Niantic Labs

Pokemon GO Gets A Little Pixilated In Latest [April Fools] Update

Niantic Labs rolled out an update to Pokemon Go today that brings a very special retro feature to the highly successful mobile game. All you have to do is take a look at your Pokedex index screen or list of available monsters to see that their usual 3D models have been replaced with adorable “twice the quality of 4K” sprites. Here’s the full pop-up text as it appeared in Pokemon Go today: “Experience Pokemon GO Like NEVER...

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Pokemon From Generation III and Real Time Weather Coming To Pokemon GO

Pokemon from the Hoen region are about to find their way into our world with the rollout of pocket monsters from Generation III in Pokemon GO. Over the next few weeks, Niantic will make 50 different monsters from Ruby and Sapphire catchable in the augmented reality game.   Also coming to Pokemon GO for the first time is real-world weather that will affect gameplay. No longer will it be pouring rain on your virtual self while back, in reality, it is bone dry. Weather in POGO won’t just be cosmetic either, it will...

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Pokemon Go Has Been Dropping Less Items For Some Players For A While Now

Walking through downtown Calgary tonight I decided to login to Pokemon Go for the first time in several months and catch some spooky monsters from the Halloween event. My usual walking route contains approximately 20 or so PokeStops including a few Gyms, so when walking it forward & back, filling my item bag is usually par for the course. Except for tonight I noticed something odd – every Stop/Gym was only giving me two items. What the hell…  After some sleuthing (e.g. Using Google) it turns out the Niantic has been messing with...

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