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It’s only been a few days since the last Pokemon GO update, but another patch is being issued very soon. Niantic has sent word that players should be on the lookout for version 1.7.1 (iOS) / 0.37.1 (Android).

Given the slight change in version numbers, this is unsurprisingly not a major update. It’s merely intended to fix some small issues with Pokemon GO Plus.

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Yesterday, some misinformation about Pokemon GO Plus was clarified. Nintendo said previously that it wouldn’t keep track of distance traveled, but we know that the function is actually built in.

Now we have news about another feature which wasn’t originally expected to be included. You can catch new Pokemon, which we didn’t think would be possible before. Pokemon GO Plus will flash yellow to show that you’ve come across a new monster.

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Miitomo has been updated with more content. In addition to new items in the daily selections in Miitomo Shop which are unique to each user, the content below is now available to all:

– Bowler hat
– Pin stripe jacket
– Cardigan + white shirt
– Pin stripe pants
– Denim maxi skirt
– Oxford shoes
– Striped + cuffed high-tops
– Djungarian hamster buddies

If that wasn’t enough, Nintendo is hosting a new Miifoto challenge. Find the details on the official Miitomo site here.

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Nintendo has updated Miitomo with a ton of Kirby collaboration content, which was announced earlier in the month. It includes free items, Miitomo Drop stages (with more items), My Nintendo rewards, and more. You can find the full breakdown in our original post here.

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MyGamingBoulevard posted a video today that gives us a better look at Pokemon GO Plus. The accessory is unboxed, and paired with a phone, and put to the test. View the video below.

Pokemon GO Plus officially arrives on Friday. Like most products though, some folks have managed to get their hands on it early.

In the past, Nintendo has said that Pokemon GO doesn’t track distance walked when the app is running in the background. However, it turns out that this isn’t true. Reddit user c-a-m-i says that his egg and buddy distance increased by 1.1km with the phone locked during a test session.

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We’ve often talked about how Pokemon GO has positively affected the sales of the core Pokemon games. The Wall Street Journal now provides a closer look by examining the situation in Japan.

The image above shows how Pokemon GO has boosted sales of Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, Red/Green/Blue/Yellow, and 3DS hardware as a whole since launch. It’s cooled off slightly as of late, but overall, it’s clear that GO made a notable impact.

Thanks to Zoner for the tip.

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Miitomo has been updated with new content once again. Players can nab some new items in the latest Miitomo Drop stage, “The show must go on! Miitomo Concert #3”.

Available items include:

– Mic hood
– Mic-drop costume
– Piano key tee
– Bell one piece

Users can select Miitomo Drop stages from the Shop tab. Miitomo coins or game tickets are needed to play.

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Nintendo created a set of Super Mario Run stickers that can be used in iMessage. Now the same can be said of Pokemon. If you’re using iOS 10, you can now purchase and download pixel stickers based on Pokemon.

The official page is located here. Nintendo’s Super Mario Run stickers are free, but this set costs $2.

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Niantic CEO John Hank and the rest of the Pokemon GO team penned a new message on the company’s website. It’s mostly to thank fans for their support thus far. Additionally, it’s said that Niantic is still working on getting the game out to more countries – including India – and another tease that there’s “a lot more in the works this fall.”

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