Chen San-yuan, a 70-year-old grandfather from Taipei City, Taiwan, has been hooked on 'Pokémon GO' since he was introduced to the game by his grandson. He now has 11 phones on his bicycle.
Video Games August 14, 2018
Niantic Labs is planning to roll out player vs. player battles to 'Pokémon GO' soon, after another long-awaited feature, Pokémon trading, was recently added. What will the 'Pokémon GO' PVP mode be like?
Video Games August 7, 2018
A Reddit user who once leaked details about the the 'Pokémon GO' Water Festival is now alleging that an Evolution Event is on the horizon. The event will apparently kick off the addition of Gen 4 monsters.
Video Games July 30, 2018
Niantic Labs finally placed its campaign against 'Pokémon GO' cheaters into writing with its Three-Strike Discipline Policy. In most cases, cheaters will get their 'Pokémon GO' accounts banned after three infractions.
Video Games July 22, 2018
Niantic Labs confirmed that its upcoming Community Day for 'Pokemon Go' will feature a Squirtle with sunglasses. The July event welcomes a new creature other than a Pikachu, which is a first for the mobile game.
Video Games July 4, 2018
Niantic has developed a new kind of augmented reality that’s more aware about what’s happening in a given scene. The new technology is called occlusion, and it essentially lets Pikachu or any other virtual object hide behind real ones.
Video Games June 29, 2018
‘Pokemon Go’ developer Niantic Labs revealed a new way where trainers can build friendships inside the game. Some of the game’s rewards for building friendships included trading Pokémon.
Video Games June 18, 2018
'Jurassic World Alive,' described as 'Pokémon GO' with dinosaurs, is now available for iOS and Android. Players will be able to collect DNA from augmented reality dinosaurs and create hybrid dinosaurs to battle with other players.
Video Games May 31, 2018
Nintendo announced that there will be two new Pokemon titles added to the Switch. The first is the more traditional Pokemon Let's Go and the new type of game called Pokemon Quest.
Video Games May 31, 2018
‘Pokémon GO’ announced that it would be giving a makeover to several creatures in upcoming releases of the popular video game app. Several Pokémon from the Alola Region are expected to make their debut.
Video Games May 21, 2018
New 'Pokémon' for Nintendo Switch leaks are heating up the rumor mills. According to the latest leaks, the next 'Pokémon' games will be remakes of 'Pokémon Yellow,' and that they will somehow be connected to the 'Pokémon GO' mobile app.
Video Games May 15, 2018
Niantic has announced a new 'Pokémon GO' Summer Tour that will kick off soon, and it will include a 'Pokémon GO' Fest in Chicago. After last year's massive disaster, has Niantic learned from its mistakes?
Video Games May 8, 2018
‘Pokémon GO’ is going global this summer 2018. Niantic Labs will hold three different celebrations for fans of the augmented reality smartphone game that allows players to capture and raise Pokémon.
Video Games May 7, 2018
Shuntaro Furukawa, the incoming Nintendo President, will be looking for the next 'Pokémon GO' in his plan to build up the company's smartphone business. Furukawa will not rely only on the Nintendo Switch for the company's future.
Video Games May 4, 2018
A Navy veteran who plays 'Pokémon GO' found an elderly man while visiting a Pokestop. The 83-year-old man has dementia and has been missing from his home a state away.
Neuroscience April 22, 2018
Rumors claim that a 'Pokémon' theme park will soon open in Universal Studios Florida. Attractions based on the video game and anime franchise will be a guaranteed hit due to its popularity and staying power.
Video Games April 12, 2018
Niantic Labs will reward players for helping save the world in the 'Pokémon GO' Earth Day Cleanup. Real-world events of the game carry a bad name, but the Earth Day celebration will likely not fail like the 'Pokémon GO' Fest.
Video Games April 5, 2018
Two new legendary Gen 3 Pokémon are now available in 'Pokémon GO' - the twins Latios and Latias from 'Ruby and Sapphire.' Here's when and where to catch each of them for a limited time.
Video Games April 3, 2018
Niantic Labs agreed to pay about $1.6 million to the attendees of last year's 'Pokémon GO' Fest disaster in Chicago. The event was supposed to be the culmination of the 'Pokémon GO' experience, but it was plagued by connectivity issues.
Video Games April 2, 2018
'Pokémon GO' will soon launch daily quests named Field Research and Special Research, which will lead players to Mew. Will the new features push old players to once again fire up the mobile game?
Video Games March 27, 2018
A 'Pokémon GO' player allegedly attacked another player after losing control of a gym. The family friendly mobile game is apparently now included in the list of video games that make people violent.
Video Games March 18, 2018
The next best location-based game after ‘Pokémon GO’ may finally be coming. Google has now opened up its Maps platform to developers and is launching a special software development kit for good measure.
Google March 15, 2018
The third 'Pokémon GO' Community Day will take place on March 25 and last for three hours, bringing several perks. This month, the special Pokémon with an exclusive move will be Bulbasaur.
Video Games March 2, 2018
Niantic has released a brand-new ‘Pokémon GO’ trailer starring Stephen Fry. The documentary-inspired trailer reveals Pokémon in their habitats and hints at new creatures coming to the game.
Apps/Software February 2, 2018
Flygon, Camerupt, and more creatures from 'Pokémon Ruby' and 'Pokémon Sapphire’s' Hoenn Region are coming to 'Pokémon GO.' Niantic Labs has revealed that 23 more generation three Pokémon are coming to the mobile game.
Apps/Software January 25, 2018
Fresh from the first 'Pokemon Go' Community Day held last weekend, Niantic Labs immediately announced details for the next one in February. The second event will feature new bonuses as well as a special Dratini.
Video Games January 23, 2018
Niantic has added more Pokémon to its popular mobile game 'Pokémon GO.' The company included the limited edition Pokémon Kyogre to the game as well as Groudon boxes and more.
Apps/Software January 14, 2018
Niantic has a new initiative called 'Pokémon GO' Community Day, which will consist of monthly meetups at local parks worldwide. Trainers will get special Pokémon with unique ability, extra Stardust and XP, and more.
Video Games January 13, 2018
Niantic has revealed that ‘Pokémon GO’ support for a certain number of iOS devices will end with the game's next update. Any device that cannot upgrade to iOS 11 will not have access to the mobile title.
Apps/Software January 11, 2018
It’s the holiday season and 'Pokémon GO’ is ready to celebrate! The newly released holiday event will bring with it a handful of new Pokémon, equipment, and much more.
Video Games December 23, 2017
'Pokémon GO' is getting more advanced AR features on iOS, thanks to Apple's ARKit framework. The new AR+ mode brings exciting improvements and a special bonus for Expert Handlers.
Video Games December 20, 2017
Niantic announced exciting changes for ‘Pokémon GO’ including 50 new Pokémon. The game is also getting dynamic real-world weather changes, however, and this will influence several aspects.
Video Games December 7, 2017
Ho-Oh is now the latest Legendary Pokémon to become obtainable on 'Pokémon GO,' following in the footsteps of Lugia, Mewtwo, and the Legendary Beasts. But players have only two weeks to catch it via Raid Battles.
Video Games November 28, 2017
A working report from Purdue University researchers estimated that 'Pokémon GO' players caused traffic accidents that resulted in damages worth up to $7.3 billion last year. This is because some players were catching Pokémon and passing Pokéstops while driving.
Video Games November 27, 2017
Niantic just secured $200 million in its Series B funding round. The 'Pokémon GO' developer said it would use the money to make long-term investments in augmented reality games.
Video Games November 27, 2017
‘Pokémon GO’ trainers, listen up: Niantic is daring you all to catch 3 billion Pokémon in a week as part of its ‘Pokemon GO’ global catch event. The rewards, however, might be disappointing.
Video Games November 21, 2017
'Pokémon GO' players can now dress up their avatars with Hawaii-inspired outfits from the Alola region to promote 'Pokémon Ultra Sun' and 'Ultra Moon,' out Nov. 17. Apparently, it’s still summer in November.
Video Games November 14, 2017
Niantic Labs announced 'Harry Potter: Wizards Unite,' an augmented reality game that will be based on the 'Harry Potter' franchise. Will it launch with the same massive hype as 'Pokémon GO'?
Video Games November 9, 2017
Players have long been asking for a new Raid boss lineup, and it appears Niantic is more than happy to oblige. 'Pokémon GO' just got a massive Raid boss shake-up, with old ones now replaced by mostly first-generation Pokémon.
Video Games November 8, 2017
'Pokémon GO' players will see more spawns for ghost-type Pokémon from Oct. 20 until Nov. 2 as part of the game’s Halloween event. Ghost types from Gen 3 are also coming, confirming previous rumors of Hoenn critter infiltrating the game.
Video Games October 20, 2017
Gen 3 Pokémon are coming to 'Pokémon GO' this Halloween, according to a datamine of the latest update. Evidence such as new sound files, music, not to mention a Halloween-themed splash screen give credence to the rumor.
Video Games October 16, 2017
Russia's efforts to divide America used Facebook, Google, Twitter, YouTube, Tumblr, and even 'Pokémon GO.' The mobile game was exploited by a fake Black Lives Matter campaign that was linked to the Kremlin's Internet Research Agency.
Internet October 13, 2017
The CEO of 'Pokémon' has confirmed that one-on-one trainer battles and trading will soon come to 'Pokémon GO.' The move is an attempt to make the mobile app more similar to its core RPG siblings.
Video Games September 7, 2017
Niantic has now confirmed that Mewtwo will finally be catchable in 'Pokémon GO' in the coming weeks. But first, you have to learn about a new feature called Exclusive Raid Battles.
Video Games August 15, 2017
'Pokémon GO' players can now try to catch Moltres as Niantic Labs tries to recover from the failed 'Pokémon GO' Fest in Chicago. Here are a few tips on how to catch the fire-type Legendary Pokémon.
Video Games August 1, 2017