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Jun 24 2021 Pokémon GO - Together We Raid: A Summer of Updates in Celebration of Raid Battles

Niantic has announced some changes to Raids in Pokémon GO that will be impleted in the summer of 2021 including: Trainer Achievements, Art and user experience updates as well as various quality-of-life updates.

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Together We Raid: A Summer of Updates in Celebration of Raid Battles

Trainers, Ever since we introduced Raid Battles in the summer of 2017, tens of millions of Trainers around the world have raided together to defeat and catch powerful Pokémon. In 2020, we introduced Remote Raid Passes and the ability to invite friends to raid with you from anywhere in the world. Now, in celebration of four years of Raid Battles and five years of Pokémon GO, we’re excited to announce the latest raid-related updates.

Updates to Raid Battles rolling out this summer
Raid Battles will see the following updates.


Trainer Achievements are designed to celebrate Trainers of all levels for taking part in a raid. For example, at the conclusion of a raid, Trainers who dealt the most damage or used a Mega-Evolved Pokémon will be showcased for being valuable participants in the battle.

Here’s a list of some feats that can earn you a Trainer Achievement after a raid.


The first time you earn a Trainer Achievement, you’ll receive a medal that you can level up from bronze, to silver, and finally to gold. You can even download your Trainer Achievement Card featuring your avatar to share with your friends on social media and more.

Art and UX updates are also coming to raids, and the way Raid Battles look will be getting a makeover ahead of the summer. The stadium where Raid Battles take place will have a whole new look, and there will be other visual updates as well.

It’s going to be an action-packed summer, Trainers! Regigigas—previously available only in EX Raids and as a Special Research story encounter—will be available to encounter in five-star raids until Thursday, July 1, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. local time. Grab some friends and take on this Legendary Pokémon together! Be sure to also follow our social media channels to track the journeys of other Trainers as they take on Raid Battles and be on the lookout for more raid announcements coming soon.

Please be aware of your surroundings and follow guidelines from local health authorities when playing Pokémon GO. Upcoming events are subject to change.

Source: https://pokemongolive.com/post/togetherweraid/?hl=en
Jun 21 2021 Pokémon GO - Exploration Bonus Updates Coming to Pokémon GO
Posted By: Sunain | Jun 21 2021 20:52:27
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Tags: Pokémon GO Niantic

Niantic has announced that the COVID-19 bonuses that were implemented 15 months ago for Pokémon GO are coming to an end. There will be new exploration bonuses replacing them though.

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Exploration Bonus Updates Coming to Pokémon GO

Trainers, One of the delights of Pokémon GO is finding Pokémon in the real world—walking around, discovering new places, meeting up with groups of friends to raid or battle together. At their core, all of Niantic’s games are built around the ideas of exploration, exercise, and playing with friends.

As we said last month, how we all play changed a lot in the past 15 months. With the onset of the global pandemic, we realized that we had to change the model for all of our games. We could no longer take going outside and meeting people for granted.

We learned a lot. Thank you for coming along with us as we continue to navigate through this together.

Today, as some parts of the world are moving toward recovery, we’re announcing:

We’ll only remove temporary bonuses introduced last year after Pokémon GO Fest 2021, starting in the United States and New Zealand. We wanted to give you an advance heads up of what’s coming and our thinking behind it, as we said last November.

We’re committed to doing this in a staggered way, when it makes sense for each place in the world, to help people play safely. As we return to the outside world again, these changes are aimed at restoring the focus of Pokémon GO on movement and exploration in the real world. These changes will be introduced slowly and carefully to make it more exciting to explore the world around you.

New exploration bonuses for playing together in the real world
Starting at the end of July, the following exploration bonuses will roll out to Trainers for testing first in the U.S. and New Zealand. Trainers will:


These bonuses will end when the Season of Discovery wraps up September 1, 2021. Some of these bonuses may stay rolling into the following season, and new bonuses will become available as well.

We’ll make these bonuses available in other countries and regions as it’s safe to do so. We understand that every place is different. Rest assured, we will be monitoring the situation and activating appropriate bonuses when and where available. Because of this, Trainers may experience different bonuses at different times. To see which exploration bonuses are available to you, check out your Today View.

Bonuses introduced last year that we plan to remove or change
Over the next few months, we’re planning to remove or change some of the bonuses introduced last year. We will not make these changes until after Pokémon GO Fest in July, and we will remove them first as a test in the U.S. and New Zealand starting at the end of July. We will remove or change them on a rolling basis in other countries and regions over time, and at the same time introduce new exploration bonuses.


Remote Raids have become an important part of the game this past year and we’re going to continue evolving them. Our intention is to find the right balance between remote play and in-person play, so stay tuned for more details in the coming months. Many of these in-person raid changes will be to prepare for the eventual return of EX Raids.

Bonuses introduced last year that we are planning on keeping
Some of the changes that were introduced in the past year resonated well with our Trainers and will provide continued value as countries and regions begin to open back up. These changes will remain as standard parts of the game for the foreseeable future, some of which were previously announced:


The path ahead will have some twists and turns, but we are committed to being clear about how and why Pokémon GO will evolve in the future.

Source: https://pokemongolive.com/post/hello-world-pokemon-go
Jun 21 2021 Pokémon GO - July 2021 Community Day - Tepig

Niantic has announced that Tepig will be the July 2021 Community Day Pokémon and the event will take place on Saturday, July 3rd, 2021, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. local time.

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Get fired up for Tepig Community Day!

Trainers, We’re excited to announce that Tepig, the Fire Pig Pokémon, will be featured during July’s Community Day event!

Date + Time
Saturday, July 3, 2021, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. local time

Features

Bonuses

Please be aware of your surroundings and follow guidelines from local health authorities when playing Pokémon GO. Upcoming events are subject to change.

Source: https://pokemongolive.com/post/communityday-jul21/?hl=en
Jun 21 2021 Pokémon GO - Shiny Corsola is appearing for the first time!
Posted By: Sunain | Jun 21 2021 08:49:33
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Tags: Pokémon GO Niantic

A special Pikachu wearing an Okinawan kariyushi shirt will be appearing in Pokémon GO starting July 22nd, 2021. Shiny Corsola will also be appearing in Pokémon GO for the first time starting July 22nd, 2021.

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Shiny Corsola is appearing for the first time in Pokémon GO!

Trainers, The Pokémon Company has launched Pokémon Air Adventures, an initiative started in Japan that helps create wonderful travel memories. To celebrate, in Okinawa, Japan, a special Pikachu wearing an Okinawan kariyushi shirt will be appearing in Pokémon GO starting July 22! This Pikachu will be appearing for over a year, so if you are able to travel and get the chance to visit Okinawa, you can try looking for one! Just like with the Pikachu wearing a kariyushi shirt, we’re looking to introduce more costumed Pokémon that are available only in certain regions of the world, so please keep an eye out for more news!

Shiny Corsola will also be appearing in Pokémon GO for the first time starting July 22! Corsola can be encountered only in certain regions. If you're lucky, you might soon find a Shiny Corsola! There is no time limit planned for this appearance, so when you're able to travel to a region where Corsola appears in the wild, you can venture out to search for a Shiny one!

Pokémon Air Adventures is an initiative that helps create wonderful travel memories. We hope that when people can travel, Pokémon Air Adventures can be an opportunity to help them enjoy traveling even more.

Please be aware of your surroundings and follow guidelines from local health authorities when playing Pokémon GO. Upcoming events are subject to change.

Source: https://pokemongolive.com/post/flying-pikachu-2021/?hl=en
Jun 17 2021 Pokémon GO - Updated Homepage, Upcoming in-game updates, Real-time Sky Mechanic
Posted By: Sunain | Jun 17 2021 13:16:36
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Tags: Pokémon GO Niantic

Niantic has announced that a real-time sky mechanic that mimics a player’s sky light based on their geographical location will be added to Pokémon GO later in the summer of 2021. Also, additional Pokédex classifications to keep track of different Pokémon variants and attributes will be added.

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Revamped Pokémon GO homepage, upcoming in-game updates, and more!

Trainers, Notice anything different about our homepage? It’s got a whole new look! In addition, some Trainers around the world will be able to test out the following features. These features will roll out to all Trainers later this summer.


We’ll provide updates on our social channels about our upcoming fifth anniversary celebrations, so stay tuned!

Please be aware of your surroundings and follow guidelines from local health authorities when playing Pokémon GO. Upcoming events are subject to change.

Source: https://pokemongolive.com/post/webpagerefresh-2021/?hl=en
Jun 15 2021 Pokémon GO - Bidoof will be breaking out and Shiny Bidoof
Posted By: Sunain | Jun 15 2021 16:58:03
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Niantic has announced that Bidoof will be breaking out and Shiny Bidoof are coming to Pokémon GO from Friday, June 25th, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to Thursday, July 1t, 2021, at 8:00 p.m. local time.

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Bidoof will be breaking out, and Shiny Bidoof is coming—BIDOOF!

Trainers, Bidoof are coming. We have no idea where they’re coming from or what their aim is, but during the Bidoof Breakout event starting Friday, June 25, 2021, Bidoof will be appearing more often in the wild, they might know attacks they can’t normally learn, and Shiny Bidoof will be making its Pokémon GO debut! How many Bidoof will you catch? When will it end? Read on for more details. Good luck—you’re going to need it.

Date + Time
Friday, June 25, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to Thursday, July 1, 2021, at 8:00 p.m. local time

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Bonuses
On certain days throughout the week, different in-game bonuses will be available!


Keep an eye out for more details on what’s to come Bidoof-wise on Monday, June 28, 2021! Ready or not, the Bidoof are coming. It’s an inevitable fact—an indomitable truth, even—and we must prepare. Let’s GO!

Please be aware of your surroundings and follow guidelines from local health authorities when playing Pokémon GO. Upcoming events are subject to change.

Source: https://pokemongolive.com/post/bidoof-breakout-2021/
Jun 15 2021 Pokémon GO - Regigigas is coming to five-star raids!
Posted By: Sunain | Jun 15 2021 16:54:37
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Tags: Pokémon GO Niantic

Niantic has announced that Regigigas is coming to five-star raids in Pokémon GO from Thursday, June 17th, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to Sunday, June 20th, 2021, at 8:00 p.m. local time.

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It’s a solstice surprise: Regigigas is coming to five-star raids!

Trainers, To celebrate the days getting longer in one hemisphere and the nights following suit in the other, Pokémon GO’s solstice-themed event is returning! Depending on which hemisphere you’re playing in, you’ll be able to encounter and catch different Pokémon during this event.

Date + Time
Thursday, June 17, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to Sunday, June 20, 2021, at 8:00 p.m. local time

Features

Bonuses

Please be aware of your surroundings and follow guidelines from local health authorities when playing Pokémon GO. Upcoming events are subject to change.

Source: https://pokemongolive.com/post/solstice-2021/
Jun 07 2021 Pokémon GO - Special Raid Weekend - June 2021
Posted By: Sunain | Jun 07 2021 17:31:57
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Tags: Pokémon GO Niantic

Niantic has announced that a Special Raid Weekend will take place from Saturday, June 12th, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to Sunday, June 13th, 2021, at 8:00 p.m. local time in Pokémon GO. Players will be able to earn bonus Candy and find more raids!

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Special Raid Weekend incoming: Earn bonus Candy and Candy XL, and find more raids!

Trainers, Get ready for a Special Raid Weekend, where you will be able to earn bonus Candy and find more raids!

Date + Time
Saturday, June 12, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to Sunday, June 13, 2021, at 8:00 p.m. local time

Bonuses
As a reminder, Regirock, Regice, and Registeel will be appearing in raids until Thursday, June 17, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. local time. Happy raiding!

Please be aware of your surroundings and follow guidelines from local health authorities when playing Pokémon GO. Upcoming events are subject to change.

Source: https://pokemongolive.com/post/bonusxlcandy2021
Jun 01 2021 Pokémon GO - A Very Slow Discovery
Posted By: Sunain | Jun 01 2021 20:43:19
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Tags: Pokémon GO Niantic

Niantic has announced that A Very Slow Discovery event will take place from Tuesday, June 8th, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to Sunday, June 13th, 2021, at 8:00 p.m. local time and Galarian Slowpoke will be making its Pokémon GO debut.

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The Season of Discovery begins with a very slow event

Trainers, Sometimes the best adventure is a slow one. In the upcoming A Very Slow Discovery event, you’ll be able to take inspiration from the very same Pokémon that inspired us: Slowpoke. A Very Slow Discovery will feature Slowpoke, Galarian Slowpoke, Mega Slowbro, and Galarian Slowbro! Some of the other Pokémon appearing during this event are quite slow and active as well.

Date + Time
Tuesday, June 8, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to Sunday, June 13, 2021, at 8:00 p.m. local time

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A nice, meandering walk where you really take in your surroundings can be a nice contrast to the hustle and bustle of daily life. Be sure to share your slow but active adventures with us with #PokemonGO. Let’s GO!

Please be aware of your surroundings and follow guidelines from local health authorities when playing Pokémon GO. Upcoming events are subject to change.

Source: https://pokemongolive.com/post/a-very-slow-discovery/?hl=en
May 31 2021 Pokémon GO - Season of Discovery
Posted By: Sunain | May 31 2021 11:57:03
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Tags: Pokémon GO Niantic

Niantic has announced that the Season of Discovery will run from Tuesday, June 1st, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. local time to Wednesday, September 1st, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. local time!

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The Season of Discovery starts soon!

Trainers, During the Season of Legends, the Therian Formes of Tornadus, Thundurus, and Landorus arrived in Pokémon GO, setting the stage for the Pokémon GO debuts of Xerneas and Yveltal! Trainers became legendary, and legends were told and made. Now, we’re excited to announce the next Season—the Season of Discovery—which will feature our fifth-anniversary celebrations and Pokémon GO Fest 2021!

From encountering Pokémon that have never appeared in Pokémon GO before, to discovering new things about the ones we’ve grown to know and love, this Season will be all about the spirit of discovery in Pokémon GO. The Season of Discovery will run from Tuesday, June 1, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. local time to Wednesday, September 1, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. local time! Read on for an overview of what you can expect during this Season, and look out for a detailed blog once the Season starts.

Some Pokémon will make their Pokémon GO debut in Legendary Raids and Mega Raids!
The Season of Discovery will have a colossal kickoff with Regirock, Regice, and Registeel returning to five-star raids! They will be appearing from Tuesday, June 1, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. local time to Thursday, June 17, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. local time. After that, a surprise Pokémon will appear in five-star raids. Keep your eyes peeled for more details, Trainers! Unexpected guests will be making an appearance in five-star raids, including exciting encounters during Pokémon GO Fest 2021! Look out for more raid updates in our monthly event blogs.

This Season, Mega Raids will feature only one Mega-Evolved Pokémon at a time. Stay tuned for further details each month. For what’s coming in June, see our June events blog here.

Different Pokémon will be appearing in the wild!
As the seasons change, different Pokémon will be appearing in different areas across the world! In cities, Pokémon such as Alolan Rattata, Magnemite, and Porygon will be appearing more frequently in the wild, while in far-off forests, Bellsprout, Doduo, Skorupi, and more will be appearing more frequently in the wild. The mountains are seeing shifts in Pokémon as well, with Rhyhorn, Nosepass, Dwebble, and more appearing more frequently, while Magikarp, Marill, Wailmer, and more will be appearing more frequently in the wild near bodies of water. These and many more Pokémon will be appearing more often in the wild, so stay tuned for more details, Trainers!

Hemisphere-exclusive Pokémon
During this Season, Trainers can encounter different Pokémon in the northern and southern hemisphere!

In the northern hemisphere, Pokémon like Alolan Diglett, Staryu, Barboach, and Petilil will be appearing more frequently in the wild! The first partner Pokémon originally discovered in the Hoenn region—Treecko, Torchic, and Mudkip—will also be appearing in the wild. Keep an eye out for Summer Form Deerling, too! If you’re lucky, you might even encounter Pokémon such as Sableye, Scyther, and Combee in the wild!

In the southern hemisphere, Pokémon such as Alolan Sandshrew, Alolan Vulpix, Shellder, and more will be appearing more frequently in the wild! The first partner Pokémon originally discovered in the Sinnoh region—Turtwig, Chimchar and Piplup—are appearing as well! Keep an eye out for Winter Form Deerling, too! If you’re lucky, you might encounter Pokémon such as Lickitung, Chimecho, and Cubchoo in the wild.

Different Pokémon will be hatching from Eggs!
Some different Pokémon will be hatching from Eggs! Here’s a look at which Pokémon you might find.

During the Season, you can check each type of Egg to see a list of which Pokémon can hatch from it.

Different Field Research tasks can be found at PokéStops
This Season, you’ll receive different Field Research from PokéStops than before, including new tasks and new rewards! There’ll also be monthly changes to select Field Research tasks.

Be on the lookout for bonuses and items throughout the Season!
To kick off the Season of Discovery, you’ll receive a free Remote Raid Pass from Research Breakthrough rewards throughout June. Throughout the entire Season, you’ll also earn twice the XP from Research Breakthroughs as well!

Please be aware of your surroundings and follow guidelines from local health authorities when playing Pokémon GO. Upcoming events are subject to change.

Source: https://pokemongolive.com/post/season-of-discovery-2021/?hl=en