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Pokémon news (August 9): Pokémon GO update / Pokémon Shuffle

Today’s Pokémon news: another update for Pokémon GO, but also…

  • Pokémon Shuffle
  • Darkrai distribution (United States)
  • Play! Pokémon
  • Pokémon Comaster

Pokémon GO

Yesterday, another update for Pokémon GO went live, bringing the game to Ver. 0.33.0 (Android) and Ver. 1.3.0 (iOS).

Here’s the official patchnotes for this new version of Pokémon GO:

  • Added a dialog to remind Trainers that they should not play while traveling above a certain speed. Trainers must confirm they are not driving in order to continue playing.
  • Made improvements to the accuracy of a curveball throw
  • Fixed a bug that prevented ”Nice,” ”Great,” and “Excellent” Poké Ball throws from awarding the appropriate XP bonuses.
  • Fixed achievements showing incorrect Medal icons.
  • Enabled the ability for Trainers to change their nickname one time. Please choose your new nickname wisely.
  • Resolved issues with the battery saver mode on iOS and re-enabled the feature.
  • Added visuals of Team Leaders Candela, Blanche, and Spark.
  • We’re currently testing a variation of the “Nearby Pokémon” feature with a subset of users. During this period you may see some variation in the nearby Pokémon UI.
  • Minor text fixes

Here’s how the new tracker works. First, there’s the Sightings, which sometime show you Pokémon to be found in the wild (within 700 feet). Second, there’s areas that may be highlighted, showing a Pokémon and its nearest Pokéstop. Tap it, and the map will zoom out, showing you where it’s located. If you move away, then the Pokémon will flee. If it does (no matter the reason), then you will get a notification.

Source: Niantic / Toki767
Via: Serebii

Pokémon Shuffle

Today, some new content for Pokémon Shuffle went live. Here’s what’s in store this time around:

  • a special stage featuring Meganium is now available, until August 23rd. It’s the first time ever you can catch this Pokémon;
  • a re-run of the Zygarde 50% Forme Escalation Battle, featuring new prizes, available until August 23rd;
  • a re-run of the Pokémon Safari featuring Gible, Gabite, Garchomp, Staryu, Starmie, Furfrou, and Phione is available until August 23rd
  • the special stage featuring Tornadus is back, and can be played onced a day. Every time you play, Tornadus becomes easier to catch. If you manage to do so, you may get a Thundurus Skill Boosters or a Mega Speedup. The stage is available until August 16th;
  • the special stage featuring Mew is also back, until August 23rd. If you already have Mew, you may receive Mew Skill Boosters instead when catching it again.

Also, rewards are now being sent out for the Mega Steelix challenge. Here’s the reward you can get, depending on your rank:

  • Top 1,200 players in Europe, Top 1,800 players in North America, Top 5,000 players in Japan = Steelixite + Mega Speedup + Raise Max Level
  • Top 3,800 players in Europe, Top 5,600 players in North America,  Top 15,000 players in Japan = Steelixite + Mega Speedup
  • Top 15,000 players in Europe, Top 22,000 players in North America, Top 60,000 players in Japan = Steelixite + Disruption delay
  • Top 20,000 players in Europe, Top 30,000 players in North America,  Top 80,000 players in Japan = Attack Power + Disruption Delay
  • Not Ranked = Attack Power

You have until August 19th to get your reward using the check-in feature in-game.

Source: Serebii

Darkrai distribution

Yesterday, it was announced that Darkrai would get a second distribution in the United States. If you subscribe to the Pokémon Trainer Club newsletter before August 24th, you will get a serial code sometime in September. The code will have to be used before November 30th, but will not be useable if you already received Darkrai.

Source: The Pokémon Company

Play! Pokémon

Yesterday, The Pokémon Company announced some major changes for Play! Pokémon. First, they announced a new Championship Series, for all four main regions:

  • European Championships
  • North American Championships
  • Latin American Championships
  • Asia Pacific Championships

There’s also changes coming to the Regional Championships, the League Cup Events (replacing the City Championships), and more.

Click here to get all the details straight from the source!

Pokémon Comaster

Today, a new update for Pokémon Comaster was released. It brings the game to Ver. 1.2.1, with the following changes/fixes/additions:

  • fixes issues with Fusion issues
  • fixes issues with the Trevo.
  • adds the Pikachu Carnival event
  • adds the following figures to the Trevor: Latios (EX), Latias (EX) Slaking (R), and Corphish (UC)
  • adds a Four Pack Trevo, which gives better chances of getting EX figures. It’s available for a limited time, and requires you to use 200 Diamonds

Source: Serebii


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