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Now that the Pokémon GO field test has spread to the United States, new details about the game are coming out. The official website has been updated with information about customizing your avatar.

You’ll be able to personalize your character with clothing and accessories. This avatar will both appear on your profile page and on the map as you play. If you control a Gym, players who visit it will also see your avatar.


A new blog post from Niantic discusses Pokémon evolution and Pokémon Eggs, but it also touches upon an aspect of gameplay not previously covered. While so far, we’ve only heard about one-on-one Pokémon battles, this blog post says “groups of players can work together” when challenging another team’s Gym.

To make it even clearer what this means, the post includes a series of new Pokémon GO screenshots, including one (pictured above) with three Pokémon on the field. This appears to be two players teaming up to fight a Pokémon defending a Gym. For the sake of balance, it’s expected the defending Pokémon will be able to target both attackers at the same time.

Silph Road has also uncovered new information about Pokémon GO, including Incense that will be used to attract more Pokémon, Lucky Eggs that temporarily increase the amount of experience the player earns, Incubators used to hatch Pokémon Eggs as you walk, and a camera function that lets you take pictures of Pokémon.

A few other details have been found as well, so be sure to visit the post for the full details.


Field test invitations are going out to prospective players in the United States today, so soon many of you will have the opportunity to experience Pokémon GO firsthand. So far, it doesn’t seem anyone has received their invitation yet, but it shouldn’t be much longer. If you get yours, be sure to drop by and let us know.

What do you think about these new Pokémon GO details, especially the idea of teaming up to battle in a Pokémon Gym? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below, along with your hopes for Pokémon GO.