So Many Costumes, So Few Pokemon

The Pokemon Go Easter event is here, and with it are even more costumed Pokemon. This time round, not only do we have the return of Flower Crown Eevee, but said Eevee is being followed by two new Pokemon with crowns. Both Buneary and Togepi are available with flower crowns now, and neither of them can evolve. And of course, we’re all going to go and catch these bastards. Or hatch them, in Togepi’s case. Gonna be honest though, it’s getting pretty tiring The main reason is that you can’t do anything with these flower crown Pokemon. Well, aside from… [Continue Reading]

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More Pokemon Go COVID-19 Changes and Cancellations

It sounds silly, but I was SO RELIEVED when I discovered that the Lugia raid event had been cancelled. The place where I live is now going to be locked down outside of essential travel. That means I can’t go out and play Pokemon Go at all. Not even isolated walks on my own at the dead of night. So gathering for raids would be out of the question. What else is out of the question? Well, most events are gone for now. But we all kinda already knew that. Whether we like it or not, we can’t all be… [Continue Reading]

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5 Ways to Stat Out Your Lucario

Poor unloved Conkledurr. Before it came out, the pitiable pillar Pokemon was destined to rise to the top of everyone’s list and finally unseat Machamp, the perennial king of Fighting types. With strictly better IVs and the exact same ideal movepool, there was seemingly nothing that could stand in its way… until Niantic randomly granted Aura Sphere to Lucario with unexpectedly ridiculous numbers. Even after a slight nerf, Aura Sphere is so insanely powerful that it singlehandedly made up for Lucario’s unremarkable stats. This makes him the best Fighting type available. Poor Conky found himself out of the ring before… [Continue Reading]

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Things You Can Do While Playing Pokemon Go Indoors and Not Going Outside

The main gimmick of Pokemon Go is that you’re supposed to go outside and walk around and explore your surroundings. Outside is where the Pokemon all are, so you have to go catch them! Unfortunately, that doesn’t work too well when you’re supposed to be locked up indoors. Does this mean you can’t play Pokemon Go at all? Of course not! You just have to be creative. And maybe do some slightly different Pokemon things when you get bored. Here’s some silly suggestions and alternatives to playing Pokemon Go. Use an Incense. Incenses right now are incredibly useful. They last… [Continue Reading]

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Genesect Special Research

Normally I wouldn’t spend €8.99 on a single thing in Pokemon Go. I’m actually pretty tight and will only spend a tenner or so every couple of months for raids. But considering how all EX-raids are cancelled for the time being and my local community is struggling to get enough players for EX-raids anyway? I probably won’t ever be able to ever GET a Genesect for a long, long time. So I bought the premium research, A Drive To Investigate. So A Drive to Investigate does the same thing that most previous Special Research does. You do a bunch of… [Continue Reading]

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Pointless Event Moves in Pokemon Go

Unlike the main series games, Pokemon Go has a much, much smaller move pool. Because you can only ever have one fast attack and two charge attacks, you can’t use as many moves and getting the moves you want is tricky. You need to spend time wasting TMs to get the moves you want. Or you have to wait for a community day or other event to get the moves you want. But while the majority of new moves added via events are good, some of them are… weird. Questionable. Pointless even. Here are some of those moves. Ampharos with… [Continue Reading]

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The Weird Pokemon Go Event No One Really Noticed

Over the weekend that introduced season two of the GBL and brought back Altered Forme Giratina, something strange happened. There was clearly an event, but no one seemed to… notice. It just happened. There was no real announcement, nothing. But it was there. It wasn’t a good event, but it was there. I didn’t notice this event myself until I bought the 1 coin Incense pack and used one. Because of the current pandemic that’s sweeping the globe, Incenses have been buffed. While an Incense used to last 30 minutes and spawn 5-8 Pokemon, increasing if you are traveling, walking… [Continue Reading]

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Completely Giving Up On The Pokemon Go Battle League

I mentioned a while back that there was now a ranked battle league in Pokemon Go. I thought it was cool back then. But now? It sucks. To the point that I have given up on it completely. It’s just not worth your time or your Premium Passes. Why? There’s loads of reasons why! Weirdly Small Metas Despite there being so many Pokemon, there’s already a massive, established meta. If you don’t have the meta-relevant Pokemon, you’re going to struggle. Or you’re going to spend a lot of stardust powering Pokemon up. It’s not too awful in the Great League,… [Continue Reading]

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WAY Too Many Events In Pokemon Go – Are Events Becoming A Problem?

Editor’s Note: This article’s kinda weird now that places are locking down because of COVID-19, but the article does still apply because the raid events ARE still happening, despite lock downs. The major difference is that these raid events have also turned into PVP events too. Wow. This year has been absolutely jam-packed with events in Pokemon Go! We have had so much to do! In March alone, except for normal events like Community Days, we have had an event every weekend, with overlapping events too! In fact, it’s reached the point where I can’t keep up! What is going… [Continue Reading]

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Abra Community Day Postponed and other Pokemon Go Changes

It seems like the Corona Virus is currently hitting quite hard, with reactions from “seal everything off completely because this is highly contagious!” (a good thing) to “meh, it’s just a cold!” (a bad thing). Now, I’m no expert, so I’m not going to talk about things I don’t know about. All I’ll say is that you should wash your damn hands. But I DO know about Pokemon Go. And Pokemon Go is cancelling or postponing events left right and center. Yes, events are being cancelled. The first big cancellation was that all events in South Korea, Japan and Italy… [Continue Reading]

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