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New Pokemon Go Update will Give a New Capture Bonus to Increase the Odds of Catching Rare Pokémon

Yesterday The Pokemon Go Team has released some great news for Pokemon Go Players. Pokemon Go will be receiving an update that will add a new feature which grants a catch bonus when you earn medals based on catching certain types of Pokémon.

The update states “For example, as you reach a higher tier for the Kindler Medal, your bonus to catch Fire-type Pokémon such as Charmander, Vulpix and Ponyta increases.” this will help Pokemon Go players with catching those rare Pokemon’s that they always had trouble capturing before.

You can read the full update from The Pokemon Go Team below:


Trainers,

We want to give you a sneak peek of a feature coming soon to Pokémon GO. We are adding a new feature which grants a catch bonus when you earn medals based on catching certain types of Pokémon (Kindler, Psychic, Gardener, etc.). These new bonuses will give you a better chance of capturing Pokémon with a related type. For example, as you reach a higher tier for the Kindler Medal, your bonus to catch Fire-type Pokémon such as Charmander, Vulpix and Ponyta increases.

Trainers can work their way to a new tier by catching many Pokémon of the same type. If a Pokémon has multiple types, your bonus will be the average of your bonuses for each type. For example, Pidgey is both Normal and Flying type. Your bonus in this case would be the average of your Normal-type and Flying-type bonuses.

Look forward to this new feature coming soon!


via Pokemon Go Live

Pokemon Go Panel News

San-Diego Comic con is now over but we can all still revel in the news that has come out of it. Like Pokemon Go news!

Niantic has released the final designs for the team leaders of Mystic, Valor and Instinct. Blanche, Candela, and Spark…..really? Spark? is it ’cause the team color is yellow and we associate it with Zapdos and electric type? Real original…

I like their designs, they really match with the design that was given to prof-SPARK! WHAT WHERE YOU THIN-…sorry sorry. They do match professor Willows design.

Here are some bullet points of what was discussed at the panel

  • The legendary birds are tied to teams in some way.
  • We can’t expect Legendaries until after the game has been released in all regions.
  • There are Easter Eggs that nobody has found yet.
  • Pokemon Centers are coming
  • There will be more functionality added to gyms.
  • They know about the three step glitch but no word on when it will be fixed.
  • Niantic says the game is at about 10% of what they want it to be

Only 10%, huh? I can imagine why, what with missing features so far like trading and trainer Pokemon battles. I’m excited for Pokemon Go’s future.