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Theo Dwyer writes about comics, film, and games.


Pokémon GO &#038 Harry Potter: Wizards Unite Can Learn From Each Other

Pokémon GO & Harry Potter: Wizards Unite Can Learn From Each Other

Mobile game developer Niantic has games featuring two of the world's most iconic IPs under its banner: Pokémon GO and Harry Potter: Wizards Unite. It's no secret that Pokémon GO is a much larger success than Wizards Unite, but there are ups and downs to both of these games. Here's how Niantic's two hit games can improve by taking notes […]

Mega Gengar Raid Guide For Pokémon GO Players: Top Counters

Mega Gengar Raid Guide For Pokémon GO Players: Top Counters

Mega Gengar has entered raids in Pokémon GO, and it is… well, it's a powerhouse, so be ready to have a lot of unconscious Pokémon. With this Raid Guide, you can learn the top counters so that you can defeat Gengar and earn Mega Energy to Mega Evolve up your own. Top Mega Gengar Counters Pokebattler, […]

Harry Potter: Wizards Unite Darkness Rising Part 2 Review

Harry Potter: Wizards Unite Darkness Rising Part 2 Review

The Harry Potter: Wizards Unite Darkness Rising Brilliant Event Part 2 is winding down. The first part of this Brilliant Event was maligned by players casual and hardcore alike for its nearly impossible-to-complete Special Assignment. This is a critique that Niantic has received on their other recent events, including the October Wizarding Weekend and both Community […]

Full Halloween 2020 Event Raid Rotation in Pokémon GO

Full Halloween 2020 Event Raid Rotation in Pokémon GO

The Halloween 2020 Event has brought a new raid rotation to Pokémon GO. Led by the Mythical Pokémon Darkrai in Tier Fives, this spooky-themed set of raids will feature Ghost-types and Dark-types along with some Raid/Egg-exclusive staples. The full raid rotation for the 2020 Halloween Event in Pokémon GO includes: Tier One:  Duskull – shiny available, standard […]

Shiny Spiritomb Is Now Live In Pokémon GO For The Halloween Event

Shiny Spiritomb Is Now Live In Pokémon GO For The Halloween Event

Niantic finally did it. After two Halloweens of only one Spiritomb per trainer, Shiny Spiritomb is now released in Pokémon GO. While it will not be spawning in the wild, trainers will have a shot to catch more than one of these for the 2020 Halloween Event. Here's how you can hunt Shiny Spiritomb in Pokémon GO. To […]

Full A Spooky Message Unmasked Research &#038 Rewards In Pokémon GO

Full A Spooky Message Unmasked Research & Rewards In Pokémon GO

The annual Halloween-themed Special Research has arrived in Pokémon GO, and this time Spiritomb, while still involved, isn't the focus-species of the questline. It's all about Galarian Yamask this year. Below, you can read the full breakdown of the tasks and rewards featured in the "A Spooky Message Unmasked" Special Research, now live in-game for […]

Harry Potter: Wizards Unite Darkness Unleashed Halloween Event Tasks

Harry Potter: Wizards Unite Darkness Unleashed Halloween Event Tasks

Niantic has announced a surprise Halloween Event taking place in Harry Potter: Wizards Unite. Not included in their announcement of the Darkness Unleashed Halloween Event, however, was the breakdown of the Special Assignment that will task players with returning Legends of Hogwarts Foundables. We have the full questline for this Special Assignment, including rewards, which you […]

Full Mega Gengar Timed Research Tasks &#038 Rewards In Pokémon GO

Full Mega Gengar Timed Research Tasks & Rewards In Pokémon GO

The Halloween 2020 Event has finally begun in Pokémon GO, bringing a new Timed Research with it. This Research, unlocked by and for players who completed the Mega Buddy Challenge back in September, will offer Mega Gengar Energy for the first time in Pokémon GO. We have the full breakdown of the Mega Gengar Timed Research questline, […]

Everything Pokémon GO Players Need To Know About Gengar

Everything Pokémon GO Players Need To Know About Gengar

Part of the fun of the main series Pokémon games is the lore Pokémon, which Pokémon GO recreates with short descriptions in their Pokédex entries. However, looking into the roles these Pokémon play in other games, and even the anime, can enrich the experience of encountering these creatures in Niantic's mobile game. In honor of tonight's debut […]

How To Evolve Galarian Farfetchd To Sirfetchd In Pokémon GO

How To Evolve Galarian Farfetch'd To Sirfetch'd In Pokémon GO

Pokémon GO is rolling out more task-based evolutions. In the past, this has been seen with Pokémon such as Feebas and Woobat, which required a certain amount of walking, as well as Eevee, which requires walking and evolving during a certain time of day to attain certain evolutions. Now, with Galarian Farfetch'd evolution unlocked, there […]

The Devils Red Bride #1 Review: Love Letter to Samurai Fiction

The Devil's Red Bride #1 Review: Love Letter to Samurai Fiction

Vault Comics is back with a new series from writer Sebastian Girner, artist John Bivens, colorist Iris Monahan, and letterer Jeff Powell. The Devil's Red Bride is described in the first issue's solicitation as a "love letter to samurai fiction" that follows Ketsuko, a woman with a blood-drenched backstory and, it seems, possibly an even more violent future. The Devil's […]

Chu #3 Review: Every Comics Reader Should Be Following This Series

Chu #3 Review: Every Comics Reader Should Be Following This Series

John Layman and Dan Boultwood are back with another issue of the Better Call Saul to Chew's Breaking Bad: the wildly entertaining Chu. Chu #3 picks up after the genuinely worrisome cliffhanger of the previous issue, resolving it in an appropriately bloody fashion. Chu #3 continues this series streak of getting better with each issue. The debut was good, but it […]

The Halloween 2020 Event Is Going Live In Pokémon GO Tonight

The Halloween 2020 Event Is Going Live In Pokémon GO Tonight

As of 6 PM Pacific tonight, October 23rd in Pokémon GO, the much-anticipated Halloween 2020 Event has begun in Pokémon GO. Here's everything that's happening in-game for the spooky festivities and our tips to help you maximize on this event, which is largely considered the best of the year every year in Pokémon GO. Here's everything that has […]

Josh Blaylocks Mercy Sparx Acquired by MGM with Writer Nick Shafir

Josh Blaylock's Mercy Sparx Acquired by MGM with Writer Nick Shafir

Mercy Sparx, the flagship title of the Josh Blaylock-run publisher Devil's Due Comics, has been acquired by MGM for a big-screen production. The title, which features the eponymous character hunting rogue angels, has been published and written by Blaylock for almost a decade. Since her first adventure in 2009, Mercy Sparx has been a staple of […]

Harry Potter: Wizards Unite Darkness Unleashed Halloween Event Coming

Harry Potter: Wizards Unite Darkness Unleashed Halloween Event Coming

The Darkness Rising Brilliant Event isn't all that is happening in Harry Potter: Wizards Unite for spooky season. Niantic has announced a Halloween event, ominously titled "Darkness Unleashed," that will task players with battling against a particularly dark surge of the Calamity. Darkness Unleashed will run from Friday, October 30th at 11 AM Pacific until Monday, […]

Pokémon GO To Make Changes To Special Research Assignments

Pokémon GO To Make Changes To Special Research Assignments

2020 has been a year of change in Pokémon GO. The many events the game introduces may have made the changes seem gradual, but much of what has become normal gameplay for trainers wasn't in-game just a year ago. Since January, the Buddy system has been completely overhauled, GO Battle League was introduced, Mega Evolution debuted […]

Pokémon GO To Launch Day Of The Dead Event For Latin America Only

Pokémon GO To Launch Day Of The Dead Event For Latin America Only

Following the announcements of sponsored-events in Japan, Mexico, and the United States, Niantic has scheduled yet another region-specific event in Pokémon GO… but this one is a celebration rather than a sponsorship. Taking place during the tail end of this year's Halloween 2020 event, Latin American Pokémon trainers will be able to participate in a […]

Galarian Ponyta &#038 Sirfetchd Are Now Live In Pokémon GO

Galarian Ponyta & Sirfetch'd Are Now Live In Pokémon GO

As we predicted, Niantic's social media teases featuring distant shots of Galarian Ponyta have culminated in a mini Pokémon GO event as a  tie-in to yesterday's release of the Crown Tundra expansion to Pokémon Sword & Shield. At 6 PM Pacific, the spawns on the screen of every Pokémon GO player disappeared in a puff of dust, replaced […]

Pokémon GO to Feature Surprise Familiar Raid Boss in November 2020

Pokémon GO to Feature Surprise "Familiar" Raid Boss in November 2020

This is a bit of a weird one. Niantic released a post where they announced that they wouldn't yet be announcing the next Legendary Raid Boss after Darkrai in Pokémon GO, proceeded to announce the next next Raid Boss, and then once again told trainers that they would be keeping the next next next Raid Boss a secret. There's […]

Pokémon GO Spotlight Hours For November 2020 Announced

Pokémon GO Spotlight Hours For November 2020 Announced

October isn't over yet, but Niantic is already looking ahead. Ahead of the Galarian Ponyta drop hinted at for tonight (we're betting 9 PM Pacific to tie-in to the Crown Tundra release), Pokémon GO released their announcement for November features. While they were very coy about what Pokémon would be featured in raids, they spelled out the […]