Pokemon GO Updates: Buddy Pokemon Now Live, Other Features To Come

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Pokemon GO recently updated the game on both iOS and Android to feature the new Buddy Pokemon. After this update, there are a lot more things to come in Pokemon GO.

Buddy Pokemon: Pikachu Easter Egg

On Sept. 13, Pokemon GO sent out an update on both the iOS and Android platforms. It was able to introduce the heavily rumored -not anymore- Buddy Pokemon. This update is like a breath of fresh air to those who may be having a difficult time evolving their Pokemon. As the player progresses in the game, it gets more and more difficult to level up. There are certain ways to level up and that involves evolving some Pokemon using the Lucky Egg. However, if you live in a remote area, sometimes it is difficult to catch the same type of Pokemon. So, if you have a Pokemon, like a Vulpix, you can attach it or make it a Buddy to your character. Depending on the Pokemon, the player will have to walk to a certain distance. The distance ranges from 1KM, 3KM and 5KM.

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However, unlike in the original game, the Pokemon does not walk beside you on the map. It is only beside the player icon. This was saddening news to some fans as it was believed you will have a companion. Although the Buddy Pokemon does not walk alongside the character, Pokemon GO has added an Easter Egg. If you choose Pikachu as your Buddy Pokemon, Pikachu will be on your shoulder after walking 3KM with it.

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Small Bug In New Update?

If you do not have a jailbroken or rooted mobile device, then you have probably updated Pokemon GO. However, after closing the app, some players have noticed that they receive a notification saying, ?Your Pokemon go plus session has ended. Select this to launch Pokemon go!? If you get this notification, all you have to do it turn off notifications for Pokemon GO in your settings.

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New Features Coming

Since some code masters uncovered the Buddy Pokemon code, this means there are other codes found that may be released. The other codes uncovered before the launch of Buddy Pokemon was related to the Legendary Pokemon and Trading. Furthermore, incense types were also found in the code. The next question to ask is when will these codes be activated. The answer is no one knows. Pokemon GO releases updates every now and then to improve gameplay with ?text fixes? as the most common update. However, many Pokemon GO players wish that the trading feature will be activated in the next update. Since many players cannot catch Pokemon others can, this will certainly help complete their Pokedex.

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Next up, the Legendary Pokemon. The Legendary Three, Articuno, Moltres and Zapdos, is something a lot of fans are waiting for. Although Pokemon GO has lost a number of players since its launch, there are still those who continue to play and cannot wait to catch the Legendary Pokemon. Like one of TheBitBag team members, see his Pokedex:


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