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Pokémon Go ‘Eggs-pedition Access: December’ Timed Research steps, and is it worth it?

Should you buy the month-long ticket?

Gible roars surrounded by Pokémon Go gifts and Incubators Image: Niantic
Julia Lee (she/her) is a guides producer, writing guides for games like The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom and Genshin Impact. She helped launch the Rift Herald in 2016.

“Eggs-pedition Access: December” is a ticketed event arriving alongside Pokémon Go season “Timeless Travels”.

For $4.99, it unlocks a Timed Research that will be available until Dec. 31 at 8 p.m. in your local time.

The Timed Research steps, ticket bonuses, as well as whether or not it may be worth it, is discussed below.

What are the Eggs-pedition Access: December’ ticket bonuses?

As well as the Timed Research, the ticket also gives you these bonuses until the end of the December:

  • 1 single-use Incubator for your first spin of the day
  • Tripled XP for your first spin and catch of the day
  • Gift opening limit increased to 50 per day
  • Gift sending limit increased to 150 per day
  • Gift storage limit increased to 40 gifts

Eggs-pedition Access: December’ Timed Research quest steps

Step 1 of 4

  • Catch 30 Pokémon (2,500 XP)
  • Catch 15 different species of Pokémon (2,500 XP)
  • Transfer 20 Pokémon (2,500 XP)

Rewards: 2,500 XP

Step 2 of 4

  • Use 25 berries to help catch Pokémon (2,500 Stardust)
  • Send 5 gifts to friends (2,500 Stardust)
  • Hatch 3 eggs (2,500 Stardust)

Rewards: 2,500 Stardust

Step 3 of 4

  • Earn 25 hearts with your buddy (5,000 XP)
  • Open 5 gifts (5,000 XP)
  • Catch 20 grass- or ice-type Pokémon (5,000 XP)

Rewards: 5,000 XP

Step 4 of 4

  • Make 30 curveball throws (5,000 Stardust)
  • Explore 5 km (5,000 Stardust)
  • Evolve 10 Pokémon (5,000 Stardust)

Rewards: 5,000 Stardust, Gible encounter

Is the ‘Eggs-pedition Access: December’ ticket worth it?

If you love hatching eggs, yes, the ticket is worth it for the bonuses alone. If you spin a stop every day, you’ll get 31 single-use Incubators, which means you can hatch 31 eggs. 31 single-use Incubators equal about 10 regular Incubators, which is actually a good deal for $4.99. You will have to remember to spin a PokéStop every day to make the most of this deal, though.

For the research alone, the ticket is not worth it, as all it gives is a smattering of Stardust, XP, and a single Gible.

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