New Features Coming to Pokémon GO!

As per usual, Niantic has revealed some details about their upcoming Pokémon GO update before it goes live!

The first is a new medal system that gives you a bonus to your catch rate: as you capture more Pokémon of the same type, the higher your medal level will become, and the higher your catch rate will be for that specific type. You can get a Bronze, Silver and Gold medal in each typing giving you a +1, +2 and +3 bonus to the catch rate respectively. When catching dual-type Pokémon the catch rate will be an average of the two medal bonuses.

And just revealed today is an enhancement to the gym system! Now when you train your Pokémon at a gym of your own team you will be able to bring six Pokémon (instead of the original one), and the CP of the Gym’s Pokémon will be temporarily lowered to better compensate the CP of your Pokémon while training.

Niantic gave no official date of when the update will be available in the App Store and Google Play Store – only promising that they’re coming “soon.”

Do you think these updates will be helpful in your quest to catch ’em all the original 151? What else do you want to see Niantic roll out in the coming updates?