Questions and Answers

Questions and Answers

Pokémon GO Gym Update new Features

What level do you have to be for Pokémon GO Raids?

Trainers, as of June 24 2017, you are required to be Level 25 to participate in Raid Battles. This is the first wave of players given...

Do Johto starters still hatch from 5KM egg? (May 2017)

No, Johto starters (Chikorita, Totodile, Cyndaquil) are no longer obtainable in the 5KM egg group. Despite the confusion and conflicting reports, our Forum Researchers managed...

What is the Generation 7 Buff?

The Gen 7 buff is a stat change affecting certain Pokémon from Generations I through V and increasing their stats significantly in order to...

How to report cheating or spoofing in Pokémon GO?

This question was asked by multiple Twitter followers. The short answer is to use the Report form provided by Niantic, but you can do more...

If Mega Evolutions are added to Pokémon GO, how do you think they’ll work?

First, we need to touch on what are Mega Evolutions in the main Pokémon series. Mega Evolutions are Pokémon transformations, they are not permanent like other...

What is STAB?

STAB is an acroynm that stands for Same Type Attack Bonus. STAB increases damage of Moves that are of the same Type as the...

What are IVs in Pokemon GO?

This was already thoroughly answered in our Pokemon GO IV Guide article, so just quoting it here: IV stands for Individual Values. IVs are a mechanism to...
Shiny Magikarp Pokemon GO

What is the chance of Magikarp being Shiny?

The chance of Magikarp being Shiny is not yet known, but early research suggested 1 in 400. In the original games, Shiny Pokémon chance...
Shiny Pokémon GO

List of Generation I and II species that DO NOT nest

Asked by a Follower on Facebook: "Good day! Do larvitar's nest too or at least has a biome? Thank you and more power to...

How to evolve Tyrogue into Hitmontop, Hitmonlee and Hitmonchan

Tyrogue's evolution is determined by its highest appraisal stat value. It's very simple: Highest ATK -> Hitmonlee Highest DEF -> Hitmonchan Highest STA -> Hitmontop In...

Top 10 Gen 3 Pokémon in terms of Max CP values

Asked by Batata 2126 on Twitter Per pure Max CP values, these Pokémon are the highest ranking in Generation 3. Do note that we expect Slaking...
Pokémon Sun and Moon Evolution Item Guide

What is the Max CP of all Eevee evolutions?

Asked by Rey on Twitter The original question was "Can you show us CP for all Eevee evos? Just caught a 100%IV eevee I'm willing to...

What is the best thing to remove from your bag, when the bag is...

Asked by Zigor Gaming on Twitter It's always hard to decide what to remove from your bags, especially when you're a lower level player, as...

When do you think Gen 3 will be released and do you think Gen...

Asked by Christian Nucero‏ on Twitter Woah, that's an interesting question Christian! So, let's unbundle this a bit... When is the fabled Gen 3 Release Date? Although it's a quite...

Do you make a lot of speculation or do you have someone on the...

Asked by Zen-Aku #PKto200k There was a time when we did have someone very close to what would be considered "on the inside", however, that collaboration...