Pokemon Go lessens the grind with new Lucky Pokemon

They require less Stardust

With the latest update for Pokémon Go on iOS and Android, players can now get “Lucky” Pokémon that need less Stardust to power up. Here’s how it works: “The longer the Pokémon spends inside a Trainer’s Pokémon storage, the higher the chance of them becoming Lucky Pokémon when they are traded.”

Simply put, it’s a way for Niantic to encourage folks to get outside and trade often.

You’ll also find a few more features in today’s update:

  • You can now sort the Friends List and assign nicknames to Friends
  • Gifts may now contain Stardust
  • Trainers now receive XP for sending Gifts
  • Added the ability to delete unsent Gifts
  • Various bug fixes and performance updates.

One last thing for completionists: Lucky Pokémon data shows up in the Pokédex. As someone with three dozen variants of Pikachu in Pokémon Shuffle for no good reason, I feel your pain.

Lucky Pokémon Are Ready for a New Adventure! [Pokémon Go]

Jordan Devore
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