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    Friends, Trading and Gifting Coming to Pokémon Go

    Niantic has today announced some big new additions to Pokémon Go that are designed to help you to interact with your friends when playing the game. First up, the new Friends feature, which will start rolling out later this week, will enable you to connect with your friends in the real world...
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    First Alolan Pokémon Arrives in GO to Celebrate Nintendo Switch Game Announcements

    Niantic has announced the arrival of the first Alolan form Pokémon in Pokémon Go, Exeggutor, who is available now for trainers all over the world to catch. The lofty tropical Pokémon will appear more frequently for a limited time in celebration of the announcement that Pokémon: Let’s Go...
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    Niantic Announces Alolan Gen 1 Forms Coming Soon to Pokémon Go

    Niantic took to its blog today to announce that Pokémon from the tropical Alola region will soon be arriving in Pokémon Go. This means that some of the Gen 1 Pokémon from the Kanto region will soon be appearing in their Alolan forms. The unique variants of the familiar Pokémon were first found...
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    Niantic Announces Pokémon Go Monthly Community Day

    Niantic has announced today that it is to hold a monthly Pokémon Go Community Day event that will be dedicated to Pokémon Go Trainers. According to Niantic, this will give Trainers around the world the chance to meet and make friends with other members of the Pokémon Go community at their local...
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    Pokémon Go to Drop Support of Pre-iOS 11 Devices From February

    Pokémon Go creator Niantic announced today that with a forthcoming update to Pokémon Go, it will discontinue support for any Apple devices that can’t be upgraded to iOS 11, which includes the likes of iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, 3rd and 4th generation iPads, 1st generation iPad mini, and iPad 2. The...
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    Pokémon Go Gets Exclusive iPhone AR+ Mode

    9to5 Mac reports today that Niantic has announced that Pokémon Go now has an iPhone-exclusive AR+ mode thanks to Apple’s ARKit. The company originally demoed the new augmented reality Pokémon Go features back in June at Apple’s WWDC, but now it’s finally here and being rolled out to...
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    Massive Pokémon Go Update Arrives With Weather and 50 Pokémon From the Hoenn Region

    Niantic has today released a massive new Pokémon Go update with some very exciting new features as well as 50 new Pokémon from the Hoenn Region from Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Sapphire. These include the likes of Treecko, Torchic, Mudkip, and many more, and Niantic says that more Pokémon will be...
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    Pokémon Go Travel and Global Catch Challenge Announced

    Niantic has today announced two brand new promotions that have been influenced by the way in which Pokémon Go has encouraged its fans all over the world to travel to collect different Pokémon and meet new friends at the same time. “Ever since Pokémon Go launched, we’ve loved hearing stories of...
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    Pokémon Go Halloween Celebrations Revealed

    Niantic has just announced Pokémon Go’s second annual Halloween trick-or-treat extravaganza, which starts today and runs until November 2. During this time there will be many more spooky Pokémon around than usual to catch, including Gastly, Drowzee, Cubone, and more. Even better, Sableye...
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    Trading and PvP Battles Coming Soon to Pokémon Go

    Pokémon chief executive officer Tsunekazu Ishihara has been talking to Bloomberg in Tokyo about Pokémon Go, and judging by his comments, Trainers have a lot to be excited about when it comes to future developments for the game. Ishihara told Bloomberg, “We’ve only accomplished 10 percent of...
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    Legendary Pokémon Raikou, Entei, and Suicune Arrive in Pokémon Go

    The release of Legendary Pokémon in Pokémon Go has been a masterstroke by Niantic, succeeding in getting fans excited about the game all over again as they team up with strangers and friends in order to stand a chance of catching the Legendaries in epic Raid Battles. It’s therefore no surprise...
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    Mewtwo Comes to Pokémon Go Raids

    The Legendary Pokémon Mewtwo has finally arrived in Pokémon Go, with Niantic announcing Mewtwo’s appearance at the Pokémon Go Stadium event in Yokohama, Japan, where thousands of Trainers had the chance to capture it. Following this appearance, Trainers worldwide will also be able to battle and...
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    Shiny Pikachu Discovered at Pokémon Go Event in Japan

    Niantic is currently hosting a Pikachu Outbreak event that runs through until Tuesday, August 15, in Japan. For the duration of the event, Pokémon Go Trainers in Japan will be able to visit Pokémon Go Park events in Minato Mirai, Yokohama, Japan. The special events feature two Kanto- and...
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    Region-Exclusive Rare Pokémon Come to Europe This Weekend in Pokémon Go

    GameSpot reports that Niantic has revealed that some of the rare, region-exclusive Pokémon such as Kangaskhan, and Unown will be available for Trainers to catch in cities across Europe from this weekend until August 21. You can see the full list of cities where the rare Pokémon will be appearing...
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    Niantic Postpones European Pokémon Go Safari Zone Events After Chicago Meltdown

    Niantic has announced that “in order to guarantee the best possible gameplay experience for European Trainers, we have decided to postpone the events in Europe scheduled for August 5 (Copenhagen and Prague) and August 12 (Stockholm and Amsterdam) until a date later in the Fall.” This follows on...
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    Refunds and Legendary Lugia Offered to Pokémon Go Fest Attendees After Technical Issues

    Niantic’s first annual Pokémon GO Fest took place yesterday at Chicago’s Grant Park. It had initially promised so much, including the first appearance of a Legendary Pokémon in the game, but in the end the massive crowd of more than 20,000 attendees (an amazing feat in itself) went home sorely...
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    Legendary Pokémon Are Coming This Weekend to Pokémon Go

    Niantic has today announced that Legendary Pokémon are finally coming to Pokémon Go this weekend as part of Pokémon Go’s first-year anniversary celebrations. The Legendary Pokémon will be available at Gyms, and you can catch one of your own in a couple of different ways. Firstly, you can find...
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    Massive Pokémon Go Gym and Raid Update Out Now

    Niantic is today rolling out possibly the biggest and most significant Pokémon Go update since the game was first launched last summer. Just as announced by the company a couple of days ago, the update ushers in a massive overhaul of the Gym system, as well as paving the way for the new Raid...
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    Niantic Announces Raid Battles and Major New Gym Features for Pokémon Go

    Niantic has today announced some exciting new features for Pokémon Go that include revamped Gyms and all-new Raid Battles. Starting with the Gyms, Niantic says that the forthcoming “major facelift” will include being able to spin Photo Discs to acquire items at Gyms just as you already do at...
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    Niantic Launches Fire-Type and Ice-Type Pokémon Go Solstice Event

    Niantic has announced a brand new Pokémon Go event that kicks off today to celebrate the winter solstice in the Northern hemisphere and the summer solstice in the Southern hemisphere. The event starts at 1 p.m. PT today and ends at 1 p.m. PDT on June 20, and has a Fire-type and Ice-type Pokémon...
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    Niantic Announces First Real-World Event for Pokémon Go

    Niantic has announced that it is to hold the first ever real-world Pokémon Go event in celebration of both the one-year anniversary of the game’s release and the milestone of 750 million global downloads. First off we have the in-game Solstice Event, which will kick off on June 13. This will...
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    Legendary Pokémon and PvP Battles Coming Soon to Pokémon Go

    Touch Arcade reports that it is now looking more and more likely that some of the most popular fan-requested new features for Pokémon Go will be arriving this summer, including Legendary Pokémon and player vs. player battles. The news comes via a translated interview with Mathieu de Fayet, vice...
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    Pokémon Go “Adventure Week” Event Starts Today

    Niantic’s latest Pokémon Go special event, Adventure Week, kicks off today at 1:00 PM PDT, running through until 1:00 PM PDT on May 25, 2017. The new event is a way of celebrating the fact that the Pokémon Go community has travelled more than 15.8 billion kilometres worldwide. For the duration...
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    Niantic Announces Special Pokémon Go Worldwide Bloom Event for This Weekend

    Niantic is celebrating the arrival of spring this weekend with a special “Worldwide Bloom” event. Lasting until Monday, May 8, the event should see Grass-type Pokémon appearing more frequently in the wild, until they return to their usual habitats after the weekend. For the duration of the...
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    Pokémon Go Sets Out to Promote Civic Engagement

    Co.Design reports today on a surprising move from Niantic, the makers of Pokémon Go, who have teamed up with the Knight Foundation as part of a multiyear deal designed to promote civic engagement in communities. In practice, this means that the two companies will both use time, money, and...
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    Pokémon Go Easter Event Begins

    Niantic has announced today that it has launched a special Easter “Eggstravaganza” event. The event is underway now, and will end on April 20, 2017. During this time, a greater variety of Pokémon will be found in 2 km Eggs. You’ll also earn more Candy for each Egg that you hatch. Also during...
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    Pokémon Go Water Festival Begins

    Niantic has announced a new special Pokémon Go event, the Water Festival. During the global festival, which started yesterday and runs until March 29, 2017, Trainers can expect to see more of Magikarp, Squirtle, Totodile, and other Water-type Pokémon and their evolutions. Also, when you’re out...
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    More Than 80 New Pokémon are Coming to Pokémon Go This Week

    Finally the big Pokémon Go news that everyone has been waiting for is here today, and fans are so excited about it that the game is trending worldwide on Twitter once again, just like those heady days last summer. Pokémon Go developer Niantic has caused all the fuss today by announcing that...
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    Generation 2, Trading, and PvP Battles Coming Soon to Pokémon Go

    In a new interview with Vice, via AppleInsider, Niantic CEO John Hanke has been talking about the game’s massive success and what players can expect from future Pokémon Go updates. Referring to the eventual arrival to the game of Generation Two Pokémon, PvP battles, and an “abbreviated form”...
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    Pokémon Go Has Overload of Cuteness to Celebrate Valentine’s Day

    Following on from its Christmas and Halloween special events, Niantic has announced its brand new Valentine’s Day Pokémon Go event, which kicks off today and runs through until 11:00 a.m. PST on February 15, 2017. Candy is pretty much a given on a holiday such as Valentine’s Day, and that’s...
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    Niantic Announces Pokémon Go Holiday Event

    Niantic has announced several very cool presents for Pokémon Go fans over the holidays. First up, from December 25, 2016, until January 3, 2017, PokéStops will award you with one single-use Incubator each day after your first Photo Disc spin. There will also be a greater chance than usual that...
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    Pokémon Go Arrives on Apple Watch

    Niantic has just announced that Pokémon Go is finally available for Apple Watch. Interacting with Pokémon Go on Apple Watch appears to be very easy; you simply have to tap the watch to find nearby Pokémon and to collect item drops from PokéStops. You’ll still have to use your iPhone in order...
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    New Pokémon Are Here, Including a Festive Pikachu!

    Niantic made its big Pokémon Go announcement today, revealing that Professor Willow has discovered baby Pokémon Togepi and Pichu hatching from Eggs, which is where you can expect to find them too, starting from today. Niantic says that Trainers can also expect to find other Gen 2 Pokémon as well...
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    Pokémon Go Teams Up With Sprint and Starbucks

    9to5 Mac has lots of exciting news about Pokémon Go today. First up we have the official announcement from Niantic that Pokémon Go is teaming up with Sprint in the US, with over 10,500 retail locations, including Sprint, Boost Mobile, and Sprint at Radioshack stores, becoming PokéStops and...
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    Rumour: Trading and 100 New Pokémon Coming via Massive December Pokémon Go Update

    Niantic has already proved that it likes to celebrate the holidays with themed Pokémon Go updates and goodies for its trainers, so you can bet that it has something very special lined up for the end-of-year holiday season. And according to VentureBeat, Niantic’s December trainer treats could...
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    Ditto is Finally Found in Pokémon Go!

    The Ditto mystery is finally solved! Just as the Thanksgiving worldwide Pokémon Go event kicks off, Niantic has announced that the illustrious Professor Willow has found Ditto, and now trainers all over the world have the chance to catch the most famous pink blob since Kirby. As you might...
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    Niantic Launches Worldwide Thanksgiving Pokémon Go Event

    Niantic has announced that it wants to thank all the Pokémon Go trainers around the world by hosting a worldwide “Celebration to Say Thank You,” which kicks off on November 23 at 00:00 UTC, the day before the Thanksgiving holiday in the United States. In this latest special event, which runs...
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    Rumour: Gen 2 Pokémon, Trading, and PvP Battles Coming to Pokémon Go in December

    BGR has word of a very exciting Pokémon Go update that is rumoured to be on the way this December. According to GameGuide, a massive Pokémon Go update due next month will include not just the long-awaited introduction of Generation 2 Pokémon, including baby Pokémon such as Cleffa, Igglybuff, and...
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    Rumour: Pokémon Sun & Moon Link and Gen 2 Pokémon Coming to Pokémon Go

    According to the Daily Express, Niantic has a big secret in store for fans of the game, which could possibly be the ability to transfer Pokémon from the iOS game to the forthcoming Pokémon Sun & Moon Nintendo 3DS games, which arrive on November 18. Apparently, the secret was found in Pokémon Sun...
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    Latest Pokémon Go Update Features Daily Bonuses

    Niantic kicks off the week with some great news for Pokémon Go players, with the latest update (1.15.0) beginning to roll out. The main feature of this new update is the fact that you will now earn daily bonuses for the first Pokémon catch of the day and first PokéStop visited each day. When...
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