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Pokemon Go Eevee evolutions: How to get Vaporeon, Flareon, Jolteon, Espeon or Umbreon
Pokemon Go Eevee evolutions: How to get Vaporeon, Flareon, Jolteon, Espeon or Umbreon By Chris Hall

Eevee is one of the most interesting Pokemon characters. Not only is it ridiculously cute, but it doesn't have a defined evolution path - and some of the Eevee evolutions have been the best Pokemon to take into battle - like Vaporeon. Right from the... Read more

The Walking Dead Pokemon Go-style AR game is out now for iOS and Android
The Walking Dead Pokemon Go-style AR game is out now for iOS and Android By Rik Henderson

Unveiled at the Games Developers Conference in March this year, augmented reality mobile game The Walking Dead: Our World is now available as a free download for iOS and Android.Based on the AMC TV series (rather than the comic books), the game fills... Read more

Massive Pokemon Go update adds trading and friends list to AR game
Massive Pokemon Go update adds trading and friends list to AR game By Maggie Tillman

Pokemon Go is finally adding the ability to trade.Developer Niantic has announced that trading will arrive in the game soon, thanks to a massive Pokemon Go summer update, which is also adding a new friend feature. Trading has been a much-requested feature... Read more

Jurassic World Alive launches: New Pokemon Go-style game brings dinosaurs to life
Jurassic World Alive launches: New Pokemon Go-style game brings dinosaurs to life By Maggie Tillman

Have you ever wanted to see a dinosaur in real-life?Well, thanks to Universal, in partnership with mobile game publisher Ludia, you can now simulate the experience with augmented reality. The two companies have announced the worldwide launch of Jurassic... Read more

Pokemon comes to Nintendo Switch with Pokemon Quest and Pokemon: Lets Go
Pokemon comes to Nintendo Switch with Pokemon Quest and Pokemon: Lets Go By Rik Henderson

Nintendo and the Pokemon Company have announced the first arrivals of Pokemon on Nintendo Switch.Pokemon Quest is an action RPG rather than traditional-style role-player, where all the Pokemon are made from Crossy Road style cubes. And what's more, it's... Read more

Pokemon Go updates with Legendary Pokemon Mew, Latios and Latias
Pokemon Go updates with Legendary Pokemon Mew, Latios and Latias By Adrian Willings

A recent update to Pokemon Go included the addition of new research mechanics with daily tasks and a story mission being added to the location-based AR game.This update allows players to complete various tasks with the aim of unlocking various in-game... Read more

Pokemon Go rewarding players for litter picking on Earth Day
Pokemon Go rewarding players for litter picking on Earth Day By Adrian Willings

22 April is Earth Day - an annual event to celebrate and demonstrate support for the planet through environmental protection. Earth Day has been running since 1970 and this year Pokemon Go players are being encouraged to get involved. Niantic, in collaboration... Read more

Major Pokemon Go update adds daily tasks, story mission, and Mew
Major Pokemon Go update adds daily tasks, story mission, and Mew By Elyse Betters

Niantic will soon give Pokemon Go more of a story.The company has announced the next major update to the location-based AR game. In a blog post, it explained how the update revolves around a new concept called “research," which consists of daily tasks... Read more

Jurassic World Alive brings dinosaurs to life in Pokemon Go-like AR game
Jurassic World Alive brings dinosaurs to life in Pokemon Go-like AR game By Elyse Betters

If we had to use augmented reality for one thing, it would be to see dinosaurs in real life.No? Just us? Well, anyway, it's been more than a year since Pokemon Go exploded onto the scene and influenced a whole new trend of AR-based games, such as the... Read more

How to celebrate Pokemon Day with Pikachu Talk for Alexa and Assistant
How to celebrate Pokemon Day with Pikachu Talk for Alexa and Assistant By Elyse Betters

It's Pokemon Day!What's that? Oh, just the birthday of Pokemon, which turns 22 this year. The Pokemon Company is celebrating the franchise’s anniversary, on 27 February, by announcing a new skill/app thing for Google Home and Amazon Alexa-enabled devices.... Read more

Ghostbusters World is a Pokemon Go-like AR game for catching ghosts
Ghostbusters World is a Pokemon Go-like AR game for catching ghosts By Elyse Betters

A new Ghostbusters game has been announced, called Ghostbusters World, and it reminds us of Pokemon Go.It's an augmented reality game, in which you use your device to find and catch "specters, ghosts, and apparitions." The game is coming to Android and... Read more

Pokemon Go Gen III trailer shows new Pokemon to catch and more
Pokemon Go Gen III trailer shows new Pokemon to catch and more By Rik Henderson

A third wave of new Pokemon have been added to Pokemon Go and to celebrate, Niantic has released a trailer inspired by Planet Earth and featuring a voice over by Stephen Fry.Fry is no stranger to videogames, having loaned his voice to several, including... Read more

Pokemon Go will soon stop working on your older iPhone
Pokemon Go will soon stop working on your older iPhone By Rik Henderson

Pokemon Go has been a worldwide sensation that's for sure. And, even though the craze is dying down a tad, there are plenty of hardcore fans still catching 'em all on the streets of most major metropolitan cities.Unfortunately though, if they have been... Read more

Pokemon Go now uses ARKit to offer souped-up AR features on iOS
Pokemon Go now uses ARKit to offer souped-up AR features on iOS By Elyse Betters

Pokemon Go now leverages Apple’s ARKit.ARKit lets iOS developers tap into the iPhone and iPad's hardware and software in order to create games that let you place virtual objects in the real world. (You can read more about it from here.) Now, Niantic... Read more

Harry Potter: Wizards Unite - What's the story on Niantic's next AR game?
Harry Potter: Wizards Unite - What's the story on Niantic's next AR game? By Elyse Betters

The developer behind Pokemon Go is working on a Harry Potter game.That means, as soon as next year, you should be able to overlay pieces of the popular wizarding world onto your real world, resulting in an immersive experience the most die-hard Potter... Read more

Pokemon Go developer to use audio in follow-up AR game
Pokemon Go developer to use audio in follow-up AR game By Rik Henderson

Pokemon Go developer Niantic is working on a follow-up augmented reality mobile game and is planning to incorporate audio cues. That means you won't always have to have your phone extended in front of you constantly as you play.Niantic's chief technical... Read more

This Pokemon Go-like Walking Dead game lets you kill zombies in real life
This Pokemon Go-like Walking Dead game lets you kill zombies in real life By Elyse Betters

What would you do in a zombie apocalypse?With the latest Walking Dead game, you won't have to imagine anymore. It's a location-based augmented reality app that immerses you into the action of the hit AMC TV show. Similar to Pokemon Go, which also uses... Read more

Mewtwo comes to Pokemon Go via invite-only exclusive raid battles
Mewtwo comes to Pokemon Go via invite-only exclusive raid battles By Elyse Betters

You will soon be able to battle and catch Mewtwo, as well as other powerful pokemon, thanks to a new feature coming to Pokemon Go.Over the weekend, in Yokohama, Japan, thousands of Pokemon Go players worked together to catch pokemon in a baseball stadium.... Read more

Pokemon Go finally adds Legendary Pokemon: How to unlock them
Pokemon Go finally adds Legendary Pokemon: How to unlock them By Elyse Betters

OMG.Niantic has announced that it's finally going to release Legendary Pokemon in Pokemon Go. This is something players (aka trainers) have been begging for like a year. The studio has also detailed how the new feature will work. So, here's everything... Read more

Pokemon Go on its first birthday will let you catch Pikachu in Ash's hat
Pokemon Go on its first birthday will let you catch Pikachu in Ash's hat By Elyse Betters

It seems like just yesterday that everyone could be found outside, wandering the streets, trying to catch 'em all.Pokemon Go is one years old now. And to celebrate the app's one-year anniversary, or first birthday, however you want to look at it, Niantic... Read more

Professor Layton gets Pokemon Go treatment, gotta solve 'em all
Professor Layton gets Pokemon Go treatment, gotta solve 'em all By Rik Henderson

Another game that became a craze on Nintendo consoles is has been turned into a real world, AR and social treatment for smartphones - much like Pokemon Go.The Professor Layton series has been hugely successful on DS then 3DS, with numerous games featuring... Read more

Pokemon Go summer update: Raid Battles, Gym changes and more special items to collect
Pokemon Go summer update: Raid Battles, Gym changes and more special items to collect By Chris Hall

Pokemon Go is about to undergo a huge update that will make the game a lot more dynamic around Gyms and battles, as well as introducing proper collaborative play.Gyms are going to be shaken to the ground and redesigned to really put the emphasis on collaborative... Read more

Pokemon Go Gyms closing, but will return soon
Pokemon Go Gyms closing, but will return soon By Stuart Miles

Niantic Labs, the company behind Pokemon Go, has confirmed that it will be temporarily closing gyms in the game from the 19 June. In a statement by the company, the developers of the smash hit AR game stated:"Gyms will temporarily close starting Monday,... Read more

Pokemon Go announces real-life worldwide events for anniversary
Pokemon Go announces real-life worldwide events for anniversary By Elyse Betters

Pokemon Go is set to take over the world again.Last year, Pokemon Go exploded onto the scene and became a massive hit overnight. People in almost every country downloaded the app and took to the streets to catch 'em all. Now, one year later, in an effort... Read more

What is Pokemon Magikarp Jump and how do you play it?
What is Pokemon Magikarp Jump and how do you play it? By Chris Hall

There's a new Pokemon game out on Android and iOS, bringing another little fix of Pokemon fun for you. This one, as the name suggests, is all about magikarp.Considered to be the weakest and potentially least exciting Pokemon character of them all, the... Read more

Pokemon Go rocks! You can nab more rock-type Pokemon for one week only
Pokemon Go rocks! You can nab more rock-type Pokemon for one week only By Rik Henderson

Pokemon Go is holding a special event for the entirety of next week.To encourage you back out onto the streets, with Pokemon Go running on a smartphone, Niantic and the Pokemon Company are holding a special week of rock. From 18 May 2017 through to 25... Read more

Pokemon Go is giving players a chance to catch rare shiny Magikarp
Pokemon Go is giving players a chance to catch rare shiny Magikarp By Elyse Betters

Pokemon Go fans have a new quest: Shiny Magikarp.The popular game has an event going on right now that honours water-type Pokemon, and as part of an effort to get people playing Pokemon Go, the app is offering up highly coveted shiny Pokemon. These have... Read more

Pokemon Go evolutions: Special items and how to evolve Polytoed, Slowking, Bellossom, Steelix and more
Pokemon Go evolutions: Special items and how to evolve Polytoed, Slowking, Bellossom, Steelix and more By Chris Hall

There are 80 new Pokemon out on the streets waiting to be caught in Pokemon Go, but with the new gen-II update there's a slightly more complicated and important change to evolutions.There are a number of new evolutions that you can get to through gen-I... Read more

New Pokemon Go berries: Razz Berry, Nanab Berry and Pinap Berry explained
New Pokemon Go berries: Razz Berry, Nanab Berry and Pinap Berry explained By Chris Hall

One of the new additions to Pokemon Go that brings the Johto region Pokemon to the game is a change in Berries.From the start, you've always had the option to use a Razz Berry to help when capturing a Pokemon. Now there are other types of Berry available... Read more

Pokemon Go: How to use battery saver
Pokemon Go: How to use battery saver By Chris Hall

Pokemon Go's biggest problem is battery drain. In a world where smartphones are notorious for eating battery really quickly anyway, it's a double-whammy of battery carnage.With the latest update Pokemon Go has a new lease of life and a new influx of players... Read more

Help! Pokemon Go isn't working: How to fix common Pokemon Go problems
Help! Pokemon Go isn't working: How to fix common Pokemon Go problems By Chris Hall

Help! Pokemon Go isn't working - what is wrong with it?With every craze comes a backlash and for Pokemon Go, the many of the problems have stemmed from server demands. This was very common when the game first launched in 2016, but with the drop of the... Read more

Gotta catch even more….80 new Pokemon will be added to Pokemon Go later this week
Gotta catch even more….80 new Pokemon will be added to Pokemon Go later this week By Max Langridge

In November 2016, files were found in Pokemon Go's gaming code that suggested 100 new, Generation II Pokemon would be added to the game at some point. Today, Niantic has confirmed that 80 new Johto Pokemon, ones from the Gold and Silver games, a.k.a Generation... Read more

Pokemon Go is spreading the love for Valentine's Day, double candy and higher spawn rates for pink Pokemon
Pokemon Go is spreading the love for Valentine's Day, double candy and higher spawn rates for pink Pokemon By Max Langridge

The Pokemon Company and Niantic are feeling very generous and to celebrate Valentine's Day, are spreading the love in the form of more candy and a greater chance of catching certain Pokemon when playing Pokemon Go. Starting from 7.00pm tonight, 8 February,... Read more

Pokemon Go made it easier to catch those new Pokemon for the holidays
Pokemon Go made it easier to catch those new Pokemon for the holidays By Elyse Betters

Forget about opening gifts. Niantic wants you to catch 'em all on Christmas.Pokemon Go recently launched for Apple Watch and introduced generation II Pokemon for you to catch, and in effort to get you up and using that new app or at least finding all... Read more

Pokemon Go for Apple Watch: How to play and when can you get it?
Pokemon Go for Apple Watch: How to play and when can you get it? By Elyse Betters

Apple brought developer Niantic Labs on stage during its iPhone event in September to announce that Pokemon Go is finally coming to the Apple Watch, and now the watch app is finally out.The entire experience is geared toward fitness, since the Apple Watch... Read more

Pokemon Go for Apple Watch now out, lets you play from your wrist
Pokemon Go for Apple Watch now out, lets you play from your wrist By Elyse Betters

You can now catch 'em all from your wrist. Sort of.Developer Niantic has finally launched the Apple Watch version of Pokemon Go, three months after unveiling the edition during an Apple event. Keep in mind this isn't the full game. Instead, it complements... Read more

Pokemon Go: Here are the generation II Pokemon you can currently find
Pokemon Go: Here are the generation II Pokemon you can currently find By Elyse Betters

Niantic has finally given players of its Pokemon Go augmented-reality game some new Pokemon to find.Starting 12 December at 10am PST, you can add "Togepi, Pichu, and select Pokemon originally discovered in the Pokemon Gold and Pokemon Silver video games"... Read more

Pokemon Go still coming to Apple Watch, cancellation rumour just a hoax
Pokemon Go still coming to Apple Watch, cancellation rumour just a hoax By Rik Henderson

Niantic has moved quickly to reassure Pokemon Go fans that it is still working on its Apple Watch application, tweeting that it is coming soon.The response came after an alleged "leaked" email was posted on Reddit, claiming that the Apple Watch Pokemon... Read more

Pokemon Go: How to catch Santa Hat Pikachu for Christmas
Pokemon Go: How to catch Santa Hat Pikachu for Christmas By Chris Hall

Cancel all your Christmas orders: Niantic Labs is giving the best gift this Christmas with a special edition Santa Hat Pikachu.In case you missed the news, your favourite Pokemon character has had a makeover, now wearing a festive hat for a limited time.... Read more

Pokemon Go review, or The Trials and Tribulations of a Pokemon Go addict
4.0 stars Pokemon Go review, or The Trials and Tribulations of a Pokemon Go addict By Chris Hall

It's raining. The British summer has been everything we expect it to be, and at 4pm on a Wednesday afternoon, you're not supposed to be sitting in your car playing Pokemon Go.But addiction makes you do things you wouldn't normally do and things you certainly... Read more

Pokemon Go: Now you can get Starbucks and still catch 'em all
Pokemon Go: Now you can get Starbucks and still catch 'em all By Elyse Betters

From now on, when you're on the way to work in the morning and make a Starbucks stop to get a cup of joe, make sure to have your phone in hand, because you may have the chance to catch eggs or even battle.Confused? Allow us to explain.Niantic labs, the... Read more

Yippee! New Pokemon coming to Pokemon Go on 12 December
Yippee! New Pokemon coming to Pokemon Go on 12 December By Chris Hall

It's been confirmed: there are new Pokemon coming to Pokemon Go on 12 December.Announcing a new partnership with Sprint in the US, the official blog said that more details would be announced on 12 December through Pokemon Go's social channels:"We're... Read more

How to use the Pokemon Go Nearby feature
How to use the Pokemon Go Nearby feature By Chris Hall

First leaked in August, the Nearby feature in Pokemon Go will change how you play the game, making your Pokemon time more effective. Rolling out initially in limited regions, the Nearby feature is now available in the UK, so it's much easier to find... Read more

How to catch Ditto in Pokemon Go
How to catch Ditto in Pokemon Go By Chris Hall

A number of changes have been pushed out to Pokemon Go in recent months following the explosion in popularity the game enjoyed in mid-2016.In addition to switching on the nearby feature in some regions, one of the unexpected changes was the inclusion... Read more

Pokemon Go updates include improved Nearby feature and Ditto sightings
Pokemon Go updates include improved Nearby feature and Ditto sightings By Max Langridge

Niantic Labs has begun rolling out its much improved Nearby Pokemon tracking feature to users in the US, Canada and Australia. The new version has already been available for testing with select users in San Francisco, and replaces the footprint system... Read more

More Pokémon are coming to Pokémon Go
More Pokémon are coming to Pokémon Go By Max Langridge

 If you've been playing Pokémon Go since day 1 you may be starting to find the game is now starting to lack the same excitement as when it was first released. There's only so many times you can catch a Pidgey, Rattata or Caterpie.The good news is there... Read more

Pokemon Go's Halloween treat will stuff you full of Candy
Pokemon Go's Halloween treat will stuff you full of Candy By Chris Hall

Pokemon Go is getting into the spirit of Halloween, with a special in-game event running from 26 October through to 1 November. Some of the treats that Pokemon Go has in store are a little disappointing: suggesting that there will be more Zubats around... Read more

Pokemon Go update makes catching rare Pokemon easier
Pokemon Go update makes catching rare Pokemon easier By Chris Hall

There's an update coming to Pokemon Go that will take some of the frustration out of trying to catch rare Pokemon.Called the "capture bonus", the update (coming soon) will give you extra power to catch certain types of Pokemon, based on your achievements... Read more

Pokemon CEO "reveals" details about Nintendo NX
Pokemon CEO "reveals" details about Nintendo NX By Max Langridge

It’s no secret that Nintendo is going to release the NX console. The company itself has confirmed its existence, saying it will be a “brand new concept”. What we don’t know about it though is what it will actually be and look like.Our best guess... Read more

Pokemon Go buddy: How to use the new buddy system
Pokemon Go buddy: How to use the new buddy system By Chris Hall

Pokemon Go publisher Niantic Labs has always promised that there would be updates to Pokemon Go to add new features as the game moves forward. Although many will have seen the peak in Pokemon Go gameplay, the most recent update to the app on Android... Read more