Evaluation of recent QOL Updates & Options in 2023 to this point (Pokémon GO)

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2023 is slowly coming to an in depth and we've seen a variety of new High quality of Life Updates and New Options added to the sport this 12 months. Whether or not minor or main adjustments, all these updates have had a constructive impression on Pokémon GO. Let's take a look again at a few of these new options which were added in 2023 to this point!


Routes had been added with the debut of Zygarde through the Blaze New Trails occasion. They've been the person new characteristic added to the sport this 12 months and are new contact for the sport. Though they might not have introduced communities collectively as Niantic initially supposed them to, they do encourage folks to stroll extra and discover new tracks that native trainers use. The extra rewards from finishing them are nice too, together with Uncommon Sweet, Elite TMs, and extra which add just a bit extra inspiration to need to full them. 

Routes began very slowly with hardly any trainers with the ability to full them, however now with the route creation degree lowered there was extra routes round. I've discovered this to be an ideal characteristic as I can full as much as 6 routes on my standard stroll, together with with 3 routes and their reserved course. This may even be nice for rural trainers to achieve gadgets they often wouldn't have easy accessibility to and it solely requires 2 PokéStops to create, which just about all trainers ought to have close by. Nonetheless, Niantic's overview course of is quite gradual and it could possibly take as much as a month or extra to get your route stay within the recreation. 


Showcases had been just lately added which contain Pokémon including their largest or smallest Pokémon in them to compete in opposition to different trainers and be rewarded with prizes. They don't add very a lot worth to the sport however they're a neat little characteristic. The inclusion of them in month-to-month bulletins has been nice too, as trainers can put together and anticipate them to have the very best likelihood of rating extremely. Showcase PokéStops don't change all through the season, which can also be very handy.

One key difficulty I've observed is that each showcase to this point has solely included largest Pokémon solely, and there ought to be the inclusion of the smallest Pokémon in some unspecified time in the future like initially introduced. One other drawback is the dearth of Showcase PokéStops, as I've observed lots of my native areas solely have 1 or 2 stops that are generally present in inconvenient locations which trigger detours to regular walks. Including showcase stops solely at native parks or widespread public locations would make showcases extra accessible for all.

Prepared Button in Raids

ZoëTwoDots 🎀 on X: "Ready up button is live in #PokemonGO!? Do you have this feature in your area? Tested with local raid and also with inviting remote raiders (both worked). https://t.co/9CbBNJsCgL" /

Having a prepared button in raids is a High quality of Life replace that has been referred to as upon for literal years by trainers, so lastly having this characteristic is wonderful. Trainers can now press the button and if everybody within the raid has pressed it, the timer with go right down to 10 seconds and the raid will occur shortly. This stops everybody from ready a complete two minutes for fast raids. I additionally observed that the timer cuts to 10 seconds when the utmost coach variety of 20 is reached in a foyer, which is wonderful and saves pointless wasted time.

The one criticism I've is you can't press the button by yourself within the raid, you want 2 or extra folks. I feel permitting the button to be accessible by yourself after a sure period of time could be nice.

Pokémon dropping Gadgets when caught

Meteorite drops are enabled as a rare drop for Mega Rayquaza raids (remote invite from New Zealand). : r/TheSilphRoad

Some Pokémon have an opportunity of dropping gadgets when caught on particular events, which is a brand new characteristic that was added this 12 months. The primary occasion of this was Gimmighoul holding Gimmighoul cash when caught, serving to you to evolve it while you acquire sufficient. This characteristic slowly turned extra widespread with possibilities of Rayquaza holding a Meteorite throughout GO Fest, Carbink assured to carry Diancie Mega Power throughout GO Fest, and most just lately Oddish holding Solar Stones throughout Oddish Analysis Day. Though the possibility of them holding gadgets on a few of these events had been very miniscule, it's a good characteristic that the standard Pokémon video games on gaming consoles have.

XXL/XXS Pokémon

Just like Merchandise holding, the brand new characteristic of XXS and XXL Pokémon was impressed by different Pokémon video games, and the animation most notably from Pokémon Let's GO Eevee and Pikachu. Though this doesn't change the sport an excessive amount of, it provides one other incentive for trainers to catch small and enormous Pokémon and full the brand new badges for them. The totally different sizes are additionally seen on the Pokémon as your buddy, in your stock, in battles, on the catch display screen and extra, which is a pleasant contact.

Scarlet/Violet Linking

In February 2023, Pokémon GO turned capable of hyperlink with the Nintendo Swap recreation, Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. Trainers can ship Postcards from their postcard e book to obtain a Coin Bag as soon as per day, and a Golden Lure each 5 days. In doing so, you should utilize the Coin Bag and Golden Lure to catch Gimmighoul and procure 999 Gimmighoul cash to evolve into Gholdengo. Though you'll be able to't straight ship any Pokémon over to Scarlet and Violet, this new linking characteristic is a neat addition.

Paldea Area

It isn't fairly often {that a} new area debuts in Pokémon GO, however the Paldea Area was launched just lately in September. 20 new Pokémon debuted all through 2 Paldea occasions to rejoice the brand new Scarlet and Violet DLC. These Pokémon included the lovable starters (Fuecoco, Sprigitato and Quaxly) and their evolutions, the raid-exclusive Bombirdier, Lechonk & Oinkologne, Pawmi's household, Nymble & Lokix, and final however not least the extraordinarily uncommon Frigibax and its household!

Up to date Settings Web page

How to Connect to Pokémon GO — Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet | Official Website

The Settings web page was modified to a extra fashionable outlook in April. Not many individuals observed it, however the darkish blue background turned gentle inexperienced and sections had been added to it. Beforehand the settings was an extended web page of which you needed to scroll down to seek out what you wished, however now it's clearer and sectioned to make it simpler for trainers to navigate it simply.

Variety of Trainers in Raid proven

The Raid Foyer Counter characteristic was added in April 2023. This QOL replace permits trainers to see how many individuals are in a raid earlier than clicking on it. Surprisingly, this characteristic was applied for distant raiding after the distant raid restrict updates occurred, however nonetheless its an ideal characteristic that saves trainers time.

Mega Power from spinning Gyms

Latias mega energy received from pokéstop spin, not sure if this was found already : r/TheSilphRoad

This has been a primarily unnoticed addition, and fairly in order it isn't that necessary. Trainers have an opportunity of getting 5 Mega Power of varied Pokemon, notably Beedrill. This characteristic was added throughout Hoenn Tour when Latios and Latias Mega Power was obtaiable from Fitness center spins.

3 bonus XL Sweet from In-Particular person Raids

Whenever you win a 5-Star Raid in-person (on the gymnasium of the raid), trainers will get a bonus 3 XL Sweet of the raid boss you defeated, along with the XL acquired from catching. This characteristic makes it simpler to acquire XL Sweet for Legendaries, Mythicals and Extremely Beasts with the 5 day by day distant raid restrict.

Pokémon GO Internet Retailer

Niantic additionally launched a brand new means to purchase PokeCoins on-line, the Pokémon GO Internet Retailer. This new characteristic permits for maximise with bonus PokeCoins and a few attention-grabbing offers. The net retailer continues to be comparatively new but it surely seems to be one other everlasting characteristic!

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