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Niantic will soon be rolling out the first beta test of a new PokeStop nomination system in Pokemon GO. Initially, players in Brazil and South Korea will be able to participate, though their Trainer level will need to be level 40 – and child accounts are excluded.

This marks the first time that Pokemon GO players will be able to submit locations in Pokemon GO. These submissions will be considered for future inclusion in the game by experienced users in the Ingress Operation Portal Recon (OPR) project.

More information can be found on the Pokemon GO support page here.


Niantic posted an update to its blog today recapping activity from the summer. Of course, the company provided an update on Pokemon GO here.

Pokemon GO did well this summer, as activity was up 35% since May. Niantic further says that since social features were added at the end of June, over 113 million friend connections have been made and 2.2 billion gifts have been sent to friends.

Work continues on Pokemon GO. This fall, Niantic says there will be “surprises” on the way “to give Trainers even more ways to play together.”


Pokemon GO is celebrating the completion of Professor Willow’s research tasks with a special Ultra Bonus Event. Niantic detailed what’s in store over the next couple of weeks on its blog today.

Here’s the full rundown:

The recent trading update for Pokemon GO has provided a significant boost to sales. As Sensor Tower notes, players have spent an average of $2.5 million per day since the feature went live on June 19. That’s a 39% increase over the preceding two months’ average.

In the 60 days prior to Pokemon GO’s trading update, the average daily revenue was $1.8 million worldwide. Since then, daily spending has increased by $700,000.


The last round of Professor Willow’s Global Challenge is happening this weekend during the Safari Zone event in Yokosuka, Japan. If everything is completed, Moltres Day will take place on September 8.

Moltres will come with the move Sky Attack. Additionally, players will have an opportunity to encounter a shiny version in Raid Battles.

Challenge requirements planned here.


More tidbits have emerged from Shigeru Miyamoto’s keynote at CEDEC 2018. Miyamoto spoke about some of the problems that arose while making Super Mario Run, being surprised by Pokemon GO’s success, and more.

Here’s the rundown, courtesy of Siliconera:

The Legendary Pokemon Ho-Oh is back in Pokemon GO, through only for a short period. It can be found in Raid Battles, possibly with its Shiny form if you’re lucky enough.

Ho-Oh will be featured in Pokemon GO until August 27.


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At Pokemon GO Fest in Chicago, The Guardian was able to speak with Niantic CEO John Hanke. Hanke discussed the current status of the game, among other topics.

Reflecting on how far Pokemon GO has come since its launch two years ago, Hanke said that the mobile title has a “thriving, strong user base of people that are not here for the fad, but because they love the core values of the game.” He said:

Starting today, Regirock can be found in Pokemon GO through Raid Battles. It’s taking over for Registeel until September 20.

Regirock’s defense is sturdy, but it’s weak to Water-, Grass-, Fighting-, Ground-, and Steel-type attacks.


Pokemon GO will have new Special Research starting August 20. For the latest event, Celebi will be featured.

Here’s the full rundown on what’s planned straight from Niantic:

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