Niantic Says It’ll Perma-Ban Pokémon Go Cheaters

Niantic Inc., the company behind that app you won’t stop hearing aboutPokémon Go, has taken a stand against cheaters in the past, or anybody who violates its terms of service, such as sending out cease and desistletters to tracker apps. Now the company has stated that it will outright ban users for those violations. In […]

Dealing With Rival Gyms

Pokemon Go: Dealing With Rival Gyms

Prepare to go to war. You can tap in and scroll right to see what lineup of Pokemon the gym has defending it. Battles will start with the lowest-CP Pokemon in that Gym, before moving on the next strongest. Like in the original games, Pokemon elemental types should be considered–water beats fire, fire beats grass, […]

Store Pokemon at Your Team's Gyms

Pokemon Go: Store Pokemon at Your Team’s Gyms

Aside from battling, your team’s gyms gives you the option to store your Pokemon, which adds it to the roster that defends the location from opposing trainers. You can only store one Pokemon at a single gym, but you can defend up to ten gyms. This feature provides you with 10 Poke Coins and 500 […]

Don't Forget to Strengthen Your Team's Gyms

Pokemon Go: Don’t Forget to Strengthen Your Team’s Gyms

While it can be entertaining, try not to get too caught up taking over the gyms of rival teams. Rather, make sure to strengthen your own team’s gyms by choosing the ‘Train’ option. This allows you to battle Pokemon that are stored at a gym by your allies. Doing this raises a gym’s Prestige Points, […]

The Gym Is Unclaimed

Pokemon Go: The Gym Is Unclaimed

If the Gym is white, it means it is unclaimed. Go and get it! You can then choose which Pokemon you’d like to leave to guard it. You’ll want something strong, as other trainers will challenge it. If a trainer from a rival faction defeats it, they will be able to claim the Gym for […]

How Gyms Work

Pokemon Go: How Gyms Work

When you reach level five, Professor Willow introduces you to gyms and the option to choose your affiliation–Instinct, Mystic, or Valor. There is one of three scenarios that may appear when you are close enough and can tap on a Pokemon Gym. Either the Gym is unclaimed (white), owned by a rival team, or owned […]

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Pokemon Go: How to Hatch an Egg

As you encounter PokeStops, you’ll often be rewarded with Pokemon Eggs. These eggs contain a random Pokemon with more Candy and Stardust than what you’d normally get if you caught it in the wild. Pokemon eggs can be found on the second tab of your Pokemon roster page; you’ll notice each egg lists a specific […]

When to Use Incense

Pokemon Go: When to Use Incense

Incense is one of the various items you can use in Pokemon Go; it increases the sightings of Pokemon around your character for 30 minutes. While it’s primarily used to attract Pokemon to your location when you’re unable to explore, it actually works best when you move, as doing so results in a larger number […]

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Pokemon Go: How to Get Pikachu Early

While Pikachu is an iconic Pokemon, it’s surprisingly difficult to find it in Pokemon Go. However, there’s a trick that allows you to obtain a Pikachu as your starter. To do so, start a new game and get to the point where Professor Willow allows you to catch Charmander, Squirtle, or Bulbasaur as your starting […]

How to Choose What Your Eevee Evolves Into

Pokemon Go: How to Choose What Your Eevee Evolves Into

When you evolve Eevee, you have a 1:3 chance of evolving it into either a Jolteon, Flareon, or a Vaporeon. However, it’s possible to use a trick that evolves it into the evolution of your choosing. Simply rename the Eevee one of the names below to receive the corresponding evolution. Sparky: Jolteon Pyro: Flareon Rainer: […]

Transfer Your Duplicates

Pokemon Go: Transfer Your Duplicates

While it might not seem like it at first, having duplicate Pokemon can actually help you. Extra Pokemon of the same type can be traded to Professor Willow for candy, which can be used to evolve your Pokemon. To do this, tap a Pokemon that you want to get rid of in the Pokemon screen […]

Evolving Pokemon

Pokemon Go: Evolving Pokemon

When a wild Pokemon is caught, it also adds two things to the inventory: Stardust and Candy. Candy is specific to the earliest evolution stage of a Pokemon species. For example, catching a Pidgey gives Pidgey Candy, and catching a Pidgeotto also gives Pidgey Candy. A Pokemon can also be “transferred” (i.e. sold forever) to […]

Trainer Rank Makes it Easier to Find Rare Pokemon

Pokemon Go: Trainer Rank Makes it Easier to Find Rare Pokemon

While it’s thrilling to explore new environments in search of new and rare Pokemon, there’s actually a way to discover the hard-to-find creatures you seek without having to go to far off places. Leveling up your trainer level increases the chance of a rare Pokemon appearing, so the higher your level, the more likely you’ll […]

Catching Pokemon

Pokemon Go: Catching Pokemon

When engaging a Pokemon in battle, throwing the ball at the inner circle when it’s at its smallest is the best way to go. The colour of the inner circle indicates how hard a Pokemon is to capture. Green is the easiest, orange is harder, and red is the hardest to catch. Razz Berries can […]


Pokemon Go: Items

The item bag has a limit, so be sure to keep an eye on the inventory before swiping on a PokeStop, lest you waste precious items. Always keep Poke Balls on you. If you’re running out of space, try throwing out some potions or revives if you’re not battling often. You can use Poke Coins […]

Need More Poke Balls

Pokemon Go: Need More Poke Balls?

If you ever find yourself low on Poke Balls, it’s good to know that PokeStops refresh their stock every five minutes. This is a good way to farm Poke Balls if you find yourself stuck to one location or aren’t willing to walk to other PokeStops. Originally Posted by: gamespot.com

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Pokemon Go: Tracking Nearby Pokemon

The graphic in the bottom right area of the screen indicates some of the types of Pokemon nearby, with the number of footsteps indicative of how far away they are from you. To track a Pokemon, tap the bar to bring up the full list, select a specific Pokemon to highlight it, and then start […]

world map

Pokemon Go: World Map

The world map shows PokeStops, Gyms, and wild Pokemon near the player. Rustling leaves in an area indicate where Pokemon are roaming. If players enter this area, wild Pokemon should start turning up after a few minutes. Note that Pokemon can still show up outside of these areas. If a PokeStop is raining pink petals, […]

Travel Tips

Pokemon Go: Travel Tips

Depending on where you live, the difficulty of finding Pokemon and PokeStops varies. Cities yield an assortment of Pokemon and PokeStops, while more suburban or rural areas contain lesser. To better find Pokemon and PokeStops, travel to locations where there are community parks, art, landmarks, and buildings. Originally Posted by: gamespot.com


How to get PokeCoins for free in Pokemon Go Don’t pay real money for PokeCoins!

If grinding for the items you need in Pokemon Go is getting old, you can buy them in the Shop. Poke balls, incense, lucky eggs, incubators, lures, storage and bag upgrades need to be purchased with PokeCoin, though. You have the choice of spending real money to purchase PokeCoins, but if you’re low on cash […]


How to Play Pokemon Go: A Beginner’s Guide

How to Play Pokemon Go: A Beginner’s Guide If you grew up wanting to be the best Pokemon Master in the entire world, then your dream is about to come true because Pokemon Go is now available for download on both Android and iOS. This Augmented Reality game lets you transform your entire world into a […]


Pokemon GO Guide: How to Catch Pikachu as a Starter

How to Catch Pikachu as Your First Pokemon in Pokemon Go Pokemon Go has quickly become one of the most popular mobile games out there on both iOS and Android. It has surpassed Tinder in terms of  popularity in the US and it’s quickly reaching the popularity of Twitter. It won’t be long when Pokemon Go […]


Pokemon GO

What is Pokémon GO? Pokémon GO is a free-to-play augmented reality mobile game developed by Niantic for iOS and Android devices. The game was released in July 2016. The game allows players to capture, battle, train, and trade virtual Pokémon who appear throughout the real world. The game is free-to-play, although it supports in-app purchases. An […]