Pokemon GO adds Community Day monthly event starring a special Pokemon

Niantic has just announced a new event for Pokemon GO trainers in an attempt to keep players engaged – Community Day. During this monthly in-game event, players will be offered the chance to catch a special Pokemon, as well as obtain some nice bonuses.

The first Community Day event is scheduled for January 20, and it features Pikachu. You can find below the event hours in each region, as confirmed by Niantic:

The Asia-Pacific region: January 20, 2018, from 12:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M. JST (GMT +9);Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and India: January 20, 2018, …

Pokemon GO holiday update brings back Santa Pikachu and a few frosty friends

It’s been a very busy month for Niantic, the studio behind Pokemon GO smash-hit. Several updates hit Android and iOS devices in December, which brought loads of new features and improvements meant to keep players engaged.

The latest update comes just in time for the holiday season and brings a host of Christmas-themed changes. For starters, the festive Pikachu is back for a limited time, and he’s bringing a few frosty friends in the form of Ice-type Pokemon.

Furthermore, Niantic announced that additional Water-type and Ice-type Pokemon that were initially …

Pokemon GO update adds improved AR features on iOS devices

Pokemon GO is already based on AR (augmented reality) technology, but developer Niantic thought it would be better to update their game with improved AR features. Starting with the latest version of the game, Pokemon encounters will more realistic thanks to AR+.

The new AR+ technology takes advantage of Apple’s ARKit framework. So, players using devices running iOS 11 like the iPhone 6s and newer models will be able to experience the new AR+ in Pokemon GO.

Apparently, thanks to AR+, Pokemon are now fixed to a point in space, which means players will be able …

Pokemon GO gets its first Generation 3 Legendary Pokemon, but only for a limited time

Pokemon GO fans rejoice, as developer Niantic has just confirmed the game will be visited by a Legendary Pokemon for the next several weeks. Groudon may be the game’s first Generation 3 Legendary Pokemon that players will have the chance to catch starting this week.

Groudon is a Ground-type Legendary Pokemon that was originally discovered in the Hoenn region. He should start showing up in Raid Battles around the world in the next couple of days. Players should look for Groudon at Gyms near them if they want to be among the first to catch the Legendary Pokemon.

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Important changes coming to Pokemon GO for Android and iOS after latest update

Pokemon GO is still a phenomenon, as millions of people all over the world continue to play and enjoy Niantic’s game. However, in order to keep players engaged for a longer time, the developer needs to add new content, gameplay features, as well as improvements as often as possible.

The newest update for Pokemon GO arrives on both the Android and iOS platforms and promises some important enhancements to the game. For example, no less than 50 additional Pokemon originally discovered in the Hoenn region can now be caught.

Also, the real-world weather conditions …

Sprint's new Pokémon GO deal will give you free PokéCoins to switch

Out of all the unusual seasonal promos, Sprint found the most unorthodox way to make you switch carriers. If you are a Pokémon GO trainer, Sprint will give you $100 worth of PokéCoins with each new line activation. Just ask the rep for the gift, and you will be sent a text message with the details how to redeem those. 

Sprint even did the math: “$100 equals 14,500 PokéCoins, which gets a Trainer everything they need to maximize their game play and fill up their Pokédex. The $100 in PokéCoins can be exchanged for up to 3,600 Poké Balls, 480 Max Revives, 145 Premium Raid …

Pokemon GO update adds Sapphire and Ruby characters & lifelike weather effects

Pokemon GO creator Niantic is updating the popular mobile game with a glut of new features. For its most significant bump in quite some time, Pokemon GO adds a number of characters from the Sapphire and Ruby era including Mudkip, Treecko and Torchic, as part of a rollout that will see the introduction of some 50 creatures from the Hoenn region. Additionally, dynamic weather support means that a Pokemon hunter’s own climate can influence the game itself.

The world of AR, shorthand for augmented reality, is a truly fascinating one. It’s been …

Pokemon GO players win the Global Catch Challenge, unlock Legendary Pokemon Ho-Oh for a limited time

You don’t often see Legendary Pokemon show up in Pokemon GO which is one of the reasons that they are, well, Legendary. And while Pokemon GO players are still a few weeks away from the expected Christmas/Chanukah update,  Pokemon trainers are getting the opportunity right now to catch a Legendary bird Pokemon, Ho-Oh. This is for a limited time only. Ho-Oh, who debuted in Pokemon Gold can only be captured during a Raid Battle that you must win. After that, it takes Premier Balls to capture it. And more often than not, it will take you a few tries before you capture it. You only have until December …

Report: Billions in auto accident damages have been caused by Pokemon GO users playing while driving

Pokemon GO is an AR powered game involving made up pocket monsters with make believe powers and capabilities. Even though Pokemon don’t really exist, playing Pokemon GO while driving can create plenty of real-life damages. According to a pair of researchers at Purdue University, nation-wide damage caused by drivers playing Pokemon GO while operating their vehicles amounted to a range of $2 billion to $7.3 billion in the first 148 days after the game was launched. That figures includes two fatalities that occurred while drivers were playing the game.

We should point out that the the actual …

Pokemon GO now fully compatible with iPhone X, but drops support for iOS 8 devices

Many developers must update their apps and games to support Apple’s new iPhone X due to the unusual display of the smartphone. Niantic announced recently it has issued such an update for the ever popular Pokemon GO game.

In fact, Niantic released two updates for each of the game’s platform version: Android and iOS. The iOS update brings support for the iPhone X screen resolution and some optimizations for this specific device. However, along with the addition of iPhone X compatibility, the developers removed support for devices running iOS 8.

Other changes …