Trainers, A LOT has happened in the past few hours, so we decided to stop our regular publishing schedule and put out a news roundup post, gathering all the little things that you may have missed in the post-trading-roll-out madness.

Android and iOS update forced

It all started two hours ago, when the recent update was forced on Android and iOS, marking the departure of the hype train. The internet went into a collective uproar, as there was nothing standing in the way of releasing trading. Niantic is well known for releasing major updates on Thursdays, as everyone hates to push to production on Friday, so this wasn’t a huge surprise for us.

Trading is live (only for L40 players at the moment)

Roughly 90 minutes ago, around 12:00 PST, first reports came in claiming that a new Friends tab has appeared on the player screen. Curiously, the reports also claimed that it was available only for Level 40 players, which sounded weird, given that trading is supposed to be available for Level 10 (and higher) players.

Luckily, Nianitc was quick to clarify this, explaining that the current L40 limit is temporarily in place, due to scaling and technical issues, and, quite frankly, we more than welcomed this. A gradual release is always better than an all out server meltdown — we all remember how the game was at launch, don’t we?

A redditor has shared an image that shows how it looks like when you visit your friends profile. Two buttons are available, one for sending Gifts and one for Trading, and a few of stats that will surely become a common topic of conversation for many local groups:

Friends profile

Alolan Pokémon moves discovered in Game Master

When the update was forced, we noticed that the Game Master was also updated, and law and behold, the moves (and other stats) for all Alolan Pokémon have appeared. Do note that these Pokémon are available from 7 KM eggs that are only available from Gifts.

Pokémon Fast Moves Quick Moves
Alolan Rattata
  • Tackle Normal
  • Quick Attack Normal
  • Crunch Dark
  • Hyper Fang Normal
  • Shadow Ball Ghost
Alolan Raticate
  • Bite Dark
  • Quick Attack Normal
  • Crunch Dark
  • Hyper Fang Normal
  • Hyper Beam Normal

 

Alolan Raichu
  • Volt Switch Electric
  • Spark Electric
  • Psychic Psychic
  • Thunder Punch Electric
  • Wild Charge Electric
Alolan Sandshrew
  • Metal Claw Steel
  • Powder Snow Ice
  • Blizzard Ice
  • Gyro Ball Steel
  • Night Slash Dark
Alolan Sandslash
  • Metal Claw Steel
  • Powder Snow Ice
  • Blizzard Ice
  • Gyro Ball Steel
  • Bulldoze Ground
Alolan Vulpix
  • Zen Headbutt Psychic
  • Powder Snow Ice
Dark Pulse Dark

Ice Beam Ice

Blizzard Ice

Alolan Ninetales
  • Feint Attack Dark
  • Powder Snow Ice
  • Dazzling Gleam Fairy
  • Ice Beam Ice
  • Blizzard Ice
Alolan Digglet
  • Mud Slap Ground
  • Metal Claw Steel
  • Dig Ground
  • Mud Bomb Ground
  • Rock Tomb Rock
Alolan Dugtrio
  • Mud Slap Ground
  • Metal Claw Steel
  • Earthquake Ground
  • Mud Bomb Ground
  • Iron Head Steel
Alolan Meowth
  • Scratch Normal
  • Bite Dark
  • Night Slash Dark
  • Dark Pulse Dark
  • Foul Play Dark
Alolan Persian
  • Scratch Normal
  • Feint Attack Dark
  • Play Rough Fairy
  • Dark Pulse Dark
  • Foul Play Dark
Alolan Geodude
  • Rock Throw Rock
  • Volt Switch Electric
  • Rock Slide Rock
  • Rock Tomb Rock
  • Thunderbolt Electric
Alolan Graveler
  • Rock Throw Rock
  • Volt Switch Electric
  • Rock Blast Rock
  • Stone Edge Rock
  • Thunderbolt Electric
Alolan Golem
  • Rock Throw Rock
  • Volt Switch Electric
  • Rock Blast Rock
  • Stone Edge Rock
  • Wild Charge Electric
Alolan Grimer
  • Poison Jab Poison
  • Bite Dark
  • Crunch Dark
  • Gunk Shot Poison
  • Sludge Bomb Poison
Alolan Muk
  • Poison Jab Poison
  • Bite Dark
  • Dark Pulse Dark
  • Gunk Shot Poison
  • Sludge Wave Poison
Alolan Marowak
  • Hex Ghost
  • Rock Smash Fighting
  • Bone Club Ground
  • Shadow Ball Ghost
  • Fire Blast Fire

Solrock and Lunatone switch places

In order to celebrate the summer solstice, Solrock and Lunatone have switched places:

  • Solrock is now appearing in Europe, Asia and Australia
  • Lunatone is now appearing in South and North America and Africa

We suggest you read our family guide and get yourself this semi-region-exclusive rock thing.

Alolan Exeggutor available in the wild again

Players have spotted Alolan Exeggutor (aka “the palm”) in the wild again, which suggests that it’s here to stay, alongside regular Exeggutor. The Palm is a great Pokémon, which excels in a number of scenarios, most notably the now over Kyogre raids. You can read our Alolan Exeggutor vs Normal Exeggutor: stats, moves and typing analysis to see how good the Alolan version actually is.