Pokémon GO, the gigantic mobile hit, is now being updated to version 0.67.1 for Android and 1.37.1 for iOS users. The major update will include a number of improvements, so read it over below. Here is the breakdown coming from the good people at Niantic:
Pokémon GO is in the process of being updated to version 0.67.1 for Android and 1.37.1 for iOS devices. Below are some release notes and comments from our development team.
Gym features significantly updated to add the all-new motivation system.
Added new Gym Badge feature.
Added in-app and push notification system for Gyms.
Added Raid Battles, a new cooperative gameplay experience.
Added four new items available only by completing Raid Battles.
Added Raids tab to Nearby screen.
Added search functionality to Pokémon collection screen.
Added visual indicator to unvisited PokéStops.
—The Pokémon GO team
I still log in every day to Pokémon GO just to see what Pokémon are out and about… Do you?
The good guys over at IGN have put together a nice little video showcasing what a Zelda mobile game COULD look like when it comes to mobile devices in the future. I see a lot of nice ideas, so be sure to give the 6 minute video a watch. Nintendo has recently shared that they will be bringing their beloved franchise to mobile platforms in the future.
What kind of Zelda game would YOU want to see?
I like the idea of “Zelda Go” where players could find shrines around the real world and have to collect items smilier to Pokemon Go….
The official Pokémon GO blog has outlined their new Easter event that is taking place from today until Thursday, April 20th. Check out the full details below regarding the fun-filled event:
Lace up your walking shoes and get ready to put a spring in your step—the Pokémon GO Eggstravaganza is nearly here! From 1:00 P.M. PDT on April 13 to 1:00 P.M. PDT on April 20, 2017, a greater variety of Pokémon can now be found in 2 km Eggs, so get cracking and see what you find! Your Egg-venture doesn’t stop there, though—you’ll also earn more Candy for every Egg you hatch!
Throughout this Eggstravaganza, you’ll also level up even faster with double XP! Combine this Egg-cellent bonus with a Lucky Egg, and you’ll earn four times the XP you normally would. To make this Eggstravaganza even sweeter, Lucky Eggs will be 50% off in the in-game shop!
I was going to say “Egg-cellent” but I see it’s already used above…. I will have to figure out another egg-centric pun some other time.
Pokemon Go players caught over 589 Million Magikarp during the gams first water-themed event. Players who logged in enjoyed a healthy number of water based Pokemon and it looks as though Magikarp was in high demand. I only was able to catch a couple of Marikarp myself, I did catch a number of new water-type Pokemon and I am excited for more events like this in the future.
The recently released Fire Emblem Heroes has already garnered almost 3 million bucks. The game earned more than $2.9 million in worldwide gross revenue and been downloaded more than two million times according to the Data tracking firm, Sensor Tower. The game, which hit the iOS store as well as Android can be downloaded for free and players can purchase in game items for real money.
It will be interesting to see how things play out in the long run as this is more of a “hardcore” mobile game.
Don’t look now, but the immensely popular Pokemon GO is now available on the Apple iWatch. Players who own the watch will be able to do a number of key features by downloading the app, so here’s a quick recap on what you can do:
Log each play session as a workout, with gameplay counting toward personal Activity rings
Receive notifications about nearby Pokémon
Count distance toward hatching Pokémon Eggs and receiving Candy with your Buddy Pokémon
Receive notifications about PokéStops nearby and collect items from them
Receive notifications when Eggs hatch and medals are awarded
It seems like Pokemon GO is a natural fit for the device and we are eager to see what you guys think about having the game on your wrist.
Good news Pokemon GO players; more cute creatures have been added to the immensely popular mobile game! Beginning today, players will have the opportunity to add Togepi, Pichu and select Pokémon originally discovered in the Pokémon Gold and Pokémon Silver video games to their Pokémon GO Pokédex. Check out the full rundown below and get ready to catch more Pokemon!
Here is what they had to say:
“As we race toward 2017, we can’t help but feel grateful for the support and reaction the Pokémon GO community has given us, and we’re delighted to start rolling out select Pokémon for them to hatch,” said Kei Kawai, director of product at Niantic, Inc. “We’re also looking forward to celebrating the season with our community by introducing a Pikachu wearing a festive hat, providing Trainers the opportunity to get out and explore their neighborhoods with friends and family as they gather for the holidays.”
“Fans around the world fell in love with Pokémon GO for the opportunity to encounter Pokémon—beloved pop-culture and gaming icons for 20 years—in the real world. Matched with the innovative technology and development of the mobile game by Niantic, hundreds of millions of players have filled their Pokédexes with over 100 available Pokémon in Pokémon GO while exploring the world around them,” said J.C. Smith, senior director of consumer marketing at The Pokémon Company International. “The opportunity to hatch select Pokémon originally discovered in the Johto region is just the beginning of how more Pokémon will be added to the game for Trainers to continue their Pokémon GO adventures.”
I must say I love the newest changes in the title and cannot wait until we can trade as well. We fully expect Pokemon GO to continue to be very popular well into 2017. Enjoy.
Once again, Pokemon Go sits atop the top grossing games list on the iOS charts. The Halloween event most likely has given the popular title the boost so I am certain Niantic is taking notice. Last week, the game had fallen as low as number ten. With the additions coming to Pokemon GO, we can see this trend continuing for the near future.
Pokemon Go is now back on top in the U.S. top grossing charts on iOS. It looks as though the “fad” is back and I cannot wait to see what Pokemon GO will bring to us in the future. With the promise of trading, more gyms/Pokecenters, it looks like Pokemon GO will have a bright future ahead of it. I still log into my game from time to time but I think I may try and focus back up and level my character. With Niantic providing regular updates it seems to have kept users interested in the application and has once again captured players money and attention…
The official Guinness World Records site has reported that Pokemon GO has broken 5 records. They are “Most revenue grossed by a mobile game in its first month”, “Most downloaded mobile game in its first month”, “Most international charts topped simultaneously for a mobile game in its first month (downloads)”, “Most international charts topped simultaneously for a mobile game in its first month (revenue)” and “Fastest time to gross $100 million by a mobile game”. The site says the records were confirmed after “consulting the kings of digital data SuperData”.
The game is also said to be on track to earn over 1 BILLION (yes, with a “B”) by the end of 2016.