Remember Pokemon GO? You Might Go Back to Catching ‘Em All With Their New Updates!

Remember Pokemon GO? We’ve gone crazy and rushed through traffic for it. And for the first time in Singapore history after a long time, Chinese Garden was flooded with locals instead of foreign talents.

So what’s going on with the game right now? Is it dead? Is it alive? 

Here’s the lowdown on what’s going on with the game.

It’s Alive and Well, And Has Gen 2 Pokemon

I’d admit I’ve thought the game was dead. But that’s just me because elsewhere around the world and (maybe) in Singapore, the game is thriving with plenty of updates from Niantic.

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In fact, the game has 80 gen 2 Pokemon already! A huge difference from the 5 that was released the last time I was into the game.

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Just like Gen 1 Pokemon, there are common Pokemon from Gen 2 that you can get everywhere.

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  • Hoothoot is the new Pidgey
  • Ledyba is the new Weedle
  • Sentrat is the new Rattata
  • Spinarak is the new Caterpie

And the new Dragonite of Gen 2 is Tyranitar, not as chio as it’s predecessor. But then, I’m a pure Pokemon Red/Blue/Yellow player so I might be biased.

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Cheaters’ Accounts Unable to Catch Rare Pokemon

Since the day Pokemon GO was downloaded, plenty of resourceful people has been trying their best to workaround the game. 

Be it location spoofing or using “tracking” maps to find Pokemon they want to add to their collections, and Niantic has been trying to crack down on these cheaters for ages.

Orbi quack.

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So rumours abound within the Pokemon GO communities around the world claimed that Niantic has released an anti-cheat measure within the game, targeting players who used tracking maps or third-party apps on their account.

They call it a shadowban.

Accounts who are flagged will no longer be able to see the rarer Pokemon within the game. Instead, they’ll only be able to find common Pokemon no matter where they go.

Look at the image above of a flagged account and a non-flagged one, see the difference?

As per their usual methods, Niantic has not officially addressed this shadowban publicly but everyone is definitely feeling the aftermath.

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Legendary Pokemon Available Soon

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This summer will be legendary.

Yup, that was the sentence uttered at the 21st Webby Awards by Niantic’s global product marketing lead Archit Bhargava.

And these simple five words caused a big hoo-ha in the Pokemon GO community.

After all, Niantic CEO John Hanke hinted in an interview with nintendoeverything.com that the game will bring in Mewtwo, Mew, and the elemental birds (Articuno, Moltres & Zapdos) this year.

In the interview, he also mentioned that the company is looking hard at how players within the game can play together with each other, which I’m hoping includes battling and trading.

On a separate note, the gym battle mode might undergo a major rehaul. 

If these really comes true, I’m going to get back in the game. Wouldn’t you?

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