Questions and Answers

How to report cheating or spoofing in Pokémon GO?

This question was asked by multiple Twitter followers. The short answer is to use the Report form provided by Niantic, but you can do more...

If Mega Evolutions are added to Pokémon GO, how do you think they’ll work?

First, we need to touch on what are Mega Evolutions in the main Pokémon series. Mega Evolutions are Pokémon transformations, they are not permanent like other...

What is STAB?

STAB is an acroynm that stands for Same Type Attack Bonus. STAB increases damage of Moves that are of the same Type as the...

What are IVs in Pokemon GO?

This was already thoroughly answered in our Pokemon GO IV Guide article, so just quoting it here: IV stands for Individual Values. IVs are a mechanism to...
Shiny Magikarp Pokemon GO

What is the chance of Magikarp being Shiny?

The chance of Magikarp being Shiny is not yet known, but early research suggested 1 in 400. In the original games, Shiny Pokémon chance...