Pokemon Go developer Niantic has dropped the biggest hint yet that Legendary Pokemon are coming to the game.
Pokemon Go picked up five gongs during the recent Webby Awards, and was even named best mobile game.
This led to marketing lead Archit Bhargava telling the crowd: “This summer is going to be legendary.”
While the latest hint gives very little away in terms of content, it does seem to confirm that Legendary Pokemon are finally coming to Pokemon Go.
The release of Legendary Pokemon has been linked to the introduction of raids, as well as a revamp to the way gym battles work.
In the meantime, fans will have to make do with the Adventure Week Rock-type event, which runs until 9pm on May 25 in the UK.
For the duration of the Rock-type event, Pokemon Go players will receive more items from Pokestops, while Rock-type Pokemon will appear with greater frequency.
The price of Poke Balls has been slashed by 50% from the in-game shop, and players will also be able to equip the brand new Explorer’s Hat from the wardrobe.
You can check out the full list of Pokemon Go’s Rock-type Pokemon in the gallery below…
Pokemon Go fans will be disappointed with the news that those Shiny Aerodactyl rumours are false.
With the Adventure Week Rock-type event now in full swing, reports suggested that Aerodactyl would become the third Pokemon to get a Shiny variant.
After all, with Aerodactyl given special mention in the Adventure Week announcement, a Shiny version certainly seemed plausible.
“Whether you’re exploring your neighbourhood or an exotic new location, make sure to watch for Rock-type Pokémon such as Omanyte, Kabuto, and their Evolutions,” reads a Niantic blog post. “Keep an eye out – maybe you’ll even spot Aerodactyl!”
And it didn’t take long for an image of a supposed Shiny Aerodactyl to hit the web.
Unfortunately, however, the screengrab is just a mock-up and there’s no proof that Shiny Aerodactyl has been added to the game.
Pokemon Go developer Niantic appears to be planning big changes to the way move sets are assigned in the smartphone app.
One disgruntled Pokemon Go fan complained to Niantic about not being able to swap move sets.
In a post on the Niantic support page, the fan said: “Please can you change the move to Earthquake instead of Heavy Slam? Getting bad movesets demotivates me.”
While Niantic didn’t outright say they would change this feature, the studio’s response suggests that internal discussions are taking place.
“Thanks for reaching out,” the Niantic tweet reads. “This is not currently available, unfortunately, but we are aware of the community’s interest in this feature.”
With rumours of Raids, PvP and other changes to Gyms and battles, it’s possible this feature will be introduced as part of the game’s next big update.