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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
Niantic have announced the first-ever Bug Out event for Pokémon GO beginning on 02 April where Bug-type Pokémon will appear more frequently in the wild, Incense will last twice as long, and more Pokémon will appear when using Incense.
A Spring Equinox event has been announced for Pokémon GO between 19 and 26 March featuring Grass-type Pokémon—like Oddish, Exeggcute, Sunkern, and Shroomish—appearing more frequently in the wild. Lunatone and Solrock will also switch hemispheres.
A Battle Showdown event has been announced for Pokémon GO and lasts until 12 March where Fighting-type Pokémon like Mankey, Machop, Makuhita, and Meditite will appear more frequently in the wild, along with Shiny Mankey and Shiny Machop!