Your hard work to catch ’em all is about to start paying a little better.
Pokémon Go is getting an update today that brings daily bonuses to the Google Maps-powered monster-capturing game. It is rolling out to players right now, according to developer Niantic. With these daily bonuses, you can get extra experience and in-game items for completing tasks like making your first catch of the day or visiting your first PokéStop. This feature will also encourage players to return each day, which should help the mega-lucrative game maintain its place near the top of the grossing chart.
“We are excited to let you know that the new daily bonus feature is rolling out right now,” reads a Niantic blog post. “The daily bonuses reward you with XP and Stardust for your first catch of the day, and XP and extra items for your first Photo Disc spin of the day at a PokéStop.”
You can maximize your in-game reward by logging in and doing these bonuses for seven straight days. Niantic wants you to get started now, and its kicking off an event to coincide with the update and the United States presidential election.
Today through November 11, more of the pocket monsters will populate the game world, and PokéStops will dole out more items.
“Yes — this means more Great Balls, and for Trainers that are level 20 and above — more Ultra Balls,” explained Niantic. “Take advantage of it while you can and explore your neighborhoods with Pokémon Go.”