Rock-types abound for Pokémon GO Adventure Week

Rock types become more common for a week starting on the 18th of May! Poké Balls are also cheaper, and Buddy Pokémon will give Candy out more frequently for this event.

A new event has been announced in Pokémon GO, where Pokémon of a certain type become more common. The event lasts from May 18th (1:00 PM PDT) to May 25th. Surprisingly, the type in question is Rock, rather than Fire (a fair assumption given the previous Water and Grass events).

The official Pokémon GO website states the following:

Pokémon GO was developed for people to easily experience classic Pokémon gameplay on their mobile device and catch Pokémon in the real world. As a result, every day, people around the globe go outside, explore the world around them, make some new memories, and get some exercise along the way. We’d love to honor the memories created so far, and our collective journey yet to come, with the Pokémon GO Adventure Week celebration from 1:00 P.M. PDT on May 18 to 1:00 P.M. PDT on May 25, 2017.

To help you stock up for your upcoming adventure, more items will be awarded from every PokéStop you visit, and Poké Balls will be 50% off in the in-game shop. Your Buddy Pokémon is also in the adventuring spirit and will find Candies four times as fast for the duration of the celebration. Whether you’re exploring your neighborhood or an exotic new location, make sure to watch for Rock-type Pokémon such as Omanyte, Kabuto, and their Evolutions. Keep an eye out—maybe you’ll even spot Aerodactyl!

Last but not least, you’ll notice an all-new avatar item has been added to your wardrobe—the Explorer’s Hat! Once Adventure Week begins, grab your new hat and head out on your journey.

Are you excited about this event? Are you yet to snag an Aerodactyl, or more keen on the bonus items and Candy earned from walking with a Buddy?

Thanks to Fletch for the tip.