Recently the folks at Niantic issued an update for Pokemon GO in which it adds 80 new Pokemon. Turns out that this was a much welcome move by players because according to Sensor Tower, the app has managed to climb its way back up the app charts again where prior to this, it was sitting at the lower half of the top 10.

Speaking to GamesBeat, Sensor Tower head of mobile insights Randy Nelson said, “Pokémon Go hadn’t been No. 1 in the U.S. since January 4 at the end of the New Year’s event. It only got as high as No. 8 during the Valentine’s event.” Apart from the US, it has been noted that Pokemon GO managed to climb to number 1 in Great Britain, Denmark, Ecuador, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Singapore, and Slovakia.

However oddly enough Pokemon GO in Japan is still sitting at 8th place in terms of app revenue. Prior to this many had wondered how Niantic was planning on sustaining the game’s growth. While there was a surge at the start, later on it was discovered that the game’s paying player base was on the decline, but we guess this update has managed to turn things around.

Niantic has also promised that the much-awaited features such as player battles and trading are in the works and should be released this year, so we can only imagine that those features should bring back even more players as well as encourage new ones.

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