POKEMON GO has surprised everyone with an impromptu grass “Worldwide bloom” event starting tomorrow, which should see an increase in spawns for Gen 1 and Gen 2 starter Pokemon Bulbasaur and Chikorita.
Pokemon GO developers Niantic has announced a surprise grass Pokemon event starting tomorrow – code named “Worldwide bloom”.
However this limited time event won’t last long and will end Monday evening, so it’s best to make the most of what we hope will be a sunny weekend.
Here’s what the Pokemon Go website has revealed:
“Professor Willow’s research into Pokémon habitats around the world has uncovered some interesting findings.
“His initial reports indicate that we’ll see an influx of Grass-type Pokémon sometime this weekend.
“These Pokémon will appear in the wild more frequently starting the afternoon of May 5, but only for a short period of time.
“We anticipate that Pokémon will return to their normal habitats on May 8, 2017 PDT.
Help us contribute to Professor Willow’s ongoing research by catching as many Grass-type Pokémon as possible this weekend. While you’re out with friends and family, don’t forget to document your findings using the Pokémon GO AR camera and share your screenshots on social media using #PokemonGO.
“While you’re out with friends and family, don’t forget to document your findings using the Pokémon GO AR camera and share your screenshots on social media using #PokemonGO.
The news follows another surprise addition to the game, as Pokemon GO added Promo Codes to the game, after months of mentions of Promo Codes in the games master code.
Currently, Promo Codes are only available on Android devices as there are restrictions put in place by the Apple store which prevents their use.
A similar situation occurs on fellow Niantic AR game Ingress, where players on iPhone are unable to enter passcodes due to Apple store restrictions.
This is because Apple insists on collecting a 30% fee on every transaction on an iOS device — even when that transaction occurred offline.
For the very same reason, you can’t purchase your non-Apple eBooks in-app and that’s why you have to get your Kobo/Kindle/etc purchases via a web browser.
Currently, Ingress iOS players use a special website to redeem Ingress promo codes.
There are no codes available just yet, but some circles believe these will be used to hand out Legendary Pokemon following large-scale events, such as the one already mentioned by Niantic coming this Summer 2017.
It’s also possible that a future use of these Promo codes could be to reward players from Sponsored Pokestops.
For instance, if Starbucks was to team up with the game for special Pokestops which gave out a free Lure with every sale of a particular drink.