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Is it Time for Pokémon TCG to Retire Rainbow Rares?
Remember, this is going to be taking place during Niantic's fifth anniversary with the franchise and the overall 25th anniversary of Pokémon as an IP I believe we can expect some truly special releases Here are my predictions for Shinies that we will see released during GO Fest 2021. Unreleased Shinies in Pokémon GO[...]
Poké Spotlight: Getting to Know Xerneas Outside of Pokémon GO
However, looking into the roles these Pokémon play in other games, and even the anime, can enrich the experience of hunting these creatures in Niantic's mobile game In honor of tonight's Xerneas Raid Hour, let's take a deep dive into this Legendary Pokémon's lore. Xerneas in Pokémon GO Credit: Niantic Dex entry number 716, Xerneas is a[...]
Tasks for Luminous Legends X Timed Research in Pokémon GO
Credit: Niantic The complete Luminous Legends X Raid Rotation in Pokémon GO consists of: Tier One Bagon – Shiny available, standard unboosted rate Dratini – Shiny available, standard unboosted rate Espurr Galarian Ponyta Marill – Shiny available, standard unboosted rate Currently, there's nothing worth your raid pass However, we are currently working on a challenge that will unlock Shiny Galarian Ponyta for the second[...]
How To Get Gible in the Luminous Legends X Pokémon GO Event
Credit: Niantic Eggs: Currently, Gible is available as an event hatch in 7 KM Gift Eggs along with Azurill, Igglybuffy, Cleffa, Swirlix, and Spritzee That is a relatively small egg pool, and the best part about these event eggs is that they're once again 7 KMs This means that we can ensure we get the maximum[...]
The Luminous Legends X Event is Now Live in Pokémon GO
Credit: Niantic Xerneas counters: For an in-depth breakdown of the top ten overall Xerneas counters in Pokémon GO (with Shadows and Megas included) as well as budget counters, make sure to read our complete Xerneas Raid Guide However, a quick breakdown can help the trainers who may not have the time to prepare in advance[...]
Tasks for Luminous Legends X Timed Research in Pokémon GO
Credit: Niantic The complete Luminous Legends X Timed Research in Pokémon GO includes: Page One of Seven Send 5 Gifts to friends: Jigglypuff encounter Defeat 3 Team GO Rocket Grunts: Bagon encounter Catch 7 Fairy-type Pokémon: Clefairy encounter Rewards: 1500 XP, 15 Great Balls Page Two of Seven Earn 7 Hearts with your Buddy: 10 Razz Berries Purify 3 Shadow Pokémon: Dratini encounter Catch 15 Fairy-type[...]
Tasks for Creature Discomforts Part 1 in Harry Potter: Wizards Unite
Credit: Niantic The complete Special Assignment for the Creature Discomforts Part 1 Brilliant Event in Harry Potter: Wizards Unite are: Page One of Four Collect 3 Ingredients or Portmanteaus: 2 Re'em Blood Use Master Notes 2 Times: 2 Granian Hair Return 12 Brilliant Baby Mooncalf: 1 Wit-Sharpening Potion Rewards: 550 XP, 50 Brilliant Family XP, 2 Defense Against the Dark Arts[...]
The Luminous Legends X Event is Now Live in Pokémon GO
Credit: Niantic Here's everything happening, straight from the Pokémon GO blog: Xerneas will make its Pokémon GO debut in five-star raids! Don't miss our Xerneas Raid Guide to help you build the best team of counters. Spritzee, Swirlix, and Goomy will be making their Pokémon GO debuts! Spritzee and Swirlix will be appearing more frequently in the wild alongside[...]
Poké Spotlight: Getting to Know Cottonee Outside of Pokémon GO
If you like circular blue rodents, Happy Mother's Day! Niantic has announced Marill Limited Research Day for Sunday, May 9th from 8 AM – 10 PM local time Let's get into the details. Marill in Pokémon GO Credit: Niantic Here's what the official Pokémon GO blog had to say about Marill Limited Research Day: As Fairy-type Pokémon continue to[...]
How To Get Gible in the Luminous Legends X Pokémon GO Event
Credit: Niantic Cottonee Spotlight Hour may seem like the least exciting aspect of Pokémon GO today The Luminous Legends X event launches today at 10 AM and will introduce the Legendary Pokémon Xerneas in Tier Five raids, boost Fairy-types and Dragon-types in the wild, and release the Kalos-region species Goomy, Swirlix, and Spritzee[...]
Pokémon GO / Snap Event Review: A Fun Tie-In Event
Credit: Niantic Giovanni's May 2021 line-up consists of: Slot One: Persian Slot Two: Kangaskhan, Nidoking, or Garchomp Slot Three: Moltres Here are some top suggested counters for each of the boss's possible Pokémon: Persian: Lucario (Counter, Power-up Punch), Machamp (Counter, Cross Chop) Kangaskhan: Lucario (Counter, Power-up Punch), Machamp (Counter, Cross Chop) Nidoking: Mewtwo (Confusion, Psystrike), Galarian Darmanitan (Ice Fang, Avalanche) Garchomp: Mewtwo (Confusion, Ice[...]
Xerneas Raid Guide for Pokémon GO Players: May 2021
Credit: Niantic Top Xerneas Counters Pokebattler, which calculates all possible combinations of Pokémon and moves, lists the top 10 Xerneas counters as such: Shadow Metagross (Bullet Punch, Meteor Mash) Mega Gengar (Lick, Sludge Bomb) Metagross (Bullet Punch, Meteor Mash) Mega Beedrill (Poison Jab, Sludge Bomb)* Dialga (Metal Claw, Iron Head) Shadow Scizor (Bullet Punch, Iron Head) Shadow Mewtwo (Confusion, Psystrike) Genesect (Metal Claw, Magnet Bomb) Burn[...]
Pokémon GO / Snap Event Review: A Fun Tie-In Event
Credit: Niantic What worked in this Pokémon GO event The generosity of Shiny Smeargle: Niantic has been a bit iffy with the Shiny releases in the past few months Rufflet dropped as an egg/raid-exclusive with a Shiny rate that seems to not match previous egg/raid-exclusives like Shinx, Klink, and Timburr[...]
Pokémon GO / Snap Event Review: A Fun Tie-In Event
Credit: Niantic Niantic confirmed on the Pokémon GO blog that this month's Team GO Rocket research will again be Timed Research rather than Special Research This time, it will be tied to the Luminous Legends X event which will introduce the Legendary Pokémon Xerneas to Tier Five raids Here's what Niantic had to say about how this[...]