Published: Fri, December 08, 2017
Science | By Eileen Rhodes

'Pokemon Go' evolves with 50 new Pokemon and dynamic weather effects

'Pokemon Go' evolves with 50 new Pokemon and dynamic weather effects

So, start preparing those PokeBalls, Berries, and other paraphernalia. More surprisingly, though, is that Pokemon GO is about to require going out into the rain and snow to capture every monster thanks to a new weather system. Niantic has confirmed we will get another taste with 50 new Pokemon later this week.

The Hoenn region and its Pokemon were introduced in Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire when the game released for Gameboy Advanced in Japan in 2002.

With the success of its joint venture with the Pokemon Company, however, Niantic shifted considerable resources away from "Ingress" which, compared to GO's 750 million downloads, only clocked around 20 million four years since its release. So we do continue to talk about some of the features that you mentioned, and they are on the roadmap.

Weather near players will impact Pokemon in a variety of ways and some attacks will be more effective during certain conditions.

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Pokemon from the Hoen region are about to find their way into our world with the rollout of pocket monsters from Generation III in Pokemon GO. In response to these concerns, Niantic has revealed that Pokemon trading is still in the cards, but there is still no timetable for when it will be added to the game. Because, you know, it's so much fun playing a video game outside in the rain or snow.

For example: the odds of discovering Mudkip will increase on rainy days; and Charizard's Fire Spin will perform better on sunny days. I'm now curious if Mareeps, Electabuzzes, and other Electric-types will wander about during thunderstorms.

Another huge addition that will roll out this week is the new dynamic weather system.

When fans found out this wouldn't be possible, it killed a lot of enthusiasm for Pokemon trading in Pokemon GO. Maybe cosmetic items trainers can use to customize their Pokemon is in the works; why should Pikachu be the only one to wear a hat?

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