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No, Pokémon GO Isn’t “Skipping” The Alola Region
Niantic has announced that, due to an oddity in time caused by the mischievous Mythical Pokémon Hoopa, a portal has opened allowed some Galarian species to arrive in Pokémon GO long before the full Generation Eight reveal Let's take a look at each of the species that will be available during the upcoming Ultra Unlock Part[...]
Will Niantic Nerf Remote Raiding in Pokémon GO?
Let's see exactly what Niantic has to say. Remote Raid Pass in Pokémon GO Credit: Niantic Over on the official Pokémon GO blog, Niantic posted: Remote Raids have become an important part of the game this past year and we're going to continue evolving them Our intention is to find the right balance between remote play and in-person[...]
Will Niantic Nerf Remote Raiding in Pokémon GO?
Team GO Rocket has gotten the good ol' Niantic shaft in Pokémon GO all of 2021 Think of how prominent pre-pandy Team GO Rocket content was! We received a Special Research at the start of every month Once 12 AM hit on the 1st, we were off and running We were tasked with defeating Grunts, battling[...]
Tonight is Dialga Raid Hour #2 in Pokémon GO: Tips & Details
Credit: Niantic You aren't locked to a single Raid Hour anymore in Pokémon GO You can join online raid communities on Facebook, Twitter, Discord, and Reddit, where you can friend trainers all over the world By coordinating with them, you can accept invites to Raid Hours in many different Time Zones This will dramatically increase the number[...]
No, Pokémon GO Isn’t “Skipping” The Alola Region
Yesterday, Niantic announced the arrival of Zacian and Zamazenta for Ultra Unlock Part Three in Pokémon GO. This arrival of Galarian Legendaries, as well as the addition of Galarian species Wooloo, Skwovet, and Falinks, came as a huge shock to the game's community As soon as the announcement came out, the memes followed[...]
Tonight is Magnemite Spotlight Hour in Pokémon GO: Tips & Bonus
Now that Niantic is beginning to revert pandemic bonuses, much to the chagrin of the Pokémon GO community, the question remains: are they just taking things away or will they reintroduce what was removed in the past? Will EX Raids return to Pokémon GO? Deoxys in Pokémon GO[...]
Tonight is Magnemite Spotlight Hour in Pokémon GO: Tips & Bonus
This is, with Niantic's less-than-stellar communication, nothing new However, this time, they're not at fault It's simply that the Ultra Unlock event is a bit strange in structure Normally, an event's raid rotation reverts to a generic raid rotation once the event is over This has led many to believe that Dialga, Unown U, Cranidos,[...]
Tonight is Magnemite Spotlight Hour in Pokémon GO: Tips & Bonus
How will this be impacted by Niantic's new nerfing of the Incense as a result of the pullback on the COVID bonuses? Will Magnemite be Shiny? What's this week's bonus? Let's get into the details. Magnemite in Pokémon GO Credit: Niantic First up, yes, Magnemite will indeed be Shiny Its Shiny form was released back in November[...]
Testing Incense Effectivity in Pokémon GO Post-COVID 19 Bonuses
Credit: Niantic The current top 20 species and moves to use in Pokémon GO's Ultra League Remix are: Galarian Stunfisk powered up with Candy XL: Mud Shot, Rock Slide, Earthquake Defense Forme Deoxys powered up with Candy XL: Counter, Psycho Boost, Rock Slide Jellicent powered up with Candy XL: Hex, Bubble Beam, Shadow Ball Steelix powered up with Candy XL:[...]
Testing Incense Effectivity in Pokémon GO Post-COVID 19 Bonuses
Credit: Niantic The current top 20 species and moves to use in Pokémon GO's Ultra League are: Registeel powered up with Candy XL: Lock On, Focus Blast, Flash Cannon Cresselia: Psycho Cut, Grass Knot, Moonblast Galarian Stunfisk powered up with Candy XL: Mud Shot, Rock Slide, Earthquake Shadow Abomasnow powered up with Candy XL: Powder Snow, Ice-type Weather Ball, Energy[...]
Testing Incense Effectivity in Pokémon GO Post-COVID 19 Bonuses
Credit: Niantic Here is a breakdown of the Shiny rate tiers of Pokémon available in raids: The standard rate of approximately one in 500: Most Pokémon will have this rate. Raid/Egg-exclusive Pokémon rate of approximately one in 45 – 55: This rate has yet to be fully pinned down by Silph Researchers, but consistently applies to species that[...]
Testing Incense Effectivity in Pokémon GO Post-COVID 19 Bonuses
Credit: Niantic Niantic posted the following information about this Adversaries event to the official Harry Potter: Wizards Unite forum, revealing the event's features and hinting at the narrative's content: When the Calamity manifests a surge of Peter Pettigrew Adversaries, Hermione confronts Gareth Greengrass about his culpability What insight, if any, will he provide? From 2 August 11 a.m[...]
Testing Incense Effectivity in Pokémon GO Post-COVID 19 Bonuses
Yesterday, Niantic began to pull back on the bonuses introduced to Pokémon GO to make the game playable during the COVID-19 pandemic Now, as parts of the world begin to return to some kind of normalcy, Niantic have removed the increased Pokéstop distance, buffed Buddy gifts, and hyper-effective Incense from the United States and New Zealand[...]
The COVID-19 Pandemic Bonuses Have Ended in Pokémon GO
Credit: Niantic The Silph Road posted the following findings, which you can read below with our commentary: Community Day rate [CI of 1 in 25.1 to 1 in 24.4] This is very close to the widely accepted "one in 25" Shiny rate for Community Day spawns that is understood by the Pokémon GO community This rate is only in[...]
The COVID-19 Pandemic Bonuses Have Ended in Pokémon GO
Credit: Niantic What worked in this Harry Potter: Wizards Unite event The Registry artwork: As always, Niantic delivers terrific Registry pages for their Brilliant Events These are fun to look at, nostalgic to fans of the books (that's all of us, right?), and rewarding to piece together. The Special Assignment: This one felt fair[...]