Additionally, players will be gifted free in-game avatar items in support of Ingress Prime.
Ingress Prime features two factions, Enlightened and Resistance, which are green and blue themed, so Cubone and Ponyta make a lot of sense if they want to do a cross promotional event.
Trainers have confirmed that both variants can be caught in the wild, with no hint at whether this is a timed release or not.
If you already play it, you'll now be able to prestige, which is a nice new goal to work towards.
Norwegian frigate could sink after being rammed in harbor
Eirik Walle, of Norway's rescue centre, told Norwegian news agency NTB the collision smashed a hole in the side of the warship. The frigate is part of a Nato fleet in the Atlantic and the alliance has been informed of the accident, he told reporters.
So expect updates in the future adding more details to what is going in Pokemon Go right now. Niantic also hopes to attract more of the hardcore GO crowd to Ingress Prime and will continue to use GO as "the world's best onboarding tool" for its own game. For new players or experienced ones who chose to start anew, this means experiencing the game fresh, without the six or so years of baggage, or the feeling of having missed out on them.
The team at Niantic is now hoping some of the features in the newer version of Ingress can be implemented into GO eventually.
The most unique thing about the game is it's built on Niantic's Real Wold Platform with location scouting. The result of this has been an overhaul of Ingress, titled Ingress Prime. Every couple of months one of the factions wins, based on how many portals players have managed to capture, and this changes the story of the game.
As Agents collaborate and compete, the story will expand through a new interactive hub which serves as the entry point into the deep Ingress universe. It is a game wherein you are tasked with choosing one of two sides in a conflict which involves the worldwide players. It was a hit for a small niche market when it launched in 2012, a market that may have felt a bit abandoned when Niantic turned its eyes on Pokemon GO.