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Pokémon Go Comments On Appearance Of Legendary, Says Battery Saver Mode Returning

by Kyle Hilliard on Aug 03, 2016 at 02:36 PM

Niantic recently offered some details about Pokémon Go on its official Facebook page, commenting on its status, its near future, and the strange erroneous appearance of legendary Pokémon, Articuno.

The first part of Niantic's update revealed the game is now available in Central and South America. The update also comments on the recent, confusing decision to remove the game's battery-saver mode writing, "We have been hearing the feedback loud and clear about the removal of the Battery Saver mode on iOS devices. We had removed this feature as several users were experiencing it to be buggy, but we are fairly confident that a fix for this should roll out within the next several days."

Additionally, Niantic commented on the recent appearance of Articuno, which was claimed to have been acquired through legitimate means, but Niantic now confirms this was not the case writing, "A few of our Legendary Pokémon had erroneously been granted to some Trainers. Thanks to the help of several of our Trainers, we were able to locate them and bring them home safely."

FInally, Niantic promises it is working on updates for the game, but reiterates that its current priority is making sure the game is launched globally first. "We have been working long hours to fix many other bugs and bring some exciting new features to Pokémon GO in the future. However, next up for us is the continued roll-out of Pokémon GO to more countries around the world," Nianitc writes. You can find the full update here.

[Source: Pokémon Go on Facebook]


Our Take
I'm happy to see Niantic finally offering these small updates. They don't offer much, but it's much, much better than the silence we've been experiencing. Also, I'm glad that the Legendary Pokémon are still hard/impossible to come across, which makes them all the more valuable. I love the secrecy that still surrounds them.