Pokémon GO might still be one of the biggest games on the planet, but one of the app's supported devices is soon to be cut from the roster.
From 1st July, trainers who like to keep a watchful eye on their Pokédex journey using their Apple Watch will no longer be able to use the device. Plenty of other options still exist, of course - there's plenty of accessories that do similar things to the Apple Watch and you can always simply use your smartphone - but it's sad to see support end nonetheless.
Here's a brief statement from developer, Niantic:
Pokémon GO is officially ending support for Apple Watch devices. Trainers using Apple Watch will no longer be able to connect their Apple Watch to Pokémon GO after July 1, 2019.
Because Adventure Sync allows Trainers the option of tracking their steps, earning Buddy Candy, and hatching Eggs in one mobile device rather than 2 separate devices, we want to focus on building Adventure Sync so that Trainers will no longer have to split their gameplay between 2 devices.
As you can see, the support for the Apple Watch appears to be coming to an end thanks to the game's Adventure Sync feature, which allows players to sync fitness apps on their phone to Pokémon GO and track their walking distance.
Have you been regularly using an Apple Watch with the game, or does this change not affect your catching quest? Throw us a curveball in the comments.