Pokemon Go update lures many players back into the game


Last week's second generation update for Pokemon Go has propelled the AR hit game once again to the No. 1 spot on Apple's App Store, albeit not doing much for its position on Google Play, where it still holds third place (behind Game of War and Mobile Strike).

The second-gen update added 80 new critters to Pokemon Go's roster, bringing the total number of pocket monsters to catch to 151. Prior to the big update, Pokemon had slipped in popularity a bit, although not remaining in the global Top 10 on both Google and Apple's storefronts.

According to mobile app intelligence firm Sensor Tower, Pokemon Go is also performing well in numerous other regions, securing the top spot in terms of revenue in the UK, Denmark, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Ecuador, New Zealand, Singapore, and Slovakia, but remaining at No. 8 in Japan, in terms of revenues.

Although the second-gen update reinvigorated player interest in Pokemon Go, not the least bit thanks to the many beloved critters it brought over from Pokemon Silver and Gold, but many players are waiting for PvP battles and other features from traditional entries in the franchise to make their way to the AR game. Niantic promises to deliver, but the question is when?

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5 Comments

1. Rampage_Taco

Posts: 1109; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

Another feature that was made clear to be in the works is Breeding

2. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

great.. finally ditto can do it's job :D

5. Rampage_Taco

Posts: 1109; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

Outside of Ditto, keep tabs on the Gender of your pokemon

3. blackhawksnip3r

Posts: 2; Member since: May 31, 2011

Its not 151 total anymore... add the new ones in and you're over 230+ pokemon to catch.

4. Rampage_Taco

Posts: 1109; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

Shhh they aren't paid to do math

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