Pokémon GO creators Niantic are stepping up their game on several fronts including new monsters and a dynamic weather system for their flagship game.
Niantic have announced a major overhaul for their debut game Ingress and will introduce a new augmented reality adventure for mobile devices with Harry Potter: Wizards Unite. Meanwhile their flagship product Pokémon GO is set for a major new update too.
As promised with their Halloween event this year, new Pokémon will begin to appear for players to catch this month. Pokémon originally discovered in the Hoenn region in the ‘Pokémon Ruby’ and ‘Pokémon Sapphire’ video games will start appearing in Pokémon GO including, amongst others, Treecko, Torchic and Mudkip.
Whilst the prospect of new monsters is enough to reinvigorate many player’s interest, a new dynamic weather system could be something of a game changer. Niantic state that the “new dynamic weather system in Pokémon GO that will change the way you and the millions of Trainers around the world discover, catch, and interact with Pokémon”.
From pokemongolive.com: You’ll want to start paying even closer attention to your local weather patterns, Trainers. In addition to the in-game map being updated with cool new weather visuals, weather near you will impact Pokémon in a variety of ways. For example, you’ll find your odds of discovering Mudkip splashing around will greatly improve on rainy days, as certain Pokémon types will be more commonly found during various weather conditions. Additionally, attacks of certain types will be more effective during some weather conditions, so a Charizard’s Fire Spin will perform better on sunny days, for example. Rain or shine, winter or spring, your gameplay experience will remain fresh, making your time outdoors even more exciting.