News items tagged with pokemon

Russian Pokemon GO User Faces Jail Time

Russian Pokemon GO User Faces Jail Time

A Pokemon GO player in Russia faces jail time for playing the game inside of a church. Ruslan Sokolovsky, a blogger from the country,...

By Jasmine Henry on 15 March 2017
Japanese Pokemon Players Get Ash's Hat For Pikachu

Japanese Pokemon Players Get Ash's Hat For Pikachu

A new promotion to coincide with the Japanese release of Pokemon: I Choose You has now been revealed. Viewers will be gifted a specia...

By Sarah Fields on 15 March 2017
Pokemon GO: Niantic Teases Multiplayer Gyms

Pokemon GO: Niantic Teases Multiplayer Gyms

Niantic may have just teased Pokemon GO multiplayer gyms. In an interview at GDC 2017, senior product manager Tatsuo Nomura admittedl...

By Jasmine Henry on 10 March 2017
Pokemon GO Hit Peak Worldwide Projections in Hours

Pokemon GO Hit Peak Worldwide Projections in Hours

The success of Pokemon GO is now part of video game folklore, with the title currently sitting at 650 million worldwide downloads. Ho...

By Rob Gordon on 04 March 2017
Usain Bolt Featured In New Pokemon Ad

Usain Bolt Featured In New Pokemon Ad

Olympic champion sprinter and the world’s fastest man, Usain Bolt, stars in a brand new commercial for Pokemon Sun and Moon. The Jama...

By Jasmine Henry on 01 March 2017
Pokemon Sun & Moon Mewtwo Mega Stones Promotion Today

Pokemon Sun & Moon Mewtwo Mega Stones Promotion Today

Players can score two different Mewtwo Mega Stones via a special Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon promotion running today only. Nintendo and Game Freak announced that Pokemon Sun and Moon owners can jump...

By Rory Young on 01 March 2017
Pokemon GO Crosses 650 Million Downloads

Pokemon GO Crosses 650 Million Downloads

Pokemon GO has now been downloaded over 650 million times, according to new data shared by Niantic Labs CTO Phil Keslin. Speaking dur...

By Rory Young on 28 February 2017
Pokemon GO Guide: How to Get Sun Stone

Pokemon GO Guide: How to Get Sun Stone

Pokemon GO fans that are jumping back into the game after the introduction of over 80 second generation Pokemon may be surprised to s...

By Dalton Cooper on 28 February 2017
Pokemon GO to Receive 3 More Major Updates in 2017

Pokemon GO to Receive 3 More Major Updates in 2017

John Hanke, CEO of Niantic Labs, announced today that Pokemon GO is slated to receive three additional major updates in 2017. Those a...

By Rory Young on 26 February 2017
Pokemon GO: Sprint Launches a Trainer Rewards Program

Pokemon GO: Sprint Launches a Trainer Rewards Program

Back in December, U.S. cellular provider Sprint confirmed its partnership with developer Niantic for use with mobile sensation Pokemo...

By Rob Gordon on 25 February 2017
Pokemon GO Adding Festive Hat Pikachu for Pokemon Day

Pokemon GO Adding Festive Hat Pikachu for Pokemon Day

Pokemon GO is going to let players celebrate Pokemon Day in style as a limited edition Pikachu wearing a festive hat will soon be added to the hugely popular mobile game. It’s quite safe t...

By Jasmine Henry on 23 February 2017
Pokemon GO Tops App Store Again

Pokemon GO Tops App Store Again

Due to the recent update adding Generation 2 Pokemon to the roster, Pokemon GO is once again the top ranked app on the Apple App Store in the United States. Pokemon GO has been a staggering...

By Rory Young on 22 February 2017
Pokemon GO Guide: How to Get Up-Grade Item

Pokemon GO Guide: How to Get Up-Grade Item

Use this guide to learn where to find an Up-Grade evolutionary item in Pokemon GO, which is used to evolve the normal-type Pokemon Porygon into Porygon2. Anyone that has jumped back into th...

By Dalton Cooper on 20 February 2017
Pokemon GO: Current Pokemon With Evolutions In Upcoming Gens

Pokemon GO: Current Pokemon With Evolutions In Upcoming Gens

This list calls out Pokemon currently available in Pokemon GO that will receive an evolution when future generations of the monsters are added to the mobile game. With the release of 80 new...

By Denny Connolly on 20 February 2017
GR Pick: Overwatch Heroes Reimagined As Pokemon

GR Pick: Overwatch Heroes Reimagined As Pokemon

One illustrator brings two gaming giants together in an epic crossover, giving fans of both franchises an idea of what Overwatch‘s he...

By AJ Caulfield on 20 February 2017
Pokemon GO Trading Code Removed from Game

Pokemon GO Trading Code Removed from Game

The player-to-player trading code in the Pokemon GO APK is now removed and players are wondering if Niantic is getting ready to add new code for the feature in an upcoming patch. The arriva...

By Denny Connolly on 20 February 2017
Pokemon GO Guide: Make Eevee Evolve to Umbreon & Espeon

Pokemon GO Guide: Make Eevee Evolve to Umbreon & Espeon

After figuring out the trick to get Flareon, Jolteon, or Vaporeon, it seems like Pokemon GO players have already learned how to evolv...

By Riley Little on 20 February 2017
The 8 Biggest Video Game Comebacks Ever

The 8 Biggest Video Game Comebacks Ever

While most games inevitably lose players and die off, some rebound and recapture strong player bases and interest. Here’s Game Rant’s...

By Boston Blake on 19 February 2017
New Pokemon Mega Bloks Set Adds Pikachu, Charizard

New Pokemon Mega Bloks Set Adds Pikachu, Charizard

Joining the recently re-branded Mattel line of building toys are two Pokemon darlings, Pikachu and Charizard, set to hit shelves in North America this summer. Since its creation in 1995, Po...

By AJ Caulfield on 18 February 2017
Pokemon Go Guide: How to Trigger Gen 2 Evolutions

Pokemon Go Guide: How to Trigger Gen 2 Evolutions

Follow this helpful Pokemon GO guide to learn how to evolve some of the current Pokemon into the new generation 2 Pokemon that were added with the latest update. Although Pokémon GO has had...

By Anthony Taormina on 18 February 2017
Pokemon GO Guide: What Gen 2 Pokemon Hatch from Eggs

Pokemon GO Guide: What Gen 2 Pokemon Hatch from Eggs

Trying to find out which Generation 2 Pokemon hatch from eggs in the recent Pokemon GO update? Look no further than this guide for the answers needed. With over 80 Johto region Pokemon maki...

By Rob Gordon on 18 February 2017
Pokemon GO Trading and PvP Battles Coming 'Soon'

Pokemon GO Trading and PvP Battles Coming 'Soon'

Pokemon GO will add trading and PvP battles ‘soon’ according to Niantic CEO John Hanke who blames the games server issues at launch for the delay of the features. Ever singe the augmented...

By Jasmine Henry on 18 February 2017
Pokemon GO Guide: How to Get Metal Coat

Pokemon GO Guide: How to Get Metal Coat

The latest update for Pokemon GO adds evolution stones to the game like the Metal Coat. Here is how to find the Metal Coat and which Pokemon can evolve with it. With the latest update for P...

By Dalton Cooper on 17 February 2017
Pokemon GO: Blissey is Taking Over Gyms

Pokemon GO: Blissey is Taking Over Gyms

Battling has changed drastically with the rollout of the Gen 2 update in Pokemon GO, and it appears that there is a new overpowered Pokemon dominating gyms everywhere. It’s official – if th...

By Cody Gravelle on 17 February 2017
Pokemon GO: Everything That Changed With New Update

Pokemon GO: Everything That Changed With New Update

With so many changes and new additions in the Generation 2 update for Pokemon GO, here’s Game Rant’s guide to the most significant ch...

By Boston Blake on 16 February 2017
Pokemon GO: Is Heracross Region-Exclusive?

Pokemon GO: Is Heracross Region-Exclusive?

Evidence compiled by Pokemon GO players seems to suggest that Heracross is the only region-exclusive Pokemon added in the game’s new...

By Dalton Cooper on 15 February 2017
Pokemon GO Players Spot Unown in the Wild

Pokemon GO Players Spot Unown in the Wild

Pokemon GO players start compiling evidence on Unown, a rare psychic-type Pokemon that can be found in the game after downloading th...

By Dalton Cooper on 14 February 2017
Pokemon Duel Guide: Best Runners

Pokemon Duel Guide: Best Runners

Every winning Pokemon Duel lineup needs a solid collection of runners on the team. These six Pokemon Figures are the best runners to collect and add to the roster. Pokemon Duel may seem lik...

By Denny Connolly on 09 February 2017
Pokemon Duel Guide: Every Single Player Quest Reward

Pokemon Duel Guide: Every Single Player Quest Reward

Pokemon Duel is all about the PvP, but there are some awesome rewards hidden inside the game’s single player quests. Here is everything that can be earned from each level. Pokemon Duel may...

By Denny Connolly on 07 February 2017
Pokemon Sun & Moon Players Complete Global Mission

Pokemon Sun & Moon Players Complete Global Mission

After twice failing to complete a global mission, Pokemon Sun and Moon players finally succeed in the game’s latest event centered around the Global Trading System. Despite high hopes for P...

By AJ Caulfield on 07 February 2017
Pokemon Duel: How To Win Every Match

Pokemon Duel: How To Win Every Match

Pokemon Duel players can make sure they are always ready to win every battle by mastering these basic strategies before taking their squad onto the battle board. Pokemon Duel may seem more...

By Denny Connolly on 05 February 2017
Pokemon Duel Guide: How To Evolve

Pokemon Duel Guide: How To Evolve

Pokemon Duel gives players the option to take evolved Pokemon into a battle or to evolve them in the middle of the fight. Here is how to trigger the evolutions. Although it didn’t have quit...

By Denny Connolly on 05 February 2017
Pokemon GO is Fastest Mobile App to Hit $1 Billion

Pokemon GO is Fastest Mobile App to Hit $1 Billion

According to mobile app growth analysts Sensor Tower, Pokemon GO has just set another record, becoming the fastest selling app to reach $1 billion in revenue. The mobile juggernaut that is ...

By Cody Gravelle on 01 February 2017
Man Killed By Security Guard While Playing Pokemon GO

Man Killed By Security Guard While Playing Pokemon GO

An unnamed security guard in Chesapeake, Virginia reportedly shoots and kills 60 year old Jiansheng Chen, who was playing Pokemon GO inside a parked van. At the height of its popularity, Po...

By Dalton Cooper on 01 February 2017
A New, Safer Pokemon GO Device Might Be In The Works

A New, Safer Pokemon GO Device Might Be In The Works

The Pokemon Company president Tsunekazu Ishihara reveals that a new Pokemon GO device may be in the works, with the president citing safety concerns when playing the game. To say that Pokem...

By Rob Gordon on 27 January 2017
Pokemon Sun & Moon Players Banned for Hacked Save Data

Pokemon Sun & Moon Players Banned for Hacked Save Data

The Pokemon Company bans thousands of Pokemon Sun and Moon accounts who have altered their save data, blocking them out of a number of the games’ features. It looks like the developers of P...

By Weston Albert on 26 January 2017
Pokemon Bank Now Works With Pokemon Sun & Moon

Pokemon Bank Now Works With Pokemon Sun & Moon

Nintendo rolls out the Pokemon Bank for Pokemon Sun & Moon today, offering the special bonus of a Mewnium Z-Crystal for users who sign up for the service. Pokemon Sun & Moon has bee...

By Sarah Fields on 25 January 2017
Pokemon GO Datamine Suggests More Gen 2 Additions

Pokemon GO Datamine Suggests More Gen 2 Additions

The dataminers at Silph Road are back at it again, this time unveiling code that suggests that Pokemon GO will be getting more Gen 2 monsters in the near future. Pokemon GO might not have m...

By Cody Gravelle on 19 January 2017
Pokemon GO Update Improves GPS Tracking

Pokemon GO Update Improves GPS Tracking

Niantic details the latest update to Pokemon GO, which fixes distance tracking due to GPS drift, adds features to the Apple Watch app, and fixes some text in the game. Since its release thi...

By Boston Blake on 18 January 2017
ARK: Survival Evolved Mod Lets Players Hunt Pokemon

ARK: Survival Evolved Mod Lets Players Hunt Pokemon

The developer Studio Wildcard’s action-adventure title ARK: Survival Evolved gets a mod that allows players to hunt various types of Pokemon within the game. While most fans of Studio Wildc...

By Kyle Sledge on 16 January 2017
Pokemon Sun and Moon Players Fail Second Global Mission

Pokemon Sun and Moon Players Fail Second Global Mission

Pokemon Sun and Moon players fail the game’s second global mission, as they are unable to catch or defeat 1 million Pokemon using the Island Scan feature. After failing the first global mi...

By Jasmine Henry on 10 January 2017
Pokemon Sun and Moon's Weirdest Fan Theory Makes Sense

Pokemon Sun and Moon's Weirdest Fan Theory Makes Sense

A weird Pokemon Sun and Moon fan theory suggests that normal type Pokemon Komala isn’t a koala at all and that the Pokemon is actually a sentient log of wood. With the franchise having exis...

By Jasmine Henry on 06 January 2017
Pokemon Snap Coming to Wii U Virtual Console Tomorrow

Pokemon Snap Coming to Wii U Virtual Console Tomorrow

The Nintendo 64 classic Pokemon Snap will be available tomorrow, January 5, on the Wii U Virtual Console in North America, months after the Japanese and European releases. Pokemon Snap saw...

By AJ Caulfield on 05 January 2017
Pokemon Sun and Moon Character Modded Into Smash Bros

Pokemon Sun and Moon Character Modded Into Smash Bros

One gamer mods a fan-favorite character from Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon into the Wii U version of Super Smash Bros., while teasing work on some additional villains for inclusion. It’s alw...

By Riley Little on 04 January 2017
10 Must-Have Gifts for the Pokemon Fan in Your Life

10 Must-Have Gifts for the Pokemon Fan in Your Life

It can be challenging to find gifts for friends and family in your life, which is why Game Rant has put together a list featuring some of the very best ideas for Pokemon fans. For those tha...

By Riley Little on 31 December 2016
Pokemon Player Wins Online Battle Using Cosmog

Pokemon Player Wins Online Battle Using Cosmog

One tremendously skilled Pokemon player takes it upon himself to attempt a sweep using the Nebula Pokemon Cosmog, and actually succeeds, wiping the enemy team. Sweeping an enemy team with a...

By Sarah Fields on 31 December 2016
Pokemon GO Reference Appears in Doctor Who

Pokemon GO Reference Appears in Doctor Who

The Doctor Who Christmas special contains a nod to popular mobile game, Pokemon GO, getting a short mention and playing a small role in the episode’s plot. Pokemon GO continues to be a popu...

By Weston Albert on 29 December 2016
Pokemon, Final Fantasy 15 Best Selling Holiday Games

Pokemon, Final Fantasy 15 Best Selling Holiday Games

Holiday sales numbers for popular online retailer Amazon are in, and both Pokemon Sun & Moon as well as Final Fantasy 15 led the pack for video game sales. While much of the attention w...

By Anthony Taormina on 29 December 2016
Kid Buys $250 of Pokemon Merch Using Mom's Thumbprint

Kid Buys $250 of Pokemon Merch Using Mom's Thumbprint

Six-year-old Ashlynd Howell from Arkansas starts out her career in Pokemon collecting early, using her mom’s fingerprint to go on an Amazon shopping spree. One young Pokemon fan has got eve...

By Maxwell Jeffery on 28 December 2016
Pokemon GO Now Selling Holiday Boxes

Pokemon GO Now Selling Holiday Boxes

Pokemon GO offers another holiday gift to its players, this time releasing three shop bundles containing items at a discount, as well as some that can’t ordinarily be bought. Pokemon GO is...

By Sarah Fields on 27 December 2016
Pokemon Prism ROM Spreads Despite Nintendo Takedown

Pokemon Prism ROM Spreads Despite Nintendo Takedown

Pirates leak and spread the Pokemon Prism ROM hack online despite Nintendo officially shutting down the efforts of the developer behind the mod last week. Like most Nintendo-based fan proje...

By Weston Albert on 27 December 2016
Pokemon GO Holiday Event

Pokemon GO Holiday Event

The Pokemon GO team is making several several special (and late) holiday event announcements, including increased chances at hatching Togepi and Pichu. Niantic is hard at work adding specia...

By Rory Young on 26 December 2016
Pokemon Sun & Moon Reveal Next Global Mission

Pokemon Sun & Moon Reveal Next Global Mission

Details on Pokemon Sun and Moon‘s second Global Mission event appear online, revealing a more realistic goal for players to conquer, and more enticing rewards. Even though Pokemon Sun and M...

By Dalton Cooper on 26 December 2016
Pokemon Generations Finale Releases

Pokemon Generations Finale Releases

After several fantastic weeks of running, Pokemon Generations has finally reached its conclusion, finishing with the story of the ancient king AZ and his Floette. It’s the end of the road f...

By Maxwell Jeffery on 24 December 2016
How Pokemon GO Trading Could Work

How Pokemon GO Trading Could Work

A YouTuber takes an in-depth look at how Niantic may choose to integrate Pokemon trades for Pokemon GO, using a unique patent from 2012 as the basis of his theory. YouTuber and Pokemon fan...

By John Jacques on 24 December 2016
Pokemon Prism Fan Project Also Shut Down By Nintendo

Pokemon Prism Fan Project Also Shut Down By Nintendo

Nintendo issues a cease and desist order to the creator of Pokemon Prism, prompting the developer to cancel the game’s release just before it was due to launch. A fan-made Pokemon ROM hack...

By John Jacques on 21 December 2016
Pokemon GO Players Help Save Lives In Warehouse Fire

Pokemon GO Players Help Save Lives In Warehouse Fire

Two Pokemon GO players help save lives in St. Louis, discovering a warehouse fire while playing the game and getting hold of the authorities to rescue those trapped inside. The way that Pok...

By Rob Gordon on 21 December 2016
Pokemon GO Update Fixes Minor Bugs

Pokemon GO Update Fixes Minor Bugs

Niantic releases the latest update for Pokemon GO, although the update brings little excitement to the table for the holidays, simply offering some minor bug fixes. A new Pokemon GO update...

By John Jacques on 20 December 2016
Pokemon Generations Episode Features Essentia

Pokemon Generations Episode Features Essentia

The end of Pokemon Generations is nearly here, but not before we get a look at the post-game content of Gen 6, with Looker’s encounter with the mysterious Essentia. It’s coming up to the fi...

By Maxwell Jeffery on 18 December 2016
Pokemon GO Still Coming to Apple Watch

Pokemon GO Still Coming to Apple Watch

Amid speculation that Pokemon GO is being dropped from development for the Apple Watch, Apple confirms that the mobile title is still planned for a release on the device. There have been pl...

By Rob Gordon on 17 December 2016
Pokemon GO Adds More Pokemon to Rural Areas

Pokemon GO Adds More Pokemon to Rural Areas

The Pokemon GO team reveals via Twitter that players of the augmented reality game will see more Pokemon in outdoor locations, both in rural and urban communities. While it’s had some ups a...

By Boston Blake on 17 December 2016
New Pokemon Movie to Retell Origins of Ash & Pikachu

New Pokemon Movie to Retell Origins of Ash & Pikachu

A teaser trailer for the 20th Pokemon movie has arrived, showcasing what looks to be a cinematic retelling of Ash and Pikachu’s origins on their long-running journey. It’s hard to believe t...

By Riley Little on 16 December 2016
Pokemon Sun & Moon Breaks Sales Record for Franchise

Pokemon Sun & Moon Breaks Sales Record for Franchise

Nintendo’s Pokemon Sun & Moon break records for the franchise, with November sales for the game marking the biggest debut in the history of the series. About half a month ago, Nintendo...

By Kyle Sledge on 16 December 2016
Pokemon GO is Google's Most Popular Search of 2016

Pokemon GO is Google's Most Popular Search of 2016

Google reveals its most popular search terms of 2016, with Niantic’s hugely successful mobile title Pokemon GO topping the list of the most searched terms worldwide. At least from a popular...

By Rob Gordon on 15 December 2016
Pokemon GO: How to Make Raichu Wear A Santa Hat

Pokemon GO: How to Make Raichu Wear A Santa Hat

The holiday update for Pokemon GO is well underway, allowing fans to go out and capture a festive Pikachu. But there’s a way to secure a Santa hat-wearing Raichu as well. The holiday season...

By Riley Little on 15 December 2016
Pokemon Battles Look Awesome in Unreal Engine 4

Pokemon Battles Look Awesome in Unreal Engine 4

One curious video game fan uses Unreal Engine 4 to stage the beginning of a battle between two different creatures from Pokemon and the results look decidedly awesome. Ever since the first...

By Kyle Sledge on 15 December 2016
Pokemon GO Guide: How to Catch Baby Pokemon

Pokemon GO Guide: How to Catch Baby Pokemon

Niantic adds seven baby Pokemon to Pokemon GO, but trainers will have to work to add them to their collections. Check out Game Rant’s guide for collecting all the baby Pokemon. Pokemon GO d...

By Sarah Fields on 14 December 2016
Fan-Made Pokemon AR Game

Fan-Made Pokemon AR Game

A fan combines Pokemon with Microsoft’s Hololens to create PokeLens, a game that brings Pokemon hunts and battles to the augmented reality realm ala Pokemon GO. From earning $200 million in...

By Alexander Pan on 13 December 2016
Pokemon Sun & Moon: 5 Competitive Tips From a Champion

Pokemon Sun & Moon: 5 Competitive Tips From a Champion

We chatted with Bennett Piercy, the Senior Division at the National Pokémon Championships in Indiana in 2015, and got the scoop on battling competitively in Pokemon Sun and Moon. There’s no...

By Riley Little on 12 December 2016
Pokemon GO Bug Turns Buddy Pokemon into Scary Giants

Pokemon GO Bug Turns Buddy Pokemon into Scary Giants

A new bug in Pokemon GO is making buddy Pokemon appear as Godzilla-sized giants, sometimes engulfing the entire map under the size of the monstrous Pokemon. The popular Pokemon GO applicati...

By John Jacques on 11 December 2016
Pokemon Generations Episode Features Lysandre

Pokemon Generations Episode Features Lysandre

The Kalos region has finally arrived on our screens with the latest episode of Pokemon Generations, in an episode featuring the villainous and charismatic Lysandre. As we enter the final we...

By Maxwell Jeffery on 11 December 2016
Pokemon GO and Starbucks Partnership Is Official

Pokemon GO and Starbucks Partnership Is Official

Pokemon GO developer Niantic confirms that the mobile title’s partnership with Starbucks is now official, bringing with it thousands more Pokestops for players to use. The partnership betw...

By Rob Gordon on 08 December 2016
Pokemon GO Update Adds Multiple Pokemon Transfers

Pokemon GO Update Adds Multiple Pokemon Transfers

Ahead of a major update for Pokemon GO next week, developer Niantic adds a few quality of life improvements that are sure to make players’ lives easier. Alongside the reveal that Pokémon GO...

By Anthony Taormina on 08 December 2016
Charmander Shows Up At Build-A-Bear Workshop

Charmander Shows Up At Build-A-Bear Workshop

Build-A-Bear Workshop expands its lineup of Pokemon plushies, giving fans the opportunity to purchase a Charmander stuffed animal with a variety of accessories. Last year, Build-A-Bear Work...

By Dalton Cooper on 07 December 2016
Pokemon Sun & Moon Files Reveal Unused Buddy Feature

Pokemon Sun & Moon Files Reveal Unused Buddy Feature

Gamers discover unused buddy system animation assets in Pokemon Sun and Moon files, causing some gamers to wonder if the feature will be available on Nintendo Switch. With the release of Po...

By Boston Blake on 07 December 2016
Pokemon GO's Next Massive Update Leaked by Starbucks?

Pokemon GO's Next Massive Update Leaked by Starbucks?

A huge update for Pokemon GO appears as a possible leak by coffee company Starbucks, as a memo sent to employees hints at ‘new Pokemon’ being added to the game. Over the past week, Niantic...

By Jasmine Henry on 07 December 2016
Pokemon Sun and Moon Hack Adds Brutal Difficulty

Pokemon Sun and Moon Hack Adds Brutal Difficulty

Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon might be amazing games, but they’re not exactly difficult. That’s why one player created a ROM hack that amps the difficulty up to brutal levels. Pokemon Sun a...

By Cody Gravelle on 07 December 2016
Pokemon Sun & Moon Release First Mythical Pokemon

Pokemon Sun & Moon Release First Mythical Pokemon

North American audiences currently have the chance to capitalize on the official release of Pokemon Sun and Moon‘s first mythical creature from the games. It’s no secret that Nintendo’s Pok...

By Kyle Sledge on 06 December 2016
Pokemon Generations Episode Features N Vs Ghetsis

Pokemon Generations Episode Features N Vs Ghetsis

Pokemon Generations continues with one final look at the Unova region, showing off the fierce battle between fan-favorite trainer N and the villainous Ghetsis. In what is most likely the l...

By Maxwell Jeffery on 04 December 2016
Pokemon Fighting Game Gains Empoleon As New Character

Pokemon Fighting Game Gains Empoleon As New Character

After ample speculation, The Pokemon Company confirms that the next fighter joining the Pokken Tournament roster will be none other than the fully evolved form of Piplup, Empoleon. Despite...

By Riley Little on 02 December 2016
Pokemon Sun and Moon Easter Eggs Guide

Pokemon Sun and Moon Easter Eggs Guide

Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon are games designed to celebrate twenty years of Pokemon, but they’re also full of Easter eggs celebrating other pop culture moments too. Pokemon Sun and Pokemo...

By Cody Gravelle on 02 December 2016
Pokemon GO New Tracker Tool Spreads To Other Regions

Pokemon GO New Tracker Tool Spreads To Other Regions

The long awaited Nearby Pokemon feature for Pokemon Go is slowly rolling out to new regions, including the rest of the continental United States and sections of Europe. The history of Pokem...

By Curt Hutson on 01 December 2016
Pokemon Sun and Moon Sales Cross 3.7 Million

Pokemon Sun and Moon Sales Cross 3.7 Million

Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon are setting sales records for the franchise in North America, crossing 3.7 million copies sold just two weeks after launching. Pokemon has always been, and con...

By Rory Young on 01 December 2016
These Fan-Made Pokemon Amiibo Are Stunning

These Fan-Made Pokemon Amiibo Are Stunning

The Pokemon franchise would be nothing if it weren’t for its fans, but Nintendo could also take a few hints from these fan-made amiibo that feature monsters from Sun and Moon. At this point...

By Riley Little on 29 November 2016
Disturbing Pokemon Fan Theory Explains Mimikyu

Disturbing Pokemon Fan Theory Explains Mimikyu

Japanese Pokemon fans believe they have uncovered the secret origins of Mimikyu, the Pokemon which dons a costume to try and make itself look like Pikachu. Although the Pokemon Mimikyu was...

By John Jacques on 28 November 2016
Pokemon Sun and Moon Set UK Sales Records for Nintendo

Pokemon Sun and Moon Set UK Sales Records for Nintendo

Pokemon Sun and Moon break records for UK sales, becoming the fastest selling Nintendo games in history and taking the top spot from previous holder Wii Fit. Ever since the first games in...

By Rob Gordon on 28 November 2016
Pokemon Sun and Moon Guide: How to Make Money Fast

Pokemon Sun and Moon Guide: How to Make Money Fast

In need of some extra cash while travelling the Alola Region? Here’s a helpful Pokemon Sun and Moon guide that details a few ways to easily and quickly earn money. Even in its 20th year, th...

By Derek Nichols on 28 November 2016
Pokemon Generations Episode Features Kyurem

Pokemon Generations Episode Features Kyurem

The latest episode of Pokemon Generations is here, featuring Team Plasma’s plot to harness the power of legendary beast Kyurem for their own purposes. It’s that Pokemon time of the week aga...

By Maxwell Jeffery on 25 November 2016
Nintendo Reveals Game Deals for Black Friday

Nintendo Reveals Game Deals for Black Friday

Nintendo announces a wide variety of video game deals for Wii U and 3DS, with big discounts up for grabs for titles such as Super Mario Maker, Splatoon, and Minecraft: Wii U Edition. The ho...

By Rob Gordon on 25 November 2016
Pokemon Sun & Moon Characters Modded into Smash Bros.

Pokemon Sun & Moon Characters Modded into Smash Bros.

Two noteworthy characters from Nintendo’s RPGs Pokemon Sun and Moon make their way into Super Smash Bros. for Wii U via a new mod for the fighting game. It’s no secret that the recently rel...

By Kyle Sledge on 24 November 2016
Pokemon GO Guide: How to Catch Ditto

Pokemon GO Guide: How to Catch Ditto

Niantic finally releases Ditto into the wild in Pokemon GO, but catching it isn’t so easy. Check out Game Rant’s guide to adding Ditto to a Pokemon collection. Fans of Pokemon GO have been...

By Sarah Fields on 22 November 2016
Pokemon Sun & Moon: How to Farm Shiny Pokemon Easily

Pokemon Sun & Moon: How to Farm Shiny Pokemon Easily

Getting shiny Pokemon in Pokemon Sun and Moon is as rare as ever, but there is a method to make things a lot easier for players looking to get their hands on them. There’s a 1 in 8192 chanc...

By Maxwell Jeffery on 22 November 2016
Super Rare Pokemon Card Sold for How Much?

Super Rare Pokemon Card Sold for How Much?

The focus this week might be on the new 3DS games, but one Pokemon card collector has snagged a very rare card at auction for a whopping sum of $54,970. Pokémon cards may be one of dozens o...

By Anthony Taormina on 22 November 2016
Where to Catch Pichu in Pokemon Sun and Moon

Where to Catch Pichu in Pokemon Sun and Moon

Here’s how to find and capture the fan favorite pocket monster Pichu for trainers venturing out into the world of Pokemon Sun and Moon. It’s no secret that the overarching aim of any new Po...

By Brad Jones on 22 November 2016
Pokemon GO May Now Have Shiny Pokemon Variants

Pokemon GO May Now Have Shiny Pokemon Variants

A new datamining effort from the team at The Silph Road indicates that Pokemon GO may be implementing rare “shiny” variants of Pokemon in-game very soon. Pokemon GO might have made a name f...

By Cody Gravelle on 22 November 2016
Pokemon GO May Have Added Ditto Finally

Pokemon GO May Have Added Ditto Finally

The dataminers at The Silph Road are back at it again, and it appears that Pokemon GO‘s latest update might finally include the arrival of the highly sought-after Ditto. It might feel like ...

By Cody Gravelle on 22 November 2016
Pokemon GO Boosts Combat Power for Select Pokemon

Pokemon GO Boosts Combat Power for Select Pokemon

Niantic reveals that some Pokemon have had their Combat Power adjusted in Pokemon GO, and data miners uncover what players can expect from the change. Some Pokemon always have the upper han...

By Sarah Fields on 21 November 2016
Game Awards Drops Pokemon, AM2R Fan Games as Nominees

Game Awards Drops Pokemon, AM2R Fan Games as Nominees

The Game Awards has removed popular (yet controversial) fan-made games Pokemon Uranium and AM2R from its list of nominees, with fans pointing to Nintendo’s copyright takedowns. When The Gam...

By Jasmine Henry on 21 November 2016
Pokemon Sun/Moon Take Longer to Load on Standard 3DS

Pokemon Sun/Moon Take Longer to Load on Standard 3DS

According to a side-by-side comparison video, the recently released Pokemon Sun and Moon take longer to load on a standard 3DS versus the New Nintendo 3DS. With Pokemon Sun and Moon having...

By Kyle Sledge on 21 November 2016
Pokemon Sun and Moon: Which Starter Is Right For You?

Pokemon Sun and Moon: Which Starter Is Right For You?

Players are able to choose either Rowlet, Litten, or Popplio when they start their adventure in Sun and Moon, but which Pokemon makes the most sense for their team? It’s one of the toughest...

By Riley Little on 19 November 2016
Pokemon Generations Features Gym Leaders Vs Team Plasma

Pokemon Generations Features Gym Leaders Vs Team Plasma

Episode thirteen of Pokemon Generations is out now, showing an epic battle between the gym leaders of the Unova region and the incredible might of Team Plasma. The newest episode of Pokemon...

By Maxwell Jeffery on 19 November 2016
Nintendo Banning Pirated Copies of Pokemon Sun and Moon

Nintendo Banning Pirated Copies of Pokemon Sun and Moon

With just one more day until the release of Pokemon Sun and Moon, Nintendo ensure that all those who played leaked versions of the games will be punished severely. Pokemon Sun and Moon rele...

By Maxwell Jeffery on 17 November 2016
Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon Review

Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon Review

Hoping to change things up, Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon offer one of the most radical departures from the series’ longstanding formula. Fortunately, the gamble has paid off. If every facet...

By Riley Little on 15 November 2016
Pokemon Sun and Moon Trailer Reveals More Ultra Beasts

Pokemon Sun and Moon Trailer Reveals More Ultra Beasts

Just days before the games launch, Nintendo releases a new trailer for Pokemon Sun and Moon that reveals more Ultra Beasts, Z-Moves, and Alola form Pokemon. The release of Pokemon Sun and M...

By Dalton Cooper on 15 November 2016
Pokemon Sun and Moon Give 'Splash' Move A Purpose

Pokemon Sun and Moon Give 'Splash' Move A Purpose

The most useless move in all of the Pokemon games, Splash, finally has a use in the upcoming Pokemon Sun and Moon, thanks to the new addition of Z-Moves. Since the release of the first Poke...

By Maxwell Jeffery on 13 November 2016
Original Pokemon Cards Make Their Nostalgic Return

Original Pokemon Cards Make Their Nostalgic Return

The Pokemon Company has brought back revamped versions of the original Pokemon cards, providing fans with another opportunity to scor...

By Riley Little on 12 November 2016
Pokemon GO Dev Compares Game to World of Warcraft

Pokemon GO Dev Compares Game to World of Warcraft

In an interview with Eurogamer, Niantic’s chief marketing officer compares Pokemon Go to World of Warcraft in terms of the projected lifespan for the game. Developer Niantic Labs has faced...

By Curt Hutson on 12 November 2016
Pokemon Generations Episode Features Heatran

Pokemon Generations Episode Features Heatran

The latest episode of Pokemon Generations is out now, featuring the legendary Pokemon Heatran and Team Galactic’s malicious plans for the Sinnoh region. The newest episode of everyone’s fav...

By Maxwell Jeffery on 11 November 2016
Pokemon Sun and Moon Retail Copies Leak

Pokemon Sun and Moon Retail Copies Leak

Pokemon Sun and Moon are only a little over a week from release, but many players appear to already have leaked access to the latest games in the Pokemon franchise. With a little over a we...

By Maxwell Jeffery on 09 November 2016
Pokemon GO Limited Time Item and Spawn Boost

Pokemon GO Limited Time Item and Spawn Boost

The Pokemon Go bonus update went live on Monday and, in addition to extra experience and quests, Niantic has now increased item drops and the spawn rate of Pokemon. In its relatively short...

By Curt Hutson on 09 November 2016
Pokemon GO Secretly Adds Speed Cap

Pokemon GO Secretly Adds Speed Cap

Pokemon GO developers release a stealth update that restricts playing the game while moving at certain speeds, even if the player identifies as a passenger. Pokemon GO has been getting a l...

By Denny Connolly on 08 November 2016
Pokemon Sun and Moon: Version-Exclusive Creature Details

Pokemon Sun and Moon: Version-Exclusive Creature Details

Pokemon Sun and Moon are only a little under a week from launch, but one Reddit user has jumped the gun by revealing each game’s version-exclusive Pokemon. If the record-setting pre-orders...

By Alexander Pan on 08 November 2016
Pokemon GO Has More Secrets to Find

Pokemon GO Has More Secrets to Find

Niantic CEO John Hanke teases that there are new secrets for players to find in Pokemon GO since the most recent update, but offers no clue as to where they may be found. While much of the...

By Anthony Taormina on 07 November 2016
Pokemon GO: Less Pidgey, Zubat, and Rattata

Pokemon GO: Less Pidgey, Zubat, and Rattata

Pokemon GO’s developers decrease the number of basic Pokemon that spawn in the wild, reduce Eevee from a 10k egg to a 5k, and remove two annoying Pokemon from 2k eggs. As Pokemon GO’s firs...

By Denny Connolly on 05 November 2016
Pokemon Sun & Moon Can Now Be Digitally Pre-Downloaded

Pokemon Sun & Moon Can Now Be Digitally Pre-Downloaded

Those who pre-ordered Pokemon Sun & Moon are now able to digitally pre-download the game from the 3DS eShop ahead of its release later this month. The holiday season sees big game relea...

By Curt Hutson on 02 November 2016
More Pokemon Game Remakes May Be on the Way

More Pokemon Game Remakes May Be on the Way

A Pokemon series producer says The Pokemon Company wants to create more full-scale remakes of older Pokemon games like it did with Pokemon FireRed and LeafGreen. There’s no question that 20...

By Jason Gallagher on 01 November 2016
Rare Pikachu Card Could Sell for $50,000

Rare Pikachu Card Could Sell for $50,000

An extraordinarily rare Pokemon TCG card goes on sale at an auction house, and estimates suggest that the card could end up selling for a whopping $50,000. Collecting video game memorabilia...

By Sarah Fields on 01 November 2016
Pokemon GO Players Make Amazing Halloween Costumes

Pokemon GO Players Make Amazing Halloween Costumes

Pokemon GO enthusiasts flex their creative muscles to put together impressive Pokemon GO-themed Halloween costumes, dressing up as Pokemon trainers, PokeStops, and more. Thanks to its mass...

By Dalton Cooper on 31 October 2016
Nintendo Speaks On Pokemon GO Plus Shortages

Nintendo Speaks On Pokemon GO Plus Shortages

In the wake of shortages of the Pokemon GO Plus, Nintendo makes a statement regarding the wearable Pokemon GO accessory, directly addressing stock shortages and future production. Fans of...

By Rob Gordon on 28 October 2016
Pokemon Sun and Moon Demo Downloaded 3.5 Million Times

Pokemon Sun and Moon Demo Downloaded 3.5 Million Times

Nintendo officially announces that the demo for its forthcoming RPG titles Pokemon Sun and Moon surpasses 3.5 million downloads since its availability. It’s no secret that plenty of fans h...

By Kyle Sledge on 28 October 2016
Pokemon Sun & Moon Are Biggest Nintendo Pre-Orders Ever

Pokemon Sun & Moon Are Biggest Nintendo Pre-Orders Ever

Nintendo announces that the upcoming Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon are the most pre-ordered games in the company’s longstanding history, shattering existing records. It’s odd to think that...

By Riley Little on 28 October 2016
Pokemon Sun and Moon: Final Starter Evolutions and More

Pokemon Sun and Moon: Final Starter Evolutions and More

A new trailer arrives for Pokemon Sun and Moon, revealing the starter creature final evolutions, guardian deities, and the return of classic trainers. As we get ever closer the arrival of...

By Maxwell Jeffery on 27 October 2016
Pokemon GO Halloween Event Is Live

Pokemon GO Halloween Event Is Live

Pokemon GO’s first themed event is officially underway and there are even more spooky Pokemon spawning (including Cubone and Marowak) than originally advertised. Pokemon GO’s first event i...

By Denny Connolly on 26 October 2016
GR Pick: Fan Creates Emotional Pokemon Commercial

GR Pick: Fan Creates Emotional Pokemon Commercial

Pokemon fans create a touching video telling a story of a gamer who loved Pokemon as a child meeting the latest iteration – Pokemon Sun & Moon – as an adult. Every gamer experiences no...

By Sarah Fields on 24 October 2016
Pokemon Producer Reveals What It's Like Inside A Pokeball

Pokemon Producer Reveals What It's Like Inside A Pokeball

A Pokemon Sun and Moon producer reveals what he envisions the inside of a Pokeball looks like, answering a question many fans have debated about for years. Pokemon fans have often speculate...

By John Jacques on 23 October 2016
New Pokemon GO Update Improves Pokemon GO Plus

New Pokemon GO Update Improves Pokemon GO Plus

Niantic releases a new update for Pokemon GO that improves the Pokemon GO Plus watch, making it possible for the device to focus exclusively on PokeStops or Pokemon. Pokemon GO may not be a...

By Dalton Cooper on 22 October 2016
Nintendo of Japan Announces 'Mario Pikachu' Merchandise Line

Nintendo of Japan Announces 'Mario Pikachu' Merchandise Line

Limited edition Super Mario Pikachu merchandise will be made available at Pokémon Centers in Japan later this month, and the entire line is just as adorable you’d expect. Forget about the N...

By Curt Hutson on 22 October 2016
Pokemon GO Still Fastest Selling Mobile Game in History

Pokemon GO Still Fastest Selling Mobile Game in History

Although many users have abandoned the app, Pokemon GO continues to make huge earnings, maintaining its title as the fastest earning mobile gaming app of all time. Pokemon GO has let down a...

By Sarah Fields on 22 October 2016
Pokémon Sun and Moon: Is Yungoos Based on Donald Trump?

Pokémon Sun and Moon: Is Yungoos Based on Donald Trump?

Pokemon Sun and Moon producer Junichi Masuda addresses the rumor that the Pokemon Yungoos and its evolved form Gumshoos are based on the appearance of Donald Trump. If the recently leaked...

By Dalton Cooper on 20 October 2016
Pokémon Producer Talks Fan Games

Pokémon Producer Talks Fan Games

Pokemon Sun and Moon’s producer Junichi Masuda discusses Game Freak’s awareness of fan-made Pokemon games, and issues a message of encouragement to creative fans. Although this has been a...

By Sarah Fields on 20 October 2016
Pokemon: The First Movie is Returning to Theaters

Pokemon: The First Movie is Returning to Theaters

The Pokemon Company reveals that Pokemon: The First Movie and Pikachu’s Vacation will make a surprise comeback to select theaters for two days in October and November. With Pokemon Sun &...

By Sarah Fields on 18 October 2016
Pokemon Sun and Moon Demo Gets Datamined

Pokemon Sun and Moon Demo Gets Datamined

Datamining in the new Pokemon Sun and Moon demo seems to reveal new Pokemon, new Alola forms, the starter creatures’ final evolutions, and a new kind of Pikachu. The demo for Nintendo’s upc...

By Maxwell Jeffery on 18 October 2016
Maroon 5 Music Video Lampoons Pokemon GO

Maroon 5 Music Video Lampoons Pokemon GO

Maroon 5 releases their music video for “Don’t Wanna Know”, parodying the Pokemon GO craze as the band attempts to avoid capture by mobile phone-wielding fans. The Pokemon GO mobile game ph...

By Cody Gravelle on 17 October 2016
Pokemon Generations Episode Features Primal Groudon

Pokemon Generations Episode Features Primal Groudon

The seventh episode of Pokemon Generations features the villainous Team Magma and the disastrous consequences of their plan to awaken the mythical Pokemon Groudon. The newest episode of Pok...

By Maxwell Jeffery on 16 October 2016
Pokemon GO: No Plans For Improved Tracker Tool

Pokemon GO: No Plans For Improved Tracker Tool

Niantic reveals that there are no firm plans to release an improved Pokemon GO tracker tool for all users, after removing the original tracker alongside the closure of third-party sites. Al...

By Rob Gordon on 15 October 2016
Pokemon Sun and Moon: New Evolutions and Alola Forms

Pokemon Sun and Moon: New Evolutions and Alola Forms

A new trailer arrives for Pokemon Sun and Moon, revealing never-seen-before evolutions to the new Alola Pokemon, as well as an Alola form for Grimer and Muk. With Pokemon Sun and Moon relea...

By Maxwell Jeffery on 15 October 2016
Pokken Tournament Sees Scizor Join The Roster

Pokken Tournament Sees Scizor Join The Roster

The Pokemon Company reveals Scizor as the next playable character joining the roster of the popular Pokemon fighting game Pokken Tournament – although it’s an arcade exclusive. Fighting gam...

By Riley Little on 14 October 2016
Mythical Pokemon Volcanion Codes Hit GameStop and GAME

Mythical Pokemon Volcanion Codes Hit GameStop and GAME

GameStop and GAME offer a special download code that will allow players with copies of Pokemon X & Y or Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire to receive a Volcanion. Catching ’em all in the Pok...

By Sarah Fields on 12 October 2016
Pokemon GO: Pokemon Gym Encounters Now Count As 'Seen'

Pokemon GO: Pokemon Gym Encounters Now Count As 'Seen'

Niantic quietly rolls out a Pokemon GO tweak, causing the Pokedex to record encounters with Pokemon in Gyms in addition to the existing wild Pokemon encounters. Although Niantic generally a...

By Sarah Fields on 08 October 2016
Pokemon GO Update Arrives With Gym Training Changes

Pokemon GO Update Arrives With Gym Training Changes

Niantic announces a new update for Pokemon GO that makes changes to gym training, decreases evolution animation time, adds catch bonuses, and tweaks egg incubation. Pokemon GO may not be th...

By Dalton Cooper on 08 October 2016
10 Video Game Rivalries Fiercer Than Trump and Clinton

10 Video Game Rivalries Fiercer Than Trump and Clinton

People all over the world are following the fierce political rivalry between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, but these 10 video game rivalries are even fiercer. Every four years in the Un...

By Dalton Cooper on 02 October 2016
Pokemon Generations First Two Episodes Available

Pokemon Generations First Two Episodes Available

The new internet-based Pokemon animated series, Pokemon Generations, recently posted its first two episodes on YouTube today and is available to everyone. Just days after the series was ann...

By Curt Hutson on 21 September 2016
Pokemon Sun and Moon: All the New Pokemon

Pokemon Sun and Moon: All the New Pokemon

A complete list of all the new Pokemon revealed for Pokemon Sun and Moon so far, including Alola-specific creatures, Alolan form Pokemon, Ultra Beasts, and more! Whenever new main series Po...

By Dalton Cooper on 15 September 2016
Pokemon GO Plus Having Issues on Android

Pokemon GO Plus Having Issues on Android

It seems that Android users are being left behind by Niantic again, as the newly-released Pokemon GO Plus devices are having issues with many smartphones. Ever since the release of Niantic’...

By Maxwell Jeffery on 14 September 2016
Pokemon GO Guide: How to Use Pokemon GO Plus

Pokemon GO Guide: How to Use Pokemon GO Plus

Now that the Pokemon GO Plus accessory is available for Pokemon GO players, we explain how to set up the device, how to catch Pokemon with it, and much more! After the device was delayed ea...

By Dalton Cooper on 14 September 2016
Pokemon GO Will Release for Android Watches

Pokemon GO Will Release for Android Watches

Android Wear users are in luck, as dataminers at the Pokemon GO Hub have confirmed that the app will be coming to the smartwatch devices in the near future. Global sensation Pokemon GO may...

By Maxwell Jeffery on 14 September 2016
Pokemon GO Dev Talks Pokemon Battles Between Players

Pokemon GO Dev Talks Pokemon Battles Between Players

Niantic Labs CEO John Hanke talks about the future of Pokemon GO, and discusses the interest in trainers battling each other and whether it will come to the game. Pokemon GO‘s initial debut...

By Sarah Fields on 14 September 2016
Two New Pokemon Sun and Moon Ultra Beasts Appear

Two New Pokemon Sun and Moon Ultra Beasts Appear

A brand new trailer for Pokemon Sun and Moon releases today, revealing the Ultra Beasts Absorption and Beauty, but keeps their origins shrouded in mystery. While Pokemon GO has been breakin...

By Fred Harvey on 14 September 2016
Pokemon GO Guide: How To Equip A Buddy Pokemon

Pokemon GO Guide: How To Equip A Buddy Pokemon

Pokemon GO’s latest update adds the Buddy feature and this walk will explain how to equip a Pokemon and start earning candy by walking around in the real world. After a few days of awkward...

By Denny Connolly on 14 September 2016
Pokemon Generations Animation Series Announced

Pokemon Generations Animation Series Announced

Nintendo releases a trailer promoting a new Pokemon anime series based on the entire span of the games thus far, and reveals that it will be free to watch online. Nintendo, Game Freak, and...

By Sarah Fields on 13 September 2016
Pokemon GO: Buddy Update Launches After Delays

Pokemon GO: Buddy Update Launches After Delays

After much anticipation, Niantic finally releases the hotly anticipated Buddy update for Pokemon GO, allowing fans to take their Pokemon for walks to earn candies. After a delay, and despit...

By Riley Little on 13 September 2016
Report: Pokemon GO Paying Player Total Has Dropped 79%

Report: Pokemon GO Paying Player Total Has Dropped 79%

Despite dropping a whopping 79% in paying players since its peak in mid-July, Pokemon GO still remains the most profitable mobile game currently on the marketplace. Despite many writing off...

By Riley Little on 13 September 2016
Pokemon Player Collects All Pokemon Without Progressing

Pokemon Player Collects All Pokemon Without Progressing

Pokemon X player fills the Pokedex without progressing in the game by leveling up the Pokemon from the original area and trading with other Pokemon trainers. One of the best things about R...

By Boston Blake on 13 September 2016
Pokemon GO Buddy System Update is Released

Pokemon GO Buddy System Update is Released

Pokemon GO finally gets another way for players to earn candy for their favorite creatures, in the form of a new buddy system that releases in today’s update. Last week, Niantic revealed i...

By Maxwell Jeffery on 12 September 2016
Pokemon GO: Pikachu Buddy System Easter Egg

Pokemon GO: Pikachu Buddy System Easter Egg

Pokemon GO fans discover an Easter Egg added to the game in the buddy system update that sees Pikachu jumping on the player’s shoulder after walking 10km. By now, it’s no secret that the n...

By Dalton Cooper on 12 September 2016
10 Most Controversial Video Games Ever

10 Most Controversial Video Games Ever

Featuring games like Bully, Grand Theft Auto, and South Park: The Stick of Truth, Game Rant names the 10 most controversial video games produced to date. As one of the world’s largest enter...

By Dalton Cooper on 12 September 2016
Pokemon GO Plus Watch Has a New Release Date

Pokemon GO Plus Watch Has a New Release Date

Nintendo announces the release date for the Pokemon GO Plus watch, which allows users to collect items and capture Pokemon without having to open their phones. When investors realized that...

By Dalton Cooper on 11 September 2016
Pokemon GO: Distance To Walk For Candy For Each Pokemon

Pokemon GO: Distance To Walk For Candy For Each Pokemon

With the buddy update arriving for Pokemon GO, eager walkers-turned-trainers can check out this guide to see how many kilometres they’ll need to walk to get candy for each monster. The late...

By Riley Little on 11 September 2016
Study: Pokemon GO is Serious Distraction for Drivers

Study: Pokemon GO is Serious Distraction for Drivers

A new study published by JAMA Internal Medicine reveals shocking statistics about how many drivers are distracted because they’re pla...

By Dalton Cooper on 11 September 2016
Pokemon GO Has Been Downloaded Over 500 Million Times

Pokemon GO Has Been Downloaded Over 500 Million Times

Shortly after announcing Pokemon GO for the Apple Smart Watch, Niantic reveals impressive statistics about the success of the popular mobile game so far. While developer Niantic is working...

By Dalton Cooper on 11 September 2016
Pokemon Sun and Moon Features Professor Oak's Cousin

Pokemon Sun and Moon Features Professor Oak's Cousin

The newest trailer for Pokemon Sun and Moon hides a familiar face, causing fans to speculate over the Oak family’s significance in Nintendo’s upcoming handheld title. The more gamers learn...

By Cody Gravelle on 09 September 2016
Pokemon GO Hybrids Will Haunt Your Nightmares

Pokemon GO Hybrids Will Haunt Your Nightmares

Twitter artist BrachyZoid recreates screenshots of Pokemon GO Pokemon that appear to be fused together, creating terrifying Pokemon hybrid monstrosities. Pokemon GO, despite its incredible...

By Dalton Cooper on 09 September 2016
Pokemon Sun & Moon Adding Pokemon Snap Type Feature

Pokemon Sun & Moon Adding Pokemon Snap Type Feature

Pokemon Snap might not be getting a remaster any time soon, but Pokemon Sun and Moon players will be able to recreate the classic experience using the new Poke Finder feature. Today has been h...

By Maxwell Jeffery on 06 September 2016
Pokemon GO Guide: Buddy System

Pokemon GO Guide: Buddy System

Learn all about the buddy system that is being added to Pokemon GO in a future update, including how much distance needs to be walked to earn extra candy. From the outset, Niantic has made it c...

By Dalton Cooper on 04 September 2016
Snorlax Stands Up in New Pokemon Sun and Moon Trailer

Snorlax Stands Up in New Pokemon Sun and Moon Trailer

A new trailer officially releases for Pokemon Sun and Moon, showing off a new Alola form for Rattata, special Z-Moves, and Snorlax finally getting in-gear. If gamers ever needed another reason...

By Maxwell Jeffery on 01 September 2016
Pokemon GO Dev Will Reverse Some Bans

Pokemon GO Dev Will Reverse Some Bans

Pokemon GO developer Niantic reveals that some banned players who used third-party apps to view Pokemon spawning areas will have their access to the game restored. Many gamers were shocked to...

By Sarah Fields on 31 August 2016
French Education Minister: Ban Rare Pokemon at Schools

French Education Minister: Ban Rare Pokemon at Schools

The French education minister calls for rare Pokemon GO creatures to be banned in schools, suggesting that they could attract non-students who pose a threat. While Pokémon GO may offer plenty o...

By Jasmine Henry on 30 August 2016
Pokemon: Build-A-Bear Releases Eevee Stuffed Animal

Pokemon: Build-A-Bear Releases Eevee Stuffed Animal

Build-a-Bear announces the next stuffed animal to join its Pokemon lineup, revealing an adorable Eevee plush with two separate costumes that fans can buy for it. Pokemon is seeing a major boom...

By Sarah Fields on 30 August 2016
Pokemon Player Beats Permadeath Run Using Rattata

Pokemon Player Beats Permadeath Run Using Rattata

Being the very best is hard, especially for Twitch streamer Pokemon Challenges who recently took on Pokemon Fire Red in a perma-death run – using only a Rattata. Throughout the 20 years since...

By Maxwell Jeffery on 29 August 2016
Pokemon GO Getting Homebrew Release for Dreamcast VMU

Pokemon GO Getting Homebrew Release for Dreamcast VMU

One intrepid Dreamcast Visual Memory Unit homebrew developer takes it upon themselves to bring Pokemon GO over to the device, with a VMU port of the title in the pipeline. Although Pokemon GO h...

By Rob Gordon on 29 August 2016
Playing Pokemon GO While Driving May Soon Be Illegal

Playing Pokemon GO While Driving May Soon Be Illegal

Lawmakers in California introduce a bill that would make it illegal to play Pokemon GO and other distracting mobile games while operating a motor vehicle. Japan was one of the last regions to...

By Dalton Cooper on 28 August 2016
1,000,000 EXP Pokemon Go Charity Run Results in Ban

1,000,000 EXP Pokemon Go Charity Run Results in Ban

A Pokemon Go player attempting to earn a record breaking 1,000,000 experience in a single day is now banned after triggering a Niantic anti-botting measure. With the success of Pokemon Go, many...

By Rory Young on 24 August 2016
Pokemon GO Player Gets Entire Country Banned

Pokemon GO Player Gets Entire Country Banned

By targeting a national cell phone carrier’s IP address, one Pokemon GO player gets the entire country of Belgium banned from the game for a couple days. Unsurprisingly, the incredible success...

By Boston Blake on 24 August 2016
Pokemon Sun and Moon Features Pokemon Tossing Mini-Game

Pokemon Sun and Moon Features Pokemon Tossing Mini-Game

Pokemon Sun and Moon introduces a new mini-game which tasks the Pokemon trainer with throwing as many of the beached Pyukumuku back into the ocean as they can. The Pokemon series has included...

By Sarah Fields on 23 August 2016
Lucky Pokemon GO Player Lives On Top Of Rare Spawnpoint

Lucky Pokemon GO Player Lives On Top Of Rare Spawnpoint

One Pokemon GO player cannot believe their luck, as their condo acts as a spawnpoint for a variety of incredibly hard-to-find Pokemon available for the mobile sensation. As soon as Pokemon GO...

By Rob Gordon on 23 August 2016
Pokemon Go Helped 3DS Sales, According to Nintendo

Pokemon Go Helped 3DS Sales, According to Nintendo

Nintendo claims that the success of Pokemon GO helps to raise sales of the 3DS, as the handheld console gets named as the best selling system of July 2015. Earlier this year we claimed that 20...

By Maxwell Jeffery on 21 August 2016
Pokemon GO 'Tours' Selling for $200 in Europe

Pokemon GO 'Tours' Selling for $200 in Europe

One touring company gets in on the Pokemon GO obsession, offering a variety of walking and driving tours in the U.S. and Europe so trainers can catch ’em all. Pokemon GO has had an unexpected...

By Sarah Fields on 20 August 2016
Pokemon Sun and Moon Get Crab With Boxing Gloves

Pokemon Sun and Moon Get Crab With Boxing Gloves

The Pokemon Company releases a new trailer for Pokemon Sun and Moon, revealing the new Pokemon Crabrawler, Sandygast, Palossand, and Stufful and their abilities. Just yesterday, The Pokemon Co...

By Dalton Cooper on 19 August 2016
Pokemon GO Could Be Banned From This French Town

Pokemon GO Could Be Banned From This French Town

The mayor of a small town in France has sent an official decree to Niantic requesting that they remove everything Pokemon GO related from within the town’s borders. Pokemon GO may be a global...

By John Jacques on 19 August 2016
Pokemon GO Bans are Going Out Right Now

Pokemon GO Bans are Going Out Right Now

The long-awaited fallout for Pokemon GO users who have cheated, at least according to Niantic, seems to be happening as account termination notifications have begun. Back in the halcyon days o...

By Cody Gravelle on 18 August 2016
Pokemon GO Hit With Class Action Lawsuit

Pokemon GO Hit With Class Action Lawsuit

Niantic, Nintendo and The Pokemon Company face a class-action lawsuit from a couple who are upset about Pokemon GO players trespassing on their property. About two weeks ago, Pokemon GO develo...

By Jason Gallagher on 17 August 2016
Pokemon Snap Coming to Wii U Virtual Console in Europe

Pokemon Snap Coming to Wii U Virtual Console in Europe

Nintendo announces the release date for Pokemon Snap on Wii U Virtual Console in Europe, but makes no mention of a potential North American release of the game. Back in April, Nintendo release...

By Dalton Cooper on 17 August 2016
Pokemon GO: Volkswagen Employees Banned From Playing

Pokemon GO: Volkswagen Employees Banned From Playing

German vehicles manufacturer Volkswagen bans its employees from playing Pokemon GO, fearing that it could potentially be used for corporate espionage. Niantic’s augmented-reality app Pokemon G...

By Jasmine Henry on 16 August 2016
Pokemon GO: Perma Bans for GPS Spoofing

Pokemon GO: Perma Bans for GPS Spoofing

Pokémon GO developer is taking cheating in the mobile game seriously and is starting to perma ban accounts that use game exploits like GPS spoofing. Pokémon GO asks players to venture out into the r...

By Denny Connolly on 16 August 2016
Pokemon Uranium Still Alive Despite Nintendo Takedown

Pokemon Uranium Still Alive Despite Nintendo Takedown

The developers of the fan-made Pokemon Uranium reveal the game’s player count, and discuss content that they plan on adding to the project in future updates. Pokemon fans are waiting patiently for th...

By Dalton Cooper on 16 August 2016
Pokemon Uranium Taken Down After Nintendo Notices

Pokemon Uranium Taken Down After Nintendo Notices

After the release of Pokemon Uranium just a few days ago, the development team removes the fan-made game due to multiple takedown notices from Nintendo. Fan-made video game projects are usually made...

By Alexander Pan on 14 August 2016
Pokemon GO's Improved Tracker Tool is in Beta Testing

Pokemon GO's Improved Tracker Tool is in Beta Testing

Niantic’s latest Pokemon GO update introduces a new iteration of the ‘nearby’ monster tracking system — but not all players have access to the feature just yet. When Niantic removed the foo...

By Brad Jones on 13 August 2016
1 Million UK Pokemon GO Players Have Spent Money on App

1 Million UK Pokemon GO Players Have Spent Money on App

One study reveals that Pokemon GO is a huge success in the UK, with 6.1 million downloads and over 1 million of those users spending money on the game. Pokemon GO took the United States by storm when...

By Sarah Fields on 12 August 2016
Pokemon GO Players in Florida Being Stalked by a Clown

Pokemon GO Players in Florida Being Stalked by a Clown

Wrinkles the Clown, a deranged performer that can be hired to scare people as a prank, is seen stalking unsuspecting Pokemon GO players in southwest Florida. Over the past couple of years, a c...

By Dalton Cooper on 12 August 2016
Pokemon Uranium Fan Game With Nuclear Pokemon Releases

Pokemon Uranium Fan Game With Nuclear Pokemon Releases

After years in development, the creative development team behind the fan-made creation Pokemon Uranium officially release the game to expectant fans for free. Fan projects based off of existin...

By Sarah Fields on 11 August 2016
Pokemon Sun & Moon: Meet Team Skull In Latest Trailer

Pokemon Sun & Moon: Meet Team Skull In Latest Trailer

The Pokemon Company releases its latest trailer for the upcoming Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon games, showcasing a number of previously leaked creatures and the fearsome Team Skull. Catching ’e...

By Riley Little on 11 August 2016
Twitch Bans Pokemon GO Streams That Use Cheats

Twitch Bans Pokemon GO Streams That Use Cheats

Twitch announces that users using cheats for their streams of mobile title Pokemon GO will be on the receiving end of punishment, up to and including bans. Online streaming service Twitch and...

By Rob Gordon on 11 August 2016
Pokemon Sun & Moon: Never Before Seen Alola Form Leaks

Pokemon Sun & Moon: Never Before Seen Alola Form Leaks

While fans are eager to see the new Pokemon that await them in Sun and Moon later this year, a new leak has seemingly arrived confirming a handful of new creatures. A number of new photos pert...

By Riley Little on 11 August 2016
Pokemon GO Causes Surge in Battery Pack Sales

Pokemon GO Causes Surge in Battery Pack Sales

Pokemon GO impacts the economy again, this time causing the sales of external battery packs for mobile devices to increase dramatically in just two weeks. While far from every Pokemon GO player has...

By Sarah Fields on 10 August 2016
New Pokemon and Alolan Forms Leak

New Pokemon and Alolan Forms Leak

Pokemon Sun and Moon will see even more classic creatures getting new Alolan forms as Meowth and Marowak join the party – alongside several never-seen-before Pokemon. Japanese magazine CoroCo...

By Maxwell Jeffery on 09 August 2016
Pokemon GO: Closer Look At New Tracking Tool

Pokemon GO: Closer Look At New Tracking Tool

A new update just rolled out for Pokemon GO that fixes several important issues and implements a new tracking feature only available to a small group of players. Niantic released a new update...

By Curt Hutson on 09 August 2016
Pokemon GO Reaches $200 Million in First Month

Pokemon GO Reaches $200 Million in First Month

Pokemon GO smashes app sales records earning $200 million in revenue worldwide in its first month of release beating out Candy Crush and Clash of Clans. Pokemon GO has had a bit of trouble the...

By Fred Harvey on 09 August 2016
Pokemon GO Cheating Apps Are Still Available

Pokemon GO Cheating Apps Are Still Available

While Niantic has gone to great effort to shut down third-party tracking apps for Pokemon GO, the company has done little to stop an entirely different type of cheating app. Pokemon GO develop...

By Fred Harvey on 08 August 2016
Pokemon GO Update Adds New Tracking & More

Pokemon GO Update Adds New Tracking & More

Pokemon GO receives a new update which fixes a variety of bugs, brings back the use of the battery saver for iPhone players, and tweaks the Pokemon tracker. Niantic has continued to roll out...

By Sarah Fields on 08 August 2016
Pokemon GO Guide: How To Use The New Sightings Tool

Pokemon GO Guide: How To Use The New Sightings Tool

The latest Pokemon GO patch replaced the Nearby tracking tool with a new tool called Sightings. Here is how to use it to attempt to find the Pokemon near you. Pokemon GO got off to an amazing...

By Denny Connolly on 08 August 2016
Pokemon GO Banned in Iran

Pokemon GO Banned in Iran

The Iranian government decides to ban its people from playing the popular augmented reality mobile game Pokemon GO, citing security concerns as the reason. Since its release last month, Pokemo...

By Dalton Cooper on 07 August 2016
Pokemon GO Dev Takes Legendary Pokemon Away From Cheats

Pokemon GO Dev Takes Legendary Pokemon Away From Cheats

Pokemon Go developer Niantic is cracking down on cheaters who obtained legendary Pokemon like Articuno ahead of schedule, completely removing the creatures from their accounts. It’s been a pr...

By Jason Gallagher on 04 August 2016
Pokemon GO Bug Makes Catching Pokemon Harder

Pokemon GO Bug Makes Catching Pokemon Harder

The latest Pokemon GO update contains several bugs that makes it much more difficult to throw pokeballs accurately, as well as increasing the likelihood that pokemon will escape. Recently, an...

By Fred Harvey on 04 August 2016
Pokemon GO Revenue Reaches $160 Million

Pokemon GO Revenue Reaches $160 Million

A mobile application monitoring website reports that Pokemon GO has now made over 160 million dollars in revenue, and posts some interesting statistics about the application. Pokemon GO may be...

By John Jacques on 04 August 2016
Pokemon GO Players Threaten Man's Dog Over Lure

Pokemon GO Players Threaten Man's Dog Over Lure

Some Pokemon GO players take playing the game way too far, threatening a man’s pet over his reluctance to drop a lure for them while out walking his dog. When games inspire the kind of fervent...

By Cody Gravelle on 04 August 2016
Pokemon GO Will Return Battery Saver Mode to iOS Soon

Pokemon GO Will Return Battery Saver Mode to iOS Soon

The developer behind Pokemon GO provides gamers with an update on the battery saver mode for its immensely popular mobile game. Don’t worry, it’s on the way. Despite how popular the game has b...

By Riley Little on 04 August 2016
Olympic Gymnast Racks up $5,000 Pokemon GO Bill

Olympic Gymnast Racks up $5,000 Pokemon GO Bill

The Pokemon GO craze has spread worldwide, and even Olympians are getting in on it. Unfortunately, international data isn’t cheap, as one Japanese athlete recently discovered. It’s hard to ove...

By Cody Gravelle on 04 August 2016
Pokemon GO Companies Sued Over Trespassing Issues

Pokemon GO Companies Sued Over Trespassing Issues

New Jersey resident Jeffrey Marder files a lawsuit against Nintendo, Niantic, and The Pokemon Company, claiming Pokemon GO encourages people to trespass on his property. Since its launch last...

By Dalton Cooper on 03 August 2016
Why Pokemon GO Tracking Sites Were Shut Down

Why Pokemon GO Tracking Sites Were Shut Down

Pokemon GO developer Niantic gives a detailed explanation about why it closed down popular Pokemon tracking sites like Pokevision, citing server issues for the action. Despite being a resounding suc...

By Boston Blake on 03 August 2016
Pokemon GO: Tracking Tool Improvement Suggestions

Pokemon GO: Tracking Tool Improvement Suggestions

Pokemon GO doesn’t currently have a tracking tool, but multiple players are posting suggestions of how they think Niantic should introduce a new and improved tracking system. After the remova...

By Denny Connolly on 03 August 2016
NX Will Have New Mario, Pokemon Games in Launch Window

NX Will Have New Mario, Pokemon Games in Launch Window

Alongside the new Zelda game, sources close to Nintendo suggest that the NX console will also be receiving Pokemon and Mario titles in its release window. Having strong launch titles is something tha...

By Maxwell Jeffery on 02 August 2016
Parents Chose Pokemon GO Over Watching Toddler

Parents Chose Pokemon GO Over Watching Toddler

The parents of a toddler are charged with child neglect and endangerment after abandoning their child in order to play Niantic’s popular mobile title Pokemon GO. Since Pokemon GO launched, the...

By Rob Gordon on 02 August 2016
Pokemon GO Bug Causes Pokemon To Change After Capture

Pokemon GO Bug Causes Pokemon To Change After Capture

A new bug is being reported in Pokemon GO that transforms Pokemon into another one altogether after being caught, causing more headaches for trainers. Just days after the controversial update...

By Curt Hutson on 02 August 2016
Pokemon Sun & Moon: In Defense of the New Alola Forms

Pokemon Sun & Moon: In Defense of the New Alola Forms

One Game Rant editor takes a look at the inspiration for the new Alola forms in Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon in an attempt to defend the premise of such creatures. Messing with longstanding franchise...

By Riley Little on 02 August 2016
Pokémon GO Players Escape Dangerous Tide in England

Pokémon GO Players Escape Dangerous Tide in England

A group of English Pokemon GO players head out to an island without considering the incoming high tide and narrowly escape the dangerous rising water. It became apparent during the first week...

By Denny Connolly on 01 August 2016
Pokemon GO Dev Will Remove Pokestops If Requested

Pokemon GO Dev Will Remove Pokestops If Requested

Pokemon GO developer Niantic appears to be responding to requests to remove Pokestops if they are known to be causing problems for local businesses or the surrounding community. One of the mo...

By Jason Gallagher on 01 August 2016
New Pokemon GO Tracking Site Appears

New Pokemon GO Tracking Site Appears

A new mobile app surfaces that functions a lot like Pokevision, allowing Pokemon GO players to accurately track Pokemon, find rare Pokemon, and know how long they are available. When sites lik...

By Anthony Taormina on 01 August 2016
Pokemon GO Players Have Begun Requesting Refunds

Pokemon GO Players Have Begun Requesting Refunds

Pokemon GO players request and receive refunds following the removal of the game’s tracking system and the forced shutdown of some third party websites. Pokemon GO remains one of the most pop...

By Jason Gallagher on 01 August 2016
Pokemon GO Developer Shuts Down Sites Like Pokevision

Pokemon GO Developer Shuts Down Sites Like Pokevision

Two major third-party Pokemon GO Pokemon tracking websites cease operations on the same day, likely indicating that they were forced to shut down by Niantic. Due in part to the broken Pokemon...

By Sarah Fields on 31 July 2016
Pokemon GO Usage Dropped Off After Three-Step Bug

Pokemon GO Usage Dropped Off After Three-Step Bug

A new survey reveals that the number of gamers actively playing Pokemon GO has been gradually falling ever since the three-step Pokemon Tracker bug began. Pokemon GO has experienced remarkable...

By Sarah Fields on 31 July 2016
Pokemon GO Updates To Be Careful With PokeStops, Gyms

Pokemon GO Updates To Be Careful With PokeStops, Gyms

Pokemon GO‘s marketing director explains that The Pokemon Company will be mindful of real-world locations not necessarily wanting a PokeStop or Gym at their location. Pokemon GO has already h...

By Sarah Fields on 30 July 2016
Pokemon GO Guide: Catching Region Exclusive Pokemon

Pokemon GO Guide: Catching Region Exclusive Pokemon

Catching them all in Pokemon GO is no easy feat, but this trick will help trainers snag all of the region exclusive Pokemon without leaving their own continent. Although Pokemon GO is full of plent...

By Denny Connolly on 29 July 2016
Pokemon GO: These GPS Cheating Apps Could Get You A Ban

Pokemon GO: These GPS Cheating Apps Could Get You A Ban

Pokemon GO requires players to leave the comfort of their own a home – a feature that has led to many people heading for a ban, as GPS spoofing becomes a popular workaround. Pokemon GO has be...

By Maxwell Jeffery on 28 July 2016
Pokemon GO Player Uses Car Autopilot to Catch Pokemon

Pokemon GO Player Uses Car Autopilot to Catch Pokemon

Pokemon GO has been both a source of community inspiration and the foundation for some really dumb ideas, and one gamer’s use of autopilot definitely falls into the latter. Pokemon GO has bee...

By Cody Gravelle on 28 July 2016
Pokemon GO: How to Trigger Pokemon Spawns

Pokemon GO: How to Trigger Pokemon Spawns

By now most gamers are well aware of Pokémon GO, the massive mobile phenomenon that has been dominating the conversation for the past few weeks. Many are even engrossed in the experience, desp...

By Anthony Taormina on 28 July 2016
Pokemon GO Hunt Results in Late-Night Shootout

Pokemon GO Hunt Results in Late-Night Shootout

A group of Las Vegas Pokemon GO players are targeted by armed robbers in a park, but one armed player fights back, drawing a weapon and starting a shootout. While Pokemon GO draws a lot of people t...

By Sarah Fields on 27 July 2016
Thousands of Pokemon GO Players Fall for Mewtwo Prank in Japan

Thousands of Pokemon GO Players Fall for Mewtwo Prank in Japan

Thousands of Pokemon GO players flock to Tsuruma Park in Nagoya, Japan after a prank pulled them in with the hopes of catching the Legendary Mewtwo. Evidently, that didn’t pan out. As any Pokemon f...

By Riley Little on 27 July 2016
Pokemon GO Has Been Downloaded 75 Million Times

Pokemon GO Has Been Downloaded 75 Million Times

Sensor Tower, an analytics firm specializing in mobile apps, estimates that Pokemon GO has already accumulated a staggering 75 million user downloads. At this point in its brief existence, most of...

By Cody Gravelle on 27 July 2016
Pokemon GO Will Stop Gym Poaching

Pokemon GO Will Stop Gym Poaching

Niantic CEO John Hanke promises that the Pokemon GO developer will take steps to eliminate Gym poaching from the game, hopefully alleviating one of its major issues. During the Pokémon GO panel at...

By Anthony Taormina on 26 July 2016
Pokemon GO Guide: Every Type's Strengths and Weaknesses

Pokemon GO Guide: Every Type's Strengths and Weaknesses

This Pokemon GO guide helps new Pokemon trainers be successful in gym battles by explaining all the different Pokemon types, their strengths, and weaknesses. The millions of people that have b...

By Dalton Cooper on 26 July 2016
Pokemon GO Guide: Where to Find Specific Pokemon

Pokemon GO Guide: Where to Find Specific Pokemon

Pokemon GO‘s tracking system has left a lot of players frustrated and looking for alternatives. Here’s how to locate specific Pokemon while Niantic is working on an upgrade. Pokemon GO has be...

By Cody Gravelle on 26 July 2016
Twitch Streamer Swatted While Playing Pokemon GO

Twitch Streamer Swatted While Playing Pokemon GO

Twitch streamer Summit1G has a scary experience while playing Pokemon GO in a public park as he becomes the latest gaming celebrity to fall victim to a “Swatting” prank. While Pokemon GO is clearly a...

By Jason Gallagher on 26 July 2016
Pokemon GO Guide: How to Use Incense Correctly

Pokemon GO Guide: How to Use Incense Correctly

Incense is a valuable tool in any Pokemon GO trainer’s arsenal, but using it with these tips will make it an even more effective way of catching Pokemon. Catching Pokemon is how players get anythin...

By Sarah Fields on 26 July 2016
How to Use Lucky Eggs for Max XP

How to Use Lucky Eggs for Max XP

Lucky Eggs are one of Pokemon GO’s most powerful items and this strategy will teach trainers how to use the double experience boost to power level through the game. One of the great things about Po...

By Denny Connolly on 26 July 2016
Pokemon GO Guide: How to Hold Gyms Longer

Pokemon GO Guide: How to Hold Gyms Longer

Pokemon Gyms are one of the most important elements of Pokemon GO, and this strategy will help newer and experienced players alike hold Gyms longer and reap the rewards. While Pokemon GO has only b...

By Cody Gravelle on 26 July 2016
GR Pick: Sir David Attenborough Narrating Pokemon GO

GR Pick: Sir David Attenborough Narrating Pokemon GO

One creative group pairs the legendary naturalist Sir David Attenborough with footage of Pokemon GO, creating a glimpse of what a Pokemon nature show could be like. Pokemon has seen its fair share...

By Sarah Fields on 26 July 2016
Pokemon GO Could Add Pokemon Centers

Pokemon GO Could Add Pokemon Centers

Speaking at San Diego Comic-Con this weekend, Niantic CEO John Hanke hinted that Pokemon Centers could be introduced to Pokemon GO in a future update. Pokemon GO has been available for a matter of...

By Brad Jones on 26 July 2016
Pokemon GO Team Leaders Revealed

Pokemon GO Team Leaders Revealed

At its Comic-Con 2016 panel, Pokemon GO developer Niantic reveals the team leaders for the three teams in the game and teases future legendary Pokemon release events. When Pokémon GO first debuted...

By Anthony Taormina on 25 July 2016
11 Dumbest Looking Pokemon

11 Dumbest Looking Pokemon

With over 700 Pokemon known to the world, some of them were bound to be poorly designed. These 11 Pokemon in particular are the dumbest looking of the bunch. When the Pokemon franchise debuted, the...

By Dalton Cooper on 24 July 2016
Pokemon GO: Here Are the Region-Specific Pokemon

Pokemon GO: Here Are the Region-Specific Pokemon

Reports suggest that a number of Pokemon in Pokemon GO are specific to different regions of the world. Read on to find out where to catch these elusive monsters. Although all 151 of the original ge...

By Rob Gordon on 24 July 2016
Teens Cross US-Canada Border Playing Pokemon GO

Teens Cross US-Canada Border Playing Pokemon GO

United States Border Patrol agents pick up a pair of Canadian teenagers who had inadvertently entered the United States illegally while playing Pokemon GO. Although Pokemon GO already warns users t...

By Rob Gordon on 24 July 2016
South Park Won't Have A Pokemon GO Episode

South Park Won't Have A Pokemon GO Episode

During the South Park 20th anniversary panel at San Diego Comic-Con, the possibility of a Pokemon GO-inspired episode was brought up – but it sounds as if there won’t be one. There are few shows th...

By Riley Little on 23 July 2016
Pokemon GO Japanese Launch Delayed

Pokemon GO Japanese Launch Delayed

In what remains one of the stranger news stories stemming from the staggered Pokemon GO global release, Japanese gamers still don’t have their hands on the game. It’s hard to remember the last time...

By Cody Gravelle on 23 July 2016
Pokemon GO Player Drives into Cop Car

Pokemon GO Player Drives into Cop Car

Watch as a Pokemon GO player in Baltimore, Maryland ends up sideswiping a parked police vehicle while trying to play the game and drive at the same time. As soon as Pokemon GO launched, a police st...

By Dalton Cooper on 23 July 2016
Pokemon GO Guide: Trainer Rewards For Every Level

Pokemon GO Guide: Trainer Rewards For Every Level

Leveling trainers in Pokemon GO can be a daunting task, but luckily, there are plenty of incentives to keep going and important milestones that help players catch even the most elusive Pokémon. Whe...

By Curt Hutson on 23 July 2016
Pokemon GO is Boosting Sales for GameStop

Pokemon GO is Boosting Sales for GameStop

GameStop claims that the augmented reality game Pokemon GO has caused a significant boost in sales and foot traffic at stores that have been designated PokeStops and Gyms. People and organizations...

By Fred Harvey on 23 July 2016
Pokemon GO Gym and PokeStop Request Form is Now Closed

Pokemon GO Gym and PokeStop Request Form is Now Closed

Niantic announces it’s no longer taking requests for new Pokemon GO Gym and PokeStop locations, while also adding a form to request the removal of a Gym or PokeStop. One of the most surprising resu...

By Fred Harvey on 23 July 2016
Opinion: Nostalgia Is What Makes Pokemon GO Work

Opinion: Nostalgia Is What Makes Pokemon GO Work

With mobile sensation Pokemon GO seemingly going from strength to strength, one Game Rant writer takes a look at exactly how important nostalgia is for the success of the game. In a year full of hu...

By Rob Gordon on 22 July 2016
Pokemon GO: High Level Players Face Major Scaling Issue

Pokemon GO: High Level Players Face Major Scaling Issue

One Pokemon GO player posts their experience reaching level 30, explaining that climbing past that rank is nearly impossible at this time, and that changes need to be made. Like all games, leveling...

By Sarah Fields on 22 July 2016
Detective Pikachu to be First Live Action Pokemon Film

Detective Pikachu to be First Live Action Pokemon Film

Legendary Pictures announces its acquisition of the film rights to the Pokemon franchise, with the first live action Pokemon film focusing on Detective Pikachu. A few months ago, reports indicated...

By Dalton Cooper on 22 July 2016
Pokemon GO Needs New Features Now

Pokemon GO Needs New Features Now

One writer explains why Pokemon GO needs to add world events and new features to keep the attention of the casual audience, but why Niantic might not pull it off. Casual and hardcore gamers have be...

By Denny Connolly on 22 July 2016
Snowden Director: Pokemon GO is Invasion of Privacy

Snowden Director: Pokemon GO is Invasion of Privacy

Director Oliver Stone accuses Pokemon GO of being a massive security threat during a panel for his upcoming film Snowden at the 2016 San Diego Comic-Con. While the many negative news stories that s...

By Cody Gravelle on 22 July 2016
Pokemon GO Player Catches Every Pokemon in America

Pokemon GO Player Catches Every Pokemon in America

Pokemon GO has only been out in the US for a couple of weeks, but one enthusiastic Pokemon trainer has already caught every available creature in their region. From pushing Nintendo’s market value...

By Alexander Pan on 22 July 2016
Pokemon GO Guide: Every Way To Earn Experience Points

Pokemon GO Guide: Every Way To Earn Experience Points

As fun as Pokemon GO can be, it can become a grind as players begin to gain levels slower. Here’s every known method of earning XP to help plan and speed up trainer growth. Pokemon GO may be a game...

By Cody Gravelle on 22 July 2016
Pokemon GO: How To Track Pokemon While Tracker Is Down

Pokemon GO: How To Track Pokemon While Tracker Is Down

The tracker tool may be broken in Pokemon GO, but players can still hunt effectively, thanks to fan-site PokeVision which shows all Pokemon in the nearby area in real time. Pokemon GO fever continu...

By Maxwell Jeffery on 21 July 2016
Microsoft Reimagines Xbox Games As Pokemon GO Clones

Microsoft Reimagines Xbox Games As Pokemon GO Clones

Microsoft releases a trio of concept images showing Microsoft games getting the Pokemon GO spin, prompting some to wonder if the company is gauging fan interest in such an idea. Microsoft has offic...

By John Jacques on 21 July 2016
Ubisoft Impressed by Nintendo NX and Pokemon GO

Ubisoft Impressed by Nintendo NX and Pokemon GO

Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot shares his thoughts on Nintendo’s recent success with Pokemon GO before looking towards Nintendo’s future in the console market as well. While the video game industry is...

By Cody Gravelle on 20 July 2016
Pokemon GO Helps Nintendo Break Stock Market Records

Pokemon GO Helps Nintendo Break Stock Market Records

Nintendo breaks a Tokyo stock market record, thanks to the release of successful mobile game Pokemon GO, the announcement of the NES Classic, and other factors. Some may not realize this, but Ninte...

By Dalton Cooper on 20 July 2016
Justin Bieber Joins Rare Pokemon GO Hunt

Justin Bieber Joins Rare Pokemon GO Hunt

A mass of Pokemon GO gamers out to catch a Gyarados were so focused on the application that they didn’t notice when Justin Bieber joined in on the hunt. Now that Pokemon GO has released in Can...

By John Jacques on 20 July 2016
Pokemon GO: Does Eevee Need Nerfing?

Pokemon GO: Does Eevee Need Nerfing?

Eevee holds a lot of potential in Pokemon GO, to the point where fans are taking to the internet to complain about the evolution Pokemon being too over-powered. Pokemon GO has been out for a w...

By Maxwell Jeffery on 20 July 2016
Pokemon GO Purchases Are 50% of Daily Mobile Purchases

Pokemon GO Purchases Are 50% of Daily Mobile Purchases

Pokemon GO isn’t hindered by its Free-to-Play price tag when it comes to making money – with the app’s microtransactions proving to be incredibly popular. If you’ve been paying attention over the...

By Maxwell Jeffery on 19 July 2016
Pokemon GO Tracker Glitch is Making it Hard to Find Pokemon

Pokemon GO Tracker Glitch is Making it Hard to Find Pokemon

Pokemon GO players report a new bug with the massively popular mobile game that makes it almost impossible to capture desired Pokemon using the tracker. By now it’s pretty clear that Pokémon GO is...

By Anthony Taormina on 19 July 2016
Pokemon GO: 5 Ways to Make It Even Better

Pokemon GO: 5 Ways to Make It Even Better

Pokemon GO has quickly become a mobile gaming phenomenon, but there’s still room for improvement. Here are five ways Niantic can make Pokemon GO even better. Many people thought Pokemon GO was goi...

By Dalton Cooper on 18 July 2016
Police Using Pokemon GO To Lure Fugitives

Police Using Pokemon GO To Lure Fugitives

The police department of Manchester, New Hampshire, is attempting to capture fugitives through tempting suspects with the prospect of rare Pokemon GO monsters. Pokemon GO has managed to grab the at...

By Rob Gordon on 18 July 2016
Craziest Pokemon GO Stories of the Week

Craziest Pokemon GO Stories of the Week

Pokemon GO players all over the world have had many crazy stories to share since the game’s launch, and we have collected the craziest Pokemon GO stories so far. Mobile gaming sensation Pokemon GO...

By Dalton Cooper on 17 July 2016
Pokemon GO Servers Hit by DDoS Attack

Pokemon GO Servers Hit by DDoS Attack

The Pokemon GO servers are down again, this time allegedly due to the efforts of hacker group PoodleCorp who used a DDoS attack to keep fans from their Pokemon adventure. If you’re one of Pokemon G...

By Maxwell Jeffery on 17 July 2016
MMA Fighter Rolls Pokeball At Defeated Opponent

MMA Fighter Rolls Pokeball At Defeated Opponent

MMA fighter Michael Page just took the Pokemon GO craze to new heights as after knocking out Evangelista Santos, he pulls out a Pokeball and rolls it towards his downed opponent. From Pokemon GO gy...

By Alexander Pan on 17 July 2016
Pokemon GO Player Arrested Visiting Police Station

Pokemon GO Player Arrested Visiting Police Station

A Pokemon GO player unknowingly walks into a police station in search of a Pokemon gym, only to to be quickly arrested due to an outstanding warrant. Between weary players hiring drivers in order t...

By Alexander Pan on 17 July 2016
Pokemon GO Players Shot At After Trespassing

Pokemon GO Players Shot At After Trespassing

A Florida man has fired warning shots at two teenagers who were attempting to catch monsters in Pokemon GO near his property in the middle of the night. Since its release earlier this month, P...

By Brad Jones on 16 July 2016
Pokemon GO Released in Italy, Spain, and Portugal

Pokemon GO Released in Italy, Spain, and Portugal

Niantic releases the smash hit mobile gaming phenomenon Pokemon GO in more regions, with players in Italy, Spain, and Portugal now able to join in on the fun. Pokemon GO is probably the most popula...

By Dalton Cooper on 16 July 2016
Pokemon GO Guide: How To Use Tracker Tool

Pokemon GO Guide: How To Use Tracker Tool

Pokemon GO’s tracker tool is incredibly helpful, but the game doesn’t do a great job explaining how to use it. This guide explains how to find ’em all. One of the great things about Pokemon GO is...

By Denny Connolly on 15 July 2016
Pokemon GO Contest Offers $5,000 for Rare Pokemon

Pokemon GO Contest Offers $5,000 for Rare Pokemon

Ripley’s Believe it or Not announces a contest in which Pokemon GO players can compete to win $100 daily prizes and a $5000 grand prize for their Pokemon captures. Filling out the Pokedex in any P...

By Sarah Fields on 15 July 2016
Darkrai Joins Pokken Tournament Roster

Darkrai Joins Pokken Tournament Roster

The Pokemon Company and Bandai Namco confirm that the Japanese arcade version of the popular Pokemon fighting game, Pokken Tournament, will be receiving the Mythical Darkrai. The Pokemon franchise...

By Riley Little on 15 July 2016
Pokemon GO: What Can Hatch From Each Type of Egg

Pokemon GO: What Can Hatch From Each Type of Egg

Eggs are a sure-fire way of catching Pokemon in Pokemon GO — here’s a guide on what to expect from the three types of egg that are currently available in the game. Trainers who have found themselve...

By Brad Jones on 15 July 2016
Pokemon GO Players Get Unlimited Data with T-Mobile

Pokemon GO Players Get Unlimited Data with T-Mobile

T-Mobile announces a free promotion that will make the Pokemon GO application exempt from data charges for a year, along with some extra prize giveaways. It looks like Mcdonald’s isn’t the only com...

By John Jacques on 15 July 2016
The Dangers of Pokemon GO

The Dangers of Pokemon GO

One writer explains some of the biggest safety obstacles that Pokemon GO players must learn to manage in order to stay safe while trying to catch ’em all. Just a few days after launch, Pokemon GO h...

By Denny Connolly on 14 July 2016
Pokemon GO Players Search Area 51

Pokemon GO Players Search Area 51

The writers from Frag Hero recently played Pokemon GO on the Extraterrestrial highway near Area 51 in Arizona, finding empty gyms and quite a few Pokemon. Pokemon GO has been putting its players in...

By Fred Harvey on 14 July 2016
Pokemon GO Taking PokeStop and Gym Requests

Pokemon GO Taking PokeStop and Gym Requests

Pokemon GO developer Niantic begins taking new requests for PokeStops and Gyms for the mobile title, allowing players to try and open up more vital locations in their area. Those playing Pokemon G...

By Rob Gordon on 14 July 2016
Mom Blames Pokemon Go After Teenager Gets Hit By Car

Mom Blames Pokemon Go After Teenager Gets Hit By Car

The mother of a 15-year-old girl who was hit by a car says Pokemon Go is to blame for her daughter’s injuries and is urging other parents to keep their kids away from the game. Pokemon Go has taken...

By Jason Gallagher on 14 July 2016
Pokemon GO Guide: How To Control Eevee's Evolution

Pokemon GO Guide: How To Control Eevee's Evolution

After a series of failed theories, it seems like Pokemon GO players have finally figured out how to control Eevee’s evolution into Flareon, Jolteon, or Vaporeon. The Pokemon GO craze is still in fu...

By Denny Connolly on 14 July 2016
Pokemon GO Player Quits Job to Play the Game Full-Time

Pokemon GO Player Quits Job to Play the Game Full-Time

One Pokemon GO player recreates the classic in-game Pokemon trainer experience, quitting his job to travel the country and capture every Pokemon in the game. Pokemon GO has taken the world by storm...

By Sarah Fields on 14 July 2016
6 Strange Pokemon Go PokeStops

6 Strange Pokemon Go PokeStops

While Pokemon GO typically has sensible PokeStop locations, sometimes Pokemon trainers might find themselves in a strange, or downright dangerous, location. Pokemon GO has truly transformed how the...

By John Jacques on 13 July 2016
Pokemon GO Breaks the Often-Solitary Nature of Gaming

Pokemon GO Breaks the Often-Solitary Nature of Gaming

Pokemon GO allows players a way to live out an augmented reality version of the Pokemon world, but it’s also bringing gamers together like never before. Pokemon GO has taken the gaming world by st...

By Sarah Fields on 13 July 2016
Rumor: Pokemon GO Partnering With McDonald's

Rumor: Pokemon GO Partnering With McDonald's

Gamers digging through Pokemon GO‘s code on Android discover the existence of sponsored locations, with direct reference to fast food chain giant McDonald’s. Seemingly overnight, Pokemon GO has blo...

By Dalton Cooper on 13 July 2016
Gamer Gets Caught Cheating Through Pokemon GO

Gamer Gets Caught Cheating Through Pokemon GO

Bye, Bye, Butterfree: A Pokemon GO user explains how he got caught cheating on his girlfriend through the popular application, thanks to its GPS features. With Pokemon GO taking the streets by stor...

By John Jacques on 13 July 2016
Will Pokemon GO Offer VR Support in the Future?

Will Pokemon GO Offer VR Support in the Future?

The recent Pokemon GO update reveals that Niantic is incorporating virtual reality elements into the game, leading some to speculate that VR support is coming soon. Even those living under a rock m...

By John Jacques on 13 July 2016
Pokemon GO 1.0.1 Update Goes Live

Pokemon GO 1.0.1 Update Goes Live

Niantic delivers the first incremental update to Pokemon GO, making some small but valuable changes to the login process and tackling a nagging security issue. It’s only been one week since Pokemon...

By Brad Jones on 13 July 2016
Pokemon GO Passes Candy Crush As Biggest Mobile Game

Pokemon GO Passes Candy Crush As Biggest Mobile Game

Pokemon GO becomes the biggest mobile game in U.S. history and shows no signs of slowing down as it continues to surpass the user base of multiple services. Since its launch, some Pokemon GO player...

By Weston Albert on 13 July 2016
Pokemon GO Used by Animal Shelter to Find Dog Walkers

Pokemon GO Used by Animal Shelter to Find Dog Walkers

Pokemon GO continues to be a force for good, as Muncie Animal Shelter encourages gamers to take a dog with them as they head out on their Pokemon adventures. Niantic Inc.’s latest Pokemon-themed a...

By Maxwell Jeffery on 13 July 2016
Pokemon GO Players Help Catch an Attempted Murderer

Pokemon GO Players Help Catch an Attempted Murderer

During their hunt for Pokemon in downtown Fullerton, two Marine Corps veterans and Pokemon GO players unintentionally help to catch an attempted murderer. Since launching in the United States, New...

By Jasmine Henry on 13 July 2016
Pokemon GO European Rollout Starts Today in Germany

Pokemon GO European Rollout Starts Today in Germany

The Pokemon GO application officially launches in the country of Germany, leading many to speculate that a full European release will come later this week. Europe has stood idly by while Pokemon GO...

By John Jacques on 13 July 2016
3 Pokemon Games Coming to Virtual Console This Week

3 Pokemon Games Coming to Virtual Console This Week

Pokemon fans can keep themselves entertained until the release of Pokemon Sun and Moon with these three classic titles coming soon to the Wii U Virtual Console. If you’re like us and can’t stand t...

By Maxwell Jeffery on 23 June 2016
GR Pick: Is This Ash from Pokemon?

GR Pick: Is This Ash from Pokemon?

A safety announcement video from Taipei Metro subway in Taiwan appears to use the likeness of Ash from Pokemon, as well as characters from other video games. With the gaming industry seemingly growin...

By Dalton Cooper on 20 June 2016
Pokemon Go Release Date May Be Soon

Pokemon Go Release Date May Be Soon

Just how long do gamers have to wait until Pokemon GO becomes a worldwide phenomenon? A message from the game’s beta suggests Pokemon GO will release sooner rather than later. The announcement of P...

By Cody Gravelle on 17 June 2016