Pokémon GO simply bought somewhat shock replace, full with a curious new characteristic: “Fortunate” Pokémon.
Most issues in Pokémon GO are tailored from issues that exist already within the Pokémon universe. Objects like incense, fortunate eggs and the like all exist in the primary Pokémon collection (although what this stuff truly do tends to be a bit completely different in GO).
Fortunate Pokémon, so far as I do know, is a brand new idea altogether.
So what are they? And the way are they completely different from current Shiny Pokémon?
Shiny Pokémon are uncommon variations of current Pokémon with colours that differ from the usual. You may faucet in your 398th Dratini, for instance, solely to seek out that it’s shiny pink as an alternative of the usual blue. You may randomly faucet a Minun to seek out that it has inexperienced ears as an alternative of blue, or an Aron with pink eyes as an alternative of blue. It’s a enjoyable option to hold gamers tapping on Pokémon even after their Pokédex is technically full. The variations are solely pores and skin deep, although; past the visible shift, Shiny Pokémon are usually functionally the identical as their non-shiny model.
The brand new “Fortunate” Pokémon, in the meantime, don’t look a lot completely different (save for a glittery background once you have a look at them in your assortment). They do, nevertheless, have somewhat useful benefit: powering them up requires much less stardust. In different phrases, you’ll have the ability to make them stronger quicker and with much less work.
How do you get ’em? By buying and selling. Whereas of us are nonetheless understanding the precise mechanics, it seems like non-Fortunate Pokémon have an opportunity to grow to be Fortunate Pokémon when traded from one participant to a different. According to Niantic, the percentages of a Pokémon turning into “fortunate” after a commerce enhance primarily based on how way back it was initially caught.
And for the collectors on the market: sure, for higher or worse, “Fortunate” Pokémon are actually a class within the Pokédex. Niantic simply added trading to Pokémon GO a month in the past, and this can be a intelligent option to get gamers to care about buying and selling even after they’ve already caught the whole lot there may be to catch.
This replace additionally brings a couple of different small modifications, largely simply sprucing up the way in which the pal/buying and selling system works:
- Now you can give pals nicknames. That’s tremendous helpful for remembering who’s who, or for remembering that you simply added PikaFan87 as a result of they promised to commerce you a Kangaskhan
- You now get a little bit of XP for sending items
- Items can now include stardust
- Now you can delete items out of your stock