New Pokémon GO update expands nearby feature, adds Ditto

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Are you still playing Pokémon GO? Gotta catch ’em all somehow, right?

Yes, believe it or not, people (including me) still play Pokémon GO even though it’s gotten extremely repetitive and hasn’t really had a major update since the beginning of the month. Daily bonuses were introduced, and previous to that the last Pokémon GO update that added much value allowed you to have a buddy with you. Hey, I have to get that Gyarados somehow by using Magikarp as my buddy.

The latest release provides an update to the “Nearby” feature which was only being tested in a few areas previously. In the early days of the game it was able to let you know how far away a Pokémon was and when it was taken away, you couldn’t tell where anything was exactly. But with Niantic bringing it back, the update shows nearby Pokémon that are close to PokéStops near you.

The new areas where nearby has expanded to (more testing) include:

  • United States of America: All states west of the Mississippi River (except Hawaii and Alaska)
  • Canada: British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and the western half of Ontario.
  • Australia: All states and territories

Now, an update that was outed recently is showing that Ditto, the mimic Pokémon, has been seen and caught. The catch (pun intended) is that it’s mixed in with all the easy Pokémon such as Pidgey or Rattatta. The way you’ll know if it’s Ditto is by catching it, which is kind of a pain as no one really wants to catch those lower CP creatures. Plus side is that if you put Ditto in a gym, it will copy the stats of the first Pokémon it sees, so the moves will be the same, same type, and same appearance.

Are you in any of the areas mentioned above where the new nearby feature has expanded to? What about catching a Ditto? Let us know by leaving your comments down below, or on Google+, Facebook, or Twitter.

  Source: Slash Gear   Via: Niantic Labs   Via: Niantic Labs

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