Pokémon GO Turns Back Time With 8-Bit Graphics

Pokemon GO 8-Bit Sprites

Niantic has pushed live their April Fools’ Day prank for Pokémon GO, replacing the character model for every pocket monster with an 8-bit sprite.

Load up your Pokédex, Pokémon Storage, or even Nearby, and you will soon notice the difference, as the developer presents a temporary graphical throwback across every available Pokémon generation.

“We always want to bring you the most immersive graphics experience possible, and we’re excited to share our latest breakthrough with millions of Pokémon GO Trainers around the world. Starting later today, you can be one of the first to experience this all-new graphics engine,” Niantic explains.

“Experience Pokémon GO like never before with cutting-edge 8-BIT GRAPHICS! Registering approximately twice the definition of 4K, the chunky squares of each pixel provide realistic detail and unbelievable definition. Your Pokédex will feel lifelike in ways previously unimagined on any handheld device ever created.”

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After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.

4 Comments

  1. I don’t like cutting edge

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  2. For how many days will this edge-8 graphic thing last?

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  3. I don’t like these graphics, they look cartoonish in my iPhone 6. Please change them back.

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  4. not laughing!! hey here’s an idea for a good april fools day joke. no one PURCHASE any thing for pokemon go until 8K is history, now that would be awesomely funny April fool day joke. Are you laughing Niantic LOL!

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