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Pokemon GO trackers are not working anymore

Pokemon GO trackers are not working anymore

FastPokeMap (FPM) is disabled as of recently, but it’s not just FPM that’s down. All of the Pokemon GO trackers using the 0.35.0 API...
Gym Glitch Adds Pokémon to Pokedex

New Gym Feature Adds Pokémon to Pokedex

As reported by several players on reddit, you are now able to "obtain" a Pokemon entry in Pokedex when you face him in the...
Gym Battles Update

Game changing update for Gym Battles

Niantic just announced game changing changes for the gym system. You’ll be soon able to fight efficiently at a friendly gym at any level...
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Pokemon GO I am not a robot

In August of 2016, Niantic introduced a sleeve of safety features in Pokemon GO to knock out bots and tracker apps. Among those features...
Pokemon GO Nest Migration

Nests and spawn points have changed again!

TheSilphRoad sub reddit is receiving widespread reports that The Fourth Great Migration has just occurred. Nests and spawn points all across the world have changed dramatically...
Jimmie Pitts hits Level 40

Jimmie Pitts (Buffalo, NY) is the world first Level 40 Pokemon Trainer

Jimmie Pitts has did it - he has hit Level 40 and become the first Pokemon Trainer to reach the Level Cap legitimately. We previously...

FastPokeMap is not working – new safety measures from Niantic

By the look of it, FastPokeMap is down at the moment due to new safety measures from Niantic. The devs are hard at work...
Pokemon GO Fuck You

Despite being sued, Niantic adds another Pokestop in Kijkduin, Netherlands

As reported on the Dutch news site Nu.nl, Niantic has added a new Pokestop in The Hague Kijkduin beach district, even though they are being...
Pokemon GO Launches in Africa, Ditto rumored as region Exclusive

Pokemon GO Launches in Africa, Ditto rumored as region Exclusive

Niantic recently published an important update: Pokemon GO is now available in Africa. The full update is here: "Trainers in Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Rwanda, Seychelles,...
Jimmie Pitts Level 40

Jimmie Pitts (Buffalo, NY) is just 2 days away from Level 40!

Jimmie Pitts, the first in the world trainer to reach Level 39 legitimately, is now just inches away from becoming the best Pokemon Trainer in...
ScanGO not working anymore

GO Scan stops working and FastPokeMap API locks down

In an unfortunate turn of events, GO Scan developers have announced that they're discontinuing the service, mostly due to technical difficulties imposed by Niantic. GO...
Pokemon Buddy System has been data mined

Pokemon GO is helping prevent suicides in Japan

The Japanese cliffs which see dozens of tragic deaths each year are experiencing improvements thanks to Pokemon GO. Pokemon GO is preventing suicides at infamous...
How to find Porygon

How to find Porygon? Take yourself to court!

We recently came across a theory that Porygon spawns near court and administrative buildings. As we were always interested in how to find Porygon...
Sponsored Pokestops are now showing up worldwide

Sponsored Pokestops are now showing up worldwide

As reported by several players across the globe, sponsored Pokestops are showing up where they haven't been seen before. A sponsored Pokestop has a...
Gym Battles Update

Gym Battle Update brings Better Performance and Attack Buffer

Gyms and gym battles have received a number of significant changes in the latest 0.39.0 and 0.39.1 Pokemon GO update. In summary, Gym Battles...
Pokemon GO Nests spawn Pokemon evolution

Pokemon GO Nests can now spawn Pokemon evolutions!

As reported on TheSilphRoad by the wonderful /u/carypalmer, Pokemon GO Nests have a chance now to spawn higher tier evolutions also! The chance seems fairly...
Pokemon GO Nests Changes

Pokemon GO Nests and Spawns have just changed dramatically!

Pokemon GO related forums and sub reddits are on fire currently - Pokemon GO nests and spawns have changed a lot! This is happening as we're...
Level 39 Pokemon GO

The Jimmie Pitts Interview: Level 39 player from Buffalo, NY

We spoke with Jimmie Pitts, a truly hardcore Pokemon GO player from Buffalo, New York. Jimmie is a Level 39 Pokemon Trainer, and quite...
Pokemon GO APK

Pokemon GO APK 0.39.0 Instructions

While Pokemon GO 0.39.0 is slowly rolling out world wide, you can get it before it becomes officially available at your local Google Play...

FastPokeMap reaches 10 million daily views

This morning, whitelist_ip, the author and lead developer on FastPokeMap announced on Pokemon GO Dev subreddit that FastPokeMap has reached 10 million daily page views and 3...
Pokemon GO Trading

Pokemon GO Trading details discovered in a recent code dump

We are continuing to research the global-metadata.dat we dumped from the 0.37.1 APK yesterday. Previously we reported that there are no Ditto references in the code and today we're...

Data mining: Ditto Easter Egg is NOT in the game yet

We datamined the global-metadata.dat dumped from the 0.37.1 APK today and we have some bad news to report. We are sorry, but there are no...

John Hanke talks Poke Stop submissions, events, trading and trainer battles on Recode podcast

This morning turned out to be quite eventful, mainly thanks to the great people at Recode Decode podcast. Today's guest at Decode was John...
Increased Nests and Rare Spawn rates

Reports indicate increased spawn rates and new nests

A curious thread popped up on TheSilphRoad 10 hours ago, indicating that rare spawn rates have increased significantly. Soon, a number of players reported observing the...

A player from Austin reached Level 38 an hour ago!

Jimmy Derocher, a player from Austin has reached Level 38 merely an hour ago  as of this writing. Jimmy is a hardcore Pokemon GO player...
Upsight (user tracking platform) removed from Pokemon GO

Nearby tracker test is ending? Upsight platform removed from Pokemon GO

Our recent data mining revealed that Upsight, a mobile marketing and user behavior tracking platform, was removed from the Pokemon GO source code in the recent...
Pokemon GO APK

Pokemon GO APK 0.37.1 Instructions

While Pokemon GO 0.37.1 is slowly rolling out world wide, you can get it before it becomes officially available at your local Google Play...
Pokemon GO PLUS Review

Pokemon GO Plus Review: Don’t drink the Kool Aid

Today, 16th September 2016, is the official release date of the GO Plus companion device worldwide. We are lucky to have some great friends and...
Pokemon GO Nest Migration

Pokemon GO Nest Migration #3 is due tommorow

As we previously reported, Pokemon GO nests change every 23-24 day. The last "nest migration" happened on August 22 and today is the 23rd day since the last...
Pokemon GO Egg Hatch Speed Increased

Distance tracking has improved – a lot!

We noticed yesterday evening that the egg tracking distance has improved - a lot. Our local friends and family tested the distance tracker in combination...

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