Pokemon GO has seen some vital updates currently, together with one which added Pokemon buying and selling to the sport. Contemplating the hype surrounding the brand new buddies system and Pokemon buying and selling, another adjustments Niantic has made have flown beneath the radar, similar to the truth that it swapped the areas the place region-exclusive Pokemon Solrock and Lunatone seem.
Since they had been launched to Pokemon GO, Solrock and Lunatone have been unique to the western and jap hemispheres respectively. Nevertheless, Niantic has swapped the 2, so Lunatone is now showing within the western hemisphere and Solrock is now showing within the jap hemisphere. This transformation went dwell on June 21 as a manner for Niantic to rejoice the summer season solstice, and may give Pokemon GO gamers an opportunity to higher fill out their Hoenn Pokedex.
It’s unclear how lengthy Solrock and Lunatone will keep within the jap and western hemispheres. It took months earlier than Niantic determined to swap them, so it’s possible that Pokemon GO gamers may have months so as to add no matter one they’re lacking to their Pokemon assortment. It’s additionally attainable that Niantic will make the rock- and psychic-type Pokemon seem in each hemispheres in some unspecified time in the future to finish their region-exclusivity, equally to what we noticed with Plusle and Minun.
In honor of the summer season solstice, the Rock- and Psychic-type Pokémon Solrock and Lunatone have began to seem in numerous areas! Have a good time the longest day of the 12 months by including one to your Pokédex immediately!
— Pokémon GO (@PokemonGoApp) June 21, 2018
Even when Pokemon GO gamers miss out on catching Lunatone or Solrock whereas they’re accessible of their area, they now have a greater likelihood of acquiring them finally than they ever did earlier than. That’s because of Pokemon GO‘s new buying and selling system, which permits trainers to commerce Pokemon with each other. There are some restrictions to the Pokemon GO buying and selling system, although; gamers should be inside 100 meters of one another, and in the event that they need to make trades with out spending absurd quantities of stardust, they will even have to have excessive stage friendships.
Sadly, there are some Pokemon GO gamers who’re unable to take full benefit of Pokemon buying and selling within the recreation proper now. That’s on account of an error that makes it so friendship ranges aren’t growing, however Niantic is conscious of the difficulty and is presumably engaged on an answer. Within the meantime, the studio has beneficial that gamers merely preserve finishing actions with whichever pal isn’t leveling correctly, however in our city testing, this supposed workaround hasn’t labored.
It’s clear that Niantic nonetheless has some points to iron out in relation to Pokemon GO‘s new buddies function and Pokemon buying and selling. Whereas they’re ready for a repair, gamers can seek for Lunatone and Solrock so as to add the uncommon region-exclusive Pokemon to their assortment.
Pokemon GO is out now for iOS and Android cellular gadgets.