Pokemon Go Routes are Coming – a Classic Feature on the Go

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Pokemon Go Routes are Coming – a Classic Feature on the Go

Pokemon Go Routes is coming on Thursday, as the game offers players a new way to experience a Pokemon series staple feature.

Update 25/9: Routes looks to be rolling out across the world now with multiple confirmations in Europe from the UK to Sweden etc. 

Travelling along Routes is something anyone familiar with a Pokemon game has done before. Now, Pokemon Go Routes looks to bring this classic feature to players on the go.  Routes will task players with following a route from a PokeStop or Gym, and traveling along it to the destination. With XP, candies, and unique Pokemon as rewards for taking part. The new feature will debut alongside a new “Blaze New Trails” event, starting on Friday 10 am, on Monday 8pm Local Time.

Pokemon Go Routes – What are they

Make a Pokemon Go Route

  • Choose a PokeStop or Gym to be the starting point of your adventure
  • Hit record to begin your Route
  • AFter filling out some information, submit the route for review
  • If accepted, your route will now be available for other local Pokemon Go players to follow

Exploring Pokemon Go Routes

  • Check the Route tab from the Nearby menu to see local Routes you can follow
  • Choose one, and plan our your trip
  • Follow the Route and collect unique items and XP

Pokemon Go Routes Zygarde Cells

  • While exploring, you might encounter Zygarde Cells
  • Collect Zygarde Cells in order to make up Zygarde in your Zygarde Cube. These cells will change the form of Zygarde
  • “From A to Zygarde” is a new Special Research that will go alongside the new feature

Pokemon Go Routes bonuses

  • First-time completion of a new route will reward a route badge
  • Buddy Candy is acquired at a faster pace on Routes.
  • Incense is more effective while traveling along a route
  • Your first Pokemon Go Route of the day will offer increased XP. Doing 7 Routes will also offer an XP bonuses
  • Earn Buddy Hearts when completing a Route with your Buddy following you

When does Pokemon Go Routes launch

Routes is beginning to go live now to players globally. A special event will be live from July 21st at  10:00 a.m. to Monday, July 24, at 8:00 p.m local time.

Pokemon Go Routes Blaze New Trails event

Pokemon debut

Zygarde will make a debut during the event

Wild Encounters

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Event bonuses

  • 2/3 distance to earn Buddy Candy while exploring Routes with your buddy.
  • Increased chance to encounter Shiny Yungoos.
Pokemon Go Routes are Coming – a Classic Feature on the Go
David Hollingsworth
David has written for games media outlets for the last ten years. With his first major esports role being with Esports News UK covering mostly UK League of Legends. David is also a member of the British Esports Association and is an advisor to them on World of Warcraft Esports. More recently David has worked for Esports Insider and Red Bull as an esports journalist. David later became Editor at ESTNN and now leads the current team.