2019 may be here, but Pokemon Go developer Niantic isn't starting the year quietly.
The massive developer has already got quite a lot of news to share with us just one week into the new year, showing once again that the studio is pretty tireless in its efforts with one of the biggest mobile games in the world.
From migration patterns changing to even more good sales news for the studio, we're here to break down everything you need to know about Niantic's stunning start to the year.
First up, it's been revealed this week that Niantic raked in a massive $795 million in revenue throughout 2018.
According to a new report from Sensor Tower, Pokemon Go is still raking in the cash.
Let that be a lesson to anyone that said "Pokemon Go is dead" - 2018 proved to be a bumper year for the game, thanks to the rollout of Generation 4, a renewed focus on Community Days and the launch of the long-awaited PvP mode.
If you're interested, $262 million of last year's revenue came from the United States playerbase, whilst a further $239 million came from Japan - the two regions accounting for the majority of the game's revenue.
The rest of the world accounted for the remainder of the profit. With money like that on the cards, don't expect Niantic to stop support for the title any time soon.
The next big piece of Pokemon news today, is that we may see the Gen 3 regional exclusives change around soon.
In the latest email newsletter, Niantic revealed that we may see some Gen 3 Pokemon appear in new regional areas soon.
"We've heard reports of a migration pattern that could affect the appearance of Pokemon originally discovered in the Hoenn region," the email notes.
"Perhaps we'll know more later this month...."
So far, Solrock and Lunatone, Illumise and Volbeat, and Seviper and Zangoose have been locked to specific regions - one Pokemon from each set can be found in North America, South America, and Africa, whereas the other three can be found only in Europe, Asia, and Australia.
Relicanth, Torkoal, and Tropius may also move - currently, they can only be found in the Pacific Islands, India/Western Asia and Africa/the Middle East respectively.
We saw Niantic move regional exclusives around before, so we'll assume the studio will be willing to again.
Finally, could we be expecting a new event in Pokemon Go around the start of February?
Maybe. You may have noticed that the game has introduced a new Loading Screen as of New Year's Eve.
The image proudly shows off '2019' along with a few trainers, Professor Willow and the Lucario and Electivire that were in the previous Loading Screen. However, there's also the inclusion of a Grumpig, Swinub and Spoink - a pretty odd selection of Pokemon.
Or is it? All three Pokemon are based on pigs, and as of Tuesday, 5 February we'll be entering the Chinese Year of the Pig.
We hope so - it'd be nice to get Swinub's final evolution, Mamoswine, in the game at last - he's one of our favourite Gen 4 Pokemon.