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Pokemon GO New Years has the best slow-burn running joke ever

Pokemon GO New Years has the best slow-burn running joke ever

Today we're taking a peek at the world of Pokemon GO at the tail end of the year 2021. As we drop in to the year 2022, Pokemon GO's latest update delivers what can only be described as a delightful collection of mostly useless Pokemon with a few extreme exceptions to the rule. Most of the time, when a person such as I am playing the game, a Pokemon with a fancy hat on isn't particularly useful. Today, however, we've got a set of fancy dress Pokemon that are absolute must-have monsters.

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Shiny Pokemon GO Christmas 2021: Bergmite to Avalugg!

Shiny Pokemon GO Christmas 2021: Bergmite to Avalugg!

Starting on December 23, 2021, Pokemon GO has some cool surprises in store for trainers worldwide. If you're looking for the most chilly Pokemon never before available, look to Bergmite! This Pokemon looks like a shard of ice with a happy lil' smile on its face, and the Pokemon it evolves into has a total flat-top. Avalugg it's called, and it'll cost you a whole 50 Bergmite candy to attain.

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Pokemon GO Thanksgiving 2021: Hoopa Unbound rules, catch, and release!

Pokemon GO Thanksgiving 2021: Hoopa Unbound rules, catch, and release!

Pokemon GO has a set of events and in-game happenings going on during the long weekend of Thanksgiving, 2021. This series of events includes no less than one of the most powerful Pokemon in the Pokemon universe: Hoopa Unbound! We'll also have some raid hour action, Cresselia, lots of blue-colored Pokemon (like Squirtle with sun glasses from the Squirtle Squad) and a few bonus gift package balloons from Ed Sheeran.

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Shiny Pokemon GO Articuno, Zapdos, Moltres: back in the game, soon

Shiny Pokemon GO Articuno, Zapdos, Moltres: back in the game, soon

A series of raid hour events will appear in Pokemon GO over the next several days. During this series of events, you'll find some of the most rare and awesome Pokemon in the game, starting with no less than the three original legendary bird Pokemon: Articuno, Zapdos, and Moltres! These Pokemon will appear in Raid Hour events on Friday, then we'll see Heatran, Regirock, Regice, Registeel, Cobalion, Terrakion, Virizion, and more!

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Pokemon GO December Community Day is a real monster

Pokemon GO December Community Day is a real monster

This week we're taking a peek at the December Community Day for Pokemon GO well in advance of said day. As it's been in the past, so too shall it be with this year's year-end event, featuring Pokemon released throughout the year on Community Day events from the entirety of the year 2021. This Community Day mega-event will include a total of 11 individual Community Day special Pokemon.

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Android problems? Uninstall Pikmin Bloom

Android problems? Uninstall Pikmin Bloom

This week a series of Android issues have been connected to the new Niantic app Pikmin Bloom. Users have reported issues appearing on their Android phone after installing Pikmin Bloom, and disappearing once Pikmin Bloom was uninstalled once more. We do not currently know for certain what the root issue is, but uninstalling Pikmin Bloom seems to fix a variety of problems, from massive battery drain to the apparent blocking of notifications from other apps.

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Shiny Pokemon GO Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl event details: Starting today!

Shiny Pokemon GO Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl event details: Starting today!

Today we're taking a peek at the next Pokemon GO event, starting with the launch of Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl! The BD and SP games are part of the "main" or "core" series of Pokemon games, and Pokemon GO stands to benefit from their release with a few new bonuses and an eventual release of a whole bunch of new monsters.

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Pokemon GO wont work on your old iPhone soon

Pokemon GO wont work on your old iPhone soon

An announcement was made by Niantic in mid-November 2021 that Pokemon GO would soon end support for older versions of iOS. Your iPhone running a version of iOS released before September of 2019. If you have an iPhone with software that old, now is the time to get an update from Apple. Also, who are you, and would you mind answering a few questions for us?

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Secretlab TITAN XXS and our 3 favorite April Fools’ jokes made real

Secretlab TITAN XXS and our 3 favorite April Fools’ jokes made real

The folks that make Secretlab chairs had a good idea for an April Fools' joke. They'd take the design of their already-popular TITAN gaming chair and cut all the dimensions in half. The resulting piece of gaming furniture would be super funny to behold, especially with a dog sitting in it. But wait, now it's real?

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Shadow Lugia in Pokemon GO: Giovanni returns with Team Rocket

Shadow Lugia in Pokemon GO: Giovanni returns with Team Rocket

On November 9, 2021, right as the clock strikes 12:01 in the morning, a Team GO Rocket event was scheduled to begin in Pokemon GO. This was an event called "With Light Comes Shadow..." as named after one of the several phrases a Team GO Rocket grunt might say before entering a battle. This event is special as it brings Giovanni back to the game after an extended absence, along with Shadow Lugia!

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Niantic Lightship ARDK goes global to lead ‘Real-World Metaverse’

Niantic Lightship ARDK goes global to lead ‘Real-World Metaverse’

As the Niantic Lightship platform launches globally, Niantic takes their next big step toward augmented reality and real-world metaverse dominance. They're releasing a set of Niantic Lightship Augmented Reality Developer Kit tools for creators, and announcing Niantic Ventures will invest $20 million USD in "companies building the future of AR." This platform releases to developers "the vault of technology that powers Pokemon GO."

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Pokemon GO Festival of Lights event’s most important features

Pokemon GO Festival of Lights event’s most important features

Today we're taking a peek at the Pokemon GO Festival of Lights, an event that releases one of the most cute Pokemon in the Pokemon universe. This event continues the Season of Mischief, makes Gifts far more awesome, and lets you level up your Friendship with a Buddy Pokemon twice as fast! This event is all about becoming better friends with in-game associates and Pokemon alike.

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