Earlier at this time, Niantic and the Pokemon Company launched a sixty second trailer narrated by Stephen Fry starring a number of the new Pokemon first seen in Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire. Niantic has been including these new Pokemon in waves over the previous couple of months and has closely turned up promotional efforts within the hopes of getting extra gamers again into the sport. The trailer is scored by George Fenton, who additionally scord the award profitable documentaries Planet EarthFrozen Planetand Blue Planet.
There was one shock for present Pokemon Go gamers: the inclusion of Masquerain within the trailer. Masquerain is a Bug/Flying-Type Pokemon that hasn’t really been added to the sport but. It’s outstanding position within the trailer appears to trace that we might get one other wave of recent Pokemon within the subsequent couple of weeks.
Other Pokemon featured contains Mudkip, Delcatty, Luvdisc, Sharpedo, Wailord, Snorunt, Plusle, and Minun. Plusle and Minun frolicking collectively within the woods was a bittersweet scene, as the 2 Pokemon presently can’t be caught in the identical location collectively. Plusle and Minun are a number of the many regional-exclusive Pokemon added to the sport in latest months.
Pokemon Go started its “Gen 3” rollout in October 2017 as a part of its Halloween occasion, after which launched a significant wave of Pokemon in November 2017. Subsequent waves have been launched in December and January and it is anticipated fifth and last wave of Pokemon can be launched someday this month. Pokemon Go additionally has loads of Legendary Pokemon left so as to add as Raid Bosses, which ought to preserve gamers busy till the summer season.
As a part of the rollout, Pokemon Go additionally added two new options: a dynamic climate system that impacts which Pokemon spawn primarily based on the present climate and a brand new superior AR+ mode that provides out further bonuses for “sneaking up” on Pokemon.
The solely query remaining concerning the industrial is whether or not it is simply a part of a common advertising marketing campaign or a precursor to a brand new replace and/or options. We’ll see if Niantic follows this up with any bulletins later at this time.