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'Pokemon GO' Update: New Pokemon Added, Version For Apple Watch Still on Track for Release

Update Date: Dec 19, 2016 08:00 AM EST

One exciting Pokemon GO update involves playing the game on the small screen of the Apple Watch. Will it become a lot easier to catch pokemon in the wild?

Niantic and Apple are on their way to release the famous pokemon-catching game, Pokemon GO. Recently, the former released second generation pokemon, including baby Pikachu called a Pichu and a little Togetici, Togepi, among others.

Rumor has it that 100 pokemon will be released this Christmas season but only a limited number is available. Trainers can only have them by hatching a unique set of eggs, which can be done by walking for at least 2 to 10 kilometers for each egg.

Since Apple has a health tracker, catching pokemon will supposedly give the players "credit towards activity goals" placed in HealthKit, which will be syncing all the data, Rene Ritchie at iMore said in a Macrumors article. This feature is likely to entice fans of the famous Pokemon Go game to purchase their own Apple Watch.

The latest Pokemon GO update comes after Niantic shut down rumors that its collaboration with Apple will not push through. An image of a fake email that was posted on Reddit by supposedly a customer service agent for Niantic was making the rounds, stating that the "port for the Apple Watch has been shelved," according to a report on TechCrunch.

The PoGo company itself put a stop to the hearsay by posting a tweet. There is no mention of a release date or any other relevant Pokemon GO update. Game enthusiasts like Ritchie is also on the same boat regarding the release of the game on the Apple Watch.  

Pokemon Go for Apple Watch was announced when the iPhone 7 was unveiled in September, and Niantic itself took the time to reveal the news to the public. 

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