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Pokemon GO Routes could revitalize the game

Pokemon GO Routes could revitalize the game

When Pokemon GO was first released, it seemed like a dream. It was as if the stars had aligned, bringing together the most awesome parts of Pokemon as a real-life game and the potential for mobile gaming in-effect. With the Route system, Pokemon GO could, once again, be reborn in the potential for mobile gaming combined with satellite-based global positioning (GPS, for example,) tracking in our global community.

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Pokemon GO code leak tips game headed back to its roots

Pokemon GO code leak tips game headed back to its roots

In the world of mobile gaming, nothing is so addictive as achievements. The world of "challenges" and "rewards" and "check-ins" is inextricably tied to mobile games. In the case of one of the most successful mobile games and experiences yet produced, Pokemon GO, a new way to get rewards and achieve in challenges is about to arrive.

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Pokemon GO Sylveon Eevee evolution name and release tease

Pokemon GO Sylveon Eevee evolution name and release tease

The Eevee evolution Sylveon began to appear in Pokemon GO this month - but it's not in the game yet! The release date for Sylveon in Pokemon GO is likely imminent, though, as the Pokemon already appears in the code for the game. It's not yet activated, but this Eevee evolution will appear with a set of rules and abilities that'll make it a must for most Pokemon trainers.

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Shiny Pokemon GO Spring event and what to look for

Shiny Pokemon GO Spring event and what to look for

Today we're taking a peek at all the details in the newest in new Pokemon GO events. This week is the Spring into Spring event in Pokemon GO, from Sunday April 4 (yesterday) until Thursday, April 8, 2021. This event features a variety of super cute Pokemon that ALL have the potential to be Shiny, including - most of all - Shiny Bunnelby, and its evolution Shiny Diggersby. This event also graces the world of Pokemon GO with the first ever Mega Lopunny in Mega raids!

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Pokemon GO April: A simple event run-down

Pokemon GO April: A simple event run-down

Today we're taking a peek at Pokemon GO events that'll take place in the month of April, 2021. In addition to a whole lot of Mega Pokemon action, we'll see Incarnate Thunderus, Tornadus, and Landorus, as well as a Shiny versions of each. Every Monday of the month of April, users will get a free bundle with a Remote Raid Pass in the in-game Pokemon GO store, too.

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Shiny Pokemon GO Community Day taps Snivy

Shiny Pokemon GO Community Day taps Snivy

There'll be a new Pokemon GO Community Day in the near future featuring the leafy monster known as Snivy. As is usually the case with a Community Day Pokemon, Shiny Snivy will almost certainly have an around 1/25 spawn rate during this special event day. This event will also deliver a special exclusive move to the most evolved version of Snivy if evolved during this event.

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Nintendo, Pokemon GO maker Niantic Labs team up for Pikmin game

Nintendo, Pokemon GO maker Niantic Labs team up for Pikmin game

Although less successful with its own IP, Niantic Labs found a more profitable market in making AR games around already known franchises. Pokemon GO still remains its most successful attempt while Harry Potter: Wizards Unite still has a loyal following despite lower numbers. Niantic's true product, however, is its "Real World" AR platform and it is brushing that up again for another Nintendo franchise, this time revolving around the even more cutesy creatures of Pikmin.

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Shiny Mew in Pokemon GO All-in-One 151 Special Research end tasks

Shiny Mew in Pokemon GO All-in-One 151 Special Research end tasks

The most epic Pokemon GO Special Research was activated this month, encompassing all the tasks you've likely ever done in the game up until now. The "All-in-One #151" Special Research Task requires that you do so much, you might find it next to impossible to consider completing. This week we've seen the end of the path, the complete list and all the rewards, including the most unattainable Shiny Pokemon of them all!

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Pokemon GO research gives tips on Tropical Shells, Beach Glass

Pokemon GO research gives tips on Tropical Shells, Beach Glass

Rare souvenirs are some of the strangest elements in Pokemon GO. They weren't present at the launch of the game, and they'd seem pretty wacky to the people that'd only played that version of the game back then. Now, in addition to Pokemon, rare Pokemon, Shiny Pokemon, Mega Pokemon, and Pokemon that only appear at certain times or in certain locations, we've got items, too. Researchers at The Silph Road have discovered some interesting data about these bits in the game.

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New Shiny Pokemon GO monster in Weather Week

New Shiny Pokemon GO monster in Weather Week

A new event is coming to Pokemon GO in the form of Weather Week! This week will deliver the first-ever appearance of the Shiny iteration of Castform (Rain Form!) The regular version of Rainy Castform is white with a blue head with a white mask inside a blue drop. The Shiny version is gray with a green head, light green mask, and a blue droplet.

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Pokemon GO electric today with the Charge Up event

Pokemon GO electric today with the Charge Up event

Today we're taking a peek at the Pokemon GO Charge Up event that started at 10AM this morning and lasts until 8PM tonight. The times for this event are local times, meaning they'll start and end at those times no matter what time zone you're currently in. This event is the first release date for the Pokemon Tynamo, a Pokemon that's never been available in Pokemon GO before now.

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Pokemon GO referral program revealed, with codes

Pokemon GO referral program revealed, with codes

There'll be a Pokemon GO referral program enacted in the very near future by Niantic, the creators of the game. Much like several features released in the game over the past few years, Niantic's new referral program will deliver benefits to users in exchange for interacting with other users, thereby making the game more popular and sustaining the business model of Pokemon GO. This referral program does not appear to have anything to do with cash or real-world rewards whatsoever.

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