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Pokemon GO Season of Discovery starts on June 1

Pokemon GO Season of Discovery starts on June 1

The Pokemon GO Season of Discovery begins on Tuesday, June 1, 2021, and it's going to get weird. This event has hemisphere-exclusive Pokemon, an odd assortment of wild spawn Pokemon, Adventure Sync Reward eggs with odd monsters, and 5-star raids with Regirock, Regice, and Registeel.

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Pokemon GO Mega Gyarados and the weird month of June

Pokemon GO Mega Gyarados and the weird month of June

Today we're taking a peek at the month of June in the game Pokemon GO, and the star is clear: Mega Gyarados! Starting on June 1, 2021, Pokemon GO will feature just ONE Mega Raid Pokemon at a time. It's not clear at this time if this will be the way of things forever, but for the foreseeable future - just one!

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Shiny Pokemon Spotlight Hours go Psychic in June

Shiny Pokemon Spotlight Hours go Psychic in June

The Pokemon GO Spotlight Hour for Pokemon of several sorts appearing in June of 2021 are here. They include Aipom, Slowpoke, Dwebble, Abra, and Swinub. Each of these Pokemon will appear with availability of a Shiny version, which, combined with their far-more-common availability during said event, means you'll have a far greater chance of filling up your Shiny Pokedex.

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Pokemon GO Fest 2021 has a new Shiny pair and cheaper tickets

Pokemon GO Fest 2021 has a new Shiny pair and cheaper tickets

This morning Niantic revealed information about Pokemon GO Fest 2021, a celebration of the 5th anniversary of the launch of Pokemon GO! This event will feature a drastically reduced price for tickets, apparently thanks to the fact that this is, indeed, the 5th anniversary of the game. Instead of $15, tickets this year will be $5.

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Pokemon GO end-of-May Shiny and Eevee action

Pokemon GO end-of-May Shiny and Eevee action

This week we're taking a peek at the wide variety of releases and updates made to Pokemon GO, starting with Sylveon! Eevee will be able to be evolved into Sylveon starting on the 25th of May, 2021, for the first time ever! If you have an Eevee and place it as your Buddy Pokemon and attain 70 Buddy Hearts, your Eevee should show the Sylveon silhouette - and you know what that means!

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Pokemon GO code teardown hints at Volcarona

Pokemon GO code teardown hints at Volcarona

The latest APK of the game Pokemon GO revealed information about the near-future of the game, including the possibility of a launch of Larvesta and Volcarona! A teardown of the game's version 0.209.0 revealed new move effects, a fix for Rocket Radar, a Global Challenge text change, changes to image assets, Shadow Pokemon effect color changes, and changes to notifications for contacts joining the game. This update also added Pokemon Party changes and Quest Branching as a new sort of quest type.

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Pokemon GO Luminous Legends Y event: All you need is Dark

Pokemon GO Luminous Legends Y event: All you need is Dark

From now until the 31st of May, 2021, you've got some tasks to do in Pokemon GO. This is the Luminous Legends Y event we're in, and today we're looking at what's going on for event-exclusive Timed Research. It begins with part 1 of seven, with tasks that include defeating 5 Team GO Rocket Grunts, catching 5 Shadow Pokemon, and catching 5 Dark-type Pokemon.

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Shiny Pokemon GO Altaria raid counters and best attacks

Shiny Pokemon GO Altaria raid counters and best attacks

Starting on May 15, 2021, Mega Altaria appeared in Pokemon GO! This Pokemon can appear as a SHINY Pokemon on its catch screen - but you have to get there with a raid win first! To do this, you're going to want to know some details about Altaria and how it can be defeated in battle. If you're heading in to a Raid Battle with Mega Altaria, you can't do it alone!

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Pokemon GO Pancham to Pangoro time is Tuesday

Pokemon GO Pancham to Pangoro time is Tuesday

If you have a Pancham right now in Pokemon GO, chances are you're having a rough time catching Dark Type Pokemon. If you have a Pancham and keep Pancham as your Buddy Pokemon while you catch 32 Dark Type Pokemon, you'll be able to evolve Pancham to Pangoro. But how are you supposed to reliably find 32 Dark Type Pokemon?

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Pokemon GO Eevee evolution names and tricks: Updated for Sylveon!

Pokemon GO Eevee evolution names and tricks: Updated for Sylveon!

The latest version of Pokemon GO with an update from Niantic showed how Sylveon will finally appear as an evolution of Eevee. This is the latest of 8 possible evolutions of Eevee, including Flareon, Jolten, Vaporeon, Umbreon, Espeon, Glaceon, and Leafeon - and now Sylveon. One path to evolution requires that you name the Pokemon a special name - the other requires that you keep an Eevee as a buddy!

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Pokemon GO Sylveon release date and instructions

Pokemon GO Sylveon release date and instructions

The biggest Eevee event ever appearing in Pokemon GO will appear on May 18. This is the Luminous Legends Y event, Part 1 and 2. This event will deliver the first-ever appearance of Yveltal in Pokemon GO in five-star raids, as well as the first appearance of the long-awaited Eevee evolution Sylveon!

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Niantic Lightship private beta aims to power next Pokemon GO

Niantic Lightship private beta aims to power next Pokemon GO

Niantic announced a new name and a new aim for their augmented reality platform this week. The Niantic Real World Platform is now called Niantic Lightship. This platform will be offered on a broader level with a Niantic Lightship Augmented Reality Developer Kit, AKA "ARDK". This new kit will be delivered in a Private Beta at first - if you're a creator of games, now's the time to act.

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