Pokemon Go February 2020 Events Including A New Legendary, Shiny Pokemon, And More

February is officially upon us, and Pokemon Go developer Niantic has outlined all of the events it has lined up for its hit mobile game this month. In addition to the latest Community Day, which takes place February 22 and will feature a Pokemon voted on by players, this month will see the debut of new Gen 5 Pokemon, a new Legendary, and more.

First, Niantic will roll out another new Special Research questline revolving around Team Rocket. As with the previous Special Research quests, this will culminate in a battle with Giovanni, and if you can defeat him, you’ll earn a chance to capture a new Shadow Legendary Pokemon: Shadow Raikou.

Niantic is also offering a new set of Field Research tasks in February, along with a new Research Breakthrough reward. Each time you achieve a Research Breakthrough this month, you’ll earn a chance to catch the new Gen 5 Pokemon Woobat. Additionally, the Gen 5 Legendary Tornadus will make its debut in Raid Battles starting February 4.

From February 7-10, Niantic is holding a Sinnoh celebration event. During that time, Pokemon originally from the Sinnoh region will appear in the wild much more frequently, and any 7 km eggs you obtain during the event will exclusively hatch into certain Sinnoh Pokemon such as Budew, Gible, Riolu, Hippopotas, and Mantyke. You’ll also have your first chance to encounter Shiny versions of Riolu and Hippopotas during the event, and there will be special Field Research tasks that may reward you with Sinnoh Stones.

The following week, Pokemon Go’s annual Valentine’s Day event will return. The event will run from February 14-17, during which pink-colored Pokemon will appear much more often in the wild and Raids. The Gen 5 Pokemon Audino and Alomomola will also make their debut during the Valentine’s event, and you’ll have a chance to hatch a Shiny Happiny or encounter a Shiny Chansey in the wild.

During the Valentine’s event, Niantic will host a special Raid Day on Saturday, February 15, featuring Lickitung. The developer will also hold a friendship weekend event from February 21-24. During that time, friendship levels will increase more quickly, and you’ll earn twice the normal amount of Candy for trading. Trades will also cost half as much Stardust to perform, and the number of gifts you’ll be able to open each day will be increased to 40.

Last but not least, Niantic will hold two new kinds of events in February. First will be a Pokemon Spotlight Hour, which will take place on February 4. From 6-7 PM local time, a “surprise Pokemon” will appear more frequently in the wild than usual. Then, on February 6, Niantic will host a Mystery Bonus Hour event, which will offer a surprise bonus from 6-7 PM local time. You can read more about Pokemon Go’s February events on the game’s website.

Source: GameSpot.com

The Good Place’s finale was both totally surprising and totally predictable

[Ed. note: significant spoilers ahead for the series finale of The Good Place… and also of Lost.]

Throughout its four-season run, Michael Schur’s series The Good Place was consistently one of the smartest, most ambitious shows on television. NBC’s recently wrapped sitcom about four dead humans, a demon, and “a Janet” in the afterlife, trying to help each other (and eventually, the rest of humanity) become better people, regularly wrestles with some of philosophy’s toughest questions. The fact that The Good Place explored Aristotelian virtue ethics and Immanuel Kant’s deontology on a hit prime time comedy is a feat unto itself.

The recently aired series finale, “Whenever You’re Ready,” wrapped up the main characters’ stories by honoring their individual quests to be better. Anyone who’s seen the finale of Schur’s series Parks and Recreation, which fast-forwards through each character’s life to highlight their accomplishments and say a final goodbye, could have guessed that The Good Place would end similarly. In The Good Place’s penultimate episode, “Patty,” Janet (D’Arcy Carden) created a portal that would let humans who felt satisfied with their time in The Good Place “return [their] essence to the fabric of the universe” and venture into the unknown. It didn’t take a genius or a professor of ethics to figure out that the finale would focus on how and why each character stepped through that door.

Eleanor (Kristen Bell), Chidi (William Jackson Harper), Michael (Ted Danson), and Janet (D’Arcy Carden) smile in a screenshot from The Good Place season 4, episode 13, “Whenever You’re Ready” Colleen Hayes/NBC

But while the characters’ individual moments around the portal were surprising, they each came from a place of clear story logic, bringing everyone full circle. Simple, sweet Jason Mendoza (Manny Jacinto), who pretends to be a silent monk for most of season 1, is the first to be ready to move on. However, when he misplaces the necklace he made for Janet to remember him by, he stays in the forest surrounding the portal for years (possibly billions of them) waiting for her to come back so he can give it to her. (The necklace was just in his other pocket.) He clears his mind and thinks about the meaning of the universe. “Kind of like a monk,” Janet observes. Jason’s arc from fake monk to real monk is the perfect end to his adventure, and when he responds, “What do you mean?”, it’s the perfect sitcom button.

Eleanor (Kristen Bell), Chidi (William Jackson Harper), and Tahani (Jameela Jamil) all have similarly neat arcs. Chidi, who went to The Bad Place because he was so indecisive, decides with perfect clarity when he’s ready to enter the portal. Tahani’s entire life — and much of her afterlife — was defined by her relationship to more powerful people. She ends up as a Good Place architect, arguably one of the most powerful beings in the universe. (It’s a testament to Schur’s affection for these characters that she wasn’t punished for her ambition, she simply learned how to channel it.) Eleanor lived her life on Earth selfishly, but she uses her final act as a sentient person to help someone else by encouraging the afterlife’s only Medium Place resident, Mindy St. Claire (Maribeth Monroe), to try and enter The Good Place.

Jason (Manny Jacinto) takes notes in a screenshot from The Good Place season 4, episode 13, “Whenever You’re Ready” Colleen Hayes/NBC

The finale ends with Michael (Ted Danson), the demon-turned-Good-Place-architect, heading to Earth to live as a human — the greatest adventure an eternal being can take. He enthusiastically participates in distinctly human activities like burning his hands on a microwave dinner, and texting a friend that he’s five minutes away when he hasn’t left the house yet. He forms more meaningful bonds with people, including a cameo from Danson’s real-life wife, Mary Steenburgen. Michael’s ending on Earth clarifies what all that philosophy was about — the show was always more concerned with what it means to be human than what happens when we die.

Schur wrapped up his unconventional show by honoring the fact that it’s always been both a classic adventure story and a classic sitcom. Throughout its run, The Good Place’s surprises have paid off because the show plays by the rules of both comedy and drama. Schur combined the two genres in unexpected ways, but importantly, he and his creative team never sacrificed either format in service of the other.

On its surface, The Good Place is structured like a traditional NBC sitcom. Over the course of 51 half-hour episodes, beautiful, charming characters banter, solve problems, and sometimes kiss. The jokes are solid and come in predictable beats, thanks to a writers room staffed by some of the funniest people in Hollywood. It even stars the greatest sitcom actor of all time, Cheers’ Ted Danson.

Michael (Ted Danson) rests his chin on a guitar in a screenshot from The Good Place season 4, episode 13 “Whenever You’re Ready” Colleen Hayes/NBC

Schur is a bona fide master of the genre, a collaborator on The Office who left to create Parks and Recreation, and then Brooklyn Nine-Nine. He has a specific sense of goofy, optimistic humor that’s apparent from his body of work. All three of the shows he developed are ensemble comedies filled with misfit characters who try hard and often fail in hilarious ways. He even keeps returning to certain character archetypes: there’s a clear line, for example, from Parks and Recreation’s lovable dummy Andy Dwyer to The Good Place’s even more lovable dummy, Jason. But when Schur described The Good Place’s inspiration back in 2016, he didn’t name Parks and Rec, Cheers, or any of the other NBC hang-out sitcoms that came before it. He cited Damon Lindelof’s ABC drama Lost.

Thematically, Lost and The Good Place do share a lot in common. Both take place in the afterlife, though The Good Place is much more upfront than Lost about whether its characters are dead or supernatural. Even more broadly, both shows name-check philosophers and grapple with what it means to be a person in a community.

On a technical level, The Good Place also borrowed Lost’s reliance on twists that keep the audience guessing. (Other prestige TV dramas, like The Walking Dead or Mr. Robot, might have been inspirations in that area as well.) Like those shows, The Good Place is laden with unexpected curveballs, most notably the reveal at the end of season 1 that the cast is actually in The Bad Place, and they’re meant to be torturing each other.

Eleanor (Kristen Bell) and Chidi (William Jackson Harper) share a bottle of wine in a screenshot from The Good Place season 4, episode 13, “Whenever You’re Ready” Colleen Hayes/NBC

In addition to those huge revelations, though, Schur peppers tiny twists throughout the show, like the early season 1 reveal that the silent monk Jianyu is actually Florida DJ Jason, or that Janet has been replaced by an evil clone. The Good Place specializes in these kinds of twists, which reveal new facets of the story, rather than negating what fans have already learned about the characters. The show is like a kaleidoscope that keeps forming new patterns with the same pieces.

And the twists help propel The Good Place’s story forward. Unlike many sitcoms, which can stagnate once the writers run out of funny situations to put their characters into (Friends’ Ross and Rachel could only break up so many times), it always felt like Schur was building toward something. There’s an element of suspense within that predictable structure. The Good Place is an adventure story, then, as much as it is a sitcom; Schur is constantly putting his characters in danger and allowing them to cleverly escape, only to face new, larger threats.

Tahani (Jameela Jamil) smiles at Michael (Ted Danson) in a screenshot from The Good Place season 4, episode 13, “Whenever You’re Ready” Colleen Hayes/NBC

Helming a well-crafted sitcom or a well-crafted adventure show is of course an accomplishment in itself. Cheers and Lost are both pinnacles of their respective forms. But what makes The Good Place so special is the way it seamlessly weaves Lost-style adventure narratives and Cheers-style joke-filled sitcom plots around each other.

Schur reveals his full plan near the end of The Good Place finale. While visiting Mindy St. Clair, Eleanor promises, “There’s greater happiness waiting for you if you form bonds with other people.” This is the heart of the show, which every joke and every plot twist is pointing toward, the unifying thesis that makes the show’s disparate elements come together and work as a seamless whole.

The final scene is of a neighbor receiving Michael’s mail, beginning to throw it away, and then deciding to go deliver it to him instead. It’s such a mundane moment, but it becomes heart-wrenching because we’ve spent four years with Michael, watching him become a better person thanks to his relationships with other people. All of Chidi’s philosophy lessons about what we owe each other were leading up to that one moral choice — a simple decision to do something nice for someone else. Michael’s final line, earnestly telling his neighbor “Take it sleazy!”, is an invitation for us to all do the same for each other.

Source: Polygon.com

PlayStation survey hints that PS4 Remote Play could soon come to Switch

PlayStation games could soon be playable on all kinds of different platforms, if a recent survey is to be believed. The survey comes by way of Reddit user YouRedditHereFirst, who explains that they received the survey as an email from Sony.

The survey itself was mostly focused on the Remote Play feature. According to the Reddit post, the survey discussed Remote Play on a variety of different devices, including Nintendo Switch and Xbox One. It even asked about using Remote Play on nongaming devices like Apple TV and Android TV. The poster also mentions a section about using a “generic handheld device.”

As for the versions of Remote Play that already exist, the survey also discusses the idea of PlayStation and PlayStation 2 games joining the Remote Play lineup. It also asks if users like the idea of being able to adjust audio and video quality to help reduce lag, and of reducing the size of the on-screen controller to give you more room to see the game.

Remote Play is a PlayStation feature that allows players to stream PlayStation 4 games and play them on other devices — similar to Google’s Stadia or Microsoft’s upcoming Project xCloud. Currently, players can use Remote Play on Android and iOS devices, as well as Macs and Windows PCs.

As with any survey, all of the things mentioned here are really only hypothetical ideas. They’re just ways of measuring players’ interests in certain features, to help Sony determine what is and what isn’t worth spending time on. Because of that, any of these features could come out in the future, but none of them are guaranteed.

Source: Polygon.com

Power wheelchairs are now compatible with the Xbox Adaptive Controller

Thanks to a new device, users of power wheelchairs can connect the mobility devices they use every day directly to a modern gaming console for the first time. The device is called the Freedom Wing, and is compatible with the Xbox Adaptive Controller. Plans for the Freedom Wing will be made available free online, and early versions are already shipping out to those who need them.

The Freedom Wing is a joint effort by AbleGamers, a charity dedicated to supporting people with disabilities, and A.T. Makers. Founded by Bill Binko, A.T. Makers brings together those who work in the field of assistive technology with modern-day tinkerers and high school technology programs, including robotics teams. According to a video published Friday on AbleGamers’ YouTube channel, which we’ve also embedded above, the device requires a printed circuit board and some basic soldering. The total cost of supplies to make one is between $30 and $35.

The way that power wheelchairs work is by putting controls where users can easily reach them. But those controls don’t natively talk to modern game consoles. Using inputs built into the Xbox Adaptive Controller, AbleGamers and A.T. Makers have been able to allow a power wheelchair’s single, familiar control system to do double duty as a game controller.

“This is really handy because people have already positioned these [controls] on their chairs,” Binko said in the video. “They have the muscle memory and [are] able to use them. Turns out it’s a really great way to get gaming to somebody who uses a power chair.”

Early versions of the Freedom Wing adapter are being hand-assembled by students in Orlando, Florida, on GRA-V Team 5816 Robotics. AbleGamers said on Twitter that adapters are already shipping.

For more information on AbleGamers, or to make a donation, check out their website.

Source: Polygon.com

How the first F9 trailer pays off a long-awaited fan demand

There are a lot of surprises in the first trailer for F9, the ninth installment in the Fast & Furious series. There’s the fact that John Cena is playing Vin Diesel’s little brother, there’s Charlize Theron’s return as the villain Cipher, and Jordana Brewster rejoins the crew as Mia Toretto. But the biggest surprise is one fans have been clamoring for.

The figure at the end of the trailer is none other than Han Seoul-oh (Sung Kang).

Longtime fans will remember Han as part of Dominic Toretto’s crew, as well as his death at the end of the third movie, The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift. During press rounds for the spinoff film Hobbs & Shaw, screenwriter-producer Chris Morgan said that the Fast & Furious timeline, which includes several flashback features, ended up that way because they wanted to keep Han around.

When the end of Furious 6 revealed that Han’s death — in a car crash and the ensuing explosion — was actually the work of Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham), the villain’s turn into one of the franchise’s heroes became a point of contention. He murdered Han! Were we really going to let him get away with it?

“There is a great arc that is happening,” Morgan said, “And that arc is: Deckard Shaw and justice for Han. I love that people are calling for it. […] There’s a touch to it in [Hobbs & Shaw], a line where Deckard says right before the battle in Samoa, ‘There’s things that I have to make amends for.’ That was specifically written because he is thinking of Han.”

There’s no question that the resolution is happening in part because of fan reactions, as the hashtag #JusticeForHan blew up on social media immediately after Furious 6.

“At first it was easy to dismiss it,” Kang tells the LA Times. “I wondered, does the audience really have a voice?” As it turns out, yes — F9 director Justin Lin was even spotted wearing a “Justice for Han” shirt on set.

As for just how Han’s return is being handled, Kang says, “We know who and what Han is, and we’re older now. This Han is older. The things that [director Justin Lin and I] learned as men in our personal lives, I hope it can transcend on-screen.”

The details as to how Han survived the crash, and why he’s now chosen to return, however, remain under lock and key.

Source: Polygon.com

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Only Lets You Have One Island Per Switch Console

Animal Crossing: New Horizons launches on Nintendo Switch in only a few weeks, and for the first time in the series, up to eight players will be able to live together on the same island. However, if other players who share your system would like to have their own island, it appears they’ll be out of luck.

As AC Pocket News has spotted, Nintendo of Australia’s website notes that only one Animal Crossing: New Horizons island can be exist per Nintendo Switch console, even if you have multiple copies of the game. That means in order for another player who shares your system to create their own island, they’ll need to have their own Switch and game. The disclaimer reads:

“Up to 8 players with registered accounts on a Nintendo Switch console can live on one shared island, and up to four residents of one island can play simultaneously on one console. Please note: only one island can exist per Nintendo Switch console, irrespective of the number of user accounts registered to or copies of the game used on one console. One Nintendo Switch and one copy of the game is required for each unique island.”

In other Animal Crossing news, Nintendo recently announced an Animal Crossing-themed Nintendo Switch, which launches on March 13 and includes pastel green and blue Joy-Cons as well as a white dock featuring an image of the Nooks on an island. The dock and Joy-Cons will also be sold separately through Nintendo’s store in Japan, but it’s unclear if they’ll be available to purchase individually in the West.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons launches on March 20. A handful of pre-order bonuses have been announced for the game at different retailers; you can see what they all are in our New Horizons pre-order guide. For more on the title, check out our roundup of everything we know about New Horizons.

Source: GameSpot.com

Pokémon Go’s February events bring Tornadus, Woobat, and Valentine’s Day bonuses

February is going to be a busy month in Pokémon Go, with a handful of new Pokémon being added to the game, including Legendary Pokémon Tornadus.

Tornadus is the first of the Force of Nature trio to appear in the game, meaning Thundurus and Landorus are coming in future updates. Tornadus will swap out with Heatran in tier 5 raids starting on Feb. 4 at 4 p.m. ET, and will stick around until Feb. 25 at 4 p.m ET.

Woobat will also be the monthly Research Breakthrough reward, alongside some extra Woobat Candy. This is its first appearance in the game, so stock up on Woobat and its candy so you can evolve it into a Swoobat.

From Feb. 7 until Feb. 10, there’ll be an event celebrating the Sinnoh region, bringing Pokémon from the region into the 7 km egg pool. Budew, Combee, Bronzor, Gible, Riolu, Hippopotas, and Mantyke will spawn out of eggs, with the debut of Shiny Riolu and Hippopotas.

There’ll also be a Valentine’s Day event from Feb. 14 until Feb. 17 featuring pink Pokémon. Audino and Alomomola, two pink ’mon from the Unova region, will make their debut during this event, with Audino arriving alongside its Shiny form. There will also be doubled catch Candy throughout the event, which is a sweet perk.

Lickitung will get a raid day on Feb. 15 from 2-5 p.m. in your local time zone, so if you want to farm candy for a Lickilicky, this is your chance.

As a final celebration of romance and friendship during February, there’ll be an event from Feb. 21 until Feb. 24 that will increase the rate at which Friendship goes up, reward doubled trade Candy, halve the Stardust cost of trades, let you open up to 40 gifts a day, and let you hold up to 20 gifts.

Niantic will also be testing two surprise events during the month. On Feb. 4 from 6-7 p.m., a mystery Pokémon will spawn at a higher rate. And a mystery bonus will go live from 6-7 p.m. on Feb. 6.

Source: Polygon.com

The trailer for Fast & Furious 9 asks one question

The great saga of our time, the Fast & Furious franchise, has but two stories left to tell — not counting spinoffs, of course — and the trailer for the ninth and penultimate entry in the series, F9, has finally landed.

Vin Diesel returns as Dominic Toretto, a former street racer whose attempt to settle down with his family is foiled. Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, Helen Mirren, and Charlize Theron also return as their respective characters, with John Cena and Cardi B joining the cast.

“I used to live my life a quarter mile at a time,” Dom says in the new trailer. “But things change.”

Cena is revealed to be a mysterious master thief and driver (love that for him), and — surprise, surprise — Dom’s brother, who has spent his whole life training to be better than him. And, in the grand tradition of Fast & Furious movies getting wilder and wilder, the new trailer also features rockets, explosions, a magnet plane, family dynamics (good and bad), and more explosions.

The big question, however, is what’s up with the movie’s title. Common sense dictates that F9 be pronounced “eff-nine,” but what about this: “Fnine.” If you’re going to give up on continuing the kind of amazing pun that was The Fate of the Furious (fate, like f8, because it was the eighth movie, you know), then this is the least you deserve.

The film vrooms into theaters May 22.

Source: Polygon.com

Pokémon Go: A Professor’s Work is Never Done Special Research guide

New Team Rocket bosses were recently added for Pokémon Go players to battle against and a new set of Special Research Tasks came with them.

Using the Super Rocket Radar, players will have to sniff out Team Rocket bosses and take them down. The tasks below mostly focus on beating bosses and catching Shadow Pokémon. After powering up your Pokémon and doing PvE battles against Team Rocket grunts and bosses, you’ll be presented with a Shadow Raikou.

Note that this set of Special Research is a sequel to “A Troubling Situation,” and you’ll have to complete that set before this one unlocks. Each month seems to have a different set of Special Research Tasks to face off against Giovanni. Though the tasks are same, the reward changes from month-to-month. If you already have one set of Giovanni Special Research, you will not see the new one appear until you beat the one you have.

Step 1

  • Spin 10 PokéStops (Sudowoodo encounter)
  • Defeat 3 Team GO Rocket Grunts (500 XP)
  • Catch 1 Shadow Pokémon (500 XP)

Reward: 500 Stardust, 10 Poké Balls, 10 Razz Berries

Step 2

  • Spin a PokéStop 3 days in a row (750 XP)
  • Purify 5 Shadow Pokémon (750 XP)
  • Win 5 raids (750 XP)

Reward: 1,000 Stardust, 3 Hyper Potions, 3 Revives

Note: Purifying 15 Shadow Pokémon is an expensive endeavor, sometimes costing 3,000 or 5,000 Stardust each. Look for Shadow Ratata or Shadow Zubat, who only cost 1,000 Stardust to purify.

Step 3

  • Use 6 super effective Charge Moves in gym battles (1,000 XP)
  • Win 3 Great League Trainer Battles against another trainer (1,000 XP)
  • Defeat 6 Team GO Rocket grunts (1,000 XP)

Reward: 1,500 Stardust, 15 Great Balls, 5 Pinap Berries

Step 4

  • Defeat Team GO Rocket Leader Arlo (1,250 XP)
  • Defeat Team GO Rocket Leader Cliff (1,250 XP)
  • Defeat Team GO Rocket Leader Sierra (1,250 XP)

Reward: 2,000 Stardust, 1 Super Rocket Radar, 3 Golden Razz Berries

Step 5

  • Find the Team GO Rocket Boss (2,500 Stardust)
  • Battle the Team GO Rocket Boss (1,500 XP)
  • Defeat the Team GO Rocket Boss (3 Silver Pinap Berries)

Reward: 3,000 Stardust, 1 Fast TM, 1 Charged TM

After you beat Giovanni in this step, you get to try to catch a Shadow Moltres that he uses.

Step 6

  • Complete (2,000 XP)
  • Complete (2,000 XP)
  • Complete (2,000 XP)

Reward: 3 Max Revives, 20 Ultra Balls, 3 Rare Candy

If this is your first special research quest, there should be four more to complete:

Source: Polygon.com

Pokémon Go February 2020 Field Research guide

Hatch an egg Exeggcute or Hoppip encounter Hatch 3 eggs Magmar encounter Hatch 4 eggs Alolan Vulpix encounter Hatch 5 eggs Chansey encounter Evolve a Pokémon Cubone or Eevee encounter Power up Pokémon 5 times Bulbasaur, Charmander, or Squirtle encounter Catch 10 Pokémon Magikarp encounter Catch 5 Pokémon with weather boost Poliwag or Vulpix encounter Catch a dragon-type Pokémon Dratini encounter Use 5 berries to help catch Pokémon Snorunt encounter Catch 3 different species of psychic-type Pokémon Drowzee encounter Catch 5 fairy-type Pokémon Marill encounter Catch 3 fire-, water-, or electric-type Pokémon Duduo encounter Use 5 Razz Berries to help catch Pokémon Swinub encounter Catch 15 Pokémon Sandshrew encounter Catch 5 normal-type Pokémon Zigzagoon encounter Catch 3 different species of dark-type Pokémon Poocheyena encounter Use 10 Nanab Berries while catching Pokémon Scyther encounter Catch 5 grass- or ice-type Pokémon Seel encounter Make 3 great throws Gastly, Buneary, Anorith, or Lileep encounter Make 5 nice throws Electrode encounter Make 3 great throws in a row Onix encounter Make 3 excellent throws in a row Larvitar encounter Make 5 great curveball throws in a row Spinda encounter Transfer 3 Pokémon Sableye encounter Trade a Pokémon Bronzor encounter Earn 3 candies while walking with your buddy Ponyta encounter Take 5 snapshots of Eevee Gulpin encounter Send 10 gifts to friends Sneasel encounter Battle in a gym Mankey or Makuhita encounter Battle in a gym 5 times Macho encounter Win a gym battle Bulbasaur, Charmander, or Squirtle encounter Use a supereffective charged attack in 7 gym battles Electabuzz encounter Win 3 gym battles Jynx encounter Win a level 3 or higher raid Kabuto or Omanyte encounter Battle in a raid Spoink encounter Win 5 raids Aerodactyl encounter Battle another trainer Electrike encounter Battle a team leader 2 times Natu encounter Hatch an egg 200 Stardust, 3 Razz Berries, 1 Pinap Berry, or 5 Pokéballs Hatch 3 eggs 1,000 Stardust, a Rare Candy, 9 Razz Berries, 3 Pinap Berries, 10 Pokéballs, or 5 Ultra Balls Hatch 5 eggs 3 Rare Candy Spin 10 Pokéstops or gyms 200 Stardust, 3 Razz Berries, a Pinap Berry, 5 Silver Pinap Berries, or 5 Pokéballs Catch 10 Pokémon 200 Stardust, 3 Razz Berries, 1 Pinap Berry, or 5 Pokéballs Catch 5 Pokémon with weather boost 200 Stardust, 3 Razz Berries, 1 Pinap Berry, or 5 Pokéballs Catch a dragon-type Pokémon 1,500 Stardust, 3 Rare Candy, 2 Golden Razz Berries, or 10 Ultra Balls Use 5 berries to help catch Pokémon 500 Stardust, 6 Razz Berries, 2 Pinap Berries, or 5 Great Balls Catch 10 Pokémon with weather boost 500 Stardust, 6 Razz Berries, 2 Pinap Berries, or 5 Great Balls Catch 10 normal-type Pokémon 500 Stardust, 6 Razz Berries, 2 Pinap Berries, or 5 Great Balls Catch a Ditto 1,500 Stardust, 3 Rare Candy, 2 Golden Razz Berries, or 10 Ultra Balls Make 3 great throws 200 Stardust, 3 Razz Berries, 1 Pinap Berry, or 5 Pokéballs Make 5 nice throws 200 Stardust, 3 Razz Berries, 1 Pinap Berry, or 5 Pokéballs Make 3 great throws in a row 1,000 Stardust, 1 Rare Candy, 9 Razz Berries, 3 Pinap Berries, 10 Pokéballs, or 5 Ultra Balls Make 2 nice curveball throws in a row 200 Stardust, 3 Razz Berries, 1 Pinap Berry, or 5 Pokéballs Make 5 curveball throws in a row 500 Stardust, 6 Razz Berries, 2 Pinap Berries, or 5 Great Balls Make 3 nice throws in a row 500 Stardust, 2 Pinap Berries, 5 Great Balls, or 2 Ultra Balls Make an excellent throw 500 Stardust, 2 Pinap Berries, 5 Great Balls, or 2 Ultra Balls Make 3 great curveball throws 1,000 Stardust, 1 Rare Candy, 9 Razz Berries, 3 Pinap Berries, 10 Pokéballs, or 5 Ultra Balls Make 3 great curveball throws in a row 1,500 Stardust, 3 Rare Candy, 2 Golden Razz Berries, or 10 Ultra Balls Sponsored: Send 3 gifts to friends 1,000 Stardust or a Rare Candy Sponsored: Catch 8 Pokémon 1,000 Stardust or a Rare Candy Battle in a gym 200 Stardust, 5 Nanab Berries, 5 Potions, or 2 Revives Battle in a gym 5 times 500 Stardust, 10 Nanab Berries, 3 Super Potions, or 4 Revives Win a gym battle 500 Stardust, 10 Nanab Berries, 3 Super Potions, or 4 Revives Win a raid 500 Stardust, 10 Nanab Berries, 3 Super Potions, or 4 Revives Use a supereffective charged attack in 7 gym battles 1,000 Stardust, a Rare Candy, 3 Hyper Potions, 6 Revives, or a Max Revive Win 3 gym battles 1,000 Stardust, a Rare Candy, 3 Hyper Potions, 6 Revives, or a Max Revive Use a supereffective charged attack in a gym battle 500 Stardust, 10 Nanab Berries, 3 Super Potions, or 4 Revives Win 3 raids 1,500 Stardust, 3 Max Potions, 8 Revives, or 3 Max Revives Win a level 3 or higher raid 1,000 Stardust, a Rare Candy, 3 Hyper Potions, 6 Revives, or a Max Revive Battle in a raid 200 Stardust, 5 Nanab Berries, 5 Potions, or 2 Revives Take a snapshot of your buddy Snover encounter Earn 5 hearts with your buddy Stantler encounter

Source: Polygon.com