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Pokemon Go Will Soon Let You Change Your Avatar's Weight And Skin Tone

Can we make our avatar look like Snorlax?

After announcing the Rediscover Go overhaul earlier this week, Niantic has shared details on some of Pokemon Go's upcoming changes. Specifically, the studio has shed some light on the new avatar customization options that will be available when the update hits later this year.

Among the biggest changes coming to the Pokemon Go avatar customization suite is the addition of skin tones, which will allow players to more accurately depict their individual skin color. Advanced color options will also be available for each character's hair and eyes along with the new skin-tone choices.

Body-type customization will also see changes in the Rediscover Go update, with adjustments to body weight and individual body parts--shoulder, hips, and chest among them--all part of the new offerings. All of these options can be found in the in-game style shop, along with new options for avatar clothes and costumes.

The Rediscover Go campaign is set to bring major changes to the overall Pokemon Go experience in the lead-up to its eighth anniversary this summer. Along with avatar-customization updates, the overhaul is set to bring changes to the in-game map, encounter screens, battle screens, and more, all "tailored to your location."

Avatar changes are the first of four major pillars of the Rediscover Go initiative, with three others set to be revealed in the coming days. The schedule is as follows:

  • Rediscover Your World - April 22
  • Rediscover Kanto - April 22
  • Rediscover Your Reality - May 7

Pokemon Go is available now for iOS and Android devices.

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