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Pokémon Go Adds Dynamic Weather, 50 New Pokémon to Catch

Pokémon Go Adds Dynamic Weather, 50 New Pokémon to Catch

Weather near players will impact Pokemon in a variety of ways and some attacks will be more effective during certain conditions. In other words, prepare to walk around with your phone out in the rain and snow.

Ace Trainers can take advantage of their climates to level up their Pokemon GO experience.

More Hoenn Pokemon from the third generation of Pokemon games (Ruby and Sapphire) are coming to Pokemon GO later this week, developer Niantic revealed today via the mobile sensation's official website. And its evolutions, the other Hoenn region starters, and 41 other Pokemon.

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Bhargava explained that, while features like trading were still planned for down the road, the dynamic weather feature was prioritized because of the release of new Pokemon.

Some people think new Pokemon games only add Pokemon and maps; they don't realize each generation introduces new features that change core game mechanics, including 2v2 battles that personalities that affect Pokemon stats. While Niantic states that they don't intend to have those Pokemon only appear in certain weather conditions, they do want to make the game feel a bit more organic in that respect. The six possibilities are Sunny, Rainy, Snowy, Foggy, Partly Cloudy, and Windy.

Going on IGN to discuss some of Pokemon Go's newest features, Niantic's marketing lead, Archit Bhargava, went on to assure fans that the company still had plans to incorporate PvP and trading in Pokemon Go. For example, you'll have a larger chance of capturing Mudkip if you go out into the rain. The player avatar will be soaked by digital rain when it rains in real life, the game world will be covered with snow when snow falls in the real world, and so on. "W$3 e definitely felt the need to bring out the Hoenn region Pokemon, so that became the focus, and dynamic weather came through that". So, get ready to explore your neighborhood in different weather.


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