Pokémon Go reinstates some lockdown bonuses


Guarantees all will now remain until June 2021.

Pokémon Go has reinstated several previous lockdown bonuses introduced early this year as the northern hemisphere heads into an uncertain winter amid the ongoing global pandemic.

Incense effectiveness has been increased again, meaning you can easily catch Pokémon spawns wherever you are, even at home on your sofa. Your buddy Pokémon will also bring you gifts from nearby PokéStops multiple times a day, without having to go outside and spin them yourself.

Announcing the changes as they went live last night, developer Niantic also pledged all current bonuses would now remain active “at minimum through June 2021”, with at least one month’s notice given before any change.