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Pokémon Go ‘Eggs-pedition Access: January’ research steps, and is it worth it?

Should you buy the month-long ticket?

A promotional image with a gift, Togetic, and egg incubator for the Eggs-pedition Access: January Timed Research in Pokémon Go. Image: The Pokémon Company / Niantic

“Eggs-pedition Access: January” is a ticketed limited timed event during Pokémon Go season “Timeless Travels”.

For $4.99, it unlocks a Timed Research that will be available until Jan. 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: January’ ticket bonuses?

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

  • 1 single-use Incubator for your first spin of the day
  • Triple XP for your first spin and catch of the day
  • Gift opening limit increased to 50 per day (up from 20)
  • Gift sending limit increased to 150 per day (up from 100)
  • Gift storage limit increased to 40 gifts (up from 20)

Eggs-pedition Access: January’ Timed Research quest steps

You have until the end of the month to complete the following Timed Research:

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 water- or flying-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, Togetic encounter


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

If you love hatching eggs, then yes — the ticket is worth it for the incubators 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 are priced at 150 PokéCoins individually, meaning 1500 PokéCoins for 10 Incubators costs approximately $15) making it 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.

Meanwhile, the increases in gift storage, sending and sending is particularly useful for players who routinely trade gifts en masse. Regularly opening gifts and levelling friendship is one of the best ways to get XP in Pokémon Go, so if you want to maximize your gains, then this is well worth factoring into the price of the ticket.

Otherwise, if you are buying this for research alone, it offers just a smattering of Stardust, XP, and a single Togetic (which was found regularly in the wild over the recent December Community Day weekend), which are rewards which you will gain through regular play with little effort.

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