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Pokemon Let’s Go is a great appetizer for what comes next

Pokemon Let’s Go is a great appetizer for what comes next

I don’t think I’m alone in saying that Pokemon Let’s Go isn’t quite what I was expecting - or even hoping for - out of the series’ home console debut. We Pokemon fans have been waiting more than 20 years for the mainline Pokemon series to come to consoles, but Pokemon Let’s Go only gets part way there. It gets closer than other any of the console spin-offs have, but it isn’t quite the Pokemon that many of us have been looking forward to since the day the Switch was first announced.

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Pokemon GO trainer battles detailed with release date range

Pokemon GO trainer battles detailed with release date range

After teasing trainer battles for Pokemon GO last week, Niantic has now detailed how the feature will work. Trainer battles, of course, are an integral part of the mainline Pokemon games, and they've been noticeably absent from Pokemon GO ever since the game launched back in 2016. Though they're finally coming to Pokemon GO, they're going to be a bit different from what seasoned Pokemon veterans are used to when they arrive.

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Pokemon GO is finally adding trainer battles

Pokemon GO is finally adding trainer battles

Though Pokemon GO seemingly took over the world when it released, it launched missing a few core features from the Pokemon series. One of them, trading, was added to the game earlier this year, and Niantic is signaling the arrival of another major feature: trainer battles. To that, we simply say it's about time.

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Twitch’s next Pokemon marathon starts on Thanksgiving

Twitch’s next Pokemon marathon starts on Thanksgiving

Twitch is gearing up to launch yet another Pokemon streaming marathon, this one scheduled to run over Thanksgiving. This isn't the first time Twitch has streamed a single show for a long period of time -- it has previously done this with Pokemon in the past, as well as other shows including Bob Ross's painting series.

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Eevee Tamagotchi puts Pokemon in your pocket

Eevee Tamagotchi puts Pokemon in your pocket

If you woke up today to the realization that you really miss the '90s, then here's a bit of good news: Pokemon and Tamagotchi are teaming up. This partnership will see the release of a special Tamagotchi featuring Eevee, a Pokemon that's currently getting a lot of love for its role as a title character in Pokemon Let's Go. Recent rumors claimed that such a collaboration was on the way, and now it seems those reports have been confirmed.

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Pokemon Let’s Go trailer prepares for a return to Kanto

Pokemon Let’s Go trailer prepares for a return to Kanto

Today is a big day for Pokemon fans, as Pokemon Let's Go Pikachu and Pokemon Let's Go Eevee are launching on Nintendo Switch. Pokemon Let's Go are interesting entries in the Pokemon series, with the pair of games seemingly drawing from both the core Pokemon games and Pokemon GO. Because of that, some Pokemon players may not know what to expect out of these games.

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Nintendo Switch weekly eShop update: Pokemon and global conflict

Nintendo Switch weekly eShop update: Pokemon and global conflict

This past week has been fairly silent in terms of new releases on the Switch eShop, but that all changes starting tomorrow. There are three big games hitting the Switch over the course of the next week, making this one of the biggest release weeks we've seen for the console so far. It all starts, of course, with a pair of new Pokemon games.

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Pokemon Detective Pikachu live action movie trailer: Deadpool meets Harry Potter

Pokemon Detective Pikachu live action movie trailer: Deadpool meets Harry Potter

The first Pokemon Detective Pikachu trailer today revealed the only better choice for Pikachu's voice than Danny DeVito. It's Ryan Reynolds, also known as Deadpool. Sure, Reynolds was in movies before Deadpool, but never before did he so embody a role as that - that'll almost certainly be his magnum opus. But as a voice actor, Reynolds might've found something even better.

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Pokemon GO’s most dedicated player is a 70-year old granddad

Pokemon GO’s most dedicated player is a 70-year old granddad

When people think about addicted Pokemon GO players, at least those who even know what Pokemon GO is, they probably think about people walking like zombies who suddenly stand still for now apparent reason and start flicking their smartphone screens like crazy. That may be true for the average addicted Pokemon GO player but those have nothing on Chen San-yuan. At 70 years of age, he might be Pokemon GO's oldest player. And given how he plays it, he is definitely its most dedicated and addicted one yet.

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Pokemon Let’s Go trailer previews gym leaders and the Elite Four

Pokemon Let’s Go trailer previews gym leaders and the Elite Four

Now that we're into November, Pokemon Let's Go is on the horizon. These two new titles - Pokemon Let's Go Eevee and Pokemon Let's Go Pikachu - are among the first Pokemon games heading to Nintendo Switch, though they won't quite offer gameplay that Pokemon fans are used to. Though the games are based on 1998's Pokemon Yellow, they take a fair amount of inspiration from Pokemon GO as well.

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This Pokemon GO device has a secret auto-play upgrade

This Pokemon GO device has a secret auto-play upgrade

Today Nintendo revealed a super secret feature already embedded within an accessory for Pokemon GO and Pokemon Let's GO! The Poke Ball Plus is a piece of plastic with lights, a button, and a tiny computer in its belly that does things when its button is pressed. The secret mode makes it so the user doesn't have to press the button in order to gain the bonus that'd come otherwise only if said button was pressed.

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Pokemon GO Adventure Sync lets you walk off all that Halloween candy

Pokemon GO Adventure Sync lets you walk off all that Halloween candy

During its peak, Pokemon GO has been credited for getting people off their butts and on their feet and walking around, sometimes even walking into things, unfortunately. But how much walking and activity did Pokemon GO really produce. Unfortunately, there’s really no way to get that past data and can only get it directly from tracking data from smartwatches or smartphones. To fix that, Niantic Labs is launching a new feature called Adventure Sync that records our steps, syncs with Apple and Android phones, and hatches eggs.

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