As popular as Pokemon Go has become, it’s always been equally obtuse. Without spending a significant amount of time doing research on the internet, you probably wouldn’t know how to catch a Pikachu as your starter, how to determine the power levels of your creatures or how to decipher the new appraisal feature.
Another question that most trainers have: how do I know when a Pokemon is going to spawn? You’re obviously less likely to find a Blastoise than you are a Pidgey, but what are the actual spawn rates for each individual Pokemon?
We finally have the answers, thanks to some dedicated fans.
Bloggers have had a field day over the past week writing about how Pokemon Go is dead because it’s beginning to sink on Apple’s top free iPhone downloads chart in the App Store. Of course, those bloggers don’t really understand how the app market works, do they? Top-grossing games are never top-ranked downloads, as we explained in a recent article. What Pokemon Go had initially achieved was completely unprecedented, and no one who knows anything at all about the app industry would expect the game to remain at the top of the free downloads chart and the top-grossing apps chart.
Pokemon Go is still taking the world by storm and people love trekking out to hunt down Pokemon all around their areas. Of course, the game is hardly perfect and players still have a bunch of complaints. The good news is that we found a nifty little free app that solves what is easily one of Pokemon Go players’ biggest problems with the app. The bad news is that it only works on Android devices. More →
Many of the updates Niantic has released for Pokemon Go over the past month have been to address bugs and server issues, but this week, the developer surprised players with a brand new feature that hadn’t been previously announced.
The new feature, “Appraise,” allows players to ask their respective team leaders about the power level of any Pokemon in their possession.
So, I was going to do one of those “Pokemon Go RIP” pieces everyone is cranking out this week. But I spent three minutes thinking about it and decided not to. The problem with this corpse is that it is astonishingly vibrant, and there are three reasons why diagnosing the true state of Pokemon Go at this point is basically impossible. More →
Since the day Pokemon Go launched, gamers have been poking through the game’s code to find any hidden secrets the developers might have hidden within. For the first several days, there wasn’t much to talk about, but in the ensuing weeks, dozens of exciting tidbits have come to light.
At the end of the day, every Pokemon Trainer has only one goal in mind: catching them all. That’s the key tenet of any Pokemon adventure, but with Pokemon Go, it’s more difficult than ever to actually accomplish that goal.
Not only are some of the rarest Pokemon currently impossible to catch, but others can only be found in specific regions, so the only way to add them to your collection is to hatch them from an egg. For the most part, this simply requires a great deal of walking, but over the weekend, CNET published some worthwhile tips to help you hatch eggs more efficiently in Pokemon Go.
Pokemon Go developer Niantic has taken a strong position against cheaters. This past Friday the company came out once again to warn players that cheating could get them banned from the game permanently. That’s right… despite all the game’s problems such as crippling reliability issues and the lack of a decent Pokemon Go tracking feature, Niantic is focusing valuable time and resources on identifying and banning people who cheat. At a smartphone game. About finding and catching virtual animals.
Ridiculous though it may seem, Niantic is indeed focusing a tremendous amount of effort on taking measure to stop cheaters, but it looks like some of those measures are about as reliable as the company’s servers. This past weekend, one of the best Pokemon Go players in the world had his account temporarily suspended for being too good, and it happened right in the middle of a Pokemon Go event. More →
It has now been nearly two months since the Pokemon Go craze first swept the world. While the app’s rankings in the iOS App Store have slipped a bit over the past couple of weeks — it now sits at No. 10 on the free app charts — Pokemon Go remains the No. 1 top-grossing iOS app. You also still can’t walk more than 20 feet in cities large and small around the world without seeing at least a few people scampering around and trying to catch a Pokemon.
While most users generally play the game clean, an increasing number of Pokemon addicts take advantage of all the different Pokemon Go cheats and hacks out there. Don’t worry, we won’t judge you because after all, it’s just a smartphone game. Well, if you don’t mind bending the rules you’re in for a serious treat on Monday morning, because the ultimate Pokemon Go cheat that used to require players to jailbreak their iPhones is now available with no jailbreak required. More →
It took just nine days for Nintendo to kill the fan-made Pokemon Uranium game that took its developers more than nine years to create. The game became an instant hit – not surprising, considering it has the magic “Pokemon” word in its title – running up no less than 1.5 million downloads during that brief period of time. More →
Pokemon Go came from out of nowhere to become one of the most successful mobile games of all times. Within days of its release, tens of millions of people around the world were hooked and so far the hot new game is showing no signs of slowing down. Pokemon Go remains the top grossing app in Apple’s iOS App Store, and it’s also still in the top 5 in Apple’s free downloads category. But after all this time, people still seem to be having a lot of trouble with one particular aspect of the game: Pokemon Go gym battles.
In this post we’ll discuss what a gym battle is as well why people have been having so much trouble with gym battles, and we’ll also show you a video that details how you can win every single Pokemon gym battle with relative ease. More →
One of the best things about Pokemon Go is that is has people getting out of their houses and out into the world. Even if your house or apartment happens to be sitting next to a PokeStop, you’re only going to find so many Pokemon by sitting on the couch, so going outside and walking around is really your only option.
But wouldn’t it be nice if your shoes could do more than just transport you from point A to point B? What if they could tell you when a Pokemon appeared?