New mail is reportedly being sent out by Niantic, potentially teasing the next big Pokemon Go update.
It reads: “That’s all for now. Look for another update from us in a few weeks.
“You may even get a special message from Professor Willow. Remember to be alert at all times when playing Pokemon Go.”
The reference to Professor Willow could mean the release of new Pokemon later this month. The Professor Willow reference would certainly suggest that new Pokemon are on the way.
There is speculation among fans that new Pokemon will launch in clusters and will be treated as mini-events by Niantic going forward.
One user wrote on the subject: “I think Niantic’s reasoning for doing this would be: Many players (not the kind who spend time speculating about the game on reddit) stopped playing once they filled up their dex, or gave up once they understood that they were unlikely to ever get the one or two they were missing without a big increase in effort/patience on their part.
“With 6-10 new pokemon a month to acquire, having a full dex becomes temporary-at-best. There are always new, acquire-able pokemon to catch.”
New Gen 2 Pokemon and Legendary Pokemon are part of Express Online’s Pokemon go wishlist, which can be found in the gallery below:
With recent Pokemon Go updates landing every fortnight, the next patch is already overdue.
Players can expect fixes for issues that include lag causing players to be removed from gym battles and the app freezing immediately after being opened.
With the New Year event coming to an end, Niantic is free to work on new updates.
Pokemon Go’s New Year event comes to an end so all eyes are on Legendary and new Gen 2 Pokemon
That’s according to industry analyst Michael Pachter, who said: “Pokemon Go drops out of the top 10 in every country with a population greater than 20 million.
“The game was fun, but there’s only so many Pokemon to capture.”
But despite the doom and gloom, Nintendo reportedly made around $115 million in pure profit with Pokemon Go last quarter, and it remains one of the most lucrative games available on The App Store.
Pokemon Go was the most downloaded app of the year, helping the Apple iOS App Store generate a staggering $20bn throughout 2016.
This is despite the fact that Pokemon Go didn’t launch until July.
In even better news for Pokemon Go and Apple, the iOS App Store generated a record-breaking $240m on New Year’s Day 2017.