Pokémon Go: Corona bonuses are about to be turned off - but here are new ones!

A few weeks ago, the developers of Pokémon Go at Niantic announced that, according to the given situation in the different countries of the world, they want to gradually turn off the Corona bonuses introduced in 2020. These were brought into the game so that you could play from home with exit restrictions. However, as the pandemic situation has eased, some of the adjustments are to be dropped again, including the increased range of PokéStops and arenas, and the effectiveness of smoke if you don't move. Also, your buddies are less likely to bring you gifts from PokéStops. But at least access to the Battle League remains barrier-free.

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Out the door

Instead, the folks at Niantic want to encourage you to get back outdoors with new bonuses, because one of the main features and set goals of the creators of Pokémon Go is to get you out in nature. PokeMiners' dataminers have apparently found hints of some of the new bonuses in the latest APK. They are as follows:

  • Guaranteed gifts from spinning the photo dial of PokéStops.
  • Increased effectiveness of smoke while moving around
  • 10x XP for your very first visit to a PokéStop
  • Up to two free Raid Passes per day from spinning an Arena's photo dial

As of yet, it's still unclear when the previous Corona adjustments will be reversed here and the replacement bonuses for outdoor play will be turned on.

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