Latias has returned to Pokémon GO's Raid Battles, with the possibility to be Shiny for the first time. Latias will be sticking around until March 1 at 1:00 PM PST. Latias' counterpart, Latios, will be coming back in the future for a similar event, but exactly when has not been revealed. SOURCE: Niantic
2. COMMUNITY DAY
Last weekend, February's Community Day occurred. This event featured Swinub, and its new evolved form Mamoswine. Mamoswine's exclusive move was Ancient Power, which highlights the newly-added stat boosts in Trainer Battles. Silver Wind and Ominous Wind also have stat-boost capabilities.
Additionally, we had the announcement of March's Community Day. That event will feature Treecko, 1/4 Egg-hatching distance, and three-hour Lures. Sceptile will also be getting an exclusive move, which has yet to be announced. SOURCE: Niantic
3. LIMITED RESEARCH
Limited Research came back this weekend, featuring the long-overdue release of Clamperl. Water-type Pokémon had their spawn rates increased, and gave out double Stardust when caught. Shiny Clamperl was also released. SOURCE: Niantic
4. GO SNAPSHOT
A feature that many Trainers have been asking for finally made its way into Pokémon GO this week: GO Snapshot. GO Snapshot allows players to take AR photographs of Pokémon in their inventory via the new camera icon on the summary page.
Code found underneath the game's surface and hints left on the new loading screen indicate there may be more to GO Snapshot. "Photobombing" Smeargle have been referenced, in addition to the green paint splatters that have dotted Pokémon GO's social media. Pieces are coming into place for the overdue release of Smeargle, but it hasn't happened yet. SOURCE: Niantic
5. VALENTINE'S DAY
The annual Valentine's Day event in Pokémon GO recently concluded. Pink Pokémon flooded the game, as usual. Double catch Candy and six-hour Lures were the event's bonus effects. Shiny Cleffa and Shiny Smoochum were released as a part of the event. SOURCE: Niantic, Community Reports
6. TEAM MEDALLION
Team changing has been something that players have requested since the beginning of Pokémon GO. After many years, Niantic is providing us a way to do that. On February 26 at 1:00 PM PST, a Team Medallion will go on sale in the Shop. This item will allow for a change of team once every 365 days, should you so choose. SOURCE: Niantic
7. POKESTOP SUBMISSIONS
As the PokéStop submission system continues its gradual rollout, Trainers in Vietnam have been given access to it. Vietnam joins a small list of other nations where Niantic is testing the feature. The feature remains restricted to Level 40 Trainers. SOURCE: Niantic
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