Niantic has released a companion app for Pokemon GO – Campfire! But what exactly does it do?
The Campfire App will allow players to find more players and real-world activities, in-game! Currently, the app is able to be used to its fullest by players attending Pokemon GO Fest: Seattle.
However, players not attending these events can still use the app to gather players for difficult raids – such as the ongoing Dialga raid!
Campfire App Features
This brand new app has 4 key features that benefit Pokemon GO. These are:
- Finding nearby communities
- Niantic Friends
- Messaging function
- Real-World Activities
Finding Nearby Communities
Players will be able to find new players easily, as well as groups for raids! Players will also be able to coordinate events whilst meeting new players. With the initial release of the Campfire app, only a small selection of communities will be available with more being added at a later date.
Not just Pokemon GO, players will be able to add and manage their friends’ list from every Niantic game linked with their account through the Campfire app! This includes games such as Pikmin Bloom and the upcoming title Peridot.
Players will be able to create Group chats in the Campfire app as well as the ability to message other players directly. Alongside this players are also able to share Gyms and Raids!
With this, and the new ability to IV search for Pokemon many Gyms will likely be up for grabs! Players should stock up on some of the best Gym defending Pokemon in the game!
There are a few other things players can do thanks to the messaging function: players can share their live location (this is optional and lasts only an hour before turning off automatically), post photos, and chat with friends in any Niantic game.
With the Campfire App players can join and share community events, alongside keeping track of reminders! The map will feature events that players can see.
Players attending the in-person event of Pokemon GO Fest: Seattle, will be able to join popular Pokemon GO players on Guided treks. These treks will take place from July 22 – July 24, 2022.
There are two groups of players per timeslot. The popular players that are in attendance are the following:
Friday, July 22
- 10:30 am – 12:30 pm: Christopher Puenner & Kyle Barnard (GoCast) as well as Steve Sarumi (It’s Super Effective)
- 10:30 am – 12:30 pm: Adam Tuttle & Ken Pescatore (Lured up Podcast & Couple of Gaming
- 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm: Swaggron333 as well as ZoeTwoDots*
- 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm: The Trainer Club and Kriket23
*ZoeTwoDots is only attending the event on Saturday and Sunday.
The Campfire App promises to be a gamechanger for players, so will you be using it? It’s likely to be utilized to the fullest during the new Hisuian Discoveries Event!