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Pokemon GO Zarude : tips to catch this Mythical monster

Pokemon GO Zarude : tips to catch this Mythical monster

The most important Pokemon in the game Pokemon GO right now is Zarude! This monkey Pokemon won't be the most important Pokemon in the game forever, but from October 1 through October 10, Zarude is part of some Special Research you're going to feel compelled to complete! This is a limited edition Pokemon situation!

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Pokemon GO Genesect raid counters and the catch trick

Pokemon GO Genesect raid counters and the catch trick

Today we're taking a peek at Genesect (Douse Drive) in Pokemon GO and wondering why we cannot capture this monster in a Pokeball. Defeating Genesect in a raid battle as a raid boss can be easy enough - he seems massive, but he's particularly weak to fire. It's only after he's defeated that we really start to flip out - he's difficult to catch!

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Shiny Pokemon GO watch weekend: Secrets of the Jungle

Shiny Pokemon GO watch weekend: Secrets of the Jungle

Starting at 10AM (local time) on the 1st of October (Friday), Pokemon GO gets a big switch of Pokemon. There'll be a Pokemon GO Secrets of the Jungle Event starting then at the same time as a brand new movie on Netflix. This event will celebrate the release of the movie (also called Pokemon: Secrets of the Jungle) with the Pokemon GO debut of Zarude, the Rogue Monkey Pokemon.

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Shiny Pokemon GO October: All the Halloween 2021 can handle

Shiny Pokemon GO October: All the Halloween 2021 can handle

Today we're taking a broad look at what's set to be available in Pokemon GO in the month of October in the year 2021. This all begins in just a few hours after this article is set to go live, and it's basically ready to roll in a non-stop update cycle throughout the month. This is the most exciting month of the year for those Pokemon GO gamers that've been around since before the beginning, as the main Halloween event was the first event the game ever had!

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Pokemon GO Halloween leak 2021: Spooky time!

Pokemon GO Halloween leak 2021: Spooky time!

This week we got a peek at the next major event in the Pokemon GO universe: Halloween! This will more than likely NOT be called Halloween, exactly - since it's generally been called something like "Autumn Festival" in the past - but still, it's time for GHOSTS! This event was the very FIRST special event in Pokemon GO in the first year of the game's existence, and it remains one of the most exciting events of the whole year now!

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Pokemon GO Furfrou Fashion Forms and trade trick

Pokemon GO Furfrou Fashion Forms and trade trick

Furfrou is taking over the minds of Pokemon GO players this week with what we're calling Fashion Form Madness! When you can't figure out how to "Catch Em All" in any Pokemon game, you feel the madness. When you don't know all the tricks of the trade with Furfrou in Pokemon GO, you go completely off your rocker with Brain Scramblies!

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Pokemon GO Fashion Challenge trainers: Why?

Pokemon GO Fashion Challenge trainers: Why?

Fashionable Trainers are appearing at Pokestops during Fashion Week 2021 in Pokemon GO. You'll need to challenge a few of them to complete your Event-exclusive Timed Research for Fashion Week (September 21 through the 28th), but outside of those requirements, is there another reason why you'd want to go out of your way to challenge these game-controlled opponents? They're not like Team GO Rocket, they won't allow you to catch any Shadow Pokemon, so what's up?

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Pokemon GO Furfrou must-know facts: Forms, Shiny, Evolution, Moves

Pokemon GO Furfrou must-know facts: Forms, Shiny, Evolution, Moves

Furfrou is not the most common Pokemon in the world. It's the most perfect fashionable Pokemon for Fashion Week 2021, but it's not out there this week in numbers as common as a Community Day Pokemon. Instead, it's available as a once-per-day Photobomb (try to take a photo of a Pokemon in the game and see), where it'll spawn in the wild as a result. It's also the encounter reward in a couple of quests. Now, let's talk about forms.

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CATAN: World Explorers from Pokemon GO developer is shutting down

CATAN: World Explorers from Pokemon GO developer is shutting down

Although Pokemon GO continues to be a popular game and money-maker for Niantic Labs, the mobile AR game developer hasn't had much success with its other attempts are recreating that magic. The latest evidence of its failure is CATAN: World Explorers, the mobile AR recreation of a highly popular board game. While the heavyweight brand should have garnered interest and resources, it seems that it just wasn't meant to be, as the game is shutting down soon after spending a year in early access.

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Pokemon GO Fashion Week: Shiny Furfrou?

Pokemon GO Fashion Week: Shiny Furfrou?

Pokemon GO has a Fashion Week, again, this time playing out with the most fashionable monster in the game: Furfrou! This week's events are largely focused on aesthetics. That means avatar items galore, special costume Pokemon, and a new mechanic that allows certain Pokemon to change the way they look.

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Pokemon GO September Community Day: Shiny Oshawott and why

Pokemon GO September Community Day: Shiny Oshawott and why

It's nearly time for the September 2021 Community Day in Pokemon GO for the Pokemon called Oshawott. This event will feature one massive number of Oshawott for the 6 hours it'll take place, and it'll have increased likelihood of a SHINY Oshawott. This is good news, as this hasn't always been the case in recent events. During the event (plus 2 hours afterward) all Oshawott-family Pokemon that evolve into Samurott will learn an Exclusive Move Hydro Cannon.

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Pokemon GO could be the best game in the metaverse

Pokemon GO could be the best game in the metaverse

I've played Pokemon GO since before public launch. Since Google's original Google Maps April Fool's Joke that eventually turned into Pokemon GO, I've felt the draw of an augmented reality in which Pokemon exist. Now, courtesy of a couple of long-time Pokemon GO gamers on The Silph Road on Reddit, I've come to realize that the Pokemon aren't the most important part of the equation. The most important bit here is the potential Niantic has in taking this franchise into the metaverse.

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