Niantic has revealed the Pokemon GO roadmap for early 2022 where they have some exciting plans for Pokemon Go players in the coming days. Throughout the upcoming year, Niantic will focus on efforts on improving Pokémon Go and bringing fun, exciting updates to Trainers around the world.
Continuing global events with Pokemon Go Tour
After the enthusiastic response to Pokemon GO Tour: Kanto last year, now the Pokémon GO Johto Tour 2022 will commence on February 26th and 27th, 2022. This year, trainers around the world will be able to play wherever they are, and trainers in Monterrey, Mexico, or Kaohsiung, Taiwan, will be able to participate in live events.
Some of the new features for this year’s Pokémon GO Tour include GO Gym Trainers. Each of them is inspired by a contest-winning Trainer from our community. You’ll be able to opt-in or out of battling once you’ve faced a certain number of these trainers.
This way, you’ll be able to choose between engaging in more challenging battles or shifting your focus toward other features of the event. On top of that, there will be the new Masterwork Research featuring Apex Shadow Pokémon available.
GO Battle League improvements
Niantic has assured that they are always working on refining the experience, and are currently prioritizing a number of updates and improvements. These include urgent bug fixes that will be shared soon in an upcoming Dev Diary.
Postcard and Seasonal update
Upgrading the already existing Postcard Book feature, Niantic is working on adding additional functionality, like notifications, sticker saving, an expanded Gift maximum, new Postcard sorting methods, and new Postcard notes.
Alongside this, in the coming season, we’re looking forward to sharing several seasonal Special Research stories with you, with a focus on smaller-scale adventures.
More Community Days coming soon in 2022
Niantic says they are continually exploring ways to enhance the sense of community our Trainers feel around the world. The first-ever Community Day Classic was one such experiment, and also, they have been testing community-hosted events on a smaller scale. Niantic will continue to explore the concept of Community Day to keep our events fresh and exciting.
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