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Sep 25

Mythical Pokémon Meltan

The Pokémon Company International, Niantic, Inc., and Nintendo announced today that a new Mythical Pokémon has been discovered in the world of Pokémon GO: Meltan! Meltan had been appearing in Pokémon GO starting on September 22nd, 2018 during the Chikorita Community Day and then all through the weekend before the official announcement today. High resolution screenshots and artwork from the press release has been added to an Imageboard thread.

MYSTERIOUS NEW POKÉMON APPEARS IN POKÉMON GO

Reported Sightings of Ditto as New Mythical Pokémon, Meltan

Meltan

Meltan is a Steel-type Pokémon with a body made mostly of liquid metal, which makes its shape very fluid. This Pokémon can use its liquid arms and legs to corrode metal and absorb it into its body. Meltan can generate electricity using the metal it absorbs from outside sources. It uses this electricity as an energy source and for an attack it fires from its eye.

Name: Meltan
Category: Hex Nut Pokémon
Height: 0'08"
Weight: 17.6 lbs.
Type: Steel

In Pokémon GO, sightings of Ditto that have transformed into Meltan have been reported. Professor Oak and Professor Willow have started research on Meltan. Professor Oak, one of the leading authorities in the field of Pokémon research, is based in the Kanto region’s Pallet Town. In Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee!, he gives a Pokédex to both you and your rival—entrusting you with his dream of completing it. Meanwhile, with the help of Pokémon GO players around the world, Professor Willow conducts his research in the field to fully understand the habitats and distribution of Pokémon. He was once an assistant to Professor Oak, and he talks to Oak, his mentor, whenever he runs into a hitch in his research.

It has been determined that Pokémon GO is somehow key to meeting Meltan in Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! Updates will be provided as more is discovered about this mysterious Mythical Pokémon.

Meltan

Pokémon GO, a mobile game that encourages fans to discover and catch Pokémon in the real world, is available for download both for iPhone in the App Store and for Android devices on Google Play.

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YouTube Trailer - New Pokémon Discovered: Introducing Meltan!


Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nvLDA70ZvbU

YouTube Trailer - W Professors Profile01 - New Pokémon Discovered


Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MT1J_cEELR8

Article edited on 2018-09-25 10:06:26 by Sunain
Sep 19

Pokémon GO - Deoxys Approaches in EX Raids!

Posted by Sunain | September 19th 2018 at 09:16 PM EDT
Tags: Press Release, Pokémon GO
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The official Pokémon website confirmed the in-game push notification that Deoxys Normal Forme will be available in upcoming EX Raids in Pokémon GO.

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Deoxys Approaches in EX Raids!

Share an EX Raid Pass with a friend and try to catch Deoxys for the first time!

With Mewtwo appearing in Raid Battles for a limited time, it's time for a new challenger in EX Raids. Deoxys, a powerful Mythical Pokémon originally discovered in the Hoenn region, will be the next opponent in EX Raid Battles. This challenge begins with the next cycle of EX Raid invitations.

EX Raids will be more fun than ever thanks to some exciting improvements. When you receive an EX Raid Pass, it'll be easier to participate in EX Raids because you can now invite one of your Ultra Friends or Best Friends to go with you! By working together with your friends, it'll be easier to defeat Deoxys.

You need to win a Raid Battle at a qualifying Gym to become eligible to receive an EX Raid Pass, so working with your friends will also make it easier to get a pass. And now you can see which Gyms may host an EX Raid through a handy tag when you look at the Gym's details. Don't forget to battle at these Gyms if you'd like the chance to take on Deoxys!

Source: https://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-news/deoxys-approaches-in-ex-raids/

Article edited on 2018-09-19 09:16:24 by Sunain
Sep 12

Pokémon GO - PokéStop Nomination Beta Comes to Brazil and South Korea!

Posted by Sunain | September 12th 2018 at 09:53 AM EDT
Tags: Press Release, Pokémon GO, Niantic
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After announcing that new features would be coming to Pokémon GO in the fall of 2018, Niantic has announced that they will be beta testing PokéStop Nominations in Brazil and South Korea.

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PokéStop Nomination Beta Comes to Brazil and South Korea!

Trainers, Coming soon, we’ll be rolling out the first beta test of the new PokéStop nomination system! This will be the first time that Trainers will be able to submit locations in Pokémon GO. Submissions will be evaluated for future inclusion in the game.

This feature will initially be limited to level 40 Trainers (child accounts excluded) in Brazil and South Korea.

Trainers who meet these initial requirements will be able to nominate potential PokéStops by submitting photographs and descriptions of the locations. Submissions will be reviewed by experienced users in the Ingress Operation Portal Recon (OPR) project.

You can find rules and guidelines on how to submit a PokéStop in our Help Center. Stay tuned for more news as this program expands to other countries, and please accept our thanks for working to make Pokémon GO an even better experience!

Source: https://pokemongolive.com/post/poi-submission-beta

Article edited on 2018-09-12 09:53:37 by Sunain
Sep 11

Pokémon GO - New Ways for Trainers to Play Together Coming This Fall!

Posted by Sunain | September 11th 2018 at 09:31 PM EDT
Tags: Press Release, Pokémon GO, Niantic
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Niantic posted a Summer 2018 recap of the games they are working on and it seems as though it was a very successful summer of 2018 for Pokémon GO. From May 2018, the game saw an increase in active usage of 35%! Niantic also announced that in the fall, there will be new ways for Trainers to play Pokémon GO together.

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The Rise of AR, Summer Adventures and Updates for the Fall

It’s been an incredible summer for the team here at Niantic with a flurry of activity all around the globe. More than 400,000 Trainers joined our three global Pokémon GO events in Dortmund, Germany, Chicago, USA, and Yokosuka, Japan and millions more joined together to play with them in a series of global quests to unlock rewards for all players. There is nothing quite like strolling through a beautiful park catching Pokémon with thousands of other players on a gorgeous summer day.

Even more inspiring for us at Niantic was the site of people from all walks of life, all ages, families and friends coming together to enjoy these mega adventures together. And as many of you Trainers know, the fun of playing together wasn’t restricted to these mega events. Pokémon GO Community Days have become regular monthly celebrations organized locally by Trainers around the world.

Over the summer, tens of millions of Trainers around the world played Pokémon GO together every month, with a 35% increase in active usage since May. Since we introduced the new Social features at the end of June, more than 113 million Friend connections have been made and 2.2 billion Gifts have been sent to friends, showcasing how Trainers truly enjoy interacting with one another and playing together.

While the headlines are filled with examples of technology being used to divide us, our experiences this summer deepen our conviction that technology can be harnessed to enhance our lives in a positive way and bring us all closer together and strengthen our connection with the communities where we live and play.

To take that idea even further, we’ve been working with the Knight Foundation on a host of programs to tie AR games to civic engagement. We recently announced a new Fellowship program that will provide select community leaders the tools to integrate Pokémon GO into Open Street events in cities across the U.S. If you’re near Charlotte, North Carolina on September 30 or Macon, Georgia on October 7 make sure to check out these unique events that will take Trainers on a tour across these historic cities.

Meanwhile, back at Niantic HQ, we are eagerly planning even better events for next year!

Getting ready for an exciting Fall

Even as summer fades in the Northern Hemisphere, we are working on some surprises for Pokémon GO this Fall to give Trainers even more ways to play together.

Source: https://nianticlabs.com/blog/summer2018recap/

Article edited on 2018-09-11 09:32:13 by Sunain
Sep 11

Pokémon Festa 2018 - Jamsil, Seoul, South Korea

Posted by Sunain | September 11th 2018 at 05:40 PM EDT
Tags: Merchandise, Event Pokémon, Pokémon Store, Pokémon GO, Niantic, Pokémon Festa
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Pokémon Festa 2018 is being held at the Lotte Department Store in Jamsil, Seoul, South Korea from September 14th, 2018 until September 26th, 2018. A Pokémon Pop-Up Store, a Pokémon TCG School, a Pokémon Stamp Rally and a Pikachu Parade are some of the festivities that will take place during the festival.

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Schedule:

∙ Pokémon Pop-Up Store in Jamsil: Friday, September 14th, 2018 to September 28th, 2018, Lotte Department Store, Jamsil Store, World Street (B1F)
∙ Pokémon TCG School: September 15th, 2018 to September 16th, 2018, Lotte Department Store, Jamsil Store Cultural Center (12F)
∙ Pokémon Stamp Rally: September 21th, 2018 to September 22nd, 2018, Lotte World Mall & Lotte Department Store Jamsil Store
∙ Pikachu Parade and Pikachu Meet and Greet: September 22nd, 2018 and September 25th, 2018, Avenue & Lotte Department Store Jamsil Store World Street

Source: https://story.kakao.com/ch/pokemonkorea/IFSwX5Ap0KA

Pokémon GO - Week in Korea 2018

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Niantic has announced that from September 21st, 2018 until September, 23rd, 2018, players in Seoul will be able to encounter Feebas and Trapinch while Tropius and Unown can be encountered near the Lotte Department Store in Jamsil and the Lotte World Mall. These Pokémon were previously unavailable to catch in Korea.

From September 21st, 2018 until September 26th, 2018, a Pokémon GO strap will be distributed at the Lotte World Mall Outdoor Square on a first-come-first-served basis!

Source: https://pokemongolive.com/ko/post/pokemonfesta2018

Korean National Champion - Suwoong Cheong's Metagross Event Pokémon Distribution

From September 15th, 2018 until September 26th, 2018, to promote the opening of the Pokémon Pop-Up Store, in the first floor basement of the Jamsil Lotte Department Store, the WCSK2018 Master Division Champion Suwoong Cheong's Metagross will be distributed to players of Pokémon Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon.

The Metagross is Level 50, has the Ability Clear Body and knows the moves: Iron Head, Ice Punch, Bullet Punch and Stomping Tantrum.

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Sources: https://pokemonkorea.co.kr/news/835 and https://www.facebook.com/PokemonCoKr/photos/a.990899457616089/1944953755543983/?type=3&permPage=1

Article edited on 2018-09-14 08:35:45 by Sunain
Sep 10

Pokémon GO - Special Ultra Bonus Event

Posted by Sunain | September 10th 2018 at 09:44 PM EDT
Tags: Press Release, Pokémon GO, Niantic
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A special Ultra Bonus Event will take place from September 13th, 2018 until October 23rd, 2018, spanning multiple different in-game events for Pokémon GO.

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Professor Willow’s Global Research Challenge Ends with a Power-Packed Ultra Bonus Event!

Trainers, Throughout the past few months, many of you have worked hard to meet the goals of Professor Willow’s Global Research Challenge. During the Dortmund Safari Zone event in June, Pokémon GO Fest in July, and the Yokosuka Safari Zone event in August, Trainers from all around the world completed a variety of research tasks for Professor Willow with dedication and enthusiasm. And now it’s time to celebrate with a special Ultra Bonus Event!

First, starting September 13 at 1:00 P.M. (PDT), Trainers all over the world will be able to encounter three Legendary Pokémon originally discovered in the Kanto region! Articuno, Zapdos, and Moltres will appear in Raid Battles until September 20. And if you’re lucky, you may be able to encounter their Shiny forms! Also, Pokémon originally discovered in the Kanto region will appear more frequently all over the world and show up more frequently in Raid Battles until September 30!

And there’s more! On September 20 at 1:00 P.M. (PDT), Mewtwo will come to Raid Battles for the first time ever! Mewtwo has previously only been available to Trainers invited to EX Raids, but now all Trainers will be able to challenge the Legendary Psychic-type Pokémon until October 23 at 1:00 P.M. (PDT). So prepare yourself, and don’t miss your opportunity to encounter this powerful Pokémon before it disappears!

Finally, there is one more special surprise: Farfetch’d, Kangaskhan, Mr. Mime, and Tauros will be joining the Alolan Pokémon in 7 km Eggs through the end of September! These Pokémon have not migrated to many parts of the world, so don’t miss this unique opportunity to send Gifts to friends and finally achieve a complete Kanto Pokédex!

Thank you, Trainers, for working together to complete Professor Willow’s research. There is plenty more to explore, and many new Pokémon to discover. So let’s get out there and GO!

Source: https://pokemongolive.com/en/post/globalchallenge-ultrabonus/

Article edited on 2018-09-10 09:45:00 by Sunain
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