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Pokémon GO APK Mine

Pokemon GO 0.157.0 APK Teardown: Prepare for Trouble

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Hello Trainers! Pokemon GO 0.157.0 is slowly rolling out through Google Play Store (iOS App Store lags a bit behind) and it contains a...
Kingler

Crabhammer Kingler Analysis: New Water-type DPS god

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Crabhammer is a new Water-type move that's now available on Kingler and Crawdaunt and we took an early look at how it performs. Suffice...
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...
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The Secret Reason Why Some Shiny Pokémon Look Bad

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Shiny Pokémon are coveted collector items both in Pokemon GO and in the core game series, however it can't be denied that shiny sprites...
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...
Box Sale

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

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As soon as Giratina was released, Niantic gave us new Box Sales, and to no surprise, they bumped up the number of Raid Passes......

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...
Pokemon GO AR

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

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GO Hub has discovered 18 new moves in our latest APK analysis, the 0.123.1 APK data mine. As we already hinted in the APK...
Pokémon GO Quests featuring Prof. Willow

It’s research time: join GO Hub’s research efforts and let’s unveil the secrets of...

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Trainers, Lucky Pokemon are now live in Pokemon GO! And with them, GO Hub's research division goes live - and you're all invited to...
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...
Exclusive Raid Invitations

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

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

Nocturnal species of Pokémon GO (Generation 1, 2 and 3)

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We've recently published a research analyzing how time of day influences various Pokémon Type spawns. As the research gained traction, a number of interesting questions surfaced. Among those...
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...
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...
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...

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...
Pokemon GO Umbreon Espeon

How to evolve Umbreon and Espeon using Night and Day in Pokémon GO

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Trainers, we've been collecting data and testing several Eevee-lution theories for the past few days. Today, we'll be presenting the results of our research and...
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...
Shiny Pokémon GO

Full technical breakdown of Shiny Pokémon in Pokémon GO

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Trainers, today we continued to investigate the metadata inside the 0.57.2 APK and one specific mechanic caught our attention: shiny Pokémon. After a few hours of...

Pokemon GO Electric Biome Analysis

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This is a copy of a research piece written by WoodWoseWulf and published on TheSilphRoad. It's published on GO Hub for safe keeping and not getting...

Possible Thanksgiving event hints discovered in the new 0.47.1 APK

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We are currently data mining the new 0.47.1 APK that was leaked around 20 minutes ago. We have no ground breaking news to report, but...

Pokémon GO evolution moves are completely random!

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According to research done by the Silph Road research group, and later confirmed by research of several other private Pokémon Trainers, moves that Pokémon learn...

Leaked Ditto Transform move added in 0.45.0

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

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...

Pokemon GO Daily Quests feature discovered in the game metadata!

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Part 2 of research is here - new info on festival events. We'll be posting updates to this page: Daily Quests Rewards and Info. We've datamined...
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...
Pokemon GO Evolution Multiplier Chart

Data Mining 500 000 Pokemon Spawns and Encounters

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We recently got our hands on a copy of a database containing more than 500 000 Pokemon encounters,  400 000 Poke Stops and 57 000...
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...
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...

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