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Pokemon GO’s Massive Raid / Gym Update Now Live On iOS

Niantic and Nintendo rolled out the recently announced Gym / Raid update for Pokemon GO on iOS and Android this afternoon. Trainers haven’t been able to go to their local Gyms for a few days now, simply receiving a message that “Gyms are currently under construction” – and as of the writing of this post, this is still true in North America. In their official announcement, which you can check out here, Niantic called this update to...

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The Pokémon GO Eggstravaganza runs thru April 20th

Niantic and The Pokémon Company have detailed their spring promotion for mobile title Pokémon GO – the Pokémon GO Eggstravaganza. From 4:00 PM EDT on April 13th thru 4:00 PM EDT on April 20th, 2017, a greater variety of Pokémon can now be found in 2 km Eggs. Additionally you’ll also earn more Candy for every Egg hatched. Throughout this Eggstravaganza, you’ll also level up even faster with double XP! Combine this bonus with a Lucky Egg,...

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Pokémon GO launching global water festival In-Game Event

Niantic and The Pokémon Company International today revealed Pokémon GO’s next in-game celebration, the Pokémon GO Water Festival. From today at 4:00 PM EST until March 29th at 4:00 PM EST, trainers will be more likely to encounter Water-type Pokémon like Magikarp, Squirtle, Totodile and their evolutions around the world. Trainers will also have a greater chance of encountering Water-type Pokémon originally discovered in the Johto region, which recently began appearing in the game, when exploring areas...

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Over 80 more Pokémon and new features coming this week to Pokémon GO

Chikorita, Cyndaquil, Totodile, and many more Pokémon are nearly here in Pokémon GO! Starting later this week, more than 80 Pokémon originally discovered in the Johto region in the Pokémon Gold and Pokémon Silver video games will be available in Pokémon GO. Pokémon with gender-specific variations, will also start rolling out in Pokémon GO. New Evolutions: Some Pokémon originally discovered in the Kanto region will soon be able to evolve—into Pokémon that inhabit the Johto region. New...

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Pokemon Go Players Have Walked Billions of Kilometers

Pokemon GO is one of the few unique mainstream games that rewards players for going out into the real world and exploring. Whether they’re walking down the block or across their entire city to hatch eggs, Pokemon Trainers the world over have racked up quite the tally – over 9 billion KM have been tallied by trainers the Pokemon Company since its July launch. If you need a comparison to help you comprehend just how massive 9...

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New Pokémon and Holiday Pikachu added to Pokémon GO

Niantic and Nintendo spread a little bit of holiday cheer today with the announcment of some new Pokémon coming to Pokémon GO. Togepi and Pichu will start hatching from Eggs. Starting today, trainers will have the opportunity to hatch these and several other Pokémon that were originally discovered in the Johto Region in Pokémon Gold and Pokémon Silver video games. Niantic also shared that these are the first of more Pokémon coming to Pokémon GO over the...

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More Pokémon coming soon to Pokémon GO

There are about to be more catchable Pokémon in Niantic and Nintendo’s mobile game Pokémon GO soon. The official Pokémon Twitter channel sent out a brief tweet today announcing that “More Pokémon are coming to Pokémon GO!” The tweet went on to tease the date of December 12th for more information. There is some speculation of what the new Pokémon will be, with the assumption that it will be the second generation Pokémon coming to the game....

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New Pokémon GO nearby feature rolled out to rest of North America

Niantic announced today that they have rolled out their revamped nearby Pokémon feature for Pokémon GO to the rest of the continental United States and large parts of Europe today. The roll out includes the rest of Canada as well. The new nearby Pokémon feature now includes the nearest PokéStop to the Pokémon, and zooms in to show more detail when tapped. You can also tap on the tracks on this screen and the game shifts to...

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Pokémon GO updates, Ditto, and local realtime tracker

I’ll be honest. After the initial craze for Pokémon GO hit I somewhat fell off the bandwagon. I wasn’t one of those people who spent hours and days walking around seeking the elusive creatures, sucking up tons and tons of data. I’ll admit, after I let a friend without mobile data tether off of my data and I ended up going way over my monthly data, I really scaled back on my usage. Heck, I’m only level...

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Pokémon GO has been updated with the addition of daily bonuses

Pokémon GO is in the process of being updated for Android and iOS devices. The update includes daily bonuses. Playing the game you’ll earn bonuses for the first Pokémon catch and PokéStop visit each day. You’ll receive a larger bonus when you do this seven days in a row. Catching a Pokémon every day will earn 500 XP and 600 Stardust. Catching a Pokémon every day for 7 days straight will earn a larger bonus of 2,000...

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New Pokémon Go Content Released

While the craze for Pokémon Go has died down a little bit. With that said it’s still bringing in around $2 million a day. That’s incredible. To keep players entranced in the Poke-madness, Niantic have been periodically releasing updates to the game. They have started rolling out another one today as version 0.41.2 for Android and 1.11.2 for iOS are available now for you Pokémon trainers. In this patch, the following improvements and content has been added: Catch...

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Pokémon GO update adds Buddy Pokémon

Pokémon GO is in the process of being updated to version 0.37.0 for Android and 1.7.0 for iOS devices. One of the big additions with the update is the inclusion of buddy Pokémon. Trainers will now be able to choose one of their Pokémon to be their buddy. A Trainer can earn Candy for their Buddy Pokémon by walking a certain distance.

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Pokemon Go Exceeds 500,000,000 Worldwide Downloads

Nintendo & Niantic have jointly announced that Pokemon GO has exceeded five hundred million downloads worldwide across the Android & iOS platforms since the game’s worldwide earlier this summer. Describing the game this is what the CEO of the Pokemon Company had to say: “The team at Niantic developed a unique experience that merges their expertise in cutting-edge location-based technologies with the beloved characters and classic gameplay of Pokémon. This ideal match of the right brand and the...

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Pokémon GO updated again with minor bug fixes

Niantic announced today that mobile game sensation Pokémon GO has been updated to version 0.33.0 for Android and 1.3.0 for iOS devices. Below are some release notes and comments from the development team. Added a dialog to remind Trainers that they should not play while traveling above a certain speed. Trainers must confirm they are not driving in order to continue playing. Made improvements to the accuracy of a curveball throw Fixed a bug that prevented ”Nice,”...

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Response: I4U Embraces Sexism Blaming PR Issues on Marketing Manager’s Maternity Leave

This morning I came across an article on I4U’s site titled “The Sweet Reason of Niantic’s Lack of Communication About Pokemon GO Troubles”. Intrigued, I opened the article and read it. If I had been drinking coffee, I would have spit it out all over my desk. I4U’s Luigi Lugmayr placed Niantic’s Product Marketing Manager, Yennie Solheim Fuller, at the center of the blame for Niantic’s poor communication with their fanbase. Why is Niantic basically silent throughout the turmoil...

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