Incense Day is an event in Pokémon Go themed around the use of, unsurprisingly, Incense, which is used to attract Pokémon to you.
Alongside increasing the duration of Incense to an hour, Incense Day supplies you with a variety of bonuses that will help you catch a variety of Pokémon.
Below you'll be able to find the time and date for the next Incense Day, as well as the bonuses that apply to that event.
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Incense Day time and date in Pokémon Go
The next Incense Day will occur on Sunday, 24th January from 11am to 5pm local time.
Each hour of this event causes any Incense you use to attract a particular type of Pokémon, with that Pokémon type changing every hour.
Incense Day bonuses in Pokémon Go explained
During Incense Day in Pokémon Go you'll be able to take advantage of a variety of bonuses.
The first is that your Incense will attract more Mareep than usual; you might even be able to catch a couple of shiny Mareep.
Any Flaaffy, the first evolution for Mareep, you evolve into Ampharos will learn the Dragon Pulse move, which is usually restricted to Mareep Community Days.
Finally, during this event the specific type of Pokémon that are attracted to the Incense that you use will change throughout the day.
This Incense Day is focused on two different specific types - electric and dragon-type Pokémon, including Pokémon which evolve into dragon-types. Here are the following hours during the Incense Day when these types are active:
- 11am to 1pm - Electric-type Pokémon
- 1pm to 2pm - Dragon-type Pokémon, including Pokémon which evolve into dragon-types
- 2pm to 4pm - Electric-type Pokémon
- 4pm to 5pm - Dragon-type Pokémon, including Pokémon which evolve into dragon-types
During the hours that electric-type Pokémon appear more frequently, you might encounter:
Meanwhile, during the hours for dragon-type Pokémon and Pokémon which evolve into them, you might find:
Mareep will also appear during the dragon-type hours, since this is its special day.
How to prepare for Incense Day in Pokémon Go
If you're planning on taking part in Incense Day in Pokémon Go, then you should make sure you're prepared for it.
First things first, you need to ensure that you actually have Incense. If you don't then you can easily purchase some from the in-game store or earn it by completing Special Research tasks, such as Let's Go Meltan.
Having a Lucky Egg or two for doubling your XP is also a good idea, especially if you're planning on catching a lot of Pokémon.
Finally, you should also ensure that you've stocked up on Poké Balls and berries of all varieties. The worst thing that could happen to you on Incense Day is that, when that rare Pokémon you've been hunting appears only to discover that you're all out of Poké Balls.
Where to purchase Incense in Pokémon Go
You can purchase Incense in Pokémon Go from the in-game store, which is accessible via the main menu.
During the event, you'll be able to purchase an exclusive bundle of three Incense in exchange for 1 PokéCoin. This means that you can easily take part in three hours of the event.
If you wish to partake in more than three hours of the event, then you can purchase additional Incense at these PokéCoin prices:
- One Incense - 40 PokéCoin
- Eight Incense - 250 PokéCoin
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Previous Incense Days in Pokémon Go
Below you'll find all the Incense Days that have occurred in Pokémon Go so far:
The 2nd Pokémon Go Incense Day:
Date: Sunday, 17th May
Time: 11am to 5pm local time
Featured Pokémon: Carvanha
Bonuses: Special Incense Hours for water and dragon-type Pokémon
The 1st Pokémon Go Incense Day:
Date: Sunday, 19th April
Time: 11am to 5pm local time
Featured Pokémon: Sentret
Bonuses: Special Incense Hours for water, fire, grass, psychic, bug and ground-type Pokémon
Good luck with Incense Day!