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Random Pokémon GO Road Signs Are a Reality
Dutch event made cool signs that were stolen, entrepreneurs steps up
The Pokémon GO craze has various weird and wonderful parts to it - we're had many bizarre PR emails plugging GO 'walkers' that you pay to play the game for you, and even 'recharging rescuers' in town centres. Where there's a craze, there are entrepeneurs seeking opportunities...
News Somebody Has Already Hit the Level Cap in Pokémon GO
The rewards aren't as exciting as you'd think
About a week ago, data miners revealed various hidden files in Pokémon GO's code. Among these things, the level cap was found to be at level 40, which would take an eye-watering 5 million experience to achieve. Considering that the Master Ball was also found in the game's code, many assumed that players...
Random There Are Pokémon GO Players That Have Caught 'em All
You have to hatch a lot of eggs
For most players Pokémon GO is a game that adds extra fun to walks and journeys, picking up new 'mon as you find fresh spots in which to engage in some augmented reality. It's also developed a strong community of players that meet up and play together, so the social element is key to its ongoing popularity. Some...
News Wall Street Journal References Nintendo's NX Being 'Compatible' With Its Smart Device Games
It'd be silly if it isn't, surely?
It's been an interesting week with the Nintendo NX, with Eurogamer firing the starting gun on a substantial set of details that appear to reflect the reality of the system's form factor. As we mentioned in our initial reaction editorial and again in today's musings on the
News Pokémon GO Players Told To Steer Clear Of Japanese Nuclear Disaster Zone
Strangely evolved Pokémon discovered at Fukushima plant
Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings has requested that Pokémon GO developer Niantic remove the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant from its database after discovering that the app spawns Pokémon on the site. The plant was partially destroyed by a nuclear reactor meltdown in March 2011,...
Guide How to Have Your Pokémon Gyms and Keep Them in Pokémon GO
Trust your instincts
Pokémon GO allows you to become a gym leader which is pretty darned lovely, but you may find that all too often your power is usurped by a plucky Youngster called Joey and his top-tier Rattata. Curses! <related tags="Pokemon Go, Guides">Are you finding this guide useful? Let us know with a comment, and don't forget to...
Guide Building The Perfect Team In Pokémon GO
The best monsters rated by attack, defense and stamina
If you've spent the past few weeks catching Pokémon, grabbing items and evolving your brood in Pokémon GO, then you'll no doubt be keen to fine-tune your team in order to take down some local gyms. That means building the perfect fighting unit of monsters with a mixture of high attack (or CP)...
News Android Wear Users Can Now Get Pokémon GO Notifications Direct To Their Wrists
Who needs the Pokémon GO Plus, right?
While the rest of the world waits for the arrival of the Pokémon GO Plus device, those who own an Android Wear smartwatch can now keep their phones in their pockets while they hunt for Pokémon out and about. A new smartwatch app called PokéDetector has been released which tracks any nearby monsters and...
News Pokémon GO Has Surpassed 75 Million Downloads Worldwide
How far will it go?
Pokémon GO has been out on the market for several weeks now, and it seems like the hype surrounding the game is finally starting to cool off somewhat. Of course, that's not to say that it will be fading away anytime soon; in fact, it seems like things will only continue to get better from here. The game's meteoric rise to the...
News Niantic Reveals What's Next For Pokémon GO
PokéCenters, trading and a fix for the "three step" bug all on the way
Pokémon GO developer Niantic held a special panel regarding the game at the recent San Diego Comic-Con where it not only lifted the lid on the identities of the three team leaders but also outlined future plans for the game. Niantic CEO John Hanke claimed that only around 10...
News Here Are Your Pokémon GO Team Leaders
Which one did you pledge allegiance to?
When you reach level 5 in Pokémon GO you've given the opportunity to select which of the three teams you'd like to pledge your allegiance to: Valor, Mystic or Instinct. This choice has serious consequences as it determines whether or not you have to fight for local gyms or add your strength to them if...
News Hollywood Director Oliver Stone Brands Pokémon GO "Surveillance Capitalism"
"It's not really funny"
Pokémon GO may have ensnared millions of players with its monster-catching gameplay but not everyone is a fan, it would seem. Hollywood director Oliver Stone - famous for such critically-acclaimed movies such as JFK, Platoon and Nixon - has been speaking about the game at this year's Comic-Con, and he's clearly a little...
News Nintendo Shares Slump Dramatically as Company Cites "Limited" Financial Impact of Pokémon GO
Because, you know, it's not a Nintendo game
A little while ago we wrote about Pokémon GO being a surprising gift for Nintendo. Though it has a stake in the app and evidently had some senior level input into the app, it's a Niantic-developed game in which Nintendo is just one of multiple major investors. Nintendo was a brand on many lips around the...
Video Here's The Cheapest Way To Play Pokémon GO
Get smartphone ready for just $99 / £60
Some people out there may have resisted the Pokémon GO craze because the game simply doesn't appeal to them or they'd rather not walk around the streets in the dead of night searching for elusive Squirtles, but for others the barrier to entry is a technological one; despite their ubiquitous nature, not...
News SurveyMonkey Intelligence Data Highlights Pokémon GO's US Performance Since the App's Peak
Consistently has over 20 million users a day in the US
Pokémon GO has been a viral phenomenon, a process that continues to evolve as it rolls out in more territories around the world, with Japan the latest country to join in. The US was there on day one, however, so it's a market that provides some useful data on the app's performance...
News Say Hello To The Site Which Lets You Find Rare Monsters Near You In Pokémon GO
Cheating or taking a shortcut?
Finding rare beasts in Pokémon GO is often a matter of trial and error, as you only have a very narrow view of the world around you and can't "see" where monsters are expected to spawn. However, a group of fans have used the game's API to create a site which shows the locations of nearby monsters and even goes as far...
News Super Mario Apparel is Set to Appear in Miitomo Next Week
Well, it's about time
With all the positive press that's been surrounding Pokémon GO lately, it's easy to forget that Nintendo's first smartphone app, Miitomo, is still going strong. Though it seems that Miitomo's popularity plateaued rather quickly following its release, Nintendo certainly can't be faulted for abandoning the app, as it's received...
News Data Miners Reveal Information Buried in Pokémon GO's Code
Level caps, Legendaries, and more
It's obvious at this point that Pokémon GO is very much a work in progress. Aside from addressing the server issues the game still suffers from weeks after release, it's been said in the past that the game will eventually see trading, expanded gyms and Pokéstops, and new Pokémon. Granted, all of this has yet to...
Guide How To Use Niantic's Ingress App To Discover Rare Pokémon In Pokémon GO
Pokémon GO is proving to be quite popular in the world of smartphone gaming, and with good reason - it successfully combines location-based gaming with the thrill of hunting those iconic 'mon. However, the title hasn't become a global smash hit without having a solid foundation, and Pokémon GO owes a massive debt to fellow...
News Pokémon GO To Arrive In Japan Tomorrow Along With McDonald's Gym Sponsorship
3000 outlets included, global launch mooted
TechCrunch is reporting that Pokémon GO will be coming to Japan tomorrow alongside a special sponsorship deal which will see 3000 McDonald's outlets transformed into gyms within the game. This report flies in the face of the official line from developer Niantic, which has previously stated that the app...
Video Watch Pokémon GO Mania Unfold In New York City
It's an apokélypse!
It might seem like a bit of overstatement to say that Pokémon GO has become a worldwide phenomenon, but with each passing day it feels like a modern day Beatlemania (can we coin the phrase Pokémania?). YouTuber Alexander Steinberg has attempted to document this ever-growing craze as many hundreds of Pokémon Trainers gathered...
News Nintendo Is Now More Valuable Than Sony Thanks To Pokémon GO
Never thought we'd say that in 2016
The recent surge of interest in mobile title Pokémon GO has caused Nintendo's share price to double, which means that the company is now worth more than rival Sony. On Tuesday Nintendo's shares jumped by 12 percent, contributing to a 120 percent rise since the app was launched. 2.5 trillion Yen (approximately...
News When Will We See Legendary Pokémon Mewtwo And His Pals In Pokémon GO?
Mew, Articuno, Zapdos, Moltres...and Ditto?!
Cast your mind back to the official trailer for Pokémon GO. It sold the concept well enough, showed off the forthcoming Pokémon GO Plus accessory, teased the (still unavailable) trading eleme
News GameStop Enjoys a Sales Spike as it Lures in Pokémon GO Players
People just Pokéstopping by
As you've no doubt seen around the web and on your travels, savvy small businesses such as restaurants and coffee shops that are near Pokéstops have been buying lures to, well, lure in players who then happen to buy something while they're catching pocket monsters. Of course, this is a tactic that big businesses can...
News Server Demand For Pokémon GO Means Japan Won't Get It Until Late July
Some speculate it could even be September
Pokémon GO has slowly but surely finding its way to more countries over the past week, but one region which is still waiting is Japan. Despite briefly getting the game alongside Australia and New Zealand, access was withdrawn when it became clear that the game's servers couldn't cope with the demands of...
News Pokémon GO Has Finally Arrived in Canada
Good news? Eh?
It's time for the Pokémon GO servers to crash again, and not because of a so-called 'DDoS' attack. Niantic has rolled the ridiculously popular app out to Canada at long last, meaning that North American neighbours need no longer argue over who's more awesome based on Pokémon availability. The official Pokémon GO Twitter account...
Feature What We Can Expect From The Future Of Pokémon GO
Keeping the going good
Niantic's Pokémon GO - in which Nintendo has a major stake - has been a lion's roar to the naysayers, for as you're probably well aware the app is breaking records all over the shop. Naturally, we can expect to see this huge spike of interest drop as the novelty may wear off for the more casual fans. However, if you're...
News Pokémon GO Arrives in 26 More European Countries
Fill your boots, Europe
The roll-out of Pokémon GO has been a gradual progress, but it's certainly picking up speed. European gamers have had the chance to get in on the act this week, but until now that was limited to a few countries. It's now been confirmed, however, that 26 more nations in Europe can now download the app legitimately from...
News Pokémon GO Player Retention Described as "Phenomenal" as Revenue Soars
It's doing alright, then
With each passing day since Pokémon GO launched we're getting a clearer picture of the scale of its success. By many metrics it's been almost unprecedented in its early levels of performance, and now some impressions on truly vital statistics bode well for the app's prospects as the initial hype simmers down. A key area is...
Guide How To Hatch Eggs In Pokémon GO Without Taking A Single Step
You spin me round (like a record)
Hatching eggs in Pokémon GO is definitely something you'll want to do on a regular basis. Not only does it give you additional 'mon for your collection, it's the only way to bag some of the rarer beasts. The big problem? You actually have to walk around for the eggs to incubate. The distances involved vary, but as...
Random Sony XDev Europe Pokes Fun At Pokémon GO For Being Late To The AR Party
"Invizimals have been in the real world way before you"
Pokémon GO has blazed a trail since its launch over a week ago, combining a globally recognised franchise with Augmented Reality gameplay to create a media phenomenon which shows no signs of slowing down. However, as is often the case, Pokémon GO isn't the first title to use AR in this way...
Guide Pokémon GO Monster Types And Where To Find Them
Trying to find your favourite? We're here to help
So you've been playing Pokémon GO for a few days and have built up a pretty impressive menagerie of 'mon, but there are still a few firm favourites you've not stumbled across yet. If you're wondering how to nab these elusive beasts, then we're here to help. Pokémon each have an elemental affinity,...
News Pokémon GO Now Available In Italy, Spain and Portugal
Pokémon GO's global rollout continues today with the news that it is now available in Italy, Spain and Portugal. The app launched in Australia, New Zealand and Japan over a week ago, but was withdrawn from the latter following server issues. North American gamers were then gra
Guide Advanced Pokémon GO Capture Tips And How To Get Better Pokéballs
All you need to know about bagging those pesky 'mon
If you've already read and digested our handy starter's guide to Pokémon GO then you'll no doubt be ready for some more advanced tips and tricks. We're now going to take an in-depth look into how to actually catch monsters, how to bag the rarer ones and what you have you have to do to get your...
News Pokémon GO is Now Available in the UK
Cor blimey guv'nor
Pokémon GO has become a global hit without a global release, thanks to workarounds, but Niantic is continuing to increase the roll-out in new countries; it seems to be shooting for regular arrivals this week. After landing in Germany recently, it's now confirmed to be available on iOS and Android in the UK. [tweet
News Brooklyn Assemblyman Considering Pokémon GO Legislation
"Who’s sending what, and what is the follow up?"
The benefits and drawbacks of Pokémon GO have been reported on by practically every site on the face of the planet, but Brooklyn-based Democrat Felix Ortiz - who has previously taken a dim view of hoverboards, salt,
News SurveyMonkey Intelligence Says Pokémon GO is Now The Biggest Mobile Game in US History
Passes 20 million daily active users
The statistics keep rolling in for Niantic's Pokémon GO, with analytics companies tracking its performance and drawing up comparisons to highlight how significant the initial launch has been to date. SurveyMonkey Intelligence is the latest to pitch in, with a report summarised by a startling line - it's...
Video Digital Foundry Breaks Down How Pokèmon GO Works
Building on Ingress
The concept of Pokèmon GO is well known by now, as you head out into the real world and your phone displays Pokèmon as if they're actually sitting on the ground in front of you. It's the most successful mainstream release utilising AR (augmented reality) yet, and it's got plenty of people hooked. Those whizzes at Digital...
Guide How to Beat Pokémon GO's Server Problems
We've got some kind of connection
Pokémon GO's massive success is truly a wonderful thing in all ways except one: the servers can't keep up with all you lovely people trying to play it all catch that Raticate at the same time. Since the app's servers are so temperamental we've put together this short video guide on how you can work around some of...
News Sponsored Locations Are Coming To Pokémon GO
Businesses to pay cash for customers attracted by the AR game
Pokémon GO's phenomenal success has already bolstered Nintendo's share price and is sure to generate a considerable sum of cash for developer Niantic, The Pokémon Company and - via its 32 percent ownership of the latter - Nintendo itself, but it would appear that there are other revenue...
News Pokémon GO Begins Gradual European Roll-Out With Arrival in Germany
Das ist gut
Although plenty of gamers in Europe and elsewhere have been enjoying Pokémon GO whether it's actually released in their country or not, Niantic hasn't forgotten that it still needs to roll-out the viral hit in a lot of major territories. There have been delays as the developers have battled against extreme demand on the game's servers...
Guide How to Be a Champion in Pokémon GO's Gym Battles
Gotta smash 'em all!
Pokémon GO doesn't have a battle system that's as intricate as its main series counterparts, but that doesn't mean that there's not more than meets the eye in these gym-centric Poké-scuffles. <related tags="Pokemon Go, Guides">Are you finding this guide useful? Let us know with a comment, and don't forget to check out...
News NSPCC Believes Pokémon GO is "Susceptible To Being Hijacked" By Those That Could Harm Young Players
UK tabloid The Daily Mail asks, is this "the world's most dangerous game?"
UK charity NSPCC (National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children) has issued a statement regarding Pokémon GO, claiming that the new smartphone app could place children in danger. The warning follows reports that criminals have been using the game's "lure"...
Random Australian Man Sacked For Moaning That Pokémon GO Isn't Available In Singapore
"Error in judgement to negatively label an entire country over Pokémon"
Pokémon GO isn't available all over the world yet - developer Niantic is working on that, so hold tight. If you really, really have to play it then there's always our sneaky workaround, but whatever you do, please remain patient and don't emulate the actions of Australian...
News Pokémon GO Plus Wearable Already Selling For Over $100, Despite Not Being Released Yet
Pre-orders fetching three times original value, or more
The Pokémon GO Plus wearable isn't actually out yet - it was supposed to launch this month but at the time of writing is listed as "unavailable" on the sites of several different online retailers, including the UK Nintendo Store. However, people were able to place pre-orders a while back and...
News Niantic CEO Explains How Mapping Works in Pokémon GO
GO could someday be on AR goggles as well
It's safe to say at this point that Pokémon GO has become quite the cultural phenomenon. While it'll be interesting to see whether it holds the public's long term attention, the absolutely staggering numbers this new app has generated is nothing to be ignored. While the initial release is still a buggy and...
News You Might Not Want To Use Your Google Account With Pokémon GO
Doing so seems to grant full access on iOS [Updated]
Update: Niantic have issued a statement to engadget.com saying: We recently discovered that the Pokémon Go account creation process on iOS erroneously requests full access permission for the user's Google account. However, Pokémon Go only accesses basic Google profile information...
Video This Secret Pikachu in Pokémon GO Completely Passed Us By
Pokémon GO is still about as fresh as it can be, and yet people are already starting to uncover its inner secrets. A hidden Pikachu that's available right from the very start can be chosen instead of the usual starters if you're not afraid of a little walking. Check out the video below where we show you exactly how to get your...
News Drone-Powered Pokémon GO Is Pocket Monster Hunting Minus The Health Benefits
Sorry to keep "droning" on about this app
The world has been taken over with Pokémon GO fever and new players are busy exploring their localities and having lots of fun adventures outdoors. Of course there was always going to be someone who tried to avoid getting any exercise benefit whatever from playing the app as intended. Tumblr user Perchbird...
News Pokémon GO Global Rollout To Resume In The Next Few Days, Trading Element Coming Later
That includes Europe, Japan and other Asian nations
Pokémon GO has been a runaway success for Nintendo, The Pokémon Company and developer Niantic - so much of a success in fact that the global rollout for the app was paused last week so that more resources could be put towards making it stable and improving server performance