Pokemon Go is adding trading this summer, about two years after the game first hit phones.Developer Niantic and The Pokemon Company revealed that both Trading and a Friends feature are being added into the app this summer -- with a bit of a twist that makes them a bit closer to the way these work in the core Pokemon games like Pokemon Sun and Moon on Nintendo 3DS.Friends that would like to add each other to Pokemon Go will have to send a "secure Friend Request" using a Trainer Code to accept or receive an invitation -- which on first impression sounds like the Friend Code system Nintendo has been employing on their consoles for years. But friends that are linked together on Pokemon Go can team up at Pokemon Gym and Raid Battles while achieving "Friendship level milestone rewards on their way to Best Friend status." Now Playing: Watch this: Pokemon Go's ARKit update makes you a sneaky bastard 1:09 Trading will also involve this friend system, letting players that are connected … [Read more...] about Pokemon Go is finally letting you trade with friends
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Pokemon GO players will be able to enjoy a series of events starting next month, which will allow them to catch special Pokemon in the wild. For just a few hours each month, players can go out and play together in local community parks on Pokemon GO Community Day . Niantic recently announced that during these community events, there's a chance to learn a previously unavailable move for that the special Pokemon you might encounter or its evolution. Additionally, Pokemon GO players can earn special Community Day bonuses. In case you're wondering how you can find these Community Day events in your town, Niantic states that you should basically Google-it. Search for your town and Pokemon GO on your favorite search engine, or simply find groups in your area on social media channels, apps and websites (Facebook, Discord, Slack, WhatsApp). To recap, during Community Days, you'll have a chance to encounter special Pokemon like Larvitar, learn an exclusive move of that Pokemon, as well … [Read more...] about Pokemon GO Community Day bonuses announced
POKEMON GO fans can look forward to new Alola forms in a brand new mobile AR game. Here is what you need to know on this unexpected news. What are Pokemon Go Alola forms? They are called Alola forms because they come from the Alolan region in the main series games. But these new Pokemon are the same species only they have grown up under different environmental conditions and so have evolved differently. Pokemon from the Alola region were first seen in 2016 when Pokemon Sun & Moon were released. As well as new creatures, the Alola region contained sun-loving variations of first-generation Pokemon, and it's these that will be initially heading to Pokemon Go very soon. MOST READ IN GAMINGINSERT COIN Sony promises new PS4 games as it starts to tease the PlayStation 5 FOWL PLAY Where to find all the Rubber Duckies for Fornite Season 4 Week 3 challenge ROYALE-Y MINTED Playing Fortnite could make you rich as Epic puts up £74m in prize money CHANGING GEAR Lewis Hamilton 'up … [Read more...] about Pokemon Go brings Alola forms but can you catch Raichu, Vulpix and Ninetales?
Pokemon Go's game company, Niantic, has ambitions to build a three-dimensional map of the world by crowdsourcing the cameras on its game players' phones, according to CEO John Hanke in an interview with Reuters. Pokemon Go was a breakout hit two years ago, a mobile phenomenon that familiarized millions of consumers with the concept of augmented reality, a technology that overlays digital images on the real world. "We want players to build out the game board they want to play on," Hanke says in the interview, which notes the company describes the project as an AR map that will start with public spaces like parks. Players who turn on their cameras so that Niantic's games overlay digital characters on top of the world around them would also be stocking a map-generating software that automatically identifies objects and buildings in the frame. … [Read more...] about Pokemon Go’s company wants to crowdsource a 3D map of the world
Pokemon Go is reviving its Pokemon Go Fest event in Chicago, after the confab was a mess last year, and spreading the concept to Europe and Asia this summer, it said Monday. Pokemon Go Fest: A Walk in the Park will take place July 14-15 in Chicago's Lincoln Park, with single-day tickets going on sale Friday for $20 on the event's website, according to an update on Pokemon Go's blog. An open, ticketless European event called Safari Zone will happen June 30 to July 1 in Dortmund, Germany, and it said it would be announcing another Safari Zone fest in Yokosuka, Japan, planned for later this Summer, as well as other live events to come in Asia. Pokemon Go was a breakout hit two years ago, a mobile phenomenon from game maker Niantic that familiarized millions of consumers with the concept of augmented reality, a technology that overlays digital images over the real world. But first stab at a flashy live event last year in Chicago was a mess. After attendees couldn't … [Read more...] about Pokemon Go Fest returns to Chicago after last year’s mess
POKEMON Go recently released 50 Generation 3 Pokémon around the world for us to catch. Curiously, this also includes the humble Wurmple and its evolutions - but how do you get your worm to evolve into a Cascoon or a Silcoon? Here's what you need to know. How do you evolve a Wurmple in Pokémon Go? In order to evolve your Wurmple you need to collect 12 Wurmple candy - it will then evolve into either a Cascoon or Silcoon. After collecting 50 more Wurmple candy, they evolve into a Dustox and Beautifly respectively. In a way this evolution is similar to Eevee's, although, ultimately it seems a little more difficult to track down exactly how to evolve your Pokémon into the evolution you prefer. The gender of your Wurmple does not effect its evolution and neither does the time of day. Does a Wurmple evolve like an Eevee? In Pokémon Go, Eevee's evolution into Flareon, Jolteon or Vaporeon could be determined by giving your Eevee the respective nickname. Unfortunately this is … [Read more...] about Pokémon Go gen 3 update – how do you evolve Wurmple and is it like Eevee’s evolution?
Industry insiders say Pokemon Go will arrive in Italy on Friday. Photo: Jim Watson/AFP Pokémon GO, the new, smartphone-based version of the classic monster-fighting game 'Pokémon', will be released in Italy on Friday, say industry insiders. The official release date is top secret, but according to industry insiders, including Forex, Italian users will be able to download the game for free on iOS and Android in less than 24 hours. The game is a modern, augmented reality version of the 1995 Game Boy classic, which allows users to play in the real-world. Since its German release on Wednesday, fans have taken to playing Pokémon GO inside the country's holocaust museums, which according to the game's in-built map are excellent places to find and capture rare Pokémon. Some German sites have now put up signs informing people not to play, but ahead of its arrival in Italy, Rome's Museum Foundation said it was not making any special preparations. "We know it's … [Read more...] about Catch ’em all: Pokémon GO to arrive in Italy on Friday
Police have warned Pokemon Go players to be vigilant after dealing with a string of phone thefts from people playing the hit game. The craze sees gamers walk around the streets with their phones out while hunting for virtual creatures to collect.The Met Police has urged players to be vigilant after an officer dealt with two phone thefts relating to the game in just one day.Westminster MPS tweeted on Friday: "Sgt. Blair has supervised his second #PokemonGO related phone theft of the day. Be aware of your surroundings."A teenager in Manchester was also arrested after three students were robbed of their phones as they played the game on July 15.The Association of British Insurers (ABI) has also warned users' safety could be at risk when playing the game.Ross Penstone-Smith, Policy Adviser for General Insurance at the ABI, said: "Playing Pokemon Go shouldn't mean letting go of your senses."It's important to remember that mobile phone users should always have their wits about them, drive … [Read more...] about Police warning for Pokemon Go players
Pokemon Go, the augmented reality game that has broken download records, has launched in the UK. The app, which was first launched in Australia and New Zealand before overtaking Tinder in the US in popularity, has now appeared on the iOS App Store and Google Play.Despite the game not being available in Britain until now, thousands of players in the UK have already downloaded the app by changing their region settings or using unofficial app stores, a move which led to warnings of malware from security experts.Developer Niantic said earlier this week the game's release in the UK would be delayed until they were "comfortable" their servers could handle demand.Statistics released in the US on Wednesday claimed Pokemon Go had already surpassed the number of daily users of Candy Crush Saga, the hugely popular puzzle game from UK developer King.Mobile provider EE has revealed that more than 350,000 people on its network in the UK have already been using the app, before the official … [Read more...] about Pokemon Go launches in the UK
Best Nintendo 3DS games As successful as Nintendo's new-fangled hybrid Switch console has proven to be since its release in March 2017, there's still a lot of love for the olden but golden handheld, the 3DS. Sure, it's more than six years old which means it's been around longer than most of the consoles currently on the market but we like to think its age brings some wisdom. And by wisdom we mean a seriously good library of games that's only continuing to grow. It's unsurprising that Nintendo is staunchly continuing to support the DS line despite the success of the Switch and its push into mobile - the 3DS has an install base of more than 67 million, it's a strong hardware safety net. Sure, you can now get Mario on your mobile but if you'd rather have the full Super Mario experience you're still going to have to turn to the 3DS XL. And as much as we love Pokemon Go, we don't want to miss the full experience of Pokémon Sun and Moon.No matter what kind of game you … [Read more...] about Best Nintendo 3DS games: 20 titles you should take on the go