Pokémon GO at Home: Niantic Labs Increases 'At Home' Features for Pokémon GO

Pokémon GO at home is becoming easier to do and Niantic Labs has decided to help out players even further.
Pokémon GO at home is becoming easier to do and Niantic Labs has decided to help out players even further. / Photo courtesy of Niantic Labs

Pokémon GO at home is becoming easier to do and Niantic Labs has decided to help out players even further. In a recent post, Niantic Labs has added some new features to enable players to continue to play Pokémon GO while quarantined.

Players will even get a new box which will reward 50 Great Balls for one PokéCoin.

Pokémon GO at Home: Niantic Labs Increases 'At Home' Features for Pokémon GO

Niantic Labs is looking to improve the game in four facets.

  • Exercise: you can track your steps indoor with Adventure Sync so activities like cleaning your house and running on a treadmill count toward game achievements. We’re going to make improvements to Adventure Sync so it works even better with indoor movement and activities.
  • Social: we’re enhancing our in-game virtual social features to enable players to stay in touch when they can’t meet in real life. You’ll soon be able to team up with friends and take on Raid Battles together in Pokémon GO from the comfort of home.
  • Explore: we’re also looking into how we can help players virtually visit and share memories about their favorite real-world places, until they can once again visit them in person.
  • Live Events: we're re-imagining what it means to participate in a Niantic live event this summer, and putting our creative energy towards bringing the excitement directly to your home. That means we're working on an entirely new way to enjoy Pokémon GO Fest. More details coming soon!

As the world around us evolves during this pandemic, Niantic Labs is looking to do the same with Pokémon GO. Expect more changes as the months progress.