There is no doubt that "Pokemon GO" is still one of the hottest mobile games of recent memory, with millions of players all over the world enjoying it. Now, a leak suggests that Niantic is set to release yet another event to keep the momentum afloat. Meanwhile, Apple is working on a tool specifically developed for the game.

The titular augmented reality game is reportedly getting a brand new event called "Fire and Ice." As the name implies, it will increase the spawn rates of pocket monsters under these types. It will take place on June 13 at 1.00 p.m PDT until June 20 1.00 p.m PDT, signifying a week-long celebration for players.

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Interestingly, this even serves as a nod to the start of summer and winter in the Northern Hemisphere and Southern Hemisphere, respectively.

What the new 'Pokemon GO' event offers

In addition to the increased spawn rates of fire and ice type Pokemon, trainers will also have the opportunity to acquire a massive amount of XP bonuses. This is most especially if they are able to capture creatures using Nice, Great and even Excellent Throws. They can even earn additional XP for hatching eggs just by simply walking.

While this supposed "Pokemon GO" event is an interesting thing to look forward to, Niantic has remained silent. It is still unofficial and players should take it with a grain of salt. Nevertheless, if there is truth to this, the studio can be expected to release additional info about it in the next few days or so.

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Introducing the ARKit from Apple

In related news, Apple is working on a robust augmented reality device called ARKit, which is also specifically developed for the iOS version of "Pokemon GO." Interestingly, the game is just one of the many apps Apple plans to support in the future. To give the world a look-see, the tech giant made a big reveal through a presentation at this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference.

As the official description says, it will be utilized for “fast, stable motion tracking.” It is meant to add a seamless process in scale estimation, including ambient lighting estimation, to give a more immersed augmented reality experience. With its application to "Pokemon GO," players will even feel a more realistic gameplay, coupled with much better technology.

Apple, however, has yet to detail how the tool will work seamlessly with the mobile game, let alone its official launch date. Nonetheless, other apps expected to work consistently with it are "Lego Batman" and Ikea, among others.

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