Pokémon GO Bonus Update: In its attempt to maintain its Pokémon GO user base, Niantic, Inc. has introduced a new feature on the augmented reality (AR) game.
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Pokémon GO Bonus
Pokémon GO players can level up with the points coming from the medals they earn. These medals are earned from catching Pokémons.
With the new feature, players can earn Pokémon GO bonus for the medals that can be used to level up, depending on the type of Pokémon caught. Accordingly, these Pokémon GO bonuses can increase players’ chances of catching certain types of Pokémons.
“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,” explained Niantic.
This will help Pokémon GO players find catching the same Pokémons over and over again beneficial and rewarding, and not merely a waste of time.
Pokémon GO Buddy Pokémon
The latest update follows the recently announced Pokémon GO Buddy Pokémon system.
This enables Pokémon GO players to select a Pokémon that will appear beside their avatars. Moreover, a Buddy Pokémon can virtually walk with his or her master to collect candies that can be used to power up or evolve.
The amount of candies that can be collected per distance traveled depends on the type of Pokémon. Pokémon GO players can view how many more kilometers their Buddy Pokémon still need to walk to collect candies— just like how they can view how many more kilometers they need to walk to hatch eggs.
Any Pokémon from the Pokédex can be selected as a Buddy Pokémon. However, a Pokémon GO player must carefully strategize how he or she will take advantage of the new feature in order to make the most out of it. After all, it provides new opportunities for players to power up and evolve their Pokémons.
Pokémon GO bonus and Pokémon GO Buddy Pokémon will surely be followed by other new interesting features as Niantic attempts to sustain the Pokémon GO hype.
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