Feb 162017

Pokemon Go, the game that stunned the world when it rolled out last July, will face a major update that adds 80 second generation monsters and brings a number of other novelties.

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Pokemon Go gets 80 Gen 2 Gold and Silver monsters (pic: Niantic)

After sparking an initial fulminant frenzy, the game entered a smooth constant decline for several reasons, but the recent news of a planned upgrade might revive the interest at least for a while.

80 new Pokémon Gold and Silver from 1999 will be added to the 140 already existing creatures. All newbies will make their debut nearly at the same time at the end of the week.

Niantic Labs, the developping company that earned revenues of over one billion dollars from this game which reached even 40 million daily players at one point, announced also other small changes, including “Nanab berries” that slows pokemon down thus making them easier to catch and “Pinap Berry” which doubles the number of “candy” received if the next shot is successful.

Niantic reaveals also the availability of a detailed customization of the avatar, but also new behavior of some Pokemon when they are hunted.

The recent update will not please everyone as some game addicts expect more interesting elements such as the virtual battles between players and the opportunity to exchange Pokemon.