AR game of era has seen alot of rising in active player timing since the launch of its Generation 3.And while these updates are set to continue in 2018,Having seen a list of additional features launched this year, it would seem likely that the development team already have a few projects underway for 2018.
On Thursday evening, data miner confirmed that Niantic the parent company behind Pokemon Go finally added something new and exciting for the players.Data miners confirmed that Niantic finally added Kyogre’s 3D assets to the game. This is typically one of the last steps needed before a Pokemon can officially go “live” in Pokemon Go.
Kyogre is the mascot Legendary of Pokemon Sapphire and will be one of the most powerful Pokemon in Pokemon Go. With a similar CP to Groudon, Kyogre will instantly slot in as the strongest Water-Type attacker in the game.
Before you trainers get too excited about a Shiny Kyogre, we should note that 3D image assets exist for Shiny versions of all of Pokemon Go Legendary Pokemon, even though we haven’t actually seen a Shiny Legendary in the wild yet.
Pokemon Go already teased the release of Kyogre for weeks, since Pokemon Go announced a holiday event back in December. Kyogre appeared in promotional art announcing the addition of 20 new Water-Type Pokemon to the game. While some assumed that Kyogre would get a holiday release, it appears that Pokemon Go is holding off until Groudon leaves the game on January 14th.
Kyogre also holds the distinction of being nerfed twice, even though it hasn’t gone live yet. Kyogre received a 9% decrease in all of its stats back in December. Developers then removed the move “Dragon Tail” from Kyogre’s movepool to prevent the Pokemon from becoming the game’s ultimate dragon killer, a step probably seen as necessary as several of the remaining “Gen 3” Legendary Pokemon are Dragon-Type Pokemon.
Kyogre currently has Waterfall as its only fast move and has Hydro Pump, Blizzard, and Thunder as potential charge moves. As Kyogre can potentially wreck Grass-Type Pokemon with a Blizzard attack, players are advised to load up their team with Electric-Type Pokemon when attempting a Kyogre raid.
Now that Kyogre’s image assets are in the game, all we’re waiting for is an official announcement and a release date. Expect to see Kyogre pop up in gyms as early as Monday.
Pokemon Go has promised many more surprises in 2018, so stay tuned to see what else the game has in store.We can clearly see Niantic is actively expanding the Pokemon GO development team to build many more amazing updates in 2018.“Stay tuned for news next week about upcoming improvements to certain features.” and as a trainer, I hope we get something much better than a global event.What are your thoughts?Lemme hear you guys out in the comments or you can get connected with me on Snapchat-Vibsz16 and Instagram. Stay tuned.
Pokemon Go Drop Support For Older Version iPhone Forever
As Niantic expands Pokemon Go and continues to receive new features through regular updates, such as the improved AR mode that rolled out for the game last month. Unfortunately for some players, an upcoming Pokemon Go update will also make it unplayable on some older iPhones. Developer Niantic confirmed that the popular mobile game will soon discontinue support for devices that cannot run the latest version of iOS.
“In an upcoming update to Pokemon Go, we will end support for Apple devices not capable of upgrading to iOS 11, such as iPhone 5 and iPhone 5c models,” Niantic wrote in an update on the official Pokemon Go website. “This change is a result of improvements to Pokemon Go that push the application beyond the capabilities of the operating systems on such devices.”
According to Niantic, Pokemon Go will stop supporting these older iOS devices beginning February 28. “After that date, Trainers using affected devices may no longer be able to access their Pokemon Go accounts from that device, or use their PokeCoins or other items in their Bags,” the developer said. Niantic posted a full list of affected devices on its website.
- iPhone 5c
- iPhone 5
- iPad (4th generation)
- iPad (3rd generation)
- iPad Mini (1st generation)
- iPad 2
The most recent update for Pokemon Go introduced the AR+ mode, while more Gen 3 Pokemon originally from the Ruby and Sapphire versions were added as part of Pokemon Go’s recent holiday event. Meanwhile, game’s first Gen 3 Legendary Pokemon, Groudon, is still available in Raid Battles at Gyms until January 15.
Thanks to AR+ in Pokemon Go, Pokemon now occupy a fixed point on screen. You can walk up close to a Pokemon and accurately see how it sizes up in the real world. In addition to this, Pokemon are aware of trainers getting close complete with an awareness metre to let you know how close you are to being spotted. Niantic suggests tapping on nearby grass onscreen which could allow Pokemon to reappear if it was aware of your presence.
However, it appears things may have changed considering Generation 3 regional Pokemon.While Zangoose could originally not be found in Europe and Oceania, reports have been popping up in recent hours of people catching them.The same is being said of Pokemon Go’s Seviper, who was originally only found in places like Europe and Asia.
Although there isn’t any full-fledged announcement by Niantic regarding this, so there’s still the chance things could switch back. There are still many Generation three region exclusives Pokemon.Plusle has not switched over to any new regions, and neither has Minun, while Relicanth still appears to be only findable in New Zealand.
Not only this Niantic has also made many changes in the game.Many trainers also reported the new wave of EX Raid passes is out.EX raid mechanism is not very well anticipated as many players still haven’t received a single chance to catch MEWTWO.
According to data collected by The Silph Road, this wave of invites is again targeted at newcomers, with more than 50% of invites being first-time raiders.Additionally, trainer level seems to have a more and more influential role in the system, as the majority of invites was distributed to level 30+ Trainers.
It doesn’t appear that the random system in which EX Raids currently function is seen as very viable to the fanbase, who are hoping to see new changes soon.Many players outraged and comment on SilphRoad thread,“We made an effort to target that specific gym and done 2 Groudon raids within the week limit to be eligible for an invite. Everyone got an invite apart from me and one other. I am level 37 and he is 40.We were even at the same raid with people that got an invite. Another player got an invite that soloed a raid on the same gym. How is that fair?”
While all this Pokemon Go seems set to get a massive advancement as the game prepares to launch in one of the last remaining major markets.Already having seen the launch of Gen 3 updates, a whole new region of Trainers ……