Pokémon Go is more than just an adventure game. It can also be a medium to pursue a healthier lifestyle with family and friends, especially with the Adventure Sync feature. The game gives rewards to players for walking around with their mobile devices.
This is a great way to get your daily dose of the outdoors while still practicing social distancing. You can get a variety of rewards depending on how far you’ve walked and it can be used to improve your standing in-game.
In this article, we’re going to guide you step-by-step in completing your weekly distance goal. Whether taking shortcuts through third-party apps or through sheer hard work, reading this guide is a sure-fire way to reach the 50km Weekly Reward.
Let’s get started!
Walking Rewards & Weekly Rewards
Pokémon Go has a reward system called Adventure Sync Rewards. With this, Pokémon Go syncs with your fitness app to check the distance you’ve walked in a week. The fitness app can either be Google Fit or Apple Health, depending on your device.
The exact rewards you’ll get depends on the distance you’ve walked, divided into four reward brackets. These are the 5km rewards, 25km rewards, 50km rewards, and the 100km rewards.
Here are the rewards for every reward bracket:
- 5km (3.1 miles): 20 Poké Balls
- 25km (15.5 miles): 20 Poké Balls, 10 Great Balls, 500 Stardust, and either 1 Rare Candy or 5km Egg
- 50km (31 miles): 20 Poké Balls, 10 Great Balls, 1000 Stardust, and either 3 Rare Candy, 5km Egg or 10km Egg
- 100km (62.1 miles): 20 Poké Balls, 10 Great Balls, and 16000 Stardust
The 25km and 50km rewards also have a fourth reward that is randomized. Note however that you won’t get any additional rewards for going beyond 100km in distance. More importantly, you’ll also need to be at least Trainer Level 5 to receive rewards in the first place.
The weekly rewards encourage players to explore even more and is a great way to earn more Pokéballs, Stardust, and other items. So while you roam around and catch Pokémon, don’t forget to claim your weekly rewards.
How to Activate Adventure Sync on iOS and Android
You can’t be in the running to get those sweet weekly rewards in the first place if your Pokémon Go app is not synced to your phone’s fitness app in the first place. Make sure to connect your game with Apple Health if you own an iPhone or Google Fit if you have an Android phone.
As previously mentioned, you’ll also need to be at least Trainer Level 5 to open Adventure Sync. If you’re still starting out, we suggest you level up quickly to take advantage of Adventure Sync right away. Once you reach Trainer Level 5, you’ll automatically be alerted by the game.
Here’s how to activate Adventure Sync on iOS:
- Open the Health app on your iPhone.
- Once opened, press the Sources option.
- Next, tap Pokémon Go.
- Inside the sub-menu, select Turn All Categories On.
Here’s how to activate Adventure Sync on Android:
- Open Pokémon Go.
- Head to Settings.
- Inside the Settings menu, select the Adventure Sync option.
- Choose the Google Account connected to Google Fit.
- Once that’s done, the system will notify you to allow Pokémon Go to access your Google Fit data.
It’s that simple! You can now obtain weekly rewards via Adventure Sync. You’ll only need to do this once as Pokémon Go automatically collects your walked distance data via the fitness app.
What Is the Fastest Way to Score Kilometres in Pokémon Go?
If you’re unable to walk around for several kilometers, or if you simply can’t be bothered, then you can try to use cheats to make your gaming experience easier. One such hack is to use a location spoofer.
Location spoofers trick Pokémon Go into thinking that you’re moving, and allow you to move your player around the map from the comfort of your home. MockGo is a reliable software that allows iPhone users to spoof their location easily.
Note that third-party apps are disallowed by Niantic, so use this cheat wisely. You can get suspended or even get banned if the system detects any third-party apps, so follow the steps below at your own discretion.
How to use MockGo:
1. Download and install MockGo on your computer. Once installed, launch MockGo.
2. Connect your iPhone to your computer via USB cable, then click the Start button.
3. Next, select the one-stop mode option found on the upper-right corner of the window.
4. Then, on the search bar, enter the location you would like your player to walk to, or direct pin a location instead. After ensuring the destination, click the Move Here button.
5. Next, select the number of times you want your GPS location to move. This makes your GPS location move back and forth from your starting location to your target location. Click the Start button to start. Your GPS location will now start moving towards the location.
Spoofing allows you to dramatically advance your Pokémon Go to new levels. You can obtain the rewards of walking a hundred kilometers without moving a single inch, all done without a few clicks.
More Tips to Earn Pokémon Go Weekly Distance Rewards
Maximizing your walked distance is essential if you want to earn as many rewards as possible. So, here are additional tips and pointers to bear in mind if you want to earn more weekly distance rewards:
- Make sure that Pokémon Go is closed. Your fitness app’s tracking data is only credited through Adventure Sync when Pokémon Go is not running. Otherwise, Niantic’s own software will track your walked distance, and won’t be credited towards your weekly rewards.
- The data on your fitness app syncs to Pokémon Go at unknown intervals. This can sometimes cause mishaps such as uncredited walked distance, delayed rewards, and many more.
- Pokémon Go’s speed cap disables your player from moving too fast, for example when riding a vehicle. If this happens, Pokémon Go does not credit your accumulated distance.
- Adventure Sync allows treadmill running so long as Pokémon Go is not opened. However, it does not credit wheelchair pushes.
Frequently Asked Questions
Here is additional information to help you along your Weekly Reward journey. Just like the tips above, these can guide you in maximizing your accumulated distance, as well as make sure that the distance you worked hard for is credited towards your progress.
How Many Steps Are in 1 Kilometer?
Whether hatching an egg or accumulating distance for your weekly reward, it will take 1,320 steps to reach a single kilometer.
How Fast Is Too Fast in Pokémon Go?
Pokémon Go has a speed cap that limits how fast you can accumulate distance. This is around 10.5km/hour. If you surpass that, then your distance won’t be registered by the game.
Does Pokémon Go Work While Biking?
Pokémon Go does not work when using a bike. This is due to the speed cap, which invalidates any accumulated distance contributing towards weekly rewards and egg hatching. The speed cap is there to deter players from using vehicles as a way to amass accumulated distance.
There are many ways to boost and accelerate your weekly reward progress, whether through some cheeky cheat, or through hard work. We hope you’ve learned a bit more about Pokémon Go’s wellness initiative. If you have any questions or tips we might have missed, don’t hesitate to leave a comment down below!