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Crazy-eyed Spinda shows up overnight in Nintendo's Pokemon GO

It seems like, overnight, a new Pokemon snuck into Nintendo's mobile collectathon Pokemon GO, as the swirly-eyed Spinda has become available to catch as a quest reward.The newcomer is the first of an expected eight forms of Spinda. Those lo...

 
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Pokemon Go lessens the grind with new Lucky Pokemon

With the latest update for Pokémon Go on iOS and Android, players can now get "Lucky" Pokémon that need less Stardust to power up. Here's how it works: "The longer the Pokémon spends inside a Trainer's Pokémon st...

 
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The Gen 4 starters are gearing up for Pokemon Go

Quick! Don't even think about it! Between Turtwig, Chimchar, and Piplup, who's the best starter? Niantic has posted artwork for Pokémon Go's two-year anniversary depicting a rather crowded camp out. I always love seeing images like t...

 
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Pokemon GO has made a staggering $1.8 billion in two years

A few days ago, Nintendo's mobile-gaming phenomenon Pokemon GO celebrated its second anniversary. According to the statisticians at Sensor Tower, the augmented reality adventure title has raked in a cool $1.8 billion dollars since its 2016 ...

 
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Pokemon Go has Squirtle with sunglasses this weekend

I'm of the opinion that all Pokémon, no matter how big or small or useless they are, should wear sunglasses. But if there's one particular pocket monster destined to rock shades, it's gotta be Squirtle. The spirit of the Squirtle Sq...

 
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Pokemon Go's long-delayed trading feature is now live

I can't think of any game in recent memory that's waxed and waned as much as Pokemon Go, at least in my household. It was a rush to play at the height of its popularity, when anyone and everyone was going out and learning about various pock...

 
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Trading is finally coming to Pokemon Go this week

After two years of service, Pokemon Go will finally be getting a trading feature. Players have been clamoring for the ability to share their excess Pokemon between friends since the launch and now we only have to wait a few more days. Niant...

 
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Niantic cracks down on Pokemon Go cheaters again

Niantic has struggled with cheaters in Pokemon Go from the onset, and their responses have had a polarizing effect on the game's players. Rather than address users that spoof or exploit Go, the company has focused a lot of their effort...

 
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Latios and Latias make Pokemon Go a little more legendary

Just as how the mainline Pokemon series started to become bloated with legendary beasts around Generation 3, Pokemon Go will be introducing a few more legendary creatures into the mix. Latios and Latias will be available starting today for ...

 
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Pokemon Go will be getting quests and Mew this week

For a few months now, Pokemon Go has been rumored to be getting an objective based "quest" mode that would task players with daily goals to unlock things. Turns out that plan is true and is launching a lot sooner than people expected. Start...

 
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Pokemon Go's third community event will feature Bulbasaur

To get more people playing (and probably paying), Niantic has been holding "Community Days" in Pokemon Go for the last two months. On a specified day for a couple of hours, the spawn rate of a relatively hard to catch Pokemon gets increased...

 
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Pokemon Go gets another wave of Gen 3 critters

Pokémon Go is set to receive some more creatures today, according to a new post from Niantic. While the blog is incredibly light on details, we at least know there are 23 new monsters up for grabs. Polygon has confirmed around half o...

 
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Gen 3 is making its way to Pokemon GO!

It's been rumored (and fairly obvious) for a long while now that the third generation would be making its way to Pokémon GO. However, now it seems those rumors have come to an end with an official announcement from The Pokémon...

 
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Pokemon Go's good doggos go away tomorrow

Good dogs are one of life's few unconditional pleasures. "Hell yeah," you think when you see a dog walkin' down the street. Your day is better because of your proximity to that dog. "Is the owner gonna think I'm weird if I wanna pet this do...

 
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Ho-oh is now flapping around Pokemon Go raids

Thanks to the diligence of trainer's around the world during Niantic's global catch challenge, legendary Pokemon Ho-oh will now be appearing in raids for the mobile catch-a-thon. He won't be limited to any regions, so you should start seein...

 
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Farfetch'd is available in Pokemon Go for a limited time

Just last week, Niantic announced that it would be holding a global catch challenge for Pokemon Go over the holiday week. As incentive to get people playing, the developer promised to unlock rewards for different tiers, with the final tier ...

 
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Pokemon Go is having a global catch challenge this week

Niantic has announced that they will be holding a global catch challenge over the Thanksgiving holiday week for the hit mobile game Pokemon Go. Along with that, the company has started an initiative called "Pokemon Go Travel," in which Nia...

 
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Pokemon Go gets its first batch of Gen 3 Pokemon this week

Dataminers gave us the heads up already, but now we have a better sense of Pokemon Go's plans for Halloween and Generation 3. There's some good news and bad news here. The good? Pikachu is wearing a witch hat tilted juuust so. Gosh is that ...

 
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Pokemon GO leak unveils Gen 3 Pokemon for Halloween

Over the weekend, dataminers uncovered evidence that Generation 3 Pokemon are set to creep into mobile smash-hit Pokemon Go in the very near future.In the Halloween-themed update, the spooky wallpaper features a full moon silhouetting Pokem...

 
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Great Pokemon GO photos could bag you a prize

Niantic have announced an AR photo competition in conjunction with their popular mobile app Pokemon GO, affording budding photographers the opportunity to win a reward for any cool shots taken whilst out and about.All you have to do is take...

 
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PSA: Entei is now ready to be caught in Pokemon Go

Raiku is out, Entei is in. What the hell am I talking about? Pokemon Go, of course! Hello? Are you still there? Ahem, yeah, Pokemon Go, the still pretty popular mobile rendition of the pocket monster franchise, has swapped out its legendari...

 
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Fall back into Pokemon Go with the new Equinox event

Pokemon Go is still trucking along, despite most people having given up on the plucky mobile game. I can't say that I care about it now as much as when I first started a few months ago, but I do try my best to find a Pokestop each day and w...

 
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What are your favorite Hoenn/Generation III Pokemon?

Hoenn generally gets a lot of shade thrown it's way by fans, but there's a dedicated fan base for every Pokemon generation that's probably seething at this statement, so go figure. Everyone has a favorite set of games (mine is still Silver/...

 
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This Pokemon Go weakness cheat sheet is a brilliant idea

These past few weeks, recalling what Pokemon type counters what has been a real time saver. Raiding has been pretty big in the community, and in addition to the standard ice/lightning/fire counters for each legendary bird, there's also a he...

 
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Mewtwo debuts in Pokemon Go in Japan, already nerfed

Another Pokemon Go festival is being held right now in Yokohama, Japan, and it's going over a lot smoother than the Chicago one. Well, there was one issue (the livestream that was set to debut Mewtwo was canceled due to a technical problem)...

 
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The Pokemon Go Plus is a game-changer if you play a ton

[Update: As of August 30, 2017, the Plus can now spin gyms.] I'm what you would call a fair weather Pokmeon Go fan. Shortly after launch I tore the game up, reaching level 20 in record time and dominating nearly all of my local gyms wi...

 
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How are your Pokemon Go raids going?

This past week, I've been lucky enough to get into multiple what I call "gravy trains" for Pokemon Go raids. For those of you who don't know, up to 20 people at a time can battle a powerful Pokemon for a chance to capture them by way o...

 
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Raiding has reinvigorated the hardcore Pokemon Go community

Over the past six months or so, interest in Pokemon Go dropped. Some cited that gyms were too boring, others said that new Pokedexes didn't arrive quick enough, and others were tired of waiting for trading and battling modes. But legen...

 
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Niantic is being sued by some Pokemon Go attendees

As you may have seen, Niantic had their hands full last weekend with their "Pokemon Go Fest" in Chicago, an event that brought thousands of players out to the city. The game buckled under the stress and basically didn't work for most of the...

 
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Hey Lugia, you feeling alright?

Missingno. may not be a on the roster for Pokémon GO (although he should be, on coasts), it appears there are still glitches. This one involves one of the legendary Pokémon added recently, Lugia. The face of Pokémo...

 
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Pokemon Go Fest's global rewards receive time extension

Pokemon Go Fest kinda stumbled, to put it mildly. Severe connectivity problems and other tech issues made the event redundant for a lot of people, despite the awkward on-stage attempts to keep spirits high among the baking, pissed-off atten...

 
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Pokemon Go will finally see legendary creatures this weekend

After a year of service and updates that have introduced more features and Pokemon, Niantic will finally be releasing legendary beasts into Pokemon Go. While there isn't a list of which creatures will be appearing in the game, I think its s...

 

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