There have been a lot of new Pokemon added to Pokemon GO since it launched two summers ago, and those who have been attempting to catch ’em all are probably struggling to find space in their collection. Fear not, trainers, as Niantic is increasing Pokemon storage space for players during the Pokemon GO second anniversary event.
As part of the celebration, the maximum amount of Pokemon that players can store has been increased from 1500 to 2000. This can be done if players were willing to purchase 10 additional storage upgrades from the in-game shop. The ability to house 500 more Pokemon is nothing to sneeze at, and the hardcore collectors out there are likely quite pleased with this development.
This will also aid players who are wanting to participate in the new trading mechanic, as many will be stockpiling region-exclusive Pokemon and then trading to those who might not otherwise have access to them.
In addition to more storage space, the second anniversary also provides an opportunity to catch a new summer style Pikachu, who is sporting a straw hat and sunglasses, making an already adorable Pokemon extra adorable. To make catching this special version a tad easier, the game has increased the spawn rates of both Pikachu and Pichu until July 31.
In other Pokemon GO news, Niantic has recently confirmed that Celebi Special Research is coming to the game soon. Special Research quests afford players the opportunity to catch a mythical Pokemon, and the last time it was available was three months ago for the legendary Mew. If the Celebi Special Research quest follows the same pattern, there will be several steps to complete before players get the opportunity to capture the Pokemon, which can be done with a 100% catch rate.
Though the event has been confirmed to be coming, Niantic has not specified an exact date, simply stating that it will be available globally “in the near future.”
Pokemon GO is available now on Android and iOS devices.