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Pokemon GO has been around since 2016, but it turns out that 2019 was the mobile game’s best year yet. It earned $894 million in gross player spending, which is more than the $832 million made during the launch year.

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Niantic has announced that Piplup will be the next Pokemon featured for the latest Pokemon GO Community Day. The event itself will be held on January 19.

Just like with previous events, Piplup will have an unspecified exclusive move. Other bonuses include 1/4 Egg hatch distance and 3-hour Lures.


December has all but wrapped up, but Niantic has more in store for Pokemon GO as we head into a new month – and a new year. In January, there will be more Team GO Rocket Special Research, a January Research Breakthrough encounter with Lapras, the Adventure Sync Hatchathon, Heatran raids, and Unova nouveau.

Here’s the full rundown:

Pokemon GO is soon getting a new Buddy Adventure feature. Users will be able to play with their buddy Pokemon by feeding it treats, battling, and exploring.

Here’s an overview of the functionality:

Pokemon GO not only had a good 2019, but is also one of the better-performing mobile games of the past decade. New information from mobile data and analytics firm App Annie has it in the top ten for highest-grossing releases of 2019 along with the last decade as a whole.

Here are the mobile revenue rankings for 2019:

Niantic has updated Pokemon GO with new opportunities for players. Going forward, you may now encounter creatures in more places than before. On top of that, areas that had a high density of Pokemon are now more spread out.

Here’s the full notice from Niantic:

Niantic today outlined the events it has lined up for Pokemon GO throughout December. Fans can expect to see Virizion in five-star raids, Lugia and Ho-Oh for a Special Raid Weekend, and more.

Here’s the full rundown:

As the end of 2019 winds down, Niantic is thanking Pokemon GO players and their support of Community Days with a new initiative. A special two-day event has been announced featuring Community Day encounters and bonuses.

Here’s the full rundown:

We’re about halfway through November, but Pokemon GO has a few more events in the pipeline. Niantic today detailed Supereffective Week, five-star raids featuring Terrakion, and Friend Fest.

Here’s the full lowdown:

Niantic has announced a new Team GO Rocket event culminating with a battle against the organization’s leader, Giovanni. 

Here’s the full rundown: