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Hoopa Unbound in Pokémon GO PvP and PvE

"Sub-creatures! Hoopa the Gozerian, Hoopa the Destructor, Volguus Zildrohar, the Traveler has come! Choose and perish! Choose the form of the Destructor!" Hey, with Ghostbusters: Afterlife bringing back...

Form Changing in Pokémon GO: Current mechanics and future speculation

Hello Trainers! Niantic has introduced form changes into Pokémon Go!  This article will list out all of the Pokémon that the mechanic has been...

Under The Lights: Incinerate Magcargo

Season 10 and its pending move rebalance are right around the corner! While we don't know quite everything we need to for me to fully...

Under The Lights: Cresselia in PvP

It's a full moon! The "Under The Lights" article series provides some deeper dives on Pokémon of particular interest in PvP. And while today...

Ed Sheeran Collab Event: A PvP Analysis on the Water Starters

Hello again, fellow PvPers! Next week brings an unexpected surge in Water starter spawns with the Ed Sheeran Collab event, and while it's not a PvP-centric event...

Under The Lights: Luxray (and Psychic Fangs) In PvP

Hello again, fellow travelers and PvPers! As I've done many, many times before, I'm here to take a close look at this month's Community Day...

Niantic Clarify Help to Complete Misunderstood Mischief Special Research

Niantic Support have posted a series of tweets aimed to clear up confusion as to how you are expected to complete the Misunderstood Mischief...

Shadow Lugia Lore and Origins

Hello Trainers, With the recent update to the Team GO Rocket Lineups, Giovanni has returned and this time he's got himself a Shadow Lugia!...

Let’s Talk About PvP Pokémon Rewards & the Catch Issue

One of the best parts of the rewards system in PvP in Pokémon GO, is the ability to catch rare, potentially shiny, or even...

Niantic Wayspot Sync Announced as Error

Remember back in October when there was a huge Wayspot sync in Pokémon GO that created new gyms and Pokéstops that we were so...

Pokémon GO CPM List

A term you may hear thrown around sometimes is CPM. CPM stands for Combat Power Multiplier and is a number that Niantic uses in...

Shadow Lugia in PvP – Great, Ultra and Master League

The "Under The Lights" article series provides some deeper dives on Pokémon of particular interest in PvP. Today, that means our first Legendary Shadow...

A PvP Analysis on Cobalion, Virizion, and Terrakion

The "Under The Lights" article series provides some deeper dives on Pokémon of particular interest in PvP. Today, that means a quick look at...

Dedenne in PvP Meta

The "Under The Lights" article series provides some deeper dives on Pokémon of particular interest in PvP. This time, that means it is time...

Silph Arena Brawler Cup Guide

Hope you enjoyed the simplicity of Lunar Cup to kick off the season... because we're already mixing things up. You could say that your...

How Pokémon GO Servers Actually Work

On October 27, 2021 Google shared a blog post featuring Pokémon GO and explaining how Pokémon GO's backend infrastructure works. We found the article...

Original Stitch x Pokemon Company New Formal Shirts Release

Want to be able to share your love of Pokémon in every situation, even the most formal of events? Original Stitch have got you...

Let’s Talk About Regional Shinies Being Raid Locked

In recent months we've had a few regional Pokémon have their shiny forms released as part of events. Heracross came first as part of...

A PvP Analysis on “Ghoulish Pals” Trevenant and Gourgeist

The "Under The Lights" article series provides some deeper dives on Pokémon of particular interest in PvP. Today, that means a couple of spooky...

Nifty Or Thrifty: Halloween Cup

Hello again, fellow PvPers! Back again with another edition of "Nifty Or Thrifty", the long-running article series that takes a comprehensive look at the meta for...

Niantic Testing Improvements to the Pokémon GO Experience

Brand new features are coming soon to Pokémon GO. These changes are intended to introduce and encourage new players to join the Pokémon GO...

Dusk Of The Dead: Community Day Dusknoir (and Dusclops!)

Hello again, fellow PvPers! As I've done many times before (officially starting last April with Abra/Alakazam with Counter), I'm here to take a close...

Pokémon GO Championship Series 2022

Pokémon GO PvP has come a long way since its release in 2019. Evolving from a small mini-game to what we know now as a...

Making Research Breakthroughs Great Again

One of the most controversial changes in Pokémon GO was the removal of legendary Pokémon from Research Breakthrough boxes back in January 2020. Almost two...

A PvP Drive-By On Genesect

Hello again, fellow PvPers! Back on January 5th, Genesect finally received its first of four elemental "Drives" that grant Genesect its signature move Techno Blast....

Nifty Or Thrifty: Little Jungle Cup

The "Nifty Or Thrifty" article series takes a comprehensive look at the meta for PvP Cup formats: Little Jungle Cup, in this case. As is...

What Hoenn Shinies are Missing in Pokémon GO?

In early September I took a look back at the missing Johto shiny Pokémon, so today I'm back to see what is missing from...

The Silph Arena Lunar Cup Guide

Welcome to Season 4 of The Silph Arena, PvPers! With the first meta of the new season (Season 4!) of The Silph Arena comes a new "Nifty...

New Pokémon Trading Card Game Application “Live” Announced

Hey Trainers, The Pokémon Company has recently announced they will be closing down their Pokémon Trading Card Game Online client in favour of a new...

Under The Lights: Community Day Samurott (plus Razor Shell!)

Hello again, fellow travellers and PvPers! As I've done many times before (officially starting last April with Abra/Alakazam with Counter), I'm here to take...