pokemon

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.

Continue Reading

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.

Continue Reading

Pokemon Sword and Shield Pokedex Completion Event unlocks version exclusives

Pokemon Sword and Shield Pokedex Completion Event unlocks version exclusives

Modern day Pokemon games tend to offer a ton of in-game events after they launch, but we're about to see one that breaks one of Pokemon's long-standing mechanics. Apparently, a new event in Pokemon Sword and Shield will make exclusive Pokemon obtainable in the version they typically aren't available in. For instance, Pokemon Shield players will be able to obtain Pokemon that are normally only available in Pokemon Sword and vice versa.

Continue Reading

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.

Continue Reading

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!

Continue Reading

Pokemon Sword and Shield update gets a rogue monkey and more DYNAMAX Pokemon

Pokemon Sword and Shield update gets a rogue monkey and more DYNAMAX Pokemon

The modern Pokemon universe allows games like Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield to evolve and change over time. Thanks to the internet, developers of this game environment can update and add to the wild world of Pokemon. In today's example, the folks at The Pokemon Company and Nintendo have added a monster by the name of Zarude - the Rogue Monkey Pokemon!

Continue Reading

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!

Continue Reading

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!

Continue Reading

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!

Continue Reading

Pokemon HOME hits a big milestone right out of the gate

Pokemon HOME hits a big milestone right out of the gate

Earlier this month, Nintendo launched a new app for Switch and mobile devices called Pokemon HOME. Meant to be a companion to modern games in the Pokemon series - namely Pokemon Sword, Shield, Let's Go Pikachu, Let's Go Eevee, and Pokemon GO - Pokemon HOME offers a lot of functionality, whether that's transferring Pokemon between games or storing large collections long-term.

Continue Reading

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.

Continue Reading

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!

Continue Reading

1 2 3 4 Next