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Pokémon Go Niantic birthday box times and contents explained

What's in the box?

The Niantic birthday box is a gift to every Pokémon Go player in celebration of, unsurprisingly, Niantic's birthday.

Opening this birthday box will reward you with some useful free times, but its only available for a limited time. This means, if you want these items, you must remember to collect the box before the deadline!

Below you'll find the time and dates for the Niantic birthday box, along with what's inside the birthday gift.

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Battling and catching the latest Pokémon Go legendary encounter, Tapu Fini.

Niantic birthday box time and date in Pokémon Go explained

The Niantic birthday box is available from 11am to 5pm (local time) on Wednesday, 6th October in Pokémon Go.

This short time frame makes the event very easy to miss and, if you do fall prey to this, you'll miss out on the birthday box, so make sure you collect it as quickly as possible!


New to the game is a long overdue Mega Evolution update, which has arrived alongside the A Mega Moment research. May 2022 in Pokémon Go includes the Water Festival, which celebrates the release of Dewpider and Araquanid. Tapu Fini has also been released alongside A Poni Adventure - the last Alola region-themed special research quest. Currently both the Ultra League and Element Cup are running in the Go Battle League. Elsewhere, we've recently seen the release of more Gen 7 Pokémon as part of the Season of Alola. The first details surrounding Go Fest 2022 have also been announced, including the event date.


Birthday box for the Niantic's birthday in Pokémon Go explained

To receive the birthday box for Niantic's birthday in Pokémon Go, you need to head to the in-game store. There, amongst the other boxes at the top of the page, you'll find the 'Special Box.'

This 'Special Box' is the birthday box and it's free! Just make sure you have enough space for all the items or else you won't be able to collect it.

The birthday box contains:

  • 50 Poké Balls
  • 1 Charged TM
  • 1 Fast TM
  • 1 Lucky Egg

Remember to collect this box before the event ends if you want to collect these items!

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