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Is Darkrai The Pokémon GO Halloween 2020 Event Raid Boss

Is Darkrai The Pokémon GO Halloween 2020 Event Raid Boss?

A recent Pokémon GO datamine suggests that Darkrai may be the Halloween 2020 event raid boss. This certainly comes as a surprise to Pokémon GO trainers, and perhaps not necessarily a welcome one. The dataminers known as Pokéminers discovered Darkrai's signature move of Dark Void added to the game. That happening directly before the Halloween 2020 event […]

Full A Tale Of Tails Research Tasks In Pokémon GO

Full "A Tale Of Tails" Research Tasks In Pokémon GO

Charmander Community Day is live in certain parts of the world in Pokémon GO. As the event debuts, the full Community Day paid research, "A Tale of Tails," is leaking on social media. We have collected the full set of tasks and rewards so that Pokémon GO trainers can prepare. The "Tale of Tails" research in Pokémon […]

Full Seasons Change: Part 2 Raid Rotation In Pokémon GO

Full Seasons Change: Part 2 Raid Rotation In Pokémon GO

The Season Change: Part 2 event has brought a new raid rotation of Poison- and Dark-types to Pokémon GO, mixed in with a few Tier One and Three mainstays. Here is the full breakdown of the event's raid rotation along with commentary on what trainers would do well to focus on. Tier One: Alolan Grimer – […]

Giratina Origin Forme Raid Hour Is Tonight In Pokémon GO

Giratina Origin Forme Raid Hour Is Tonight In Pokémon GO

Giratina Origin Forme Raid Hour is happening tonight in Pokémon GO from 6 PM – 7 PM local time. During this event, most gyms on the nearby will be taken over by Tier Five eggs that, when the clock strikes six, will hatch the Renegade Pokémon: the Ghost/Dragon-type Giratina. Our tips for Giratina Raid Hour in Pokémon […]

Everything Pokémon GO Players Need To Know About Giratina Origin

Everything Pokémon GO Players Need To Know About Giratina Origin

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

Shiny Giratina Origin Forme Is Live In Pokémon GO

Shiny Giratina Origin Forme Is Live In Pokémon GO

When Niantic holds off on releasing a Shiny Legendary Pokémon for this long in Pokémon GO, you know it's one that trainers really care about. Such is the case with Giratina Origin Forme. This Ghost/Dragon-type Legendary hasn't had a proper raid rotation for an incredibly long stretch of time. Along with Palkia and Dialga, the […]

Complete Autumn Event Timed Research in Pokémon GO

Complete Autumn Event Timed Research in Pokémon GO

The Autumn 2020 Event has begun in Pokémon GO, bringing new spawns and a surprise bonus to the game… featuring 1/4 Egg hatch distance. With the one common hatch Bonsly, who has been out of the game for most of the year, put in 5KM Eggs for the event, it looks like this will be a […]

Alolan Meowth Research Day is Tomorrow in Pokémon GO

Alolan Meowth Research Day is Tomorrow in Pokémon GO

Tomorrow is Alolan Meowth Research day in Pokémon GO. It will run from 8 AM to 10 PM local time and will feature a huge, twenty-page Timed Research focusing on… well, it's right there in the name. There will also be Field Research from Pokéstops rewarding Kanto and Galarian Meowth. The event has already begun in certain […]

Giratina Origin Forme Raid Guide For Pokémon GO Players

Giratina Origin Forme Raid Guide For Pokémon GO Players

Spooky season has returned in Pokémon GO. Moltres, the last of the Legendary Birds trio, leaves Tier Five raids in Pokémon GO tomorrow. Giratina in its monstrous powerful Origin Forme will take over as the Legendary Raid boss Friday, October 9th at 1 PM Pacific. Trainers will only have two weeks to catch this pure Ghost/Dragon-type Pokémon, which […]

The Pokémon GO Vloggers &#038 Content Creators Of YouTube

The Pokémon GO Vloggers & Content Creators Of YouTube

Pokémon GO is a game that calls for people to come together as friends to battle, trade, and raid. The game's community continues to grow online, with trainers gathering to share research findings on Reddit, to connect for remote raids on Facebook and Discord, to watch streamers play live on Twitch, and to follow Pokémon GO […]

Pokémon GO Fashion Week Longchamp Event Review

Pokémon GO Fashion Week Longchamp Event Review

The Fashion Week event wraps up in Pokémon GO tomorrow, ending the week-long celebration of the collaboration between the Pokémon Company International and Longchamp. Was this a filler event or was it worth playing for trainers? Pokémon GO Event Spawns & Shiny Release The event spawns were great this time around, with the newly Shiny-released Kricketot spawning […]

Moltres Raid Hour: The Legendary Birds Leave Pokémon GO

Moltres Raid Hour: The Legendary Birds Leave Pokémon GO

Moltres Raid Hour will run in Pokémon GO tonight from 6 PM to 7 PM. Most of the gyms in the game will be taken over by Tier Five raids featuring the Legendary Fire/Flying-type Pokémon Moltres. This will be trainers' last chance to catch a Shiny Moltres, as this Generation One icon from the Kanto […]

Pokémon GO &#038 Niantic Launch Local Business Recovery Initiative

Pokémon GO & Niantic Launch Local Business Recovery Initiative

Niantic has announced plans to assist 1,000 small businesses with its Local Business Recovery Initiative. Following up on this summer's announcement of the initiative, which encouraged Pokémon GO players from around to globe to nominate local businesses for consideration as points of interest in the game, Niantic has released details on how they will help […]

Gothorita Raid Spotlight: Rare Unova Spawn In Pokémon GO

Gothorita Raid Spotlight: Rare Unova Spawn In Pokémon GO

Timburr is a Psychic-type Pokémon from the Unova region that can currently be battled in Tier Three raids in Pokémon GO. Solo trainers can take this Pokémon out with no problem which may be a good idea considering how little Niantic has featured spawns of its base form, Gothita, since its introduction earlier this year. […]

The Ghosts of Pokémon GO: Halloween Is Coming

The Ghosts of Pokémon GO: Halloween Is Coming

The annual Halloween event is one of the most anticipated aspects of Pokémon GO. With details starting to slowly come out about what this event will entail, including a secret raid boss that will take over for part of the event, here is the list of Ghost-type Pokémon currently in Pokémon GO along with how they […]

Pikachu World Cap Spotlight Hour Is Today In Pokémon GO

Pikachu World Cap Spotlight Hour Is Today In Pokémon GO

For the first time ever, a new Pokémon will be introduced during the weekly Spotlight Hour in Pokémon GO. It won't be a new species, though, but rather a new form of Pikachu. Joining the ranks of Witch Hat Pikachu, Ash Hat Pikachu, and many more is the new World Cap Pikachu which will be featured in […]

Yamask Has Returned For Octobers Events In Pokémon GO

Yamask Has Returned For October's Events In Pokémon GO

Yamask is an October-exclusive spawn in Pokémon GO. Much like Delibird only pops up during the Holiday Event, this Ghost-type Pokémon from the Unova region can only be found during spooky season. However, rather than just during the end of October Halloween event, Yamask has already made its return to Pokémon GO. Here's where you can find […]

The Strange Tale Of Shedinja: A Pokémon GO Catch Like No Other

The Strange Tale Of Shedinja: A Pokémon GO Catch Like No Other

Shedinja is currently available as the weekly Field Research Breakthrough in Pokémon GO. This Pokémon has only ever been available through research and, despite the Candy needed to power it up being classified as Nincada Candy, Nincada cannot evolve into Shedinja in the game. What's the deal with this strange Bug/Ghost-type Pokémon? To find out, we look […]

Complete October 2020 Field Research Tasks In Pokémon GO

Complete October 2020 Field Research Tasks In Pokémon GO

Every month in 2020, the Field Research tasks that can be found at PokéStops in Pokémon GO have shifted to the month's theme to match the typing of the Research Breakthrough Pokémon. This month is Ghost-themed due to Halloween, and will also feature, as always with Niantic's October events, Dark-type Pokémon. Here is a breakdown […]

Everything Pokémon GO Players Need To Know About Moltres

Everything Pokémon GO Players Need To Know About Moltres

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