February 28, 2022

Exploration updates coming to Pokémon GO

Exploration updates coming to Pokémon GO


As we’ve been getting ready to bring more Pokémon to the world of Pokémon GO during the upcoming Season, we’ve also been thinking about the state of the game. We’re always looking at ways to make Pokémon GO even better, and we wanted to let you know about some upcoming changes.

As mentioned in our previous Dev Diary, exploration is an important part of what makes Pokémon GO special, and we’re always looking for ways to give Trainers the opportunity to discover Pokémon in the real world. We keep this goal in mind constantly as we evaluate the game and its systems.

With that in mind, we wanted to give you a heads-up on some adjustments that we’re making on March 1, 2022. For the Season of Alola, we’ll be increasing the number of extra daily free Raid Passes that Trainers can receive. Additionally, the stationary Incense bonus will be removed, but a new bonus that increases Incense duration from 60 minutes to 90 minutes will take its place. Incense bonuses while people are moving will not be changing.

As we continue to develop Pokémon GO, we’ll be monitoring the impact of these changes and making any needed adjustments.

We sincerely thank all of our Trainers for their continued passion and dedication, and we’ll see you all outside! Let’s get up…and GO!

Please be aware of your surroundings and follow guidelines from local health authorities when playing Pokémon GO. Upcoming events are subject to change. Be sure to follow us on social media, opt in to receiving push notifications, and subscribe to our emails to stay updated. For the latest on in-game events and feature updates, be sure to check this help center article.

—The Pokémon GO team

Edited on March 3, 2022 for clarification.