Pokemon Go updates: all the news and rumors for what's coming next

Pokemon Go update
Image credit: Niantic

Pokemon Go: the world's first augmented reality app to become a household name. Niantic's mobile AR game is still going strong two years after it first released, with a constant drip of events and updates keeping budding trainers glued to their phones and pounding the streets.

And while it hasn't managed to top the peak of its popularity in 2016, it's still going strong and finding plenty of new ways to improve its player experience.

So what's the latest news for Pokemon Go? As you'd expect, brand new features are being added all the time – with Team Battles recently released and Let's Go: Pikachu and Eevee for Nintendo Switch likely to tie in to the mobile AR game in numerous ways.

So without further ado, here's our guide to all the new updates, rumors and tweaks promised by Niantic so far.

[Update: The next mainline Pokemon games have been announced for Nintendo Switch! Head to our Pokemon: Sword and Shield for all the latest, news, rumors, and announcements.]

Latest Pokemon Go update

Pokémon Go's anticipated AR photography feature, is finally live...but only for Android users.

Pokémon Go Snapshot allows you to take pictures of Pokémon in real world environments, using augmented reality technology. 

You simply choose a Pokemon from your collection, scan your real-world surroundings, pose the chosen Pokemon, take your photograph and share it with your friends. 

Not everyone will have access to Go Snapshot though; you'll need to be a level 5 player before you can access the new feature, and as we mentioned earlier, it looks like it's currently only available on Android devices.

When's the next Pokemon Go event?

The last Pokémon community day was on February 16, and let players learn a new event-exclusive move for Mamoswine.

Pokémon Go update: what's next?

The Pokemon Go Snapshot feature has come to Android users, but we don't know when it will be rolled out to iPhone users.

When announcing the launch of Go Snapshot on Twitter, developer Niantic wrote that "trainers on other devices" should "stay tuned."

Hopefully we won't be waiting too long for the update to come to iOS, but at least iPhone users will have time to get up to level 5 in anticipation of its arrival.

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(Image credits: Niantic/Pokemon Company)