Pokémon Go incorporates new features that encourage players to remain indoors

Players will now be able to join any Raid Battle they see on the ‘Nearby’ screen, or one they can tap on the map

Popular augmented reality mobile game Pokémon Go can now be played indoors. This is welcome news for gamers who haven’t been able to venture out due to the coronavirus lockdown.

Niantic, the developer of Pokémon Go, has added a ‘Remote Raid Pass’ in the game’s latest update. The pass will allow players to go on raids without leaving the confines of their homes.

With the Remote Raid Pass, players will be able to join any Raid Battle they see on the ‘Nearby’ screen, or one they can tap on the map.

Apart from Remote Raid, the other features in the update include:

  • Extra Field Research task daily without having to spin a PokéStop
  • If a player runs low on Gifts, their Buddy Pokémon will venture to nearby PokéStops and bring back Gifts for players
  • Players can use all required Candies and Stardust at one go to power up their Pokémon to the desired Combat Power (CP)
  • After using a Star Piece, Lucky Egg, or Incense, players will be able to use more of the same item to extend the item’s effect beyond the usual 30-minute limit
  • There will be improved an battle-screen design as well.

Apart from these features, the Pokémon Go team has revealed that the way Health Points (HP) bars appear will be updated to be consistent across battle systems.

Pokémon types will now appear on the battle screen, along with text that tells players whether a move is super effective or not very effective.

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