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Guide Pokémon GO Shiny Pokémon And How To Catch Them
Rise and Shiny
Shiny Pokémon are as elusive and mysterious in Pokémon GO as you'd expect. They started rolling out in March, 2017 with Shiny Magikarp and Red Gyaradaos, but now number at over 650. They're so rare though, that it might well be a long while before you encounter one – if you encounter one at all. In this guide, we're going to list...
Guide Pokémon GO Eggs Explained - 2km, 5km, 7km, & 10km Egg Chart
Updated (November 2019) with current hatches, including Generation 5 (Unova) additions
Hatching eggs in Pokémon GO is an important alternative source of new Pokémon, often with more favourable hatching percentages for monsters that are rarely encountered in the wild. Keeping track of what is available to hatch is a challenge in itself - with...
Guide Pokémon GO Spinda - How To Catch Spinda, Field Research Quest, And Forms
Updated with the different Spinda forms. Niantic has recently added Spinda to Pokémon GO, bringing us one step closer to having all of the Gen 3 Pokémon in the hit mobile game. The crazy thing about Spinda is that the pattern on its body is random for every single catch, and there's apparently over four billion different...
Guide Pokémon GO Celebi - A Ripple In Time Special Research Walkthrough
Celebi has finally made an appearance in Pokémon GO, and joins Mew as one of only two Mythical Pokémon in the game to date. Much like Mew, you also unlock Celebi through a lengthy Special Research Quest. It's called A Ripple In Time, and it acts very similarly to A Mythical Discovery. You have to perform a series of objectives that...
Guide Pokémon GO Lucky Pokémon - How Lucky Pokémon Work & How To Catch Them
Catch 'em all over again
Lucky Pokémon have finally been introduced into Pokémon GO, so it's time to catch 'em all over again! In this guide, we're going to briefly explain the differences between a Lucky and regular Pokémon, and take a look at how you can catch these brand new critters. What Are Lucky Pokémon?: Lucky Pokémon are a new type...
Guide Pokémon GO Mew - A Mythical Discovery Special Research Walkthrough
A Mew you
Back in March, Niantic finally added the mythical Pokémon Mew to Pokémon GO with the introduction of research quests. These come in two different forms: Field Research and Special Research, and provide you with regular rewards for completing objectives. A Mythical Discovery was, at the time, the only Special Research quest available in...
Guide Pokémon GO Ditto - How To Catch Ditto, Which Pokémon Can Be Ditto, And Ditto's Moves
No one likes a copycat
Updated with more Pokémon forms Ditto can take, how Transform works, how to counter Ditto in a gym, and reliable catching methods. Ditto is an absolute nightmare for collectors in Pokémon GO. It's a very tricky monster to catch because it hides in plain sight, pretending to be another Pokémon entirely, and only revealing...
Guide Pokémon GO - How To Catch Pokémon: Throwing Tips, Poké Balls, & Capture Rates
Rate of play
How do you catch Pokémon in Pokémon GO? By throwing Poké Balls at them, of course! Well, it's not quite as simple as that. Different Poké Balls have different capture rates, for example, and you can increase the capture rate further depending on how you throw one and by using items. Many Pokémon are super easy to catch, and it...
News New Videos Explore The Lore Of Nintendo's Upcoming Mobile RPG Dragalia Lost
Learn more about the game's world
Nintendo has shared two brand new videos to provide us with more information on the upcoming smartphone action RPG, Dragalia Lost. It's quite easy to forget about Dragalia Lost with the constant stream of Switch news flying our way at the moment, but we're getting incredibly close to the mobile adventure's release...
News Niantic Reports 35 Percent Increase In Active Pokémon GO Usage Since May
Social features are growing the game
The most recent Niantic blog post, predominantly focused on Pokémon GO, has revealed the mobile sensation has seen a 35 percent increase in active usage since May. Following the introduction of the new social features in June, the game has seen a boom of sorts - with 113 million friend...
News Professor Layton And The Curious Village Will Be Released On Mobile In The West
No release date yet
In May, Famitsu magazine revealed Professor Layton and the Curious Village would receive a mobile HD remake in Japan. At the time, there was no mention if the game would be released in the west. A tweet from Apple's App Store Twitter account has now confirmed the title will be releas
News Pokémon GO's Friends And Trading Update Has Seen Revenue Rise To $2.5 Million Per Day
A 39% increase
Pokémon GO's incredible launch period popularity may have faded a fair amount after several months had passed, but the smartphone game has remained one of the most popular - and highest earning - apps on the market ever since. It appears that the recent addition of trading, which has been introduced as part of GO's recent...
Video Nintendo Releases Story Trailer For Free-To-Start Mobile Game Dragalia Lost
Save the kingdom of Alberia
Nintendo's acquisition of Japanese studio Cygames followed with the announcement of Dragalia Lost for mobile. Since the initial reveal of the free-to-start game, there's been an entire Direct about it. Now, Nintendo has release
News Pre-Register For Nintendo's Mobile Game Dragalia Lost And Receive A Special Gift
Get a head start
The special Nintendo mobile direct for Dragalia Lost co-developed by Cygames has just concluded. Following yesterday's reveal the mobile service would launch on 27th September in the US, Japan, Hong Kong and Macau, all that was left to do during the live stream was discuss the content within the game. In brief,...
News Nintendo Airing Special Mobile Direct Broadcast For New Game Dragalia Lost
Game launches end of September
It appears the upcoming mobile game Dragalia Lost is making its way across to the west, with Nintendo of America announcing an exclusive Mobile Direct Broadcast will air on 29th August at 8:30pm PT / 11:30pm ET, which means 30th August at 4:30am BST / 5:30am CEST. The official PR also reveals...
News Pokémon GO Has Reached Its Highest Player Figures Since Launch, User Base Is "Thriving"
Yes, people do still play the game
Despite what the vocal minority online might suggest - with their near-constant cries of "do people really still play that game?" - Pokémon GO is going from strength to strength, with new events and in-game features helping it to secure its highest player figures since its Earth-shattering launch. Not long...
News Pokémon GO Receiving Parental Controls Update
The Senior Director of Engineering at Niantic, Niniane Wang, recently made a blog post about the new parental update coming to Pokémon GO soon. The Niantic Kids Parent Portal is a new way for parents to manage the gaming experiences of their children. This is achieved by securing personal information whenever a child accesses Pokémon...
News Celebi Is Headed To Pokémon GO For All Players Next Week
Voice of the forest
Celebi, the mythical Pokémon which first appeared in Pokémon Gold and Silver, will be available for all players in Pokémon GO starting from next week. The legendary creature will become available through a new Special Research questline which will be kicking off on 20th August. Players will encounter tasks that will...
News Pokémon Go Returns To Top Of The Charts On US iOS App Store
The very best
Since it was launched, Niantic’s mobile title Pokémon GO has been extremely successful. In July, new estimates revealed the game had gone from strength to strength surpassing a whopping $1.8 billion in total revenue. Although the game's player base had dwindled since its super-launch in 2016, $2 million was apparently...
News Pokémon Quest Mobile Version Rakes In $8 Million After First Month
That’s a lot of money
When the free-to-download title Pokémon Quest was launched on mobile at the end of June, it generated $3 million in revenue in its first week, with a total of 3.5 million downloads. It’s now been a month since the game's release and Sensor Tower is reporting players have spent more than $8 mi
News Niantic Hopes To Have Player vs Player Battles In Pokémon GO By The End Of The Year
Ever since Pokémon GO launched back in July 2016, one of the most heavily requested features from fans has been player vs player battles. Considering battling has always been one of the most important features in the series, this makes an awful lot of sense, but the mobile phenomenon's developer Niantic hasn't exactly been forthcoming...
Guide Pokémon GO Gen 4 Pokémon List - Every Gen 4 Pokémon Ahead Of The Update
Which one do you want to catch?
Niantic has confirmed that Gen 4 Pokémon will arrive soon in Pokémon GO, and we can barely stand to wait. That's the monsters that originally made an appearance in Pokémon Diamond & Pearl, which took place in the Sinnoh region in case you didn't know that already. Sadly, we have no idea when these new Pokémon...
News Pokémon GO Is Adding New 'Lucky' Pokémon Which Are Easier To Power Up
Gotta catch all these now, too
Pokémon GO is adding a new type of monster to get your hands on, theoretically making the whole levelling up experience a little easier. These 'Lucky' Pokémon are part of a feature that has yet to be officially detailed, with just a glimpse of what's to come being shared by Niantic so far. News of the Lucky...
News Niantic Outlines Hard-Hitting Three-Strike Policy For Pokémon GO Cheaters
Making things fair and square
Pokémon GO developer Niantic has offered some clarification on its policies for players who cheat their way to success in the game. The mobile sensation will make use of a three-strike system made up of warnings and further punishments in an attempt to "provide multiple opportunities [for users] to change their...
News Dataminers Unveil The Next Potential Set Of Monsters Coming To Pokémon GO
A few more friendly faces
New Pokémon have been steadily released into the wild world of Pokémon GO ever since its launch a couple of years ago; while initially only allowing trainers to catch (most) of the original 151 creatures, the game now features a healthy collection of Kanto, Johto, Hoenn, and even Alolan Form Pokémon. Now, it...
News Pokémon GO Players Spend More Than $2 Million A Day, Total Revenue Surpasses $1.8 Billion
Pretty successful, then
Everyone and their cat has likely heard of Pokémon GO at this stage; two years ago this week, Niantic and The Pokémon Company's monster-catching simulator took the world by storm, generating a buzz around the world that was pretty much unheard of for a video game. New estimates have now revealed that it's still...
News Mario & Luigi Developer AlphaDream Recruiting Graphic Designers For Switch And Smartphone Projects
AlphaDream - best known for its work on the Mario & Luigi game series over the years - has recently updated its official website. In the recruitment section, there are job listings referencing the Nintendo Switch, along with game development for smartphones and also the PlayStation 4. The Japan-based developer is specifically...
News Pokémon Quest Has Already Raked In $3 Million In Its First Week On Mobile
Pokémon Quest only launched on mobile a week ago, but the bitesize pocket monster adventure has already generated $3 million in revenue. Sensor Tower reports that the mobile edition of the game has amassed "approximately $3 million in global player spending" during its first week on iOS and Android devices. The game, which is a...
News The Squirtle Squad Is (Kind Of) Coming To Pokémon GO This Weekend
Pokémon GO is having a Community Day this weekend, focusing on the super-adorable Squirtle as the mascot of choice, and Niantic has confirmed that a rather special variant on everyone's favourite starter water turtle will be included. As a nice little reference to the original season of the Pokémon anime, a...
News Super Mario Run Has Made Just Over $60 Million To Date
Once upon a time, people said Nintendo would never make smartphone apps, and the company itself seemed rather uninterested in the prospect. Nowadays, it’s a different story, and the company considers it a realm of the market worth investing in with small titles to entice new users into the Nintendo ecosystem. The first release, Miitomo,...
News Nintendo Is Considering A Successor To The 3DS According To Its New President
Could the Switch get a friend?
The newly appointed Nintendo President, Shuntaro Furukawa, may have only officially stepped into his position earlier this week, but already he’s been talking to a number of local media outlets in Japan about the direction of the company. Speaking to The Kyoto Shimbun, the president touched on a range of...
News Niantic Shows Off The Future Of Augmented Reality With New Pokémon Tech Demo
Codename: Niantic Occlusion
Augmented reality is a little hit a miss at the best of times, and its inclusion in the likes of Pokémon GO can sometimes provide varying results depending on the user's device. For some, it can cause their game to crash, and for others, it simply doesn't work at all, but even when running perfectly it can still leave a...
Reminder Pokémon Quest Launches On Mobile Devices Today
And you can download it right now
If you've been enjoying Pokémon Quest on your Switch, or especially if you've been waiting to get your hands on the smartphone version of the game instead, you'll no doubt be pleased to know that the game has launched on mobile devices today (27th June). This latest, free-to-play, pocket monster adventure had...
News Pokémon GO Had The Most Active Users In May Since Summer 2016
Niantic used second wind!
A couple years ago, Pokémon GO took the world by storm when it launched in the summer, shattering records left and right and becoming that game that everyone was playing. In the months and years since, player engagement has understandably gone down to much more usual levels, but Niantic has been working tirelessly all that...
News Pokémon GO ‘Friends’ And Trading Services Are Now Live
Just like old times
On Tuesday we reported the new ‘Friends’ feature for Pokémon GO would rollout later this week. With Niantic slowly making this service and trading available to higher level players over the past day, the major release of the ‘Friends’ and social features is now live. This makes the services accessible to all trainers and...
News Pokémon Quest Will Launch On Mobile Devices Next Week
Gotta catch 'em all again
Pre-order listings have revealed that Nintendo's latest free-to-play offering Pokémon Quest will launch on mobile devices on 28th June. After it's sudden launch on Switch at the end of last month, Pokémon Quest has given fans of the series a nice little way to pass the time before Pokémon Let's Go, Pikachu! and...
Guide Pokémon GO Summer Tour 2018 - Chicago GO Fest And Dortmund And Yokosuka Safari Zones Event Times And Challenges
Lotads on tour
Forget the World Cup – the Pokémon GO Summer Tour 2018 is this year's most exciting event, and it kicks off in just shy of a fortnight with events taking place in Chicago, Dortmund, and Yokosuka throughout the summer. You can still join in the fun if you can't make it to any of the participating locations though. During specific...
Guide Pokémon GO Trading Update - Release Date, Friends, And Gifts - Everything We Know So Far
Gotta trade 'em all
Pokémon GO is about to finally get a few of its most requested features: a friends list and the ability to trade Pokémon. As if it couldn't get any bigger, Niantic has somehow found a way to make us all excited about Pokémon GO again. In this guide, we're going to run you through everything we know about the upcoming update...
News Reggie On The Status Of More Nintendo 3DS Games And Mario Kart Tour
Even more to look forward to this year
Though there was plenty to be excited about during Nintendo’s presentation at E3 this year, the lineup focused exclusively on the Nintendo Switch, ignoring the aging 3DS and the company’s burgeoning mobile offerings. Indeed, it’s been assumed for a while now that the 3DS is on its way out, but Nintendo...
News Pokémon GO Introduces New Legendary And Mythical Avatar T-Shirts
We wish these were real
Niantic has announced that two brand new t-shirt designs have landed in Pokémon GO, and these are definitely sure to catch the eye of any passers-by - or people who look at your phone, anyway. The designs are based on the mythical Pokémon Mew, who finds itself featured on a bright pink shirt, and the legendary pairing...
News Niantic Is Deleting Players' Pokémon Illegally Obtained In Pokémon GO
To prepare a "fun and fair" environment
Niantic has announced that it will be cracking down on players who are using 'illegal' methods to obtain their favourite monsters in Pokémon GO, and players are starting to notice that their prized collections have been rendered useless. A tweet from the Japanese Pokémon GO Twitter account has stated that...
Talking Point What Do You Make Of The Three Big Pokémon Games Coming To Nintendo Switch?
Team Nintendo Life has its say
The Pokémon Company almost broke the internet earlier today when it unveiled three - yes, count them three - new games for Nintendo Switch and smartphones. Pokémon Quest (which is out right now) brings a cute, cuboid take on the franchise; Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu! and Let's Go Eevee! and its motion-control wonder...
News The Original Professor Layton Game Is Getting A Mobile HD Remake In Japan
Will this come to the west?
It has been revealed that Professor Layton and the Curious Village - the very first title released in the series around a decade ago - will be receiving a mobile HD remake. The news comes from the latest issue of the weekly Famitsu magazine, which states that Level-5 intends to release the remake on mobile platforms...
News Pokémon GO's Adventure Week Event Brings Extra XP, Rewards And More Rock Types
Pokémon GO has a new event, one that's already kicked off on a smartphone near you, and it's brought all manner of special rewards and extra buffs to make your AR Pokémon hunting that bit more enticing. Oh, and if you like your rock types, you should definitely read on. There's some unique Field Research to be had, bringing...
News The New Gold Goomba Lite Event Will Tempt You Back To Super Mario Run
Run, Mario, run
Super Mario Run might not have as many rolling content updates as the likes of Pokemon GO and Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, but that doesn't mean Mario's first foray into smartphone gaming is event-free. Take the new Gold Goomba Life Event, which just went live on the premium endless runner/platformer. A smaller version of the Gold...
News Miitomo, Nintendo's Original Mobile App, Passes Away
We hardly knew ye
Miitomo, brainchild of mobile game producer DeNA, has passed away. It was just over two years old. The cause of death is currently unknown; however, it is believed that the de-emphasizing of Miis on the Nintendo Switch – as well as Nintendo’s increasing focus on adapting traditional games such as Mario and Animal Crossing for...
News Niantic Announces Pokémon GO Summer Tour 2018 For Europe, US And Asia
Community events aplenty
Niantic has announced a schedule of events coming to Pokémon GO players all around the world this summer, aptly named the Pokémon GO Summer Tour 2018. The first of these events will take place in Europe. On 30th June - 1st July, hosted in the city of Dortmund, Germany, a Safari Zone event will take place in...
News Nintendo's Next Mobile Game Is A JRPG Called Dragalia Lost
A bold new direction for Nintendo?
Following its purchase of a stake in Japanese studio Cygames, Nintendo has revealed the name of its next big smartphone project. Dragalia Lost is an original IP which launches later this year on iOS and Android. Cygames is very much in the driving seat on this one; the company has a long history in the mobile...
News You'll Soon Be Able To Edit Your Mii Characters From The Comfort Of A Web Browser
Life after Miitomo
Miitomo may be coming to an end on 9th May, but that doesn't mean all your little Mii characters will be lost forever. In fact, Nintendo is planning to introduce a new web browser-based application that will enable you to edit and customise your little pals even when the Miitomo servers have been switched off. According...
News Nintendo's Mobile Titles Have "Not Reached A Satisfactory Profit Point"
Tatsumi Kimishima talks the reality of Nintendo on mobile
Nintendo company president Tatsumi Kimishima has revealed Nintendo's continued foray into the world of smartphone software has yet to reach a, "satisfactory profit point." The official statement comes off the back of a mixed bag for Nintendo in terms of its mobile performance, with Super...