Pokemon GO

Niantic’s Pokemon GO Gained Additional 35% Players This Year

We can’t deny it. Pokemon GO has become one of the hottest game since it was released. This AR mobile game that has been developed by Niantic captured the heart of young and adult Pokemon players.

Starting on its official global release, Pokemon GO managed to gain millions of players. However, due to the reason that not all players are a fan of Pokemon, some of them left the game. But because of the efforts of the developer, Pokemon GO has been reportedly gaining more players to the game.

In fact, the developer has reported that since May 2018, Pokemon GO has been continuously gaining more players. Some of the reasons for this increase of the fan base is the addition of new features such as releasing new Legendary Pokemon, in-game events, trading, and more.

Over the summer, tens of millions of Trainers around the world played Pokémon GO together every month, with a 35% increase in active usage since May. Since we introduced the new Social features at the end of June, more than 113 million Friend connections have been made and 2.2 billion Gifts have been sent to friends, showcasing how Trainers truly enjoy interacting with one another and playing together.

While not all requested features are available in the game, Niantic is still doing a great job to keep players engaged to the game by releasing limited events alongside with exclusive features.

Recently, Pokemon GO has gone through the Summer Tour Event where players are required to complete all the requirements of the event, promising an Ultra Bonus Reward if achieved. Fortunately, players have successfully completed all the Professor Willows challenges and as a result, the Ultra Bonus Reward has been unlocked.

Just before the reveal Ultra Bonus Reward, many players have been speculating about what could be the reward. Some are suggesting that the Generation 4 Pokemon will be released since Niantic has also hinted them on social media. However, it’s not the case. Instead of getting new Pokemon, Pokemon GO has re-introduced the Legendary Pokemon from the Kanto region, Mewtwo, and even placed the region exclusive Pokemon into a 7 km egg. This is a great chance for players who don’t have the time to travel to places just to get these exclusives in Pokemon GO.

By Christian West

Gamer, blogger and a co-owner of Game N Guides. I am currently on my journey to craft the best armor and weapon in Monster Hunter World.