Discover Rayquaza and More Pokémon Originally from the Hoenn Region!
Prepare for exciting new adventures as you encounter even more Pokémon originally discovered in the Hoenn region on February 9! Alongside several Flying- and Dragon-type Pokémon appearing in Pokémon GO for the first time, the Legendary Pokémon Rayquaza will descend from the ozone layer and become available in Raid Battles for a limited time.
In celebration, Pokémon originally discovered in the Hoenn region will take over wild encounters until February 13. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to catch powerful Pokémon such as Salamence, Altaria, Metagross, and more!
The Legendary Pokémon Rayquaza will be appearing in Raid Battles in Gyms near you until March 16. You’ll also have a chance to battle the Legendary Water-type Pokémon Kyogre before it swims away on February 14. Will you be the first to catch all three ancient Legendary Pokémon originally discovered in the Hoenn region?
Even more surprises await nearby! In addition to these Pokémon being available in the wild, you might see some different Pokémon in Raid Battles at your nearby Gym, and from hatched Eggs.
With all of these Pokémon to catch and power up, it’s important to stock up on supplies. Starting February 9, new special boxes–which include Raid Passes, Incubators, and Star Pieces–will be available in the in-game store until February 23. In addition, Lure Modules will remain activated for six hours until February 23! These items will be perfect aids in your Pokémon GO adventure.
Get out there and make progress on completing your Pokédex! As you’re outside exploring the world, be sure to share your favorite AR photos and best catches using #PokemonGO on your preferred social media channel.
—The Pokémon GO team”
NEW IN V0.91.1! QUESTS ARE COMING TO POKEMON GO! WHAT WE KNOW.
v0.91.1 has begun propogation on Android and iOS will soon follow.
The Silph Road team has dug into the latest version to see what could be learned from new changes in the APK file. This one’s got some titillating new findings that’ve got us amped for 2018!
Without further ado, let’s dig in!”
Read more: https://thesilphroad.com/news/v0-91-1-quests-coming-pokemon-go/
Pokémon GO Community Day
We’re incredibly excited to announce Pokémon GO Community Day–a monthly worldwide event dedicated to celebrate you, the Trainers in the Pokémon GO community.
What is Pokémon GO Community Day?
Pokémon GO Community Day is an opportunity for Trainers around the world to meet up at their local parks to make new friends and experience what it means to be a part of this special community.
Once a month, we’ll host a Pokémon GO Community Day event starring a special Pokémon, which will appear frequently around the world for just a few hours. When caught during the event, this special Pokémon will know an exclusive move. Other bonuses will be in effect during the event, such as increased XP or Stardust, and Lure Modules activated during the event will last for three hours.
We’re constantly blown away by the passion of Pokémon GO players around the world, and we hope that each Pokémon GO Community Day will help add to the excitement of local events and meetups. Remember always to be alert and stay safe while playing and to be respectful of public spaces when exploring your community. Stay tuned to our social media channels and check out the Pokémon GO Community Day event page each month to learn about that month’s featured Pokémon, special bonuses, and event times.
Celebrate the first Pokémon GO Community Day on January 20, 2018
Mark your calendars, Trainers. The first Pokémon GO Community Day will take place on January 20, 2018, and it features Pikachu! Explore your local parks with family and friends to catch Pikachu that know the exclusive event move Surf. While you’re out exploring your local parks and making new friends, you’ll also earn double XP during event hours.
See below for event hours in your region:
The Asia-Pacific region: January 20, 2018, from 12:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M. JST (GMT +9)
Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and India: January 20, 2018, from 10:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. UTC (GMT +0)
The Americas and Greenland: January 20, 2018, from 11:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. PST (GMT -8)
While you’re out celebrating Pokémon GO Community Day with fellow Trainers, be sure to share your experiences on your favorite social media channels with the hashtag #PokemonGOCommunityDay. We can’t wait to hear about all the new memories you’ll be making while playing Pokémon GO at Community Day events!
Improvements to Pokemon Go?
With Pokemon Go being released for more than a year now, how many of you are still spending as much time in Pokemon Go as before? When Pokemon Go was released, I remember seeing everyone playing the game. I couldn't go anywhere without seeing players waving there phones around, trying to find the direction of the next Pokemon.
As any hyped game, it generally dies down to a reasonable amount. Nowadays, I see Pokemon Go being played mostly during events and not as mainstream as before. And that could be of Niantic's slow update cycle. Players have been calling for a trading system from the very beginning and still haven't gotten it. I am wondering if this is starting to take its toll on the community. As much as I love the concept of Pokemon Go, it seems to be missing something that makes it THAT game. Maybe it's the little kid inside of me hoping that one day we'll have Pikachus running around, that gives me the same feeling as the original Pokemon. I do believe that Niantic is doing its best job to keep their player-base happy, but with any game, it is impossible to make everyone happy. If there was one thing you could change about Pokemon Go, what would it be?
Thoughts on EX-Raid Pass System
The more people I talk to people about the EX-Raid Pass System and it seems like everyone has the same opinion - it's terrible. I haven't put in that much time into Pokemon Go, so I'm not the best judge of Pokemon Go's meta. How would you guys change this system to make it beneficial for ALL players, seeing as how players who want to participate are forced to sit out?
For a game that is primarily focused on encountering and capturing Pokemon, there should be no reason to "punish" players who want to participate in such raids. I have heard of popular Pokemon Go players quitting because of this feature, which is understandable.
Nintendo Switch replace 3DS gaming?
Now that the mainstream Pokemon games are 3D gameplay and the Nintendo Switch has portable capabilities, won’t the switch just become both the portable and main console for Nintendo? We could just have a console that takes 3DS cards as well as Nintendo switch?General
Pokémon Ultra Sun and Moon Guide
I know most of you gamers do not like to use guides while playing games but sometimes they are pretty helpful/useful at certain areas of the game. Here is an article written by Christoper Walden, Hirun Crier, and Tom Orry that will give you helpful tips on what to do whenever you get stuck in the game!
Pokemon Ultra Sun and Moon Beginner's Guide
If you weren't already aware, at the very beginning of Pokemon Ultra Sun and Moon, you'll be presented with a choice of three started Pokemon from Professor Kukui. These three Pokemon are Rowlet, Litten, and Popplio, and we'll outline each of them just below:
Rowlet - The Grass-type Pokemon, Rowlet is fairly well balanced by the time you evolve it, but it is very weak to Fire-type Pokemon.
Litten - Litten is the Fire-type Pokemon of the group, and excels in general destructivity, although any Water attacks will hurt it heavily.
Popplio - The Water-type Popplio is weak to Electric-type Pokemon, although if you can evolve it into its final form, it'll have a few nice Special moves at its disposal.
But once you've got your hands on your starter Pokemon, what should you do? Well, we'd recommend you head out into the wilds and level up your main Pokemon, although you've got to remember that you shouldn't play favorites with your chosen Pokemon. If you neglect leveling up your other Pokemon, you'll find you have an incredibly weak team later on in Pokemon Ultra Sun and Moon, and what you want is a well balanced team, so make sure to keep switching up your Pokemon fairly regularly.
Aside from this, we'd also recommend not running away from wild Pokemon battles early on in your time with Pokemon Ultra Sun and Moon. Instead, you should use these opportunities to level up your Pokemon, and simply head to the nearest hospital whenever you need to, in order to get your team healed up. You should also take on any Pokemon Trainers you encounter early on, as these battles give your Pokemon way more XP points than battles with wild Pokemon, providing that you make it out victorious, of course.
Pokemon Ultra Sun and Moon How to Farm Money Guide
You’re never going to be hurting for money when it comes to keeping on top of revives and potions, but just how can you earn enough to buy all those clothes? All those TMs? All those other exotic items?
It’s not too difficult if you have a team that can pull it off. If you’re in the Ultra Sun and Moon post-game, it won’t take you long at all! There are a few preparations to make before battling, however.
First, you’ll want to make sure you have the Amulet Coin item. If this item is being held by a pokémon that actively participates in the battle and survives to the end, the amount of money received at the end is doubled. It’s a must-have if you’re planning to farm for money.
You can find it very early on it the game, in the Paniola Ranch. It’s located just to the right of the Daycare Centre.
Happy Hour is a very exclusive move in that it’s impossible to obtain without the use of an event pokémon. It’s worth trying to get one though, because simply using the move is enough to double that battle’s prize money.
Fortunately it’s currently very easy to obtain, as the Rockruff that you need to evolve a Dusk Form Lycanroc happens to know the move. You can read up on how to acquire this Rockruff in our Dusk Form Lycanroc guide.
Roto Prize Money:
While hard to acquire without manipulation, the Roto Prize Money power triples your earnings for a period of ten minutes at a time, and you’ll get two for landing on it in the Roto Loto.
Fortunately, there’s a way to ensure you land on it, but it’ll take some time if you’re unlucky. If you save the game while Rotom’s eyes are flashing on the bottom screen, you can simply soft reset the game in order to roll again. Therefore, you can keep rolling until you get this power, so long as you have the patience.
Where to farm:
The easiest place to farm for money is at the Elite 4. As the Roto Prize Money power lasts for 10 minutes, you can squeeze in every battle here if your team is strong enough. By the time you’re farming for money, they will be!
With the Roto Prize Money power active, and with the Amulet Coin on an active pokémon, you’ll be earning a whopping 79,200 per Elite 4 battle. If you have the elusive Lucky Hour, that’s over 100k per battle! Do this a few times and you’ll be a millionaire before you know it!
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