‘Pokemon GO’ Developer Niantic Launches Black Developers Initiative

The developer behind breakout augmented reality hits like Pokémon GO, Ingress and Harry Potter: Wizards Unite continues to do its part in providing opportunities for minority game-makers. As announced via the studio’s Twitter account on Thursday, Niantic has launched a new endeavor aiming to provide financing, mentorship and support to Black game development teams. “In […]

Pokemon Home Launches On Nintendo Switch, Android And iPhone

The Pokemon series has always been about catching them all. In order to do that, especially now that there are so many Pokemon to collect, you’ll have to do your fair share of trading with friends and transferring from older games. In earlier iterations, you would be able to do this using either a cable […]

New Pokemon Go Clone Has Players Collecting Catholic Saints

A new game application, Follow JC Go, is the Catholic Church’s newest attempt to reach out to Generation Z, according to The Verge. The Vatican is not directly linked with this new game, but Pope Francis is noted as being a huge fan of the idea. For those who haven’t heard of the game, it […]

‘Pokémon Go’ Raid: How To Catch Yourself A Shiny Articuno

Pokémon Go has been celebrating its second anniversary, and to commemorate the event, developer Niantic has been doling out rewards for its dedicated fanbase. Today, for a limited time, trainers can snag themselves a shiny Articuno, one of the legendary birds from the original batch of 151 Pokémon. Here are all the details. Dubbed Articuno […]

‘Pokemon GO’ Creator Niantic Is Opening Its AR Platform To Third-Party Developers

Niantic Labs, the developer behind Pokémon Go, announced today via corporate blog that it would be opening its Augmented Reality (AR) platform to third-party developers. Called the Real World Platform, this technology is the driving force behind the company’s famous AR games. Niantic CEO John Hanke wrote the following. “We think of the Niantic Real […]

‘Pokemon GO’ Generation 4 Pokemon And Higher Level Cap Reportedly Coming In Future Updates

It’s been almost two years since Pokemon GO first became available for mobile devices, and while the game might not be as hot as it was in its first few months, the next Pokemon GO updates might see the arrival of Gen 4 creatures, a higher level cap and other substantial new features. According to […]

‘Jurassic World Alive’ Is An Augmented Reality ‘Pokemon GO’ Clone, But With Dinosaurs

An upcoming dinosaur-themed video game, called Jurassic World Alive, has just recently been announced. The game was likely developed to take advantage of the upcoming dinosaur craze that will undoubtedly captivate the world when Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom hits theaters this coming June. However, unlike most other dinosaur-themed mobile games on the market, the upcoming […]

Pokémon Go Quests And Mystery Rewards Could Be Coming Soon, New Update Suggests

Niantic had previously added a bunch of new features to its highly popular augmented reality mobile game, Pokémon Go, but its latest update suggests that it may be on the brink of adding actual story-based quests. The revolutionary app hit the mobile industry by storm when it was originally released in 2016. However, its player […]

‘Pokémon GO’ Players Sick And Tired Over New Ex Raids Feature

Niantic had previously released a brand new feature for Pokémon GO over the summer, which was basically a system that sent out exclusive invites to select players for them to participate in exclusive raids. However, the strategy of offering exclusive invites for special raids, or Ex Raids as Niantic calls it, is apparently backfiring as […]

‘Pokemon GO’ Gen 3 Update: New Monsters Arriving In Groups? Larger Storage Space, New Weather System Explained

Many Pokemon GO players around the world are now thrilled for the up and coming release of Gen 3 pocket monsters. Niantic has been keeping the details about the much-awaited launch of the new batch of characters under wraps. However, new reports suggest that the Gen 3 Pokemon will arrive today. Tech Crunch previously claimed […]

Will ‘Pokemon GO’ Trainers Approve Niantic’s New EX Raid System?

Niantic’s EX Raid system has been a sore spot for Pokémon GO trainers since its launch. However, the American-based company may have finally implemented the changes to the system that players approve. According to a previous Inquisitr report, Pokémon GO players find the raid system, specifically the EX Raids, frustrating. The main issue gamers have […]

‘Pokemon GO’ Bans Legit Player After Spoofers Report False TOS And Trainer Guideline Violations To Niantic

Recently, one Pokémon trainer stepped forward and shared a personal story on Reddit about how spoofers got him/her banned from Pokémon GO. On the subreddit for Pokémon GO players, ValValor shared his/her horrible experience with spoofers in Niantic’s AR game. According to the post, the gamer had been playing the mobile game since its launch […]

‘Pokemon GO’ Players Still Frustrated At Niantic’s EX Raid System

Niantic has officially started prepping for the next round of EX Raid battles for Pokémon GO. However, the software company hasn’t announced any differences in the EX Raid system, leaving many Pokémon trainers frustrated. Recently, Slappyy1y1 created a thread on The Silph Road subreddit, announcing the next round of EX Raid field tests from Niantic. […]

‘Pokemon Go:’ Niantic Rewards Concerned Player With 30 New Pokestops

Niantic’s support team rewarded a concerned Pokémon GO player with 30 new Pokéstops after the gamer filed a complaint with the software development company. According to The Silph Road, a popular subreddit, a player with the username vibrunazo turned to Reddit when various portals from Ingress did not turn into Pokéstops for Pokémon GO. Overall, […]

Harry Potter’s Version Of ‘Pokemon Go’ Is Finally Happening, Niantic Labs Developing AR Game For Real

Pokemon GO has been a huge a success and it was reported that its creator, Niantic Labs, is developing a follow-up game and it will be a Harry Potter-inspired augmented reality game. According to TechCrunch, the upcoming AR game is called Harry Potter: Wizards Unite and many are guessing that it will be as successful […]

‘Pokemon GO’ Update: Catch These Gen 3 Pokemon As Preparation For Gen 4, More Tips And Tricks Revealed

Many fans are now enjoying and exploring the Pokemon GO Halloween Event 2017 that brought a new batch of pocket monsters. Aside from the Gen 3 Pokemon, the event also promises better chances of catching spooky Pokemon. Reports also claim that this is the best time for players to collect candies for the evolutions of […]

‘Pokemon Go:’ Niantic Gender-Swaps Two Popular Gen 3 Monsters In Embarrassing Gaffe

Reddit subscribers of The Silph Road found an error in Niantic’s coding for the third generation Pokemon coming soon to Pokemon Go. The gaming company decided to introduce a few Gen 3 Pokemon this Halloween, and loyal Pokemon trainers have been trying to find out all they can about the new monsters. During their investigation, […]

‘Pokemon GO’ Used By Russian Internet Trolls To Influence American Politics

Pokemon GO was part of a multi-pronged campaign to destabilize American politics led by a group of Russian trolls called the Internet Research Agency. The campaign called “Don’t Shoot Us” used the augmented reality game and other online platforms, including Facebook, Tumblr, and YouTube, to share messages that were meant to create discord among Americans. […]

‘Pokemon GO’ Gen 3 Update: New Legendary Bird Arriving At Halloween Event 2017? Catch These Ghost-type Pokemon

Many Pokemon GO players are now thrilled for the upcoming Halloween Event 2017, which is said to bring a new batch of pocket monsters. The Pokemon Company revealed last week that gamers could expect several surprises before this month ends. Now, new reports claim that another legendary bird is set to arrive in the popular […]

‘Pokemon GO’ News: Generation 3 Pokemon Arriving At This Year’s Halloween Event? Surprise Update Rolled Out

Millions of gamers around the world play Pokemon GO, making it one of the most popular games today. Niantic and The Pokemon Company have been very vigorous in releasing updates to keep players engaged with the game. In fact, it was announced recently that a new batch of Pokemon would be introduced in the upcoming […]

‘Pokemon Go’ Update: Niantic Extends Equinox After Fixing Server Issues; How To Get Entei, Raikou And Suicune?

There is no denying that Pokemon GO is one of the most-played games today. In fact, Nintendo’s augmented-reality game has five million active daily users worldwide. However, many players around the globe are having trouble logging into the game. ComicBook reported that hundreds of Pokemon GO players started complaining that they were unable to play […]

‘Pokemon Go’ Rolls Out New Legendary Trio — Here’s How To Catch Legendary Pokemon

Niantic Labs has rolled out three new Legendary Pokemon for Pokemon Go, just in time as Articuno, Moltres, Zapdos, and Lugia prepare to make their exit from the game. Electric-type Raikou, Fire-type Entei, and Water-type Suicune will be available in different regions across the world one month at a time starting August 31. Players get […]

New ‘The Walking Dead’ AR Mobile Game Is Basically ‘Pokemon GO’ With Zombies

AMC is bringing an augmented reality experience of The Walking Dead to mobile phones, and it is aiming to take the world by storm like Pokemon GO. Like in the massively popular Niantic title, you’ll see the virtual world mix into reality. But unlike it, you won’t see cute creatures. Zombies await you instead. Fight […]

‘Pokemon GO’ Petition Demanding Fair Game Play In Raid System

Just a year ago, Pokemon GO became one of the most exciting new games on the market. People were leaving their homes, getting out into the real world and hunting down fictional monsters. It seemed a great way to get people out of their houses and forcing them to exercise while playing a fun and […]

‘Pokemon GO’ Update: Moltres Begins Replacing Articuno While Raids Are Reportedly ‘Breaking’ The Game

A Pokemon GO update was just rolled out as players confirmed sightings of the legendary bird Moltres in Raids, a feature that a gaming expert believes is “breaking” the game. Excitement for the release of the highly anticipated legendary Pokemon release is now heightened as players are treated to another new Pokemon to capture: Moltres. […]

Niantic Delays European Pokemon Go Events After Chicago Debacle

After a disastrous attempt at a Pokemon Go one year anniversary event in Chicago, Niantic announced Monday that it would delay upcoming events in Europe, which were meant to take place throughout August. On July 22, Niantic held a one-year anniversary event for Pokemon Go in Grant Park, Chicago, drawing over 20,000 attendees. However, long […]

‘Pokemon GO’ Legendary Creatures: Articuno Available For A Limited Time, Zapdos and Moltres Coming Soon

More Pokemon Go legendary creatures are coming to Niantic’s popular mobile game in addition to the recently released Lugia and Articuno, both of which can be captured by participating in raids. According to a blogpost from the company posted on July 24,more legendary birds will be made available to players of the game in addition […]

Refunds And Free Gifts Offered After Disastrous ‘Pokemon GO’ Fest

There’s no need to sugarcoat it: the first ever Pokemon GO Fest was an unmitigated disaster. Developer Niantic’s take on the ever-popular Pokemon franchise has taken the world by storm over the last year, and to celebrate the game’s one-year anniversary, the development team decided to host a real-world event, aptly dubbed Pokemon GO Fest. […]

‘Pokemon GO’ Fest Legendary To Appear: Lugia Being Released In Battle Raids Worldwide After Festival Issues

Despite its share of hiccups, the recent Pokemon GO Fest brings with it some good news as a first Legendary Pokemon will officially be released. This comes as a major sigh of relief for those involved because there were plenty of issues that hit the first-ever edition of this Pokemon GO event. The festival was […]

Niantic Announces Legendary Pokemon for Pokemon Go

Pokemon Go launched just over a year ago and quickly became the most popular mobile game of all time. Even now, during what is generally considered a decline period for the augmented reality game, it is still in the top five for daily users, dwarfing most of the competition. But since it began, there has […]

‘Pokemon GO’: Is Gen 3 Coming July 22?

Pokemon GO has seen two major spikes in player activity since its release: one of them over the last month, after Niantic released the new Gym and Raid systems. The other was in February of this year, when the Gen 2 Pokemon were added. But both are starting to stagnate again, with SimilarWeb showing a […]

‘Pokemon GO’ Anniversary Includes A Cute Surprise

In July, 2016, the virtual reality game Pokemon GO hit app stores internationally, creating a temporary sensation. One year later, the company behind the game, Niantic, has announced an anniversary event for players. From July 6 through July 24, fans playing the game can catch or hatch Pokemon who are wearing Ash Ketchum’s signature hat. […]

‘Pokemon GO’ Will Be Rotating Raid Bosses

Pokemon GO‘s raid system is, hands-down, the best thing to happen to the game since its release. Between raids and the new, improved gym system (although some would debate whether it’s an improvement,) Pokemon GO‘s user base has shot back up, although certainly not to release levels. Pokemon GO launched raid battles and the new […]

‘Pokemon GO’ Anniversary Event Teased, Raid Battles Expanded To Lower Level Players

It’s been nearly a year since developer Niantic unleashed Pokemon GO onto the world, and it shows no signs of slowing down. With over half a billion downloads and over 50 million monthly active users, Pokemon fans around the world have been taking to the streets to track down elusive creatures. Newly introduced ‘Raids’ now […]

‘Pokemon GO’: Free Pokecoins Now Limited To 50 Per Day

Pokemon GO‘s new gym system released earlier this week, and players were shocked to find that they could no longer claim free Pokecoins – the game’s premium currency – from the Pokemon GO store. Of course, as the Inquisitr has previously discussed, limiting or removing free Pokecoins was a change that needed to happen: Niantic […]

‘Pokemon GO’ Raid Battles: What Are Egg Colors And Times Below Eggs In New Raids Feature?

The new Pokemon GO Raid Battles feature is taking the hit mobile game by storm. The latest update to the popular Pokemon game allows for a multiplayer battle system where players can team up to defeat Raid Bosses. Raid Battles were first available in beta only, but have now been unveiled to all players of […]

‘Pokemon GO’ Raids Are Live, But There’s A Huge Catch

Pokemon GO gyms have gone back online, and they are debuting some cool new features. Among the most notable of these is the new raid system, which all but confirms that something massive is going to happen in the upcoming Pokemon GO Festival in Chicago this coming July. While the raid system is just as […]

‘Pokemon GO’ Biggest Update: Gym Systems To Get Major Revamp, Battle Raids, And New Items

Pokemon GO is about to get what Niantic considers the biggest update since the game’s launch last summer. The update will be mostly about how the gym system works, a feature of the game that is one of the main sources of player frustration. Niantic has temporarily shut down the Pokemon GO gyms as it […]

‘Pokemon GO’ Gyms Are All Shutting Down Tomorrow – Here’s What We Know About The Update

Pokemon GO will be shutting down all gyms tomorrow, June 19, in preparation for their “major” gym update, according to the official Pokemon GO Twitter account. And while our knowledge of what will be happening in the update is limited, we do know a few things for sure and can make some educated guesses as […]

‘Pokemon GO’ Update Rumors: Gyms Will Be Closing On June 19, New Gameplay, Features To Roll Out?

Niantic would soon be temporarily closing Pokemon GO gyms across the world on June 19. While the purpose of the gym shutdown remains unknown for now, rumors have emerged stating that Niantic would be tweaking some of the popular augmented reality mobile game’s mechanics soon. If any, the consensus among avid PoGO players right now […]

‘Pokemon GO’ Fire And Ice ‘Solstice Event’ On Now, And ‘PoGo’ Lives Up To Its Nickname

The Pokemon GO “Fire And Ice” event has officially started, and we’ve already been out pounding the pavement to get all of the details – and it turns out that there are a few things Niantic didn’t mention in the official announcements. Fortunately, the Inquisitr has all of the details, and as Forbes notes, the […]

Pokemon GO Fest 2017 Might Finally Debut Legendaries And PvP, But Niantic Has To Be Very Careful

Like it or hate it, Pokemon GO remains as one of the most prolific mobile games on the planet. While the game is but a shadow of the juggernaut that it once was when it first launched, it remains a mobile title that commands millions of players worldwide. With the game nearing its first anniversary, […]

New ‘Pokemon GO’ Fire And Ice Event Leaked, Legendary Monsters And PvP Confirmed For Summer Update

Another Pokemon GO event is coming the players’ way as indicated by a leak of the event’s description. Bringing the Fire and Ice event, the upcoming update is not anything major, but it is still a good idea to participate, nonetheless. Pokemon GO Fire And Ice Event The leaked announcement comes from Team Eevolution, which […]

‘Pokemon GO’: Niantic Confirms New Anti-Cheat Measures

Pokemon GO‘s cheating problem is fairly out of hand. And while some players will claim that Pokemon is essentially unplayable without certain third-party cheats, game developers Niantic Labs are once again putting their foot down – and doing so in a rather unique way. According to a report from The Express, the new anti-cheat systems […]

‘Pokemon GO’ Update: Gen 1 Legendary Pokemon May Finally Be Arriving This Summer

The legendary Pokemon GO update may be coming near, a Niantic employee hinted at the 21st Webby Awards. Global Marketing Lead Archit Bhargava took to the stage to receive an award on behalf of the company, but before walking out, he delivered a five-word speech suggesting the arrival of Articuno, Mewtwo, Lugia, and other legendaries […]

‘Pokemon GO’: Niantic Hints They Are Considering Move-Changing Feature

Pokemon GO has two sorts of players: the casual market that developers Niantic Labs originally targeted, and a dedicated group of “hardcore gamer” players determined to be the best that they can possibly be. That’s actually caused a lot of problems for Niantic. While these hardcore players likely represent a small minority of Pokemon GO […]

Russian Blogger Ruslan Sokolovsky Convicted For Playing ‘Pokemon GO’ In Church

Russian blogger Ruslan Sokolovsky has been convicted of “inciting religious hatred,” after filming himself playing to popular game Pokemon Go in a church. According to BBC News, Ruslan spent nine months in jail and on house arrest after police discovered he had uploaded a video on his YouTube channel of him playing the game in […]

‘Pokemon GO’ Announces Community Events, Supercharges Its Summer Social Scene

Polygon reports that Niantic, the development team behind Pokemon GO, is currently organizing a series of community events meant to play to the mobile game’s single biggest strength: its social aspect. The events are absolutely huge for Pokemon GO fanbase and image, as they will encourage people to get out and explore the better-kept secrets […]

‘Pokemon GO’ Fires Up Lured PokeStops In 2,500 McDonald’s Outlets In Limited Time Event

Pokemon GO fires up millions of Pokemon trainers this week as they turn 2,500 McDonald’s outlets to permanently-lured PokeStops this week. It’s always nice to be in Japan when it comes to gaming because Japanese people tend to get the newest, the best, and the exclusives, whatever platform we’re talking about. And Pokemon GO is […]

‘Pokemon GO’ Will Blow Up Again Soon: Why Niantic Will Rule For Years

Some may be inclined to think that Niantic, the company who developed and distributes Pokemon GO, is on the permanent downswing. Those same people might say Pokemon GO is not far from fizzling out completely, giving way to a competitor to rule the mobile gaming scene. As a certain tech giant notes, though, both of […]