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Darkrai Returns To Pokémon GO Without Dark Void For Some Reason

Darkrai Returns To Pokémon GO Without Dark Void For Some Reason

Dark Void, Darkrai's signature move, was found to be added to Niantic's code in a Pokémon GO datamine ahead of the Halloween 2020 Event. This led many to rightfully predict that Darkrai would be the event's boss. However, when Darkrai raids started, trainers were surprised to see that this Mythical Pokémon did not feature its […]

Pokémon GO Catch Mastery: Ghost Event Review

Pokémon GO Catch Mastery: Ghost Event Review

Niantic announced the Catch Mastery: Ghost event as an "all-new kind of Pokémon GO event." With the one-day event now wrapped-up, is this something that trainers are going to want to see back in the game, or as a one-and-done event? Catch Mastery was an exact mixture of Pokémon GO Community Day and Limited Research day. A […]

Everything Pokémon GO Players Need To Know About Drifloon

Everything Pokémon GO Players Need To Know About Drifloon

Part of the fun of the main series Pokémon games is the lore of each species, 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 catching these creatures in Niantic's mobile game. In honor of […]

Complete Guide To Pokémon GO Catch Mastery: Ghost Event

Complete Guide To Pokémon GO Catch Mastery: Ghost Event

Drifloon will float onto screens in Pokémon GO today for the Catch Mastery: Ghost event, which will task trainers will skill-based research the rewards encounters with Drifloon and other Ghost-types. The event will run from 8 AM to 10 PM local time today, October 25th, 2020. As this event has already begun in certain timezones, we […]

Shiny Darkrai Raid Guide for Pokémon GO Players: Top Counters

Shiny Darkrai Raid Guide for Pokémon GO Players: Top Counters

Darkrai has entered Tier Five raids in Pokémon GO today as the official Halloween 2020 Raid Boss. Trainers will have a week and a half to catch this Mythical Pokémon, which has its Shiny form available. Notably, even though it has been added to the code, Darkrai does not have its signature move of Dark Void. With […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

Togetic Is The November 2020 Research Breakthrough In Pokémon GO

Togetic Is The November 2020 Research Breakthrough In Pokémon GO

Niantic has announced their November updates for Pokémon GO, including the monthly Research Breakthrough. In this year of type-themed breakthroughs, which has replaced the fan-favorite Legendary Breakthroughs that used to bring Pokémon like Zapdos, Articuno, Moltres, Lugia, and Ho-oh to players, Niantic has switched gears to feature Pokémon of varying rarity, including some that can […]