Niantic has shifted Pokémon Go away from new Pokémon releases despite Scarlet and Violet push

Niantic has shifted Pokémon Go away from new Pokémon releases despite Scarlet and Violet push

Pokémon Go has come a long way in seven years, but Niantic still struggles with certain live-service elements like deciding when and where to release Pokémon for the game. As a result, players were a bit surprised to hear the mobile game would be bypassing the rest of Sword and Shield to start releasing Pokémon featured in Scarlet and Violet

Ahead of the 2023 Pokémon World Championships, Niantic and The Pokémon Company teased that Paldean Pokémon will be appearing in Pokémon Go when the next season starts on Sept. 1. According to Pokémon Go director Michael Steranka, it was a decision made for relevancy.


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