Pokemon GO

Pokemon GO is fun again, thanks to COVID-19

Pokemon GO is fun again, thanks to COVID-19

During the outbreak of COVID-19, novel coronavirus, the global pandemic, and the quarantine therein, Niantic's made Pokemon GO fun again. At the start, the game held great potential. It was the closest a gamer could get to the feeling of finding, capturing, and battling Pokemon in the real world. Then it got complicated. Now, here amid massive changes made by its creator to make the game playable during quarantine, Pokemon GO's become fun once again.

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COVID-19 could’ve ended Pokemon GO; Instead, it’s exploding

COVID-19 could’ve ended Pokemon GO; Instead, it’s exploding

At the dawn of pandemic here in the year 2020, Niantic enacted changes to their GPS-centric games, starting with Pokemon GO. COVID-19 quarantine could have ended the reign of the most popular location-based game in the world - but instead, Niantic turned a nightmare into an opportunity. They're still working with augmented reality, and they still encourage you to get up and walk around - but they don't require that you leave the safety of your own home. Several key changes to the Pokemon GO app allowed Niantic to have their most profitable week of the year 2020 thus far.

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Pokemon GO and Niantic Labs games adapt to a new, indoor world

Pokemon GO and Niantic Labs games adapt to a new, indoor world

Shelter-in-place orders and quarantines have shaken up businesses around the world. That includes not only those that require workers to come into work physically but especially those whose business revolves around people actually going out and walking around. Niantic Labs' games have been hailed for getting people to be more active, perhaps almost too active, but now the company is scrabbling to ensure players are still able to enjoy this AR experiences even when stuck inside their homes.

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Pokemon GO gets social media feed for optimal addiction

Pokemon GO gets social media feed for optimal addiction

Today the folks at Niantic revealed a social media feed section in Pokemon GO unlike any in the app before. This new feature is called "TODAY", and it sits alongside Field Research and Special Research tasks in the game's readout section. TODAY is a layout with news, updates, and statuses on Pokemon in Gyms - plus Streaks in-progress.

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Pokemon GO coronavirus update makes it easy to play indoors (for now)

Pokemon GO coronavirus update makes it easy to play indoors (for now)

With all hands on deck in regards to slowing the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, that puts inherently social games like Pokemon GO in a weird spot. Health organizations like the WHO and the CDC are recommending that people practice social distancing and self-isolation in communities where coronavirus is spreading, which doesn't really mesh with the Pokemon GO's goal of getting people to go out and explore the world.

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Pokemon GO and Shiny Darkrai, Safari Zone refund for COVID-19

Pokemon GO and Shiny Darkrai, Safari Zone refund for COVID-19

Today we're taking a look at the latest release of Pokemon in Pokemon GO with game codes that indicate the near-future for the game. In the mix first are the release of both Darkrai and the Skorupi family into Shiny Pokemon universe. The first appearance of Shiny Darkrai was on the 5th of March, 2020. The first appearance of the Shiny Skorupi family was on a Team Rocket Weekend, also starting on March 5, 2020!

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Shiny Pokemon GO mistake? Attack of the clones!

Shiny Pokemon GO mistake? Attack of the clones!

Niantic might've made a couple of mistakes this week in Pokemon GO, and we're reaping the benefits! Given the vast array of oddities released to Pokemon GO this week and this weekend, it seemed almost inevitable that a few cross-over special edition Pokemon would appear. That seems to be the case with what follows: Shiny Pokemon, Shiny Party Hat Pokemon, and Clone Pokemon with Special Moves!

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Pokemon Day 2020 begins today in Pokemon GO! [UPDATE: Early release!]

Pokemon Day 2020 begins today in Pokemon GO! [UPDATE: Early release!]

Today we begin celebrating Pokemon Day in all the Pokemon places, most especially in the most popular mobile monster game of all time: Pokemon GO. During Pokemon Day 2020, Pokemon GO will be packed with interesting developments, starting with what's set for the event today, the day in which the Clones arrive! This is a celebration of international Pokemon Day 2020, but it's also a precursor to the release of a brand new Pokemon movie!

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Shiny Pokemon GO events this weekend: Rock Wrecker in effect!

Shiny Pokemon GO events this weekend: Rock Wrecker in effect!

The most friendly Pokemon GO weekend event of all begins today. This is what's called the Pokemon GO "Special Friendship Weekend." During this event, we're going to ramp up right into the event in which we'll gain access to the most awesome Shiny Pokemon that's ever rocked a Pokemon Gym. That is the RHYDON family, here at last, in yellow, with a special attack that'll be exclusive to this event!

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It’s Pokemon GO Safari Zone in Philadelphia 2020, and it could cost you $26

It’s Pokemon GO Safari Zone in Philadelphia 2020, and it could cost you $26

There's an Pokemon GO event going on in May for which you'll need to buy a digital ticket in order to participate. This is the Pokemon GO 2020 Safari Zone Philadelphia event, and it'll cost you between $12 and $26 to join in on the fun. This event focuses on red, white, and blue Pokemon, and includes some Pokemon that wouldn't otherwise be available in the region - including Mr. Mime.

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Shiny Pokemon GO list update: More this weekend!

Shiny Pokemon GO list update: More this weekend!

Today we're looking at the Shiny Pokemon released to Pokemon GO in the month of February of 2020. This includes all the Pokemon released right up through today, the 20th of February, 2020. There've been several Shiny Pokemon released into the game in the last two weeks, which means we've got a lot of monsters out there with far higher rates of Shiny spawn than normal! Plus we've got a Mystery Bonus hour to look forward to tonight - two times the Stardust!

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Pokemon GO Spotlight Hour tonight is a Shiny seeker frenzy

Pokemon GO Spotlight Hour tonight is a Shiny seeker frenzy

This week in Pokemon GO, trainers get the opportunity to take an hour out of their day for a very special event. In this, the Spotlight Hour, normally we'd be seeing a very specific Pokemon featured in greater numbers - and with a greater chance of appearing in Shiny form. Today's Spotlight Hour won't be like that - it'll be something very different, and very welcome!

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