Pokemon GO field tests in Australia and New Zealand start today as announced by game developer Niantic Labs. Selected field testers will be informed through email that they have been accepted into the beta group, wrote Comicbook. As stated by Niantic before, testers were chosen on the following: phone OS, gaming experience, and good old-fashioned luck.
This latest progress in Pokemon GO field tests shows that the game is nearing its completion. Since it is just the beta version, we can expect changes in the final version especially now that gameplay details continue to leak online. The Pokemon Company and Niantic have not announced a release date for Pokemon GO until now but, fans are still hopeful that it will be launched summer this year.
In other Pokemon-related news, after Jirachi, The Pokemon Company will be giving away the mythical Pokemon Darkrai for Pokemon Omega Ruby and Pokemon Alpha Ruby in May as part of its 20th anniversary celebration.
Latin Times reported that gamers from the U.S. and Canada can get the serial code from retailers GameStop and EBGames. Belgium and Netherland gamers on the otherhand, can obtain the codes from the said retailers or from FNAC stores. For those in Norway and Sweden, they can get the codes from BR Stores while those in Italy, can grab them from GameStop.
According to the official Pokemon site, Darkrai is very powerful in dreams.
"Darkrai's power comes from its high Speed, its Dark Void attack, and its Bad Dreams ability. Dark Void can put all adjacent Pokémon to sleep in a Double or Triple Battle, a tactic that has certainly haunted some players' dreams. Dark Void is even more of a nightmare when used by Darkrai, as Darkrai's Bad Dreams ability deals damage to its sleeping foes at the end of each turn. Bad Dreams can effectively negate an opponent's Focus Sash item or Sturdy Ability by delivering a pretty sizable chunk of extra damage at the end of the turn.
An excellent Special Attack stat enables Darkrai to deal plenty of damage with its special attacks, too. It can also learn Nasty Plot to further increase this stat. Darkrai can learn the reliable and powerful Dark Pulse, as well as Sludge Bomb, Thunderbolt, and Ice Beam. Try giving Darkrai a Life Orb to increase its damage, a Focus Sash to use Dark Void more safely, or a Choice Scarf to get Dark Void off quickly in Double or Triple Battles."
You can get Pokemon Darkrai for free from May 1 to May 24 this year.
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