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Ultra Beasts Emerge in Pokémon GO Fest 2022 Final Event: Full Details
The Pokémon GO Fest: Finale is coming up soon, and Niantic has finally announced details Read on to see how you can catch Ultra Beasts and Sky Forme Shaymin. Pokémon GO Fest: Finale graphic Credit: Niantic Here's what's happening in the Pokémon GO Fest: Final event: Date and time: Saturday, August 27, 2022, from 10:00 a.m[...]
The Bug Out 2022! Event Begins Today in Pokémon GO
Credit: Niantic Here's what happening in the Pokémon GO annual Bug Out! event for 2022: Date and time: Wednesday, August 10th, 2022, at 10:00 AM to Tuesday, August 16, 2022, at 8:00 PM local time. New Shiny release: Shiny Venipede will be available starting with this event and moving forward It will be available in the wild. New Pokémon[...]
Chill Drive Genesect Raid Guide for Pokémon GO Players: August 2022
Credit: Niantic Use this rare raiding opportunity: The fact of the matter is that no matter how much Niantic prioritizes in-person exploration in Pokémon GO, Remote Raid Invites and Passes have dramatically changed the game's raiding landscape This summer has had an underwhelming set of raids, in my opinion, leaving many Trainers just casually remoting to raids[...]
Chill Drive Genesect Raid Guide for Pokémon GO Players: August 2022
Credit: Niantic Top Genesect Counters Pokebattler, which calculates all possible combinations of Pokémon and moves, lists the top 10 Genesect counters as such: Mega Charizard Y: Fire Spin, Blast Burn Shadow Moltres: Fire Spin, Overheat Shadow Apex Ho-Oh: Incinerate, Sacred Fire Shadow Entei: Fire Fang, Overheat Mega Charizard X: Fire Spin, Blast Burn Shadow Charizard: Fire Spin, Blast Burn Mega Houndoom: Fire Fang, Flamethrower Shadow Typhlosion:[...]
Mega Scizor Raid Guide for Pokémon GO Players: August 2022
Credit: Niantic Top Mega Scizor Counters Pokebattler, which calculates all possible combinations of Pokémon and moves, lists the top 10 Mega Scizor counters as such: Mega Charizard Y: Fire Spin, Blast Burn Shadow Moltres: Fire Spin, Overheat Shadow Apex Ho-Oh: Incinerate, Sacred Fire+ Shadow Entei: Fire Fang, Overheat Mega Charizard X: Fire Spin, Blast Burn Reshiram: Fire Fang, Overheat Shadow Charizard: Fire Spin, Blast Burn Mega[...]
Tonight is Nidoran Female Spotlight Hour in Pokémon GO: August 2022
Credit: Niantic Nidoran will feature in both Female and Male forms this month which are unlike most Pokémon in that the separate genders are actually considered separate species First up is Nidoran Female, which can indeed be encountered in its Shiny form Its standard form is periwinkle, a sort of powdery bluish-purple The Shiny form is[...]
Pansage Goes Global in Pokémon GO: Bug Out Ultra Unlock Update
Niantic has revealed the new Ultra Unlock bonuses that come as a result of this past weekend's Pokémon GO Fest: Sapporo These new event features will go live during the Bug Out! event starting Wednesday, August 10th, 2022, at 10:00 AM and running until Tuesday, August 16th, 2022, at 8:00 PM local time. Pokémon GO: Bug[...]
Pokémon GO Fest: Sapporo 2022 Begins On-Location This Weekend
Credit: Niantic Features for Pokémon GO Fest: Sapporo that will go worldwide include: Date and time: The game will be impacted the entire time during the in-person event This run time is Friday, August 5, 2022, from 8:00 a.m to Sunday, August 7, 2022, at 8:00 p.m local time. Worldwide shift in wild spawn: This includes Paras, Bellsprout,[...]
Mega Abomasnow Raid Guide for Pokémon GO Players: August 2022
Credit: Niantic Top Mega Abomasnow Counters Pokebattler, which calculates all possible combinations of Pokémon and moves, lists the top 10 Mega Abomasnow counters as such: Mega Charizard Y: Fire Spin, Blast Burn Shadow Entei: Fire Fang, Overheat Shadow Moltres: Fire Spin, Overheat Apex Shadow Ho-Oh: Incinerate, Sacred Fire+ Mega Charizard X: Fire Spin, Blast Burn Mega Houndoom: Fire Fang, Flamethrower Reshiram: Fire Fang, Overheat Shadow[...]
Grubbin, Shiny Venipede, & Mega Scizor Arrive in Pokémon GO: Bug Out
Niantic has announced details for the annual Pokémon GO Bug Out! event This event will introduce a new species, a new Shiny, a new Drive for Genesect, and a new Mega Pokémon Let's get into the details. Pokémon GO: Bug Out graphic Credit: Niantic Here's what happening in the Pokémon GO annual Bug Out! event for 2022: Date[...]
Hisuian Braviary Raid Guide for Pokémon GO Players: July 2022
Credit: Niantic What worked in this Pokémon GO event Hisuian Braviary release: The release of Hisuian Braviary in raids with its Shiny already unlocked was the most exciting thing to happen in Pokémon GO all through July 2022 Hisuian Braviiary looks terrific, with the glowing effect on its head in both its standard and Shiny form rendered beautifully[...]
Palkia Raid Guide for Pokémon GO Players: July 2022
Credit: Niantic Don't use Niantic's suggested counters: Niantic offers suggested counters to Pokémon GO players, but your best bet is to ignore those and create prepared teams that you save and then scroll to when you enter the lobby This is because Niantic's suggestions prioritize defense, while the more effective way to raid is to prioritize[...]
Tonight is Hisuian Voltorb Spotlight Hour in Pokémon GO: August 2022
Credit: Niantic First up, no, unfortunately, Hisuian Voltorb cannot be Shiny While Kanto Voltorb is available in its Shiny form, this Hisuian form is new to the game as of earlier this year and has not yet seen a Shiny release In fact, so far, the only Shiny-capable Hisuian Pokémon in the entire game is Hisuian[...]
Pokémon GO Announces Bug Out Event & More for August 2022
Niantic has announced Pokémon GO events for August 2022 As usual, the initial slate of event announcements has very little detail but that doesn't mean we can't speculate based on both the game's history and current patterns Let's take a look at what is to come to see if we can glean some hints about as-of-yet[...]
Pokémon GO Announces August 2022 Spotlight Hours & Breakthrough
Credit: Niantic Here are the Spotlight Hours happening in August 2022 in Pokémon GO: Tuesday, August 2nd, 2022 from 6 PM – 7 PM: Hisuian Voltorb Spotlight Hour with double Stardust for catching Pokémon Tuesday, August 9th, 2022 from 6 PM – 7 PM: Nidoran Female Spotlight Hour with double XP for catching Pokémon Tuesday, August 16th, 2022 from[...]