Pokemon Go plans medals patch; Norwegian politicians gotta catch ’em all

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Niantic announced last night that Pokemon Go is due (“soon”) for a nifty new feature that introduces RPG-like skill-leveling mechanics to the game — you might even call it skill-by-use.

“We are adding a new feature which grants a catch bonus when you earn medals based on catching certain types of Pokémon (Kindler, Psychic, Gardener, etc.),” explains the mobile studio. “These new bonuses will give you a better chance of capturing Pokémon with a related type. For example, as you reach a higher tier for the Kindler Medal, your bonus to catch Fire-type Pokémon such as Charmander, Vulpix and Ponyta increases. Trainers can work their way to a new tier by catching many Pokémon of the same type. If a Pokémon has multiple types, your bonus will be the average of your bonuses for each type. For example, Pidgey is both Normal and Flying type. Your bonus in this case would be the average of your Normal-type and Flying-type bonuses.”

In other Pokeymans news, Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg, a serious business Pokemon fan, was photographed playing the game on her phone during a parliamentary speech by opposition party leader Trine Skei Grande. Grande wasn’t put off and didn’t take the media’s offered political bait, having been observed playing the game herself in August during a foreign affairs meeting; with a winking emoji, she tweeted, “She heard what I said, we ladies can do two things at the same time you know.”

Source: Official site, The Guardian. Thanks, Nordavind!