Pokemon Go rolls out 50 new characters and real-time weather system

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Pokemon Go adds 50 new characters and dynamic weather system

The global phenomenon Pokemon Go has got major updates including 50 new characters to collect and dynamic weather system. The real-time weather system impacts the kinds of Pokemon you can find and battle buffs you'll receive based on what's the weather outside.


Fifty new monsters are now available to catch around the world, including Treecko, Torchic, Mudkip, and more. Niantic and Pokemon Company specifically mentioned Swablu, Wailord, Salamence, and Feebas, while more can be seen in the trailer. The three starter Pokemon from the third-generation games Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire are also available.


In addition, the game will now reflect real-time weather and climate conditions wherever you are. The new feature will be visible in the in-game app and will affect which Pokemon will likely appear. Niantic and the Pokemon Company say you might find more Mudkip when it rains, more Cacnea in the sun, or Snorunt in the snow. The weather system will also impact the strength of the Pokemon.

The weather's other effects include "changing Pokemon habitats," as well as "increasing Combat Power and earning more Stardust after catching a Pokemon." Separate from weather effects, the current season will also change which Pokemon are likely to appear. The update applies not just to gen-three Pokemon, but to every monster in Pokemon Go.

In addition to the updates for Pokemon Go, Niantic is also releasing a brand new augmented reality game based on the magical world of Harry Potter.