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Jul 20

Pokémon GO - Three-Strike Discipline Policy

Posted by Sunain | July 20th 2018 at 09:42 AM EDT
Tags: Pokémon GO, Niantic
Comments: 0
Niantic has published the Three-Strike Discipline Policy for players of Pokémon GO that have been found to be cheating. Full details are posted below.

Pokémon GO - Three-Strike Discipline Policy

At Niantic, we strive to create a friendly and fair gameplay experience for all players. As part of that commitment, we enforce a three-strike policy against cheating. This policy may provide offenders with a series of disciplinary actions that gradually increase in severity and provide multiple opportunities to change their behavior. If offenders reform their ways, they are welcomed back into the game. However, if offenders continue cheating, they will be permanently removed from the game in accordance with the Pokémon GO Terms of Service.

For the purposes of this policy, we define cheating as behaviors that violate the Pokémon GO Terms of Service and Trainer Guidelines, such as falsifying location (GPS location spoofing) and accessing Pokémon GO clients or backends in an unauthorized manner, including through the use of third-party software or add-ons.

A strike serves as a warning. Everyone can make mistakes. That’s why we have created this policy to enable offenders to learn from their mistakes and change their ways. If you have been issued a strike, don’t ignore it. Take action to ensure that you do not commit any further transgressions. If you believe that your account was compromised or hacked, please see this article for tips on securing your account.

Keep in mind that offenders are not always offered three strikes. Some misbehaviors may result in immediate account termination without prior warning.

Strike 1: Warning

Disciplinary actions: If this strike is issued, you will see a warning message within the Pokémon GO app informing you that we have detected cheating on your account.

In addition to this warning, your gameplay experience may be degraded in the following ways for the duration of the warning:

  • You may not be able to encounter rare Pokémon in the wild. These Pokémon may not appear on the map or on the Nearby Pokémon tracker.
  • You may be excluded from receiving new EX Raid Passes.

Duration: This strike will last for approximately 7 days. After this period, your gameplay experience will fully be restored.

Strike 2: Suspension

Disciplinary actions: If your account is issued a second strike, you will temporarily lose access to your Pokémon GO account. When attempting to log into the game, you’ll be presented with a message stating that your account is suspended. You will not be able to bypass this message.

Duration: This strike will last for approximately 30 days. After that period, your account access will be restored.

Strike 3: Termination

Disciplinary actions: If you receive the first and second strikes and continue to cheat, your account will be permanently banned.

Duration: Permanent

Appealing your punishment

If you believe your account has been terminated in error, you may appeal the termination. We will respond to your appeal after a complete investigation of your account. Please note that due to the high level of accuracy in our detection systems, very few terminations are ever overturned.

Source: https://support.pokemongo.nianticlabs.com/hc/en-us/articles/360001743487-Three-Strike-Discipline-Policy
Jul 16

Pokémon GO Fest - Chicago 2018 Statistics

Posted by Sunain | July 16th 2018 at 04:47 PM EDT
Tags: Press Release, Pokémon GO, Niantic
Comments: 0
Pokémon GO Fest - Chicago 2018 took place on July 14th and July 15th, 2018 in beautiful Lincoln Park. After a disastrous Pokémon GO Fest in Chicago in 2017, Niantic was able to recover from that failure to be able to put on a decent event for players in Chicago.


Pokémon GO Fest - Chicago 2018 Statistics

  • 21,000 Trainers attended Pokémon GO Fest in Chicago
  • Event attendees walked an average of more than 6 kilometers
  • 180,000 Trainers participating in the surrounding Chicago area
  • Tens of millions of Trainers all over the world participated in the Professor Willow’s Global Challenge

Thank You for an Incredible Pokémon GO Fest, Chicago!

Wow, what an amazing weekend! Thank you so much to the 21,000 Trainers who attended Pokémon GO Fest in Chicago, USA, the 180,000 Trainers participating in the surrounding Chicago area, and the tens of millions of Trainers all over the world who took part in Professor Willow’s Global Challenge! Event attendees walked an average of more than 6 kilometers, completing an average of 36 research tasks and catching an average of 350 Pokémon on July 14 and 15 in beautiful Lincoln Park.

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Trainers enjoyed a 1.8-mile curated walking path, featuring four dynamic habitats filled with more than 50 species of Pokémon. In addition to the Cheering Pokémon, Plusle and Minun, appearing throughout the event, Trainers encountered Pokémon such as Ludicolo, Torkoal, and Metagross while completing important research tasks on their way to discovering the Mythical Pokémon Celebi. Team tents were buzzing with activity, including photo opportunities and fun contests. Outside of the park, the City of Chicago lit up with exciting Raid Battles to keep the fun going.

Even a little rain or the heat of the afternoon sun couldn’t stop the thousands of Trainers from enthusiastically exploring, snapping AR photos among the cacti of the desert habitat or the periodic snow storms in the glacial habitat. Trainers congratulated each other on completing important research tasks and catching the Shiny forms of Pokémon. And cheers continually echoed throughout the park from team tents, where games and music helped attendees let loose. The mood was infectious all weekend. The feelings of courtesy, kindness, and togetherness never left Lincoln Park, even as Trainers filed out at the end of Sunday’s journey.

But that’s not all! Trainers around the world once again showed their dedication to completing the Global Challenge. No matter which team you’re on or where you live, you’ll be able to access all related bonuses for your success during Pokémon GO Fest. Until July 23, you’ll be able to enjoy double the usual Candy when catching Pokémon, double Candy when hatching Eggs, and a guaranteed Rare Candy during raids! Plus, all Eggs will hatch in half the distance, including 7 km Eggs that hatch Alolan form Pokémon!

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In addition to these amazing bonuses, the Legendary Pokémon Zapdos will be available in Raid Battles around the world during Zapdos Day on July 21. If you’re lucky, you may be able to encounter Shiny Zapdos! See below for event hours in your region:

The Asia-Pacific region: 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. JST (GMT +9)
Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and India: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. UTC (GMT +0)
The Americas and Greenland: 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. PDT (GMT −7)

When you spin a Photo Disc at a Gym, you’ll receive a Raid Pass up to five times starting when the event kicks off in the Asia-Pacific region. Make it a day to remember by supporting your fellow Trainers, and remember to abide by all local laws, and leave your community better than you found it!

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The enthusiasm today was amazing, and we can’t wait to see how you come together and complete the final leg of the Global Challenge on August 29 – September 2 during the Safari Zone event in Yokosuka, Japan. If all goes well and the tasks are completed, a special Ultra Bonus will be unlocked!

Get ready for more fun ahead, and we hope that you have an incredible time participating in Zapdos Day.

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

Article edited on 2018-07-16 04:51:29 by Sunain
Jul 12

Pokémon GO - Unlock Zapdos Day during Professor Willow’s Global Challenge!

Posted by Sunain | July 12th 2018 at 03:09 PM EDT
Tags: Press Release, Pokémon GO, Niantic
Comments: 0
Niantic has announced that round two of Professor Willow’s Global Challenge will take place from July 14th, 2018 until July 15th, 2018 and if all the goals are achieved, on Saturday, July 21st, 2018, Zapdos will be available in Raid Battles around the world for 3 hours.


Unlock Zapdos Day during Professor Willow’s Global Challenge!

Trainers, Are you ready for round two of Professor Willow’s Global Challenge? Starting July 14 through July 15, each area of the world will have to meet the challenge requirements during Pokémon GO Fest in Chicago, USA! If each area achieves its respective goals, Candy-related bonuses will unlock starting on July 16—including bonuses for catching Pokémon and participating in Raid Battles. Trainers can also unlock a bonus to reduce the distance needed to hatch Eggs!

If all goals are achieved, Trainers all over the globe will be able to receive up to five free Raid passes when they spin a Photo Disc at a Gym during Zapdos Day, featuring the Legendary Pokémon Zapdos. On Saturday, July 21, Zapdos will be exclusively available in Raid Battles around the world for a three-hour period. During that time, all Zapdos caught will know the Fast Attack Thundershock. You might even encounter a Shiny Zapdos!

As this summer’s exciting Global Challenge events continue, please remember to be respectful of other Trainers and of PokéStops, Gyms, and other locations while you’re out there adventuring!

See you out in the field, Trainers!

Source: https://pokemongolive.com/en/post/zapdosday2018jul/

Article edited on 2018-07-12 03:10:12 by Sunain
Jul 09

Pokémon GO Revenue Hits $1.8 Billion on Second Year Anniversary

Posted by Sunain | July 9th 2018 at 08:39 AM EDT
Tags: Pokémon GO
Comments: 0
According to a new report from the app analytics company Sensor Tower, Pokémon GO has hit $1.8 Billion in player spending worldwide and players continue to spend more than $2 million per day as of the second year anniversary of Pokémon GO. The company previously reported that Pokémon GO grossed $1 billion worldwide in February 2017.


"The United States and Japan lead all-time player spending in the game, accounting for 34 and 28 percent of its revenue across the App Store and Google Play, respectively. Germany, Great Britain, and Taiwan round out its top first countries at 5 percent, 4 percent, and 3 percent of revenue, respectively." (Randy Nelson - Head of Mobile Insights - Sensor Tower)

Source: https://sensortower.com/blog/pokemon-go-revenue-year-two

Article edited on 2018-07-09 08:42:19 by Sunain
Jul 05

Celebrate Pokémon GO’s Second Anniversary with Pikachu!

Posted by Sunain | July 5th 2018 at 03:51 PM EDT
Tags: Press Release, Pokémon GO, Niantic
Comments: 0
Niantic has announced that to celebrate the second anniversary of Pokémon GO, from July 6th, 2018 until July 31st, 2018, Pikachu and Pichu will appear more often. A special summer style Pikachu dressed in a straw hat and sunglasses will appear throughout the month.


Celebrate Pokémon GO’s Second Anniversary with Pikachu!

Trainers, Can you believe it’s already the second anniversary of Pokémon GO? Thank you so much for adventuring with us and catching Pokémon all over the world. You truly are what makes this journey so special!

None other than Pikachu has joined in to celebrate this momentous occasion, so keep an eye out for Pikachu and Pichu as they will appear more frequently tomorrow (July 6 PT) until July 31. Plus, this year, you can say hello throughout the month to a special “Summer Style” Pikachu, that’s decked out in a straw hat and sunglasses.

Can’t get enough Pikachu? Pikachu Fan Avatar items will be available for purchase! Trainers with a gold Pikachu Fan medal will be able to purchase all related items, which include a T-shirt and Pikachu ears.

We’ve heard so many amazing stories from Trainers, and we can’t wait for what’s on the horizon. We’re excited to announce that Special Research on the Mythical Pokémon Celebi will be available globally in the near future. So stay tuned, Trainers, and get out there and GO!

Source: https://pokemongolive.com/post/birthday2018/

Article edited on 2018-07-05 03:51:45 by Sunain
Jul 03

Pokémon GO Special Weekend - Japan - July 26th to 29th, 2018

Posted by Sunain | July 3rd 2018 at 10:20 AM EDT
Tags: Pokémon GO, Niantic
Comments: 0

Niantic has announced that a Pokémon GO Special Weekend will take place in Japan from July 26th, 2018 until July 29th, 2018. Official partners will be helping support this event. The Pokémon GO Special Weekend is an in-game event that requires that players get a participation ticket with a barcode on it by visiting an official partners PokéStop and Check-in. After checking in, players can participate in the event anywhere in Japan except for some islands. If a players leaves Japan, they can't participate in the event.


The event is scheduled to be held from 10am until 8pm daily from July 26th, 2018 until July 29th, 2018. Those that participate in the event, will have double the XP during the event and a higher chance of meeting some special Pokémon.

Participation Tickets can be obtained by answering questionnaires and shopping at the following Pokémon GO official partners: McDonald's, TOHO Cinemas, Softbank, Tully's Coffee, Aeon and Joyfull. Participation Tickets will be available to obtain at different times depending on the official partner. Tickets from TOHO Cinemas, Tully's Coffee and Joyfull are the same regardless of which store you get it from.

McDonald's - Starting July 11th, 2018
TOHO Cinemas - Starting July 13th, 2018
SoftBank / Y Mobile - Starting July 5th, 2018
Tully's Coffee - Starting July 24th, 2018
Aeon - Starting July 13th, 2018
Joyfull - Starting July 17th, 2018 at 15:00


The Pokémon available differs depending on the official sponsor:
July 26th, 2018 - Softbank - Unown S, B and Charmander
July 27th, 2018 - Toho Cinemas, Tully's Coffee and Joyfull - Unown T, J and Squirtle
July 28th, 2018 - McDonalds - Unown M, D and Pikachu
July 29th, 2018 - Aeon - Unown A, E and Bulbasaur

Source: https://pokemongolive.com/ja/post/2018japanspecialweekend/

Article edited on 2018-07-03 10:22:01 by Sunain

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