The Pokémon GO Eggstravaganza started on April 13, 2017, and ended on April 20, 2017. It was pretty clear that this was their Easter holiday celebration (despite Niantic not mentioning Easter in the announcement about the event). The event took place around Easter and involved Eggs and Candy.
Players who participated in the Eggstravanza would level up faster than usual thanks to the double XP (experience points) that the game offered while the event was happening. Niantic suggested that players use a Lucky Egg to boost that XP – and get four times the regular XP while they played.
Players also earned extra Candy during the Eggstravaganza event. In addition, the 2k Eggs had a greater variety of Pokémon hatch from them during the event. For me, this didn’t matter because I had only one Incubator and had just placed a 10k Egg inside it.
This screen appeared to alert players that the Eggstravaganza was going on.
My husband and I each had a Lucky Egg to use while we played. A Lucky Egg only works for the player who uses it – not anyone else. You cannot share it. The Lucky Egg lasts 30 minutes and gives players extra XP while it lasts.
We caught some Pokémon while we were playing, but our primary source of experience points came from Gyms. I hardly ever bother with Gyms, so this was kind of a new experience for me. It was fun! I had tons of Gym related resources to use up.
Sinsheimer Park South West Entrance Gym
Shawn and I each put a Tauros into the Sinsheimer Park South West Entrance Gym.
Next, we attacked the Bonnie McKee Hoadly Memorial Bike Rack Guy.
We got it down to Level 1.
We beat the Gym and took it over for Team Valor.
This time, I put in a Granbull, and Shawn put in a Kingler.
Next, we attacked Sinsheimer Pool Gym. It was a Level 4.
We managed to get it down to Level 3.
That was as far as we could go with this Gym.
By this time, our phone batteries were getting very low. We had been walking around for quite some time, and it was started to get colder than was comfortable. Overall, the Eggstravaganza was fun. It gave me an excuse to devote an entire Pokémon GO session to working on Gyms.