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.

Pokemon GO Darkrai

Know The Pokemon: Darkrai

Everyone was waiting for him in Pokémon GO. Everyone was excited to finally meet him in Raids. But how many of you trainers actually...
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Pokémon GO EX Raid : A Comprehensive Guide

Since the launch of EX Raids in Pokémon GO, it's a strongly debated and mysterious feature. This guide will help you to understand what EX Raids...
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Costume Pokémon

Costume Pokémon - what exactly does that mean? Well in the case of Pokémon Go this means a Pokémon that is wearing some sort...
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Raid Days: An In Depth Guide

What are Raid Days? Raid days are not actually a full 'day,' but like Community Day, a three-hour mini-event in the middle of the day...
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Baby Pokémon

What's a Baby Pokémon? It's any Pokémon that can only be obtained through hatching an Egg. These Pokémon are not catchable, nor found in...
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Candy in Pokémon GO (Wiki)

Candy is a fundamental resource within Pokémon Go; It's used for the very important actions of evolving and powering up your Pokémon. Each Pokémon...
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Pokemon GO Eevee: how to get every Eeveelution in the game

Eevee is one of the most versatile Pokemon in Pokemon GO, with it's evolutions being a strong budget addition to every Type-themed team. As...
Pokémon GO Legendary Raid Boss List

Active Raid or Raid Egg will block EX Pass distribution at an EX eligible...

Trainers, a number of you reached out via e-mail / Twitter, asking if it was possible that a running Raid or a pending Raid...
Alola forms

What Exactly are Alolan Forms?

With the most recent Pokemon Go announcement that Alolan forms are being added to the game within the coming weeks, there are a few...
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Recommended and Pre-made Battle Teams: What are They and Which is Better?

We have all lobbied up for raids and we take a good, long look at our recommended and we think to ourselves… what is...
Mega Evolution concept in Pokemon GO

Damage Output and Powering Up Beyond Level 30

As you may be aware, every time you power a Pokémon up, its level increases by 0.5 levels, so it takes two power ups...
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Meta Relevant Legacy/Exclusive Moves – Which Ones Should You Keep?

Legacy and Exclusive moves (moves that are no longer obtainable on a certain Pokémon species) are coveted by many avid Pokémon collectors. Some of...

List of Legendary Pokémon with available in-game normal and shiny sprites

A large number of Legendary Pokémon shiny sprites have been discovered in Pokemon GO's network traffic over the past few months, mostly centered around...

What are Breakpoints in Pokémon GO?

Breakpoints are one of the more recently emerged topics in the Pokémon GO community, although they were present as a core game mechanic since...

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...
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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 – An In-Depth Explanation

In Pokémon GO, the term "Movesets" refers to the available moves each monster can learn. These movesets directly impact how useful that Pokémon will...
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Pokéball types

The Pokéball. The staple of the all Pokémon games and your ticket to obtaining that ??? CP Snorlax you happened to stumble upon on...

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

Pokemon GO IVs and Their Importance

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 (EXP) in Pokémon GO

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 in Pokémon Go

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

Recent guides

Guide to Pokémon GO Beyond Update

Beginning November 30, 2020, Pokémon GO will receive its largest content update to date: the GO Beyond Update. GO Beyond update brings a rebalanced leveling...

XL Candy Guide: How to get, Power Up Costs and Mechanics

XL Candy is a new currency required to powering up Pokémon beyond Level 40. In this guide we explain how to get XL Candy,...