Will this bring back the game’s lost players?
Over the past few days, we have received quite a bit of news regarding Pokémon Go and its upcoming features. Niantic has revealed details regarding its upcoming Buddy System, Pokémon Go Plus and if that wasn’t enough, the surprise guest appearance of the game’s CEO, John Hanke gave information regarding its upcoming Pokémon Go Apple Watch App at Apple’s reveal event.
If you haven’t been following the news, here’s a summary video by none other than your everyday Pokémon YouTuber, Trainer Tips. The video consists of details regarding everything that is going to be added to the game in the coming days. Check out the video below:
So to state the summary, three new features are being added to Pokémon Go. The first is the brand new Buddy System. This new feature will allow players to pick one Pokémon as their Buddy and are going to be able to walk with the creature throughout the game. Upon walking a certain distance, the trainer will receive rewards which also include Pokémon candies. We believe the update will be released sometime in the coming week.
The new addition to the Pokémon Go world isn’t actually new, as it was announced back when the game was about to be released. However, the release date for the wearable device is September 16, as announced recently. The device will allow players to track and catch Pokémon without taking their phones out of their pockets. And that’s not all. It will also give players the ability to track down nearby Pokestops.
The third and final feature was just recently announced and that too during Apple’s reveal event for its brand new iPhone 7. Pokémon Go CEO John Hanke released details regarding an all new Pokémon Go App that will work only on Apple Watches. This app will work just like the Pokémon Go Plus device, but with an added advantage of a display.
Moreover, the app will also allow players to track down their eggs, XP points and some other exciting new features. The app will be releasing sometime in the coming days, however, players speculate that the app will be released with the brand new series 2 Apple Watch.