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Oct 11

Pokémon GO AR Photo Contest

Posted by Sunain | October 11th 2017 at 09:27 PM EDT
Tags: Press Release, Pokémon GO, Niantic, Pokémon GO Plus
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Niantic has announced a Pokémon GO AR Photo Contest. Players can upload a picture to their Instagram account and the top 10 submissions get a Pokémon GO Prize Pack.

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Pokémon GO AR Photo Contest

Trainers, Starting today, we’re challenging you to snap epic Pokémon GO AR photos and post them on Instagram using the hashtag #PokemonGOcontest. If your AR photo is selected as one of the top 10 submissions, you’ll win a Pokémon GO Prize Pack containing a Pokémon GO Plus, a poster autographed by the Pokémon GO team, and wireless Bluetooth earbuds. You only have until October 25 to submit your best AR photo, so go on an adventure, take a photo, and share it with us on Instagram!

Good luck!

Source: http://pokemongolive.com/en/post/arphotocontest

Article edited on 2017-10-11 09:28:11 by Sunain
Aug 31

Pokémon GO updated to version 0.73.1 for Android and 1.43.1 for iOS

Posted by Sunain | August 31st 2017 at 10:05 AM EDT
Tags: Press Release, Android, Apple iOS, Patches, Pokémon GO, Pokémon GO Plus
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Pokémon GO is in the process of being updated to version 0.73.1 for Android and 1.43.1 for iOS devices. Below are some release notes and comments from the development team.

  • Added the ability for Trainers to spin the Photo Disc at a Gym using the Pokémon GO Plus accessory.
  • Added the ability to view the number of Trainers entered, and preparing, for a Raid Battle before using a Raid Pass.
  • Improved Pokémon Collection screen search functionality by allowing Trainers to search through their Pokémon’s moves using the @ character.
  • Resolved a bug which caused the Raid Boss to always break free from the last Premier Ball.
  • Resolved a bug that prevented Trainers from seeing they’d received double XP from Raid Battles when using a Lucky Egg.
  • Various bug fixes.

Source: http://pokemongolive.com/en/post/ver-update-083017

Article edited on 2017-08-31 10:05:26 by Sunain
Aug 04

Pokémon GO Plus Deluxe Set

Posted by Sunain | August 4th 2017 at 06:55 PM EDT
Tags: Merchandise, Pokémon Center, Pokémon Store, Pokémon GO, Pokémon GO Plus
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On Wednesday, August 9th, 2017, the Pokémon GO Plus Deluxe Set (Pokémon GO Plus デラックスセット) will be available to purchase at the Pokémon Centers and Pokémon Stores. The pack includes a Pokémon GO Plus which allows you to play Pokémon GO without having to keep watching the screen of your smartphone. The set also includes the Pokémon GO Plus Exclusive Optional Ring which allows you to easily operate the "Pokémon GO Plus" in the palm of your hand. The set also includes a Monster Ball shaped mobile battery that can charge a cell phone up to 4 times allowing players to play "Pokémon GO" comfortably on the go.

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Pokémon GO Plus Deluxe Set Includes:

  • Pokémon GO Plus
  • Pokémon GO Plus Exclusive Ring
  • Pokémon GO Plus Customizable Stickers
  • Monster Ball Plus Driver
  • Monster Ball Mobile Battery Anker 10000 mAh
  • Coin Type Battery CR 2032

Source: http://www.pokemon.co.jp/info/2017/08/170804_p01.html

Article edited on 2017-08-04 06:57:18 by Sunain
Jul 14

Pokémon GO Plus Exclusive Ring Option

Posted by Sunain | July 14th 2017 at 09:33 AM EDT
Tags: Pokémon Center, Pokémon Store, Pokémon GO, Pokémon GO Plus
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The official Japanese Pokémon website has announced that the Pokémon GO Plus Exclusive Ring Option (Pokémon GO Plus 専用 リングオプション) will go on sale on July 15th, 2017 for 400 yen only at the Pokémon Centers, Pokémon Stores and the Pokémon Center Online. The ring attaches to the back of a Pokémon GO Plus and when you put your finger through the ring, it allows you to easily operate a Pokémon GO Plus with the palm of your hand. From July 15th, 2017 on-wards, those that purchase the Pokémon GO Plus from the Pokémon Center, they will get the Pokémon GO Plus Exclusive Ring.

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Those that purchase a Pokémon GO Plus and/or the Exclusive Ring Option will also get a sticker sheet that has decals featuring a Great Ball, Ultra Ball and Master Ball which can be placed on the front of a Pokémon GO Plus.

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Source: http://www.pokemon.co.jp/info/2017/07/170714_p03.html

Article edited on 2017-07-14 09:36:13 by Sunain
Jul 06

Pokémon Go Six Months Behind Niantic's Schedule

Posted by Sunain | July 6th 2017 at 09:49 AM EDT
Tags: Pokémon GO, Niantic, Pokémon GO Plus
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CEO John Hanke of Niantic was interviewed by Andrew Webster of The Verge to celebrate the 1 year anniversary of Pokémon Go. One of the topics discussed in the interview was the development timeline of the game and John Hanke confirmed they are behind their own internal schedule for the game. He also discussed that trading and player-versus-player combat are still being worked on. John also explained that development has been hampered because of a lack of money and is quoted: "But we only had so much money, and we were doing what we thought was reasonable."

Interview Question - When you look at where the game is now, and compare it to your initial road map, how similar are the two?

We lost probably six months on our schedule because of the success of the game. Really all the way through November and December, from launch onward we were rebuilding and rewiring infrastructure just to keep the game running at the scale that we were running at. We were fortunate to have a massive launch, a massive success, and many, many more users than we had planned for. But we had to redirect a substantial portion of the engineering team to [work on] infrastructure versus new features. That switched off things like extending gyms, it pushed out things we still want to have, like player-versus-player and trading. I’d say we’re about six months behind where we thought we would be.

Source: https://www.theverge.com/2017/7/6/15911936/pokemon-go-niantic-john-hanke-interview-one-year-anniversary

Article edited on 2017-07-06 09:54:13 by Sunain
Dec 17

Niantic has not canceled plans for the Pokémon Go app for Apple Watch

Posted by Sunain | December 17th 2016 at 03:12 PM EST
Tags: Twitter, Apple iOS, Niantic, Pokémon GO Plus
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Niantic announced via Twitter that Pokémon Go is indeed still coming out soon after reports began circulating on Saturday that the app had been shelved. The Tweet by Niantic though seems more like damage control rather than an actual announcement of the apps release date. The Pokémon Go app was announced to be released before the end of 2016.


9to5Mac reported that they had a confirmed source with knowledge of Niantic's plans that the Pokémon Go Plus app for Apple Watch had been canceled for now. On September 7th, 2016, Apple had a Special Event at San Francisco’s Bill Graham Civic Auditorium where they announced some their new products for the upcoming year. At the event, Niantic CEO John Hanke had a segment during the presentation where he discussed the current status of Pokémon GO and he announced that Pokémon GO Plus for Apple Watch would be released by the end of 2016.

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Source: https://9to5mac.com/2016/12/17/pokemon-go-for-apple-watch-cancelled/

Article edited on 2016-12-17 04:42:00 by Sunain
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