Pokemon Go updates: everything you need to know about what’s coming next

Update: Daily bonuses are coming to Pokémon Go. If you catch a Pokémon daily and visit a PokéStop you’ll be rewarded with XP bonuses as well as a number of other goodies.

Check out everything else we know about what’s coming in Pokémon Go:

Pokémon Go has been out for several months now, and while the app has progressed a lot in this time – just remember how unstable the servers when it launched – there’s still lots more work to be done.

Some of these features are ones that developer Niantic spoke about prior to the release of the game, while others have been promised since the game’s release.

One feature in particular, the ‘Nearby’ functionality, is something that Niantic removed from the game to reduce the load on its servers, and we’ve yet to see its proposed replacement rolled out globally.

Without further ado, here’s our guide to every new update that’s been promised by Niantic and has yet to arrive.

Daily Bonuses

You’ve probably not opened the Pokémon Go app in quite some time, but you might want to start soon thanks to a new update Niantic is promising.

The update will introduce daily rewards, which will give you an XP and Stardust bonus for catching a Pokémon a day and checking into a Pokestop.

The bonuses granted are as follows:

500 XP and 600 Stardust, for catching a Pokémon every day, which increases to 2,000 XP and 2,400 Stardust if you do it every day for a week.

500 XP for visiting a PokéStop and spinning the Photo Disc every day, or 2,000 XP for doing it for seven days straight. Doing both will also grant you a greater number of additional items.

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Tracking feature

When Pokémon Go first launched it included the ‘three-steps’ feature, which displayed a number of steps to show you how close or far away you were to a nearby Pokémon.

However, when Niantic’s servers were experiencing server difficulties in the wake of Pokémon Go’s overwhelming popularity, the feature was disabled.

Since then we’ve seen a limited trial of a replacement system, but this hasn’t been followed by a full-scale rollout, but given how difficult it currently is to find specific Pokémon, we have to assume Niantic is working on bringing the new functionality to players worldwide soon.


Trading was a key component in the original games, but it’s remained absent from Pokémon Go despite repeated assurances that the feature is on its way.

In the beta, trading was a local-only affair, meaning that you couldn’t trade with players over the internet, but Niantic hasn’t yet confirmed how it expects trading to work in the final game.

We can’t wait for trading to make its way into the game. It always feels like a bit of a waste transferring rare Pokémon just because they’re a duplicate, and it’ll be great being able to put them to use.

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Player-vs-player battling

Another feature that’s been rumored for some time is battling between players.

As it currently stands the only battling functionality in the game is between players and opposing gyms, but since before the game’s release Niantic has been promising that PvP battling is coming.


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