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Dec 17

Groudon Appearing in Raid Battles around the World in Pokémon GO!

Posted by Sunain | December 17th 2017 at 07:17 PM EST
Tags: Press Release, Pokémon GO, Niantic
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Niantic announced that from December 15th, 2017 until January 15th, 2018, Groudon will be appearing in Raid Battles around the world in Pokémon GO.

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Groudon Appearing in Raid Battles around the World!

Trainers, Groudon, the Ground-type Legendary Pokémon originally discovered in the Hoenn region, is now appearing in Raid Battles around the world! Keep an eye out for Groudon at Gyms near you, and you may be one of the first to catch this Legendary Pokémon. But don’t delay—Groudon will only be available until 1:00 p.m. PST on January 15, 2018. Good luck, Trainers!

Source: https://pokemongo.nianticlabs.com/en/post/legendary-groudon

Article edited on 2017-12-17 07:18:01 by Sunain
Dec 08

Sprint Offering $100 in PokéCoins for Signing Up

Posted by Sunain | December 8th 2017 at 05:40 PM EST
Tags: Press Release, YouTube, Pokémon GO
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Sprint has announced that prospective customers that switch to Sprint can get $100 in PokéCoins for signing up for their service.

Sprint Offers Exclusive Gift for Pokémon GO Trainers - Get $100 in PokéCoins FREE When You Switch to Sprint!

To celebrate the introduction of more Pokémon from the Hoenn region in Pokémon GO, Sprint delivers a holiday bonus to Trainers when they sign up for Sprint Unlimited

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. December 08, 2017 - To ring in the holidays and toast the release of 50 more Pokémon from the Hoenn region, Sprint (NYSE:S) is giving the gift of $100 in PokéCoins to anyone who signs up for Sprint Unlimited.

’Tis the season to switch, Trainers! This offer kicks off today, and the math makes sense – $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 Passes or 96 Incubators.

And it gets even better: When a Trainer (or anyone who appreciates a reliable network and the best value in wireless) switches to Sprint, they can get four lines of unlimited data, talk and text for $25 per month per line and a fifth line free. That means Trainers can play Pokémon GO as much as they like, enjoy HD streaming for video, music and games and get 10GB of mobile hotspot data all for an unbeatable value. Sprint’s unlimited data plan also includes the premier video streaming service, Hulu, and a six-month trial of streaming music with Tidal.

“This is an amazing and valuable gift for all the U.S. Trainers out there,” said Roger Solé, Sprint chief marketing officer. “When you switch to Sprint, you can enjoy all the benefits of Unlimited – including $100 in PokéCoins plus you can watch your favorite TV shows on Hulu and listen to streaming music with Tidal. This holiday season, Sprint is delivering the services you want most from your wireless company.”


Here’s how to get your $100 in PokéCoins from Sprint:
  • Activate a new line of service in a Sprint store.
  • Ask a sales representative for your FREE Pokémon GO gift – $100 in PokéCoins.
  • You will receive a text message with instructions on how to redeem.
Today’s news is part of Sprint’s unique relationship with Pokémon GO. One year ago, Sprint became the exclusive U.S. wireless partner of Pokémon GO and transformed Sprint stores into PokéStops and Gyms. Trainers can visit Sprint stores and engage with the hugely popular location-based game.

The Sprint 4G LTE network covers 306 million people across the U.S., providing game play from Seattle to Miami and everywhere in between. This year Sprint has the most improved network with national average download speeds up 33 percent year-on-year. And in more than 25 of 99 top markets, Sprint’s average download speeds have increased from 40 percent to more than 100 percent.

Source: http://newsroom.sprint.com/sprint-offers-exclusive-gift-for-pokmon-go-trainers-get-100-in-pokcoins-free-when-you-switch-to-sprint.htm

Article edited on 2017-12-09 06:03:58 by Sunain
Dec 06

Introducing Weather and 50 Pokémon from the Hoenn Region in Pokémon GO!

Posted by Sunain | December 6th 2017 at 11:24 AM EST
Tags: Press Release, YouTube, Pokémon GO, Niantic
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The Pokémon Company International and Niantic have announced a new update for Pokémon GO that will add 50 Pokémon from the Hoenn Region as well as adding weather effects to the game.

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Big Changes Are Coming to Pokémon GO!

Pokémon from the Hoenn region and new weather effects will expand your Pokémon GO adventure.

Get ready to do a lot more exploring when Pokémon GO introduces a huge update that will expand your Pokédex and change the way you play! Dozens of new Pokémon originally discovered in the Hoenn region will soon start appearing for the first time. You'll be able to catch Treecko, Torchic, Mudkip, and many others, with even more Pokémon waiting to be discovered in the next several weeks.

Pokémon from the Hoenn region aren't the only new addition to Pokémon GO. The game is also introducing a dynamic weather system that will affect how Trainers discover, catch, and interact with Pokémon! The in-game map will be updated with cool new weather visuals based on your local weather patterns. The real-world weather will also influence which Pokémon you're likely to discover. For example, Water-type Pokémon will be more plentiful during rainy weather.

Likewise, attack types will be affected by certain weather conditions. A Charizard with Fire Spin, for example, will attack with greater heat when battling on a sunny day. Now, rain or shine, you're bound to have new—and even more exciting—Pokémon GO adventures!

Source: https://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-news/big-changes-are-coming-to-pokemon-go/

Introducing Weather and 50 Pokémon from the Hoenn Region in Pokémon GO!

Trainers, Starting later this week, Treecko, Torchic, Mudkip, and several more Pokémon originally discovered in the Hoenn region in the Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Sapphire video games will start appearing in Pokémon GO for the first time ever—with even more to be discovered over the next several weeks! We’ll also be introducing a new dynamic weather system in Pokémon GO that will change the way you and the millions of Trainers around the world discover, catch, and interact with Pokémon.

You’ll want to start paying even closer attention to your local weather patterns, Trainers. In addition to the in-game map being updated with cool new weather visuals, weather near you will impact Pokémon in a variety of ways. For example, you’ll find your odds of discovering Mudkip splashing around will greatly improve on rainy days, as certain Pokémon types will be more commonly found during various weather conditions. Additionally, attacks of certain types will be more effective during some weather conditions, so a Charizard’s Fire Spin will perform better on sunny days, for example. Rain or shine, winter or spring, your gameplay experience will remain fresh, making your time outdoors even more exciting.

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There’s never been a better time to grab your umbrella or snow boots and safely venture outside with family and friends this season. As you explore your local neighborhoods, remember to share a photo of your encounters on social media with the hashtag #PokemonGO. We'd love to see all of your new adventures as they unfold.

Source: https://pokemongo.nianticlabs.com/en/post/hoenn-pokemon

YouTube Video - More Pokémon, More Adventure. Now with Dynamic Weather Gameplay!



Article edited on 2017-12-06 11:32:17 by Sunain
Nov 28

Pokémon GO Global Catch Challenge Results - Ho-Oh Appearing in Raid Battles around the World!

Posted by Sunain | November 28th 2017 at 12:08 PM EST
Tags: Press Release, Twitter, Pokémon GO, Niantic
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The Pokémon GO Global Catch Challenge successfully reached its goal of catching 3 billion Pokémon in a week resulting in a total of 3,364,580,633 Pokémon being caught during the 7 day period. As part of the reward for achieving that goal, the Rainbow Pokémon Ho-oh will appear in Raid Battles at Gyms around the world until December 12th, 2017.

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Ho-Oh Appearing in Raid Battles around the World!

Trainers, Congratulations! We issued a challenge—and you answered the call. Collectively, you caught over 3 billion Pokémon during the Global Catch Challenge, unlocking some amazing rewards along the way. But that’s not all… As a result of all your hard work, Ho-Oh is now appearing in Raid Battles at Gyms around the world until December 12, 2017. So, gather your friends and find a Legendary Raid near you!

Good luck!

Source: https://pokemongo.nianticlabs.com/en/post/legendary-hooh



Article edited on 2017-11-28 12:11:15 by Sunain
Nov 22

Pokémon GO - Developer Insights: An Update on Raid Battles

Posted by Sunain | November 22nd 2017 at 12:54 AM EST
Tags: Press Release, Pokémon GO, Niantic
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Niantic has posted a detailed blog post on the Official Pokémon GO website detailing the upcoming changes to the Raid Battle feature.

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Developer Insights: An Update on Raid Battles

Trainers, We greatly appreciate all the feedback you’ve shared with us about the Raid Battle feature over the past few months. We’ve been carefully reviewing your feedback and will be making a few changes to the feature in response. These improvements will not require you to update your app, but they will impact your gameplay. Below are a few notes detailing the changes as well as a few comments from our development team:

  • EX Raid Battle changes
    • EX Raid Battles will take place most commonly at Gyms found in parks and sponsored locations.
    • Trainers with a high-level Gym Badge are more likely to be invited to EX Raid Battles taking place at that Gym.
    • Trainers who have completed a larger number of Raid Battles are more likely to be invited to EX Raid Battles.
    • EX Raid Battle start times now take into account popular Raid Battle times at that Gym.
    • Trainers invited to EX Raid Battles will receive an in-game notification if the EX Raid Battle is canceled.
    • Trainers will receive Stardust and Premium Raid Passes when an EX Raid Battle is canceled.
Developer Comments: Over the course of the EX Raid Battle field test, much of the feedback we received was focused around how Trainers are chosen to participate in EX Raid Battles. When the feature first entered field-testing, the system randomly selected a set of Trainers who were eligible for the EX Raid Battle. By taking Gym Badge level and total Raid Battles completed into account, we’re able to give Trainers who actively engage with the Gym where the EX Raid Battle is taking place and those who have invested more time into the Raid Battle feature a better chance of being invited to participate.

We also wanted to address some feedback we received about the timing and locations of EX Raid Battles. First, we’re taking popular Raid Battle times at the Gyms where the EX Raid Battle is taking place into account to help ensure many of the people who are invited will be able to participate. The reason we decided to have EX Raid Battles primarily take place at Gyms located in parks and at sponsored locations is to ensure the locations are easily accessible to Trainers in the area. Over time, we’ll explore hosting EX Raid Battles at more locations, but we want to first make sure those locations are also easily accessible.

We think each of these changes will have a positive impact on Trainers around the world. With the implementation of these features, we’ll be removing the field-test label and considering this the official launch of the EX Raid Battle feature. While the EX Raid Battle field test is coming to a close, we’ll continue to monitor your feedback and look to make more improvements, as we do with all Pokémon GO features.

  • Raid Battle changes
    • Trainers will now receive Golden Razz Berries for completing Raid Battles.
    • The numbers of Potions and Revives awarded to Trainers for completing a Raid Battle will decrease slightly, but the quality of Potions will increase.
    • The likelihood of receiving Fast and Charged Technical Machines for completing a Tier 3 or higher Raid Battle has increased.
    • Trainers will now receive Stardust for participating in a Raid Battle, whether they win or lose.
    • Magikarp will make a triumphant return to Tier 1 Raid Battles.
Developer Comments: We want Trainers to walk away from Raid Battles feeling like they’ve earned some amazing rewards, even if the Raid Boss flees. To help make this more of a reality, we’ve made adjustments to the quality of items Trainers receive after defeating a Raid Boss. The addition of Stardust rewards for participating in a Raid Battle will help Trainers continue to power up the Pokémon they need to take on even more powerful Raid Bosses.

Source: https://pokemongolive.com/en/post/novdevupdate-raids

Article edited on 2017-11-22 12:57:40 by Sunain
Nov 21

Pokémon GO Travel and the Global Catch Challenge - 298,159,864 Pokémon Caught on First Day!

Posted by Sunain | November 21st 2017 at 12:11 AM EST
Tags: Press Release, Twitter, YouTube, Pokémon GO, Niantic
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Niantic has announced the Pokémon GO Travel and the Global Catch Challenge which aims to get players to catch 3 billion Pokémon in a week from November 20th, 2017 until November 26th, 2017.

Pokémon GO Travel and the Global Catch Challenge

Trainers, Ever since Pokémon GO launched, we've loved hearing stories of Trainers venturing abroad and playing together with new friends from different countries. That's what inspired us to create Pokémon GO Travel, a new video series to see the world through the eyes of a Pokémon Trainer. To kick things off, Pokémon GO Travel is taking a diverse group of Trainers from around the world to Japan to host our first-ever Global Catch Challenge.

Join us as we discover new places, meet new people, and work together in an attempt to catch 3 billion Pokémon in just 7 days. Play along with IHasCupquake, Coisa de Nerd, and Rachel Quirico as they learn more about Japanese culture, inspire the world to play together, and update you on the amazing rewards the community unlocks along the way.

Potential rewards and bonuses include:
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Stock up on Poké Balls, Trainers. The Global Catch Challenge starts now and concludes with a special celebration at the Pokémon GO Safari Zone event in Tottori, Japan, on November 26.

We can’t wait to take you along on this amazing adventure and hear what you think about the Pokémon GO Travel tour. We’ll be posting daily updates on Rachel, Tiffany, Gabi, and Leon’s adventures and are curious to see your updates, too! On a trip? Venturing to a new part of town? Share your #PokemonGOtravel story with us this week on your favorite social media channels.

YouTube Video - Announcing Pokémon GO Travel and the Global Catch Challenge


Twitter Post - @PokemonGoApp - Nov 20, 2017


Twitter Post - @PokemonGoApp - Nov 21, 2017


Twitter Post - @PokemonGoApp - Nov 22, 2017


Source: https://pokemongo.nianticlabs.com/en/post/pokemongotravel

Article edited on 2017-11-22 11:49:45 by Sunain
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