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Pokemon GO Update : Trading, War, and Peace

Pokemon GO Update : Trading, War, and Peace

Buddy Pokemon are nearly here and we're already looking to the next big thing. We're crossing our fingers and cursing our crystal ball for the update to Pokemon GO - Season 2, the one where everything changes. Before we get there, though, we've got a few things to discuss. Today we're going to begin with a brilliant realization by Bob of Boblandia, a Silph Road member and analyzer of the game Pokemon GO. He realized that though the tweaking of item drops in PokeStops, Niantic is able to control the dynamic of the entire game.

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Pokemon GO boasts 500m downloads, silent on growth, retention

Pokemon GO boasts 500m downloads, silent on growth, retention

There is perhaps little doubt that Pokemon GO is a worldwide phenomenon. Some, though, prefer to call it an epidemic. It successfully introduced the whole world to a franchise that, before then, was purely gamer and plushie territory. That gamer-only era is now officially over, with The Pokemon Company and Nitantic Labs, Pokemon GO’s developers, boasting more than 500 million downloads across the globe in just under three months. That said, the announcement is unsurprisingly silent about the game’s other stats, like current number of real, human players and its growth rate.

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Pokemon GO Apple Watch release makes the game simpler

Pokemon GO Apple Watch release makes the game simpler

Niantic made a splash at Apple's iPhone 7 event today, showing that it has no intention of letting Pokemon mania die out. After a presentation on what's new in Watch OS 3, Niantic CEO John Hanke took the stage to announce that Pokemon GO will soon be coming to the Apple Watch, giving players an opportunity to play the game without having to constantly look at their phone's screen.

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Pokemon GO Buddy Update release date tipped for today

Pokemon GO Buddy Update release date tipped for today

The Buddy Pokemon update to Pokemon GO is the most exciting thing to happen to the game since launch, and it could be released as early as this afternoon. This update would bring users the ability to attach a Pokemon of their choice to their avatar in the game to work like a Pokemon Egg. As the player walks, the Buddy Pokemon generates Pokemon Candy. Each Pokemon has a different walking range, giving Pokemon Candy based on their type and rarity.

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Pokemon Sun and Moon trailer reveals Pokemon Snap throwback

Pokemon Sun and Moon trailer reveals Pokemon Snap throwback

We have yet another Pokemon Sun and Moon trailer today, unveiling even more details about the upcoming pair of games. Like most of the trailers that have come before, this trailer is revealing a handful of new Pokemon, while at the same time giving us additional information on the Alola region and showing off some new gameplay mechanics. Pokemon Snap fans may want to keep reading.

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Pokemon Go to introduce buddy system with next update

Pokemon Go to introduce buddy system with next update

While the number of active users has been on a slight decline over the last few weeks, Pokemon Go still maintains a significant user base, and remains a big hit for developer Niantic Labs. We've known for a while now about new features coming to the game in the near future, including new Pokemon and gameplay mechanics, thanks to various data-mining attempts into the app's code, but now Niantic has specifically announced an anticipated feature that will debut later this fall.

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Pokemon GO gross revenue hits $440 million worldwide

Pokemon GO gross revenue hits $440 million worldwide

Earlier reports of the demise of Pokemon GO may have been a little premature. According to app analytics firm Sensor Tower, the game has just passed $440 million in worldwide gross revenue. Instead of comparing it to other popular mobile games, Sensor Tower has taken a different approach this time around, putting Pokemon GO's revenue up against some the summer's biggest film releases.

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Here’s how to get Victini in Pokemon ORAS and XY

Here’s how to get Victini in Pokemon ORAS and XY

It's the first day of a new month, and if you happen to be a Pokemon Master who's been following along, that means there's a new mythical Pokemon available. In celebration of Pokemon's 20th anniversary, Nintendo has been giving away many of the series' hard-to-catch mythical Pokemon, giving players a new one each month. Here we'll tell you how to get Victini, the legendary pocket monster up for grabs in September.

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Pokemon Sun and Moon early purchasers get Munchlax for free

Pokemon Sun and Moon early purchasers get Munchlax for free

Nintendo has just held a new Direct broadcast entirely centered around the 3DS, and as expected, Pokemon Sun and Moon led the charge. This time around, there aren't many new reveals, but Nintendo did announce that there will a bonus for early purchasers of the game, just like those who bought Pokemon X and Y at launch.

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Pokemon GO Update: Buddy System nearly enabled [UPDATE: Confirmed]

Pokemon GO Update: Buddy System nearly enabled [UPDATE: Confirmed]

A new feature in the newest Pokemon GO update, version 0.35, is spotted mentioning "Buddy" Pokemon and rewards for walking. While we spotted this in part in our newest Pokemon GO app file teardown, Reddit users like partycrabs and Leopaws have taken research on this Buddy system a step further, as we'll be discussing below. This system could very well give new life to the game, especially for users that live in suburban areas - out in the country where very few Pokemon, Pokestops, and Pokemon Gyms are few and far between.

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Pokemon GO unbans some “innocent” users

Pokemon GO unbans some “innocent” users

Pokemon GO creators Niantic Labs is probably having a terrible time nowadays. After the initial fever and fervor surrounding the game, the court of public opinion has quickly turned against them. And in its zeal to curb cheating, it may have turned some of its users against them as well. Niantic has recently started slamming the, sometimes perma, ban hammer on “cheaters”, but apparently some of those were simply ill-informed but otherwise innocent gamers. Now Niantic is working to reverse some of those bans, while still making sure that real cheaters and hackers get locked out.

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Eevee evolution Pokemon GO trick update and fix

Eevee evolution Pokemon GO trick update and fix

Pokemon GO has a big dilemma on its hands as the Eevee evolution trick stops working for one massive amount of users. What's going on? It's quite simple. We'll be running down the reasons why things have changed, and what will happen with Eevee in the near future - and through the year 2017 when the 2nd-Generation release of the game is made public. We'll begin with the evolution solution for those users that've never done it before.

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