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Pokémon GO news (Feb. 16): new update being rolled out, screens, new sponsorship (Europe)

Today’s Pokémon GO news: new update currently being rolled out, but also…

  • Unibail-Rodamco sponsorship
  • Valentine’s Day

Pokémon GO update

Yesterday, Niantic announced that Pokémon from the Johto region and more new features were coming to Pokémon GO later this week, but didn’t specify when exactly the update would be released. Well, it turns out the update is currently being rolled out on Android and iOS, and so should be available on your device soon. As such, the Software updates page for this game has been updated!

Just a quick note, though: the new Pokémon have not been activated yet, so you will not be able to encounter them in the wild for the time being (even if you update the game).

Speaking of the update, here’s plenty of screenshots for it, showcasing the new barries, the new clothing items, and more:

Finally, Niantic announced that Pokémon Storages upgrades would require 50% less PokéCoins starting today, and until February 28th:

Source: 4Gamer / Serebii

Unibail-Rodamco sponsorship

Today, Niantic announced a new partnership for Pokémon GO, this time with Unibail-Rodamco. As a result, PokéStops and Gyms will be added to 58 shopping and destination centers in 10 European countries, from February 18th. To be more precise, between 10-15 new PokéStops and Gyms will be added, to public spaces, social hubs, and public art.

But that’s not all: on February 18th, Unibail-Rodamco will host Pokémon GO events at 20 locations throughout Europe. The events will have a contest to find specific Pokémon, lures activated all day long, and more.

Here’s the list of 20 locations participating:

  • Vienna, Austria—Donau Zentrum
  • Prague, Czech Republic—Centrum Černý Most
  • Copenhagen, Denmark—Fisketorvet
  • Paris, France—Les 4 Temps I Forum des Halles I Velizy 2 I Aeroville
  • Lyon, France—La Part-Dieu
  • Nice, France—Polygone Riviera
  • Lille, France—Euralille
  • Berlin, Germany—Gropius Passagen
  • Munich, Germany—Pasing Arcaden
  • Oberhausen, Germany—CentrO
  • Leipzig, Germany—Höfe am Brühl
  • Warsaw, Poland—Arkadia
  • Barcelona, Spain—La Maquinista
  • Madrid, Spain—Parquesur
  • Valencia, Spain—Bonaire
  • Stockholm, Sweden—Mall of Scandinavia
  • Amsterdam, The Netherlands—Stadshart Amstelveen

Finally, here’s the list of all 58 Unibail-Rodamco locations that are part of the Pokémon GO sponsorship:

  • Vienna, Austria—Donau Zentrum I Shopping City Süd
  • Prague, Czech Republic—Centrum Černý Most I Centrum Chodov
  • Copenhagen, Denmark—Fisketorvet
  • Paris, France—Les 4 Temps I Forum des Halles I Velizy 2 I Parly 2 I Aeroville I Rosny 2 I So Ouest I Carré Sénart I CNIT I Ulis 2 I Carrousel Du Louvre I Les Boutiques Du Palais
  • Dijon, France—Toison d’Or
  • Lyon, France—La Part-Dieu I Confluence
  • Nice, France—Polygone Riviera
  • Rennes, France—Alma
  • Lille, France—Euralille I Villeneuve 2
  • Oberhausen, Germany—CentrO
  • Bochum, Germany—Ruhr Park
  • Munich, Germany—Pasing Arcaden
  • Leipzig, Germany—Paunsdorf Center I Höfe am Brühl
  • Berlin, Germany—Gropius Passagen
  • Mönchengladbach, Germany—Minto
  • Recklinghausen, Germany—Palais Vest
  • Gera, Germany—Gera Arcaden
  • Almere, Netherlands—Citymall Almere
  • Amstelveen, Netherlands—Stadshart Amstelveen
  • Zoetermeer, Netherlands—Stadshart Zoetermeer
  • Leidschendam, Netherlands—Winkelcentrum Leidsenhage
  • Warsaw, Poland—Arkadia I Galeria Mokotow I Galeria Wilenska
  • Wroclaw, Poland—Wroclavia
  • Bratislava, Slovakia—Aupark
  • Barcelona, Spain—La Maquinista I Splau I Barnasud I Glòries
  • Madrid, Spain—Parquesur I Equinoccio Park
  • Valencia, Spain—Bonaire
  • St. Sebastian, Spain—Garbera
  • Badajoz, Spain—El Faro
  • Cadiz, Spain—Bahia Sur
  • Valladolid, Spain—Vallsur
  • Sevilla, Spain—Los Arcos
  • Stockholm, Sweden—Täby Centrum I Mall Of Scandinavia I Nacka Forum I Solna Centrum

Source: Niantic

Valentine’s Day

The special event for Valentine’s Day may be over, but Niantic has decided to keep it going a little bit longer… though just for Lures. They will continue to last 6 hours until February 18th!


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