Pokemon GO Update – Catching Rare Pokemon is About to Get Very, Very Easy

Uzair Ghani
Posted Oct 6, 2016
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Niantic has announced an update to Pokemon GO that will allow users to catch rare Pokemon very easily.

Latest Pokemon GO Update Will Let Users Catch Rare Pokemon Easily

There’s no doubt left in the fact that the Pokemon hype has somewhat died down. But of course, that doesn’t mean at all the developer behind the game would show the white flag and call it quits. Slowly pushing out new and interesting updates to the game, the developer has announced a new addition to the title that will allow users to catch rare Pokemon much easily.

Niantic aims to do this by giving users a ‘catch bonus’ every time they catch a low-level Pokemon. When the bonus builds up, you have a higher chance of catching a rare Pokemon of the type for which you have the catch bonus.

Here’s what Niantic has to say about the whole thing:

We want to give you a sneak peek of a feature coming soon to Pokémon GO. We are adding a new feature which grants a catch bonus when you earn medals based on catching certain types of Pokémon (Kindler, Psychic, Gardener, etc.). These new bonuses will give you a better chance of capturing Pokémon with a related type. For example, as you reach a higher tier for the Kindler Medal, your bonus to catch Fire-type Pokémon such as Charmander, Vulpix and Ponyta increases.

Trainers can work their way to a new tier by catching many Pokémon of the same type. If a Pokémon has multiple types, your bonus will be the average of your bonuses for each type. For example, Pidgey is both Normal and Flying type. Your bonus in this case would be the average of your Normal-type and Flying-type bonuses.

Here are some screenshots showing off the catch bonus feature.

When Will the New Update be Available?

Since this is an upcoming feature, therefore it’s not available immediately, obviously. But you can expect it to arrive within a few days or a couple of weeks. Don’t worry though, as we will inform our readers when the latest build of Pokemon GO is live for all iOS and Android users.

If you haven’t played Pokemon GO still, then you can download it by tapping on the links below. It’s absolutely free, and actually quite fun.

Once you do take the game for a spin, be sure to let us know about it as well and share your experience of walking in the real world to catch Pokemon.

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