Pokemon GO
A Pokemon appears on the screen next to a woman as a man plays the augmented reality mobile game "Pokemon Go" by Nintendo in Bryant Park in New York City, U.S. July 11, 2016. Reuters/Mark Kauzlarich

Latest reports suggest that “Pokemon GO” is the highest-grossing app currently and that it is raking in crazy amounts of money in various countries. In the UK, it is reportedly raking in £101.07 (AU$165 approx) per minute, something around £6,000 (AU$9,700 approx) an hour. Other top games are “Clash of Clans,” “Candy Crush Saga” and “Game of War.” It will be interesting to see how “Super Mario Run” fares against these as it has no micro-transactions.

According to Express, Niantic is keen on issuing the next major update as, especially if these latest financial results are anything to go by. The next big “Pokemon GO” update may introduce the Legendary Pokemon such as Zapdos, Articuno and Moltres. A report by Slash Gear had earlier pointed out the imminent Legendary Pokemon release in the next update. There are rumblings that the next “Pokemon GO” event will be connected the Chinese New Year.

Niantic is looking to keep its users in tact with incredible updates every now and then. It is definitely apprehensive as numerous industry reports have suggested a steady decline in “Pokemon GO” popularity in 2017. Debates on the game’s capability of affecting life expectancy are also rife. A new tool has been made available at the website Pokemon GO Hub that exactly calculates how long it will take a player to reach the maximum level of 40.

This “Pokemon GO” calculator tool measures a player’s current level, days played so far and her target level. While a player needs a total of 20 million XP to reach the final level, the last level itself requires a whopping five million XP. A new update has also rolled out the 11th nest migration. Stay tuned on IBT AU for more updates on “Pokemon GO.”