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Our Pokémon GO Wiki covers every important topic in the game, from egg hatching to IVs, from raid boss CP formula to damage mechanics. Perfectly suitable for beginners and experienced players alike.

Close Calls: Dodging Mechanics in Pokemon Go

What is Dodging? Dodging - The act of changing ones position, sometimes to avoid being hit by someone or something. In Pokémon Go, it means...

Ditto mechanics

Ditto is a -type Pokémon which has the ability to change its form to mimic other Pokémon species. In Pokémon GO, it cannot be...
Pokemon GO Gen 2 Candy

Buddy System overview

The Buddy System in Pokémon Go allows you to walk Pokémon in order to gain chosen Pokémon's candy. In some case, walking a certain...
Pokemon GO Daily Bonus

Daily and weekly streaks

One of the ways that Pokémon GO encourages Trainers to play daily are the rewards for your first catch and Pokéstop spin of the...
Shiny Dratini, Dragonair and Dragonite in Pokémon GO

Community Day Event Shiny Odds

A lot of our readers are wondering what is the chance to encounter a shiny Pokemon during the Community Day events. The chance is...
Pokémon GO Gym Update new Features

How Defender Decay works: formulas, percentages and tips

Defender Decay is the loss of motivation a Pokémon faces when they are defending a gym over time. There are ways that can hasten...
AR Plus Android Pokémon GO

List of iOS devices that will not run Pokémon GO after February 28 2018

As previously reported in January 2018, Niantic has announced that starting on February 28 2018, Pokémon GO will not run on several older iOS...
Pokémon GO Deoxys

Movesets in-depth explanation

In Pokémon Go, the term "Movesets" refers to the available attacks each monster can learn. These movesets directly impact how useful that Pokémon will...
Premier Ball Pokemon GO

Pokeball types

The Pokéball. The staple of the all Pokémon games and your ticket to obtaining that ??? CP Snorlax you happened to stumble upon on...
Pokemon GO Egg Hatch Speed Increased

Egg Hatching

Egg hatching plays a big part in Pokemon Go. From the exclusive "baby" Pokemon that can only be obtained in eggs to those ever...
Clear Weather in Pokemon GO

Pokemon Go Weather and how it affects moves

Weather is a recent feature introduced to Pokemon GO in December of 2017. Not only does it look cool, it brings diversity and a lot...
Pokemon GO IV Explained - Calculation, meaning, importance

IVs and their Influence

IVs can be thought of as a Pokémon’s potential to be great within its species. Similar to how genes determine human height, build, eye...

Earning Experience (XP)

In Pokémon Go, you gain experience for almost all in-game actions, in the form of the common RPG-like EXP rewards. You can view your...

Powering up your Pokémon

"Powering up" your Pokémon by spending Stardust and Candies increases their CP, level (hidden), and performance in battle. Sounds tempting, right? Hold on to...
Rayquaza Max CP

How Pokemon GO calculates stats and Max CP

Pokemon GO's stat system is a little bit different from the main series Pokemon games. While main series games had HP, Attack, Defense, Special Attack,...

Nests

A nest in Pokémon Go is an area with set boundaries within which a specific species of Pokémon can spawn much more frequently than...
Pokemon GO Star Piece

Special Items: Lucky Egg, Star Piece, Lure Module, Incense

Besides essential items such as Pokéballs or berries Pokémon GO bag also stores special items. Their use is described below. Lucky Egg All experience trainer gets...
Pokemon GO Umbreon Espeon

Eevee Evolution Tricks

Similarly to the anime and main series games, there is a special method in Pokemon GO to evolve Eevee into any desired evolution form,...

Comprehensive guide to Moves in Pokemon GO

Moves in Pokémon GO are one of the main factors when evaluating Pokémon’s strength. Before any words on quick and charge moves, it is...

Raid Passes

A Pokemon GO raid pass allows a trainer to participate in any Normal, Rare, or Legendary Raid Battle. There are 2 types of Raid...
Scyther Metal Coat Evolution

Evolution Items

A Pokemon GO Evolution Item is required to make certain Pokémon evolve. Trainers can collect Evolution items by spinning PokéStops. Drop rates for evolve...

Level requirements and rewards

Pokémon GO is a predominantly level-based game, and many players build their long-term in-game goals around reaching the current level cap, 40. Leveling up...
Shiny Mawile and Absol Pokemon GO

List of Shiny Pokemon in Pokémon GO and where to find them

Shiny Pokemon are one of the most coveted (and most controversial) topics in Pokémon GO. Now, Niantic appears to be releasing one new shiny...
Pokemon GO Plus in 2018

Pokémon GO Plus

The Pokémon GO Plus is an accessory designed so you can play Pokémon GO without using your phone. You can catch Pokémon and spin...
Pokemon GO Rare Capture Bonus Medals

Medals

Medals are achievements you earn when you accomplish a milestone in the game. Each medal corresponds to a certain achievement you've accomplished, like reaching...
PokéCoin Farming Guide

PokéCoins

PokéCoins (or simply coins) are Pokémon GO in-game currency used to buy items in the in-game Shop. You can get them by buying them in...

Type Effectiveness

In Pokémon games, type effectiveness influences the damage of your Pokémon's move, depending on the type of the attacking move, and the type(s) of...
Pokemon GO spawn rates region exclusives

Exclusive Pokémon

There are several different types of exclusive Pokémon in Pokémon GO: region-specific Pokémon, egg-hatched Pokémon, raid-exclusive Pokémon, weather exclusive and event exclusive Pokémon. Region...
Gym Rework Pokemon GO

History of Pokémon GO: removed features, legacy medals and systems

Pokémon GO was released as a half baked game, rushed into market with most of its functionality missing. This article lists most of the...
Weather Pokemon GO

Weather spawn mechanics

The weather mechanic was recently introduced in Pokemon Go (December 2017.) It affects the game in several ways: from boosting the level of a...