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Pokémon Go is having an incense event, which you can play from home

Let the Pokémon come to you on April 19

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Pokémon Go developer Niantic has made numerous efforts to make the mobile game playable while trainers are self-isolating during the coronavirus pandemic. In addition to Remote Raid Passes and cheap bundles of PokéBalls, Niantic will soon hold a play-at-home event, powered by the game’s Incense item.

On Sunday, April 19, Pokémon Go will hold its inaugural Incense Day. Players will be able to purchase a three-pack of Incense for one PokéCoin from the in-game store. From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. local time, Sentret will spawn, drawn to players’ Incense, which will last for an hour — double the standard length. (Hopefully, you still have some cheap Incense left over from the previous discounted bundle.)

Additionally, the following Pokémon will spawn during that six-hour window on Incense Day:

  • 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.: Water-type Pokémon like Poliwag, Tentacool, and Spheal, with a rare chance of Clamperl appearing
  • 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.: Fire-type Pokémon like Growlithe, Ponyta, and Houndour, with a rare chance of Litwick appearing
  • 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.: Grass-type Pokémon like Oddish, Roselia, and Lileep, with a rare chance of Ferroseed appearing
  • 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.: Psychic-type Pokémon like Slowpoke, Baltoy, and Bronzor, with a rare chance of Gothita appearing
  • 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.: Bug-type Pokémon like Caterpie, Ledyba, and Skorupi, with a rare chance of Joltik appearing
  • 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.: Ground-type Pokémon like Wooper, Barboach, and Hippopotas with a rare chance of Drilbur appearing

Pokémon Go Plus

The Pokémon Go Plus is a small Bluetooth device that lets you enjoy Pokémon Go while you’re on the move and not looking at your smartphone. The device notifies you about events in the game, such as the appearance of a Pokémon nearby using an LED and vibration.

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