May 16, 2017

Niantic, Inc. and The Pokémon Company International are getting their explorer boots ready for Pokémon GO’s next in-game celebration, Pokémon GO Adventure Week. From May 18 at 1:00 P.M. PDT until May 25 at 1:00 P.M. PDT, Trainers can expect increased encounter rates for Rock-type Pokémon such as Omanyte, Kabuto, and their Evolutions. Players will also encounter increased encounter rates for some of the more elusive Rock-type Pokémon like Aerodactyl, Onix, and Sudowoodo.

During the Adventure Week celebration, more items will be available at each PokéStop to help Trainers stock up for their adventure. Buddy Pokémon will also find Candy after walking only one quarter the usual distance. Keep an eye out for a brand-new avatar wardrobe item, the Expedition Hat, which will also be awarded to all Trainers for free.

To learn more about the Pokémon GO Adventure Week celebration, please visit the official Pokémon GO blog at: PokemonGOLive.com

Trainers can also stay up to date on Pokémon GO announcements by following the game on Twitter or liking on Facebook.

About Pokémon

The Pokémon Company International, a subsidiary of The Pokémon Company in Japan, manages the property outside of Asia and is responsible for brand management, licensing and marketing, the Pokémon Trading Card Game, the animated TV series, home entertainment, and the official Pokémon website. Pokémon was launched in Japan in 1996 and today is one of the most popular children’s entertainment properties in the world. For more information, visit www.pokemon.com.

About Niantic, Inc.

Niantic Inc. builds mobile real-world experiences that foster fun, exploration, discovery and social interaction. Originally incubated within Google, Niantic Inc., spun out in 2015, with investments from Google, The Pokémon Company and Nintendo. The company’s immersive real-world mobile game Ingress has been downloaded more than 20 million times and is played in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide. Niantic Inc., also developed and published Pokémon GO, the real-world Pokémon game for iOS and Android mobile devices that was downloaded more than 500 million times in its first two months. For more information on Niantic, visit www.nianticlabs.com.

Press Contacts:

FOR PRODUCT RELATED INQUIRIES: Fortyseven for Niantic Sibel Sunar 212-391-4707 niantic@fortyseven.com

FOR BRAND RELATED INQUIRIES TriplePoint PR, for The Pokémon Company International Andrew Karl 415.955.8500 akarl@triplepointpr.com