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Poké Spotlight: Getting to Know Smeargle Outside of Pokémon GO
Credit: Niantic Here's Niantic's announcement regarding Mega Raids from the official Pokémon GO blog: Mega Venusaur, Mega Lopunny, and Mega Abomasnow will continue to appear in Mega Raids until Tuesday, May 4, 2021, at 10:00 a.m local time. From Tuesday, May 4, 2021, at 10:00 a.m to Saturday, May 15, 2021, at 5:00 p.m local time, Mega Venusaur, Mega[...]
Niantic Warns Against Using Lucky Eggs in Pokémon GO
Starting tomorrow, Tuesday, April 20th (otherwise known as 4/20), Niantic is bringing some Grass-type Pokémon back to Mega Raids in Pokémon GO How apropos Mega Venusaur and Mega Abomasnow will return, and one of them may just be helpful against an upcoming new Legendary Pokémon Here are the full details. Mega Venusaur in Pokémon GO[...]
Comics Creator Ben Kahn’s Pokémon 25th Anniversary Wishes
Niantic has announced Pokémon GO's slate of Mega Raids for April 2021, which will include a surprise Mega Evolved Pokémon appearing for the first time Let's take a look at what's in the works. Mega Energy in Pokémon GO Credit: Niantic Straight from the official Pokémon GO blog, here is the April 2021 slate of Mega Raids: Mega Houndoom,[...]
Tonight is the First Mega Raid Hour in Pokémon GO
Now, for the first time ever, Niantic is giving the same treatment to Mega Raids with a trial Mega Raid Hour in Pokémon GO tonight From 6 PM – 7 PM tonight, Thursday, March 18th, 2021, most gyms in the game will host raids featuring the current Mega rotation Let's get into the details. Mega Houndoom in[...]
The Unreleased Hoenn Shinies in Pokémon GO – Complete Rankings
Let's dive into the details about the Mega Raid rotations coming in March, including a brand new Mega Evolved Pokémon and two new Mega-centric Bonus Hours that are being tested for the first time. Mega Raids in Pokémon GO Credit: Niantic Niantic announced the March 2021 Mega Raid slate on the official Pokémon GO blog: Mega Blastoise, Mega[...]
Pokémon TCG Shining Fates Pre-Orders Immediately Sell Out
Niantic has laid out their plans for Mega Raids for the month of February Let's dive in. Mega Raid promotional image in Pokémon GO Credit: Niantic According to the announcement in Pokémon GO's blog, the Mega Raids for February 2021 will include: Mega Venusaur, Mega Ampharos, and Mega Houndoom will be appearing in Mega Raids from Tuesday, January 19,[...]
The Full Art Cards of Pokémon TCG: Darkness Ablaze Part 1
Credit: Niantic On the official Pokémon GO blog, Niantic posted: Mega Charizard Y, Mega Blastoise, and Mega Abomasnow will be appearing in Mega Raids, with Mega Charizard Y becoming even more powerful from Tuesday, January 5, 2021, at 10:00 a.m through Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at 10:00am local time Mega Blastoise is also a prime pick to use[...]
Are Mega Mewtwo EX Raids Coming to Pokémon GO?
Mega EX Raids are most likely going to be invite-only Mega Raids that feature Legendary Pokémon Here's who we believe will be featured in the upcoming Mega EX Raids in Pokémon GO. Mega Mewtwo X and Y: Likely the first Mega EX Raid boss, Mewtwo, like Charizard, has two Mega forms[...]
Mega Gengar Raid Guide for Pokémon GO Players: Top Counters
Credit: Niantic Catching Mega Gengar Important to note: Like all Mega Raids, these Gengar battles will see Gengar revert to its non-Mega form when defeated During the Halloween 2020 event, it will be a Costume Gengar Using Golden Razz Berries, it should be relatively easy to catch it, but be aware… Gengar is a big Pokémon, but[...]
Generation Two Shiny Pokémon That Aren’t Released in Pokémon GO
Venusaur is a Grass/Poison-type Pokémon from the Kanto region that can currently be battled in Mega Raids in Pokémon GO Introduced with the other Generation One starter evolutions, Blastoise and Charizard, in the first round of Mega Raids, Venusaur will be the first of the originals to leave Mega Venusaur exits this Friday, October 23rd[...]
Complete Fashion Week Raid Rotation in Pokémon GO
Fresh off the controversy surrounding Mega Energy and Mega Raids, Niantic announced that they were pulling back on some of the pandemic bonuses, including Incense effectivity and Egg hatch distance This led to an uproar on social media that continues in the replies to all of their posts to this day Shortly after that, Mega[...]
Shiny Skitty Spotlight Hour is Tonight in Pokémon GO
Paired with "Great" or "Excellent" throws, this should lead to a successfully caught Houndoom. Shiny Houndoom odds The current analysis from researchers suggests that Pokémon caught from Mega Raids have a Shiny rate of one in 60 This will likely hold true for Houndoom, as it has for Pidgeot, Charizard, Venusaur, and Blastoise before it. 100% IVs When looking[...]
Shiny Blastoise, Charizard, & Venusaur in Pokémon GO Photobombs
The Pokémon GO community was taken aback during the release of Mega Raids, and not just because of the backlash due to the Mega Energy system This new tier of raids had suddenly made evolutions that had been formerly Shiny-locked available to encounter as Shinies It began with Charizard, Blastoise, and Venusaur, but now the addition of[...]
Mega Pidgeot Has Been Unlocked in Pokémon GO
Last week's Mega Raid Event posed a challenge to Pokémon GO trainers: complete two million Mega Raids to unlock Mega Pidgeot Following the event, Niantic had a company-wide week off for employee wellness that gave the fanbase just enough time to create a roaring wave of speculation as to whether or not this new Mega had[...]