The Throwback Challenge Champion Research 2020 Sucks

A while back, I praised the various regional Throwback challenges in Pokemon Go. They consisted of simple tasks. Each one rewarded Pokemon from that region. And we got a cool legendary at the end with an exclusive move. If you completed all of the regional throwback challenges, then you were rewarded with the Throwback Challenge Champion research. Frankly? The research is a massive let down, compared to the regional tasks. A Lot of Work for Little Reward Almost all the tasks in the Champion Research were somewhat draining. Almost everything in the research needed doing lots of times. Feed your… [Continue Reading]

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Weedle Community Day – Stardust Heaven

Weedle is the Pokemon that won last month’s Twitter vote, beating out the likes of Squirtle and Gastly. Mainly because we didn’t have a shiny Weedle yet, and people wanted something that hadn’t been in events. After all, we’d just had a bunch of Kanto events, not to mention party hat Gengar with two exclusive moves. Weedle’s shiny line is pretty cool, and it’s nice to get a Pokemon that didn’t have a shiny in the past. So, on June 20th, we got Weedle Community Day People weren’t THAT excited for Weedle Community Day. After all, it’s Weedle. It’s one… [Continue Reading]

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What Would Mega Evolutions Entail for Pokemon Go?

In the recent Pokemon Presents video, Pokemon Go was given a small section. In it, we are informed that Go Fest, a normally local event in various cities, would be made completely digital. A new legendary Pokemon, Victini, was also teased to be released in Pokemon Go. But more importantly, we were treated to a brief trailer which very clearly suggested that we are getting Mega Evolutions. In 2020, apparently. The Pokemon Go section ends with viewers being told that Mega Evolutions will be added based on Pokemon Go’s unique gameplay. But what does this mean for Pokemon Go? Well,… [Continue Reading]

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The Weird Thing I Miss in Pokemon Go – Team Rocket Grunt Battles

It’s funny what I find myself missing. Due to, well, the world collapsing and a lot of people staying indoors, Pokemon Go has been a bit of a weird thing. But even with the world being what it is, I recently moved house. Because of that, I no longer have stupidly easy access to Pokestops. Sure, I managed to get a Pokestop at the end of my road, but the density of Pokestops just isn’t there. And because of this, I can’t do the thing I weirdly enjoy most in Pokemon Go. I’m not sure why. Maybe it’s because the… [Continue Reading]

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Stupid Tips for Pokemon Go’s GBL

It’s pretty clear to me that I’m not the only person who hates the GBL. The handful of articles I’ve written about the Go Battle League constantly pop up with more views than average. In fact, my article about giving up on the GBL completely is one of the more highly-commented and viewed articles on the site. But enough negativity. the GBL is here to stay, so we might as well try and get something from it. Suck it up and use the same fucking meta all the fucking time. Just use meta Pokemon. Get yourself an Azumaril, get yourself… [Continue Reading]

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A Little Look At Pokemon Spawns Near My Home

I’ve been doing some… experimenting lately. I’ve actually been leaving my game open in Pokemon Go for long periods of time. Originally, I was just trying to hatch eggs. Using something called GPS Drift, your avatar in Pokemon Go will wander around, even if you don’t move. But this movement isn’t pointless. With enough patience, you can use it to hatch eggs! And, if you have really shoddy GPS, you can also get the 50km walking milestone. But as I had my game open, I noticed some things. Namely, how Pokemon spawn around me. I have one spawn at my… [Continue Reading]

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I Wish My Pokemon Go Buddy Was Permanent

We’ve been able to have a buddy in Pokemon Go for a really long time. Your buddy adventures alongside you, collecting candies when you’ve walked specific distances. The new buddy system added last year however allows you to have your buddy out in the real world. They actually get to explore the map with you! However, like all good things, there’s a cost. You need to feed your Pokemon berries, to make them motivated. That totally sucks. I wish my Pokemon Go buddy was permanent! Or, at the very least, a toggle you can turn on and off. And frankly,… [Continue Reading]

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Most of Pokemon GO’s Pandemic Changes Should Be Permanent

To Niantic’s credit, the developers of Pokemon Go have done quite a good job when it comes to a game that requires going outside. Many of Niantic’s changes have been great for everyone. Pandemic or otherwise, it’s been weird playing Pokemon Go indoors and enjoying it! But as some countries begin to open up again and things slowly and hopefully return to normal, some of these changes need to stay. Then again, it’d be fine if some of the changes went away. The question is, what is good, what is bad and what is too good to get rid of?… [Continue Reading]

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I am Loving these Throwback Challenges in Pokemon Go

Over the last few weeks, we’ve had a throwback event. The event has been split into parts, one for each of the current regions of Pokemon in Pokemon Go. We started with Kanto and, at the time of writing, are in the Sinnoh week. This will be followed by a Unova-based event. And, honestly, these events have been really fun! Special Tasks for each Region. Every region has a series of tasks that rewards a Legendary Pokemon at the end. Kanto gave us a Mewtwo with the exclusive move Psy Strike. Johto rewarded us with Ho-Oh and Earthquake. Hoenn’s task… [Continue Reading]

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Some Parts of Pokemon Go’s PVP are Okay…

To say that I’ve been rather critical of Pokemon Go’s PvP system and the Go Battle League isn’t entirely accurate. Originally, when PvP battles between friends and Team Rocket Grunts came out, I enjoyed it. In fact, fighting Grunts is probably one of my favourite things in Pokemon Go. But there is an awful lot of hit and miss with PvP and battling in general. Today, I think we should discuss some of these hits and misses about battling in general, ignoring the Go Battle League and its myriad of problems. Pro: For a mobile battle system, it’s deceptively deep.… [Continue Reading]

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