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Pokemon Go 5th Anniversary: Here’s what Indian players are getting as rewards

The in-game event, called the Fifth-Anniversary Collection will require players to catch 19 Pokemon to get 80 Pokeballs, three rare candy, and a chance to encounter a mysterious Pokemon.
The in-game event, called the Fifth-Anniversary Collection will require players to catch 19 Pokemon to get 80 Pokeballs, three rare candy, and a chance to encounter a mysterious Pokemon. (Niantic )

Pokemon Go is celebrating its 5th anniversary now with an in-game event. Besides this, Niantic has also announced some special rewards and features for Indian players.

Five years of trying to catch them all! Pokemon Go is celebrating its 5th anniversary. There’s not only an in-game event to mark the occasion, there are also some other rewards to be won as well. Niantic has announced some special rewards and features for Indian players of Pokemon go and they are pretty fun. The in-game event, called the Fifth-Anniversary Collection will require players to catch 19 Pokemon to get 80 Pokeballs, three rare candy, and a chance to encounter a mysterious Pokemon. This in-game event is on till July 15. You also get to catch a limited edition flying Pikachu with a 5-shaped balloon. These will be appearing in the wild, so in case you are not stepping out, you can use an incense to lure them in if you are lucky.

These two features are available to all players globally and coincide with the Pokemon Go Fest 2021. Players can buy tickets for the Pokemon Go Fest 2021 at a special anniversary price of 399. Ticket holders will get access to Global Challenge Arena where they can collaborate with other players globally to complete a challenge every hour. If you manage to complete this challenge you can unlock a bonus for the remainder of the hour. All players who manage to complete a total of 24 challenges will be able to unlock Time, Space, and a mystery bonus weeks after the Pokemon Go Fest 2021 wraps up.

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Since Google Play is the official sponsor of the Pokemon Go Fest 2021, there are certain special rewards eligible players will be getting. Indian players can get access to three months of YouTube Premium for free. There is also another Google Play-sponsored gift that players will get on the first day of the Pokemon Go Fest, which is on July 17. This sponsored gift bundle includes one incense, one super incubator, and 30 Ultra Balls.

“India is one of the most promising markets for Niantic. We are working to introduce new titles powered by Niantic Inc. and building an exciting groundwork for India in the near future – such as reimagining the augmented reality experience around the country. Pokémon Go’s 5th anniversary is a significant milestone and indicates the growth potential of augmented reality in India. Through the Pokémon GO Fest 2021 we are committed to bringing the best of AR gaming to India,” said Omar Téllez, Vice President of Niantic Inc.

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