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After the Latest Update, I’ve Nearly Stopped Playing ‘Pokemon Go’ Altogether

Pokémon GO By: Niantic, Inc. (Nintendo) I admit I was already getting bored of Pokemon Go, considering I spent the first few weeks walking around for hours a day, caught over 2000 Pokemon and filled my Pokedex with over 100 different species. New York City, especially Manhattan, is packed with Poke Stops and gyms. So even if I'm still missing 40+ Pokemon from my Pokedex, there's no shortage of common Pokemon. I could probably catch Pidgeys and Rattatas all day long if I want. And that's more Read more [...]

How to Transfer Pokemon in Version 1.1.0 of Pokemon GO

Pokémon GO By: Niantic, Inc. (Nintendo) Niantic released an update to Pokemon Go that changes quite a few things. Most notably, the footprints below each Pokemon in the Nearby Pokemon list are all gone. So instead of fixing the tracking, they got rid of it altogether. They also sent cease-and-desist letters to all the third party tracking sites and apps, like Pokevision. So at least for now, there's no way to track Pokemon anymore. You have to either wander around aimlessly or hang out in Read more [...]

Pokemon GO Walkthrough Guide: Use This IV Calculator To Determine Which Pokemon to Keep and Evolve

Pokémon GO By: Niantic, Inc. (Nintendo) I've played Pokemon Go quite a bit. So much so that I'm burnt out somewhat from catching the same Pokemon over and over and over and have been taking some breaks from it. But I recently came across this great calculator that determines a Pokemon's IV (hidden individual values) and whether it's worth holding onto. It takes the name, HP, CP and current cost of stardust to power up. It uses some formulas I don't really understand. But it helps you narrow Read more [...]

Pokemon GO Walkthrough Guide: Turn Off AR and Practice Throwing Curve Balls

Pokémon GO By: Niantic, Inc. (Nintendo) I've been hanging around Central Park lately with this huge Pokemon Go crowd and there are a couple of things I noticed. 1. I was the only one using AR mode (it's more interesting to me). 2. Everyone around my level spins their balls to make curve balls. So, I decided to see if they're onto something. I turned off AR (Augmented Reality) mode. It takes a bit to get used to the perspective and gauge the distance of the the Pokemon. It's also a lot Read more [...]

Tracking in ‘Pokemon GO’ is Currently Broken

Pokémon GO By: Niantic, Inc. (Nintendo) I explained in my walkthrough guide last week how to use the "Nearby" list in Pokemon Go to track Pokemon. The game used to show Pokemon that were already visible at the top of the list with no footprints. As Pokemon got further from you, they'd have one, two or three footprints so you could see if you're getting closer to them. This is how the list used to look: But over the last few days, I noticed that all Pokemon had three footprints, making it Read more [...]