How Real-World Weather Will Now Change Pokemon Go

Thursday, 07 Dec, 2017

"Starting later this week, Treecko, Torchic, Mudkip, and several more Pokémon originally discovered in the Hoenn region in the Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Sapphire video games will start appearing in Pokémon GO for the first time ever-with even more to be discovered over the next several weeks!"

Pokemon Go is making some huge changes and it's all tied to what the weather's like outside. But despite the fact that the game will look different and the story will be new, original Ingress players will be able to retain all of their progression, levels and items. Certain moves will also be more or less effective in battle - Charizard's Fire Spin will be extra strong on sunny days, for example.

We haven't seen which Pokemon will get an advantage in cloudy weather, but Normal-Types, Fighting-Types, Poison-Types, Rock-Types, and Fairy-Types all aren't represented in the other weather patterns. "We prefer to give bonuses rather than penalties where we can", a Niantic official told the Verge.

Much like Pokemon Go, Ingress Prime will be built on the foundation of the original Ingress, with redesigned user interface and sound design, new features that utilize the advanced AR technology in the latest smartphone cameras, and a completely new narrative to play though. The real-world weather around Trainers will impact the gameplay of Pokemon GO in a variety of ways that include changing Pokemon habitats and where they can be found, increasing Combat Power, and earning more Stardust after catching a Pokemon. The weather effects will be added to the game "later this month".