After rolling out the heavily requested ability to battle other trainers, Niantic announced its 2018 Holiday plans for Pokémon GO. The festivities begin on Tuesday, December 18 with the return of Delibird the Delivery Pokémon and all types of wintry bonuses. Starting tomorrow the Pokémon GO universe will officially enter winter as more Ice-types start appearing in the game. Pokémon will also be getting in the holiday spirit with outfits, such as festive hats.
What is the point of capturing the best Pokémon if you can't show them off to other trainers. That's what a lot of Pokémon GO players have been wondering as the game's developer Niantic bleeds active players. Over the last few years Niantic has added a lot of new features and rare Pokémon to collect, but it has taken them a bit too long to finally add what everyone has been asking for since the game's launch -- a way to battle other trainers.
Pokémon GO has extended Professor Willow’s Global Research Challenge. Throughout the months of June, July and August Pokémon trainers have been busy completing a variety of research tasks for Professor Willow, and starting September 13 at 1:00 PM (PDT) they will be rewarded with an Ultra Bonus Event.
Niantic announced today that it is coordinating Earth Day Cleanup events around the world. Inspired by Mission Blue, the Pokémon GO developer is offering unlock rewards to trainers who participate in local cleanup events.
According to comScore, Niantic has had trouble retaining its large user base for its hit AR title Pokémon GO. The game hit an all time low with 5 million daily users in 2017, down from an impressive 25 million when it originally launched. In an effort to keep its remaining users happy, and perhaps woo some back, Niantic has been launching special events all year.