The Future of Pokemon GO and PokeMatch


For me, Pokemon GO was a great way to socialize and keep in touch of old friends when I visited home. This game has since died on me, as I’ve been quite occupied with work, and did not have the time to level up to catch up. However, when I am with friends that play the game, it’s still fun to talk about the game – but since I stopped playing, I am going to be way behind.

An interesting App that I just found out about is PokeMatch. The App fused Tinder and Pokemon GO together, and allows Pokemon GO Trainers to meet their soul mates or new friends at Pokestops. Click here if you are interested to download it on iOS or Android.


Back to the game itself, I am not going to lie –  I am pretty excited about the upcoming updates and implementation of the game – which could be coming up soon as announced at San Diego Comic-Con. I can’t wait about catching rare Pokemons like Mewtwo as shown in the original gameplay trailer. In summary, these are the updates coming:

  • 1. Niantic will be enhancing the functions of PokéStops, adding the ability to turn them into Pokémon Centers where you can heal your Pokemon.
  • 2. Identities of the three virtual team leaders: Spark for Team Instinct, Blanche for Team Mystic and Candela for Team Valor. Each team has a Legendary Bird Pokémon associated with it which will play into what birds players can catch.
  • 3. Niantic is also aware of glitches and is working to keep the servers up and reliable for the new features as well as fixing the Pokémon radar system
  • 4. Another big update is that players haven’t found everything and there are plenty more “easter eggs” and hints to be discovered — one that has been discovered so far is that naming your Eevee “Pyro,” “Rainer” or “Sparky” will influence whether it evolves into Flareon, Vaporeon or Jolteon respectively.
  • 5. Rare Pokémon are coming, so it looks like some avid players may have to continue with their quest to catch ‘em all because there are 151 Pokémon.

Also, read this article about the first man in Hawaii to catch all 145 Pokemons here.

Sources: 1, 2, 3