Peculiar news comes from Niantic this time around regarding Pokemon Go, with notification not for the actual game but rather regarding the hardware used by the player base. Pokemon Go shall be discontinuing a number of Android mobile phones working on 32-bit systems as an aim to work on newer technologies with support for newer operating systems.
“In an upcoming update to Pokémon GO at the beginning of August 2020, we will end support for 32-bit Android devices. By removing support for 32-bit Android devices, we will be able to streamline our development process and focus resources on supporting newer operating systems and technologies. Android users on 64-bit devices and iOS users are not affected and do not need to take any action.“
This means if you’re playing Pokemon Go with a 32-bit Android device, you won’t be able to play it once the update comes. Affected people shall look forward to getting a new mobile phone if they want to continue playing Pokemon Go including all the amount of playtime they’ve attained in the game. Niantic also advise all players that are going to change their mobile phones to 64 bit Androids to check up their account information and password so they would not have any problems getting their data back on their new device.
It simply means that players will have to get newer technology devices if they’re still using old mobiles. Almost all mobile phones released before 2015 will be getting discontinued to play Pokemon Go.
“Here are some examples of 32-bit Android devices (note that this list is not exhaustive).
- Samsung Galaxy S4, S5, Note 3, J3
- Sony Xperia Z2, Z3
- Motorola Moto G (1st generation)
- Many Android devices released before 2015
“When this update rolls out, Trainers using affected devices will no longer be able to access their Pokémon GO accounts from those devices, including their PokéCoins or items in their Item Bag. If you are using a 32-bit Android device, you will need a compatible 64-bit Android device or iOS device to continue playing Pokémon GO. Be sure to have your account info and password saved somewhere so you can log back in on your new device! You can see a more comprehensive list of affected devices and learn more by visiting our help centre.“
There is data behind this change that looks at the larger majority of the player base who’ve already shifted to newer 64-bit technology. A minor part of the player base looks to be affected by this, and it would not look to hinder any scenario for playing Pokemon GO for anyone in the long run. It simply means the time has arrived to get a new phone if you’re a Pokemon GO player. The change looks towards a development update so that the game recollects newer technological implementations in the future. This is how the focus is shifted towards improving and advancing the game for the whole player base community in the future.
That covers all regarding the discontinuation, now on to in-game events.
Special Raid Weekend Event:
The Legendary Pokémon Latias and Latios are coming back after a long time away since January. They are now available for the special Raid Weekend Event and will be here for the next three days till Monday. Those that have yet not managed to catch the duo can now look forward to the weekend for some fun Raid action. Both will be available as Five-star Raid Pokemon.
Moreover, other than updates to raids, hatching eggs will reward players with brand new never before seen Galar Version Pokemon. All eggs coming from gifts that are easily available nowadays due to recent updates make it so that everyone can join in the fun to hatch some brand new Pokemon. To make it better, there will not be any other Pokemon hatching from 7km eggs other than the ones listed below.
“It appears something strange will be happening to the Eggs you can receive from Gifts—certain Pokémon’s Alolan and Galarian forms will be hatching from all 7 km Eggs! We aren’t sure how long this phenomenon will last, but we can assure you that Professor Willow is on the case.“
When the Throwback Challenge event ends on Monday, June 8, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. local time, the following will be the only Pokémon hatching from 7 km Eggs until further notice.
- Galarian Meowth
- Galarian Zigzagoon
- Galarian Darumaka
- Galarian Stunfisk
- Alolan Sandshrew
- Alolan Vulpix
- Alolan Diglett
- Alolan Meowth
- Alolan Geodude
- Alolan Grimer
This brings back the new scenario for when the first Alolan forms were released in the game in the same manner and now once again available alongside the brand new Galar forms. This is much to look forward to in Pokemon Go, with the Throwback Challenge also optionally available to solo complete for players that did not manage to do so in the previous month.
All this comes to add to the updates for June, and the Community Day is not far off either.
For all more on Pokemon Go, visit their official website.