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Pokemon GO’s partnership with Spring has now been officially announced. Over 10,500 Sprint, Boost Mobile, and Sprint at Radioshack stores will become PokeStops and Gyms across the United States. Additionally, Sprint outlets will feature in-store charging stations.

Here’s the full notice from John Hanke and the Pokemon GO team:

As we race towards 2017, we wanted to take a moment and thank you for your support. We’re excited for December because we have a few new experiences and in-game events planned for you before wrapping up the year. While we cannot share all the details yet, keep an eye out on our social media channels on December 12th for details about the first addition of more Pokémon into Pokémon GO.

In addition, we are thrilled to announce that we are working with Sprint to create a special Pokémon GO experience at over 10,500 Sprint locations around the United States. As part of this collaboration, Sprint, Boost Mobile and Sprint at Radioshack stores will become PokéStops and Gyms, giving you even more places to stock up on Poké Balls and Razz Berries and to battle your friends. Sprint locations will also feature in-store charging stations to keep your Pokémon GO sessions going even longer. Sprint also brings a great network and an unlimited data plan to support your search for Pokémon no matter where they are hiding.


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The Pokemon Company and Niantic have come forward with a confirmation that more Pokemon are being added to Pokemon GO. However, we’ll have to wait a bit longer for details. Information about what’s in store will be shared on December 12.

Source: Pokemon PR

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Niantic and mobile carrier Sprint are gearing up for a special announcement. Tomorrow, the two companies will have some sort of news to share about Pokemon GO. Marcelo Claure and John Hanke, chief executives of Sprint and Niantic, respectively, will be in attendance.

The event will be held at the following times:

– 8:30 AM PT
– 11:30 AM ET
– 4:30 PM in the UK
– 5:30 PM in Europe

It’s not clear what will be announced, but we’ll bring you the news as soon as we have it.


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Several Starbucks employees have come forward with an apparent internal message pertaining to Pokemon GO. It points to something potentially huge happening with the mobile game later this week.

Assuming the message is legitimate – which seems very likely at this point – Pokemon GO is receiving some sort of update on Thursday. It states that Niantic’s title “is about to expand with new Pokemon” – plus a new Starbucks beverage to celebrate.

A Pokemon GO update was implemented last month which affected training at Gyms. Fans weren’t pleased with the changes, but training rewards have returned to their original levels.

Niantic posted on Facebook earlier today:

After November’s Pokemon GO update, the amount of prestige points players could earn at gyms reduced to 500. That was a big drop from the original number of 1,000. These points are necessary to level up Gyms and protect them further.

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The new version of Pokemon GO’s Nearby feature is starting to be deployed to a wider region. Niantic said today that it will be expanded “to the rest of the continental United States and large parts of Europe.” Additionally, the team “will continue to review the feedback submitted on our official social media accounts and in other channels and make changes if necessary.”


Rumor has it that Pokemon GO will be receiving a major update next month. Based on analysis of the game’s code done by people associated with web scanner PokeVS, 100 new normal and Legendary Pokemon will be added. That’s in addition to the possibility of player-versus-player battles, raising the Pokemon you catch similar to Tamagotchi pets, and trading.

GamesBeat, who reports on today’s story, says it’s unclear if Pokemon GO’s update will be dropped entirely at once over time. However, PokeVS’ before-and-after comparisons of the code indicated where the updates are expected to be implemented. Niantic told GamesBeat that the “Gen 2” is planned as an update, but didn’t share anything further.

Continue on below for the lineup of 100 Pokemon said to be coming to Pokemon GO.

The Pokemon GO Plus accessory can again be ordered from the Nintendo UK store. To place an over, head on over here. Based on how things have gone previously, it’ll likely sell out at some point.


The Pokemon Company and Niantic have now officially announced that Ditto can be caught in Pokemon GO. Along with the news, a brief promo has been shared – see it below.

Niantic has been testing Pokemon GO’s Nearby feature over the past few weeks and months. Primarily, those in San Francisco, California have had access. Niantic is using feedback gathered to improve the functionality.

Changes were made to the manner in which Nearby and Sightings works. Nearby in Pokemon GO now only shows if a PokeStop is close to your location.

Aside from Hawaii and Alaska, all states west of the Mississippi River can try out Nearby and Sightings. These features are also up across Australia in addition to select regions in Canada.

Head past the break for Niantic’s full message about Nearby and Sightings in Pokemon GO.

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