Pokémon Go

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28th December 2016

2016: A year in review

Pokémon Go launches two dozen Gen 5 creatures today

Unova set of regional exclusives, too.

Pokémon Go Unova Stone - how to get the Unova Stone for Chandelure and many more

Everything we currently know about the Unova Stone in Pokémon Go.

Pokémon Go EX Raids and how to get an EX Raid Pass explained

Everything you need to know about EX Raids in Pokémon Go, including how to receive an EX Raid Pass.

Pokémon Go Deoxys formes, counters and weaknesses explained

Everything you need to know about Deoxys appearance in Tier 5 Raids.

Pokémon Go just had its most lucrative month for three years

UPDATE: Niantic offering compensation for "previous issues".

Pokémon Go Suicune counters, weaknesses and moveset explained

Everything you need to know about the return of Suicune.

Pokémon Go Entei counters, weaknesses and moveset explained

Everything you need to know about the return of Entei.

Pokémon Go Raikou counters, weaknesses and moveset explained

Everything you need to know about the return of Raikou.

Pokémon Go's first gen five Pokémon appear next month

Plus details on Jirachi's arrival and Global Challenge Ultra bonuses.

Pokémon Go Legacy Moves explained: Every Legacy Move, Event Legacy Move and Legacy Move Pokémon listed

Every Legacy Move and Event Legacy Move you can find in Pokémon Go for collectors.

Pokémon Go PokéStop nominations: How to submit PokeStops, nomination requirements and what makes a good PokéStop nomination explained

Everything you need to know about picking and submitting nomination for new PokéStops in Pokémon Go.

Pokémon Go - Search terms for the Pokémon storage search bar explained

Every search term you need to quickly search through and organise your Pokémon storage.

Pop-up Pokémon Centre London announced

UPDATE: Open in Shepherd's Bush for a month.

How to get back into Pokémon Go

It's always a perfect time to start playing Pokémon Go again. Always.

Pokémon Go best Pokémon: the best attackers, best defenders and best Pokémon by type

Which are the best Pokémon for Gyms, raiding and PvP in Pokémon Go?

Pokémon Go Rayquaza counters, weaknesses and moveset explained

Everything you need to know about the return of Rayquaza.

Pokémon Go Shadow Pokémon counters, how to beat Shadow Snorlax and how Purified Pokémon work

What we know about Shadow and Purified Pokémon in Pokémon Go.

Team Rocket blast back into Pokémon Go

UPDATE: They've returned after yesterday's disappearance.

Pokémon Go Team Rocket: How to find Team Rocket PokéStops and everything we know about Invasions

Here's everything we know about Team Go Rocket are blasting into Pokémon Go.

Pokémon Go A Troubling Situation quest tasks explained

How to complete the Team Go Rocket themed questline in Pokémon Go.

Pokémon Go Appraisal and CP meaning explained: How to get the highest IV and CP values and create the most powerful team

We delve into the Appraisal feature, as well as telling you how what CP, HP, IVs are and how they work.

Pokémon Go Gen 5 Pokémon list released so far, and every creature from Black and White's Unova region listed

Every creature from Gen 5 that will one day be available in Pokémon Go.

Pokémon Go Legendary Pokémon: List of all currently and previously available Legendary Pokémon

Every Legendary Pokémon that has been released in Pokémon Go so far.

Pokémon Go Mewtwo counters, weaknesses and moveset explained

Everything you need to know about Mewtwo's return to Pokémon Go.

Go Fest Global research task rewards explained in Pokémon Go

The various rewards for the latest set of Research Tasks.

Pokémon Go Spinda quest this month explained, plus all Spinda forms listed

How to catch the elusive Spinda in Pokémon Go.

Pokémon Go Jump-Start Research quest tasks and rewards explained

Getting a jump-start on the Jump-Start Research quest.

Pokémon Go's July Community Day has heard you like Mudkips

As leak points to major new Team Rocket questline.

Pokémon Go Ultra Bonus dates and rewards from Global Challenge 2019 explained

How to be rewarded from various Pokémon Go events wherever you are this year.

Pokémon Go September Field Research tasks and their rewards explained

All Field Research tasks listed, plus Special Research and Research Breakthroughs work in Pokémon Go.

Four new Pokémon games and apps announced

Including a sleep tracker "consulted on by Snorlax".

Pokémon Go Cherrim forms: Cherubi and how to get Sunshine Form and Overcast Form Cherrim

How to get all Cherubi and both Cherrim forms in Pokémon Go explained.

Pokémon Go Pikachu photobomb: How to get Pikachu and Smeargle in Pokémon Go's Snapshot mode

How to catch Detective hat Pikachu and the elusive Smeargle in Pokémon Go.

Pokémon Go Lures: Glacial Lure, Mossy Lure, Magnetic Lure Modules explained

How the various Lure Modules work in Pokémon Go.

17,000 Niantic players worked to collect 145 tons of rubbish in celebration of Earth Day 2019

"An effort like this highlights how much impact people can have when they work together."

Pokémon Go Egg charts: What's in 2km, 5km, 7km, 10km Eggs

Egg charts for 2km, 5km, 7km and 10km distances in Pokémon Go.

Pokémon Go Lucky Friends and Lucky Pokémon - how to get Lucky Friends and guaranteed Lucky Pokémon

How to get Lucky Pokémon in Pokémon Go - and everything we know about Lucky Friends.

Pokémon Go Metal Coat - evolve Scyther into Scizor, Onix into Steelix, and how to get the Metal Coat

Evolution methods for new Gen 2 Pokémon Scizor, Steelix, and how to get the Metal Coat.

Pokémon Go Gen 4 Pokémon list released so far, and every creature from Diamond and Pearl's region listed

Every creature from Gen 4 that will one day be available in Pokémon Go.

Pokémon Go Clamperl evolutions into Huntail and Gorebyss explained

How to evolve Clamperl into Huntail and Gorebyss in Pokémon Go.

Pokémon Go adds Smeargle, details in-game Pokémon Day event

Paint me like one of your Kalos girls.

Lawsuit settlement might see some Pokémon Go gyms and Pokéstops removed

Who's responsible for Pokémon Go trespassing; players or Niantic?

Pokémon Go Valentine's Day event - end date, Luvdisc, Chansey and how to get a yellow Luvdisc explained

All the details surrounding this year's Pokémon Go's pink-tinted Valentine's Day update.

Pokémon Go Sinnoh Stone - how to get the Sinnoh Stone for Gallade, Froslass, Tangrowth and much more

How to get 17 new Pokémon - including Gallade, Froslass and Tangrowth - using a Sinnoh Stone.

FeatureThe haunted origins of Pokémon

Gastly tales of the onixpected.

Pokémon Go Lunar New year event - end date, Spoink, featured Pokémon and bonuses

All the details surrounding Pokémon Go's pig-themed Lunar New Year event.

Pokémon Go Hoenn Event - bonuses, end date and everything we know

Everything you need to know about the Pokémon Go Kanto event.

Pokémon Go Battles: How to battle trainers and PvP rewards explained

Everything you need to know about Pokémon Go's Player vs Player - or PvP - 'Trainer Battles' mode.

Pokémon Go Ghost type Pokémon - where to find Ghost-types and Ghost Pokémon locations

Every source of Ghost-type Pokémon so you can grind out that Research.

Pokémon Go Buddy distance chart for when Buddy Pokémon drop rewards

Which Buddy Pokémon produce Candy faster than others?

Pokémon Go Moves - how to get a second charge move, Fast TMs, Charge TMs, and DPS explained

How moves work in Pokémon Go since the second charge move update.

Pokémon Go Type chart, Type effectiveness and weakness explained

Calculate the damage for any matchup with our Type Chart.

Pokémon Go Ditto - which Pokémon can be Ditto in the wild explained

How to find the elusive 'hidden' Pokémon Ditto.

Pokémon Go to Let's Go transfer steps explained: How to connect Pokémon Go to Nintendo Switch

How to get your Gen 1 Pokémon from Go to Let's Go on Nintendo Switch.

Pokémon Go update adds Gen 4 evolutions, Meltan, more

UPDATE: Special Meltan quest now live, after a bumpy rollout.

PodcastWe discuss the surprising Pokémon Let's Go and Pokémon Go's best year yet

Pikachuing the fat in the latest Eurogamer Podcast.

Pokémon Go Adventure Sync walking rewards, weekly reset time and level requirement explained

Niantic's new Pokémon Go walking feature Adventure Sync explained.

Pokémon Go Gen 3 Pokémon list: Every creature from Ruby and Sapphire's Hoenn region you can catch right now

Every creature from Ruby and Sapphire currently available in Pokémon Go.

Pokémon Go A Spooky Message quest steps - how to catch Spiritomb and Spiritomb stats

How to unlock Spiritomb in Pokémon Go's A Spooky Message event.

Pokémon Go gets spooky new species for Halloween

Special research incoming, plus new hats.

FeatureJunichi Masuda on Pokémon Let's Go's difficulty, mechanics, and the series' future

"I'd be really sad to think that for fans, Pokémon is just hatching eggs."

Big changes - and Gen 4 - are coming to Pokémon Go soon

The news Weavile been waiting for.

Pokémon Go Psychic event - Drowzee, Abra, Ralts spawns and end date explained

Everything we know about the Pokémon Go Psychic event.

Fans think Pokémon Go data just leaked a brand new Pokémon

UPDATE: And it just got a surprise release! Sort of...

Pokémon Go Trading - cost chart, Special Trades and how to trade in Pokémon Go explained

Everything you need to know about Trading in Pokémon Go.

Pokémon Go - Special evolution items, their drop rates, and when to evolve or Power Up your Pokémon

New items, Evolution and Power Up mechanics explained with a flowchart.

Niantic targets Pokémon Go PvP by end of 2018

Prepare for trouble - make it double.

Pokémon Go Alolan Pokémon Forms list, how to get Alolan Raichu, Alolan Marowak and other Alola Pokémon

Everything we know so far about the incoming Alolan Forms of Kanto Pokémon.

Pokémon Go adding Lucky Pokémon, another thing to collect

UPDATE: Available now for you to take a Chansey.

Pokémon Go drops first Gen 4 teaser

Sinnoh you're winning.

Pokémon Go XP chart - Sources list and how to get XP fast with Pidgey farming

A simple way to earn a whopping 60,000 XP in 30 minutes.

FeaturePokémon Go's boss on the game's future, Pokémon Let's Go, and event issues

"Bob Dylan's first electric concert was a little rough..."

Pokémon Go Gifts - How to send and receive Gift boxes in Pokémon Go

How sending and receiving Gifts works in Pokémon Go.

Pokémon Go Friends - Friendship levels, bonuses and how to add friends in Pokémon Go

Everything you need to know about Friendship levels in Pokémon Go.

Pokémon Go Stardust and Star Pieces explained - How to get Stardust sources to strengthen your Pokémon

The best ways to gather Stardust, from Eggs to Gyms, and what Star Pieces do.

Pokémon Go Water Festival event - end date, Shellder and other water Pokémon explained

All the details surrounding Pokémon Go's Water Festival update.

Pokémon Go Fest Chicago and Dortmund events announced

"After getting off to a bumpy start..."

Pokémon Go's Tyrogue and how to evolve into Hitmontop, Hitmonlee and Hitmonchan

There's a trick to evolving new Gen 2 baby Tyrogue into one of three fighting Pokémon.

Pokémon Go Kanto Event - bonuses, end date and everything we know

Everything we know about the upcoming Pokémon Go Kanto Week event.

Pokémon Go Easter Eggstravaganza event - Egg list, start date, end date and bonus Stardust and Candy explained

All the details surrounding Pokémon Go's Easter event, from bonus Candy to new 2km Egg Pokémon.

Pokémon Go Castform forms explained

How to make use of the weather to help you catch each type of Castform form in Pokémon Go.

Pokémon Go Swablu, evolution Altaria and how to get a yellow Swablu explained

What to do with all those Swablu you've been catching in Pokémon Go.

Pokémon Go Weather effects system benefits and boosts explained to help you get Cacnea and Lotad

Whether rain or shine, expect to see interesting changes to Pokémon Go.

Pokémon Go's last big wave of Gen 3 creatures arrives tomorrow

All wild spawns will be Gen 3 for five days, while Rayquaza raids begin this weekend.

Pokémon Go rips up its Mewtwo raid rulebook

UPDATE: Mewtwo's birthday invites were "bug", Niantic says.

Another wave of Gen 3 creatures added to Pokémon Go

Catch 'em before they're Aggron.

Pokémon Go: Level rewards list, level up items and max level cap in full

Here's what items and rewards you unlock as you collect XP, and when.

Pokémon Go Global Catch Challenge - Catch goals and rewards for the Thanksgiving travel event explained

The many rewards you'll (hopefully) see when the Thanksgiving event ends.

Pokémon Go Coins - How to get PokéCoins in the latest update

Gyms have changed the way you get the game's premium currency for free.

There's a touching tribute to Satoru Iwata in Pokémon Ultra Sun and Moon

"When we were really in a pinch, this amazing guy came along..."

Pokémon Go raid rewards are getting better

Mewtwo requirements tweaked, too.

Pokémon Go event to unlock Farfetch'd

UPDATE: 1.5bn catch milestone reached, more rewards live.

Pokémon Go Gym rework - Motivation, Gym Battles, Defender Bonus and how Gyms work in the new Gym update

New update! Plus: how to win the current Gym Battles and earn their spoils.

Pokémon Go introduces first Gen 3 creatures tomorrow

Halloween event detailed, more Gen 3 coming this year.

Pokémon Go leak suggests Gen 3 for Halloween event this month

UPDATE: Second leak reveals new Pikachu.

Pokémon Go Unown - Everything we know about the elusive alphabet Pokémon

It's exceedingly rare, but the Gen 2 Pokémon and its many forms are out there.

Pokémon Go Candy - How to get Candy easily, and how Rare Candy works

How to get Candy as easily as possible, and how much you'll need to spend to evolve it.

Pokémon Go introduces Super Incubators in Equinox event

Plus double stardust and special 2km eggs.

Legendary beasts Raikou, Entei, and Suicune coming to Pokémon Go today

Plus, see who else is raiding without using a pass first.

Australasia-exclusive Kangaskhan headed to Pokémon Go in Europe

London! Belfast! Birmingham! Cardiff! Glasgow! Manchester!

Pokémon Go - Gen 2 Pokédex from the Johto region in Gold and Silver and how to get them

A checklist of the creatures available from Gold, Silver and Crystal as part of Pokémon Go's big February update.

Pokémon Go Ash Hat Pikachu Anniversary event - everything you need to know about Anniversary Boxes and the Anniversary Pikachu

Everything you need to know about the Pokémon Go Anniversary and Pikachu's latest cool hat.

Pokémon Go event bonuses extended following Go Fest kerfuffle

Legendary Pokémon still spawning, for now.

Pokémon Go Fest attendees to be compensated following widespread connection problems

UPDATE: Legendaries unlocked for players worldwide, without a fight.

Pokémon Go celebrates first anniversary with new Pikachu event

UPDATE: New end date set. Happiny birthday!

Pokémon Go Dragon Scale - evolve Seadra into Kingdra and how to get the Dragon Scale

Evolution method for the new Gen II Pokémon Kingdra, and how to get the Dragon Scale.

Pokémon Go Up-Grade - evolve Porygon into Porygon2 and how to get the Up-Grade

Evolution method for the new Gen II Pokémon Poryon2, and how to get the Up-Grade.

Pokémon Go Sun Stone - evolve Gloom into Bellossom, Sunkern into Sunflora, and how to get the Sun Stone

Evolution methods for new Gen II Pokémon Bellossom, Sunflora, and how to get the Sun Stone.

Pokémon Go King's Rock - evolve Poliwhirl into Politoed, Slowpoke into Slowking, and how to get the King's Rock

Evolution methods for new Gen II Pokémon Politoed, Slowking, and how to get the King's Rock.

Pokémon Go - How to find Pokémon in spawn locations, biomes and using radars

How and where to discover Pokémon out in the real world.

Pokémon Go raid battles launch, currently locked to players level 35+

UPDATE: Now playable for users with accounts level 25 and up.

Pokémon Go Gym and Raids gallery

A closer look at the big summer 2017 update to Pokémon Go.

Pokémon Go raids confirmed

We've played the app's big summer update.

Pokémon Go Ice and Fire event, new multiplayer gameplay detailed

Plus real-life meetups across the globe.

Legendary Pokémon and PVP battling headed to Pokémon Go this summer

Along with "more value" for your choice of team.

Another Pokémon Go event rocks app next week

Yes, it's for rock Pokémon.

This week, Pokémon Go gets its biggest update since launch

UPDATE: 80 new Gold and Silver Pokémon are now live.

Pokémon Go nests - Where to find nests in London, the UK and other areas worldwide

Find clusters of specific Pokémon fast with these maps and lists, up to date until late September.

Pokémon Go Valentine's Day event begins today

Will increase your Chansey of rare, baby Pokémon.

FeatureSuper effective: The year of Pokémon Go

How one game took over the world.

Google's most searched term in 2016 was Pokémon GO

Followed by iPhone 7, Trump, and Prince.

New Pokémon were just added to Pokémon GO

UPDATE: All the baby Pokémon spotted too.

Starbucks may have just spoiled a big Pokémon Go update

UPDATE: New Pokémon confirmed to be joining Go very soon.

Pokémon Go's Nearby feature live now in the UK

PokéStop what you're doing and play.

Ditto finally released into Pokémon Go

And how you catch him Transforms the game.

Pokémon Go Daily Bonus - Rewards for streaks and first catch and Pokéstop of each day

Here's how much XP and Stardust you get for playing Pokémon Go each day.

Pokémon Go's latest update gives players more of a reason to unlock medals

Earn a capture bonus the more Pokémon you catch.

Pokémon Go streamer mugged live on camera

While filming on a lit street in Central Park.

Behold our Pokémon Go Plus competition winners

You really need to see these.

Pokémon Go announced for Apple Watch

App passes 500m downloads.

New Pokémon Go Buddy feature coming

Have your own Ash-Pikachu moment.

Pokémon Go Pikachu: How to get Pikachu as your starter and out in the wild

How to start with Ash's favourite Pokémon over Bulbasaur, Charmander or Squirtle.

Pokémon Go - Battery saver mode explained, other ways to save battery

There's various ways to help your Poké adventure last longer on your phone.

Pokémon Go username: How to change username, change Trainer appearance

How you can swap the look and nickname of your Trainer.

Pokémon Go cheaters get the boot

Playing unfair was always Chancey.

3DS sales nearly doubled last month in US retail following Pokémon Go craze

The aging handheld tops hardware charts, Monster Hunter leads software.

Pokémon Go Curveballs - Throw perfect Curveballs and get Nice, Great, Excellent bonuses

How to trap Pokémon effectively inside those valuable Pokéballs.

Pokémon Go server status - check Pokémon Go servers are down in UK, US, Europe and more

Pokémon Go isn't the most reliable game right now, so here's now to navigate its various errors.

Pokémon Go removed from the Hiroshima Peace Memorial and Holocaust Museum

Issue resolved six hours before anniversary ceremony.

Pokémon Go developer explains why it shut down third-party apps

Because of a "negative impact on game resources".

Pokévision creator issues impassioned plea to Pokémon Go boss

When millions give feedback, listen to what they say.

Pokémon Go player claims to have first ever legendary

UPDATE: Niantic is pulling legendary Pokémon from Trainers' accounts.

Pokémon Go players erupt in anger after fan tools forced offline

But why have Pokevision and other apps shut down?

Pokémon Go update removes broken nearby footprints feature

Spawn locations changed, PokéStops removed, extra safety warnings added.

Someone's hit the Pokémon Go level cap

Here's what happens when you reach Lv 40.

Pokémon Go fan actually catches 'em all

Well, as far as you can in the US.

3000 McDonald's to become sponsored Pokémon Go gyms - in Japan

UPDATE: Japan launch rolls out today, order your Big Muk now.

Even The Simpsons has spoofed Pokémon Go

A weekend's worth of videos captured.

FeatureActually, Pokémon Go isn't really a Nintendo game

But it's still great news for Nintendo.

Pokémon Go is the most popular mobile game in US history

With 21m daily active users after only one week.

Pokémon Go success prompts live-action movie chatter

Legendary Pictures wants to cash them all.

Holocaust museum pleads: stop playing Pokémon Go here

UPDATE: Pokémon Company tells museum to fill out its contact form.

These new Pokémon are some of the weirdest yet

UPDATE: A mud horse! A piece of fruit! Some petals!

Pokémon Go does not snoop on your Google Account, developer insists

But app "erroneously" hands The Pokémon Company full access.

FeatureI played Pokémon Go in Croydon

A wild Whitgift appeared!

Pokémon Go is a phenomenon that's pushing people together

And that's an unpredictable thing indeed.

UK release of Pokémon Go "paused until we're comfortable"

UPDATE: European launch "within days" says Wall Street Journal.

Watch Pokémon GO parodied by Square Enix

From the creators of Hitman GO and Lara Croft GO.

Pokémon GO hides Sandshrew at police station with hilarious results

"Please be advised that you don't actually have to step inside."

Pokémon Go is out now in US, Australia, New Zealand

UPDATE: Now it's available in Germany.

Pokémon has a Super Bowl trailer

Gotta watch 'em all.