Pokémon trainers all around the globe have been tasked with catching all kinds of Pokémon, dominating gyms from the opposing teams, and obtaining Legendary Pokémon from raids in their area. Now they are being given the objective of cleaning up their parks and natural areas of litter and garbage that's left around.

On April 22, Earth Day, "Pokémon GO" Players will be able to get all kinds of rewards as they help clean up the environment. If there are enough players that participate, within the 48-hour period, they will be rewarded with items that can be obtained when catching certain types of Pokémon.

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For Mother Nature

The game does a fantastic job at gathering people of all ages to local parks and recreational spaces, so developer Niantic decided to take advantage of this and partner with local nonprofit organizations to help clean up and gather garbage in these natural areas. They also want to support this kind of behavior for the players so if they ever see trash in their area, they don't think twice about picking up the trash. And as more and more people show up and help out, the bigger the rewards will be.

According to Mashable, there are only 37 events (45, as of now) all around the world: nine in the United States, two in South America, 26 in Europe, seven in Asia, and one in Africa. Even though there aren't a lot of events out yet, Niantic is encouraging trainers to head over to the "Pokémon GO" website and submit suggestions of local parks or nonprofit organizations that they can partner with.

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And in the case that you can't go out and help, you still have a chance to obtain the rewards. This is a global effort, after all. Or you can go to the "Pokémon GO" website and donate to Mission Blue, one of Niantic's partners in this event and an organization that aims to establish marine-protected areas around the Earth.

The more items, the better

As mentioned on the "Pokémon GO" website, trainers and local community members will have about 48-hours to pool their efforts and clean up as much trash as feasible.

If 1,500 players clean up trash, they will unlock 2× catch Stardust for Grass-, Water-, and Ground-type Pokémon for 48 hours. If 3,000 players attend the event, they will unlock 3× catch Stardust for Grass-, Water-, and Ground-type Pokémon for 48 hours.

Other events that "Pokémon GO" has going on is one that started yesterday where more Gen I Pokémon will be available for about a week. And Pokémon like Aerodactyl and Snorlax will be stalking out Gyms for trainers to catch.

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The other event that's going on is that players can now catch Latios and Latias up until June 5th. Niantic is even putting out more powerful Pokémon for trainers to catch and train so that they'll have a better chance of capturing the Eon Duo. So if you're feeling lethargic and you need a reason to go outside, you've got one.

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