Pokémon Go Thanksgiving!

Darrel Etherington at TechCrunch:

Pokémon Go’s second big in-game event is timed for U.S. Thanksgiving, running, between November 23 and November 30, during which time players can get double the standard XP and Stardust for in-game actions. The double up is a little more limited than the first event, which offered up candy bonuses and higher encounter rates for specific Pokémon, but it’s still a nice bump for existing players (and Niantic’s probably hoping some lapsed ones, too).

In game events are always fun. As I noted last month, these will probably get some players who have long since stopped playing to consider dusting off their Pokéball, there are still missing and frustrating features that have been promised since launch. Still the largest is the re-tooled “Nearby” feature.

Still, the double “Stardust” perk is probably enough for me to once again open up the app.