With, we created a simple and easy-to-use guide on how to maximize the benefits of this event, with special focus on Stardust gain.
If you’re unfamiliar with the entire event, you can read moreHere’s the event summary:
- Lasts for 12 days, starting March 22 through April 2 2018.
- Double Stardust throughout the event, more Candy from Egg Hatches and new boxes in the shop featuring Super Incubators.
- 2 KM Eggs can hatch a wider variety of Pokemon (from the 5KM and 10KM egg pool.)
Understanding Stardust gains during the Eggstravaganza
During the Eggstravaganza, every action that yields stardust will yield double.
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Furthermore, any additional stardust gain buffs stack with this one, meaning you will gain three (3) times the normal amount of Stardust with a Star Piece active during the Eggstravaganza event.
With that in mind, we can interpolate the best strategy for gaining maximum stardust during the event.
Get the most Stardust from your existing eggs
- Stock up on Incubators, make sure you have 9 Eggs in incubators before the event.
- Walk until majority of your Eggs are close to hatch
- Stop and wait for the event to start (01:00 P.M PDT March 22)
- Activate a Star Piece
- Walk abit further and hatch your existing eggs and benefit from 3 x Stardust and a clear inventory to grab as many “Special 2KM” eggs as possible.
After the Eggstravaganza starts
- Acquire Star Pieces and keep them activated whenever an egg is close to hatching.
- Walk and Catch. The event states “double Stardust through-out the event” Which means bonus stardust for catching as well as hatching.
- Rinse and repeat, buy new Incubators in the process (if you have the funds.)
- Don’t forget to feed your team-mates Pokemon in gyms for boosted stardust (easiest one to forget about!)
The following table illustrates the Stardust gains during the event:
|Action||Normal||Event||Event + Star Piece|
|(Existing) 5KM Hatch||800-1600||1600-3200||2400-3200|
|(Existing) 10KM Hatch||1600-3200||3200-6400||4800-9600|
|Feed Gym Pokemon||20||40||60|
|7-Day Catch Streak||3000||6000||9000|
|Catch Pokemon (Base Evolution)||100||200||300|
|Catch Pokemon (1st Evolution)||300||600||900|
|Catch Pokemon (2nd Evolution)||500||1000||1500|
|Regular Daily Catch Bonus||600||1200||1800|
Interestingly, this chart implies that all methods of gaining Stardust during the event are viable but clearly Hatching 9 Existing 10KM eggs with a Star Piece once the event starts will yield a huge amount of dust. You will want to hold on to your existing Eggs and bring them as close to hatching as possible.
Eggstravaganza + Community Day
This event will cross-over with the Bulbasaur Community Day on March 25th. This means that in addition to double (or 3x with a star piece) Stardust, you will receive 3X catch XP for Bulbasaur (or 6x with a lucky egg.)
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