Pokemon GO Turns 1 Today – Exciting Updates Promised for Later


The worldwide phenomenon Pokemon GO turns one today. But apart from the usual achievements, a lot of new things are being promised by Niantic.

It's Been a Year Since Pokemon GO was Launched - New Updates Incoming

It only feels like yesterday when Pokemon GO was released for both iOS and Android. Not only did it manage to climb to the top of the charts in a short period of time, but it also stirred the mobile gaming industry for the better as well. Now though, the game has turned a year old today, with great updates being promised by Niantic in the future. Here's the complete press release on the matter:

Pokémon Go Now Supports 120fps Gameplay on iPhone 13 Pro Models

It’s hard to believe that Pokémon GO launched just a year ago, and what an amazing year it’s been! Since joining us last July, you’ve demonstrated the true power of Pokémon GO and augmented reality gaming by searching for Pokémon in the real world, exploring on foot, building new friendships, and discovering new places right in your own neighborhoods. Throughout this incredible journey, you’ve caught over 125 billion Pokémon and made countless memories along the way. But there are many more adventures still to come.

Just a few weeks ago, the one-year anniversary celebration kicked off with a bang. You and millions of other Trainers went outside to battle in revamped Gyms and participate in Raid Battles with family and friends for the first time, but this was only the beginning of an action-packed couple of months. The celebration continues with a special Pikachu wearing a familiar hat appearing all over the world. From July 6 at 1:00 P.M. PDT to July 24 at 1:00 P.M. PDT, Pikachu discovered in the wild will be wearing Ash’s famous hat from the Pokémon animated series, so make sure you don’t miss out on your opportunity to catch one! You’ll also be able to stock up for Raid Battles and the events ahead with the special limited-time Anniversary Box, which will include Incubators, Max Revives, Ultra Balls, and Raid Passes at a discount in the in-game shop.

Stay tuned for even more exciting news over the coming weeks, including additional information on Pokémon GO Fest Chicago this July, events hosted at select Unibail-Rodamco locations this August and September in Europe, and Pokémon GO events at the Pikachu Outbreak in Yokohama, Japan, this August!

If you want to jump back into the world of Pokemon GO, then simply hit up on the links below: