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Pokémon GO Smeargle

Confirmed: Smeargle is not yet available, possible future event in line with Ingress events

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Trainers, today we took a second look on the decoded 0.57.2 GAME_MASTER and we have some news to report. We would not call these news "bad" per...

Finding the Line: Border between Tauros and Pachirisu Spawns

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By Mitch – Trainer Canadoman (@pogomitch) Known Facts: Tauros is considered the “North American” regional Pokémon. However, in reality, it spawns only in southern parts...

0.189.0 APK Breakdown: Halloween boxes, New moves, and Runerigus?!

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Hello Trainers! Pokémon GO 0.189.0 is slowly rolling out.  This update has a lot of stuff regarding the AR scanning feature for Pokéstops and...
Pokémon GO Research Quests - rewards, items, types

Moltres, the first Legendary encounter – Better understanding the research breakthrough!

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Today, most trainers will be finally put their hands on their first Research Breakthrough, even though some thrifty trainers managed to do it a day...
Shiny Magikarp Pokemon GO

Data Mining Report: Magikarp Community Day Hinted

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Hello Trainers! Some updates were pushed to the Game master file tonight including hints at a Magikarp community day, and a Pidgey Go Battle...
Pokemon GO Spawn Points Guide

Researching Pokémon GO Spawn Mechanics

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Spawn points are the core of Pokémon GO, spread across the world like a network of bee hives that create wild Pokémon encounters. It's the...

It’s Speculation Time: Permanent Mega Evolutions & Pokémon Home

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Hello Trainers! Pokémon GO 0.191.1 is slowly rolling out.  Niantic has Un-Obfuscated a bunch of stuff, including the entire Game Master file.  This is...
Pokémon GO APK Mine

0.175.0 APK Breakdown: Galaran Pokémon, Free boxes, Jessie, James, and more!

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Hello Trainers!  Pokémon GO 0.175.0 is slowly rolling out through the Google Play Store (the iOS App Store usually lags behind).  Despite it being...

Researching the code behind the Pokemon GO Halloween event

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After discovering that daily quests were referenced in the game's metadata yesterday, we went on to dive a bit deeper into the new APK. We discovered...
Battle Leagues Pokemon GO

In-depth analysis of GO Battle League rewards

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One of the best aspects of the GO Battle League is the amount of useful rewards you can get. Stardust, TMs, Sinnoh Stones, Pokémon...
Pokemon GO Incense Rural Area

“Incense in rural area attracts rare Pokemon” theory tested in Rašćane, Croatia

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We tested the effectiveness of Incense in rural areas and tried to debunk the myth that using it away from any Poke Stops will...
Pokémon GO APK Mine

Data Mining Report: Abra Community Day, Buddy Up, Incense Day and more!

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Hello Trainers! A lot of interesting text was recently pushed into the game by Niantic, Including more details on the Abra community day, and...
How to find Porygon

How to find Porygon? Take yourself to court!

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We recently came across a theory that Porygon spawns near court and administrative buildings. As we were always interested in how to find Porygon...
Mega Evolution concept in Pokemon GO

Pokémon GO 0.185.0 APK Breakdown: Mega Raids, Mega Evolution’s, Mega Quests, Oh My!

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Hello Trainers! Pokémon GO 0.185.0 is slowly rolling out through the Google Play Store (the iOS App Store usually lags behind).  This update has...
Pokémon GO Datamine

0.193.1 APK Teardown: Level Research, A New event, and more!

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Hello Trainers! Pokémon GO 0.193.1 is slowly rolling out. While this is a minor update, it brought with it some interesting developments such as...
Galar Pokémon in Pokémon GO

Galar Pokémon Assets Added to Pokémon GO

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Hello Trainers! We finally have our first look at what the Galarian regional variants of existing Pokémon will look like in Pokémon Go!  Niantic...
Pokémon GO Datamine

Data Mining Report: The Great Gastly

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Hello Trainers! A few things were pushed into the game including Details for Gastly community day, Samsung clothing and more. 🚨⚠️ Disclaimer ⚠️🚨 Please be aware...
Pokémon GO Meltan

Field Research Encounters That Could Help You With Your Meltan Special Research

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Since the "Let's Go" event ended in November, it has been very difficult for some Trainers to find the Pokémon that are required to...
Pokémon GO Datamine

Datamining Report: Mythical & Legendary Mass Transfers, Egg Transparency and more!

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Hello Trainers! Some text updates have been pushed and it includes some pretty awesome quality of life updates that I'm sure you'll be excited...
Pokemon GO IV Explained - Calculation, meaning, importance

IV Mechanics and Distribution in Pokémon GO

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In an effort to broaden the understanding of IV mechanics and how IVs are distributed in the wild, we set off to record hundreds and...
Pokémon GO APK Mine

Pokémon GO 0.183.0 APK Breakdown: New moves, Balloon Grunt Updates and more

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Hello Trainers! Pokémon GO 0.183.0 is slowly rolling out through the Google Play Store (the iOS App Store usually lags behind).  This update has...
Exclusive Raid Invitations

What the data tells us about this EX raid invitation cycle: February 8, 2018

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Trainers, it's still early days of EX Raid research but several hypothesis have been confirmed with this wave - including both gym and trainer...
Box Sale

Pokemon GO Halloween 2019 Box Sale Analysis

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The box sales, as we all know, have been growing progressively worse month by month, but these boxes hold a special place next to...
Pokémon GO APK Mine

0.171.0 APK Data Mine – What’s going on Today?

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Hello Trainers! Pokémon GO 0.171.0 is slowly rolling out through the Google Play Store (1.137 in the iOS App Store, the iOS App Store...

GO Tour winners, GO Tour research, ‘Old Sea Map’ research, New Stickers, Clothing, and...

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The Pokemon GO Kanto Tour is just up ahead! As such, recent datamines reveals some interesting stuff that we may expect during February 20th....
Pokémon GO APK Mine

In-Depth Look At v0.147.0 Update: We Have Minor Text Fixes!

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Trainers, a new Pokemon GO update is rolling out on Android, iOS and the Galaxy Store, version number 0.147.0. The official patch notes mention...
Mega Evolution concept in Pokemon GO

Data Mining Report: This is a MEGA Discovery!

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Hello Trainers! Niantic has pushed some text updates to go along with the recent update to the game, there's a lot and I mean...
Pokémon GO Datamine

0.193.0 APK Breakdown: Mr. Rime, Select All button, tags, new app icon and more

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Hello Trainers! Pokémon GO 0.193.0 is slowly rolling out, and it includes a new icon, a hint that Mr. Rime might be ready to...

Flying Cup PvP Guide (GO Battle Night Season 4)

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The Flying Cup is a special GO Battle League (GBL) format that will take place during GO Battle Night on November 5th, 2020 from...
Pokémon GO APK Mine

Data Mining Report: 36-part Throwback 2020 Special Research, Possible New Community Day Pokémon and...

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Hello Trainers!  Niantic has pushed a few updates in the background, and woo is there some good stuff here!  Including a 36-part Throwback 2020...
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Recent guides

GO Rocket Grunts Guide: Counters and Lineups

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A guide on how to counter Team GO Rocket Grunts in Pokemon GO. Includes Pokémon lineups for all Grunt fights. Updated for February 2021....

First 2 Level 50s in the World & Level 48 Reset...

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Breaking News FleeceKing and LaurenLolly have been reported as the first 2 people in the world to achieve Level 50! This monumental event in Pokémon GO...

Kyogre Raid Counters Guide

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Kyogre is a Tier 5 Legendary Raid Boss in Pokémon Go, being a member of the Weather Trio with Groudon and Rayquaza. Best Kyogre counters...

Groudon Raid Counters Guide

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Groudon is a Tier 5 Legendary Raid Boss in Pokémon GO, being a member of the Weather Trio with Rayquaza and Kyogre. The best Groudon...