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Latest Pokémon GO Update will Guarantee an Evolution Stone

22 Mar

Pokémon GO developer Niantic has released an update today that will guarantee players a chance to acquire evolution stones, fans have been requesting this for a long time and this move is sure to please the community. This update is a small one and its key element is that it will award a random evolution […]

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Pokemon GO Water Festival increases encounter rate for Magikarp, Squirtle, Totodile

22 Mar

The latest Pokemon GO in-game event, the Water Festival, has kicked off.


During the event, Pokemon GO players are more likely to encounter Water-type Pokemon like Magikarp, Squirtle, Totodile and their evolutions.

Trainers will also have a greater chance of encountering Water-type Pokrmon originally discovered in the Johto region, which recently began appearing in the game. This occurs when exploring areas where Water-types more commonly appear.

To coincide with the festivities, beginning today Trainers will also have access to a new avatar wardrobe item, the Magikarp Hat.

The Pokemon GO Water Festival will end next week on March 29 at 1pm PT/4pm Et/9pm UK.

Yesterday, the game was also updated to version 0.59.1 for Android and 1.29.1 for iOS. The notes state the seven-day First PokeStop of the Day streak will now award a random Evolution item.

There were also minor text fixes applied.

Player trading in Pokemon Go won’t happen online

3 Mar

Pokemon Go won’t allow you to trade Pokemon online because it’s not that kind of game.


When Pokemon Go finally allows players to trade Pokemon with one another, it won’t happen online. Instead, much like the main game, the two players will need to be physically close.

The game’s senior product manager Tatsuo Nomura told Polygon at GDC 2017 that the process will have to take place in the real-world.

“We don’t want to just have that be an online game that you can just exchange virtually,” he told the site. “You shouldn’t be able to exchange your Pokemon with someone who is 100 miles away from you … The person needs to be in your proximity.”

Nomura was asked if he’s aware this doesn’t solve the problem of lacking Pokedex for players who live in underpopulated areas. Some hoped, through trading, they’d be able to collect the remaining Pokemon which don’t spawn in their areas.

“I wasn’t really thinking of trading as a way to solve the local area spawn issue,” admitted Nomura. “That was more, we have a couple Pokemon that only spawn in a couple regions, and that was the hope, that some Pokemon you have to know someone or find someone who lives in certain regions and meet and exchange.”

Pokemon Go trading is coming later this year.

Pokemon Go has three more “major” updates planned for this year

1 Mar

The enduring Pokemon Go will see three new major updates this year, making for four in total after the recent Johto update.


During the Mobile World Conference, Niantic CEO John Hanke dropped some information about future Pokemon Go updates, which Reddit page The Silph Road picked up on and reported.

While referring to the recent release of generation 2 Pokemon in Pokemon Go as the game’s “first major update”, Hanke stated that there were three other major updates planned for the game this year. His wording, as the Reddit thread points out, implies that updates before this latest one were “minor” updates, and the three he’s alluding to are likely to include major additions or changes to the game.

Speculation seems to indicate that PVP may be one of the features added. With Pokemon Go spiking in popularity again, this seems like a distinct possibility.

If you want to build up your collection just in case this happens, be sure to check out our exhaustive Pokemon Go guide.

Whether or not we’ll see more Pokemon added this year remains to be seen.

Pokemon Go: how to evolve Sunkern into SunFlora, Gloom into Bellossom using the Sun Stone

28 Feb

Put those new Special Items to great use and evolve more of you Pokedex favourites.


It’s quite easy to evolve Sunkern into SunFlora and Gloom into Bellossom in Pokemon Go, once you know how. In fact, it’s a similar method to evolving Poliwhirl into Politoed or Onix into Steelix. Key to this evolution, however, is the Sun Stone.

How to get the Sun Stone in Pokemon Go

Right then. You’re going to need a Sun Stone before you can evolve anything. You get them from PokeStops. You have a better chance of being rewarded with a Sun Stone every seventh day, or at least, being gifted one of five Special Items at this time, one of which could be a Sun Stone.

How to evolve Sunkern into SunFlora

Get yourself a Sun Stone and add 50 Sunkern Candy. Mix them all up in a blender – or use the evolution menu in the game as normal – and out pops your SunFlora. Et voila!

How to evolve Gloom into Bellossom in Pokemon Go

Can you see the pattern here? Basically you’ll need a Sun Stone and 100 Oddish Candy to evolve your Gloom into a Bellossom. It’s that simple.

Want some more crucial Pokemon Go tips and advice? You’re in luck, we’ve got it all here.

So there you go: two more rad little pokemon to add to your pokedex.

Pokemon Go: how to evolve Scyther into Scizor, Onix into Steelix using Metal Coat

28 Feb

Use the same method to get these Gen 2 pokemon in Pokemon Go.

To get Steelix and Scizor in Pokemon Go you just need to follow this simple process. It’s pretty much the same for both Pokemon so just wat ch the video above for a visual guide, while we break it down for you below

First up, you’re going to need Metal Coat. Let’s start with that…

How to get Metal Coat in Pokemon Go

You can find Metal Coat in Pokemon Go at any PokeStop, as you would find eggs. Urban areas are your best bet for Metal Coat. Also remember that every seventh day your PokeStop Daily Bonus streak coughs up one of five Special Items: either a King’s Rock, Metal Coat, Upgrade, Dragon Scale or Sunstone.


How to evolve Scyther into Scizor

Once you have your Metal Coat and 50 Candy you’ll be able to evolve Scyther into Scizor. Just evolve using the in-game menu as you would any other Pokemon.

Remember that once you’ve used the Metal Coat you won’t get it back, so make sure you’re certain of this evolution.


How to evolve Onix into Steelix

Evolving Onix into Steelix is just as easy as evolving Scyther into Scizor. Use one Metal Coat and 50 Candy and evolve using the normal method.

If you’re interest in more Pokemon Go help, we have a huge guide for you right here.

So there you have: Scizor and Steelix are now safe and snug in your pokedex.

A Look At Best Pokemon GO Gen 2 Evolutions, Eggs, Spawns and Rare Evolutions

23 Feb

Niantic recently released a new update that added gen 2 evolutions to the mix. Pokemon Go Gen 2 Evolutions are available for a handful of Pokemon including Crobat, Marill, and more. With the new of gen 2, many Pokemon got their first evolutions while others got an extra one or split evolution as many call […]

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Pokemon Go is back on top of the App Store thanks to the latest update

21 Feb

Thanks to last week’s Generation 2 update, Pokemon Go is once again the highest grossing game on iTunes in the United States.


While number one on the App Store, Pokemon Go came in third on Google Play behind Mobile Strike and Game of War – Fire Age, respectively.

Pokemon Go hasn’t been number one on the App Store since its New Years event on January 4.

If you head over to mobile tracking site App Annie, using the drop down menu, you’ll find the game is still faring well in other regions of the world.

Last week’s update did more than just add over 80 new Pokemon, the update also increased rewards when catching evolved Pokemon, a new night mode map, gender-specific variations of select Pokemon, two new berries and Evolution items. We cover all of this and more in our updated Pokemon Go guide.

If you click the links above, you will also find the general notes for the update.

Pokemon Go Gen 2 Pokemon Evolution Guide – How to Evolve, Evolution Items

21 Feb

Pokemon Go Gen 2 Pokemon Evolution Guide to help you learn everything you need to know about evolving along with evolution items.

Niantic Labs has finally release generation 2 Pokemon for Pokemon Go. Players have access to generation 2 Pokemon but they need special items that would allow generation 1 Pokemon to generation 2.

However, players are having a hard time understanding how this works and what items they need to evolve certain times to generation 1 Pokemon to generation 2.

For more help on Pokemon Go, read out our Pokemon Types Farming Guide, How to Throw PokeBalls Properly, and How to Track Nearby Pokemon.

Pokemon Go gen 2 Pokemon evolution guide will help you understand what items to use and how the system works.

Pokemon Go Gen 2 Pokemon Evolution Guide

Developers have added Metal Coat, Sun Stone, Dragon Scale, Up-Grade and King’s Rock evolution items to Pokemon Go. You can get all of the above-mentioned items at the Pokeshop.  You can also get Nanab and Pinap, the two new berries. Keep in mind that getting these items at Pokeshop early on may not happen. Evolution items are rare so you need to be patient.

  • Metal Coat – Scyther – Scizor
  • Sun Stone – Gloom – Bellossom
  • Sun Stone – Sunkern – Sunflora
  • Up-Grade – Porygon – Porygon 2
  • King’s Rock – Slowbrow – Slowking
  • Metal Coat – Onix – Steelix
  • Dragon Scale – Seadra – Kingdra
  • King’s Rock – Poliwhirl – Politoed

Berries are much easier to find compared to evolution items. You can visit different Pokestops collecting berries. That is not the only way to get your hands on berries, you can do also earn them via level up rewards. Hopefully, Niantic Labs will adjust the drop rate for evolution items as they are extremely rare.

Pokemon Go is now available on iOS and Android devices.

If you have any questions regarding Pokemon Go Gen 2 Pokemon Evolution Guide, take to the comments below.

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Pokemon Go Guide: How to Unlock Umbreon and Espeon

21 Feb

Pokemon Go guide will help you get your hands on Umbreon and Espeon. For those who don’t know, Pokemon Go players now have access to gen 2 Pokemon. There are two Pokemon available right now, Umbreon and Espeon.

For more help on Pokemon Go, read out our Potions Guide, Combat Tips and Strategy Guide, and Lucky Eggs and Incubator Guide.

Pokemon Go guide will discuss how you can get your hands on Umbreon and Espeon. Keep mind that both will Evolve from Eevee so you need to find this Pokemon first.

Pokemon Go Guide

Eevee will evolve into Umbreon but first you need to name Eevee Tamao.  Meanwhile, those trying to make Eevee evolve into Espeon, name it Sakura. Keep in mind that this process will work only one time so make sure that Eevee you have is worth evolving.

Evolving the first Eevee you come across may not be the first idea as using Umbreon and Espeon in battle won’t be as effective. Being careful about which Eevee and when to evolve is very important as it will increase their efficiency in battle.

There are other ways to get these gen 2 Pokemon but this is the most convenient and quick process. Niantic Labs will keep adding more Pokemon to the mix so we will have more for you in the future.

Pokemon Go is now available on iOS and Android.

If you have any questions regarding Pokemon Go guide, take to the comments below!

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Pokemon Go: these new Evolution items are obtained at PokeStops – but the drop rate’s all over the place

18 Feb

The large Pokemon GO update this week not only brought with it 80 new monsters and customization options, but new Evolution Items as well. Apparently, they are also rather rare.


According to Nintendo Life, the new Evolution Items in Pokemon Go can be obtained at PokeStops, and currently there are five stone types:

  • Dragon Scale: Evolves Seadra into Kingdra
  • King’s Rock: Evolves Poliwhirl into Politoed / Slowpoke into Slowking
  • Metal Coat: Onix into Steelix / Scyther into Scizor
  • Sun Stone: Gloom into Bellossom / Sunkern into Sunflora
  • Upgrade: Porygon into Porygon2

These Evolution items are used to evolve the aforementioned Gen 1 Pokemon into Gen 2 creatures. However, the drop rate for the Evolution times seems to vary, hugely.

Over on reddit, some users report going to multiple PokeStops without obtaining a single Evolution item. One user said they spun over 250 times and went home empty handed, while another obtained one on their first PokeStop spin.

Along with Evolution items, there are two new berries at PokeStops which help players entice Pokemon: Nanab and Pinap.

The former slows the Pokemon down to make it easier to catch, while the latter doubles the candy handed over upon being caught. The drop rate on these berries is said to be much higher than the Evolution items.

In other words, keep trying and use those berries. It’s unknown if this intended programming on Niantic’s part, or if there is a balancing issue.

But at this point, it’s basically like rolling for loot in D&D: some have better luck than others.

Pokémon GO: Evolution Item Guide – How to get and use Metal Coats, Dragon Scales, Sun Stones, King’s Rock and Up-Grades

17 Feb
The latest update to Pokémon GO is live, and with it comes 80 new Pokemon from the Gold and Silver generations of the game. With that comes five special evolution items that you need for certain evolutions – the Metal Coat, Dragon Scale, Sun Stone, King’s Rock and Up-Grade. Each is needed for a specific […]

Pokemon Go Gen 2: How To Evolve Eevee Into Umbreon & Espeon

17 Feb
With Pokemon Go Gen 2 finally launching, here’s a 100% reliable way to evolve Eevee into the Pokemon you want! Time to find out in Pokemon Go Gen 2 how to evolve Eevee into Umbreon & Espeon. How to evolve into Umbreon & Espeon? Full explanation below, quick video guide here: Index of Pokemon Go...

Pokemon Go’s big update is rolling out now, so you can get your hands on over 80 new Gen 2 ‘mon

17 Feb

Pokemon Go developer Niantic produces a heck of a lasso and ropes you right back in.


A Pokemon Go update is rolling out now on Android (0.57.2) and iOS (1.27.2), so check Google Play and the App Store to see if your region is ready to rock the new content, which includes more than 80 new Pokemon.

This is the big Pokemon Go update Niantic revealed earlier this week, and represents the first major expansion of catchable Pokemon since the app launched in July 2016.

The new Pokemon are Generation 2 beasties, first found in the Johto region. Some of them come in gender variations, so be sure to grab them all.

There are some other cool changes to Pokemon Go in this update, including increased rewards when catching evolved Pokemon and new night mode map and music.

Here are the full patch notes for the Pokemon Go Gen 2 update:

  • Over 80 additional Pokémon originally discovered in the Johto region can be caught.
  • Gender-specific variations of select Pokémon can be caught.
  • Added new encounter mechanics.
  • Added Poké Ball and Berry selection carousels to the encounter screen.
  • Added two new Berries.
  • Added new avatar outfit and accessory options.
  • Added new night-mode map and encounter music.
  • Added bonus Candies for catching Evolved Pokémon.
  • Implemented Apple Watch connection stability improvement.
  • Various bug fixes.
  • Minor text fixes.

Pokémon GO: Umbreon and Espeon cheats, and Nanab and Pinap Berry Guide

17 Feb
Pokémon GO has just seen its largest update to date, and part of that includes the addition of 80 new Pokémon. Two of these Pokémon are the Umbreon and Espeon, which are two new Eevee evolutions from the Gold and Silver generation of the game. Also added to the game are the Pinap and Nanab […]

Pokemon GO to add Johto region Pokemon later this week

15 Feb

Pokemon GO will add an additional 80 Pokemon, including those first discovered in the Johto region, later this week, Niantic announced. Like most of the other Pokemon currently available in the game, these new Pokemon can be encountered “in the wild.” Watch the Pokemon GO Update Trailer: In addition to new Pokemon, the latest update…

Big Pokemon Go update coming this week, brings 80+ Pokemon from Gold & Silver, more

15 Feb

Pokemon Go is getting a huge update that will add gameplay improvements and over 80 new Pokemon.

Pokemon Go developer Niantic has announced that it’ll be releasing a big update for the game this week that’ll bring updated encounter gameplay, new evolution options, new Berries, and more. More importantly, over 80 new Pokemon will also be added from Pokemon Gold & Silver.

Chikorita, Cyndaquil, and Totodile are among the new Pokemon. These will be found in the wild, not exclusively from eggs.

The new evolution options allow Trainers to evolve their Pokemon into any of the Pokemon found in Gold & Silver’s Johto region. As for the new Berries, there are two of them. The Nanab Berry slows Pokemon movements, and the Pinap Berry doubles the amount of Candy received if the following catch attempt succeeds.

Trainer avatar items are also getting expanded, and you’ll be able to choose from a selection of new hats, shirts, pants, and other cosmetic items. Some will be available for purchase from the in-game store.

Niantic hasn’t announced a solid date for the update just yet beyond “later this week,” but it did release a trailer to get you excited in the meantime.

Pokemon GO New Features Co-operative gameplay and more

13 Feb

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Pokemon GO New Features Co-operative gameplay rewards and more There is no denying that Pokemon GO is no longer as popular as it once was; However, that does not mean that Niantic is going to abandon its very profitable project. As proof of this we have recent statements from John Hanke, general manager of the […]

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Pokémon Go Valentine’s Day event showers players with Candy and a ton of pink pokémon

8 Feb

Valentine’s Day and Candy go hand-in-hand, and Niantic are making sure you get your fair share in the Pokémon Go Valentine’s Day event.

pokemon go valentines day event

Pokémon GO is still on one hell of a roll, becoming the fastest app to reach $1B in global revenue.

Niantic has been doing a good job of retaining players’ interest with reward events themed around various holidays.

Seeing as we’re hurtling towards mid-February, next up is Valentine’s Day, and this month’s event is a doozy.

Over the course of the event players will earn double the amount of Candy for catching, hatching, and transferring pokémon. Not only that, but Buddy pokémon will also find Candy twice as fast.

To help get those catch numbers up, Lure Modules will last for a whopping six hours during the event.

Don’t be surprised to see more pink pokémon floating around than usual as the encounter rate is up for all of them until the event wraps up. Plus Cleffa, Igglybuff, and Smoochum will be more likely to hatch from Eggs.

The Pokémon Go Valentine’s Day event kicks off today at 11AM PST/ 2PM EST/ 7PM GMT and closes on February 15 at 11AM PST/ 2PM EST/ 7PM GMT.

Pokemon Go Valentine’s Day Event Is Expected To Add A Breeding Feature To The Game

6 Feb

It seems like a Pokemon Go Valentine’s Day event might be planned soon for the highly popular smartphone AR game if some recent reports are to be believed. After the game’s latest update, enthusiasts discovered a new bit of source code that indicated that the game will soon be adding a Pokemon gender and breeding […]

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