Pokemon GO Equinox Event Prolonged After Login Issues

Niantic has announced that they’re extending the duration of the Pokemon GO Equinox Events. The reason behind the decision are widespread server issues that trainers have been experiencing. Since players have lost a lot of time because of login problems, they’ll have an extra day to reap the benefits of the event, which will now end on October 3rd.

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Pokemon GO Equinox Event Prolonged After Login Issues
Pokemon GO Equinox Event Prolonged After Login Issues

The Pokemon GO Equinox Event has been having some pretty bad connection issues. Players couldn’t log into the game because the servers were experiencing difficulties. Not exactly the most shocking news, I know. Niantic has since solved the problem, luckily, but that still left trainers a lot of time lost from the Equinox Event. So, to make it up, the developers have decided to prolong the event’s duration. They revealed this on their Facebook page. The new ending date and time are October 3rd, 1 PM Pacific Time:

“As a result of this outage, the equinox celebration will be extended by 24-hours and will now end at 1:00 P.M. PDT on October 3. We greatly appreciate your patience and hope to see you out and about earning Stardust and hatching Eggs.”

If you’re out of the loop, the Pokemon GO Equinox Event started on September 22nd, and was supposed to end on October 2nd. While the event lasts, you’ll earn double twice the Stardust for hatching and catching Pokemon. Also, spinning PokeStops and Gyms can get you special 2 km Eggs, which can hatch Mareep, Chansey, Larvitar, and others. Meanwhile, in the in-game store, you can pick up Lure Modules, Lucky Eggs, and Super Incubators (they hatch Eggs 1.5 times faster). Finally, registering a new Pokemon during the Equinox Event will net you three times the EXP. So, if you want in on this event, you’ll have one day extra to join the party.

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