Niantic just added a pretty big update to Pokemon Go. The company has added a new weather system to the game, along with 50 new pocket monsters. The update makes changes to how the game looks and players will see snow, rain etc. in real time. It will also change the gameplay, enhancing a Pokemon’s strengths/weaknesses based on their type and its relation to the weather.
The update makes changes to how the game looks and players will see snow, rain etc. in real time.
For instance, a fire Pokemon will be weak when it’s raining, while an ice Pokemon will be stronger in the snow. The weather will also affect the Pokemon you see out in the wild. “Players should expect to see a much better match between what’s in the game and what’s in the world around them,” said Matt Slemon, lead developer of Pokemon Go. It’s worth noting that the changes will be added in two parts, with the 50 new Pokemon coming first, while the weather update comes later.
The new Pokemon include selections from the anime’s Hoenn region, and the games Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire. The video below confirms that the legendary Pokemon, Groudon, has been added to the game as well. In addition, players will also be able to get Torchic, Treecko and Mudkip, the three starters in the Hoenn region. Niantic says the weather update will be coming around the end of the month.