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Pokemon GO Getting Detective Pikachu Returns Celebration Event

The popular mobile game Pokemon GO will soon launch a new event to celebrate the release of Detective Pikachu Returns for Nintendo Switch.  The event, announced on the official website, will launch…

September 29, 2023 | 10:23 EDT

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Pokemon Go Is Getting Paldea Pokemon Starting Next Month

Niantic and The Pokemon Company have revealed that Paldean Pokemon are finally on their way to Pokemon Go. The news was revealed during today's Pokemon Presents showcase, where we also got to learn…

August 8, 2023 | 10:27 EDT

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Monster Hunter Now Release Date Set For September

Capcom and Niantic have revealed the Monster Hunter Now release date. The augmented-reality monster-hunting RPG, which was announced earlier this year, is set to launch on September 14th on mobile…

July 27, 2023 | 08:28 EDT

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Pokemon Go Routes Is The First Way To Obtain Zygarde 10% Form

Pokemon Go has announced their latest update that will add a variety of new features including the ability to walk along Routes, the Blaze New Trails Event, and a new Special Research Story called…

July 20, 2023 | 12:38 EDT

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Pokemon Go June Community Day Is All About Axew

Who's your favorite little dragon Pokemon? If you answered Gen 5's Axew, then you're in luck in June, as the Pokemon Go June Community Day is all about the little critter. You can expect more Axew to…

May 31, 2023 | 09:33 EDT

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Pokemon Sleep Finally Coming This Summer; Pokemon Pokemon Go Plus+ Accessory Announced

Today, during the Pokemon Presents livestream, the Pokemon Company revealed that Pokemon Sleep is finally coming this year. More specifically, it's coming in the summer of 2023 for iOS and Android.…

February 27, 2023 | 09:55 EST

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Pokemon Features Ekans, Koffing, Empoleon, and More on New Poke Lid Manholes in Japan

The Poke Lid trend continues to be strong in Japan, and four more of the colorful Pokemon-inspired manholes and related Pokemon Go Pokestops have been installed.  If you're unfamiliar with Poke Lids…

January 26, 2023 | 02:50 EST

A trainer standing in a field with a Goomy, a Dedenne, and a Mega Salamence in Pokemon Go
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Pokemon Go Twinkling Fantasy Event Brings Mega Salamence And More

The Pokemon Go Twinkling Fantasy event is coming next week, and it's bringing a big addition (literally) in the form of Mega Salamence, who'll be appearing in the game for the first time. Other…

January 5, 2023 | 10:33 EST

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Pokemon Go Introduces Super Tiny And Super Huge Pokemon

Have you ever wanted to catch a petite Poochyena or a massive Mawile? Well, thanks to two new Pokemon Go sizes, you can do just that. XXS and XXL Pokemon can now be found in the wild, although at the…

December 9, 2022 | 10:49 EST

Mega Blaziken, Mega Marshtomp, and Mega Sceptile in Pokemon Go Season 9
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Pokemon Go Season 9 Wants You To Make Mythical Wishes

Niantic has officially announced Pokemon Go season 9, which is coming to the much-loved mobile game in just a few days. The ninth season looks like it'll revolve around Hoenn, adding Mega versions of…

November 28, 2022 | 10:20 EST

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Pokemon Go Ultra Beast Arrival Events Revealed

Niantic has released the first details regarding the upcoming Pokemon Go Ultra Beast Arrival event. Two in-person battles will be held in both London and Los Angeles, but if you can't make it to…

November 21, 2022 | 11:27 EST

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Pokemon Go Fest Racked Up $300m For Local Economies

Niantic has revealed that Pokemon Go made more than $300 million for local economies during Pokemon Go Fest events in 2022. The game prompted tourists and locals to spend at establishments like shops…

November 9, 2022 | 11:13 EST

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Pokemon Go Update Leaks Brand New Coin Pokemon

Update: PokeMiners has released more information about their investigations into the new Pokemon Go update. In it we hear Professor Willow conversing with Jacq, the homeroom teacher character from…

November 4, 2022 | 04:07 EDT

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Pokemon Go Season of Light Features Guzzlord

The Pokemon Go Season of Light update is headed to the masses this November, where we will see a new Ultra Beast, updated raids, and a live event they call Safari Zone.  In a recent Tweet from @…

October 31, 2022 | 03:40 EDT

Zorua, Vulpix, and some other spooky Pokemon intended to represent the bug that has seen Pokemon Go Plus disabled
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(Updated) Pokemon Go Plus Back Online After Zorua Bug Fixed

Update November 1st 8:35AM: Niantic has confirmed that the Zorua bug which caused Pokemon Go Plus devices to be disabled has been fixed. Earlier today, the company tweeted that functionality for both…

October 31, 2022 | 12:00 EDT

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Bugs Scare Zorua Out of Pokemon Go

We're just a few days away from the Pokemon Go Halloween event, but the game's latest addition, Zorua, has run into some trouble. The Pokemon Go Zorua surprise encounter has been removed from the…

October 25, 2022 | 10:14 EDT

Absol, Dugtrio, Mareanie, and Toxicroak wearing fashionable items like hats and sunglasses in the Pokemon Go Fashion Week event
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Pokemon Go Fashion Week Brings Stylish 'Mons Aplenty

How many times have you taken a look at your shockingly unfashionable, out-of-season Pokemon team and wished they had better taste? Well, Pokemon Go Fashion Week is here to fix all that. Starting…

September 21, 2022 | 09:30 EDT

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Litwick Community Day Headed to Pokemon GO this October

Are you ready to hunt down a new shiny Pokemon who is ready to bring the fire? During the Litwick Community Day in Pokemon GO, you will be able to find shinies, gain triple experience points catching…

September 20, 2022 | 02:01 EDT

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Pokemon Go Daily Adventure Incense Offers Rare Pokemon For Walks

If you've ever wanted Pokemon Go Daily Adventure Incense, you just got it in the latest update to the long-running Pokemon phone title. It means that players will be able to spot Pokemon not…

July 26, 2022 | 11:09 EDT

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Pokemon GO Creator Niantic Cancels 4 Projects, Lays off Staff

Games are huge projects which require a lot of resources and team members which Niantic doesn't seem to have. Even with all the revenue brought in by Pokemon GO, the company has announced that it…

June 29, 2022 | 02:45 EDT

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Recruit Your Favorite Players In Niantic's NBA All-World

Niantic, NBA, and NPBA have just announced NBA All-World, which is an "original augmented reality mobile game." It's a game that will apparently place NBA fans into a "real-world metaverse", which…

June 28, 2022 | 11:59 EDT

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Starly Featured in Pokemon GO July 2022 Community Day

Not only a popular AR game, Pokemon GO is one of the most successful in the Pokemon franchise and has a new event coming up. Every month, the game hosts a Community Day which changes the game in…

June 27, 2022 | 03:03 EDT

Pikachu's new hat and Wimpod in Pokemon Go
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Pokemon Go Celebrates TCG Set With New Mons And Events

There's a new Pokemon TCG expansion based on Pokemon Go on the way. To celebrate, Pokemon Go is adding new 'mons and events, including a brand new hat for Pikachu, two Pokemon never seen in Pokemon…

June 6, 2022 | 11:26 EDT

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Pokemon Go Remote Raid Pass Being Removed from 1 Poke Coin Bundle Next Week

Niantic has upset its fans by removing the Pokemon Go Remote Raid Pass from the 1 Poke Coin bundle and increasing the price of a 3-pack by 50 Coins. In the last few weeks, Pokemon Go has been…

May 20, 2022 | 02:10 EDT

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Pokemon Go Items Now Available on Prime Gaming

You can now get Pokemon Go items on Prime Gaming with your Amazon Prime membership, giving you a little boost to help you catch 'em all. Pokemon Go has been around for a good few years and it's…

May 19, 2022 | 02:04 EDT

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Pokemon Go Air Adventures Event Arrives Next Week

The Pokemon Go Air Adventures Event has been announced -- you'll have one week to get Mega Latios and Mega Latias in early May 2022. As a game that requires movement in the real world, Pokemon Go …

April 29, 2022 | 02:43 EDT

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Next Pokemon Go Community Day Meetup Coming Soon

The next in-person Pokemon Go Community Day Meetup has been announced for multiple cities around the world and will arrive in late April 2022. As a game featuring real-world travel, Pokemon Go was…

April 5, 2022 | 01:48 EDT

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Pokemon Go Fest 2022 Will Have In-Person Events

Pokemon Go Fest 2022 should come as a relief to Pokemon Go fans, as it is both an in-person and virtual event. The 2021 event was virtual and cheaper, but even it's reduced $4.99 price wasn't worth…

March 31, 2022 | 11:39 EDT

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Pokemon Go And Humble Russia Services Halted

Two more major forces in the gaming industry have halted services in Russia due to the invasion of Ukraine. Pokemon Go developer Niantic and Humble, of Humble Bundle fame, have both announced they…

March 11, 2022 | 09:04 EST

Some of the Pokemon in the upcoming Pokemon Go Tour: Johto
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Pokemon Go Prep Event Brings Hisuian Electrode And More

As a celebration of the upcoming Pokemon Go Tour: Johto event, the much-loved mobile game is getting a corresponding prep rally. You'll be able to obtain Hisuian Electrode for the first time, and you…

February 16, 2022 | 10:25 EST

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Niantic Turns Off Pokemon Go Trading During Event

In a strange but explicable move, Pokemon Go trading has been turned off by Niantic as of 13 hours ago. Why? Because trades in Pokemon Go were all turning lucky, as shown by this post on Reddit. An…

January 20, 2022 | 09:33 EST

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Pokemon Go Cyber Week Boxes Are Underwhelming

The Pokemon Go Cyber Week Boxes have arrived and they're underwhelming to say the least. Based on what players are reporting, in fact, it looks like they're not much of a deal at all. Pokemon Go has…

November 24, 2021 | 02:33 EST

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Harry Potter: Wizards Unite Shuts Down Early 2022

Niantic has announced that its augmented reality game Harry Potter: Wizards Unite will be shutting down early next year, less than two years after it first launched on Android and iOS. Harry Potter…

November 2, 2021 | 02:46 EDT

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Pokemon Go November 2021 Community Day and More Revealed

The Pokemon Go November 2021 Community Day has been revealed along with details on the Halloween Event Part 2, a new Nike collaboration, and a dash of history about Community Days in general. The…

October 22, 2021 | 02:24 EDT

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Pokemon Go Unifying COVID-19 and Exploration Bonuses Worldwide

Niantic has announced that Pokemon Go regional bonuses will be changing on Android and iOS, opening up benefits to all players that were previously exclusive to the U.S. and New Zealand. Pokemon Go …

August 31, 2021 | 04:45 EDT

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Niantic Reverts Pokemon Go Interaction Distance After Backlash

Niantic has finally followed through with its promise to address fan backlash on Pokemon Go. After the community-driven boycott known as “Pokemon No Day,” Niantic came forth with a response,…

August 25, 2021 | 08:51 EDT

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Niantic Promises to Address Pokemon Go Community's Concerns

After the Pokemon Go community launched a boycott in the form of a Pokemon No day yesterday, Niantic has been quick to respond. Today they've published "A Response To Our Pokémon GO Community", where…

August 6, 2021 | 10:27 EDT

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Pokemon Go Community Revolts Against Niantic Reverting COVID-19 Changes

A portion of the Pokemon Go Community has launched a Pokemon NO day due to Niantic ignoring the community's concerns. The community has even written a letter/petition where both the "Community and…

August 5, 2021 | 12:43 EDT

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Pokemon Go Galar Pokemon Debut This Month

There's a nice surprise for Part 3 of Pokemon Go Fest 2021's Ultra Unlock event! Pokemon Go Galar Pokemon will be making their debut later this month — and yes, there will be some Legendary Pokemon…

August 3, 2021 | 02:34 EDT

Corsola next to the logo for the Pokemon Go regional costume collab with Pokemon Air Adventures
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Pokemon Go Regional Costumes Delayed Due To COVID-19

The upcoming Pokemon Go regional costumes collaboration with Pokemon Air Adventures has been postponed. The collaboration was due to begin on July 22nd and was to offer a series of region-specific…

July 13, 2021 | 08:52 EDT

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Pokemon Go Fest 2021 Has Bonuses for Android Gamers

Google Play has been announced as the official sponsor for Niantic's Pokemon Go Fest 2021, and that comes with a special surprise: Android Gamers will get a Google Play Sponsored Gift for free.…

July 7, 2021 | 02:48 EDT

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Pokemon GO 5th Anniversary Event Rundown

The 5th anniversary of Pokemon GO is gearing up to begin tomorrow, and a full run-down of what players can expect from this massive milestone is listed here to chew over. We got all sorts of…

July 5, 2021 | 10:12 EDT

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Pokemon Go Fest 2021 Costumes and More Datamined

Dataminers have uncovered more details about Pokemon Go Fest 2021 including four new Pikachu costumes, a Raid Stadium, and more changes behind the scenes. Pokemon Go Fest 2021 is kicking off this…

June 14, 2021 | 03:41 EDT

Scyther, Marill, Pikachu, and Chespin fronting this year's Pokemon Go Fest
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New Pokemon Go Fest 2021 Details Revealed

Niantic has revealed more details regarding this year's Pokemon Go Fest. This year, the celebration is all about music, and Niantic is inviting you to become a show director. You'll be able to enjoy…

May 27, 2021 | 11:20 EDT

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Pokemon Go Fest 2021 Start Date Set for Summer

The Pokemon Go Fest 2021 start date has been locked in for Summer 2021, although there's still a lot we don't know about this upcoming celebration of Niantic's mobile game. As you probably know,…

April 27, 2021 | 02:18 EDT

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Pokemon Go Friendship Day Will Let You Earn 160K XP

Niantic has announced the very first Pokemon Go Friendship Day event will be arriving later this month. This new event will feature an increase in Grass-type spawns and the chance to get a ton of XP…

April 12, 2021 | 02:29 EDT

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Strange New Pokemon Go Balloons Pop Up on the Map

You may have noticed new Pokemon Go balloons popping up on the map. No, this isn't team Rocket — these Pokemon Go sponsored balloons will let you score some free items. Pokemon Go is no stranger to…

March 23, 2021 | 03:47 EDT

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Pokemon Go Eggs Will Soon Display A List Of Potential Pokemon

Niantic is trialling a feature that will allow certain players in Pokemon Go to see a list of Pokemon that might hatch from eggs. The feature isn't being rolled out to everyone, but it's assumed that…

March 12, 2021 | 09:02 EST