1/2 Hatch Distance for Eggs placed into Incubators during the event

Whilst all of this is set to kick off tomorrow, from 1 pm today or before 1 pm on Monday 5th October, players will be able to purchase a 1 PokéCoin Niantic birthday event box that will contain 30 Ultra Balls. Also, be sure to follow Niantic's various social media channels too as they'll be hosting a 'party favour' giveaway.

Pokemon Go is available now over on the App Store and Google Play. It's a free-to-play game with in-app purchases.

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