Millions of Trainers worldwide will be unable to play Pokémon GO for several hours on June 1, 2020 due to scheduled maintenance, Niantic announced.
“From around 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. PDT (GMT −7), the game will be undergoing server maintenance and will be inaccessible to all Trainers,” reads an official news post dated May 22, 2020. “We apologize in advance for any inconvenience that this might cause.” No further details were provided.
However, there are a couple of new features and additions in the pipeline that are scheduled for release, but not necessarily on June 1. First, and probably one of the most wanted features in Pokémon GO, is the ability for Trainers to send their Pokémon from Pokémon GO to Pokémon HOME. Secondly, Pokémon that first appeared in Pokémon X and Pokémon Y’s Kalos region should be making their way to the game any time now; Unova Pokémon were added to Pokémon GO in September 2019.
In other news, Niantic recently extended the duration for the following special bonuses through the month of June:
- 2x Incense duration
- Increased Incense effectiveness
- Open 1.5x as many Gifts
- Hold 2x as many Gifts in your Item Bag
- No walking requirement for the Go Battle League
- 1/2 Hatch Distance
- Boosted damage for Trainers battling remotely in raids
The current software version for Pokémon GO is 0.175.3 on Android and 1.141.2 on iOS. We’ll be sure to provide updated information following Monday’s extended server maintenance period.