Pokemon GO developer Niantic has partnered with Mission Blue to organize a Worldwide Cleanup event on April 22. This event will be taking place in 12 countries around the world that will include more than 30 local cleanup events.
This cleanup event is hosted by local non-profit organizations which require participants to pick up trash and cleaning the locations selected by the local community. As part of this event, Niantic will be giving out a set of in-game rewards that will be released within 48-hours from the start of the Pokemon GO Worldwide Cleanup Event.
Pokemon GO Worldwide Cleanup 2018 Rewards
All attendees will be able to access a special avatar item to celebrate Earth Day and if the milestone has been reached, fans will unlock exclusive in-game rewards for the entire world:
- 1,500 attendees: 2× catch Stardust for Grass, Water, and Ground-type Pokémon for 48 hours
- 3,000 attendees: 3× catch Stardust for Grass, Water, and Ground-type Pokémon for 48 hours
If the event gathers 1,500 participants around the world, 2x catch Stardust for Ground, Water, and Grass-type Pokémon will be unlocked for 48 hours. If however, the event reaches more than 3,000 participants, there will be a 3x catch Stardust bonus for Ground, Water, and Grass-type Pokemon for 48 hours.
Unlike the previous global event that does not require a registration, this Worldwide Cleanup 2018 is requiring participants to register to take part. You can search for a local event near you on this site and just follow the registration process. You will be receiving a notification that your registration is successful.
Why Is Niantic Doing This Event?
According to Niantic:
At Niantic, we believe in taking care of the planet and we invite everyone to help us make the world a cleaner place on Earth Day through our collaboration with Mission Blue and multiple NGO partners. Together we can make a real and tangible impact on our world and support the important work of others to protect our oceans for future generations.
Mission Blue Background
Led by legendary oceanographer Dr. Sylvia Earle, Mission Blue is uniting a global coalition to inspire an upwelling of public awareness, access, and support for a worldwide network of marine protected areas known as Hope Spots. For more information about Mission Blue and their work in protecting our oceans please visit their official site.