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Pokemon GO Fest 2020 event revealed: Ticket “steps” being taken

Pokemon GO Fest 2020 event revealed: Ticket “steps” being taken

Today we're taking a look at the next big Pokemon GO event, an event that would've been in-person if it hadn't been for our current global pandemic with COVID-19. This event will be held on June 25 and June 26, and it'll feature some of the world's most beloved and popular Pokemon. Where the 2019 global event was held in Chicago, Dortmund, and Yokohama, this year the events will take place with a "completely reimagined global event in virtual format."

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Shiny Pokemon GO vote: Weedle and Gastly?!

Shiny Pokemon GO vote: Weedle and Gastly?!

In a bit of a shock result, the May voting for June and July Pokemon GO Community Day featured monsters are... Weedle and Gastly! While the Gastly line - leading to Haunter and Gengar - has one of the biggest Glass Cannon Pokemon in the game, Weedle remains a mystery. Could it be that the Pokemon GO universe finally reached the point at which they're only trying to Catch Em All?

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Pokemon Sword and Shield mystery gifts revealed for May and June

Pokemon Sword and Shield mystery gifts revealed for May and June

Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield have a few bonuses appearing in the form of "Mystery Gifts" over the course of four weeks. May 22, May 29, June 5, and June 12, will release Galarian Pokemon with the tap of a button. These releases will be a bit of a push for the first part of the Pokemon Sword and Shield Expansion Pass that'll be released by the end of June 2020.

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Pokemon GO down time is first (planned) since 2016

Pokemon GO down time is first (planned) since 2016

On June 1, 2020, Pokemon GO will be down and offline for all users, all around the world, for seven hours. That's a Monday, and the game will be undergoing server maintenance and "will be inaccessible to all Trainers" for the duration of said maintenance. For some, this will be sleeping time, for others, this will be a pretty large bummer.

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Shiny Pokemon GO: The latest, best times to catch em all

Shiny Pokemon GO: The latest, best times to catch em all

The rarity of shiny Pokemon in Pokemon GO has been given a major update in the last few weeks - and the entire Pokemon universe has been given a jolt as a result. Pokemon GO has Shiny Pokemon available at rates far lower than they're in the wild in any other Pokemon game - save maybe Pokemon Quest. But now, here in 2020, as the world was plunged into global pandemic, Niantic changed a whole lot about how the Pokemon GO was played - and how easy it is to hunt.

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Is this shiny Pokemon GO Pikachu more disturbing than Cubone?

Is this shiny Pokemon GO Pikachu more disturbing than Cubone?

Today you'll find a very strange Pikachu in the game Pokemon GO. This Pikachu has a special hat, like so many special limited edition Pikachu released before. But this Pikachu is different. This Pikachu is wearing a hat that looks, for all the world, like the ripped-off top skin of the head of a Rayquaza. Or it might just be a hat - but this is Pokemon. Absolutely anything is possible when it comes to the people who write the storyline for this game series.

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Pokemon GO Shedinja released again for limited time: Here’s how to get it!

Pokemon GO Shedinja released again for limited time: Here’s how to get it!

Once before in the game Pokemon GO we've had access to the elusive bug Pokemon by the name of Shedinja. Now, that time has come again. In past Pokemon games, a user would need to follow some rather specific steps to gain access to this peaceful looking battle bug. Here in Pokemon GO, thus far, it's only been available in a single Research Breakthrough.

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Pokemon GO leak reveals Jessie, James, new “free” box in shop

Pokemon GO leak reveals Jessie, James, new “free” box in shop

A teardown of a leaked version of Pokemon GO this week shows the next major update to the game - and it includes Jessie and James! Prepare for trouble, is all we're saying - we'll certainly be making that trouble double. This update will also be delivering new Pokemon that've not been in the game before, like Obstagoon, Perrserker, and Sirfetch'd - it's Galarian time again here in Pokemon GO, sooner than later!

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Shiny Pokemon GO event update revealed: Johto details!

Shiny Pokemon GO event update revealed: Johto details!

There's another "throwback" event in the works for shiny Pokemon GO starting today, Friday! May 8th, 2020, starting at 1PM local time, Pokemon GO users will find a whole BUNCH of new tasks for special research rewards through the week. The first of these is catching Pokemon - so get stocked up on the Pokeballs if you've not done so already!

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Pokemon GO “Promo Codes” game system updated for May 2020

Pokemon GO “Promo Codes” game system updated for May 2020

Niantic's Pokemon GO game is bringing back the Promo Code heat in the month of May with in-game items aplenty. New codes could be released through the rest of the month, but here on Cinco de Mayo we've dug up three for your next adventure. Each of these codes appeared in Facebook advertisements, believe it or not, and all appear to work for most of the users who've reported back earlier today.

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Niantic’s got Pokemon GO Promo codes again: Here’s how they’ll work

Niantic’s got Pokemon GO Promo codes again: Here’s how they’ll work

Over the weekend, Niantic revealed the first free "code" for Pokemon GO for a long, long time. With the code, users are able to collect free items - sometimes Pokeballs, sometimes Pokeberries, sometimes other, more valuable items. With the most recent addition to the mix, Niantic's revealed that they're re-entering the fray after many weeks (or months?) away from the steering wheel, with a rather modest offering.

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Pokemon GO gets remote raid battles to keep players inside

Pokemon GO gets remote raid battles to keep players inside

With quarantines and stay-at-home orders in effect around the world, that puts Pokemon GO in a rather unique position. Pokemon GO's core gameplay loop centers around players exploring the world around them, searching for Pokemon and visiting real-world landmarks to progress. Obviously, that isn't something that can be done at the moment, so Niantic has had to retool how the game works in order for people to keep playing.

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