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Latest Pokemon GO news, updates and leaks

Pokémon Sun and Moon Evolution Item Guide

Confirmed: Evolution Item drops are random, not based on time of day!

Trainers, over the past few weeks, we've been collecting data (time and date) on Evolution Item drops, in search for an answer to a simple question:...

We’re partnering with PokéBattler!

Trainers, today we have some very exciting news to share. For a while now, we were building our Battledex to include all sort of Gym...

PokéHuntr is the best working Pokémon tracker currently! (March 2017)

Trainers, in general, we do not approve of trackers, bots, maps and other tools that violate the in game Terms of Service. Our stance is that you...
Pokemon GO Egg Hatch Speed Increased

The new Pokémon GO Plus trailer shows Gen II starters hatching from 2KM eggs!

Trainers, the new Pokémon GO Plus trailer was revealed on March 23, clearly showing Generation II starters hatching from green 2KM eggs! The trailer was published under The...

We are sorry, but we were wrong about redeemable code rewards

Trainers, in our second pass of the APK mine we found concrete items that are rewarded by "redeemable codes", an upcoming feature that was also...
Pokemon GO spawn rates region exclusives

Redeemable code rewards discovered: items, avatar swag, stardust and Coins!

Trainers, in our APK Mine of 0.59.1 it was discovered that Niantic is working on an in game system for redeeming passcodes in exchange for "something...
Shiny Magikarp Pokemon GO

Shiny Pokémon FAQ: Shiny are individual, they don’t show as Shiny on the World...

Trainers, we are all still trying to understand everything that went down yesterday, from the Water Festival to the first ever recorded Shiny Pokémon. As things settle...

First Shiny Pokémon recorded in Pokémon GO!

Trainers, our leak on Shiny Pokémon coming out today proved correct! Shiny Pokémon are now part of the Pokémon GO madness! Congratulations to everyone who...
Shiny Magikarp Pokemon GO

Possible Shiny Magikarp and Gyarados Leak!

Trainers, we've received reports via Facebook that Shiny Pokémon could be coming later today. The leak was provided by a Madrid based Trainer who accurately leaked...

Niantic announces the Water Festival Event, lasts from March 22 to March 29!

Trainers, not only did we get a game update today, we've also got a great event! Starting today and going through March 29, Water spawns are increased all...
Pokemon GO APK

Version 0.59.1 data mining report: Knocking on Shiny Door!

Trainers, our data mining of 0.59.1 APK is complete! We are very excited to share our findings, but be aware that this data mining report contains...

Introducing the Pokémon GO Battledex: future of competitive play!

Trainers, roughly 15 days ago we started a new internal project at GO Hub. We’ve been developing it publicly and sharing occasional news, however, its...

David Hollin (Niantic) explains the delay behind Trading and future development

David Hollin, a designer / technical artist at Niantic, gave a talk on the Animation On Display (AOD) convention yesterday, highlighting a number of events from...
Pokémon Sun and Moon Evolution Item Guide

Are evolution item drops based on current time?

Trainers, recently there has been a lot of speculation in the Pokémon GO research community on the mechanics behind evolution item drops. Our own research...

About the upcoming Gym rework: Combat Power rebalance, possible team territory and objectives!

Trainers, time flies fast! We've already almost at the end of the first quarter of 2017, and with John Hanke (Niantic CEO) confirming that Niantic...

Harry Potter GO is (unfortunately) not real!

Trainers, recently we came across a fake Youtube video depicting a Harry Potter GO game, similar to Pokémon GO. Don't be fooled by the trailer, the...
Pokémon GO Sunset

Animated preview of the upcoming Pokémon GO sunset visuals

Trainers, we've managed to record how the updated Sunset period will look in Pokémon GO. This is not a leak, this is an actual, officially confirmed...
Pokémon GO Unown

Increased Unown spawns could indicate a Legendary Pokémon event!

Trainers, we've came across a wonderfully clever theory on the rarity of Unown spawns, written by Necr0maNc3R, a fellow trainer on TheSilphRoad subreddit. Necro's theory...

Answering community questions: March 13th QA Session

Trainers, today we ran a QA thread on Twitter which resulted in a series of interesting question we will answer in more details here. If...
Pokemon GO APK

Android security update disables GPS spoofing in Pokémon GO

Trainers, it seems like in the near future, GPS spoofing will become a thing of the past. According to a code change in Android 7.1,...

John Hanke at SXSW 2017: we’ll announce some new products at the next event!

John Hanke was a member of a panel on SXSW 2017, with several other key community members of in mobile gaming and online publishing. The...
Pokemon GO Song

The incredible world of Pokémon GO songs

It's Friday. Friday is a casual day at the Hub (even though we started the Battledex project today), so we usually browse the interwebs...
Pokemon GO Cheats Are Finally Banned

Niantic warns players to stop using third party apps

Trainers, this morning we've observed several reports on Twitter indicating that players have been receiving warnings to stop using unauthorized third party apps with Pokémon...

Hanke hints a potential migration of regional Pokémon

In another interview with the German news outlet Wired, John Hanke, the CEO of Niantic shared more information on potential future events in Pokémon GO....

Hanke confirms: Gym rework will be the next big update in 2017!

Trainers, Hanke just confirmed for the German news outlet "Wired" that Gym rework is the next major update coming to Pokémon GO. We speculated, we voted...
Pokemon GO Pikachu Guide, Tips and Tricks

Party Pikachu spawn rates increased?

Trainers, some players are reporting a noticeable increase in spawn numbers of Party Pikachu. Have you noticed a similar trend in your area? Share your...

40% of players want Trading to release in 2017!

Trainers, we've recently conducted a poll on Twitter, with the goal to gauge player interest in the announced major updates for Pokémon GO in 2017. As already speculated,...

Hanke confirmed: an update every quarter, group play and new Pokémon incoming!

Trainers, in an interview with el Periodico, Hanke shed more info on the news he unveiled yesterday. Pokémon GO is on a schedule to receive...

Niantic hints 3 major content patches in 2017!

Trainers, John Hanke, CEO of Niantic, shared some exciting Pokémon GO news on the Mobile World Congress 2017! Hanke's session was a part of the "The Content...
Pokemon GO Cheats Are Finally Banned

In 2017, GPS Spoofing is the real bane of Pokémon GO

Trainers, over the past few months, we've received a fair share of questions, reports, angry e-mails and screenshots from angry readers who got frustrated by...

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