Many people are worried about the slow down that GO has seemily had in the last few months. Over the summer it launched you could see people lining up in Pokestops around the United States for a chance to catch a Pikachu. Now, you barely see anyone saying anymore or so you think.
As the winter months have set in many people have been less inclined too go outside and take a hike. As the warmer weather approaches though a rise in active users is starting to occur. Many players are excited about the release of generation two. This in turn will bring back weekend Pokemon binge when everyone emerges from their hibernation and can start safely getting back into the game.
In fact a recent report just came out proving that Go still has 65 million active users a month. With an upcoming festival on the rise and flowers growing every place they can get ready for a resurgence in players in your area.
If you have been playing go lately you may have noticed an influx in water Pokemon in your area. This is due to the latest in game even named the Water Festival. This event started on the 22nd and will end on the 29th of May. Additionally, this even will also make it easier to catch newly introduced Johto Pokemon in your game.
This is a great time to get out and bask in the warm Spring weather. Increased water Pokemon means increased candy and potentially that Gyarados you’ve been eyeing for months. This may even be a great incentive to start Go back up and catch up with other trainers in the Johto update. Either way the event is sure to be a lot of fun for everyone who joins. There was even a mention of a special edition trainer hat you can unlock.
What do you think the next Go related event will be? Let us know in the comments below!
If you’re a lady who gets just as into gaming as your male counterparts you may be a little sad at the merch that comes our way. While no one minds comfy sleep shirts or a big t-shirt every once in a while some products made just for girls is nice to have. Pokemon is a brand that is generally pretty fair in including both genders thanks to that we have some pretty sweet choices in what we wear.
Thanks to this we can buy these adorable Pokemon Go sports tops off of Amazon. They are comfortable great to work out or catch Pokemon in and will look great with a pair of shirts. They come in 6 different designs including Jigglypuff, the three gen 1 starters, Pikachu, and a Pokeball design. The tops all cost around $7 to $8 Usd and are one size fits all with measurements listed in the description.
What do you think of these adorable tops? Would you wear them to do your Poke hunting in?
Since the Pokemon Go’s launch in the summer, players have been buying lures, pokeballs, incense and other items in large numbers. Recently a report from Sensor Tower stated that the game has now grossed Niantic over $1 Billion in revenue. This is a huge milestone for any game and means that Niantic is definitely going to be able to keep working on the game for a long time.
Pokemon Go’s revenue has a lot to do with how the game’s progress goes moving forward. While the launch and early updates were hurt by bugs, as Niantic builds their resources they’ll be able to bring in more employees and push out updates more efficiently. While Niantic may not go on a hiring spree, more resources open up a lot of opportunities for the company to put more into Pokemon Go to make the game even better.
The big deal to take away from this is that Pokemon Go still has a large fan base that is paying for content providing a reminder to both players and Niantic that the game is still wanted. While the initial hype may have lost its media focus, a lot of people are still playing Go and more people keep picking it up.
The latest update to Pokemon Go was not meant to change the current state of the game but instead added preliminary data for a lot of features.
Breeding and shinies received some basic coding in the game before the latest update, but this was expanded upon. There is evidence of an in-game news feed being added, meaning Niantic will be able to directly communicate with players. New moves were also added to the game, a total of thirty-eight. Finally, code for evolution items such as the stones and items like King’s Rock were added. Hopefully, the connection of items like King’s Rock to trading to induce evolution may indicate a plan to add trading to the game in the foreseeable future but there is still no evidence in the code for the feature.
A lot of features seem to be in the works currently. Hopefully, these will be implemented soon and Niantic can continue to roll out new features and events to keep making Pokemon Go even better.
Pokemon Go players have had an exciting last few weeks as Niantic released quite a few bonuses. The app was filled with Pikachu’s wearing Santa hats and special gift boxes with ultra balls stuffed inside. Trainers found that spawn rates were being increased inside the game for the starter Pokemon and new baby Pokemon were added in at the beginning of December.
According to accounts on r/pokemongo, though, wild Pikachus have lost their hats. This is not surprising as we are quite a bit passed the holidays now. Others report that the store has also stopped selling the special edition gift boxes. The event was stated to last to the 8th of January and will continue on in the form of the increased spawn rates for starter Pokemon.
Though the winter events are over expect more activity from Niantic coming soon. With holidays like Valentine’s day around the corner, we have a great chance of seeing another round of specials be announced for the game. It’s also worth noting that at any time we could see the release of the remainder of the generation 2 roster on the app.
One of the most recent additions to Pokemon Go were the baby Pokemon introduced in the 2nd generation of the main games. These currently have increased chances of being obtained through the events in Pokemon Go, but there is a major detail that is being discovered with the update. This change does mean that some Pokemon previously available via eggs will now have to be caught in the wild or raised from a hatched baby Pokemon.
Some long time players of the main games may remember having to take special measures for getting certain baby Pokemon, but in Pokemon Go it seems they have simply removed the ability for Pokemon like Pikachu, Clefairy, and Magmar to be hatched from an egg. This may make getting certain Pokemon take a little longer, but will also make the final product much stronger.
Also, remeber that there is currently a spawn rise in the starter Pokemon. So, if you want to finish evolving up that Squirtle you got over the summer now is the perfect opportunity to grind for candy.
Lastly, there have been rumors that Togepi can fully evolve into Togetic as of right now. If you have a Togepi let us know if it happens to evolve!
Reddit users over on r/pokemongo have been spinning interesting ideas since the subreddits launch. One of the most upvoted and fun ideas floating around this week is the possible addition of weekly challenges into Pokemon Go. Challenges would allow for players to have more incentive to play by setting goals and rewarding them for the time they spend in the app every week.
Challenges, or a similar feature, could be a great way to even out the easier acquisition of candies due to recent updates. Being able to be rewarded stardust could round out the game’s balance for resources needed to power up your Pokemon. It could also be a really fun way of drawing interest back to Pokemon Go. Niantic could allow challenges similar to the reveal video of Pokemon Go, a single rare Pokemon showing up that a group of people must battle to obtain.
This holiday season has been great for Pokemon and even Nintendo fans in general. There were a lot of great gifts to go around, which apparently got someone out there a little too desperate to score so Pokemon gear.
An Arkansas family’s six-year-old daughter recently managed to snag her mother’s phone while the mother was sleeping. What did this 6-year-old want you ask? Just $250 worth of Pokemon merchandise for her Christmas presents. To top it off, the little girl even used her mother’s thumbprint while she was sleeping to unlock the phone! She did manage to have the gifts delivered properly, but unfortunately for the parents, they were not able to return everything.
Hopefully, this little girl and her family still had a wonderful holiday season and the little girl learned a lesson in not using someone’s devices without permission. As for everyone else, maybe we should start using complicated codes to unlock our phones? This is a great reminder to keep our phones secure, and a pretty light hearted story among less happy news lately and hopefully, people get a little laugh out of this family’s misadventures. Happy Holidays!
If you’re still as big a fan of Pokemon Go as we are you probably have found your self still looking around for the watch. Sadly the watch, however, has been rather hard to find and sold out quickly after it launched. Most of the time you can find a few online for high prices, but brick and mortar stores have been left high and dry in the way of shipments for the items.
Luckily, it seems some have started popping up across various retailers just in time for the holidays! Many reports of the watches being sold at places like Gamestop have shown up in the last few weeks. While many people are distracted with procuring the NES Classics it seems the Go watches have slipped right through the radar. The watches retail for about $34.99 USD and connect with your phone to notify you when a Pokemon is near you.
If you’re near an electronics retailer be sure to go by and check in. The cheapest one online at the moment is just below the $60 USD mark on Amazon.