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Pokemon Go Rolls Out Snorlax Field Research Quests

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Snorlax is one of the more difficult Pokemon to catch, even without it being classified as a legendary type. Trainers in Pokemon Go may have struggled to catch the brutish Pokemon, but now the game is going to make it a little easier to add it to their roster.

The Pokemon Company announced that Snorlax will be a part of the July Field Research quests. Below is the news brief from the Pokemon website.

Get ready for more Field Research tasks and helpful rewards starting July 1. At 1 p.m. PDT, a brand-new set of Field Research tasks will be available that focus on Pokémon originally discovered in the Kanto region. As you complete these tasks, you may be able to encounter Pokémon such as Pikachu, Ditto, and Eevee! And, if you collect enough stamps to earn a Research Breakthrough, you’ll have an opportunity to catch an immense Snorlax that knows Body Slam, a great move that Snorlax currently found in the wild can’t learn.

Below is Snorlax’s description from Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon.

It has no interest in anything other than eating. Even if you climb up on its stomach while it’s napping, it doesn’t seem to mind at all!

Pokemon Go has had success with the Field Research tasks since they were added into the game earlier this year. Since the quests were introduced, trainers have had the opportunity to catch the Legendary Bird Trio – Moltres, Articuno and Zapdos. However, it is interesting that Pokemon Go is deciding not have the July Field Research quests focus on a legendary Pokemon like it had in the previous months. Trainers were probably expecting Ho-oh or Lugia as the next reward for Field Research quests. 

Like the Legendary Bird Trio, Snorlax was introduced in the Pokemon Red and Blue games. While it was not in the legendary tier as the birds, Snorlax wasn’t a run of the mill Pokemon.

In the first two generations of the core games, the remakes and later in X and Y, trainers encounter Snorlax when it blocks their path and must the Pokeflute to wake it up. Snorlax isn’t found in any other of the games, except by trade or evolving their Munchlax into a Snorlax.

Some trainers may view the lack of a legendary Pokemon reward for July’s Field Research as a step backwards, but they would benefit from having Snorlax on their team.  

While Snorlax’s attack and defense are both at 190, its stamina is 320, which is the fifth highest behind Blissey, Chansey, Wobbuffet and Wailord. If a gym already contains one of the four aforementioned Pokemon, a Snorlax will be a nice complement to the defense.

The Body Slam attack will help when it comes to defending gym battles. And of course, catching a Snorlax will bring a trainer one step closer to completing their Pokedex.

The July Field Research quests isn’t the only news happening in Pokemon Go.

  • Pokemon Go is in the middle of their Safari Zone event in Dortmund, Germany.
  • The game also announced Squirtle as the featured Pokemon for its July 8 Community Day.

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Pokemon GO Receiving Gen 4 Pokemon “Soon”, Changes Announced

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The Pokemon Company and Nianic Labs have announced Generation 4 Pokemon will arrive in Pokemon GO “soon” and in preparation for the release of Sinnoh region Pokemon, Nianic will be make “key shifts” to game balance in the coming weeks “based on Trainer feedback,” and promises to provide players an “improved experience” overall.

Niantic said that the following changes should be rolling out in the “coming weeks”.

Pokemon GO update

Changes to Pokemon Migration and Behavior

  • We are making adjustments to weather and, moving forward, it will have a reduced effect on the rate at which Pokemon appear.
  • As you explore a given area, you will notice that a greater variety of Pokemon species will appear over time and at different rates.
  • Certain areas, such as parks and nature reserves, will now contain more varied Pokemon species.

Changes to Pokemon Effectiveness in Battle

  • CP values will be adjusted going forward to improve game balance.
  • HP values will be adjusted to close the gap between high HP Pokemon and low HP Pokemon.
  • Pokemon Defense and Stamina values will be retroactively rebalanced, allowing highly defensive Pokemon to be valuable in battle by outlasting opponents rather than simply running out the clock.
  • Defense values have also been slightly retroactively reduced for most Pokemon. Changes like these will help narrow the gap between Pokemon with the highest defensive stats and other Pokemon.

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Epic Games Unveils Fortnite Event Rewarding Creators for V-Bucks Spent

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Epic Games is rolling out a new event on Fortnite designed to reward community Creators for V-Bucks spent.

Starting next week for a limited time, Epic Games will give Fortnite community $5 to selected community Creators for every 10,000 V-Bucks spent by players in-game, and Epic Games says that the event is their way to say thank you to Creators.

The event runs from the Fortnite update coming the week of October 8th through December 31st.

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Fortnite Patch Version 6.01 Brings Chiller Trap

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A new update has arrived to Fortnite, and with it comes the new Chiller trap, which ices your opponents making them slip and slide around.

Here are the full patch notes

Fortnite patch notes V6.01

  • LIMITED TIME MODE: PLAYGROUND
  • Playground Custom Options
  • Added more options to Playground. Allowing you to change settings such as starting health, time of day, gravity, and more!
  • WEAPONS + ITEMS
  • Chiller added.
  • Common Trap.
  • Can be placed on floors, walls, or ceilings.
  • Drops in stacks of 3 in Treasure Chests, Supply Drops, Vending Machines, Supply Llamas, and floor loot.
  • Applies icy feet to friends or foes, causing them to slide around with low friction.
  • Bug Fixes
  • Fixed an issue that could cause vehicles to become uncontrollable.
  • GAMEPLAY
  • Made improvements to the motion controls for the Switch to make it feel more accurate and responsive.
  • Bug Fixes
  • Pets are now hidden along with your character when the camera is too close to you.
  • Toys now respect the streamer mode setting for player names in minigame messages.
  • Slightly increased the hitbox size on the Fancy Tomato to match its visual size.
  • AUDIO
  • The following adjustments have been made to Glider audio tells:
  • Muffled the audio if there isn’t a clear line of sight between you other gliding players.
  • Bug Fixes
  • Fixed an issue where incorrect audio would play when a teammate was eliminated.
  • UI
  • Bug Fixes
  • Added star ratings to the UI elements of all trap items.
  • MOBILE
  • Bug Fixes
  • Fixed an issue where players occasionally couldn’t interact with items.
  • SAVE THE WORLD
  • HEROES
  • Bug Fixes
  • Fixed an issue where Keep Out!!!’s damage area was smaller than intended.
  • WEAPONS + ITEMS
  • Lead Sled Hammer added to the Weekly Store.
  • A fast-swinging hammer that gains speed with each hit.
  • Leap Attack: Heavy attack that jumps to the targeted foe and damages and knocks down nearby enemies.
  • Available Wednesday, October 3 at 8 PM ET until Wednesday, October 10 at 8 PM ET.
  • Obliterator Sniper Rifle added to the Weekly Store.
  • A slow firing Sniper Rifle with high base damage and a heavy kick.
  • Shots pierce through walls and husks alike, and can quickly obliterate structures.
  • Available Wednesday, October 3 at 8 PM ET until Wednesday, October 10 at 8 PM ET.
  • Bug Fixes
  • Fixed an issue where the Walloper Hammer sometimes wouldn’t do damage while using the Leap Attack.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause a hitch while using the Leap Attack with the Walloper Hammer.
  • Elemental visual effects on weapons are now hidden along with your character when the camera is too close to you.

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