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As revealed by Game Freak’s Junichi Masuda during today’s Treehouse stream, there are plans for Pokemon GO to connect with the main Pokemon games in the future. This won’t be at launch though, as the developers want players to focus on catching Pokemon in real life. The same stream also reconfirmed that trading will be coming to Pokemon GO at some point.

During today’s Nintendo Treehouse stream hosted at E3, it was announced that the Pokemon GO Plus device for Pokemon GO is planned for release at the end of July. It will be priced at $34.99.

Pokemon GO is only going to have the first generation of Pokemon to start out. However, in the future, there are plans for future generations to be added. This tidbit was shared during today’s E3 Treehouse stream.

Nintendo has started to show its lineup for its second day of E3 streams. We now know that the company’s mystery RPG, which also appears to incorporate action and adventure elements, will be shown at 1:55 PM ET / 10:55 AM PT. Other titles such as Pokemon GO, Monster Hunter Generations, and Rhythm Heaven Megamix will also be featured throughout the day. More games will be added to the schedule later.


Pokemon GO will be featured during tomorrow’s Treehouse stream in the form of a developer Q&A. We now know that Shigeru Miyamoto will be in attendance. Furthermore, he’ll be sharing something new about the app. Make sure you tune in!


The three free Zelda items in Miitomo are out now. The lineup includes the 8-bit Link tee, Link’s new hair wig, and Link’s wig.


Nintendo has been hosting a new Miitomo re-tweet event over the past week. Having reached 10,000 and 20,000 re-tweets respectively, “Link’s new hair wig” and “Link wig” were already confirmed as free gifts for the app. Nintendo also added in another goal recently at 40,000 re-tweets: a black 8-bit Link tee.

Nintendo has now announced that this latest target has been reached. That means, starting tomorrow, users will be able to get their hands on a total of three gifts in Miitomo.


Several new items can now be purchased in Miitomo via the pap’s Miitomo Shop. A few minutes ago, Nintendo added in dinosaur-themed clothing and more.

Here’s the full lineup of items:

– Slick sunglasses
– Gingham shirt
– Chic baggy pants
– Marbeled- lace socks
– Chunky sneakers
– Gold dollar-sign chain
– Dinosaur egg
– Dino egg hoodie

All of these items can be redeemed in Miitomo Shop in exchange for coins.

Various members of the media were recently given the opportunity to go hands-on with Pokemon GO. One such outlet was GamesBeat, who has now written up a comprehensive report on the game. The site has information about the different aspects of gameplay, microtransactions, Pokemon GO Plus device, and more.

We’ve rounded up all of the details in summary form below. You can also read GamesBeat’s full piece here.


– Same data sets as Ingress are used: monuments, parks, and other local areas of intrigue
– Combination of the real world and the digital

“If you said, ‘What’s the core essence of the game?’ it is that trying to mimic what the world would be like if Pokémon really lived in it. That’s the fundamental mission of the game. They’re out there and you have to discover them and capture them.” – Niantic CEO John Hanke

– Customizable avatar
– Have your own level
– Your level goes up as you do tasks like catching Pokémon or battling at gyms
– Achievements included for things like how long you have walked, how many Pokémon you’ve caught, and even some for different-sized critters
– One achievement example” Big Magikarp achievement
– Map screen is the main interface
– This shows your real-world location and points of interest across the map
– PokeStops: blue cubes where you can collect items, Pokemon show up on the map as icons of each Pokemon
– Gyms show up initially as white icons, and then change based on which team is in control
– Catch Pokemon or collect items from PokeStops by walking close to those locations on the map

“To me … the heart of the game is integrating that sort of discovery and fun of the video game with the fun of being outside and exploring new places. I just think that’s a great combo and I hope players are into it.” – Hanke

– Pokemon GO will vibrate when you get close to a location of interest
– This is only when the app is open and on-screen
– Also has a low-power screen mode if you turn your phone upside down while walking to help conserve battery life
– Pokemon GO will still work and have places for people to visit even if you aren’t living in a major metropolitan city