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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 will celebrate New Pokemon Snap’s release with special event

By Stephany Nunneley 15 April 2021 19:32 GMT Pokemon Go will celebrate the release of New Pokemon Snap with a special event.The New Pokemon Snap Celebration in Pokemon Go will commemorate the April 30 release of the game for Nintendo Switch.In New Pokemon Snap, you’ll travel to islands to photograph Pokemon in their native habitats. In the Lental region, wild Pokemon thrive on the various islands where environments can differ greatly, and there are over 200 Pokemon living in the area.Watch on YouTubeTo celebrate the game’s release, you can enjoy an event in Pokemon Go inspired by this method of researching…

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Pokemon Go Egg Chart for April 2021: 2km, 5km, 7km, 10km and 12km strange eggs hatch list

One of the most reliable ways to get your hands on new Pokemon in Pokemon Go is through egg hatching. But what Pokemon can you expect from each type of eggs? In Pokemon Go, Pokemon Eggs are rewarded randomly to the player through visiting Pokestops throughout the world or being given gifts by your friends. Hatching eggs is a great way to farm candy and actually has a good chance of providing better Pokemon with better stats than you might find out in the wild. Some of the rarer, best Pokemon in Pokemon Go are most easily obtained through hatching…

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Pokemon Go dev Niantic teasing AR glasses

By Alex Calvin, Tuesday, 30 March 2021 13:04 GMT The company could be getting into the hardware game.It sure looks like Pokemon Go maker Niantic is working on some augmented reality glasses.That’s going by a post on Twitter from the company’s CEO and founder John Hanke, in which the exec said that it was “exciting to see the progress we’re making to enable new kinds of devices that leverage our platform.” That’s accompanied by a rather cropped picture of a pair of glasses boasting the Niantic logo.Niantic has so far produced a number of mobile AR games, such as Pokemon…

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Snivy is the featured Pokemon for April’s Pokemon Go Community Day

By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 23 March 2021 19:45 GMT The featured creature for this April’s Pokemon Go Community Day will be Snivy, the Grass Snake Pokemon.Pokemon Go Community Day will be held on April 11 from 11am to 5pm local time.During this time, Snivy will be appearing more frequently in the wild. If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny one.Evolve Servine (the Evolution of Snivy) during the event or up to two hours afterward to get a Serperior that knows the attack Frenzy Plant. You should also take a few snapshots during Community Day hours for a surprise.Niantic will…

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Pokemon Go testing feature that lets you see which Pokemon could be hatching from your eggs

By Stephany Nunneley, Friday, 12 March 2021 17:17 GMT A new feature is being tested in Pokemon Go.Niantic is testing a new feature that will allow you to see which Pokemon could hatch from your eggs in Pokemon Go.This is currently being tested with a limited number of Trainers, and those testing the feature will be able to tap an egg to see a list of possible Pokemon and their rarity level. But, you will not be able to see whether the possible Pokemon is Shiny or not.The game’s incubator system has you acquiring eggs from gameplay and in order…

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Pokemon Go’s March Community Day turns the spotlight on Fletchling

By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 16 February 2021 20:47 GMT March’s Pokemon Go Community Day will feature Fletchling.Fletchling will be the featured Pokemon for March Community Day in Pokemon Go, scheduled for Saturday, March 16.Things will kick off at 11am and end at 5pm local time. During this time, Fletchling will be appearing more frequently in the wild. If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny one. If you evolve the Pokemon to Fletchinder during the event or up to two hours afterward, you will get a Talonflame that knows Incinerate.You will also receive a surprise if you take a few…

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Pokemon Go’s annual Valentine’s Day event debuts Munna and Musharna

The annual Valentine’s Day event returns next week.Pokemon Go players can participate in the annual Valentine’s Day event starting on Sunday, February 14.The event kicks off at 1pm local time and ends on February 18 at 8pm local time.During this time, Munna and Musharna will be making their debut in the game. Munna will be appearing in the wild, and you can use the Unova Stone to evolve it into Musharna.Appearing more often in the wild will be both male and female versions of  Nidoran, and Plusle, Minun, Volbeat, Illumise, Luvdisc,  and more are expected.  If you’re lucky, you might…

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Niantic has plenty in store for Pokemon Go Players in February

Pokemon Go February Research Breakthrough and events have been outlined by Niantic Labs.Pokemon Go players should be prepared for some fun encounters, events, bonuses, and research this coming February.The month will kick off with a Research Breakthrough encounter on February 1, and it will run through March 1. During this time, you will encounter Snorlax in Research Breakthroughs.There will be plenty of Pokemon available in five-star and Mega Raids during the month too, some of which are going on now.The following Legendary Pokemon will be appearing in five-star raids throughout February: Entei will be appearing in five-star raids until Sunday, January…

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Pokemon Go’s February Community Day event stars Roselia

By Stephany Nunneley, Wednesday, 13 January 2021 20:09 GMT This February’s Pokemon Go Community Day will feature Roselia.Roselia will be the featured Pokemon during the next Pokemon Go Community Day, scheduled for February 7.The event will run from 11am to 5pm local.During this time, Roselia will be appearing more frequently in the wild. If you’re lucky, you may even encounter a Shiny one.If you evolve Roselia during the event or up to two hours afterward, you will get a Roserade that knows both the Charged Attack Weather Ball (Fire-type ) and the Fast Attack Bullet Seed.You will also receive a…

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Pokemon Go event will feature Galarian Mr. Mime and Mr. Rime

By Stephany Nunneley, Friday, 11 December 2020 20:23 GMT Galarian Mr. Mime, and its Evolution, Mr. Rime will soon be coming to the world of Pokemon Go in a ticketed Special Research story event.Whether or not you have a ticket or not for the Pokemon Go event, you’ll be able to encounter Pokemon via Incense and more during the event weekend.Galarian Mr. Mime’s arrival will inspire some Pokemon such as Jynx, Swinub, and Spoink to be attracted to Incense.From Friday, December 18 at 10am to Monday, December 21 at 8pm local time, you can enjoy the following features, whether or not…

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Pokemon originally discovered in Kalos are coming to Pokemon Go with a special event

Pokemon originally discovered in Kanto, Johto, Hoenn, Sinnoh, Unova, Alola, and Galar have appeared in Pokemon Go.Starting today, Pokemon originally discovered in Kalos will also be appearing in Pokemon Go.To celebrate the arrival, you’ll be able to take part in a special event starting tomorrow, December 2 at 10am local time, and running through December 8 at 10pm local time.During this time, Chespin, Fennekin, Froakie, Bunnelby, Fletchling, Litleo, and Noibat will be appearing more frequently in the wild.In addition, Klefki will be appearing in the wild only in France. These Pokemon will be appearing in the wild after the event…

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Pokemon Go temporary bonuses are back until June 2021

By Stephany Nunneley, Friday, 20 November 2020 17:48 GMT Niantic is bringing back certain temporary bonuses to Pokemon Go.To continue adapting to the changing global environment, and in response to the situation becoming more difficult for many players due to COVID-19, Niantic is bringing back certain bonuses to Pokemon Go.According to Niantic, incense effectiveness in Pokemon Go will be increased, now attracting Pokemon more often.Buddy Pokemon will now bring you more Gifts each day, up to five gifts at once and up to three times a day.These bonuses are temporary, but they will remain in the game at a minimum…

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Pokemon Go updates Mega Evolutions, Ghost-type Pokemon event coming soon

By Stephany Nunneley, Friday, 16 October 2020 17:00 GMT Niantic Games has changed how Mega Evolutions work in Pokemon Go, and have announced a Ghost-type event coming to the game.Pokemon Go Mega Evolutions will change in two ways just in time for October Community Day.According to the development team, the duration that Pokemon stay in their Mega-Evolved form has doubled from four hours to eight hours.Also, the cap for Mega Energy has increased from 999 to 2,000. This limit applies to each individual type of Mega Energy, not the total amount of Mega Energy you have across Pokemon species.As for the upcoming event,…

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Next Pokemon Go Community Day will be held on October 17, features Charmander

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 1 October 2020 20:40 GMT Charmander, the adorable Lizard Pokemon, will be the featured feature for the next Pokemon Go Community Day.The next Pokemon Go Community Day will take place on Saturday, October 17.It will kick off at 11am and run until 5pm local time.During this time, Charmander will be appearing more frequently in the wild. If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny one. Evolve Charmeleon during the event or up to two hours afterward to get a Charizard that knows Dragon Breath.There’ll be a one-time-purchasable October Community Day Box available for 1,280 PokeCoins. It features…