Thursday2nd Jan 2020
Stardust! Rare Candies! Unova Stones!
Pokémon GO's Hatchathon Event is making a comeback this week, giving players the opportunity to earn some tasty rewards and hard-to-find items. Starting today, you can earn extra Stardust, Rare Candies and rare rewards like Unova Stones – just by walking certain distances. That's not all – you'll earn...
The benefits are plain to see
Pokémon GO was undoubtedly one of the biggest games of the last decade, giving Pokémon fans a whole new way to enjoy their favourite hobby and even sparking a worldwide surge in popularity for both the brand and gaming as a whole. When it first launched in 2016, the game had its fair share of negative press - there...
Saturday28th Dec 2019
And to "avoid stability issues"
In October, Niantic announced it would roll out the Wayfarer Tool to improve the overall experience its augmented reality games provided. This included support for the popular mobile title, Pokémon GO. It was launched a few days ago, but due to the overwhelming response from the player base, Niantic has now had to...
Tuesday17th Dec 2019
And it'll walk with you on the map
Pokémon GO developer Niantic has revealed a brand new feature for the game called 'Buddy Adventure', alongside a mushy trailer that's sure to get nostalgic fans a little teary. This new update will give players the ability to interact with their Buddy Pokémon in all-new ways, bringing them to life in a way that...
Gotta cash 'em all
If you asked someone to name one of the most popular mobile games of the past decade, there's a good chance they might mention Niantic's augmented reality title, Pokémon GO. The game was first released in 2016 and as of October this year, surpassed $3 billion in lifetime gross revenue and has been downloaded more than 541...
Sunday24th Nov 2019
New item capacity upgrades as well
One gripe we've had with Pokémon GO since it was released, is that there's never enough storage space for all of the Pokémon you catch and items you obtain. As more updates have been released, it's only become more difficult to store it all. With Niantic adding new Pokémon and items to the popular augmented...
Friday22nd Nov 2019
They're here to ruin your weekend...
Team Rocket – or Team 'GO' Rocket, to be precise – has been causing all kinds of trouble in Pokémon GO lately, taking over PokéStops and capturing Pokémon to take part in their evil plans. Niantic has now announced that Team GO Rocket act
Tuesday12th Nov 2019
And the reward you get for beating him
If you've been playing Pokémon GO recently, you'll be more than aware that the pesky Team GO Rocket has infiltrated the game. The man behind all of the chaos is, of course, the notorious Giovanni, and highly experienced players have now started to come up against him in battle. Finding him is a challenge in...
Thursday7th Nov 2019
"The world of Pokémon GO is in peril"
Pokémon GO's current Team Rocket-fueled nightmare has taken another twist today, as a number of Team GO Rocket leaders have infiltrated the game. You'll recognise the star of the show, too, as Pokémon Red and Blue's Giovanni has entered the fray. Team GO Rocket activity has been intensifying over the last...
Wednesday6th Nov 2019
Auto-catching and step tracking
Accessory maker Datel has had two attempts at making the ultimate Pokémon GO companion device: the Go-tcha and the Go-tcha Ranger. Both mimic the functionality of the Pokémon GO Plus (and the later
Saturday2nd Nov 2019
Ticketed and Free events have now ended - find out about research quest changes and other options
Pokémon GO has held its first global premium event – a paid, ticketed event that could be played anywhere in the world, giving exclusive early and easy access to the legendary Pokémon Regigas and a raft of other perks. Tickets are no longer on sale...
Wednesday30th Oct 2019
And 2019 could be its most profitable year yet
Niantic's augmented reality game Pokémon GO has now surpassed $3 billion in lifetime gross revenue, according to Sensor Tower's Store Intelligence data estimates. There's seemingly no stopping the popular mobile hit that has now been downloaded more than 541 million times since it was launched in 2016,...
Monday21st Oct 2019
Arriving early next year
As impressive as Pokémon GO is, one thing that's been missing from it for a long time now is online battles. Player verse player matches are currently limited to local play. Fortunately, that's all set to change early next year. This "core" aspect of the Pokémon universe will be built upon in the popular augmented mobile...
Thursday17th Oct 2019
Last Day! Yamask and Cofagrigus Released into the Wild, Darkrai Raids and Adorable Costumes
Since release, Pokémon GO has always featured a Halloween event with plenty of ghostly goings on, and 2019’s event may just be the biggest yet. From 17 October until the 1 November you will be able to catch new Gen 5 Pokémon Yamask, battle the new Gen 4...
Tuesday15th Oct 2019
And you can catch it early if you pay
Between 1st to 4th November, Regirock, Regice, and Registeel are reuniting in Pokémon GO. If you haven't already caught these legendaries, the returning raids will give you another chance to add the formidable forces of nature to your Pokédex. The colossal pocket monster Regigigas will also be appearing in EX...
Monday14th Oct 2019
More Ghost and Dark types to appear
October is upon us, bringing its usual dreary weather along for the ride, and that means that Halloween is just around the corner. As usual, Pokémon GO will be celebrating the event in style and developer Niantic has now revealed exactly what will be going down. Everything's kicking off from Thursday 17th...
Friday11th Oct 2019
Discover new locations
Ever found yourself in an odd spot or dangerous location while playing Pokémon GO? Perhaps you're just sick of visiting the same old landmarks? Well, Niantic has announced it will soon be rolling out a new tool to help improve the overall experience in its augmented reality games. The "Niantic Wayfarer" will essentially...
Tuesday1st Oct 2019
Say hello to the Go-tcha Evolve
Keen Pokémon GO players will no doubt recall that we spoke very positively about the Go-tcha and Go-tcha Ranger accessories – unofficial third-party devices which replicated the performance of the Pokémon GO Plus but added som
Monday30th Sep 2019
Hoodies and backpacks available now
Pokémon GO may well be full of Generation 5 monsters at the moment with the introduction of some of Pokémon Black and White's finest, but these new cosmetic items are perfect for those who can't resist the nostalgia of the original critters. Available to purchase within the game's store as we speak are these...
Monday23rd Sep 2019
Still popular, then
Pokémon GO never really has what you'd call a 'bad month', but things are looking even better than usual for Niantic and its world-dominating augmented reality game right now. According to data compiled by SuperData, the monster-catching app generated a mindboggling $176 million in August, which incidentally means the game has...
Wednesday18th Sep 2019
Your best options for super effective attacks & maximum resistance (also applies to mainline games)
Rock, paper, scissors. The idea that certain player choices are more or less effective against others has been a cornerstone of game design for generations. But what if your hand could also turn into a dragon, or a tsunami, or a formless supernatural...
Monday16th Sep 2019
Unova Stones, new Eggs, Raids and more
As had been previously promised, Niantic has reconfirmed that Pokémon first found in the series' Unova region will start appearing in Pokémon GO today. That's right, all your favourite critters from Pokémon Black and White will soon be found waddling around your living room. Starter Pokémon Snivy, Tepig, a
Saturday14th Sep 2019
Thousand Year D'awwwww (updated with information on stage 7/7)
An eventful summer of Pokémon catching once again comes to a close and as in previous years, players are being treated to a special appearance by a mythical Pokémon. Previously available to long-time Pokémon fans only through in-store events and now obscure Gamecube releases, the...
Sunday8th Sep 2019
Why You Probably Don’t Have One, And Why You Probably Won’t Want All 28
Since its debut in the Johto region Gameboy Color games Pokémon Gold and Silver, Unown (#201), has injected an air of mystery into the series. A trans-dimensional traveller that comes in 28 forms based on the Latin Alphabet, Unown retains its mystique in Pokémon GO by...
Friday6th Sep 2019
Class-action lawsuit began three years ago
Pokémon GO developer Niantic will pay $4 million to settle a class-action lawsuit which was first raised against the company when the game first launched back in 2016. As you may remember, the early days of Pokémon GO's app store reign were slightly dampened with reports of dangerous play and...
Wednesday21st Aug 2019
Unova batch to catch
Niantic, the makers of a little app that seems to have caught on - GO Pokémon, is it? - has announced that Pocket Monsters from the Unova region will start appearing on 16th September. As part of the rewards (as if they weren't coming regardless!) for completing all three parts of the recent Global Challenge, three weeks of...
Saturday10th Aug 2019
Ready… Say, “fuzzy Pokés”
As your collection of creatures grows in Pokémon GO, you may start to notice some conspicuous holes in your Pokédex. A select few of these missing entries won’t turn up no matter how far you walk, how many eggs you hatch or how many research tasks you complete. Smeargle is one such Pokémon, and in this guide,...
Friday9th Aug 2019
How to evolve Tyrogue into Hitmonlee, Hitmonchan and Hitmontop
On your quest to catch every available Pokémon in the Pokémon GO Pokédex, you will get used to encountering monsters that behave a little differently to the rest. Tyrogue and its personal fight club of evolutions are a good example – a Pokémon that you’ll never see in the wild...
Wednesday31st Jul 2019
In case there was still any doubt over Pokémon GO's tremendous popularity, it has been confirmed today that the app has been downloaded more than one billion times. The news comes from a new trailer released for the game today in Japan, which included the staggering statistic as a side-note (thanks, Serebii). Of course, the number of...
Tuesday30th Jul 2019
You might even catch a shiny one!
On 31st July, Pokémon GO trainers around the world will be able to capture the legendary dragon/flying-type pocket monster, Rayquaza. This magnificent creature returns to Raid Battles and will be available until 2nd September. If you're really lucky, you might even encounter a shiny Raquaza, as you can see above...