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Pokemon Sun and Moon: How to get the Shiny Charm and catch shiny Pokemon

Pokemon Sun and Moon: How to get the Shiny Charm and catch shiny Pokemon

One of the coolest things about Pokemon Sun and Moon is the random chance of encountering a shiny Pokemon. These Pokemon feature different color palettes than their normal counterparts, and while they don't offer any competitive advantages, they're exceedingly rare. Because of this, hunting for shiny Pokemon has become an attractive pastime for those who'd like to add a few of these trophy monsters to their collections.

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Ditto catch Pokemon GO and how to find post-Thanksgiving event

Ditto catch Pokemon GO and how to find post-Thanksgiving event

Pokemon GO's most sought-after pocket monster of the moment is Ditto, and today we're running down the ways which it can be caught. How Ditto is caught is by chance - Ditto is a transforming Pokemon. Ditto hides as a variety of different Pokemon, each of which wouldn't normally necessarily be highly valued. As such, Niantic is driving up the need for Pokeballs since Pokemon generally looked over are now also regarded highly.

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Pokemon Go December update tipped to add 100 new creatures

Pokemon Go December update tipped to add 100 new creatures

Pokemon Go players may be enjoying the appearance of new creature Ditto and the quest to catch one right now, but it appears they may soon be getting the ability to catch many, many more new Pokemon — 100, to be exact. It seem the recent update to the mobile game that introduced the Thanksgiving Ditto event also included code and data on an additional 100 creatures, as well as several big new gameplay features.

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Pokemon Sun and Moon Review: The finest Pokemon games in years

Pokemon Sun and Moon Review: The finest Pokemon games in years

Pokemon games are nothing if not formulaic. Pokemon Red and Blue were released in North America 18 years ago, and subsequent games have largely felt like iterations on the structure of those initial titles. Little improvements were made here and there along the way, but for the most part, the core of Pokemon stayed the same. Now, in anticipation of Pokemon’s 20th anniversary, Nintendo has released Pokemon Sun and Moon in an effort to give us something that feels both like a Pokemon game and a fresh start at the same time. For the most, it’s successful in doing so too.

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The Best Nerdy Gift Ideas for Men and Women (Christmas 2016)

The Best Nerdy Gift Ideas for Men and Women (Christmas 2016)

Our 2016 collection of "Nerdy" gift ideas for both men and women includes offbeat products we really love. We have personally tested each of the products on this list and have enjoyed their abilities and features thoroughly. Some items are meant to be helpful - tools and such - while others summon our most base joy centers. We're talking about toys for adults here - moms and dads, here - in a list made with the SlashGear reader in mind.

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Pokemon GO Thanksgiving event guidance and how to find Ditto

Pokemon GO Thanksgiving event guidance and how to find Ditto

The Pokemon GO Celebration event (aka Pokemon GO Thanksgiving) is in full effect today and through the end of the weekend. As such, we've got the guidance for the players that wish to make the most of it. From Thursday until Sunday night here in late November, the next in a series of Pokemon GO events is on... on like Pokemon.

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Pokemon Go Nearby testing expands, Ditto sighted and caught

Pokemon Go Nearby testing expands, Ditto sighted and caught

It’s been a pretty busy month for Niantic Labs and it’s really no mystery. The holiday and travel season is upon us, which makes it a lucrative opportunity to get Pokemon Go up to snuff ASAP. Quickly following its rebalancing update that nudged CPs a bit, Niantic has announced that the “Nearby” feature it has been testing can now be tested in more locations around the world. But perhaps more exciting is the still not officially announced addition of Ditto to the first gen Pokemon Go roster.

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Pokemon GO update news: CP increase tips and Thanksgiving

Pokemon GO update news: CP increase tips and Thanksgiving

This week we're detailing and dealing with the Pokemon GO update which threw the masses into a tizzy. CP madness - up for some Pokemon, down for other Pokemon, and yelling abound. Right at the gate for the days-long Thanksgiving event in Pokemon GO and we get our first big adjustment to CP values for almost every single Pokemon - even the ones you forgot you caught in the first place.

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Pokemon Sun and Moon become second-largest 3DS launch in Japan

Pokemon Sun and Moon become second-largest 3DS launch in Japan

It would seem that Pokemon Sun and Moon's lineup of legendaries, vast number of pre-launch trailers, glowing reviews, and possibly even price have turned the games into a smashing success in Japan. Nintendo has announced that the games sold a combined 1.9 million copies in its home territory during their first weekend of availability. Sales numbers for North America aren't available at the moment, while the games aren't even available in Europe yet - something that's set to change tomorrow.

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Pokemon GO Thanksgiving Event update secret details

Pokemon GO Thanksgiving Event update secret details

Pokemon GO's second in-game event was announced today by Niantic for Thanksgiving weekend. This event will be very similar to the first event in Pokemon GO, Halloween, with tricks and treats galore. This next event won't be quite so transparent as the first, but we've got the data you're going to want to dive into to make the most of the event as it's happening. Also take note, those readers new to SlashGear - this is just the latest in a string Pokemon GO updates accurately tipped to us in the past few weeks - stay tuned!

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Pokemon Sun and Moon may move to Nintendo Switch with enhanced edition

Pokemon Sun and Moon may move to Nintendo Switch with enhanced edition

Back when Nintendo Switch was first revealed, one of the major questions I had was about the fate of Pokemon. Would it make the jump to the Switch or would it stay on the 3DS? When Nintendo revealed that it will keep producing the 3DS even after the Switch launches, I thought maybe the question had been answered, but now new reports are suggesting that Pokemon will be on the Switch after all.

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Pokemon Sun and Moon: How to get and evolve Munchlax

Pokemon Sun and Moon: How to get and evolve Munchlax

Pokemon Sun and Moon have officially arrived, and early purchasers are entitled to a free Munchlax. This early purchase bonus was announced a few weeks ago, and runs from today - November 18 - through Wednesday, January 11, 2017. You can get Munchlax very early in the game (and you definitely want to, but more on that in a bit), so follow the steps outlined here to receive it as soon as you can.

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