The Latest Pokemon Go News in 2017!

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Latest Pokemon Go News from December

New Pokémon AR+ mode now live for Apple iPhone

A new update for Pokémon GO that brings the game to version 0.87.5 (labelled 1.57.5 on the iOS App Store) is now available for iOS and Android. This update adds support for AR+ on iOS, an enhanced version of Augmented Reality (AR), as well as improved Pokémon GO Plus responsiveness for iOS 11. (The Android update only includes bug fixes.)

AR+ can be used on iOS 11 for iPhones 6S and later. The new AR+ mode is a collaboration with Apple and its new ARkit platform.

When using AR+, Pokémon appear in a fixed point in space, allowing the player to approach them, with the Pokémon’s scale changing appropriately. Pokémon have an awareness meter, which increases as the player gets closer to them, but run away if the player gets too close; however, if a Pokémon flees, the player can try tapping on tall grass nearby, which may cause the Pokémon to reappear.

If the player successfully catches a Pokémon after getting close to it, they will earn the Expert Handler bonus, which gives more XP and Stardust. Additionally, the player has a better chance of earning Great and Excellent Throw bonuses when close to a Pokémon.

Patch notes

These patch notes are only applicable to iOS.

  • Added the all-new AR+ encounter mode for Trainers on ARKit-enabled devices (iPhone 6s or later) running iOS11.
  • Improved Pokémon GO Plus responsiveness on devices running iOS 11.
  • Various bug fixes and performance updates.

Official Pokémon GO screenshot of new Hoenn Pokémon Feebas as Buddy Pokémon

Published on: Dec 23, 2017

official pokemon go screenshot of trainer nia with feebas as buddy pokemon on team mystic

official pokemon go screenshot of trainer nia with feebas

Pokémon GO players can pick their favorite Pokémon from their collection to become their buddy, opening up unique in-game rewards and experiences. Buddy Pokémon appear alongside your Trainer avatar on your profile screen, adding helpful bonuses such as awarding Candy for walking together. You also have the ability to change your Buddy Pokémon at any time. With the latest Hoenn-themed update to Pokémon GO, players have even more Pokémon to choose from, such as Feebas.

New Pokémon AR+ mode now live for Apple iPhone 6 users with iOS 11 or Above

Published on: Dec 22, 2017

pokemon go arplus mode screenshot of wild pikachu with low awareness

pokemon go arplus mode screenshot of wild pikachu

Pokémon GO is in the process of being updated to version 0.87.5 for Android and 1.57.5 for iOS devices. Official details from the Pokémon GO development team are as follows:

  • Added the all-new AR+ encounter mode for Trainers on ARKit-enabled devices (iPhone 6s or later) running iOS11.
  • Improved Pokémon GO Plus responsiveness on devices running iOS 11.
  • Various bug fixes and performance updates.

New Pokémon coming to Pokémon GO include Kyogre, Spheal and More

Published on: Dec 22, 2017 

pokemon go holiday 2017

pokemon go holiday 2017 event artwork

Pokémon GO developer Niantic has officially detailed the immensely-popular mobile game’s holiday 2017 event, featuring the return of festive Pikachu, new Ice and Water-type Pokémon from Hoenn and much more.

New Pokémon coming to Pokémon GO include Spheal, Feebas, Milotic, Snorunt, Wailmer, Sharpedo, Luvdisc, Relicanth and the Legendary Kyogre. The Pokémon GO holiday 2017 event is set to kick off later today, December 21.

The Holiday 2017 event for Pokémon GO is now live. The event coincides with the release of new Water- and Ice-type Pokémon in the game. During the event, festive hat Pikachu appear in the wild, just like last year’s event. Additionally, Ice-type Pokémon appear more often. The end date for the event as a whole has not been announced.

Additionally, new Water- and Ice-type Pokémon from Generation III have been added to the game, including the Feebas, Carvanha, Wailmer, Luvdisc, Relicanth, and Snorunt evolutionary lines, among others. These Pokémon will remain even after the event ends. Delibird is also available in the game.

Between December 22 and 25 (1 pm PST), the first Photo Disc the player spins each day (at a PokéStop or Gym) will award a single-use Egg Incubator.

Furthermore, special boxes are available from the in-game shop.

  • From December 21 to 25 (1 pm PST), special boxes will feature items such as Super Incubators, Lure Modules, and the all-new Star Pieces (which earn bonus Stardust for 30 minutes when activated).
    • The Winter Box costs 480 PokéCoins and includes 2 Incenses, 2 Egg Incubators, and 5 Star Pieces.
    • The Super Box costs 780 PokéCoins and includes 4 Super Incubators, 10 Razz Berries, and 10 Star Pieces.
    • The Ultra Box costs 1480 PokéCoins and includes 8 Super Incubators, 10 Pinap Berries, 25 Star Pieces, and 10 Lure Modules.
  • From December 25 to January 4, 2018 (1 pm PST), special boxes will feature items such as Premium Raid Passes, Super Incubators, and Star Pieces.

First Pokémon GO holiday 2017 details confirm Santa Hat Pikachu and More

Published on: Dec 21, 2017

pokemon go loading screen winter 2017

pokemon go loading screen winter 2017

The first batch of details on the imminent holiday 2017 event for Pokémon GO has surfaced online. Read on below to learn about some of the upcoming additions:

  • Special sale boxes include Incubator and new item Star Piece
  • Catch more than 10 kinds new Pokemons from Hoenn region
  • Discover the present-delivering Pokemon Delibird and a special festival Pikachu
  • Special festival Pikachu – Pikachu wearing festive hat
  • Pichu wearing festive hat

Pokémon GO screenshots of successfully-caught new Hoenn Pokémon Roselia and Seviper

Published on: Dec 9, 2017 

As of today, 50 additional Pokémon originally discovered in the Hoenn region can now be caught in Pokémon GO, including Roselia and Seviper. There are also new Shiny Pokémon that come along with this major update, including Shiny Absol and Shiny Mawile.

To see screenshots of successfully-caught Roselia and Seviper, check out the images in the gallery below:

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