Niantic announces important Raid Battles changes for Pokemon GO

Niantic, the team behind Pokemon GO smash hit has just announced a major update will hit the mobile game in the coming days, which contains important Raid Battles changes. Most of the changes have been carefully thought after developers reviewed players feedback.

Furthermore, Niantic confirmed that Pokemon GO players won’t need to manually download the update and that these changes should not impact the gameplay in any way. You can find below all the changes that affect EX Raid Battles after the update:

EX Raid Battles will take place most commonly at Gyms …

Pokemon GO debuts Global Catch Challenge where players must catch 3 billion Pokemon

The folks over at Niantic have just announced two new events that will take on the world in the next week or so. The first one is called Pokemon GO Travel, a video series where you can see the world through the eyes of a Pokemon Trainer.

Then, there’s the first-ever Global Catch Challenge where players must catch 3 billion Pokemon in just 7 days. The challenge will end on November 26 and the results will be made public along with the rewards that every Pokemon Trainer will receive in case the attempt will be successful.

Also, Niantic announced that the Global …

Pokemon GO developer Niantic to launch new Harry Potter AR game in 2018

Niantic Labs, the maker of the Pokemon GO smash hit, is expected to launch another AR (augmented reality) game for mobiles next year. The new game will benefit from another tremendously popular franchise: Harry Potter.

According to a new report from TechCrunch, a new mobile game called Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, which is co-developed by Warner Bros. Interactive’s sub-brand Portkey Games, will be launched in 2018.

Not much is known about the upcoming AR game, just that Niantic will heavily draw inspiration from Ingress, its less popular take on …

Pokemon GO users get their treats for Halloween starting tomorrow

Starting tomorrow, October 20th at 3pm EDT, Pokemon GO players will start to notice the latest Halloween treats from game developer Niantic. First, you can change your avatar for the event by having it wear Mimikyu’s Disguise Hat. Catching, hatching and transferring Pokemon will earn you double candies, and your buddy Pokemon will find candy twice as fast during the Halloween event, which ends on November 2nd at 4pm EDT.

Pokemon like Gastly, Drowzee, Cubone will be found in greater numbers just like last year, and this time they are bringing some third generation pocket monsters …

Pokemon Go leak reveals generation 3 pocket monsters that could be added during Halloween event

At the beginning of this month, we told you that Pokemon Go developer Niantic would once again be celebrating Halloween with a special event. Last year’s Halloween celebration drove enough traffic back to the game to make it once again the number one grossing app for iOS. Last year, players were awarded twice the number of candies that they would normally receive for catching a Pokemon, hatching eggs, and transferring Pokemon to the Professor. In addition, certain pocket monsters like Zubat, Golbat, Gastly, Haunter, Gengar, Drowzee and Hypno could be found more often in the game.

When members …

Pokemon Playhouse is free, available now, and designed for the kiddies

In the Summer of 2016, it was quite normal to see a group of teens and adults congregating in a certain area, face down as they stared at their smartphone screens. You could find such people standing out in the heat of the day, and in the cool of the night. These were Pokemon GO players. And while people still play the Augmented Reality game, the number of active daily users has declined sharply over the last year.

Now, a brand new mobile Pokemon game is available, and this one is made for the kiddies. Pokemon Playhouse is available for free from the Apple App Store and the Google …

Niantic celebrates the Equinox with major Pokemon GO in-game event

The US company behind Pokemon GO smash hit has just announced it will kick off a new in-game event in celebration of the Equinox. The new event is supposed to run from 1:00 PM PDT on September 22 to 1:00 PM PDT on October 2 and will allow players to earn double Stardust for catching Pokemon and hatching Eggs.

With cool autumn nights quickly approaching in the Northern Hemisphere and sunny spring days arriving in the Southern Hemisphere, we thought it would be the perfect time to celebrate the coming equinox with an in-game event. New seasons mean new adventures!