New social functions are added Pokemon Go Bringing people together for raids and arranging potential meetings.
The new social features, some of which are based on a separate Niantic app, have been “tested over time” and will be available in Pokemon Go sometime in the next few months.
Niantic said the hope is that the new features would make it easier for trainers to communicate with each other, discover new communities, and enjoy local raid battles.
The company said it’s “excited to be playing together again in person,” and to support players who are struggling to reach gyms, it will continue to work on solutions like tools for community leaders to organize local events and faster approval of new gyms work .
As of this month, Mega Energy and Rare Candy XL are also available as rewards for completing local Raid Battles, making it easier to evolve and power up your Pokémon.
Some Pokemon Go players might not care about this next piece, but some will.
According to Niantic, the 1 PokeCoinEvent Box released every Monday will no longer include a remote raid pass. Instead, there will be a rotating array of items. In other words, if you run out of Remote Raid Passes, you’ll need to hand out over 100 PokeCoins for one Raid Pass, or 250 PokeCoins for three Raid Passes, as always.
This is just another way for Niantic to get people outside to raid with others and form some sort of friendship. But the fact that there are a lot of people out there who aren’t close to gyms depending on where they live and really need remote raid passes should also be considered.
Then some are still a bit wary of bypassing others because COVID hasn’t gone away. Still others enjoy attending raid hour on Wednesdays but cannot leave the house because it coincides with the time when most people are having dinner. Then there are some that live in smaller towns where players aren’t very sociable to begin with and there aren’t many people wandering around near gyms or PokeStops.
While this 1 PokeCoin event box was a nice touch from Niantic because it’s a relatively free remote raid pass, it’s a bit discouraging that it’s being taken away because of the long-term prospect of buying remote raid passes can be expensive, especially if you sometimes need to expand your poke storage and/or buy more bag space for items. The money spent can add up pretty quickly if you’re not careful, as is often the case with a free-to-play game.
Anyway, the 1 PokeCoin Event Box was just something everyone used to use to raid with others remotely, and now it’s going away. We just have to get used to it, I think. Change is always inevitable, whether we like said change or not is immaterial.
https://www.vg247.com/new-social-features-are-coming-to-pokemon-go-sometime-within-the-next-few-months New social features are coming to Pokemon Go sometime in the next few months