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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.

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...
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...

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...

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 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 (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...
Pokémon GO Rare Raid Boss List

How does Raid Boss CP work?

Have you ever wondered which formula Pokemon GO uses to calculate Raid Bosses CP? Raid Bosses are buffed up versions of regular Pokémon that...
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...
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...

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...

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...
Super Incubator


Incubators in Pokémon Go are inventory items that allow for the hatching of eggs, which are received from Pokéstops and gyms in 2 kilometers,...
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...

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...

Berries in Pokemon GO

Berries are Pokemon GO items that can be used in capture encounters and gyms. Berries can be obtained from leveling up, spinning Pokéstops, spinning...
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...
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...

Recent guides

Slowpoke in Element Cup: Under The Lights

The "Under The Lights" article series provides some deeper dives on Pokémon of particular interest in PvP. In my last article, I highlighted the...

A Very Slow Discovery Event Guide

The Season of Discovery kicks off with "A Very Slow Discovery", a special event featuring Slowpoke, Galarian Slowpoke, Mega Slowbro, and Galarian Slowbro. The...

Regirock Raid Counters Guide

Best Regirock counters are Metagross, Swampert, Dialga, Kyogre, Machamp and Groudon. Regirock is weak to Steel, Water, Fighting, Ground and Grass types, with more...

Regice Raid Counters Guide

Best Regice counters are Metagross, Chandelure, Moltres, Entei and Charizard. Regice is weak to Fighting, Rock, Fire and Steel moves, but most of its...