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Pokemon GO to Receive 3 More Major Updates in 2017

Pokemon GO to Receive 3 More Major Updates in 2017 John Hanke, CEO of Niantic Labs, announced today that Pokemon GO is slated to receive three additional major updates in 2017.Speaking during the Mobile World Congress 2017 key, Hanke stopped short of addressing what those Pokemon GO updates would specifically include.

Pokemon GO Trading Will Not Work How Players Want

Pokemon GO Trading Will Not Work How Players Want In its initial announcement trailer, Pokemon GO promised a number of features that still have yet to make it to the game, like player versus player battling and perhaps above all else, Pokemon trading.Fans have been looking forward to Pokemon trading with the expectation that it will allow them to trade with people overseas to catch region-specific Pokemon, but recent comments by senior product manager Tatsuo Nomura reveal that Pokemon trading will be restricted to local players only.

Pokemon GO Hit Peak Worldwide Projections in Hours

Pokemon GO Hit Peak Worldwide Projections in Hours The success of Pokemon GO is now part of video game folklore, with the title currently sitting at 650 million worldwide downloads.According to Ed Wu, director of software engineering at Niantic, the title had hit its peak worldwide projections for users just hours after launch.

Pokemon GO: Legendary Monsters Coming Soon

Pokemon GO: Legendary Monsters Coming Soon Ever since Pokemon GO came out last summer, intrepid trainers have been eager for more content to arrive for the GPS-heavy application.While Pokemon GO eventually received a large content update in the form of the second generation of pocket monsters, one thing has been missing since the very beginning: legendary Pokemon.

Pokemon GO Players Say GPS Drifting is Still a Huge Problem

Pokemon GO Players Say GPS Drifting is Still a Huge Problem Problems with GPS drifting, which has reportedly been for several months, mean that Pokemon GO is unable to properly recognize where a player actually is.For example, if a player aims to take on a Gym but the game GPS drifts away from the location, they will have to do it all over again.

Pokemon GO: Niantic Teases Multiplayer Gyms

Pokemon GO: Niantic Teases Multiplayer Gyms Saying that Niantic needs to define Pokemon GO gyms in a way that “works for a mobile game,” pointing out that there are no NPCs (non-player characters), Nomura explained that “We’re an MMO, and we expect people to play with other people.” Many Pokemon GO players will be ecstatic to hear that Niantic will finally do something about gyms.

Russian Pokemon GO Player Faces Jail for Playing in a Church

Russian Pokemon GO Player Faces Jail for Playing in a Church A Pokemon GO player in Russia faces jail time for playing the game inside of a church.Ruslan Sokolovsky, a blogger from the country, is accused of ‘inciting religious hatred’ after making a video of himself playing Niantic’s hugely popular game in a church before posting the footage to his blog last year.

Pokemon GO Trick Lets Players Bypass Speed Limit

Pokemon GO Trick Lets Players Bypass Speed Limit When traveling as the passenger in a car, Pokemon GO players usually aren’t able to collect items from PokeStops due to the game’s speed limit restrictions.However, Pokemon GO player and Reddit user CatFrogArts has discovered a trick in the game that allows players to bypass its speed limit restrictions.

Pokemon GO Gen 2 Egg Hatching Chart Reveals Rarity

Pokemon GO Gen 2 Egg Hatching Chart Reveals Rarity With the addition of second-generation Pokemon to Pokemon GO, Pokemon trainers can expect to see plenty of new creatures out in the wild and hatching out of eggs.For those curious about their odds of hatching a particular Pokemon out of an egg, Reddit user Topottsel has put together an updated chart that lays out the approximate odds for hatching each Pokemon.

Niantic Dev Explains Why Pokemon GO Trading is Taking So Long

Niantic Dev Explains Why Pokemon GO Trading is Taking So Long Players have been clamoring for the better part of a year now for an in-game trading system, yet Niantic has rolled out a series of large updates in the meantime without any indication that trading is a feature it wants to implement in the near future.While Hollin’s views don’t necessarily reflect how Niantic will ultimately approach trading, they’re a promising solution to the problem that seems to be slowing down the feature’s inclusion in Pokemon GO.

Is Game Freak Recruiting for a Pokemon Game on Nintendo Switch?

Is Game Freak Recruiting for a Pokemon Game on Nintendo Switch? In the first job listing, Game Freak is looking to employ 3D CG designers to create “cartoon-like super deformed characters, monsters, and item models” as well as debugging and handling data.The key selling point for both of those consoles was that they had handheld, touchscreen components just like the Nintendo Switch.

Pokemon GO Players Have Found All Current Easter Eggs

Pokemon GO Players Have Found All Current Easter Eggs Among the many details disclosed, Hollin revealed that he believes all current Easter Eggs hidden throughout Pokemon Go have been found.The panel was attended by user bureika, who documented the event and posted the information publicly on Reddit for other Pokemon Go fans to devour.

Super Mario Run Update Adding New Playable Characters

Super Mario Run Update Adding New Playable Characters Unfortunately, however, Nintendo has yet to divulge exactly which fresh characters from the Mario universe will be incorporated into the mobile release.At the moment, Super Mario Run features the likes of Luigi, Princess, Peach, Yoshi, Toad, Toadette, and, of course, the titular hero, Mario.

Pokemon GO Needs to Fix Candy Error

Pokemon GO Needs to Fix Candy Error The developer of Pokemon GO has revealed that there is an error that keeps players from seeing the correct amount of Pokemon candy awarded after using a Pinap Berry.However, players have noticed that capturing a Pokemon that’s under the effect of a Pinap Berry seems to still award the standard amount of candy.

Pokemon GO Update Increases Evolution Stone Rewards

Pokemon GO Update Increases Evolution Stone Rewards Developer Niantic has heard Pokémon GO fans loud and clear and today released an update that, while small in scope, is sure to please the community.Specifically, the update will give dedicated players a guaranteed chance at evolution stones, which have become a very difficult to earn item thus far.

Pokemon GO Dev Only Had Two Engineers At Launch

Pokemon GO Dev Only Had Two Engineers At Launch Now, a Niantic employee has revealed that the game only had two engineers working on it at launch and said the player response was 50 times greater than what the devs were expecting.The panel was titled “Origins of Pokemon GO” and Hollin provided fans with plenty of additional information on the game.

Pokemon GO Water Festival Event Begins Today

Pokemon GO Water Festival Event Begins Today A brand new Pokemon GO event begins today as players can take part in the “Water Festival” fun.Following another recent update that increases evolution stone rewards, the Water Festival event will see players encounter Water-type Pokemon more frequently.

Pokemon GO Water Festival Begins Today, Boosting Water Pokemon Spawn Rates

Pokemon GO Water Festival Begins Today, Boosting Water Pokemon Spawn Rates A new Pokemon GO event kicks off worldwide today, focused on water-type Pokemon.If you've been having a hard time tracking down your favorite water-type Pokemon in Pokemon GO, the newest in-game event may be of interest to you.

Report: Shiny Magikarp Are Being Captured in Pokemon GO

Report: Shiny Magikarp Are Being Captured in Pokemon GO It was confirmed today that Pokemon GO would be receiving a new event know as the Water Festival, where Water-type monsters would appear much more frequently.Amongst those creatures are none other than Magikarp and Gyrados, which have a heightened chance of appearing during the ongoing event.

Pokémon Go Players Are Finding Shiny Magikarp

Pokémon Go Players Are Finding Shiny Magikarp Not just any shiny monsters, either, these are the best ones around!Behold: Pokémon Go’s first shiny monster is none other than the beloved and slightly useless Magikarp, as you can see in this footage by Fabien Parent: Once evolved, that golden Magikarp turns into a shiny red Gyarados, provided you have Magikarp 400 candies to spare: Awesome.