‘Pokemon GO’ Update May Fix Fun-Spoiling Bugs; Gen 2 Pokemon Expected
Going by the spate of updates by Niantic for "Pokemon GO," the next update should have been announced earlier this week. The last update was announced on Dec. 20, 2016 and it went live few days after that. Niantic always announces its updates beforehand via the "Pokemon GO" official Twitter account but it has not been updated for almost two weeks. Hence, fans believe, Niantic is taking some extra time to release the update.
According to Heavy, Niantic has generally released "Pokemon GO" updates on a bi-weekly basis and they have ranged from simply changing a line on one screen to introducing new Pokemon. It is possible the upcoming update has been delayed because of the Holiday season and the New Year event is still going strong. Moreover, unlike Nest Migrations that happen every two weeks, the updates are more random and may not be released on same days.
As Niantic has introduced quite a few special bonuses and treated fans with new content, the upcoming update may not be that big or interesting. The upcoming "Pokemon GO" update may simply look to fix certain bugs in the game that are causing players much trouble. There is a bug that makes Gym Battles very difficult as players are completely removed. Another bug reportedly freezes the app when started.
Thus, the new "Pokemon GO" update may not introduce new features but fix these bugs. Players have been treated to some amazing content by Niantic in recent months, making it hard for serious players to leave the app. A bonus makes Lures last 60 minutes instead of the usual 30. Several new Pokemon have been added recently to "Pokemon GO." Of course, trainers are eagerly waiting for the Gen 2 Pokemon.
Only a few baby Pokemon were released in December in "Pokemon GO" and they can only be hatched. Data miners will soon be searching the source code of the next update to ascertain if Niantic is releasing Gen 2 Pokemon soon.