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Pokémon GO APK Mine

0.169.0 APK Breakdown: New Searches, New Costumes, and … Project Vacation?

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Hello Trainers! Pokémon GO 0.169.0 is slowly rolling out through the Google Play Store and the iOS App Store.  In addition to the update,...

Dragon Type Moves in Pokémon Go: Detailed Analysis and Battle Mechanics

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The mighty dragons! The epitome of fantasy for many, even in the Pokémon world, the type Pokémon are undoubtedly some of the coolest and...
Pokémon GO APK Mine

0.165.0 APK Teardown: Closer to Go Battle League

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Hello Trainers! Pokemon GO 0.165.0 is slowly rolling out through Google Play Store (iOS App Store lags a bit behind).  There is a lot...
Pokémon GO Datamine

Data Mining Report: A Hairy Situation, potential Solrock & Lunatone migration, and more

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Hello Trainers! A few things were pushed into the game including Community Day Quests, A Hairy Situation Ticket, a potential Solrock and Lunatone migration,...

Data Mining Report: Pre-Go Fest Special Research, Premier Cup and more

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Hello Trainers! A few things were pushed into the game including Pre-Go Fest Special Research, Some potential Premier cup spoilers, an update to Kyruem...
Pokemon GO Nest Map and Guide

Pokemon GO Nest Map and Guide

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Pokemon GO Nests are small areas that consistently spawn a high amount of a specific Pokemon. A Pokemon GO Nest is a place made from love, famed for rarity...
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...
Pokémon GO Datamine

Data Mining Report: Raid Pass Returned if not Used, Remote Raid Day and more!

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Hello Trainers!  Niantic has pushed a few updates in the background, and oh boy is there some good stuff here!  Including hints that your...
Pokémon GO APK Mine

0.173.2 APK Breakdown: More on Remote Raiding, Techno Blast, Remote Gifts, and more!

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Hello Trainers!  Long time no see!  Pokémon GO 0.173.2 is slowly rolling out through the Google Play Store (the iOS App Store usually lags...
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...
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...
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...

Possible Charge Move Fixes: PvE Edition

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On 9/27/19 Niantic implemented a movepool update similar to previous ones where they added charge moves to some Pokémon, mostly to try to make...
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...
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...
Pokémon GO Datamine

Data Mining Report: 0.187.0 – Buddy walking goals, and Evolution quests

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Hello Trainers! More details surrounding the 0.187.0 update (Now 0.187.1) has been uncovered, and there is more information on buddy goals and evolution quests. 🚨⚠️...
Pokémon GO Unown

Six million spawns later: conclusions and confirmations

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As our regular readers know, we've been in possession of a database containing 1.8 million recorded Pokémon encounters, which we've been heavily using in...
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...
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...
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...
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...

Registeel with Lock-On in the Trainer Battle Meta

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With Regigigas finally making its debut in Pokémon GO, Trainers rejoiced as we had an opportunity to catch this beast alongside with the shiny...
Team GO Rocket

Data miners discover more information on the Team Go Rocket Balloons

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Hello Trainers, the PokéMiners have come through with some more details on the Team Go Rocket balloon, and how it functions. Let's have a...

Analysis of how time of day influences different Pokemon Type spawns

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Introduction After receiving several reports of anecdotal evidence that Dark Pokemon spawn more during the evening hours of the day, we went on to investigate. Our...

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...
Pokemon GO Tips and Tricks

Trading, Legendary Pokemon and new Incense Types referenced in the Game Code

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Multiple Pokemon GO sub reddits have reported that the new version of the app contains code references to a variety of new features. These...
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

0.191.0 APK Breakdown Update: More on Level 41+, Pokémon Home, and others.

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Hello Trainers, the PokéMiners have come through with some more details on a few things in the latest update to Pokémon Go.  Some more...
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...

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...

Recent guides

Generation 6 Moves: Biggest Winners and Losers (PvE)

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Generation 6 is right around the corner! And as expected, the game master file has been updated including the movesets for Generation 6 Pokémon....

Pokémon GO Level 40 to 50 Guide: XP, Level up Tasks...

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A comprehensive guide to levelling up from 40 to 50 in Pokémon GO. The guide includes all Level-up tasks, XP requirements and level rewards. At...