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Niantic has updated Pokemon GO with new opportunities for players. Going forward, you may now encounter creatures in more places than before. On top of that, areas that had a high density of Pokemon are now more spread out.

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Niantic today outlined the events it has lined up for Pokemon GO throughout December. Fans can expect to see Virizion in five-star raids, Lugia and Ho-Oh for a Special Raid Weekend, and more.

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As the end of 2019 winds down, Niantic is thanking Pokemon GO players and their support of Community Days with a new initiative. A special two-day event has been announced featuring Community Day encounters and bonuses.

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We’re about halfway through November, but Pokemon GO has a few more events in the pipeline. Niantic today detailed Supereffective Week, five-star raids featuring Terrakion, and Friend Fest.

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Niantic has announced a new Team GO Rocket event culminating with a battle against the organization’s leader, Giovanni. 

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Niantic has detailed some new functionality on the way for Pokemon GO. Currently in the works is an AR-centric Buddy Adventure, which is designed to be an interactive experience with friends. Something else that we’ll be seeing very soon is the Niantic Wayfarer tool that will let people add certain locations to the world.

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Niantic today announced that Cobalion, the Iron Will Pokemon, will soon be appearing in Pokemon GO. The creature can be encountered in five-star raids beginning November 4. The event lasts until November 26.

Cobalion is known to be part of a trio with Terrakion and Virizion. The latter two Pokemon will be showing up “soon”.

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According to Sensor Tower, Pokemon GO has generated over $3 billion in lifetime gross revenue. The game earned $832.4 million in 2016, $589.3 million in 2017, $816.3 million in 2018, and $774.3 million so far in 2019. Pokemon GO is likely to set a new revenue milestone this year given the current pace.

Pokemon GO has been downloaded roughly 541 million times worldwide. There’s been an average revenue per download of nearly $5.60.

In a recent hands-on session for Pokemon Sword/Shield, Eurogamer was able to speak with director Shigeru Ohmori and producer Junichi Masuda. Between the two, they discussed pressure making Pokemon titles, the negative feedback they’ve recently received, and the possibility of more Let’s Go games. It’s also now confirmed that there’s no direct connectivity with Pokemon GO.

We’ve rounded up these particular responses below. For the full interview, head on over to Eurogamer.

New one-time purchase boxes are starting to appear in Pokemon GO. Currently, these aren’t live in all countries yet, but should start to show up fairly soon. Prices vary by region, but these boxes cost comparatively little money for the items they offer. It seems like what box is available to you depends on your trainer level. So far, these two variations have been found:

  • Beginner Box: 1x Premium Raid Pass, 1x Super Incubator, 30x Poke Balls, 1x Lucky Egg
  • New Trainer Box: 4x Premium Raid Pass, 4x Super Incubator, 30x Poke Balls, 3x Lucky Egg

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