Despite all government warnings due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Pokemon GO remains as one of the reasons why many people still go outdoors. The game has stayed popular after all these years, and even with a pandemic going on, it hasn’t stopped players from going on trips just to play the game.
In their official blog, Nintic said that players will “soon be able to team up with friends and take on Raid Battles together in Pokemon GO from the comfort of home”. They also said :
We just launched a new form of gameplay in Pokémon GO called GO Battle League that you can play from anywhere in the world, including at home. We reduced the walking requirements for GO Battle League from 3 km to zero and introduced deeply discounted Incense and Poké Balls so people can catch Pokémon without traveling far. Gifts have more useful content and we increased storage so you can send and receive more gifts.
The Pokemon GO official website also announced:
The following changes have been made to Pokémon GO until further notice.
- 3× Stardust and XP for your first Pokémon catch of the day: Be sure to activate a Star Piece and Lucky Egg to maximize your rewards.
- Changes to Gifts: The number of Gifts you can open daily will now increase to 30, and the number of Gifts you can carry in your inventory will increase to 20. Gifts will also contain more Poké Balls. We appreciate your patience as we continue to prioritize updates that make gameplay more accessible and enjoyable at this time.
- Rotating 1 PokéCoin bundles in the shop! New 1 PokéCoin bundles will be available in the shop each week as one-time purchases. The contents of these bundles change weekly, so be sure to get what is available each week. Right now, a new 1 PokéCoin bundle is available for you that contains the following.
- Poké Balls × 100
You can access the above bundle (along with the one-time-purchase bundle of 30 Incense for 1 PokéCoin that was already available) from now until Monday, March 30, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. PDT (GMT −7).
The Incense and Poké Ball bundles will both be removed at that time, and a new 1 PokéCoin bundle will be available.
So yes Pokemon GO players, stay at home, because the game will reward you in doing so.