Pokémon GO Gym Update is Live on iOS and Android

June 21st, 2017 | Category: Uncategorized

Niantic recently reopened Gyms in the latest update for Pokémon GO. As part of the update, they also launched a new Raid Battle mode.

From the Pokémon GO website:

A Raid Battle is a cooperative gameplay experience that encourages you to work with other Trainers to defeat an extremely powerful Pokémon known as the Raid Boss. Before a Raid Battle begins, a large Egg will appear atop the Gym. When the countdown above the Egg reaches zero, the Raid Boss will be revealed.

Before you can battle the Raid Boss, you’ll need a Raid Pass. You can get one free Raid Pass per day by visiting a Gym, but you can only hold one at a time. You can also get Premium Raid Passes from the in-game shop. Upon using your pass to join the battle, you and up to 20 other Trainers work together to defeat the Raid Boss. If you successfully defeat the Raid Boss within the five-minute time limit, you’ll have the chance to catch an extra powerful Pokémon of your own!

The full list of changes in the update include:

  • Gym features significantly updated to add the all-new motivation system.
  • Added new Gym Badge feature.
  • Added in-app and push notification system for Gyms.
  • Added Raid Battles, a new cooperative gameplay experience.
  • Added four new items available only by completing Raid Battles.
  • Added Raids tab to Nearby screen.
  • Added search functionality to Pokémon collection screen.
  • Added visual indicator to unvisited PokéStops.

Source: Pokemongo.nianticlabs.com

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Pokémon GO Gyms Closing for Remodeling

June 16th, 2017 | Category: Uncategorized

Changes are coming for Gyms in Pokémon GO.

Developer Niantic posted a notice on the game’s support page letting players know that Gyms will be closing temporarily for remodeling.

There’s no word on exactly what changes will be made, but a representative for the company did tell followers of the Pokemon GO subreddit that Niantic will announce the closures on their social media channels.

“As we get ready to update Pokémon GO, we want to ensure that Trainers have a sufficient heads up that Gyms will soon be disabled so that they can collect their Defender bonus. We will provide updates on our social channels in advance of Gyms closing in-game.”

Source: r/pokemongo

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Pokémon GO Celebrates Valentine’s Day With Double Candy Event

February 08th, 2017 | Category: Uncategorized

Niantic kicked off their Valentine’s Day event for Pokémon GO today. From now until February 15, players will be able to earn double the candy for catching, hatching and transferring Pokémon. Additionally, Buddy Pokémon will be able to find candy twice as fast.

During the event, certain pink Pokémon, like Clefairy and Chansey, will be more likely to appear and Cleffa, Igglybuff and Smoochum have a better chance of hatching from Eggs. To help make it easier to encounter these Pokémon, Niantic have temporarily bumped up the duration of Lure Modules so they now last six hours.

Source: Niantic

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Niantic Add Multiple Pokémon Transfers to Pokémon GO, Tease Announcement of Additional Pokémon

December 07th, 2016 | Category: Uncategorized

The latest update to Pokémon GO lets players finally select multiple Pokémon at one time to transfer to Professor Willow in exchange for stat-increasing Candy. To do this, players just need to press and hold on the Pokémon they wish to select.

Other changes in the new update include:

  • Pokémon type icons have been added to the Gym battle approach and Gym battle screen.
  • The total Candy count for your Buddy Pokémon has been added to the buddy information screen.
  • The total kilometers a buddy has walked has been added to the information screen of each Pokémon that has ever been your buddy.
  • Minor text fixes.

In a separate announcement, developer Niantic also teased the reveal of info on more Pokémon coming to Pokémon GO. They suggest that people “keep an eye out on our social media channels” on December 12.

Source: Pokemongolive.com, 2

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Pokémon GO’s New Nearby Feature Rolls Out Across the U.S. and Europe

December 01st, 2016 | Category: Uncategorized

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The updated Nearby Pokémon feature in Pokémon GO will soon be available in the rest of the continental United States and “large parts of Europe,” the game’s developers Niantic recently announced.

Last month, Niantic rolled out the new tracking method in Arizona, Seattle and the San Francisco Bay Area, then expanded to all of Australia and wider parts of the U.S. and Canada.

Niantic will be monitoring player feedback and making changes as they see fit.

Source: Pokemongolive.com

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Ditto Now Appearing in Pokémon GO

November 23rd, 2016 | Category: Uncategorized

There is a chance that the next Pokémon you catch in Pokémon GO may actually be a Ditto in disguise.

After several players reported seeing the Transform Pokémon in the wild, the game’s developers at Niantic officially confirmed the Pokémon’s existence in the game.

Ditto will always be disguised as another Pokémon during encounters and will only reveal itself after it has been captured.

When taken to Gyms, Ditto will transform into the first Pokémon it sees, copying its appearance, types and moves, changing back only after completing the rest of the Gym battles.

Source: Pokemongolive.com

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Double XP and Stardust Thank You Event in Pokémon GO This Week

November 21st, 2016 | Category: Uncategorized

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As a thank you to the Pokémon GO players all over the world, the developers at Niantic are doubling the amount of XP and stardust players receive from November 23 until November 30.

Additional tweaks are also being made to the game. Recently, the Combat Power (CP) of several Pokémon have been adjusted. There is no full list of changes made, but Niantic confirmed that Alakazam, Rhydon and Gengar have received increased CP.

Source: Pokemongolive.com

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Niantic Boosting Item Drops and Encounter Rates in Pokémon GO This Week

November 08th, 2016 | Category: Uncategorized

To celebrate the addition of daily bonuses in Pokémon GO, for a limited time, the developers at Niantic are upping the amount of items players can receive from PokéStops and making it so more Pokémon show up in the wild.

The boosted rates will be in effect from November 7 to November 11.

Earlier this week, Niantic announced they are currently testing a new variation of the in-app Nearby Pokémon tracker in more areas, including Arizona, Seattle and the San Francisco Bay Area. The developers plan to take in user feedback to adjust the feature before possibly rolling it out in more regions.

Source: Pokemongolive.com, 2

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Pokémon GO Daily Bonus Update Rolling Out Now

November 07th, 2016 | Category: Uncategorized

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Niantic is currently in the middle of updating Pokémon GO to version 0.45.0 for Android and 1.15.0 for iOS, which will add the daily bonus features announced earlier this month.

The update will also make adjustments to the amount of Prestige awarded and removed from training and beating Gyms. Another change to Gyms is that when players defeat a Gym Leader, for a short time, they will be the only one allowed to place a Pokémon in the vacant Gym.

Source: Pokemongolive.com

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Daily Bonuses Coming to Pokémon GO

November 02nd, 2016 | Category: Uncategorized

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One of the ways the developers of Pokémon GO plan to keep people playing every day is by introducing daily bonuses. In a future update, players will be rewarded for doing things like catching Pokémon or visiting a PokéStop every day. Additionally, there is a bonus modifier for doing these things for an entire week.

Catching a Pokémon every day will earn the following bonus:

  • 500 XP
  • 600 Stardust

Catching a Pokémon every day for 7 days straight will earn the following larger bonus:

  • 2,000 XP
  • 2,400 Stardust

Visiting a PokéStop and spinning the Photo Disc every day will earn the following bonus:

  • 500 XP
  • A number of additional items

Visiting a PokéStop every day for 7 days straight will earn the following larger bonus:

  • 2,000 XP
  • A greater number of additional items

The daily bonuses run on local time. So, according to the developers, catching a Pokémon at any time on Tuesday in your time zone means you will be eligible for the next daily bonus on Wednesday at 12 a.m. local time.

Source: Pokemongolive.com

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