Pokémon Go Incense Day: March time, date and bonuses explained

Everything you need to know about Incense Day in Pokémon Go. 

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, 14th March 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 Beldum than usual; you might even be able to catch a couple of shiny Beldum.

Any Metang, the first evolution for Beldum, you evolve into Metagross will learn the Metagross move, which is usually restricted to the Beldum 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 - psychic and steel-type Pokémon. Here are the following hours during the Incense Day when these types are active:

  • 11am to 12pm - Psychic-type Pokémon
  • 12pn to 1pm - Steel-type Pokémon
  • 1pm to 2pm - Psychic-type Pokémon
  • 2pm to 3pm - Steel-type Pokémon
  • 3pm to 4pm - Psychic-type Pokémon
  • 4pm to 5pm - Steel-type Pokémon

During the hours that psychic-type Pokémon appear more frequently, you might encounter:

  • Natu
  • Girafarig
  • Meditite
  • Baltoy
  • Munna
Natu, Girafarig and Aron are some of the Pokémon which will appear more frequently throughout the event.

Meanwhile, during the hours for steel-type Pokémon and Pokémon which evolve into them, you might find:

  • Alolan Diglett
  • Magnemite
  • Aron
  • Bronzor
  • Shieldon

Mareep will also appear during the psychic-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 3rd Pokémon Go Incense Day:

Date: Sunday, 24th January

Time: 11am to 5pm local time

Featured Pokémon: Mareep

Bonuses: Special Incense Hours for electric and dragon-type Pokémon


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!

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