Pokémon Go: The world's first augmented reality app that has become a household name. The mobile AR game of Niantic is still very successful two years after its release. Constant events and updates keep up-and-coming coaches clinging to their cell phones and raging on the streets.
And although 2016 failed to reach the height of its popularity, it is still strong and many new ways are found to improve the gaming experience.
What are the latest news for Pokémon Go? As you might expect, brand new features are added all the time, and community events are still strong. There are also some safari zones and brand-new Generation 5 Pokémon to catch!
But without further ado, here is our guide to the latest Pokémon Go news and updates.
Pokémon Go News and Pokémon Go Updates
- What's new? In Pokémon Go, there are some changes in combat
Niantic is making some changes in Pokemon Go's fight to improve trainer fights. These will come to fruition in the next few weeks.
As for the combat system, players should find things "more intuitive and responsive." The changes include status bars that pulsate when damage is done, making it easier for you to know when your Pokémon hit, and changing the schedule for damage-causing and charged attacks.
There will be changes to some of the game's existing attacks, including Bubble Beam, Power-Up Punch, Psychic and Snarl, while two new attacks, Thunder Fang and Ice Fang, will be introduced.
All changes are detailed in the official Pokémon Go blog.
Flower crown Eevee
There is also a brand new reward for research breakthrough. From 1 September to 1 November, Eevee will appear with flower crowns in encounters you can catch. Even more attractive is that some of those you meet will be shiny. Only with breakthroughs in research can you encounter this Pokémon. So if you want to develop every flowered crown of Eeveelution, you need to get started right away!
When is the next Pokémon Go event?
Star dust explosion
It's a brand new Stardust event coming in, giving players the chance to earn exciting bonuses. From Thursday, October 3, through Thursday, October 10, hatching and capturing Pokémon will release double the amount of Stardust, as well as Team Rocket Combat. In addition, raids guarantee 2000 Stardust.
The Pokémon Go Fest is over now, but safari zones are soon coming to Taipei and Montreal. Of course, those who can not personally attend the events can take advantage of some of the benefits available worldwide.
The first safari zone will take place from 20 to 22 September in Montreal at the Parc Jean-Drapeau. At this time, Pokémon, known for their speed, appear more frequently in the Safari Zone and across Canada. For players around the world, Yanma will perform more often.
From October 3 to 6, another safari zone will be held at New Taipei Metropolitan Park. During this time, water, beetle and grass Pokémon appear more frequently, and the event is without a ticket.
- When is the next Community Day? October 12th
- Who is the Pokémon with the lead roles? Trapinch
After Turtwig's day, it was confirmed that the next Pokémon Go Community Day will take place on October 12 between 11am and 2pm local time. The featured Pokémon for the event is the Pokémon Trapinch of the Soil Type.
During the day, Trapinch appears more often and you may come across him in his shiny form. The event-specific step for Trapinch has not yet been confirmed, but this will be announced soon.
During the event, there will be triple XP for each captured Pokémon, and all Lure modules will last three hours instead of thirty.
Pokémon Go Update: What's Next?
Niantic has by and large left no plans for what's next in Pokémon Go, but there are always new creatures and new events in the game. Big revelations, however, can happen anytime, and we'll report them here when an announcement occurs.
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