That means interesting, because when trainers are exploring the world around them in search of Pokémon, the current weather in their vicinity will be visible on the in-game map. And it’s not all, because the weather will have sometimes a conditionally role in the game “in a variety of ways that include changing Pokémon habitats and where they can be found, increasing Combat Power, and earning more Stardust after catching a Pokémon.”
Sample of the new weather system in Pokemon Go
Niantic also explained more: “Trainers can look forward to finding Mudkip splashing when it rains, Cacnea basking in the sun, and Snorunt huddling together in the snow. Certain Pokémon will be more likely to appear in the weather that suits them the most, so Pokémon GO Trainers will be excited to learn more about their local weather patterns and ecology to find these rare Pokémon and make progress on their Pokédexes.” So, an educational dimension about environmental conditions will be included. This replaced the digital weather system which existed in the game before. “Players should expect to see a much better match between what’s in the game and what’s in the world around them,” says Matt Slemon, a lead developer on the game.