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Overview of the latest and greatest Pokemon and strategies in the Pokemon GO meta game, written in a format that's understandable for beginning and for experienced Trainers out there. Includes attacker tier lists, best Pokemon in the current meta and future Stardust investment strategies.

Pokemon GO Lack of Content

Pokemon GO Lack of Content is becoming Evident

Pokemon GO launched on 06. July in selected markets and brought the Pokemon craze once again. Even though the app is currently peaking in...

Pokemon GO Steps counter removed as a performance optimization

Yesterday, the entire Pokemon GO community was in an uproar after witnessing the removal of Pokemon tracking mechanism from the app. The long awaited...
Make Pokemon GO Great Again

“We are aware of minor game issues and are working on a fix” –...

As you are probably aware, after a long communication breakdown Niantic tweeted again today. Two tweets, one official blog post - amazing? Not really, especially...
Pokemon GO Trading releases in Fall 2016

Pokemon GO Trading System is Coming Fall 2016

Three days ago, we leaked the Buddy system and were thrilled to see players response and reactions. Yesterday, Niantic confirmed it with a peculiar ending...

Players hate the “new” tracker recently rolled out by Niantic

Yesterday, two major things occurred in Pokémon GO: the 8th Nest Migration happened and the new version of ingame tracker rolled out to more US...

Bots are dead, but for how long?

Pokemon GO Bots are currently a thing of the past. Botting forums like OwnedCore are in complete disarray after the recent activation of additional security measures....
How to beat Pokemon GO Vaporeon guide

How to beat Pokemon GO Vaporeon guide

Vaporeon is considered to be the staple Pokemon of any gym, due to it's high health pool and good defending performance. As Pokemon GO Vaporeon is...
Pokemon GO Zekrom

Upcoming Electric Types in Pokemon GO

is one of the 18 types that exist in Pokémon Go. They are some of the most prized offensive types in the game...

How to Order Gym Defenders

At this point of the game, the vast majority of players probably already know who the best gym defender is. Either by experience it...
Mewtwo meta analysis

New Mewtwo moves analysis: Thunderbolt, Flamethrower and Ice Beam

With the introduction of Mewtwo in regular T5 raids, Niantic also gave it 3 new moves. These moves are Ice Beam , Thunderbolt ...
Pokémon GO Quests

March Is for Meta, but What Is the Meta?

In order to improve our coverage of Meta-relevant articles and really give our readers a chance to get the most out of their Pokémon,...
Latios and Latias Pokemon GO Raid

Latios vs. Latias: Metagame analysis

Latios and Latias, two legendary Pokémon originally discovered in the Hoenn region, have just switched locations today. Until June 5, Latios will appear in Raid Battles...
Pokemon GO PvP

Pokemon GO Type Effectiveness change: December 2018

Trainers, as you already know PvP has finally launched in Pokemon GO, bringing a completely new battle mode for us to enjoy, farm and...
Pokemon GO Entei Suicune Raikou

Spending Stardust on Raikou, Entei, Suicune, Lugia and Ho-Oh

Legendary Pokémon are a group of incredibly rare and often very powerful Pokémon, generally featured prominently in the legends and myths of the Pokémon world. In...

Meta Analysis: Alolan Sandslash moves, stats and typing

Alolan Sandslash is now obtainable in Pokemon GO by hatching an Alolan Sandshrew from a 7k egg. Normal Sandslash lost its typing and...
pokemon go blaziken

Blast Burn Blaziken Meta Analysis: Can it Raid?

Blaziken's Community Day exclusive move was announced as Blast Burn. However, there's more than that, because kicking in on Community Day and going forward, it...
Pokémon GO Quests

Easily Obtainable Meta-Relevant Pokémon for New and Casual Trainers

With everything that's been going on in Pokémon GO during the past month, it's to be expected that many Trainers will be returning to...
Gym Rework Pokemon GO

Gym Battling Strategies

Gym Battling is one of the most important meta-game aspects in Pokémon Go, and while you may know from our series of meta articles...
Shiny Metagross Meteor Mash

Meteor Mash Metagross analysis: All hail the new meta king

The last Community Day featured the and type Pokémon Beldum, and Meteor Mash was the exclusive move that Metagross was able to...

What Is a Meta-Relevant PokéMon?

Beyond catching Pokémon in the wild, the biggest in-game features you’ll want to take part in are gym battles and raids. That means you’ll...
Charizard Raid Boss Guide

Blast Burn Charizard: A Comprehensive Meta Analysis

Blast Burn, a type signature move that can be learned by the starter type Pokémon in the main series games, has been...

Let’s talk about Stardust: Needed Now More Than Ever

It’s the almighty “gold” of Pokémon GO. Stardust is by far the most important/valuable resource in Pokémon GO. Since the game launched, the minimum...
Mega Evolution concept in Pokemon GO

Pokemon GO Generalists: A Comprehensive Overview

You may have heard about so-called generalists in Pokémon GO. Who are they and what they’re good for? Simply put, they're overall strong Pokémon...

Alolan Ninetales: Moves, Usage, Meta

EDIT: While Ninetales indeed has Nine-tails, a prior version of this article listed the official name as Ninetails, and has since been corrected. For...
Pokémon GO Quests

Pokemon GO July Move Re-Balance: Biggest PvE Winners

Trainers, a movepool shakeup has just been announced in Pokémon GO! Some select Pokémon are now able to learn new fast & charge moves,...
Pokémon GO Raids

Raid Boss Rotations: Changing of the Guards and the New Raid Meta

From the beginning of the raiding system back last summer, raiders have gotten to enjoy a slew of different raid bosses, from a lowly...
Legendary Week: Kyogre, Groudon and Rayquaza

Should you power up Rayquaza, Groudon and Kyogre?

Legendary Pokémon are a group of incredibly rare and often very powerful Pokémon, generally featured prominently in the legends and myths of the Pokémon...
Gengar Solo Raid

Gengar exclusive moves analysis: Lick vs Shadow Claw

Gengar day is taking place on November 3rd, and two new Gengar exclusive moves are being added to Gengar's move pool: Lick is a...
Pokémon GO Raids

Raid Boss Meta Overview – Tier 1 & 2

With the Weather Egg Hatches being released along with new Raid Bosses, one of the most important question players ask is which of...
Pokemon GO Tyranitar

Smack Down Tyranitar: A Comprehensive Meta Analysis

Smack Down, a type fast move recently added to the move dictionary, has been leaked in the Japanese and Chinese in-game announcements to...