While Pokemon Go may have lost some of the initial hype that it had when it first released, it still continues to be played by millions of people around the world. To help keep those legions of users happy, Niantic is set to make life slightly easier for them with a brand new update.
Speaking on the Pokemon Go website, the development team outlined how the latest update, which will arrive in the near future, will make catching rarer Pokemon less difficult than it has been so far. The new system will essentially make use of the badges that are already included in the app. Badges that are awarded for catching certain types of Pokemon will not make catching any Pokemon of that type easier.
“Trainers can work their way to a new tier by catching many Pokémon of the same type. If a Pokémon has multiple types, your bonus will be the average of your bonuses for each type. For example, Pidgey is both Normal and Flying type. Your bonus in this case would be the average of your Normal-type and Flying-type bonuses.”
There’s currently no word on an exact date for when the update will drop, but the statement did make clear it would be coming soon.