Pokémon Go will quickly start to vary in accordance with the seasons, an replace that may have an effect on which Pokémon gamers see within the cell sport. Seasons in Pokémon Go will even have an effect on the cell sport’s aggressive player-versus-player mode, Go Battle League.
Developer Niantic introduced Wednesday that with every season, completely different Pokémon will seem extra usually within the wild, in eggs, and in raids in Pokémon Go. Some Pokémon, Niantic says, “will likely be harder to search out relying on the Season, so catch them when you can!”
In apply, which means for Pokémon Go’s first season, Pokémon associated to winter will seem within the wild within the northern hemisphere, whereas Pokémon associated to summer time (e.g. Burmy, Darumaka) will seem within the wild within the southern hemisphere. That seasonal change extends to the Pokémon Deerling, which made its Pokémon Go debut within the fall, however will quickly change its look to match the upcoming season.
Niantic says that in-game occasions will even be themed primarily based on seasons and will likely be usually up to date with further options.
Pokémon Go’s new seasonal construction will even have an effect on Go Battle League, extending league seasons from two months to a few. Go Battle League will even get all-new ranks, transitioning from 10 ranks to 24 — and the highest 4 ranks (Ace, Veteran, Skilled, Legend) can have their very own particular badges. Niantic additionally guarantees a brand new reward construction for Go Battle League, with “extra alternatives to earn unique rewards by means of rating up.”
Pokémon Go’s first season, the Season of Celebration, will kick off Dec. 1 at eight a.m. native time. The season will function a collection of in-game occasions highlighting Pokémon found in within the Kanto, Johto, Hoenn, Sinnoh, Unova, and Kalos areas. Niantic teases that the Season of Celebration will culminate with “a brand-new international occasion expertise.”