report this adPokemon GO Trainer Battles seem to be right around the corner and the community of players is very eager to dive in and start mastering the PvP features. Although the launch hasn’t started yet, it seems like Niantic has learned from its past mistakes and is offering some rollout information early. Whenever Pokemon GO launches a major feature (like Battle Raids or Friends), sometimes they start by only offering level 40 players access and then gradually expanding to lower levels as they ensure that the new build is stable. This is a smart strategy, but a lack of communication about these plans has caused drama in the past. This time around, Pokemon GO is making it very clear that Trainer Battles will have a similar slow rollout for those same reasons.Here’s a look at the confirmation tweet from Pokemon GO regarding the rollout of Trainer Battles… In the past, it has only taken between a few hours and a few days for new features to reach everyone down to … [Read more...] about Pokemon GO: Level 40 Players To Get Trainer Battles First
report this adAlthough no official release date has been announced, Pokemon GO’s next major update seems to be just a few days away. The APK is now available, which means dataminers are about to pick through all of the details about the upcoming patch before it is pushed to individual devices. That means trainers have a ton of new details about the new PvP battle system to devour. The initial press release offered a lot of insight into how PvP Battles are going to work, but the system obviously has a lot more moving parts than could be explained in that quick announcement. Luckily, the Pokemon GO community is already tearing down the APK and pulling out the most important points for trainers to take note of. For example, there is a lot of code relating to Buffs and Debuffs that seems to have the community stumped for now…“The code references multiple levels of Buffs and Debuffs, as well as sound effects related to Buffs and Debuffs. The interesting fact is that the … [Read more...] about Pokemon GO: PvP Update Data Reveals New Details
report this adWhile The Pokemon Company is currently putting together a new mobile game, the development team at Niantic is still hard at work delivering fresh content to the wildly successful mobile augmented reality title, Pokemon GO. As it so happens, the studio behind PoGO is ramping up production in preparation for a forthcoming unannounced event, and it has now promised to bring back the Ice and Flying-type, Delibird, for the occasion. Niantic has yet to explicitly confirm that a winter event is on the way, but with Delibird’s arrival during the 2018 holiday season now locked in, it’s safe to presume that a Christmas celebration is coming to Pokemon GO soon. For those unaware, the Ice and Flying-type’s signature move is “Present”, which allows it to carry special items in its tail, so players should expect Delibird’s arrival to come bearing gifts in some shape or form.During last year’s Christmas extravaganza in Pokemon GO, Niantic … [Read more...] about Pokemon GO Bringing Back Delibird for Winter Event
report this adThe Pokemon franchise has found great success in mobile gaming recently. Pokemon GO, the game co-created by Niantic and Pokemon brand manager The Pokemon Company, has made more than $1 billion. Also, the recent release of Pokemon Quest took just one month to make $8 million in revenue, but it seems that The Pokemon Company is ready to build on this success even further. This is evidenced in The Pokemon Company’s new job listing for a principal game designer. The listing explains that the hired candidate will be working on “an upcoming mobile game” alongside a team of other designers, engineers, artists, producers, and testers. Applicants should have five or more years of experience in designing mobile games, two or more years of experience as a principal game designer, and should also understand “the secret sauce to fun games” and can communicate this to the rest of the team.Pokemon fans have already taken to social media to speculate on what … [Read more...] about The Pokemon Company Working on New Mobile Game
Pokemon GO players are currently powering up their collection and starting to plan ahead for which trios will be the most meta-relevant when the upcoming PvP Battle feature goes live. The initial press release contained a ton of information to digest, so don’t feel bad if things still seem a little unclear. Luckily, we’ve got a guide to break down everything we know so far. There’s no release date yet, but it’s never too early to start doing some homework. Pokemon GO PvP battles will allow players to take three Pokemon into a combat session to fight for special rewards (likely including a Sinnoh stone). The first player to know out all three of the other’s roster wins. The battles have some interesting limitations, special features, and tiers; so there is a bit of studying to do before they arrive.Here is a look at the visual guide, courtesy of The Silph Road community… It’s a lot of information to process, but having it broken down visually … [Read more...] about Pokemon GO PvP Battles: How Does It Work?