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Pokemon Go Air Adventures event will debut Mega versions of Latios and Latias

The Legendary Dragon-Psychic types will appear in Mega Raids. Pokemon Go players can participate in the Air Adventures event next week which will see the debut of Mega versions of Legendary Pokemon Latias and Latios. The event will kick off on Tuesday, May 3 at 10am local time and last until Sunday, May 8 at 8pm local time. During the event, Latias will know the Charged Attack Mist Ball and Latios caught during this period will know the Charged Attack Luster Purge. Appearing more often in the wild will be the following Pokemon, which can also be shiny: Flying Pikachu,…

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A Team Go Rocket takeover event is coming to Pokemon Go next week

Salandit, Salazzle, and more will debut during the All-Hands Rocket Retreat event. Another Team Go Rocket takeover is coming to Pokemon Go, and it kicks off tomorrow, April 3 and runs through April 7. During this time, the Team Go Rocket villains are planning a company-wide Team Go Rocket Retreat which will see the return of the bossman himself, Giovanni. The Legendary Pokemon Giovanni will be using this time out is Shadow Latias, and it is up to you to rescue this Pokemon from his grasp. There will be a Special Research story available at the beginning of this event,…

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Pokemon Go Fest 2022 will take place both remotely and in-person this year

The two-day festival is back and a grand finale will take place a few months later. Pokemon Go players will want to mark space off on their calendars for June 4 and June 5, because that’s when this year’s Pokemon Go Fest takes place. The two-day global event will take place Saturday, June 4 and Sunday, June 5 and a bonus finale event will be held on Saturday, August 27. For those who prefer to do their Pokemoning in person, Pokemon Go Fest will also be a live event during the months of July and August in Germany, the US,…

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Pokemon Go’s April Community Day returns to a three-hour event, stars Stufful

Niantic is bringing Community Day back to a pre-pandemic timeframe. The April Pokemon Go Community Day will be the first Community Day event since the pandemic started to last only three hours instead of six. According to Niantic, it is shifting back to a three-hour event because apparently only 5% of players particpate for more than three hours. Also, the company said people aren’t out and about at the same time with the longer event, which apparently doesn’t foster a sense of community as less people are around at the same time to “play together and connect outside.” “In 2020,…

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Pokemon Go’s Lush Jungle event will debut Fomantis, Lurantis, and Tapu Lele

The weekend park spotlight will feature Cottonee appearing more frequently in parks. Niantic Labs has announced the Lush Jungle event for Pokemon Go, and Cottonee, will be the star of the weekend spotlight. The Lush Jungle event kicks off on Tuesday, March 22 at 10am local time and concludes the following Tuesday, March 29 at 8pm local time. On Saturday, March 26 at 10am local time, you can join your fellow Trainers for a Lush Jungle park spotlight featuring Cottonee. The dual-type Grass/Fairy Pokemon will be appearing more frequently in parks during this time, and you may even encounter a…

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Pokemon Go January Community Day stars a fan-favorite – Bulbasaur

Everyone’s favorite frog-like Pokemon is the Community Day star in January. Pokemon Go is going classic on Community Day in January with Bulbasaur as the featured Pokemon. On Saturday, January 22 from 2-5pm local time, players will return to the roots of Community Day during the Season of Heritage with the grass/poison-type Pokemon. During this time, Bulbasaur will be appearing more frequently in the wild and you may even catch a shiny version. If you evolve Ivysaur, Bulbasaur’s Evolution, during the event or up to two hours afterward, you will get a Venusaur that knows the Charged Attack Frenzy Plant….

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Pokemon Go Tour: Johto occurs in February, choose between Pokemon Gold or Silver for the collection challenge

Will you choose Gold? Or Silver? Pokemon Go players will soon be able to participate in the Johto Tour either remotely or in person. Niantic has provided information on what to expect during the Johto event celebrating Pokemon Gold and Silver, during which you will be choosing between the two versions. Gold and Silver were released in the west back in 2000 for Game Boy Color, and introduced the second generation which came with 100 new species of Pokemon. In the ticketed version of Pokemon Go Tour: Johto, each choice will feature version-exclusive Pokemon. You must choose either Gold or…

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Pokemon Go players will be busy in December with the Season of Heritage and Community Day

The year is coming to a close, and Niantic has a special month planned for Pokemon Go players. Starting tomorrow, December 1, the Season of Heritage kicks off and will last until March 1. It appears Professor Willow has discovered a historical cave site with a giant door that has strange unlocking mechanisms. Somehow this ties into exploring heritages such as the histories of places, Pokemon, and fellow Trainers. According to rumblings online, this could be a hint at what to expect during the season leading up to the January 28 release of Pokemon Legends: Arceus. You see, the upcoming…

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Harry Potter: Wizards Unite to b taken offline in January

It all ends on January 31. Pokemon Go developer Niantic has announced mobile augmented reality game Harry Potter: Wizards Unite will be taken offline in January. The company said it will remove the game from app stores on December 6. On this day, in-game purchases will also no longer be available. Niantic will then shut the servers down on January 31, 2022. “We launched Harry Potter: Wizards Unite more than two years ago, bringing together a community of witches and wizards from all over the globe in an epic quest to put an end to the Calamity and keep the…

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Pokemon Go’s Season of Mischief kicks off on September 1 and features Hoopa

Starting September 1, Pokemon Go players will be able to participate in the Season of Mischief which will focus on an adventure starring Hoopa. The season will feature a month-long Special Research story called Misunderstood Mischief, which will focus on discovering more about Hoopa and the strange occurrences happening throughout the Season. The Season of Mischief will run from Wednesday, September 1, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to Wednesday, December 1, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. local time. Those who complete this Season’s Special Research story will gain access to an event at the end of which may have something to do…

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Pokemon Go developer reverses PokeStop changes after community protest

Pokemon Go PokeStop spin distance has been increased after community backlash. Niantic Labs has reverted recent changes made to the spin distance in Pokemon Go, allowing players to hit up PokeStops from a safer distance than what was implemented earlier this month. Now, instead of a 40-meter distance needed to spin a PokeStop, players will only need to be 80 meters aways to take a spin. See, before corona raised its wretched head, the distance to spin a PokeStop in the game was 40 meters. This was fine and dandy when there wasn’t the possibility of getting sick. It allowed…

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Oshawott will be the featured Pokemon for Pokemon Go Community Day in September

The cute little sea otter will soon be all over the place. Niantic has announced Oshawott will be the next Community Day Pokemon. Pokemon Go players will find the cute little critter appearing all over the place come Sunday, September 19. Things will kick off at 11am local time, and run until 5pm. During this time, the otter will be appearing more frequently, and will be attracted to Rainy Lure Modules. If you are lucky, you may even encounter a shiny Oshawott. If you evolve the Pokemon into Samurott during the event, and up to two hours after it ends,…

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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 Go’s third Ultra Unlock bonus to feature Sword and Shield Pokemon

The third Ultra Unlock bonus for Pokemon Go has been announced, and it will be all about the Galar region.The final Ultra Unlock bonus earned by Pokemon Go players for completing global challenges during Pokemon Go Fest has been announced.Watch on YouTubeNiantic announced today the third unlock will feature Sword and Shield Pokemon, which means Pokemon originally discovered in the Galar region will be making their debuts.The final part of this year’s Ultra Unlock will feature the Pokemon Go debuts of two Legendary Pokemon Zacian and Zamazenta, in their Hero of Many Battles forms.Alongside them, Skwovet, Greedent, Wooloo, Dubwool, and…

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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…