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Pokemon GO keeps on trucking, as Sensor Tower reports that the game has exceeded $440 million in gross worldwide revenue on the App Store and Google Play. Niantic’s net revenue now sits at over $308 million thus far.

That’s the highlight from Sensor Tower’s report, but we also now know that global installs have surpassed 180 million worldwide. It’s estimated that the app has been installed on more than 12 percent of all active U.S. smartphones at some point. And as of August 30, active U.S. players on iOS have spent 32 minutes on Pokemon GO, which lines up closely to its launch in July. Lastly, in terms of revenue, Pokemon GO is still earning more than $4 million in worldwide net revenue each day.

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Pokemon GO has its third big partnership in Japan. Across the country, 3,700 stores from SoftBank will be either a PokeStop or Gym. This follows the deals with McDonald’s and Toho Cinemas.

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Pokemon GO data miners are once again pouring through the game’s code in hope of finding new secrets. What’s been found today may suggest that a new feature is coming.

In Pokemon GO’s latest version, there are references to a buddy system. Pokemon GO Hub summarizes what we know thus far:

  • Pokemon Buddy System is using the same server side distance calculation as the one used for Pokemon Eggs
  • Walking your Pokemon Buddy will award you with candy. The amount of candy is yet to be determined.
  • You can walk the same Pokemon Buddy multiple times, but there is likely a daily limitfor obtained candy
  • You can walk with only one Buddy Pokemon at a time
  • There are various looks of Buddy Pokemon
    • Medium size
    • Big size
    • Flying next to you
    • Rests on your shoulder

Based on these findings, we may see a buddy system added to Pokemon GO in an update soon. As always, we’ll keep you informed about future patches.

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Miitomo – new Miitomo Drop stage (8/31/16)

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Another rocking update has hit Miitomo, bringing another Miitomo Drop stage, “Feel the rhythm! Miitomo Rock Festival #3”, and new items to go with it.

Available items include:

– Speaker costume
– Legendary axe
– Staff tee
– Outdoor stage

Users can select Miitomo Drop stages from the Shop tab. Miitomo coins or game tickets are needed to play.

Niantic has posted an update on the situation surrounding bans in Pokemon GO. Some accounts have been unbanned – mainly from players who were unaware about what they were getting into with add-on map apps. However, most accounts that were previously banned for violating Terms of Service will not be adjusted.

Here’s the full update from Niantic:

We continue to work to ensure the integrity of the game and the health of our servers by blocking unauthorized access and at times by banning offending accounts. This includes blocking bots, data scraping operations, and banning end user accounts associated with those activities. Some players may not have realized that some add-on map apps do more than just show you nearby Pokémon. Each end-user app can be used as a collection tool by the app creator, invisibly collecting and forwarding data to the app creator with or without the knowledge of the end user. These apps can have an effect similar to DDoS attacks on our servers. Because of this we have had to ban some accounts associated with using these add-on map tools, leading to confusion by some users about why they were banned. This is a small subset of the accounts banned.

As a result of some changes made to our infrastructure, we are now able to unban this set of accounts. Add-on maps which scrape data from our servers still violate our Terms of Service and use of them may still result in an account ban going forward. Accounts whose sole purpose was to scrape data are not being unbanned. Accounts which used apps or websites to remotely capture Pokémon, battle or deploy on Gyms, or harvest resources from PokéStops are also not being unbanned. Our main priority is to provide a fair, fun, and legitimate experience for all players, so, aggressive banning will continue to occur for players who engage in these kinds of activities.

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Eager fans have been poking around Pokemon GO’s latest update in hopes of discovering what’s to come for the game. Findings from Redditor cokuspocus may offer new insight.

A number of trading references have been detected within Pokemon GO. These include searching, offering, responding and results of a trade.

Pokemon GO’s code also mentions “Item_incense_spicy”, “Item_incense_cool” and “Item_incense_floral” as well as “activity_catch_legend_pokemon”. There’s also a hint of sponsored events or locations similar to Japan’s situation with McDonald’s.

You can read up on the full Reddit post here.

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Miitomo has been updated with new content once again. Players can nab some new items in the latest Miitomo Drop stage, “Feel the rhythm! Miitomo Rock Festival #2”.

Available items include:

– Outdoorsy geometric skirt
– Tent hood
– Hiking backpack
– Hot-air balloon jacket

Users can select Miitomo Drop stages from the Shop tab. Miitomo coins or game tickets are needed to play.

Pokemon GO unofficial spawn rate chart

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PokemonGoChamp has recently published an unofficial spawn rate chart for Pokemon Go.

The chart, which was made from the large amount of data collected by PokeRader, lists the spawn rates for every Pokemon that can be caught within Pokemon Go.  The listed percentages are calculated on a rolling 1 week period across approximately 100 million historical data points to help ensure the highest level of accuracy.

PokemonGoChamp claims that, after doing some research, it can confirm that the data set is “highly accurate”. The chart also includes the most common time a specific Pokemon will appear at.

You can view the chart here.

Video: “Miitomo Live” promo

Posted on 2 years ago by (@NE_Brian) in Mobile, Videos | 2 Comments | 0 Likes

Nintendo has come out with a new video to promote Miitomo in the form of a song. The full thing can be seen below.

Miitomo has been updated with more content. Users will find a new stage, along with some brand new items.

“Feel the rhythm! Miitomo Rock Festival #1” is the new stage. It includes the following:

– Festival fee + wristband
– Merch tower + VIP pass
– Comic-book shorts
– Woodland bucket hat

And as far as the new items go, you can nab the following:

– Denim cat
– Houndstooth tweed skirt
– University tee
– Leopard-print pumps
– Back-ribbon socks
– Cubic badge
– Puffy-sleeve ribbon shirt
– Tight denim skirt

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