A NEW Pokemon Go update has confirmed that a major nest migration has occurred while more evidence of the game’s domination has been revealed.
According to the people at the Silph Road, the tenth nest migration has been rolled out by Niantic this week in a new Pokemon Go update.
It means that spots where you have been able to rely on finding a certain Pokemon may have now changed, for example, one user has reported that the Bulbasaur nest in Central Park is now a Pidgey nest.
The Silph Road tracking site is now being updated with fresh user information, it may be worth checking in later this week to see what has changed in your local area.
While fans look to get to know where the best nests in their area is now, more information has been release about the game’s domination in 2016.
According to Google’s global trends report, Niantic’s hit Android and Apple App was the most-searched item online in 2016.
It beat the likes of the iPhone 7 and Donald Trump to reach the top spot, quite an achievement for a game that was released nearly halfway through the year.
While Pokemon Go is unlikely to recapture the level of interest it first got when it arrived earlier in 2016, that hasn’t stopped fans speculating over the title’s next big feature.
Players are looking to see how Niantic will launch the Pokemon Go update that will include player-to-player trading, a new video has been made to look at what evidence we have so far.
The new vid by PatentYogi looks at some of the tech company’s existing patents and how they could be used to bring trading to the popular Android and iOS app.
“Basically, Pokémon Go has a virtual world with a geography that parallels the geography of the real world,” PatentYogi explained.
“The patents reveal that Niantic has also developed a virtual transport system in this virtual world. Pokémons use this virtual transport system to travel within the virtual world.
“So the game has virtual aircrafts, virtual trains, virtual buses etc. to transport Pokémons all around the world. The cool thing is that this virtual transport system in the game also mirrors the real world transport system.
“Therefore, for a real world city bus, there is a corresponding virtual bus in the game.”
PatentYogi believes that these virtual transport systems will be the key to trading in Pokemon Go, with the theory that players will have to use existing transport hubs to initiate Pocket Monster swaps.
While this seems likes a pretty clever idea and something that would fit into the exploration ethos of the game, there are several key points to consider.
First of all, these patents are from 2012, and are before the game launched, and there is nothing to suggest that these plans were not developed for Niantic’s other title, Ingress.
While this seems like a system that could work, now that Niantic have mass real-world feedback for fans, it wouldn’t be surprising to learn that they have changed their plans.
Real world PokeStops have become much more integral to the game and obvious problems for players who don’t live in big cities could be the first major red flags to derail these plans.