“At Niantic, we believe in taking care of the planet and we invite everyone to help us make the world a cleaner place,” reads an announcement on their website. “Hosted by local nonprofits, these cleanup events will involve picking up trash and cleaning natural areas alongside other Trainers and local community members.”
According to the developer’s Twitter page, if at least 1,500 Pokémon Go trainers attend these events, they will see special in-game surprises such as:
- 1,500 players cleaning up trash:
- Unlock 2x Stardust when catching Ground-, Water-, and Grass-type Pokémon
- 3,000 players cleaning up trash:
- Unlock 3x Stardust when catching Ground-, Water-, and Grass-type Pokémon
“Earth Day is an incredible movement and opportunity to team up with friends and neighbors to focus on making the world and our own communities healthy and sustainable,” John Hanke, founder and CEO of Niantic, said. “We’re looking forward to joining Trainers around the world in their efforts to clean up and preserve the environment in support of the world’s oceans and Mission Blue.”
Aside from hosting the events, Niantic and the Pokémon Company will also be donating to Mission Blue.
Find a cleanup event in your area, here.