The popular mobile game Pokemon GO is currently holding an Equinox Event that affords trainers unique opportunities, such as the chance to purchase special boxes from the in-game shop. For the Pokemon GO event, Niantic is offering trainers three event boxes, each containing things like Lucky Eggs, Lure Modules, and the new Super Incubators that can hatch eggs much quicker. Like the regular incubators, the Super Incubators can be used three times. Unlike the standard version, the Super Incubators can not be bought by themselves, which makes these offers more valid.
Here are the exact prices for each box and what they contain:
- Special Box: Cost 480; contains 3 Super Incubators and 5 Lure Modules
- Great Box: Cost 980; contains 5 Super Incubators, 4 Lucky Eggs, and 10 Lure Modules
- Ultra Box: Cost 1480; contains 8 Super Incubators, 8 Lucky Eggs, and 15 Lure Modules
Each trainer will have to weigh those deals themselves to decide if a purchase is right for them, but having a few Super Incubators will be handy — especially since the event itself is offering special 2 km eggs at PokeStops and Gyms. The eggs have the possibility of hatching a Chansey, Mareep, Larvitar, and more. The Equinox Event is also offering triple normal XP when registering a new Pokemon to the Pokedex during the celebration.
Mewtwo has finally been introduced and can be challenged through the game’s new EX raid battle system, which is still in its testing phase. Mewtwo EX Raid battles are currently only available at Starbucks-sponsored locations, which are being held in several spots around the world. Players received invitations if they beat any nearby Gyms recently. Testing is expected to continue and will become available in more areas of the world as time goes on.
For Japan, however, testing has hit a bit of a snag and EX Raid tests are being cancelled at certain gyms around the country. Players who received invitations for these locations are seeing them revoked, disappearing from their accounts completely. According to the game’s Japanese Twitter account, these cancellations were due to “difficulty for players to arrive at specified time.” What that means is up for speculation, but the strongest guesses are that these locations weren’t open to the public or simply inaccessible at the event’s specified times.
Pokemon GO is out now on Android and iOS.