Pokémon Go trading in action.Niantic Pokémon Go is finally getting Pokémon trading — a feature that was promised when it first came out in July 2016. It's also getting a Friends list, so you can fight alongside or trade with your friends. It just highlights how now is the perfect time to come back to Pokémon Go: In the years since the initial fad, the game has gotten so much better, in ways large and small. Niantic, the creator of Pokémon Go, announced on Monday that the two-year-old game will "soon" give players the ability to trade Pokémon. This feature has been promised literally since the game launched: Way back in July 2016, Niantic CEO John Hanke told Business Insider that he considered trading a "core element" of the Pokémon franchise, and that it was in the works. Now, it's finally coming. Niantic says it will start rolling out the feature "later this week." Trading is just one part of Pokémon Go's new "Friends" … [Read more...] about Pokémon Go is adding a feature it promised since day one — and it’s the perfect time to return to the game
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By Yuji Nakamura and Hideki Sagiike Bloomberg Wed., May 30, 2018 Tokyo—Nintendo Co. is bringing together the magnetic appeal of Pokemon, smartphones and the Switch console into an interlinked gaming experience. Pokemon: Let’s Go Pikachu and Pokemon: Let’s Go Eevee were unveiled by the Kyoto-based video-game maker on Wednesday. They’re designed to capitalize on the blockbuster success of the Pokemon Go smartphone game and a solid year of sales for the Switch tablet-hybrid gaming machine. The two new games go on sale Nov. 16 at $70 apiece. Nintendo is betting it can entice mobile gamers to buy Switch consoles and continue strong sales of the tablet-hybrid gaming machine into its second year. Along with a new Switch controller in the shape of a Poke Ball, the variety of gaming scenarios involving different gadgets and games might risk befuddling many adults, but will make perfect sense to kids and Pokemon-generation gamers. The unified gaming … [Read more...] about Nintendo uniting Pokemon, smartphones and Switch console for interlinked gaming experience
Ever since Pokemon was confirmed to be coming to Nintendo Switch during Nintendo’s presentation at E3 2017 there have been plenty of rumors around what form the game will take. What most fans didn’t expect, however, was for Nintendo and Game Freak to create several Pokemon games for release on Nintendo Switch between 2018 and 2019. You wait a year for one and then...Rumors around the titles known as Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu and Pokemon Let’s Go Eevee were circulating for a few weeks before they were confirmed during a Pokemon press conference in Japan.Now we know that these titles will launch on November 16 2018 and will integrate features of Pokemon Go into a fully-fledged Pokemon game that's directly inspired by the much-loved Pokemon Yellow. Though they have the look of a mainline Pokemon game, these titles are not, however, the previously confirmed core RPG release, which has been confirmed to be coming in late 2019. Instead, they're being used to … [Read more...] about Pokemon Let’s Go release date, trailers and news
IN ONE of the biggest updates to Pokemon Go ever, Niantic has revealed its brand new quest system. Just as we predicted, this could revolutionise the game by giving players tasks and rewards, and even gives you the opportunity to catch the rarest ever Pokemon. We have the lowdown... What is the new Quest feature? As predicted, Quests are coming to Pokemon Go - and it's about time! Essentially these are going to be task and reward based quests that follow a storyline and ultimately help you find the rare Pokemon, Mew. There are two types of quest activities coming out with the launch: Field Research These are daily quests which you get by spinning Pokestops. The objectives that you get from these are typically fairly simple. You might be asked to win gym battles or catch certain types of Pokemon. The rewards (that we know about so far) range from potions and raid passes to rare candy. The more stops you spin the better as you can string together these tasks for stamps - after seven … [Read more...] about Pokémon Go Quests and Storylines – how do you catch Mew and what are the research tasks?
IN ONE of the biggest updates to Pokemon Go ever, Niantic has revealed its brand new quest system. Just as we predicted, this could revolutionise the game by giving players tasks and rewards, and even gives you the opportunity to catch the rarest ever Pokemon. We have the lowdown... What is the new Quest feature? As predicted, Quests are coming to Pokemon Go - and it's about time! Essentially these are going to be task and reward based quests that follow a storyline and ultimately help you find the rare Pokemon, Mew. There are two types of quest activities coming out with the launch: Field Research These are daily quests which you get by spinning Pokestops. The objectives that you get from these are typically fairly simple. You might be asked to win gym battles or catch certain types of Pokemon. The rewards (that we know about so far) range from potions and raid passes to rare candy. The more stops you spin the better as you can string together these tasks for stamps - after seven … [Read more...] about Pokémon Go Quests and Storylines – how do you catch Mew and what are the research tasks about?
Gamers play Pokémon Go in Barcelona. Photo: AFP The wait is finally over. The new smartphone-based version of the classic monster-fighting game ‘Pokemon’ that has taken the world by storm is now officially available in Spain. Spanish users can now download the app for free on iOS and Android phones and take to the real life streets to hunt for the virtual monsters. YA HA SALIDO POKÉMON GO EN ESPAÑAA!!! CORREEEED INSENSATOSS#RT QUE SE ENTEREN TODOS! pic.twitter.com/6CF8iKuHEL — Pokémon Go España (@PokeGOEsp) July 15, 2016 The game has already caused havoc sine being first released in the US, Australia and parts of Asia earlier this month with police forces the world over having to issue warnings about the dangers of the game. For example, a driver in the US crashed into a tree yesterday while playing it. The game was launched in Germany on Wednesday, prompting authorities at Berlin’s Holocaust Memorial to ask players not to hunt … [Read more...] about Catch ’em all: Pokémon GO finally arrives in Spain
Industry insiders say Pokemon Go will arrive in Italy on Friday. Photo: Jim Watson/AFP Pokémon GO, the new, smartphone-based version of the classic monster-fighting game 'Pokémon', will be released in Italy on Friday, say industry insiders. The official release date is top secret, but according to industry insiders, including Forex, Italian users will be able to download the game for free on iOS and Android in less than 24 hours. The game is a modern, augmented reality version of the 1995 Game Boy classic, which allows users to play in the real-world. Since its German release on Wednesday, fans have taken to playing Pokémon GO inside the country's holocaust museums, which according to the game's in-built map are excellent places to find and capture rare Pokémon. Some German sites have now put up signs informing people not to play, but ahead of its arrival in Italy, Rome's Museum Foundation said it was not making any special preparations. "We know it's … [Read more...] about Catch ’em all: Pokémon GO to arrive in Italy on Friday
The organizers of last summer’s ill-fated Pokemon Go Fest in Grant Park have agreed to settle a class-action lawsuit with attendees for nearly $1.6 million.Niantic, the augmented reality game’s developer, is set to shell out $1.575 million to a class of 18,771 festivalgoers, many of whom stood in hourslong lines to get into the daylong event and were left with shaky or no network access as they tried to play the game. Niantic refunded the $20 tickets to festivalgoers. Those who purchased tickets to the sold-out event from resellers were not refunded.The settlement, according to class attorney Tom Zimmerman, will cover a number of the festivalgoers’ other expenses, including travel, lodging, car rental, mileage and gas, tolls and parking. Receipts will be required for big-ticket items such as lodging, airfare and car rental. The attorneys representing the class members are eligible to receive up to one-third of the settlement determined by the court.“This was a … [Read more...] about Organizers of last summer’s Pokemon Go Fest where thousands were unable to play agree to settle for nearly $1.6 million
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The folks over at Niantic have just announced important changes are coming to their Pokemon GO smash-hit. Starting this week, players will have access to two new gameplay features: Field Research and Special Research.Field Research will offer Pokemon GO players various objectives that include discovering and catching certain Pokemon or engaging in battles. You'll be getting these tasks by spinning nearby PokeStops, each time you want new research missions.On the other hand, Special Research may be requested by Professor Willow and will take players on a journey to make major discoveries. Every time you successfully complete a research task, you will be rewarded with a variety of useful items, as well as encounters with certain rare Pokemon.Apparently, there's no limit to the number of research tasks you can complete in a day, so you can have as many as you want. However, these research tasks have different levels of difficulty, so the more challenging a task, the better the … [Read more...] about Pokemon GO gains new gameplay features similar to Monster Hunter series