Pokémon GO Eggstravaganza & Lucky Friends


The special Latios Raid Week was recently announced for Pokémon GO players, but that’s not the only thing to look forward to! Niantic has just announced details regarding this year’s Eggstravaganza event which rewards players for hatching Eggs and will introduce Shiny Buneary into the game! Check out the details below

The Pokémon GO Eggstravaganza is back, and it’s time to hop to it, Trainers! Pokémon like Pichu, Smoochum, and Magby will be available in 2 km Eggs, and Egg-focused Field Research will be available to complete. Every Egg hatched during the event will also include bonus Candy to help you power up your newly hatched Pokémon. Buneary is joining in the festivities, and if you’re lucky, you may encounter the Shiny form of this Rabbit Pokémon!

Date + Time

  • Apr. 16, 2019, at 1:00 p.m. PDT to Apr. 23, 2019, at 1:00 p.m. PDT (GMT −7)


  • Pokémon like Pichu, Smoochum, and Magby will be in 2 km Eggs.
  • If you’re lucky, you may encounter Shiny Buneary!
  • You may find different Pokémon hatching from Eggs than before.


  • 2× Hatch Candy
  • 2× Incubator effectiveness
  • Lucky Eggs will last twice as long

Field Research

  • Limited-time Egg-focused Field Research will be available during this event.

Lucky Friends

In addition, details on how the new Lucky Friends feature will work have been shared.

When you are Lucky Friends with someone, the next time you trade with each other, both Pokémon will become Lucky Pokémon!

How do you become Lucky Friends? Once you become Best Friends, you will have a chance to become Lucky Friends! You will have this chance once per day when you and your Best Friend trade Pokémon, open a Gift from each other, team up in raids and Gym battles, or challenge each other to a Trainer Battle.

How do I know if my Best Friend is now a Lucky Friend? Similar to when you level up your friendships, you and your Best Friend will receive a notification when you have become Lucky Friends. You’ll also be able to see that they’re your new Lucky Friend in your Friend List and on their friend profile page.

After completing the trade, your Lucky Friend status will return to Best Friend status. Don’t worry, Trainers—by doing the same steps, you can try to become Lucky Friends again!

Trainer Poses

Finally, a new feature has also been announced!

Ready to stand out at the Gym or on your Friend List? We are introducing avatar poses that will allow you to customize how your Trainer is posed on your Trainer profile, in the Friend List, in raid lobbies, in Gyms, and in battle previews. Once you acquire an avatar pose, it will be available on your account for both male and female Trainer avatars.

What do you think about the new event and features? Which are you most excited for? Let us know in the comments below!

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