Summer is coming and with it the holidays, and that Pokémon GO notices it. If you take a look at Google Trends , you will see that in the months of June and July there are small peaks of interest on the part of users, and that having free time allows players who previously could not go out to hunt Pokémon, gain forays and do with gyms can do it again .
Niantic and Nintendo are responsible for updating the game every so often with certain new features , which can make players who have not played for a while out of place. Therefore, we have compiled all the news that has been added to Pokémon GO since last summer so that, if you plan to return, you will know what you will find.
Last October, the Pokémon of Sinnoh , the region of the Diamond, Pearl and Platinum editions, reached Pokemon GO . They are a good handful, so you will not have time to get bored. In addition, new Pokémon mean more experience (600 points for each new addition to the Pokédex), so you will surely get a good push as soon as you return to the game.
Another novelty related to Pokémon is the Sinnoh Stone . This serves to evolve some of the Pokémon to its evolution of the fourth generation. Aipom, Misdreavus, Mukrow, Lickitung, Tangela, Yanma or Piloswine now have evolutions, to give some examples. This can be achieved by completing seven field investigations or in PvP combat.
With the new Sinnoh Pokémon you will get a good push of experience as soon as you play again
By the way, for the fans of Eevee’s evolutions, to say that there are two new ones: Glaceon and Leafeon (ice and plant). To get them, simply change the name of Eevee to “Linnea” to get Leafeon and “Rea” to get a Glaceon. Make sure the Eeeves have a good IV before evolving them if you intend to use them to fight.
Yes, there are also PvP combats
And now that we’re talking about fighting, yes, three years after its release Pokémon GO has added combats between coaches . They are battles in real time and their operation is very similar to battles in gyms or raids, with the difference that you have shields to protect you from attacks.
It is important to note that you will need to be close to the players you want to challenge , since you will have to scan your QR code (to see yours click on the Pokémon radar and slide to the right). You can also challenge all friends with whom you have an ultra friendship (three hearts) or an unparalleled friendship (four hearts).
Adventure Sync, for you to open eggs with the closed app
One of the pillars of Pokémon GO consists of opening eggs and getting candy from the companion Pokémon by walking. Until not so long ago, it was necessary to have the application open in the foreground for the steps to count, but since the implementation of Sync Aventure it is no longer necessary.
Sincroaventura accesses data from Apple Health and Google Fit so that the distance traveled is added to the game even when it is closed. That way, you can open eggs and get candy without having to be watching the screen all the time or with the phone in your hand. Also, if you manage to travel 5, 10 or 25 kilometers in a week you will receive rewards. It is activated from the game settings.
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Medallion of equipment
Another interesting novelty is the medallion of equipment, which serves to change teams . If you are Wisdom and all your friends are Valor, buying the medallion you can change and collaborate with them in raids, gyms and other events. Its price is 1,000 Pokémon (remember that you can only get 50 a day by leaving the Pokémon in the gyms).
It is important to note that you can only use one medallion per year , so be very careful when changing equipment, so that you do not make mistakes and end up in the one that is not.
New bait modules
As you may know, the bait modules are put on Poképaradas to attract all types of Pokémon to a particular location. They are very useful when there are many Poképads together and you want to pause the game, but they are even more so with the last implementation.
Now there is not a single module, but four: the standard, the glacial, the mossy and the magnetic . As you may have guessed, each of them attracts a specific species of Pokémon (ice, plant and steel / electric). These not only serve to attract different creatures, but also activate specific evolutions such as the Nosepass. You can buy them in the store.
You will not be able to use the Apple Watch
If you were used to using Pokémon GO on the Apple Watch, unfortunately you will not be able to do it starting on July 1st . The reason is that Niantic prefers to focus on Sincroaventura, which works more or less the same, and does not have two separate applications.