Pokémon GO has begun testing a new benchmark system in Australia, as announced by Niantic. We’ve already posted glimpses of data pulled from the feature, but we’ve managed to get our hands on a screen recording that shows the feature in all its glory:
Unsurprisingly, instructors can share their Reference code for new and old players to start playing Pokémon GO again. If the player reaches a selected milestone, both the referrer and the referred player will get a bonus. We also know what a “returning player” means now: it is a Pokémon GO player who has not logged in for more than 90 days.
Different milestones reward different bonuses, ranging from rare candies, incense to secret Pokémon encounters and more.
The rewards seem pretty hearty, like 30x Rare Candies for winning 50 Candies with your friend, but keep in mind that this is a beta test, not the actual reward structure that will affect production.
Overall, the system seems pretty straightforward to use. We still don’t know how it looks on the receiving end, if you have pictures of that, share it with us on Twitter.