Pokemon GO players hatched 87 million eggs during the game’s Eggstravaganza event, developer Niantic confirms. Eggstravaganza was the name of the mobile title’s first ever Easter event and offered players several bonuses and benefits for playing the game during this time.

In a post to the game’s official Facebook page, Niantic revealed that 87 million eggs were hatched during the Pokemon GO Easter event. The event lasted for just a single week, but during this time players were able to get double XP, while a greater variety of Pokemon could also be found in eggs.

As Niantic doesn’t generally reveal specific gameplay statistics about the game when events aren’t going on, it’s difficult to say whether there was a significant uptick in egg hatching compared to non-event times. While it seems unlikely that the Pokemon GO developer would be shouting it from the rooftops if players were just hatching eggs at their usual rates, the exact increase in those egg hatching rates is unclear.

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What’s also unclear is the exact reason why players took to the streets and got themselves moving in order to hatch those millions of eggs. The allure of getting a slightly different set of Pokemon from hatched eggs may have been enough to get those incubators incubating in large numbers, or fans may have been so eager to get their hands on the new shiny Pokemon that were rumored to be added with the Easter event that they started hatching more eggs to uncover secrets.

Or, the interest and the headlines surrounding the Easter event may have been the reason why so many eggs were hatched. After all, Pokemon GO‘s daily player numbers have dropped, but players who have ditched the game may find themselves wanting to play again just to see what all the fuss is about. With more trainers playing, it’s only logical that more eggs would be hatched during this time.

Whatever the answer is, this is key to Pokemon GO‘s continued success and Niantic will no doubt be going through its data to figure out why players hatched eggs in their millions. Hatching eggs is one of the main gameplay elements to the hugely popular mobile game, so if the number of hatched eggs is increasing for some reason, it’s certainly in the developer’s best interest to find out why and then to do more of that.

Pokemon GO is available on iOS and Android.

Source: Pokemon GO – Facebook

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