Pokémon GO Adds Team GO Rocket And More

Niantic have updated Pokémon GO to Version 1.117.0 requiring 281.3 MB adding Team GO Rocket challenges, new Shadow Pokémon, a new appraisal tool, and new minigames. Check out the full patch notes below…

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Pokémon GO × One Piece Collaboration Announced

A One Piece collaboration event with Pokémon GO has been announced for 13:00 JST on 22 July for one week where Straw Hat Pikachu will appear in the wild along with Straw Hat avatar items (see below). A One Piece statue will also appear in Kumamoto in support of the 2016 earthquake, with an illustration by manga artist Eiichiro Oda. 22 July marks the third anniversary of Pokémon GO in Japan and the 22nd anniversary of One Piece.

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Pokémon GO Team Logo Trademarks

Nintendo Co., Ltd. have applied for three Pokémon GO-related trademarks in Japan with the logos for Team Valor, Team Mystic, and Team Instinct. Purposes include those related to computer game software, smartphone covers, trading cards, video game machines, plush dolls, jigsaw puzzles, board games, and more. Actual applications along with the logos used added below. Thanks to J-PlatPat.

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Pokémon Home Cloud Service Announced

Game Freak have announced the Pokémon HOME cloud service for early 2020 that will work with Nintendo Switch and iOS and Android devices, allowing you to bring over the Pokémon that you’ve shared adventures with throughout your journey.

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New Pokémon Now Available

New Sinnoh Pokémon are now available to catch in the wild and hatch from Eggs in Pokémon GO including Cherubi, Gible, Hippopotas, and others. Three upgraded Lure Modules have also been developed with Glacial Lure Modules, Mossy Lure Modules, and Magnetic Lure Modules.

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Detective Pikachu Event in Pokémon GO

A Pokémon Detective Pikachu event has been announced for 07-17 May in Pokémon GO where select Pokémon from the movie will appear in raids, Pokémon from the movie will show up more frequently in the wild, and you could be photobombed by a Pikachu in a detective hat—with a chance to catch one of your very own! Trailer added below…

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Pokémon GO Eggstravaganza Announced

The Pokémon GO Eggstravaganza event is coming back from 16 -23 April where Pokémon like Pichu, Smoochum, and Magby will be available in 2 km Eggs, and if you’re lucky, you may encounter Shiny Buneary!

Lucky Friends and avatar poses!

When you are Lucky Friends with someone, the next time you trade with each other, both Pokémon will become Lucky Pokémon! Once you become Best Friends, you will have a chance to become Lucky Friends!

You will have this chance once per day when you and your Best Friend trade Pokémon, open a Gift from each other, team up in raids and Gym battles, or challenge each other to a Trainer Battle.

Avatar poses that will allow you to customise how your Trainer is posed on your Trainer profile, and are available for 500 coins each.

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Nintendo Switch Updated

The Nintendo Switch system has been updated to Version: 7.0.1 which includes: “General system stability improvements to enhance the user’s experience”, and more specifically:-

  • Resolved an issue where the Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! games cannot reconnect to the Pokémon GO app if the game software was closed after pairing with the app. 
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