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So the first anniversary of PokeGo is coming up fast and Niantic is celebrating in multiple ways.
  • The Solstice Event kicks off on June 13. More fire and ice pokémon (nice that they acknowledge both hemispheres!), XP bonuses, and discounted lucky eggs.

  • A forthcoming update that focuses on collaborative group gameplay. In preparation for this change, gyms will temporarily be disabled. (Sounds like they're changing the gym mechanic!!)

  • Various PokeGo events in Chicago, Yokohama, and across Europe.

The official announcement is here. I'll try my best to keep the community updated as these events go live, but if any of you see it before me, feel free to let your fellow trainers know!
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Date: 2017-06-08 11:03 am (UTC)

catness: (fire_eye)
From: [personal profile] catness
I have to say that I dread the "collaborative group gameplay" update. Currently gyms are my favourite feature, but if I won't be able to play solo anymore, I'll be forced to quit. Oh well... it was fun while it lasted.
Date: 2017-06-08 12:56 pm (UTC)

shanaqui: Ziva from NCIS, pointing a gun forward, her hair blown a little in the wind. ((Ziva) Gun)
From: [personal profile] shanaqui
Has anyone actually found anything that says you have to play collaboratively in future, or is this catastrophising? (Not sure what I'd think of that, I mostly use it as a way to channel my obsessiveness into walking via collecting more and better pokemon. But I would prefer to be able to do gyms solo still.)
Date: 2017-06-08 02:51 pm (UTC)

yuuago: (Pokemon - Blanche - Sparkle)
From: [personal profile] yuuago
Oooh, that Solstice event sounds exactly like what I need. :D
Thanks for letting us know about this! o7

Hmm, I wonder how they will be changing the gyms... this will be interesting.
Date: 2017-06-08 08:54 pm (UTC)

kirin: Kirin Esper from Final Fantasy VI (Default)
From: [personal profile] kirin
Yeah, they haven't said anything definite about how the new gym systems will operate; I suspect we'll find out when they go live or shortly before if they put out an announcement.

Speaking of collaborative, though, I really wish I could find a way to hook up with the local Valor players in my town. There's a set of high-level folks I see on gyms a lot but I've never run into any of 'em in person. I've poked around online a bit and there's some Reddit/facebook groups for PokeGO in the area in general, but mostly focused on the city half and hour away (Raleigh) than my particular neck of the woods, so I doubt I'll run into them there either.

Hoping I can finally catch a good-stat Swinub (and get a bunch more candy) with the ice in this event.
Date: 2017-06-09 12:44 am (UTC)

lilacsigil: 12 Apostles rocks, text "Rock On" (12 Apostles)
From: [personal profile] lilacsigil
There's no specific group for my (tiny) town either, so the players are on groups for the city an hour away. It might be worth checking there anyway!
Date: 2017-06-09 04:07 am (UTC)

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From: [personal profile] upanddisappear
Yay!

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