Game developer Niantic has announced the Equinox Event for Pokemon Go” in celebration of the upcoming equinox. This in-game event will kick off on September 22 at 1:00 p.m. PDT and end on October 2.

In its newest blog post, Niantic revealed that the Equinox Event will offer avid players of “Pokemon Go” some special 2km eggs distributed through Pokestops and Gyms. These special eggs might have the chance to hatch rare Pokemon like Chansey, Mareep, Larvitar, and more.

Other special offerings

Gamers will also earn double stardust for catching Pokemon and hatching eggs throughout the 10-day in-game event.

Special boxes such as Lucky Eggs, Lure Modules, and Super Incubators will also be available for purchase at the in-game store.

Players will be able to make use of these incubators to hatch eggs 1.5 times faster than normal rate. What’s more is that players who register a new Pokemon to the Pokedex during the event will earn three times the regular amount of XP.

Gen 3 Pokemon

Game pundits are taking this as a hint that the first wave of Gen 3 Pokemon might actually arrive this week. Fans, however, shouldn’t get their hopes high just yet until the Equinox Event begins on Friday.

It is said to be the best time for players to go raiding, especially for those who have been waiting to catch the Legendary Pokemon Raikou, Entei, and Suicune.

Players should not forget that these three legendary creatures will travel to a new part of the world on September 30. So, players still have eight more days to catch the one in their region.

New update is live

Niantic has also implemented a new update for its popular Augmented Reality Game on both Android and iOS devices. The latest patch brings the game to 0.75.0 version for Android and 1.45.0 version for iOS.

Aside from a host of general bug fixes, the new update for the game now allows the players to see the items received from spinning Gym PokeStops and completing Raid Battles. These are now displayed in the journal.

In addition, Trainers can now search using “Defender” and “Legendary” with the improved Pokemon Collection screen search functionality.

The patch also introduces additional bug fixes and performance updates.

It resolves the annoying bug that caused Pikachu hats to disappear from the in-game model and icon. It crushes the bug that caused a number of icons to disappear when scrolling through the Pokedex.

"Pokemon Go" is a free-to-play and location-based augmented reality game launched on iOS and Android devices in July last year.