Niantic has announced a major Seasons update coming to Pokémon GO starting on 2 December 2020!
Pokémon GO developer Niantic has announced the following regarding the next update:
- Different Pokémon will be appearing more often in the wild, hatching from Eggs, and appearing in raids. Some Pokémon will be more difficult to find depending on the season, so catch them while you can!
- Based on what hemisphere you’re in, you can find different Pokémon appearing in the wild each Season. For example, in the first Season, Pokémon-related to winter will be appearing in the wild in the northern hemisphere, while Burmy, Darumaka, and other Pokémon related to summer will be appearing in the wild in the southern hemisphere. You might notice other differences in the Pokémon you can find in the wild, too.
- In addition, different forms of Deerling will be appearing in the wild depending on which hemisphere you’re in, so keep a lookout!
- In-game events will be themed based on the Season they occur in!
- Seasons will be continually updated with more features and content. With each new Season, Trainers can also expect to see updates to Mega-Evolved Pokémon.
- Different New Mega-Evolved Pokémon will be appearing in raids each Season!
- Certain Mega-Evolved Pokémon will have limited periods where they will have increased total CP and Trainers will have more opportunities to use these Mega-Evolved Pokémon more easily!
They have also announced a major change coming to the GO Battle League, expanding it from 10 to 24 different ranks. On top of this, players that reach level 40 before the end of the year will get a special badge in the form of a Gyarados cap, indicating that they were one of the initial level 40 achievers.
Niantic has also announced that they will lift the level 40 cap to level 50. Getting those last nine levels won’t be an easy task, as they are no longer experience-based. Rather, they will require the player to do a number of tasks such as catching several Pokémon in a given day or performing other tasks that will probably consume a large amount of time. This way you’ll know that players who are level 50 are die-hard fans. And the most important announcement: they are introducing Gen 6 Pokémon into the game!
Pokémon GO has honestly exceeded my initial expectations. Sure, anything Pokémon does extremely well, but being a game that requires people to go outside and explore, I didn’t think it would last as long as it did. Here we are 4 years later and Pokémon GO is still extravagantly active!
The Pokémon GO Seasons update rolls out on 2 December 2020 and will be available to all Pokémon GO players worldwide.