Niantic says the in-game event and feature updates page for Pokémon GO was “last updated” on October 1, 2020

Read on below to see the current status of in-game event and feature updates for Pokémon GO:

In-Game Event & Feature Updates

Last Updated: October 1, 2020

This article will be updated periodically with information related to the status of various in-game events and feature changes.
For a list of features that allow you to play Pokémon GO at home, check out this site.

Changes to Items, Features, and Bonuses (Effective Globally Until Further Notice, Unless Otherwise Specified)

PokéStops and Gyms
  • Trainers can now join Raids remotely with Remote Raid Passes. In the future, Trainers joining the Raid remotely will do less damage than Trainers joining in-person, but currently they do the same amount of damage. Also, there is normally a limit of 5 Trainers who can join a Raid remotely in a single lobby, but currently that has been bumped up to 10.
EX Raids
  • Trainers won’t receive invites to new EX Raids.
Field Research and Special Research
Gifts
  • PokéStops will drop Gifts more frequently, however they are not guaranteed from each individual spin.
  • The number of Gifts you can open daily will increase to 30.
  • Gifts will contain more PokéBalls than usual.
  • Once a day, your Buddy Pokémon will bring you Gifts from nearby PokéStops when you’ve nearly run out.
GO Battle League and Trainer Battles
  • Walking distance and PokéCoin requirements for unlocking new sets have been removed globally.
  • Trainers can now battle remotely with Good Friends (1 heart). Previously, this was only possible with Ultra Friends (3 hearts) and Best Friends (4 hearts).
Incense
  • Incense effectiveness is increased while walking.
Increased Pokémon Encounters
  • Pokémon habitats will increase and more Pokémon will be appearing in the wild.

Permanent Changes to Items, Features, and Bonuses 

  • Increased distance from which you can interact with Gyms and PokéStops.
  • The number of Gifts you can carry in your inventory is increased to 20.
  • Incense will last for 1 hour, rather than the usual 30 minutes.
  • 3× Stardust and XP for your first Pokémon catch of the day.

Changelog

October 1, 2020
  • Removed bonuses and changes:
    • 1/2 Hatch Distance when Eggs are placed into Incubators.
  • Moved several bonuses to “Permanent Changes”:
    • The number of Gifts you can carry in your inventory is increased to 20.
    • Incense will last for 1 hour, rather than the usual 30 minutes.
    • 3× Stardust and XP for your first Pokémon catch of the day.

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