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Today’s Pokemon news continues, as Niantic has announced Pokemon GO Community Day. When active, a special Pokemon will be featured, which will appear frequently around the world for just a few hours. The Pokemon you catch will have an exclusive move. Additionally, other bonuses will be in effect.

Pikachu will be the first Pokemon featured when the inaugural event begins on January 20. You can find more information about Pokemon GO Community Day below.

Pokemon GO will soon be ending support for Apple devices that cannot upgrade to iOS. These include iPhone 5 and iPhone 5c models.

In a statement, Niantic said that the move “is a result of improvements to Pokémon GO that push the application beyond the capabilities of the operating systems on such devices.” When the change takes place on February 28, you won’t be able to access your account from the impacted device, or use PokeCoins or other items in your Bag.

You can read the full statement from Niantic and listing of impacted devices below.

Originally, Zangoose’s appearance in Pokemon GO was limited to the Americas and Africa. Meanwhile, Seviper was only in Europe, Asia, and Oceania.

Locations for these two Pokemon have now swapped. That means Zangoose can be found in Europe and Asia while Seviper is now showing up in the Americas and Africa.

Niantic has not said how long the location shift will remain in effect for.


Earlier today, Financial Times reported that Pokemon GO will debut in China thanks to a partnership with NetEase. The publication quoted Niantic CEO John Hanke as having said the company “absolutely intends to bring our existing games into China.” Hanke also apparently stated that China has opportunities to build games for both Chinese and foreign developers.

But not so fast. Global Times reached out to NetEase, who denied any imminent plans to help bring Pokemon GO to China. NetEase further added that no interviewees shared any information about Pokemon GO’s potential debut in the region.

The situation is somewhat unclear at present. At the very least though, NetEase does not appear to be involved with bringing Pokemon GO to China.

Not every Pokemon in Pokemon GO can be easily encountered. The latest example of this is Relicanth, who players have only found in Fiji, New Caledonia and Vanatu, as well as New Zealand thus far. If you want to catch this Pokemon, it seems you’ll need to be by the Pacific Island region.

There are four other recently-added Pokemon that could be a bit difficult to find as well, though they aren’t quite as limited as Relicanth. Plusle and Zangoose have been spotted in western parts of North America, the Arabian peninsula, and a few African countries. Minun and Seviper have been located in Australia, a few Middle Eastern countries, and several island nations in Europe.

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With Pokemon GO’s last notable update, Niantic introduced a new weather system. The functionality also warned players about “potentially dangerous” weather conditions. Unfortunately, issues were encountered rather quickly. The warning wasn’t accurate in some instances, leading to frustration.

When the warning appeared, Pokemon GO’s weather system turned off. That meant players were unable to receive bonuses, such as water-type Pokemon receiving a boost when it’s raining.

Thankfully, Niantic has addressed the situation. Players now have the ability to disable the warning by pressing an “I am safe” button when the pop-up appears. So even if Pokemon GO believes that you’re playing in poor weather when it’s sunny out, you can continue playing.


Pokemon GO holiday event confirmed

Posted on 3 months ago by (@NE_Brian) in Mobile, News | 0 comments | 0 Likes

Following yesterday’s leak, Niantic has confirmed a new holiday event for Pokemon GO.

The event begins today, and features more Ice-type Pokemon appearing around the world as well as new Water-type and Ice-type Pokemon from the Hoenn region. Additionally, when you visit a PokeStop for the first time each day, you’ll receive a single-use Egg Incubator with your first Photo Disc spin. There are special boxes available from the in-game shop as well.

Here’s the full notice about the event from Niantic:

When Christmas rolls in next week, it could be accompanied by a special event in Pokemon GO. Google Play in Taiwan teases what’s to come.

First, Niantic looks to be planning special sale boxes that include incubator and a new “starpiece” item. Also mentioned is more Pokemon from the Hoenn region, and the appearance of Delibird. Players should be able to encounter wearing Pikachu a Santa hat as well.

We expect that Niantic will be sharing official news about its new holiday event for Pokemon GO very soon.


Niantic is boosting Pokemon GO with some new functionality. If you have a device that’s running iOS 11 on iPhone 6s or newer, you’ll be able to experience AR+.

AR+ allows for all sorts of improvements and features. For example, Pokemon are now fixed to a point in space, and they’ll run away if they become aware of the Trainers getting too close.

Here’s the full lowdown on AR+ in Pokemon GO from Niantic:

Groudon now live in Pokemon GO

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A new Legendary Pokemon can now be caught in Pokemon GO. Groudon has started to appear in Raid Battles around the world.

Keep in mind that this is a limited time event. Groudon will be appearing until 1 PM PT / 4 PM ET on January 15, and will then be taken offline.


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