Released for mobile devices back in July 2016, Pokemon GO now has over 100 million monthly active users (147 million as of May 2018), has been downloaded over 800 million times, and grossed in excess of US$2 billion from in-app purchases so far.
Pokemon Go's metagame is about to get a major overhaul in the coming weeks.
The brief trailer released Tuesday teases the three starter Pokemon, Turtwig, Chimchar and Piplup, as well as the Legendary Pokemon Giratina.
The awaited launch of Sinnoh-region Pokemon has been expected for a little while now, and overnight Niantic announced that the gen 4 critters would finally be making their entrance in the AR game. Looking closely at the image below, you can find the three starter Pokemon from the region.
CP values are also being adjusted to improve game balance. While it's a bit fancy that real-world weather can affect how many Pokemon appear in the game, it shouldn't be that drastic so Niantic is decreasing the effect a bit.
Certain areas, such as parks and nature reserves, will now contain more varied Pokemon species.
Greater amount of Pokemon spawning at different rates.
HP values will be adjusted to close the gap between high HP Pokemon and low HP Pokemon. Defense and stamina values will too be rebalanced, preventing tanky Pokémon from taking too long to defeat. On the other hand, Pokemon Defense, Defense values, and Stamina will be retroactively rebalanced for the same objective.
We don't know when these changes will occur, but it sounds like it'll happen very soon. GamePress predicts that Rhyperior and Mamoswine will be top tier attackers thanks to their impressive stats and access to strong attack moves.
The Sinnoh region is home to what is dubbed the fourth generation Pokemon.