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Pokemon GO is kicking off a special event later this week as we move from summer to fall. Get the full details from Niantic below.

With cool autumn nights quickly approaching in the Northern Hemisphere and sunny spring days arriving in the Southern Hemisphere, we thought it would be the perfect time to celebrate the coming equinox with an in-game event. New seasons mean new adventures!

From 1:00 P.M. PDT on September 22 to 1:00 P.M. PDT on October 2, 2017, you’ll have the opportunity to earn double Stardust for catching Pokémon and hatching Eggs as you walk around your neighborhood discovering new sights. While you’re out exploring, be sure to visit your local PokéStops and Gyms to collect special 2 km Eggs that have the opportunity to hatch Pokémon such as Chansey, Mareep, Larvitar, and more. You’ll also be able to get special boxes from the in-game shop that feature items like Lucky Eggs, Lure Modules, and all-new Super Incubators which hatch Eggs 1.5 times quicker!

Registering a new Pokémon to your Pokédex during this limited-time celebration will earn you triple the normal XP. So that makes this a very good time to battle against the Legendary Pokémon originally from the Johto region. Don’t forget that Raikou, Entei, or Suicune will each travel to a new part of the world on September 30, so make sure to battle the Legendary Pokémon currently in your area while you can!

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A new Pokemon GO update is now officially live on both iOS and Android. For the former platform, the game has been updated to version 1.45.0. Android users have access to version 0.75.0.

Patch notes are as follows:

– Items received from spinning Gym PokéStops and completing Raid Battles are now displayed in the Journal.
– Improved Pokémon Collection screen search functionality enables Trainers to search using “Defender” and “Legendary.”
– Resolved a bug that caused Pikachu hats to disappear from the in-game model and icon.
– Resolved a bug that caused some icons to disappear when scrolling through the Pokédex.
– Various bug fixes and performance updates.

In other Pokemon GO news, players can begin wearing a free Global Goals shirt in the game. Here’s a quick look:


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A new blog post was just added to the Pokemon GO website. In July, we reported that Niantic would have some of the Pokemon GO Safari Zone events delayed in Europe with the next event still happening on September 16th.

Well the events that were delayed in Copenhagen and Prague as well as Stockholm and Amsterdam officially now have new dates. The new dates scheduled for the event in these countries are now October 7th and October 14th.

Niantic also noted some details on how these events will work:

The first series of Pokémon GO Safari Zone events in Europe are just around the corner! On September 16, official Pokémon GO Safari Zone activities will be taking place at Unibail-Rodamco Shopping Centres located at CentrO in Oberhausen (Germany), Les Quatre Temps in Paris (France) and La Maquinista in Barcelona (Spain).

At each Pokémon GO Safari Zone event, Trainers will receive an in-game medal and special 2 km Eggs from the various PokéStops found at each of these shopping centers. Lures will be activated all day at each PokéStop at the event so Trainers can catch Pokémon together, including Kangaskhan, Chansey, Larvitar, and others. Trainers in the area may even spot Shiny Pikachu, Shiny Magikarp, and various forms of Unown! In order to optimize the experience for all Trainers attending, Gym and Raid Battles will not be available at these shopping centers during the events.

The Pokémon GO Safari Zone events will give Trainers the chance to meet one another and catch up in the team lounges. Attendees will also receive Trainer kits for joining the day’s Pokémon-catching activities. Throughout each of the participating shopping centers, special offers for Pokémon GO Trainers will be available in select stores.

Trainers will soon be able to reserve free, nontransferable tickets to each of the Pokémon GO Safari Zone events taking place on September 16. To receive a QR Code, which is required to participate in the event, the person who claims the ticket must be over the age of 13 and be present with a valid photo ID.

In addition, Trainers who were unable to get tickets will be able to discover and catch some of the Pokémon found at the Pokémon GO Safari Zones events throughout the city where the shopping center is located. We hope everyone will get a chance to explore these amazing cities while looking for Pokémon!

Visit your local shopping center’s Facebook page for information on reserving a ticket to the Pokémon GO Safari Zone events in Oberhausen, Germany; Paris, France; and Barcelona, Spain on September 16.

We’re also happy to announce the new dates for the Pokémon GO Safari Zone events in Denmark, Czech Republic, Sweden and The Netherlands. These dates now include:

  • October 7, 2017
    Fisketorvet—Copenhagen, Denmark
    Centrum Černý Most—Prague, The Czech Republic
  • October 14, 2017
    Mall of Scandinavia—Stockholm, Sweden
    Stadshart Amstelveen—Amstelveen, The Netherlands

We’ll be revealing more information on tickets for these events soon. Please visit the local shopping center’s Facebook pages for updates.

We’re looking forward to meeting and catching Pokémon with all of the Trainers able to join us!

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Recently, Bloomberg spoke with Pokemon CEO Tsunekazu Ishihara. Pokemon GO, Niantic’s big mobile game, was one topic of conversation.

Ishihara commented on what lies ahead, including new features like trading and battling between players. He also weighed in on how players’ locations could come into play and dealing with social problems.

Here’s a roundup of what Ishihara shared:

The next wave of Legendary Pokemon have arrived in Pokemon GO. Starting today, Raikou, Entei, and Suicune will be appearing in the game via Raid Battles.

Raikou can be battled throughout the Americas. Entei will be showing up in Europe / Africa, while Suicune can be found in the Asia-Pacific region. This will apply until September 30; after that, each Legendary Pokemon will move to a different location until October 31. They’ll each make one last stop in the missing location on October 31.

Read up on today’s full announcement from Niantic below.

A new update is going out for Pokemon GO. Players should soon see version 1.43.1 on iOS, or version 0.73.1 on Android.

The latest update does add a couple of things, like the option to spin the Photo Disc at a Gym using Pokemon GO Plus. You can also see the number of Trainers entered / preparing for a Raid Battle before using a Raid Pass.

The full patch notes for Pokemon GO are below:

  • Added the ability for Trainers to spin the Photo Disc at a Gym using the Pokémon GO Plus accessory.
  • Added the ability to view the number of Trainers entered, and preparing, for a Raid Battle before using a Raid Pass.
  • Improved Pokémon Collection screen search functionality by allowing Trainers to search through their Pokémon’s moves using the @ character.
  • Resolved a bug which caused the Raid Boss to always break free from the last Premier Ball.
  • Resolved a bug that prevented Trainers from seeing they’d received double XP from Raid Battles when using a Lucky Egg.
  • Various bug fixes.

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Niantic appears to be laying the groundwork for Generation III Pokemon in Pokemon GO. Fans have discovered a new update the company is preparing, and spotted 135 Pokemon in the APK metadata.

Note that this doesn’t necessarily indicate that Generation III is imminent. The Silph Road anticipates that it will take some time before any of these creatures show up. Niantic has yet to provide sound files for each species, and new moves could be added in as well. Both of these are needed before Generation III can go live.

In any case, these are all of the Pokemon listed:

Shiny Pikachu began to appear in Pokemon GO last week as part of the Japanese Pikachu Outbreak event. Reports are beginning to surface that the same variant is being spotted in other countries as well.

Shiny Pikachu is a slightly darker version of the regular Pokemon. On its Pokedex page, you’ll see sparkles confirming the special catch.

FIRST shiny pikachu outside Japan confirmed! (Credit to local trainer, rayprezmon, in Saskatoon, Canada)


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Following up on the news that Mewtwo began to appear for Pokemon GO players in Japan a few hours ago, Niantic has shared some news about how the Legendary Pokemon will be distributed in other regions.

Mewtwo will be appearing in a new Exclusive Raid Battle feature. It’s similar to regular Raid Battles, but players are invited to join these events. Invitations can be received by recently completing a raid and defeating the Raid Boss at the Gym where the Exclusive Raid Battle will be taking place. These invitations include advance warning of when the Exclusive Raid will take place.

The Pokemon GO Stadium event is currently happening at Yokohama in Japan. There, Mewtwo has appeared for the first time in Pokemon GO as a special raid boss, giving attendees a chance to catch this Legendary Pokemon.

There’s currently no word if or when Mewtwo will appear outside the context of that event. We will keep you updated.

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