We’re still a few days away from celebrating Halloween in the real world, but the holiday event has already begun in Pokemon Go. As Niantic revealed on Monday, Pokemon Go will be extra spooky (and extra generous) from October 26th through November 1st, offering double candy rewards and increased Ghost Pokemon sightings. But now that the event is live, trainers are discovered a few secrets that weren’t announced by Niantic in the original post on Monday. More →
Niantic is on a roll. After failing to provide many significant post-launch updates following the launch of Pokemon Go, the team appears to have settled into a groove lately, adding new features, improving gym training and unveiling the first official in-game event (which starts tomorrow and runs through Halloween).
But there’s still one feature that has been suspiciously missing from Pokemon Go since launch: incentives to log in and play the game on a daily basis. Daily rewards are a staple of free-to-play games, but up to now, they haven’t made their way to one of the App Store’s most profitable games. Thankfully, that’s about to change.
If you’ve been desperate to add a Gengar to your collection in Pokemon Go, the week of Halloween might be the perfect time to do so.
On Monday morning, Niantic announced a special Halloween event for the popular mobile game that will allow trainers to collect bonus candy through a variety of actions and offer an increased spawn rate for “spooky” Pokemon.
Earlier this month, the developers behind the FastPokeMap map tracker for Pokemon Go announced that it would come back online by Friday the 14th or Saturday the 15th. That deadline came and went, but last night, after weeks of anticipation, the site’s Twitter account confirmed FastPokeMap was back.
This has been an exciting week for Nintendo fans. Not only did the company finally unveil the Nintendo Switch, it also released a demo for Pokemon Sun and Moon on 3DS. The demo is fairly short, offering just a glimpse of what the full game has in store for gamers, but hackers have made the most of the demo’s files.
With the launch of Pokemon Go earlier this year, a whole generation of smartphone users were either introduced or reintroduced to one of the most successful video game franchises of all time. Having generated over $600 million since its release, you might be wondering if and when Niantic and Game Freak will find a way to make Pokemon Go interact with Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon.
Don’t worry; they’re way ahead of you.
Aside from Battlefield 1 and Civilization VI, the Pokemon Sun and Moon demo might be the biggest release of the week. Some persistent gamers have already datamined the demo to uncover virtually every scrap of information that Nintendo had yet to unveil, but some of the most intriguing secrets won’t unlock for days.
If you own a Nintendo 3DS, chances are that you plan on downloading the Pokemon Sun and Moon demo at some point today. Before you jump in, you might want to know exactly what there is to do in the demo, so we’ve put together a guide detailing every Pokemon you can catch, battle you can participate in and item you can transfer to the full game when you get it in November.
Just hours after the special demo version of Pokemon Sun and Moon launched on the Nintendo 3DS eShop, hackers began digging through the demo’s files to see if they could find any new information that hadn’t been revealed yet.
Well, it turns out that Game Freak didn’t do a very good job of scrubbing the files, because virtually every unannounced Pokemon, including the final evolutions of the starters, has been leaked online as of Tuesday morning.
Despite having launched to a great deal of fanfare, Pokemon Go was anything but perfect when it rolled out on iOS and Android back in July. Of all the bugs and glitches, the issues with the nearby tracking system were the most pressing, which is why Niantic killed the feature altogether within a few weeks, promising that it would come back bigger and better than ever in the near future.
Nearly three months later, the feature is still in the works.
Shortly after Pokemon Go launched, dedicated fans began creating map trackers which could reliably show players where Pokemon were spawning out in the world. Niantic decided that these trackers broke the rules of the game, and so within a few weeks, the developer had shut down a majority of them.
Now, months later, one of the most popular trackers is coming back online.
One of the most substantial Pokemon Go updates since launch has arrived.
There are two major additions to the game in the latest update. First, there’s a new catch bonus that will make it easier to catch specific types of Pokemon. For example, if you catch a bunch of Fire-type Pokemon and earn the Kindler Medal, you’ll begin to have less difficulty catching that Charizard.
The other big change is to the gym training feature. Previously, you could only bring a single Pokemon into a friendly gym, but after the update, you can now bring a party of six Pokemon along with you for training.
Last week, developer Niantic announced two major additions that would soon be coming to Pokemon Go. The first was a catch bonus that would be granted to players whenever they earned medals for catching enough Pokemon of a certain type. The second was an enhancement to the gym training experience.
On Monday night, Niantic revealed that the app is in the process of being updated.