Games with millions of players are updated frequently and new features are added to keep players interested. Since its launch, Pokemon GO has lost many players, who got bored hunting creatures on the streets, especially because the capricious autumn came and it’s cold outside. But Niantic doesn’t give up and continues to improve the game, and the new update (version 0.43.3 for Android and 1.13.3 for iOS) comes with a few important changes.
Halloween is approaching and tomorrow will kick in the first in-game event which will allow Pokemon Go players to earn more candy and to get double the rewards if they catch pokemon and transfer them to the professor. Players will also receive increased rewards for having a buddy pokemon setup and during the event will spawn “spooky” ghosts such as like Gastly, Gengar, and Haunter, as well as Drowzee and Zubat. The event will end on November 1.
The new update for Android and iOS includes some changes to the egg-hatching system, as according to Niantic “Professor Willow discovered that Eggs have different patterns depending on the distance required to hatch them.” There are three eggs that require a distance of 2 km, 5 km or 10 km to hatch, but from now on they will be visually different, as they will show in different colors. This way, they will be identified more easily by trainers and this change will please many players who accused Niantic of ignoring their suggestions.
In addition, the update comes with icons for different Pokemon types, and they will appear in the app’s info screen for each creature. Thanks to this change, players will know which Pokemon is better against other type of Pokemon. Lastly, users who bought the Pokemon GO Plus wearable will see a new low battery indicator, so they will know when it’s time to recharge the device.
If you’re playing Pokemon Go on an Android device, you can download version 0.43.3 from the Google Play store, while version 1.13.3 for iOS will be uploaded soon to the App Store.