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Niantic reveal even more changes to make Pokemon Go play from home

Published: 17/Apr/2020 14:45

by Paul Cot


Niantic are continuing to make Pokemon Go even more play from home friendly. In addition to the Remote Raid Pass, they have revealed various other upcoming changes.

It has been an interesting couple of months for Pokemon Go. Much like many other games and businesses, they have been forced to adapt.

There’s a big differences between Pokemon Go and other games, though, and that is the former is designed to play while on the move. With lockdowns still in full swing, Niantic have been forced to keep finding ways to make the mobile game play at home friendly.

Fourth Field Research Task
A fourth slot for Field Research tasks is about to open up…

A fourth field research task

Trainers who aren’t fortunate enough to be near Pokestops will be delighted by this addition. At midnight everyday you’ll be automatically given a new Field Research task.

If you already have your three slots taken up, then a fourth will be made available. If you haven’t completed the task from the previous day and you have all four slots taken up, then a new one won’t be issued on that day.

We don’t know what exactly what these tasks will entail. It has been confirmed, however, that these tasks “will focus on activities that you can complete from home.”

Buddy Pokemon Back
Buddy Pokemon always have your back…

Buddy Pokemon being put to use

Usually you need to interact with your Buddy Pokemon to get benefits but that’s all about to change. Soon a Buddy of any level will go and grab gifts for you, whenever you’re running low on them.

There will be “a notification above your buddy’s portrait when it’s returned with Gifts in hand (or paw).” That’s one less reason to go outside a find Pokestop!

Power up faster

If you want to power up a particular Pokemon to a level a lot higher than they are, it can take a while. If they are very low it could take several minutes to get them to the level (or CP) you want.

That process will soon be streamlined, thankfully. Instead of tapping power up over and over, you’ll now be able to select the CP you wish it to grow to. Just make sure you have enough Stardust, though!

Niantic had promised further changes to Pokemon Go during this difficult time and clearly they have delivered. We’ll have to see if they have anything else in store in the coming weeks.


Pokemon Sword & Shield cosplayer transforms into Nessa in epic TikTok

Published: 24/Nov/2020 21:00 Updated: 24/Nov/2020 22:59

by Brent Koepp


A Pokemon Sword & Shield cosplayer made waves on TikTok after sharing her mind-blowing transformation in Gen 8’s Water-type Gym Leader, Nessa.

The Pokemon franchise entered its eighth generation with the release of Sword & Shield on the Nintendo Switch. The 2019 RPG introduced players to a whole new cast of characters and was the debut of the Galar region.

A talented cosplayer celebrated the game by bringing popular character Nessa to life with an insanely accurate portrayal. The artist’s stunning video transformation into the Gym Leader will leave fans of the Water-type Trainer in awe.

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The Sword & Shield Gym Leader has already become a fan-favorite.

Pokemon cosplayer transforms into Gym Leader Nessa

At the start of the Gen 8 title, the protagonist receives an invitation to the Pokemon League by reigning Champion Leon. On the player’s quest to become the very best, they face off against a host of new Gym Leaders – including Nessa of Hulbury.

Cosplayer ‘nerdtasticmel’ made a splash on Instagram after sharing her incredible true-to-life take on the Trainer. The artist faithfully recreated the heroine’s signature two-piece white and blue Galar league uniform.

Mel’s re-creation of the attire is full of little details, such as the water drop logo on her crop top and the number 049 on her swim shorts. She also faithfully included the character’s belly button chain accessory which wraps around her stomach.


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As if that wasn’t impressive enough, the cosplayer uploaded a video to TikTok which shows how much work goes into artist’s bringing their favorite characters to life. The clip shows nerdtasticmel’s epic transformation in the Sword & Shield heroine.


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Despite only releasing at the end of 2019, the eighth gen RPG is already the third-highest selling game in the entire franchise. Proof that Pokemon’s addicting “Gotta Catch ‘Em All” design is more popular than it’s ever been.

In October, the title got its second major DLC expansion, The Crown Tundra. While it’s unclear if the add-on will be the last content the Switch release gets, the update closed out the Galar region with an epic finale.