Alolan Forms of Kanto-region Pokémon are coming to Pokémon Go "in the coming weeks", according to developer Niantic.
Chicago will once again host this year's big Pokémon Go Fest, following last year's inaugural event which ended up marred by technical issues.
Two smaller events will also be held in Dortmund, Germany and in Yokosuka, Japan on separate dates.
Now a two-day affair, Pokémon Go Fest 2018 will be held in Chicago's Lincoln Park on 14th and 15th July. Developer Niantic is promising "a unique and immersive gameplay experience" not seen before, with "physical installations and exclusive activities". The surrounding area will see "additional in-game activities and appearance of rare Pokémon". Tickets will cost $20.
Pokémon Go will highlight its roster of fighting-type species in a Battle Showdown, the game's next event.
Fire starter Charmander will be the star of Pokémon Go's next Community Day, the game's monthly meetup event.
Pokémon Go will celebrate the Kanto region - home to the original Pokémon Red, Blue and Yellow games - in its latest event.
Pokémon Go will introduce Mew, its first Mythical Pokémon, via an all-new quests system.
Legendary flying 'mon Lugia will return to Pokémon Go this month, for a limited time.
Pokémon Go's next monthly Community Day event will take place on Sunday, 25th March from 10am to 1pm.
Pokémon Go's legendary trio of Groudon, Kyogre and Rayquaza will feature in a new event which begins today.
Pokémon Go has another new in-game event, this time to celebrate Lunar New Year.
Pokémon villains Team Rocket have turned up in Pokémon Go with a new, dastardly scheme to steal your money - by selling their uniform as premium cosmetic clothing.
The last big round of Gen 3 creatures will arrive in Pokémon Go tomorrow, 8th February.
UPDATE 8/2/18 9.05am: Niantic has issued a response to this week's baffling EX Raid battle invitations - and blamed them on a "bug".
Hidden within Pokémon Go's latest update is a fresh quest system involving the game's human characters.
Have you played Pokémon Go lately? There are bunch of new monsters to track down plus some snazzy new in-game weather effects which play into the game's various systems.
All of this may be old news to those who log on regularly (hello!), but it's the gist of this pretty new TV ad for the game - perfect for the more lapsed players.
Stephen Fry has been roped in to lend his dulcet tones to the narration, while the music comes from George Fenton, the Academy Award-nominated composer of various David Attenborough BBC documentaries.
Pokémon Go is adding another set of Gen 3 creatures in an update today.
Niantic has announced Pokémon Go Community Days, a new global event initiative, designed to encourage local meet-ups and bring players together once a month.
"Pokémon GO Community Day is an opportunity for Trainers around the world to meet up at their local parks to make new friends and experience what it means to be a part of this special community", explains Niantic in its Community Day launch announcement.
The company will incentivise this rather lovely idea by releasing a special Community Day Pokémon that will only stick around for the duration of a single event. When caught, this event-only Pokémon will know an exclusive move.
Pokémon Go will soon no longer support older iPhones and iPads.
Pokémon Go's Christmas event concluded last night with an unexpected surprise for fans: the rotation of two creatures' in-game region exclusivity.
Upon waking this morning, players found the two recently-released Pokémon Seviper and Zangoose had suddenly switched their region availability.
The snake-like Seviper and feline mongoose Zangoose launched as part of Pokémon Go's first Gen 3 update back in early December.
Pokémon Go's vaguely Christmassy holiday event begins today, developer Niantic has announced, bringing with it all sorts of seasonally-appropriate offerings.
Those of you with a newer iPhone will be able to make use of an enhanced augmented reality (AR+) feature coming to Pokémon Go "soon". You'll need an iPhone 6s or newer, and iOS 11.
AR+ makes the game work better when catching creatures with the camera, basically. Not only will be pokémon be more accurately positioned and sized according to their surroundings - and how near or far you are from them - you'll also be able to go closer to trigger a special capture bonus. You'll have a greater chance at getting Great or Excellent Throw bonuses. You can even unlock a special Expert Handler bonus providing more Stardust and XP.
But approach too quickly and pokémon may flee. You'll be able to gauge how you're doing using an on-screen awareness meter, and even if you fail you can potentially get another chance by tapping tall grass nearby and making the pokémon reappear.
UPDATE 9/12/17 8.30am: Slightly later than we were expecting, Gen 3 spawns have now been switched on - meaning 50 new creatures are now available to collect in Pokémon Go.
The game's weather feature is also live, contrary to one earlier report which had it pegged for later in the month.
Several of the new Gen 3 creatures (Mawile, Absol) are now available in raids (with Shiny versions). Various critters are also available to hatch from eggs.
Pokémon Go artwork advertising the arrival of Gen 3 has leaked onto Apple's own App Store.
We say 'leaked' - it's likely someone behind the scenes simply uploaded the image a little bit too early.
The promotion's subheading still references Go's Halloween event which featured the game's first handful of Gen 3 Pokémon and which also, funnily enough, popped up ahead of time on the App Store.
After a successful Global Catch Challenge to unlock Farfetch'd worldwide, Pokémon Go has another surprise up its sleeve - legendary raids for Ho-oh.
Pokémon Go's Global Catch Challenge event to unlock the ultra-rare Japan-exclusive Farfetch'd has hit its enormous 3bn catch goal.
Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon include a heartwarming nod to the late, great Nintendo president Satoru Iwata.
Pokémon Go's raids are some of the best things in the game - a way to meet other trainers and capture ultra-rare Pokémon or, if you're a solo player, simply a way to gain a big dollop of XP and snag a 'mon with high stats.
UPDATE 23/11/17 9.40am: Three days in and the Pokémon Go community has passed the halfway point to Farfetch'd and the Travel event's 3bn catch end goal.
Pokémon's upcoming live-action Detective Pikachu movie will star up-and-coming actor Justice Smith, Variety reports.
This year's new Pokémon movie takes some huge liberties. It's a reboot of the series' anime origins focusing on the relationship between Ash and Pikachu (and which, shamefully, introduces new companions to replace Brock and Misty).
Despite its success, Pokémon Go has always remained relatively separate from the main Pokémon series.
Hit smartphone app Pokémon Go has refreshed its list of in-game raids for the first time since the activity was introduced at the start of the summer.
Pokémon Go's Halloween event has now been officially detailed and, as repeated leaks showed, it will introduce the first creatures from Pokémon's third gen.
UPDATE 17/10/17 9.05am: Pokémon Go's Halloween event has now been spotted in a second leak - this time from Apple itself.
After the madness of Pokémon Go's summer Legendary raiding, the app is bringing back its smaller scale monthly events.
Pokémon trading and player-versus-player battling are still planned for mobile hit Pokémon Go - despite no word recently on either feature being in the pipeline.
Both features - hallmarks of the main Pokémon series - have been touted in the past, but never so concretely, and never by the boss of The Pokémon Company Tsunekazu Ishihara (who should probably know).
"We've only accomplished 10 per cent of what Pokémon and Niantic are trying to do," Ishihara told Bloomberg. "Going forward we will have to include fundamental Pokémon experiences such as Pokémon trading and peer-to-peer battles, and other possibilities."
Niantic has revealed how you'll catch Legendary beasts Raikou, Entei, and Suicune in Pokémon Go.
Pokémon Go has quietly changed its rewards for completing a raid - and many players aren't happy about it.
Mewtwo has been unleashed in Pokémon Go via a trio of legendary raids today at the game's Yokohama, Japan event.
After Articuno, Moltres and Zapdos, Pokémon Go has released its latest limited-edition creature... Pikachu.
Last night brought the arrival of Pokémon Go legendary creature Zapdos - and players were ready to take it on.
Pokémon Go's region-exclusive species Kangaskhan will be available in Europe for the first time from today.
Kangaskhan, an armoured kangaroo-like marsupial, is usually only available in Australia and New Zealand.
But for the next few weeks, until 21st August, you'll also be able to find them in London, Belfast, Birmingham, Cardiff, Glasgow and Manchester - plus various other cities in mainland Europe. The full list is below.
Moltres, Pokémon Go's latest legendary raid boss, has been brought down by a team of just two players.
Niantic has postponed several Pokémon Go events planned to take place in Europe next month.
A group of Pokémon Go Fest attendees have filed a class-action lawsuit against the game's developer Niantic.
Pokémon Go developer Niantic has gone into detail on what caused last weekend's disastrous technical difficulties at Pokémon Go Fest in Chicago.
Wondering how long you have to catch Legendary Pokémon Articuno? Or, when Zapdos and Moltres will be released? Wonder no longer - Pokémon Go developer Niantic has now set out a definitive schedule.
Pokémon Go's generous in-game bonuses are sticking around for a little longer. The various boosts should have ended at 1am UK time this morning. Instead, they will now stay active until 1am on Friday.
This weekend's inaugural Pokémon Go Fest in Grant Park, Chicago did not go as planned.
Updated story (23:28pm): Niantic has ended its Pokémon Go Fest activities early after a day of connection problems - but has unlocked Legendary Pokemon as expected.
Pokémon Go releases its first ever legendary Pokémon this weekend.
But which Legendary Pokémon will be released first? The trailer below reveals the game's five legendary birds as the first to become available: Articuno, Zapdos, Moltres, Lugia and Ho-oh.
There's also a cheeky glimpse of Mewtwo, right at the end of the trailer. When might he appear?
A fresh update is rolling out to Pokémon Go with new tweaks to the game's recently-revamped gym system.
The new version - 1.39.0 for iPhone/iPad and v0.69.0 for Android - also brings some much-requested quality of life changes to the game.
Critically, players will be able to heal their Pokémon defending gyms from afar. You won't get as much health back from using a berry as you would from going to the gym yourself, but it does mean you'll have an oppurtunity to bolster your monster if it comes under attack.
Want to up your game in Pokémon Go? How about this official accessory designed to be worn on your finger?
Pokémon Go Fest will take place later this month to celebrate the game's first birthday, and those attending in Grant Park, Chicago on 22nd July will need to work to unlock a "major global reward" for everyone else playing.
UPDATE: Niantic has said the event will now end on 24th July - 11 days later than originally planned, giving you more chances to catch the newly announced Pikachu.
A South Korean sting operation has ended with roughly 530k counterfeit Pokémon plushies seized by police.
Update 3: As we enter the weekend the requirements continue to drop, with user accounts at level 25 and above now eligible to participate in Raids.
It's also worth noting there has been significant changes to how PokéCoin drops work, too. In case of any further changes to either Raid level requirements or PokéCoins, the prior links to our guide pages should keep you up to speed.
Update 2: It's happening again! Niantic has lowered the raid barrier to entry to 28. Nice!
UPDATE 22/6/17 9.00am: Pokémon Go players with the game's latest update have posted images of how their Pokémon snagged using third-party apps now appear.
Pokémon Go's big summer update has at last been confirmed, including multiplayer raids to battle with other players against super high-level Pokémon - and, eventually, the chance at Legendary Pokémon.
I was able to try the new features at E3 last week, in a sunny car park around the back of the Los Angeles Convention Centre. Rollout of these new features will begin in the near future, I was told.
There, myself and other players took part in raids, which are centred around Pokémon Gyms. Each gym now has a countdown clock, and when this reaches zero a powerful boss Pokémon will emerge.
Pokémon Go developer Niantic has detailed some of its plans for this summer, including an Ice and Fire-themed event coming next week.
Could this be a cheeky nod to the impending launch of new Game of Thrones episodes? (For the uninitiated, the Game of Thrones book series is named A Song of Ice and Fire.)
The event will take place from next week, on 13th June, feature larger numbers of Fire and Ice-type creatures plus XP bonuses for perfect Pokéball throws and discounted Lucky eggs.
Pokémon Go will finally get Legendary Pokémon and player-versus-player battling, in an update scheduled for "summer".
Pokémon Go players report a new new anti-cheat feature in the app - which hides rare monsters from naughty accounts.
Pokémon Go is Strengthening itself up for another Splash of an event - but we'll Cut to the chase. Next week, the Flash of a spotlight will be on rock-type Pokémon.
A Russian YouTuber was given a three-and-a-half year suspended sentence after he published a video to YouTube showing himself playing Pokémon Go in a church.
This Easter holiday weekend will be marked in Pokémon Go with a special event - the Pokémon Go Easter Eggstravaganza. Yup.
Starting today at 9pm UK time and lasting a full week, until next Thursday 20th April at the same time, you'll be able to hatch more Pokémon from eggs than usual.
Specifically, you'll be able to hatch rarer creatures from 2km eggs - the variety which takes the least steps to hatch. You'll also earn more candy for hatching eggs, too.
Shiny Pokémon have arrived at last in Pokémon Go.
There are only two available for now: the gold-coloured Shiny Magikarp, and it's evolution, the Shiny red Gyarados.
Players will likely recognise the Gyarados in particular from their time with Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal in the main series: red Gyarados is the first canonically recognised Shiny Pokémon, appearing in the anime series as well as at the Lake of Rage in a scripted encounter within the games.
Anyone remember how much it cost to buy a bicycle back in Pokémon Red?
UPDATE 16/02/2017 11.24pm: Gold and Silver Pokémon are now live. It looks like our Tom Phillips has even snagged a few out in the wild.
As you can see, such creatures include Hoot-Hoot, Ledyba, Swinub and Gligar. Legend has it that our Ian Higton even captured a Sneasel.
Here are the full patch notes for what's been added:
Pokémon Go will celebrate Valentine's Day with an event full of appropriately pink Pokémon.
Cor, somebody has made an entire Pokémon game inside Minecraft called Pokémon Cobalt and Amethyst!
Google Trends just released its Year in Search report for 2016 and the most searched for term globally was "Pokémon GO".
UPDATE 12/12/2016 11.10pm: The new Baby Pokémon have been spotted too! Now you can collect Igglybuff, Smoochum, Magby, Elekid, and Cleffa.
UPDATE 7/12/16: Pokémon Go developer Niantic has now confirmed the imminent arrival of new monsters into the game.
The confirmation comes just a day after an internal memo to Starbucks staff leaked online which mentioned the upcoming release event.
From an earlier leak of the game's files, everything points to the arrival of Pokémon Gold and Silver's expanded menagerie. Those games introduced 100 new species including Chikorita, Cyndaquil, Totodile and Togepi.
After months in testing, Pokémon Go's Nearby feature is live right now in the UK.
Months after launch, you can finally catch Ditto in mobile hit Pokémon Go.
Mobile smash hit Pokémon Go will receive an in-game event to mark the US holiday of Thanksgiving this week.
Mobile smash hit Pokémon Go is being prepped for the second generation of Pokémon species.
If you were a little fed up of seeing the same creatures in Pokémon Go, now's a good time to check back in.
Halloween is a special time of year. Originating from the Gaelic festival of Samhaim - one marking the end of the harvest season and the beginning of Winter - it's now a spooky celebration of E-numbers and questionable costumes.
Pokémon Go players will be rewarded for collecting medals as part of today's update.
Previously serving as in-game achievements that catalogued in-game progress, certain medals will now reward players with a Catch Bonus for certain Pokémon elemental types.
For example, earning the bronze Kindler medal - by catching 10 Fire Pokémon - will increase your chances of capturing Fire creatures in future, with additional bonuses available when unlocking silver and gold tiers.
Development on the incredibly popular fan-made game Pokémon Uranium has ceased.
A Pokémon Go player was mugged last night while streaming live in New York's Central Park.
After keeping us here in Europe waiting, Pokémon Go's new update is now live.
Download it now and you'll be able to select a Pokémon as your buddy, to appear in your profile page and slowly generate candy the longer you walk together.
You'll need between 1-5km to generate one candy for that Pokémon family, with rarer breeds needing you to walk farther.
Nintendo launches its long-awaited Pokémon Go Plus device on Friday 16th September. That's next week!
The Plus device is a little clip-on Bluetooth accessory that vibrates when a PokéStop or Pokémon is nearby. You can even catch Pokémon with a simple button press - we've explained everything else you need to know about the Plus here for you, too.
Pokémon Go Plus is designed to let you play the game without being tied to your phone screen, although there's no knowing if the Plus - like the app - will also be a drain on your phone battery.
Pokémon Go has been announced for Apple Watch.
The shrunk-down version of the app will notify you when are near a Pokémon or Poké Stop, and keep track of eggs you have hatching as you walk.
Pokémon Go for Apple Watch also keeps track of your activity stats such as your steps. Handy!
You're my favourite pokémon - now off you go back into your tiny ball-cage until I need you again old friend. I probably won't feed you. Bit dodgy isn't it? Much better to have the kind of out-of-cage relationship that Ash and Pikachu have because they're the best of friends. Well now you can, with a new Buddy feature coming to Pokémon Go.
You'll soon be able to view the potential strength of your pocket monsters via a fresh update to Pokémon Go.
The app's new Appraisal feature is designed to reveal which Pokémon are worth feeding with your hard-earned Candy and Stardust.
It's a useful addition for any semi-experienced to hardcore player interested in training up monsters to take on gyms (which, a month or so in, is likely where many folk still playing are now headed).
Like a Team Rocket masterplan, cheating at Pokémon Go was never going to get you very far.
Despite being five years old, the Nintendo 3DS became the most popular selling system in US retail for the month of July, according to Nintendo via analyst group NPD.
While Nintendo didn't disclose exact figures, it noted that sales of the 3DS skyrocketed up 80 per cent compared to July 2015.
It's worth noting that this includes all models of 3DS: the original, the budget model 2DS, and the premium Nintendo New 3DS.
Pokémon Go players have found a way to permanently win a gym for themselves - by placing an egg in the location instead of a Pokémon.
More than a million UK Pokémon Go players have paid money in the free-to-play game.
There's a brand new tracking mechanic in Pokémon Go - but only a small handful of players can try it out.
Last month Pokémon Go received some criticism for tethering some of its digital creatures and virtual landmarks to solemn memorials like Washington DC's Holocaust Memorial Museum and the Hiroshima Peace Memorial.
Pokémon Go has shattered the record for highest earning mobile game launch month by a country mile.
Pokémon Go has been banned in Iran due to "security concerns".
Last weekend, Pokémon Go's much-maligned update removed the game's broken tracking feature and killed off support for third-party apps such as Pokévision.
These things we knew about - developer Niantic confirmed them in the update's patch notes.
But Pokémon Go players noticed something else, too: it had become harder to catch monsters.
Pokémon Go developer Niantic, Inc. has been under fire lately for its decision to shut down third-party apps that help people find Pokémon. This has turned many off of the game, especially if they live in rural areas where augmented reality creatures are few and far between. As it turns out, Niantic was doing this to free up its server resources so it could launch the game in Latin America.
The founder of much-loved, much-missed fansite Pokévision has penned an impassioned open letter to the boss of Pokémon Go, requesting that the developer listen to feedback from the game's fans.
UPDATE 03/08/16 6.54pm: Niantic are removing legendary Pokémon from people's accounts.
The past few days have seen Pokémon Go's popularity plunge among hardcore fans.
Pokémon Go players have reacted in anger after numerous fan-made tools to help discover Pokémon were forced to shut down.
Pokémon Go has received its first major patch. Two features known to be not working or causing issues have been binned, another safety warning has been added, but the app now seems faster and more stable overall as a result.
The app's broken footprint feature, designed to narrow down nearby Pokémon by the number of paw prints displayed next to their names, has been removed. Developer Niantic has said it was aware the feature was not working, and in the meantime has apparently decided to excise it completely.
Pokémon Go's battery saver feature, which dimmed the screen when the phone was held at your side, is also gone on iOS. Users had reported it was the cause of crashes, which is likely why it has been culled from the app as of now. Again, hopefully its disappearance is only a temporary measure - pending a full fix.
Yeah yeah yeah your Pokémon's CP might be through the roof, but have they got rhythm. The official Japanese Pokémon has come good once again, delivering an amazingly heartfelt, stirring and emotional ditty that's all about why Magikarp is the absolute greatest.
At last, someone has managed to reach Pokémon Go's level cap of 40.
Pokéfans, take note: orchestral extravaganza Pokémon Symphonic Evolutions will return to London for two dates this December.
Nintendo has announced a delay for its clip-on Pokémon Go accessory, which will now launch in September.
Are you Team Valor, Team Mystic, or did you slip up and choose Team Instinct?
After a meteoric rise following the launch of Pokémon Go, Nintendo's share price has fallen abruptly.
A website that lets you successfully "cheat" Pokémon Go has divided fans of the smash hit app.
That's it, Pokémon Go is over. One Pokéfan has caught them all.
A group of Pokémon Go fans have uncovered a remarkable amount of data on the game, including one particularly important mechanic tied directly to the main Pokémon series.
The rumours of Pokémon getting a live-action film treatment have solidified as Legendary Entertainment has acquired the rights to turn the franchise into a feature film.
Maybe you're just not that into Pokémon Go. Maybe you're sick of friends, colleagues and family members talking about it constantly. Maybe your favourite games website not-so-stealthily posts about it too much (not possible).
UPDATE 22/7/16: Pokémon Go is now available in Japan and already hugely popular, fuelled by a pent-up demand for the app and 3000 sponsored Pokémon Gyms in the form of McDonald's' restaurants.
Never-ending cartoon series The Simpsons has spoofed the phenomenon that is Pokémon Go.
Pokémon Go has been officially available in the UK for 24 hours, and already British police forces have stepped in to offer some useful words of advice.
Pokémon Go has a lot of uses. It's an enjoyable pastime that entices people to exercise. It encourages socialisation. It can be used by politicians for awkwardly delivered dad jokes. But the best utilisation of Pokémon Go has to go to the Muncie Animal Shelter in Muncie, Indiana, who decided to use the app's popularity to recruit volunteer dog-walkers.
After an excruciating wait - if indeed you did wait and didn't do the old workaround - Pokémon Go has been released in the UK on Android and iOS. It's right there - look!
Having launched in the US only one week ago, Pokémon Go is already the biggest mobile game in US history based on its daily active users.
Pokémon already has an anime film franchise, but the huge success of Pokémon Go has prompted talk of a fresh, live-action cinema project.
UPDATE 13/7/16 9.55am: The Pokémon Company does have a system for delisting buildings from Pokémon Go, it has told Eurogamer, but it requires the company or institution in question to log onto its support website and fill out a contact form.
UPDATE 19/7/16 2.05pm: The Pokémon Company has just released a fresh trailer showing off new critters to be introduced in this Christmas' Pokémon Sun and Moon for 3DS, all of which are named in English for the first time:
You may not realise it, but Pokémon Go on iOS grants The Pokémon Company and developer Niantic full access to your Google Account.
The UK's newspapers, amid the maelstrom of the biggest political turmoil of modern times, have found a page or two to take on new mobile phenomenon Pokémon Go.
Pokémon Go has not long made its debut on smartphones, but developer Niantic is already teasing what's next for the location-based game.
While the app encourages players to work together to locate and lure Pokémon out in the wild, there are plans to introduce one of the mainstays of the franchise - trading - in a future update.
While specifics on how this work have yet to be revealed - such as whether it will be location-based, or work direct from player-to-player - CEO John Hanke described it as a "kind of a core element", according to Business Insider.
Pokémon Go is a smash hit success, with the game's popularity sparking headlines around the world.
Pokémon Go, in the places it has been released (which don't include the UK yet), is a phenomenon. The search term Pokémon has never been as popular and the game has rocketed to the top of the American iOS chart, making an estimated $1.6m a day. It's a top 10 Android game in the US.
UPDATE 11TH JULY: Now then, the Wall Street Journal has today run a report that says Pokémon Go will "likely be available in other regions, including Europe, Japan and other Asian nations within a few days". That info comes from "people familiar with plans for the game", apparently.
Free-to-play augmented-reality scavenger hunt Pokémon GO isn't just the most downloaded app in the countries its premiered - the US, Australia and New Zealand - but also the top-grossing iOS app in these territories.
Yesterday a workaround was discovered allowing Android users in the UK and US to play Pokémon GO early after the augmented-reality scavenger hunt launched in Australia and New Zealand.
Square Enix Montréal, the developer of Hitman GO, Lara Croft GO, and the upcoming Deus Ex GO, has released the following short video of what its version of Pokémon GO might have looked like:
GPS-based augmented reality game Pokémon GO is out now in Australia and New Zealand, sending prospective Pokémon Trainers to all sorts of real world locations seeking invisible monsters. One such locale is the Darwin Police Station in Australia where the Sandshrew is hidden. This has led to players shuffling in and out of the station to the point where the Northern Territory Police, Fire and Emergency Services had to address the issue on Facebook.
Pokémon GO is a free-to-play game for iPhones and Android devices, so as you might expect it includes are plenty of ways for you to spend money.
A word of warning for anyone trying Pokémon GO today - beware how much battery it gobbles up.
Augmented-reality app Pokémon GO launched yesterday, but only in certain countries.
UPDATE 13/07/2016 10.10am: Pokémon Go is getting closer to the UK - it has become available in Germany.
Pokémon Go is an in-development augmented reality smartphone app from the people behind the popular Google Ingress.
This year marks Pokémon's 20th anniversary - a milestone that will be celebrated with a shiny new Super Bowl TV spot.
Pokémon has never appeared during the prestigious Super Bowl adverts slot before and, somewhat strangely, is getting promoted this year despite the fact there are no new mainline games heading for release.
2016 will see the launch of Pokkén Tournament for Wii U, as well as smartphone spin-off Pokémon Go (where you collect monsters as you travel around in real life).