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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

How to evolve Eevee into Espeon and Umbreon in Pokemon Go

How to evolve Eevee into Espeon and Umbreon in Pokemon Go

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 a battle - like Vaporeon. With the release... Read more

Pokemon Go: How to play and other tips and tricks

Pokemon Go: How to play and other tips and tricks

By Elyse Betters

Pokemon has officially left the 90s behind.Nintendo teamed up with Niantic Labs to revitalise the title for 2016, and that includes creating an app that is very much mobile and equipped with fancy tech like GPS and augmented reality, all of which enables... 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
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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

Move over Apple Watch, Pokemon Go also coming to Android Wear

Move over Apple Watch, Pokemon Go also coming to Android Wear

By Max Langridge

Hot on the heels of Apple’s announcement that Pokemon Go will be available as an app for the Apple Watch, it’s been confirmed that Android Wear smartwatches will soon have the same support.Pokemon Go Hub has delved into the code of the latest Pokemon... Read more

Pokemon Go is coming to Apple Watch by end of 2016

Pokemon Go is coming to Apple Watch by end of 2016

By Elyse Betters

Pokemon Go just got more mobile than ever. Pokemon Go has been downloaded more than 500 million times, Apple said. Because of that success, the team behind the app has been focusing on ways for Pokemon trainers to play in more ways. During a demo on... Read more

Pokemon Go: Best Pokemon with highest CP

Pokemon Go: Best Pokemon with highest CP

By Chris Hall

With Pokemon mania having spread across the world, you're probably in the position where you're wondering which Pokemon you should really be investing your time in. With a choice of 151 Pokemon (although not all are available to catch right now in the... Read more

Pokemon Go: Sightings and nearby will super-charge maps and help you find Pokemon

Pokemon Go: Sightings and nearby will super-charge maps and help you find Pokemon

By Chris Hall

The nearby system in Pokemon Go hasn't really worked properly since launch, but everything could be about to change as Niantic Labs looks to super-charge Pokemon Go's maps.In a recent app update, some changes came to the Pokemon Go nearby system. For... Read more

Pokemon Go Battery Saver mode returning to iPhone, bugs removed

Pokemon Go Battery Saver mode returning to iPhone, bugs removed

By Rik Henderson

Earlier this week an update for the iOS version of Pokemon Go removed a couple of features that were broken, now one of the them is returning.The Battery Saver mode, which dimmed the screen when you didn't hold your phone aloft, is being reinstated. And... Read more

Playing Pokemon Go abroad? Here's how to avoid bill shock

Playing Pokemon Go abroad? Here's how to avoid bill shock

By Elyse Betters

A Japanese gymnast apparently didn't think about getting an international data plan before catching all the Pokemon in Rio.Kohei Uchimura, the reigning gold medalist and world champion, is addicted to Pokemon Go. (Listen - we all have our vices). He's... Read more

Pokemon Go update removes major features, adds warnings

Pokemon Go update removes major features, adds warnings

By Rik Henderson

Niantic pushed an update for Pokemon Go over the weekend that scraps a couple of fairly major features, but ones that didn't work properly anyway. It also adds new, sinister but understandable warnings.The footprint feature has never really worked since... Read more

Pokemon Go: How to raise your XP level, power up and evolve your Pokemon

Pokemon Go: How to raise your XP level, power up and evolve your Pokemon

By Chris Hall

There are lots of elements to Pokemon Go. There's finding and collecting all the Pokemon, there's battling in Gyms, there's hatching eggs and visiting PokeStops.Then there's the whole world of powering up your Pokemon and raising your Trainer's XP. These... Read more

There's now a Tinder-like dating app for Pokemon Go players

There's now a Tinder-like dating app for Pokemon Go players

By Elyse Betters

Now is your chance to catch the Pokemon Go player of your dreams.PokeMatch is a new Android and iOS app that lets you match with other people who play Pokemon Go. It's Tinder-like in that it has a swipe-left or swipe-right function when browsing for people,... Read more

Pokemon Go future features revealed

Pokemon Go future features revealed

By Chris Hall

Such has been Pokemon Go's success, that it might have already reached its peak and started to go off the boil. The roll-out has also reached France and Hong Kong over the weekend.However, there's still more to come from Pokemon Go, parts of the game... Read more

Pokemon Go finally launches in Japan, France, Hong Kong

Pokemon Go finally launches in Japan, France, Hong Kong

By Rik Henderson

Pokemon Go's global roll-out continues, hitting something of a milestone with official confirmation that the game is available in Japan, France and Hong Kong. Having launched initially in the US, Australia and New Zealand, it then spread across a lot... Read more

No surprise here: Pokemon Go breaks App Store record, Apple says

No surprise here: Pokemon Go breaks App Store record, Apple says

By Elyse Betters

Pokemon Go has taken over the world, and Apple's App Store, apparently.Apple has confirmed to Polygon, The Verge, iMore, and a bunch of other places that the augmented-reality game has broken a record by being the most downloaded game in its first week... Read more