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Pokemon Go
« on: July 14, 2016, 10:17:37 PM »
Helpful Info







https://www.primagames.com/games/pokemon-go/tips/pokemon-go-how-level-and-gain-xp-fast





Niantic Official Info and Support page

https://support.pokemongo.nianticlabs.com/hc/en-us



How to Create or Change a PokeStop in 'Pokemon GO'

Fill out this form

https://support.pokemongo.nianticlabs.com/hc/en-us/requests/new?ticket_form_id=319928

http://toucharcade.com/2016/07/14/how-to-make-new-pokestop-pokemon-go/




How To Play Pokémon Go

http://kotaku.com/how-to-play-pokemon-go-1783354400



Ten Things I Wish I Knew When I Started 'Pokémon GO'

http://www.forbes.com/sites/insertcoin/2016/07/09/ten-things-i-wish-i-knew-when-i-started-pokemon-go/#100663c11d8a



Tips and Tricks to Make You the Very Best, Like No One Ever Was

http://www.droid-life.com/2016/07/11/pokemon-go-tips-and-tricks/



How to throw a curveball and get bonus XP (an extra 10 XP per successful capture)

http://www.techinsider.io/pokemon-go-curveball-2016-7

http://www.androidcentral.com/how-get-curveball-bonus-pokemon-go



PidgeyCalc - A calculator for maximising your Lucky Egg XP gains

http://www.pidgeycalc.com/




Pokémon Go uses the same locations Niantic's other game "Ingress", Ingress has a fully browsable online map of "portals" which are effectively the Ingress equivalent of Pokestops and gyms.

This article tells you how to access it.

http://toucharcade.com/2016/07/07/use-this-map-to-find-pokemon-go-pokestops-and-gyms/




Get the Google map data for your home, school/workplace and or the commute and save battery power.






An easter egg in the game that has been found to allow you control over your eevee's evolution. Name your eevee after one of the three Eevee brothers from the cartoon and it'll evolve into their respective eeveelution.

Sparky = Jolteon
Rainer = Vaporeon
Pyro = Flareon


** Thanks to Escher for the Eevee Tip





Big thanks to Marcian the Clever (aka Marcian Tobay) for starting the Pokémon Go thread over at Unleashed.


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Re: Pokemon Go
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2016, 10:32:49 PM »
I remember hating this game when it was just for an achievement and lame gear in SWTOR, and that had the extra benefit of not requiring me to wander around in 90 degree weather :P

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Re: Pokemon Go
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2016, 02:04:52 AM »
I remember hating this game when it was just for an achievement and lame gear in SWTOR, and that had the extra benefit of not requiring me to wander around in 90 degree weather :P
They had a similar game for SWTOR? Somehow i missed that, but then i gave the game a miss for about a year after launch because it was, in my opinion, not very good at that time.
One of things i miss most is my whimsically named PB, general incompetence. With his battlecry of "I know what I'm doing!" he only achieved 30 levels of making villains look bad before the shutdown.
NPC: "I heard the Council museum heist was foiled by general incompetence!"

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Re: Pokemon Go
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2016, 02:38:05 AM »
I was being facetious. But yes they had a sort of treasure hunt game where you'd send out a very slow moving droid and it would dig and if it didn't get anything it'd direct you the direction to dig next. Think FF9's chocobo hunting only slower and with dailies for cosmetic garbage and you've got it.

To be fair to Pokemon Go I never got a 3% coupon off a gourmet cupcake, a sunburn or hit by a car while being annoyed with hunts in SWTOR or FF9.

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« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2016, 12:32:38 AM »
I was being facetious. But yes they had a sort of treasure hunt game where you'd send out a very slow moving droid and it would dig and if it didn't get anything it'd direct you the direction to dig next. Think FF9's chocobo hunting only slower and with dailies for cosmetic garbage and you've got it.

To be fair to Pokemon Go I never got a 3% coupon off a gourmet cupcake, a sunburn or hit by a car while being annoyed with hunts in SWTOR or FF9.
Oh, right, that in-game quest chain. i got bored with it and never finished it on the alt that started it. Maybe one day.
i have enjoyed Pokego so far, but i've not really been playing it all that avidly. i think i'll wait at least until level 10 to choose a faction and just keep amusing myself by capturing monsters and mulching the lower power repeats for their tasty candies. So far i mostly just occasionally swing by the local stops on my way to and from work or the gym. This weekend i might join up with some friends to do some serious(ish) playing in a park that has a bunch of stops and 2 gyms.
One of things i miss most is my whimsically named PB, general incompetence. With his battlecry of "I know what I'm doing!" he only achieved 30 levels of making villains look bad before the shutdown.
NPC: "I heard the Council museum heist was foiled by general incompetence!"

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Re: Pokemon Go
« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2016, 11:37:10 PM »
I was being facetious. But yes they had a sort of treasure hunt game where you'd send out a very slow moving droid and it would dig and if it didn't get anything it'd direct you the direction to dig next. Think FF9's chocobo hunting only slower and with dailies for cosmetic garbage and you've got it.

To be fair to Pokemon Go I never got a 3% coupon off a gourmet cupcake, a sunburn or hit by a car while being annoyed with hunts in SWTOR or FF9.

Pokemon Go is not very grindy, it honestly has basically no comparison to what the thing in SWTOR you are talking about.  The times I have used Pokemon Go I was outside anyway on a hike or playing frisbee golf or something.  As for people who get by cars, that's really their own dumb fault.

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Re: Pokemon Go
« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2016, 08:07:36 AM »
apparently you have to go outside to play this game. Definitely not a game for me.

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Re: Pokemon Go
« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2016, 06:47:00 AM »
On the note of Pokemon, specifically the upcoming Sun and Moon game, apparently, the Skulls have moved to Alola.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Py2LxgWBaRQ

So when do we have to face Team Malta with attacks that drain PP and human-brain controlled Metagrosses?

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Re: Pokemon Go
« Reply #8 on: October 26, 2016, 04:29:09 AM »
The Halloween Event has begun.



YouTube Trailer for the Halloween Event.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=An2Dq6FcMjU



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Halloween Treats in Pokémon GO

Collect more Candies and keep on the lookout for more spooky Pokémon at the end of October.



Halloween is here, and Pokémon GO has its own treats to give out! Starting October 26 and lasting through November 1, you can receive way more Candies than usual.

Every Pokémon you catch will award six Candies—twice the normal amount. The Professor will give you two Candies instead of one for every Pokémon you transfer to him. And your Buddy Pokémon will award Candy four times faster than they usually do. Plus, you'll get twice the Candy you'd normally get when you hatch Eggs. Walk and catch all the Pokémon you can to get your fill of Candy during this special event!


Some spooky Pokémon will also be much more common leading up to Halloween. Be on the lookout for more of the following Pokémon on your trick-or-treat route:

  • Zubat
  • Golbat
  • Gastly
  • Haunter
  • Gengar
  • Drowzee
  • Hypno
Don't miss this fun chance to catch more Pokémon and collect more Candies in Pokémon GO leading up to a happy Halloween. For more Halloween fun, be sure to visit Pokemon.com/Halloween, where you can download Pokémon pumpkin stencils and share your festive photos using the hashtag #PokemonHalloween.

Have a happy Pokémon Halloween!

http://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-news/halloween-treats-in-pokemon-go/



** Thanks to Taser and Coin from Unleashed for the Info

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Re: Pokemon Go
« Reply #9 on: November 04, 2016, 04:23:20 PM »
From Niantic's Pokémon Go website

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More bonuses, more fun! Daily bonuses are coming...

Trainers,

We want to provide you a detailed look at a new feature coming soon to Pokémon GO - Daily bonuses!


Trainers will soon be able to receive a bonus for certain daily activities, including catching a Pokémon or visiting a PokéStop once a day.

You’ll earn a larger bonus if you do this seven days in a row!


Catching a Pokémon every day will earn the following bonus:

  • 500 XP
  • 600 Stardust
Catching a Pokémon every day for 7 days straight will earn the following larger bonus:
 
  • 2,000 XP
  • 2,400 Stardust
Visiting a PokéStop and spinning the Photo Disc every day will earn the following bonus:
 
  • 500 XP
  • A number of additional items
Visiting a PokéStop every day for 7 days straight will earn the following larger bonus:
 
  • 2,000 XP
  • A greater number of additional items
If you catch a Pokémon at any time on Tuesday local time, you’ll be eligible for the next daily bonus on Wednesday at 12 AM local time.


Pictures at Link
http://pokemongo.nianticlabs.com/en/post/daily-bonus/




Possible Thanksgiving Event

http://www.slashgear.com/pokemon-go-update-secret-event-2-hits-thanksgiving-week-02462481/

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Re: Pokemon Go
« Reply #10 on: November 09, 2016, 12:13:00 AM »
From Niantic's Pokémon Go website

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Celebrating Daily Bonuses with More Bonuses!

Trainers,

We are excited to let you know that the new daily bonus feature is rolling out right now. The daily bonuses reward you with XP and Stardust for your first catch of the day, and XP and extra items for your first Photo Disc spin of the day at a PokéStop. You’ll get an even bigger bonus if you complete these actions seven days in a row!

To celebrate this feature, from November 7th to November 11th, you’ll find more Pokémon out in the world. Moreover, PokéStops will grant more items! Yes — this means more Great Balls, and for Trainers that are level 20 and above — more Ultra Balls!

Take advantage of it while you can and explore your neighborhoods with Pokémon GO!

The Pokémon GO team

http://pokemongo.nianticlabs.com/en/post/daily-bonus-bonus/

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Re: Pokemon Go
« Reply #11 on: November 23, 2016, 06:34:55 AM »
From Niantic's Pokémon Go website

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starting November 23rd at 00:00 UTC and going through November 30th 00:00 UTC, we will double the amount of XP and Stardust you receive when completing in-game actions.

http://pokemongo.nianticlabs.com/en/post/celebration-nov2016/

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Re: Pokemon Go
« Reply #12 on: December 28, 2016, 12:39:51 AM »
From Niantic's Pokémon Go website

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Trainers,

As the year draws to a close, we want to give you a great way to celebrate the end of the year with Pokémon GO. For the next couple of weeks, you’ll have even more reason to explore the world with your friends and family while you enjoy our year-end event.

Don’t miss out on an increased chance to hatch a Togepi (and other Pokémon)! Starting the morning of December 25, 2016, and through the afternoon of January 3, 2017 (PST), PokéStops will award one single-use Incubator each day after your first Photo Disc spin. As you visit PokéStops during this time period, there will be a greater chance of finding Eggs that hatch Togepi, Pichu, and several other recently found Pokémon, originally discovered in the Johto region. Special Pikachu wearing festive hats will also be staying around a bit longer! You are more likely to find these limited-edition Pikachu during the time period of this celebration.

In addition, from the afternoon of December 30, 2016, through the afternoon of January 8, 2017 (PST), the first partner Pokémon and their Evolutions, originally discovered in the Kanto region, are more likely to be encountered. This means a greater chance to catch Bulbasaur, Ivysaur, and Venusaur, as well as Charmander, Charmeleon, and Charizard, plus Squirtle, Wartortle, and Blastoise! As a way to increase your chance to encounter one of these Pokémon, Lure Modules will also last for 60 minutes instead of 30 minutes.

Get up and go!

http://pokemongolive.com/en/post/holiday2016

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Re: Pokemon Go
« Reply #13 on: June 16, 2018, 02:54:09 PM »

Community Day - Jun 16, 2018 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM EDT


Featured Pokémon: Larvitar

Unique move: Smack Down (Tyranitar-only)

Bonus 1: 3x XP when catching Pokémon

Bonus 2: 3-hour Lures


Evolve a Larvitar/Pupitar to a Tyranitar during the 3 Hour window & it will learn the exclusive move "Smack Down".


https://pokemongolive.com/events/community-day/

https://pokemongohub.net/post/news/larvitar-pupitar-and-tyranitar-normal-models-changed-shiny-models-leaked-in-network-traffic/

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Re: Pokemon Go
« Reply #14 on: June 19, 2018, 01:41:16 AM »

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Pokemon GO Trading: Every feature and detail


Everything you need to know about Pokemon GO Trading is here right this minute. This is the guide you might just want to bookmark – we’ll be updating as we go. Until and through the point at which Trading is released into the live game, this is the place for all the ins and outs and how-to situations of all sorts. Plus, The People Eater is here to count the cost – because trading ain’t free!


The Cost

Each trade costs stardust. The amount of stardust each trade costs depends entirely on how friendly you are with the person you’re trading with. A basic trade might cost around 100 stardust. A legendary trade might cost a whole lot more – somewhere right around the 1-million stardust mark.

The difference in cost dependent on friendship level can be extreme. The same trade that might’ve cost you 1-million stardust with a relative stranger could cost just 40,000 stardust with a very good friend.
 
Each time a Pokemon is traded, its CP and HP are reduced. There’s a range that each Pokemon has that it’ll be knocked down into with each trade. Because of this, two players cannot trade a Pokemon back and forth indefinitely – eventually the Pokemon becomes too tiny!


Requirements


A player must be Level 10 to trade. A player must become Friends with another player in order to trade. “Trainers who require parental approval and registration through the Pokémon Trainer Club to play Pokemon GO will be unable to trade with other Trainers in the game.” So don’t expect to get any Mew/Pikachu trades from baby newbies any time soon.

Players must be within “close physical proximity” to trade. This apparently means within 100 meters – that’s 328 feet, or about 1/3 of a standard city block. Basically you’ll need to be able to see the person your trading with – unless your trading with someone in a different apartment, which could also be very cool.
 

The Bonus


Users will get a Pokemon Candy bonus each time they trade. The candy they receive is dependent upon the Pokemon they receive in the trade. The amount of candy you receive depends on the amount of distance between each of the two Pokemon’s catch points. That’s points in physical space – the GPS location at which each Pokemon was caught. The maximum bonus comes when there was 100km or more distance between said Pokemon when initially caught. That’s approximately 62 miles.


Friendship Level


The next generation in Pokemon GO has new ways to connect with players. If a player is a “Good Friend” with you, you can trade all Pokemon except Mythical. Higher levels of friendship include bonuses: like a stardust discount for trades, raid bonuses, and attack bonuses in gym battles.

One can become a Good Friend with another player in essentially a day. One cannot become a Great Friend until one week has passed. An Ultra Friendship cannot be achieved before 30 days are up. And a Best Friendship comes after 90 days.

Good Friend turns to Great Friend. Great Friend turns to Ultra Friend. Ultra Friend has twice as much of a stardust discount for trade, twice as much attack bonus, and twice as much a Raid bonus. The Raid bonus is an extra amount of Premiere Balls with which you can potentially catch a Raid Boss.

A Best Friend has three times the stardust discount, three times the attack bonus, and +4 Premiere Balls at the end of a Raid Battle! It’s in everyone’s best interest that you become BEST FRIENDS with everyone in the entire game.



Friendship Level Bonuses:

Good Friend: Trading activated (except Mythical)
Great Friend: Stardust discount x1, Attack Bonus x1, +1 Premiere Ball
Ultra Friend: Stardust discount x2, Attack Bonus x2, +2 Premiere Balls
Best Friend: Stardust discount x3, Attack Bonus x3, +4 Premiere Balls


Bonuses do not stack! When you’re in a raid battle with 6 friends, you don’t get +24 extra Premiere Balls, you get just +4 Premiere Balls. You get only the bonuses from the highest-level friendship you’ve got in the raid battle – or gym battle.


Increasing Friendship


You can only increase your friendship level with each person once per day. You can increase your friendship level with an unlimited number of people per day (sort of*), but only once per person per day. Levels go from Good to Great to Ultra to BEST. You can increase your Friendship level with a person with the following actions.

  • Send a Pokestop Gift
  • Send a Pokemon Gym Gift
  • Raid Together
  • Gym Battle Together
Limitations


We’ve already discussed the limits of the Pokemon – one Pokemon can only be traded so many times before it becomes entirely useless. Another limitation is in the kinds of Pokemon you can trade, and at what frequency.

Shiny, Legendary, and Unregistered to your Pokedex Pokemon are all treated the same in this regard: They can only be traded once per day. You can only trade these sorts of Pokemon with a Great Friend or a Best Friend.

*You may only have 200 Friends in Pokemon GO. At this moment there is no way to remove a Friend from your Friend list, so choose wisely! Friendships will begin to be made at the end of this week, and Trading will be released “SOON.”


https://www.slashgear.com/pokemon-go-trading-every-feature-and-detail-18534539/

https://www.engadget.com/2018/06/18/after-two-years-pokemon-go-is-finally-letting-you-trade-monst/

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Re: Pokemon Go
« Reply #15 on: July 07, 2018, 03:04:35 AM »

Articuno Day - Saturday July 7th, 2018
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the global community also managed to unlock the special Articuno Day reward tier. This means players will have three hours of special Articuno raids and a chance to claim five free Raid Passes.
 
Although the concept sounds simple enough, things are never quite that easy in Pokemon GO. The initial press release was a little shy on details about how claiming the five free Raid Passes would work, but players have hounded the support team enough to get some answers.

The most important thing to note about the Articuno Day Raid Pass promotion is that these are Free Raid Passes, not Premium Raid Passes. Unfortunately, that means they cannot stack above one. This means that to get full value out of the reward, players need to compete at least four Battle Raids during the event (because they can’t pick up the next free pass until they’ve used the one already in inventory).


The above email, shared by a member of The Silph Road subreddit, clearly explains that players cannot receive all five raid passes at once, as some trainers were hoping. As expected, the rural community isn’t thrilled about this limitation. Getting enough players together and finding a Gym with an ongoing battle four times in three hours may be a little too difficult outside of the bigger city areas.
 
During the Articuno event, players have a chance to encounter a shiny version of the Legendary bird during Battle Raids. Keep an eye out for the special spawn.
https://gamerant.com/pokemon-go-5-free-raid-passes/




Community Day - Sunday July 8th, 2018 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM EDT


Featured Pokémon: Squirtle

Unique move: Hydro Cannon (Blastoise-only)

Bonus 1: 1/4 Egg Hatching Distance

Bonus 2: 3-hour Lures


Evolve a Squirtle/Wartortle to a Blastoise during the 3 Hour window & it will learn the exclusive move "Hydro Cannon".

https://pokemongolive.com/events/community-day/



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Something new for Community Day is the addition of a new form - the sunglasses-wearing Squirtle, based on the Squirtle Squad from the anime!

You can earn a chance of catching one by completing Field Research throughout the hours of Community Day. These Field Research quests are usually 'catch three' of the Pokémon, so assuming that's the same here, it should be fairly easy to rack up completed quests throughout the event.

https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2018-07-06-pokemon-go-community-day-event-day-times-featured-pokemon-5392

https://twitter.com/PokemonGoApp/status/1013886294676647936



July 6th, 2018 is Pokémon Go’s 2nd anniversary

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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!

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