Shiny Cubone and Shiny Ponyta are Coming to Pokemon Go

Doris Richards
November 7, 2018

United States software developer Niantic might be best known for Pokémon GO nowadays, but this wasn't always the case. The game that paved way for hits like Pokemon Go, and many other AR games that followed suit in the coming years, has finally got a much-needed reboot. With GO now almost two-and-a-half years into its lifespan, Niantic has been able to return some of its focus to its own IP.

Once upon a time, before Pokémon Go took over the world, there was a mobile game known as Ingress which revolved around using the Global Positioning System within players' phones to discover in-game elements within real-life locations.

Pokemon Go may be the game that made Niantic Labs hugely popular, but before it partnered with Nintendo to create a mobile spin-off of one of the most popular franchises in gaming, the Google startup had developed another AR game, the one that started it all - Ingress.

The team at Niantic is now hoping some of the features in the newer version of Ingress can be implemented into GO eventually. It may feel like a game, but it's deeper than you could imagine. It's the ideal time to get back into the game if you've fallen out of it. Have you played Ingress before?

For those who already play the game, Ingress Prime will now allow players to "Recurse, ' resetting Agent level and faction choice while retaining all badges and gaining a new badge to denote their status".

The original Ingress was launched in 2012 and took players on a real-world object hunt. Tell us in the comments.

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