Catch some trash along with your Pokemon in Pokemon Go’s first Earth Day Clean Up Worldwide Events

Trubbish isn't actually in Pokemon Go yet, but failing to clean up may speed up his appearance.

Today, the team at Niantic Inc and Playmob announced that they will be teaming up to host special Pokemon GO Earth Day Clean Up events at locations around the world to clean up the environment and local areas. During the event, trainers will be able to donate to the Mission Blue Foundation.

As a result of this event, players will receive a special avatar item in celebration of Earth Day and if enough players participate, everyone will have access to unique in-game rewards around the world:

  • 1,500 Trainers – Unlock 2x catch Stardust for Ground, Water, and Grass-type Pokemon for 48 hours.
  • 3,000 Trainers – Unlock 3x catch Stardust for Ground, Water, and Grass-type Pokemon for 48 hours.

“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,” said John Hanke, founder and CEO of Niantic. “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.”

“We know gaming can be an amazing force for good” adds Jude Ower, founder and CEO of Playmob. “It’s a pleasure to work with such a purposeful and innovative studio and the inspirational and devoted teams behind Mission Blue and all the supporting NGO partners, collaborating on what we see as the start of a bigger movement towards global solutions through play.”

There will be 37 events across 12 countries for the first ever Pokemon GO Earth Day Clean Up events. To find an event near you, visit the official website.

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