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Coming back to Pokémon Go in 2020: What's new, different, and improved

With many of us at home and looking for ways to pass the time, there's an understandable desire to return to the familiar. When it comes to Pokémon Go, the smash hit of the summer of 2016, a lot should feel familiar coming back to the game four years later. But a lot has changed, too: tons more Pokémon, a completely revamped gym system, and even plans for remote raids are in the works. Here's what returning Pokémon Go players can expect in 2020.

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Pokémon GO will expand online PvP battles with a new ranked league in 2020 (Update: First season March 13)

Pokémon GO got a little closer to its established universe when Pokémon trading was added to the game, which was soon followed by player versus player (PvP) Trainer Battles. Players are required to be within close physical proximity — or have a certain friendship level for battle — to use either feature. Niantic plans to get rid of this limit, at least for trainer fights, with the upcoming GO Battle League that will pair you with an opponent, regardless of their location

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Pokémon Home lets you share your Pokémon across multiple devices and games (Update: Out now, APK download)

Pokémon has been an international phenomenon ever since it populated the early Game Boys. By now, the franchise has become considerably more cross-platform, with Pokémon GO available on Android and iOS and Pokémon Let's Go on the Nintendo Switch. At a press conference on Tuesday, the company behind the games announced Pokémon Home, the missing link between its games: It allows trainers to bring over their favorite pocket monsters from one platform to another for the first time (well, wirelessly anyway).

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Pokémon GO is expanding today with new Pokémon from Gen 5

The Pokémon GO team has announced today that Pokémon GO will receive an update that brings new Pokémon from the Unova region (Pokémon Black and Pokémon White). This update is not live yet, though it should land sometime today. Along with these new Gen 5 Pokémon, players can expect new hatchlings, additional Pokémon for raids, and unique region-specific Pokémon for Asia, Europe, the US, as well as the Western and Eastern hemispheres. New shinies are also expected, and the Unova Stone makes its first appearance, which will allow specific Pokémon to evolve.

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Pokémon Masters has landed on Android, filled with loot boxes and IAPs

Pokémon Masters has arrived, and while the release was slightly unexpected, the date falls in line with the previously announced summer-release window. Of course, this isn't a mainline Pokémon game, since it comes from DeNA, the same company behind Nintendo's Fire Emblem Heroes and Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp. As expected, Pokémon Masters is a free-to-play release packed with in-app purchases and loot boxes, and this time around, instead of collecting adorable creatures, you'll spend your time collecting trainers to play through 3v3 battles, similar in style to the many MARVEL Strike Force clones already available on the Play Store.

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Pokémon Masters is now available for pre-registration on the Play Store

Back in May, we heard the first rumblings about a new Pokémon game coming to Android from the likes of DeNA, and in June it was revealed to the world that Pokémon Masters would be coming to Android this summer. Since June The Pokémon Company has been slowly trickling out new trailers to keep fans interested in the upcoming release, and as of last night, Pokémon Masters popped up on the Play Store as a pre-registration listing.

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[Update: New co-op trailer] Pokémon Masters features strategic real-time battles, and it's coming to Android this summer

In May we learned from a DeNA financial briefing that the developer had teamed up with The Pokémon Company to release a smartphone game based on the Pokémon license, and today the studio has unveiled new details about this upcoming title. It's called Pokémon Masters, and apparently, it's a 3v3 real-time strategy battle game that will land on Android sometime this summer.

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[Update: Now available globally] Pokémon Rumble Rush is coming to Android, already available in Australia

Pokémon Rumble Rush started out as Pokéland back in 2017, but it soon fell off the map. As of this morning, the title has made a reappearance, but it will now be known as Pokemon Scramble SP in Japan and Pokémon Rumble Rush internationally. In light of this news, it would also appear that the western version has made its way to the Australian Play Store as a soft-launch release.

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Another Pokémon game is coming to mobile, courtesy of DeNA

A recent tweet from Takashi Mochizuki points to an excerpt from a DeNA financial briefing that clearly states the publisher has teamed up with The Pokémon Company to release a smartphone game based on the Pokémon license, and it's supposedly coming by the end of the fiscal year.

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Ryan Reynolds immortalizes himself in digital art as a new Pokemon Detective Pikachu AR Playmoji

Tomorrow, Japanese moviegoers will be able to get their tickets punched for "Pokemon Detective Pikachu," the first live-action film based on the franchise. Select theaters in the United States will have screenings starting May 9. But if you want to get acquainted with the three-dimensional fluffball that is Ryan Reynolds... I mean, Pikachu, you can do so with Google's latest Playmoji pack for Playground.

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