News Roundup: Cranidos at GO Fest Dortmund, Wizards Unite is out, Changes to Ingress Portal Nominations
Trainers, it’s a slow day in the world of Pokemon GO, mostly because of the surprise launch of Wizards Unite in the US and UK, but another contributing factor is the end of GO Fest and a relatively silent week overall. However, a few changes have happened and they are noteworthy – especially for folks attending GO Fest Dortmund and for players who play Ingress alongside Pokemon GO.
Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is out in US and UK
Alas, the long awaited Harry Potter AR game is out and about, but currently only in New Zealand, Australia, US and UK. This form of staged release has become a norm for Niantic and Wizards Unite follows suite. We’re working hard on WU Hub to cover the game in-depth and to integrate a database within the website itself, so check it out when you have the time. Visit Wizards Unite Hub for more information 🧙
Overall, the release seems to be going smoothly, with no server issues and major bugs. It looks like Niantic is using everything they’ve learned from Pokemon GO to ensure a smooth launch for Wizards Unite.
Cranidos spawns at GO Fest Dortmund
Dortmund attendees are in luck, as Niantic announced that Cranidos will be a featured Pokemon in Dortmund! When evolved into Rampardos, Cranidos is crazy powerful, filling the role of a ROCK type Gengar – high DPS, but low survivability. We’re excited for everyone attending, as it’s expected that
Changes to Ingress Portal Nominations
Ingress Portals can now be submitted from as far as 25 KM away, which sounds quite strange on the face of it, but Niantic’s reasoning is that places with bad cell coverage can be quite extensive. In addition, you can now use previously taken photos while submitting a Portal Candidate, even if you’re not at the location of where the portal is being submitting to. Niantic warned players that this change will be well monitored and reverted if they observe a drop in Portal Candidate submission quality. The change is available for everyone with Ingres 2.25.