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Pokemon Go Ultra Unlock 2021 part 2: Space research, rewards, spawns, and raids

Pokemon Go continues to swiftly move from one event to another, and it’s the time of year once more where we get an Ultra Unlock event.The 2021 Ultra Unlock brings with it a bunch of special timed Ultra Unlock research quests that’ll live alongside the current month’s missions, and the opportunity to catch a range of rare Pokemon or shiny variants – either through the missions or through other aspects of the game such as egg hatches, raid battles, or simply regular spawning out in the world. If you’re new or returning to Pokemon Go after a while away, these…

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As fans threaten a boycott, the decision-makers of Pokemon Go issue a pathetic response

This has been a momentous couple of weeks in the Pokemon Go community, and over the last couple of days it’s really come to a head. Watch on YouTubeWe’re used to seeing fan anger in video games – it doesn’t take much to set certain groups of gamers off, as we all know – but it’s rare to see such universal, coordinated frustration and disappointment in a developer that actually has solid logic behind it. So first of all, congratulations to Niantic on that – on taking a decision so universally hated that it united practically the entire fanbase against…

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Pokemon Unite is way better than it has any right being

Pokemon Unite is a barnstormer right out of the gate. Watch on YouTubeThe world of Pokemon has been applied to many genres of video game, but I think it’s pretty fair to say that only a handful of them have been runaway successes. There’s the original turn-based RPGs, of course. There’s the photography simulation of Snap, and the augmented reality adventures of Pokemon Go. These aren’t just successes, but in most cases are also milestone titles – but for every game like this, there’s something that’s just sorta fine – puzzlers, fighting, and a slew of mobile money-spinners. To be…

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Pokemon Go Fifth Anniversary: Collection challenge, Research, and their rewards

Pokemon Go continues to celebrate its 5th anniversary, this time with a new collection challenge and a bunch of limited time field research missions.The new fifth anniversary collection and field research pair nicely with other celebratory elements of the game for this milestone including the return of jump-start research and the debut of a new form of flying Pikachu with balloons. While all this stuff is running, much else about Pokemon continues to tick along in the background, including the current field research missions and egg hatches. On this page, we explain the Fifth Anniversary Collection and its rewards, plus…

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Pokemon Go: how many Pokemon are there in the game’s Pokedex?

The days when you could easily list every single creature available in Pokemon Go are long, long over. Watch on YouTubeThere’s now a huge number of Pokemon in the game – in fact, there’s now more different species in Pokemon Go than remain to be added.Counting the exact numbers can be challenging, however. The Pokedex is not made equal. Some Pokemon have different regional variants that are completely different Pokemon for all intents and purposes but share a Pokedex number. Others have multiple forms that share a Pokedex number. Some, like Eevee, play by their own rules, with a wide…

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Sylveon arrives in Pokemon Go today

By Alex Donaldson 25 May 2021 12:34 GMT One of the most highly anticipated additions to the Pokemon Go Pokedex has finally arrived.Watch on YouTubePokemon Go trainers have something to be incredibly excited about today: Sylveon, the much anticipated Eevee Evolution, is finally available in the game. Sylveon is a fairy-type Pokemon first introduced in the sixth generation of traditional Pokemon games – and it’s a critter that particularly matters to a lot of players because it’s the eighth (and final) evolution of beloved first-generation Pokemon Eevee.Because Eevee is such an iconic Pokemon – in many ways second only to…

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Pokemon Go Field Research quests | April 2021 missions and rewards list

If you want to be the very best, you’ll need to stay on top of the Pokemon Go Field Research missions – constantly changing quests and activities that players can pick up and complete for bonuses and rewards. Here’s all the current missions for February 2021.When we talk about research in Pokemon Go, there are two types to understand. Field Research tasks are quests picked up at random, with quests and rewards changing depending on the month, season, and current events. Completing these can lead to Research Breakthroughs which provide further unique rewards that also change over time. Special Research,…

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Pokemon Go Ditto disguises list 2021: how to catch a Ditto & understanding Ditto spawns

One of the most elusive Pokemon remains the shape shifting critter Ditto – and in Pokemon Go, that can lead to some significant frustration.Ditto is an absolutely key Pokemon in Pokemon Go, and that’s despite it not being the sort of Pokemon that could ever rank on the best Pokemon Tier lists – and its unpredictable nature means it isn’t even really very useful for battle. It also can’t be obtained in the usual methods – it can’t be hatched from eggs, and is rarely a field research quest reward. It’s a pain. Despite this, Ditto is a Pokemon that…

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Pokemon Go Wurmple Evolution: how to evolve Wurmple into Silcoon, Cascoon, Beautifly and Dustox

In the world of Pokemon, the vast majority of creatures evolve in the same way. This varies from game to game, but in Pokemon Go this usually means feeding a certain amount of candy. A handful of Pokemon are different, however – and such is the case for Wurmple.Wurmple isn’t the most exciting of Pokemon – it’s a lowly bug-type Pokemon added in the third generation, a little spiky grub that eventually enters a cocoon form and then becomes something else entirely. However, Wurmple is fairly unique in that you never quite know what you’re going to get when you…

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Pokemon Go Battle League Season 7 dates, ranks, cups, rules, rewards, and more

The Pokemon Go Battle League continues on in its new format – with Season 7 of the battle league set to bring players a new chance to rank up and a new suite of Go Battle League Rewards. In late 2020, the Pokemon Go Battle League took on a different format as part of the GO Beyond update – and that format is now continuing with the seventh season, which will debut on March 1st 2021. Go Battle League seasons are now closely tied to Pokemon Go’s other themed events – so Season 7 will conclude alongside the Season of…

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Pokemon Go Field Research quests: January missions and rewards list

If you want to be the very best, you’ll need to stay on top of the Pokemon Go Research Quests – constantly changing missions and activities that players can pick up and complete for bonuses and rewards. Here’s all the current missions for February 2021.Pokemon Go’s research quests are split into two categories: Field Research tasks and Research Breakthroughs.Field Research tasks (or quests if you prefer) are picked up from Pokestops and are essentially random, though quests and rewards change from month to month. Completing these can lead to Research Breakthroughs which provide further unique rewards that also rotate over…

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You can play a crowd-controlled version of Pokemon Red through a Twitter avatar

Programmer Constantin Liétard has worked some technical magic and created a script that updates a Twitter account every 15 seconds so users can play Pokemon Red.Constantin Liétard, a 3D Programmer working over at Gameloft Montreal, has managed to create the next big thing when it comes to unconventional Pokemon Red runs.Liétard posted an announcement to Twitter via his account, Screenshakes, telling people that they can play through Game Freak’s first generation game by replying to his pinned tweet with comments such as “A” and “Start”. The inputs will be read, and Twitter users will be able to control the game…

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You probably shouldn’t say ‘simp’, ‘incel’ or ‘virgin’ on Twitch anymore

Twitch is updating its hateful conduct and harassment policy soon and as part of the new measures, users are going to be discouraged from using the words ‘simp’, ‘incel’, and ‘virgin’.Last week, Twitch announced widespread changes to its policies around harassment and hateful conduct that will be coming into place on January 22, 2021.As per the streaming platform “women, members of the LGBTQIA+ community, Black, Indigenous, and people of color” are frequently harassed on the site, and now bold new measures are being put in place to better safeguard the community and create a more positive, productive space.The new guidelines,…

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Pokemon Go Field Research quests: October missions and rewards list

If you want to be the very best, you’ll need to stay on top of the Pokemon Go Research Quests – constantly changing missions and activities that players can pick up and complete for bonuses and rewards. Here’s all the current missions for October 2020.Pokemon Go’s research quests are split into two categories: Field Research tasks and Research Breakthroughs.Field Research tasks (or quests if you prefer) are picked up from Pokestops and are essentially random, though quests and rewards change from month to month. Completing these can lead to Research Breakthroughs which provide further unique rewards that also rotate over…

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Xbox Game Pass on phone can give the Switch a run for its money – in the right conditions

Xbox Game Pass works a treat on mobile – and with the Razer Kishi, the experience feels a lot like playing a Nintendo Switch in handheld mode – but a little bit better.Just a month ago, I wrote about how “playing Xbox Game Pass through xCloud feels like a next-generation experience” – and since then, game pass on mobile has become a regular staple of my video game diet. I’ve done a few more play-throughs of Streets of Rage 4, played a shed load of Halo, and rekindled a love for Forza Horizon 4 while finally getting around to digging…