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A few new events are coming to Pokemon GO starting today. Beginning at 1 PM PT / 4 PM ET, “unique Field Research will be available with some exciting rewards, including a Raid Battle appearance by Pokemon such as Aerodactyl.”

Also, throughout the celebration, Rock-type Pokemon like Geodude, Lileep, and Nosepass will appear more frequently in the wild. Buddy Pokemon will earn Candy four times faster throughout the event, and you’ll receive extra XP for spinning the Photo Discs at PokeStops or Gyms. That’s up to 10 times the usual amount if this is your first time encountering a unique PokeStop or Gym.

Pokemon GO Adventure Week ends on June 5.

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Niantic has started to outline the next Pokemon GO Community Day. For the June 2018 event, Larvitar is getting the spotlight.

Larvitar will come with a currently-unspecified exclusive move. Niantic is also planning 3x catch XP and 3-hour lures.

The next Pokemon GO Community Day will take place on June 16.

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Pokemon GO will soon be introducing a new wave of Pokemon. Niantic announced today that some special Pokemon from the tropical Alola region, originally from Kanto, will be added to the game.

A specific date has not yet been announced. Niantic says the new Pokemon will be appearing “in the coming weeks.”

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Niatic is bringing back a Legendary Pokemon in Pokemon GO. Starting today, players will be able to encounter Ho-Oh once again in Raid Battles. Ho-Oh will appear in Gyms across the globe alongside Latias and Latios, which will remain in their designated regions.

Ho-Oh will be in Pokemon GO until June 7. If you’re lucky, you might even encounter a Shiny Ho-Oh…

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Pokemon GO players can get their hands on the latest update for Pokemon GO. On iOS, it’s now at version 1.7.33. Android users can access version 0.103.3.

Today’s update makes it so that players can transform Rare Candy to a specific Pokemon’s Candy in bulk. And as always, there are various bug fixes and performance updates.

Pokemon GO Fest did not go well for Niantic last year. Due to technical issues, many of the events that had been planned couldn’t take place or were severely impacted. Many players who stopped by couldn’t even log in due to an abundance of traffic and other problems.

Despite Pokemon GO Fest not going over well in 2017, Niantic is trying things again this year. The company announced earlier today that the big event is returning to Chicago in July. Following the news, IGN caught up with Niantic CEO John Hanke, who reflected on all of the problems that occurred last year and how the company has learned from its mistakes.

Ninatic is bringing back two of its summer events for Pokemon GO as part of the Pokemon GO Summer Tour 2018. Along with Pokemon GO Fest for North America, Safari Zone events will be running in Europe.

After a disastrous inaugural event in 2017, Pokemon GO Fest will be giving things another go. This year’s event will again be held in Chicago between July 17 and July 15. Niantic promises that A Walk in the Park ” will offer a unique, immersive play experience unseen anywhere else that will create a daylong adventure for Trainers.” Exclusive activities are planned.

As for the Safari Zone event, it’ll be held in Dortmund, Germany between June 30 and July 1. According to Niantic, “Activities will expand to Dortmund’s entire city district, inviting players from all over Europe to explore the city’s cultural history”.

Pokemon GO is kicking off a new event today. Starting at 1 PM PT / 4 PM ET, Fighting-type Pokemon are more likely to appear.

Today’s event will also entail some bonuses at Gyms and more. We have the full lowdown from Niantic below.

Pokemon GO has a new update. On iOS, the mobile title is now at version 1.71.1. The Android version has been updated to version 0.101.1.

The official patch notes from Niantic are as follows:

It’s unclear how it happened (other than what was probably just a happy circumstance), but Niantic CEO John Hanke ended up on a flight with Pokemon GO player Doctor PoGo. The two ended up sitting next to each other and Hanke dished on the mobile game’s future.

Here’s a roundup of information shared about what’s planned for Pokemon GO:

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