17,000 Pokémon Go Gamers Accumulate 145 Tons Of Trash For Earth Day

For the second yr in a row, Pokémon Go gamers banded collectively to assist clear up communities world wide for Earth Day. Niantic’s expectations have been exceeded when over 17,000 gamers united for the occasion and picked up 145 tons of trash. 

From April 13 to 28, Niantic supplied limited-time particular occasions to encourage gamers to wash up. If 2,000 gamers joined, extra ground-type Pokémon would seem within the wild. At 5,000 gamers, shiny Digletts would seem inside 48 hours of the purpose being reached. Lastly, if 7,000 gamers joined, Groudon would seem in raids, and each stardust and sweet would double for the occasions. All of those milestones have been reached.

 Gamers volunteered complete of 41,000 collective hours to gather trash, and 41 international locations participated.

These unbelievable feats have been made doable with completely different occasions. These included 176 NGO-hosted occasions and 300 player-hosted occasions, that means that the overwhelming majority have been organized by gamers themselves. 

“We’re astounded with how a lot everybody concerned has achieved – an effort like this highlights how a lot impression individuals can have after they work collectively,” Niantic writes on its official web site. “Gamers labored in teams of 1 to 2,500, alongside authorities companies, volunteer organizations, and fellow neighborhood members, creating unbelievable impression.”

[Source: Niantic]

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