Research

Pokémon GO 2019 Timeline: A Whole Year of Excitement!

Hello all of my fellow trainers out there! To those who have not yet seen these articles, we will be…

3 weeks ago

0.165.0 APK Teardown: Closer to Go Battle League

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

1 month ago

Registeel with Lock-On in the Trainer Battle Meta

With Regigigas finally making its debut in Pokémon GO, Trainers rejoiced as we had an opportunity to catch this beast…

3 months ago

Possible Charge Move Fixes: PvE Edition

On 9/27/19 Niantic implemented a movepool update similar to previous ones where they added charge moves to some Pokémon, mostly…

4 months ago

Pokemon GO Halloween 2019 Box Sale Analysis

The box sales, as we all know, have been growing progressively worse month by month, but these boxes hold a…

4 months ago

Pokemon GO 0.157.0 APK Teardown: Prepare for Trouble

Hello Trainers! Pokemon GO 0.157.0 is slowly rolling out through Google Play Store (iOS App Store lags a bit behind)…

5 months ago

Crabhammer Kingler Analysis: New Water-type DPS god

Crabhammer is a new Water-type move that's now available on Kingler and Crawdaunt and we took an early look at…

6 months ago

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

Trainers, a new Pokemon GO update is rolling out on Android, iOS and the Galaxy Store, version number 0.147.0. The…

8 months ago

The Secret Reason Why Some Shiny Pokémon Look Bad

Shiny Pokémon are coveted collector items both in Pokemon GO and in the core game series, however it can't be…

9 months ago

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

Since the "Let's Go" event ended in November, it has been very difficult for some Trainers to find the Pokémon…

1 year ago

Halloween Event 2018 Box Sale Analysis: Now THIS is Scary!

As soon as Giratina was released, Niantic gave us new Box Sales, and to no surprise, they bumped up the…

11 months ago

Finding the Line: Border between Tauros and Pachirisu Spawns

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

1 year ago

Analyzing the meta and variety impact of Pokemon GO’s 18 new moves

GO Hub has discovered 18 new moves in our latest APK analysis, the 0.123.1 APK data mine. As we already…

1 year ago

Lucky Pokemon mechanics in Pokemon GO

Lucky Pokemon are a special form of Pokemon introduced in Pokemon GO in July 2018. Lucky Pokemon exhibit special properties…

11 months ago

It’s research time: join GO Hub’s research efforts and let’s unveil the secrets of Lucky Pokemon together!

Trainers, Lucky Pokemon are now live in Pokemon GO! And with them, GO Hub's research division goes live - and…

2 years ago

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

Today, most trainers will be finally put their hands on their first Research Breakthrough, even though some thrifty trainers managed to…

2 years ago

Predictive analysis of receiving an EX Raid Pass based on Trainer and gym badge level

This research was made possible by Timmy Ma (Mathemagician10), a Mathematics student from the University of California. Timmy Ma used…

2 years ago

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

Trainers, it's still early days of EX Raid research but several hypothesis have been confirmed with this wave - including…

2 years ago

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

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…

3 years ago

Full technical breakdown of Shiny Pokémon in Pokémon GO

Trainers, today we continued to investigate the metadata inside the 0.57.2 APK and one specific mechanic caught our attention: shiny…

3 years ago

Possible Thanksgiving event hints discovered in the new 0.47.1 APK

We are currently data mining the new 0.47.1 APK that was leaked around 20 minutes ago. We have no ground breaking…

3 years ago

Pokémon GO evolution moves are completely random!

According to research done by the Silph Road research group, and later confirmed by research of several other private Pokémon…

3 years ago

Leaked Ditto Transform move added in 0.45.0

We are very happy to report that Ditto seems to be getting finally some love in the new update. A…

3 years ago

Researching the code behind the Pokemon GO Halloween event

After discovering that daily quests were referenced in the game's metadata yesterday, we went on to dive a bit deeper into…

3 years ago

Pokemon GO Daily Quests feature discovered in the game metadata!

Part 2 of research is here - new info on festival events. We'll be posting updates to this page: Daily…

3 years ago

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…

3 years ago

Data Mining 500 000 Pokemon Spawns and Encounters

We recently got our hands on a copy of a database containing more than 500 000 Pokemon encounters,  400 000 Poke…

3 years ago

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

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

4 years ago

Pokemon GO Nest Map and Guide

Pokemon GO Nests are small areas that consistently spawn a high amount of a specific Pokemon. A Pokemon GO Nest is a place made…

4 years ago

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

We tested the effectiveness of Incense in rural areas and tried to debunk the myth that using it away from…

4 years ago