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Latest Pokemon GO news, updates and leaks

Easter Event leak: a week of Double XP and better Egg hatches

Trainers, we've received leaked information on the upcoming Easter Event. We are still working to verify the information, but the source proved trustworthy in the...
Pokemon GO Cheats Are Finally Banned

The “Third Big Ban Wave” of 2017 has started, bot accounts mostly affected

We've observed a huge spike of activity on popular botting and cheating forums today, with players reporting their bot accounts are getting removed, namely...

Niantic releases @NianticHelp, a dedicated Community Support Twitter account!

Trainers, an official Niantic representative confirmed to Pokémon GO Hub that their new Twitter support channel is alive and kicking! @NianticHelp is an official Twitter account dedicated to bug reports,...
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David Hollin (Niantic) interview: “Save your candy” clarified, PvP and Trading on the horizon!

In a short video interview with the A-to-J Connections, David Hollin (Niantic Inc.) shared a lot of information on the state of the game,...
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Marshadow coming to Pokemon Sun and Moon!

Trainers, Marshadow has been officially confirmed for Sun and Moon. There are currently no details on when and how the promotion will take place, but...
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Niantic confirms “all new cooperative gameplay experiences” coming this Spring!

Trainers, we have some very exciting news to share! Firstly, we recently saw rumors in the online Pokémon development community claiming that Gym raid messages have appeared in the...

v0.61.0 Data Mining report: redeemable codes and a new [secret] added!

Trainers, Niantic has recently announced that they're releasing updates for Pokémon GO on Android (version 0.61.0) and iOS (version 1.31.0). As the update is slowly rolling...

Pokémon GO updated to version 0.61.0 for Android and 1.31.0 for iOS!

Niantic just announced that they're updating the Pokemon GO app with a new version. Most likely, this version contains new Easter event assets and...
Pokemon GO Nest Migration

The 18th Great Nest Migration has occurred!

Trainers, Nests have migrated again! Despite the recent Water Festival, the biweekly schedule of Nests migrating is still in place, meaning we can expect the next...

The potential end of Pokémon GO bots… thanks Blizzard!

In true Butterfly Effect fashion, a World of Warcraft related lawsuit threatens to shut down one of the most popular Pokémon GO bots (not spoofers). Blizzard,...

John Hanke on London Games Festival 2017: Unity3D is here to stay, 65M monthly...

Trainers, one of our London field agents (thanks Daniel!) had the privilege to attend the Mixed Reality Summit during the London Games Festival, which featured John...

Multiple PokéStops updated with new photos taken by Ingress players!

Trainers, we're receiving reports that multiple PokéStops were updated with new high resolution photos, all of which were taken by Ingress players! We are still...

An April Fools day event?

As the Pokémon GO app initially started as a Google April Fools joke, it's quite possible that we could be seeing an event tomorrow...
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News roundup: 0.59.2 data mine, Niantic confirms Shiny Pokémon are here to stay

Today's release of 0.59.2 was highly anticipated by a number of players affected with UI bugs and game crashes introduced in 0.59.1. Unfortunately, it seems...
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...

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...
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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...
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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...
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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...

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