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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.

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...

Damage Mechanics in Pokemon GO

To fully understand how damage mechanics work in Pokémon Go, one must first comprehend each of the following components: Pokemon GO's Damage Formula and...
Pokémon GO Gym Badges

Gym Badges and Earning Badge XP

Gym Badges were introduced as part of the highly anticipated gym re-work Niantic rolled out in June of 2017. The first time you spin...

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...
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...

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...
Premier Ball Pokemon GO

Raid Rewards And Their Uses

After successfully defeating a raid boss, each trainer is awarded the following: 500 Stardust, experience an assortment items of which some are common and...
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...

Combat Power Mechanics

Combat Power (CP) is a numerical value assigned to each Pokémon as a function of its stats and level. CP was originally defined by...
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...
Eevee community day

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...
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 Catch mechanics

Catch mechanics

Catching a Pokémon looks like an easy task,however, there are plenty of factors that influence the probability of catching a Pokémon for a given...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...

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...

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...
S2 Cells Pokémon GO

S2 cells and Pokémon GO

S2 cells are a fundamental part of Pokémon GO's game design and interaction. Pokemon Go, like Ingress, uses S2 cells to divide the surface area...

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...

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...

Weave Damage

In order to fully understand the concept of Weave Damage, one first has to understand that DPS (Damage Per Second) should not be considered...
Pokémon GO Gym Update new Features

Gym Defenders Mechanics

In this wiki, the components behind the combat mechanics of gym defenders will be explained. When it comes to gym defenders, other factors can...
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...
Premier Ball Pokemon GO

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...
Pokemon GO Umbreon Espeon

Eevee Evolution Tricks

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