Currently Active Changes to Items, Features, and Bonuses

Starting September 1, 2021, all bonuses will be set globally and will be connected to the current Season in Pokémon GO. These bonuses may change at the beginning of each new Season, however some bonuses may roll over from Season-to-Season.

To see a summary of which bonuses are currently available to you, check out your Today View.

Changes to Items, Features, and Bonuses that are now part of standard gameplay

  • Increased distance from which you can interact with Gyms and PokéStops.
  • The number of Gifts you can carry in your inventory increased to 20.
  • Open up to 30 Gifts per day, up from the previous 20.
  • Incense will last for 1 hour, rather than the previous 30 minute duration.
  • 3× Stardust and XP for your first Pokémon catch of the day.
  • No walking requirement for GO Battle League.
  • Challenge any Trainer to battle remotely with a QR Code.
  • Trainers can battle remotely with Good Friends (1 heart). Previously, this was only possible with Ultra Friends (3 hearts) and Best Friends (4 hearts).

Changelog

March 1, 2022

  • Removed Season of Mischief bonus information

September 1, 2021

  • Updated currently active changes to reflect updates from the Season of Mischief.
  • Removed regional-specific Exploration Bonuses.

August 26, 2021
  • Moved increased PokéStop and Gym interaction radius change from temporary change to standard gameplay.

August 25, 2021
  • Removed the PokéStop and Gym interaction radius change from Exploration Bonuses.

August 17, 2021
  • Removed New Zealand from receiving Exploration Bonuses.

August 1, 2021
  • Updated standard gameplay changes to include additional updates added as part of the Exploration Bonus Updates announcement on our blog, these updates were removed from the temporary bonus section.
  • Region-specific bonus updates and seasonal exploration bonuses were added as part of this announcement.

November 19, 2020
  • Updated bonuses regarding Incense and Gifts brought by Buddy Pokémon - read more about these updates on our blog.


October 2, 2020
  • Clarified Incense effectiveness bonus.
  • Moved the PokéStop/Gym interaction radius to the PokéStop/Gym section, as this bonus will be available for the foreseeable future but will not be permanent.

October 1, 2020
  • Removed bonuses and changes:
    • 1/2 Hatch Distance when Eggs are placed into Incubators.
  • Moved several bonuses to “Standard Gameplay”:
    • The number of Gifts you can carry in your inventory is increased to 20.
    • Incense will last for 1 hour, rather than the usual 30 minutes.
    • 3× Stardust and XP for your first Pokémon catch of the day.