Pokémon Go developer Niantic has announced that the Pokémon storage capacity has received a much-needed increase.
As previously revealed on the official Pokémon website, trainers can now hold up to 2,000 Pokémon at once, which is a 500 slot increase over the previous capacity limit. Similar to past storage increases, players interested in getting more space can purchase 50 slots for 200 PokéCoins each in the in-game shop.
Since the game’s launch, Niantic has consistently introduced item and Pokémon storage capacity increases every six months or so. However, the latest boost likely stemmed from the arrival of trading in Pokémon Go. The developer recently added the long-awaited ability to swap Pokémon with friends, which has made players hold onto Pokémon they would have previously transferred for Candy, including extra region exclusives, Legendaries, and event variants.
The increase could have also been added in preparation for the arrival of Generation IV, but it’s likely players won’t see that new batch of creatures anytime soon. The remainder of 2018 for Pokémon Go is packed with events, including the upcoming Go Fest 2.0 and Japan Safari Zone, as well as a new Mythical to introduce. It would be odd to see Niantic drop the next generation of Pokémon in the midst of other equally exciting activities, so trainers shouldn’t expect to hear more information on Generation IV until early 2019.
For now, players can enjoy the new Kanto-themed rewards available from Research Quests. Trainers can earn encounters with Pokémon like Bulbasaur, Charmander, Squirtle, and Snorlax by completing the new set of tasks found in PokéStops and Gyms.
Pokémon Go is available for iOS and Android.
Source: The official Pokémon website