‘Pokémon Go’ will roll back some of its COVID-19-related changes

The game’s makers have pushed it as a way to encourage activity and movement, and with restrictions loosened in many areas around the world, they’re making some changes to get back to that. On social media, many players requested that Niantic rethink the changes, either because they were welcome improvements to the existing game or because of the still-ongoing pandemic.

The tweaks that will remain after October 1st are as follows:

  • The maximum number of Gifts you can carry in your Item Bag at a time will remain at 20.

  • You will continue to receive three times the Stardust and XP for your first Pokémon catch of the day.

  • Incense duration will remain at 60 minutes.