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Pokemon GO Fest 2021: No ticket? No problem

Pokemon GO Fest 2021: No ticket? No problem

Today we're taking a peek at all the Pokemon GO Fest 2021 features and releases that'll happen for you, regardless of if you have a ticket. The event will cost you $5 if you want ALL the features and releases Niantic has to offer, but there ARE going to be some features and releases that appear in the game Pokemon GO during the event regardless of if you've purchased a ticket.

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Pokemon GO Trainer Achievement rewards reach raid battles for Summer 2021

Pokemon GO Trainer Achievement rewards reach raid battles for Summer 2021

This year Pokemon GO will have a new set of rewards available for people who make the effort to participate in Raid Battles. While it might seem like an obvious must-do part of the game, not all players jump in on the fun. In part to get more people participating, and in part to celebrate the five years the game Pokemon GO has been active, Niantic's making it far more profitable to take part in the most togetherness-centric part of the game.

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Shiny Pokemon GO Bidoof Breakout detailed – Power Hamster!

Shiny Pokemon GO Bidoof Breakout detailed – Power Hamster!

This week the folks at Niantic released data on a Pokemon GO event that'll bring users more Bidoof than they could ever want. This event features event-exclusive Field Research, Bidoof in Raid battles, and Bidoof in greater numbers in the wild than any one person could ever reasonably desire. The Shiny Bidoof is here, as well - far more golden than the original version, with reddish muzzle and tail (for Bibarel) instead of brown.

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Pokemon GO pandemic retreat: Could this be bad?

Pokemon GO pandemic retreat: Could this be bad?

A set of updates are coming to Pokemon GO that'll change the way the game is played for some trainers. Niantic changed Pokemon GO in a major way when adjusting for COVID-19 and the global pandemic therein - now they'll be flipping a few switches back to their original position. The pandemic isn't really completely over - so what's the big deal?

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Shiny Pokemon GO Tepig incoming: Community Day gets spicy

Shiny Pokemon GO Tepig incoming: Community Day gets spicy

Pokemon GO has a Shiny Tepig incoming, courtesy of the next official Community Day in the game. The Shiny version of Tepig is significantly different from its standard edition. Where the original is orange with dark brown head and backside with red nose and tail, the Shiny Tepig has a pink nose and tail, light brown/maroon head and bottom, and a yellow body!

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Pokemon GO Map Trackers working in 2021 for the big hunt

Pokemon GO Map Trackers working in 2021 for the big hunt

The Pokemon GO World Map, PokeVision, and The Silph Road remain the top names in Pokemon GO monster tracking in maps here in 2021. Today we're going to take a peek at the working Pokemon GO maps and trackers out today, which work, and what they track. This goes beyond tracking the locations of Pokemon Gyms and PokeStops. There are still ways to track Pokemon in the year 2021 - they just aren't the same as they once were.

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Pokemon GO Android trick makes the game look incredible

Pokemon GO Android trick makes the game look incredible

There's a new method for making the game Pokemon GO look amazing on your smartphone - 60 frames per second amazing. This trick is only the latest in a line of tricks to make Pokemon GO speed up its frame rate - a line of tricks that goes back years! Something about the way the game engine Niantic uses allows the game to load graphics at 60fps, but Niantic has the game locked at 24 or 30fps most of the time.

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Shiny Pokemon GO Solstice monster tasks: All the best picks

Shiny Pokemon GO Solstice monster tasks: All the best picks

Today we're taking a peek at the big Solstice-themed event in Pokemon GO with special attention on Shiny Pokemon. There's a new set of event-exclusive Field Research tasks for this event, along with a variety of potentially Shiny Pokemon like Snorunt, Yanma, Solrock, and Lunatone!

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Transformers AR game in the works at Pokemon GO dev Niantic

Transformers AR game in the works at Pokemon GO dev Niantic

Pokemon GO developer Niantic made a rather surprising reveal today: the company, as it turns out, is working on a new Transformers mobile game. The new game is called Transformers: Heavy Metal and like other titles made under Niantic's roof, it'll be an AR game. How it'll use augmented reality is currently unknown, but Niantic suggests that it won't be much longer until at least some of us find out.

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Pokemon GO update teardown reveals music and new graphics

Pokemon GO update teardown reveals music and new graphics

The latest update for Pokemon GO revealed new music, confetti, and graphics for the game. Several new assets in the game's files suggest that Niantic is preparing for the fast-approaching Pokemon GO Fest 2021, complete with rock and pop music for different maps, music notes, and a brand new intro curtain for the start of said event. Meloetta will apparently be playing a significant role in this event, as several new graphics were added for the event with Meloetta in the name - graphics that aren't just moves or the Pokemon monster itself!

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Pokemon GO Mega Slowbro raid counters: Best to beat the weirdo

Pokemon GO Mega Slowbro raid counters: Best to beat the weirdo

There's a Shiny Mega Slowbro at a Pokemon gym near you, if you're lucky, starting this week. This raid boss is an absolute monster, a Pokemon GO champion, a goofy beast the likes of which COULD be Shiny once you've beaten it in single combat. Mega Slowbro is a Psychic and Water type Pokemon, most vulnerable VS Ghost, Dark, Electric, Bug, and Grass Pokemon.

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Shiny Pokemon GO Slowpoke event: Here’s what’s inside

Shiny Pokemon GO Slowpoke event: Here’s what’s inside

Today we're taking a peek at the "A Very Slow Discovery" event in Pokemon GO. This event began on June 8, 2021, and will last through the weekend, ending on June 13, 2021 at 8PM local time. This event will feature an event-exclusive free box in the in-game Shop with 20x Pokeballs, 10x Great Balls, and a King's Rock. You'll need that King's Rock to evolve Slowpoke into Slowking!

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