Pokemon Go launched a brand new replace yesterday to coincide with the beginning of the Adventure Week occasion. The new replace contained a number of new items of code that ties in to Alolan Pokemon types, which Pokemon Go beforehand confirmed could be added to the sport later this summer season. However, the large reveal is a brand new “rainbow” climate sample, which appears to have particular results within the sport.
The replace contained code line gadgets specifying a “Special Weather” impact together with varied triggers. It appears that, in contrast to regular climate patterns in Pokemon Gothe Special Weather results will set off randomly and appear to have some form of restricted timer to them.
Interestingly, rainbows have already popped up within the sport. A participant on Reddit posted a screenshot of a rainbow within the background of his map, which appeared shortly after the climate switched from wet to cloudy within the sport.
The well-liked hypothesis is that Alolan Pokemon types will solely seem throughout “Rainbow” climate. Since the Alolan Pokemon types are alternate variations of Pokemon already within the sport, having them solely seem throughout a particular window of time makes numerous sense…and would stop some frustration from gamers searching for Alolan Pokemon however solely discovering their extra frequent Kanto types. It would additionally incentivize gamers to maintain their eye on Pokemon Go and prioritize enjoying when the Rainbow climate impact is open.
Another intriguing change is the addition of a line of code associated to “Raid Friends,” a potential trace that Pokemon Go may quickly have some form of social perform to make it simpler to battle and raid collectively with out making personal battles. Pokemon Go has said that they had been hoping so as to add some form of social perform to the sport to make it simpler for gamers to coordinate raid teams and battles. Having an in-game good friend listing will surely tackle at the very least a few of these points.
We’ll see what different adjustments are in retailer for Pokemon Go gamers within the week forward. In the meantime, gamers are inspired to get outdoors and benefit from the Adventure Week bonuses whereas they nonetheless can!