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Looks like problems continued to plague Chicago PokeGo Fest, so if you're one of our Chicago players who attended, here's something for you.

For the rest of us, there's an event to celebrate the addition of legendary pokemon to the game (as Raid Bosses) for the next 48 hours!
  • double stardust

  • double candy

  • double XP (use those lucky eggs for quadruple XP!)

  • reduced hatching distance (looks like this only applies to new eggs put into incubators; an egg I already had in an incubator didn't update the distance)

  • reduced buddy distance

  • increased encounters

(Full details)

Get out there & walk!
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Jul. 22nd, 2017 04:53 pm

Uh oh

inkstone: The Gotcha screen from Pokemon Go (PokeGo)
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PokeGo Fest is running into some problems.

I know some of our members are from Chicago. Hopefully, you weren't one of these people! :/

(I feel like these were predictable issues? Oh Niantic.)
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Official announcement here: http://pokemongolive.com/en/post/legendarypokemon

Probably coming worldwide shortly after the Chicago GO fest, as I imagine them unlocking it is pretty much a foregone conclusion. Though it seems like Legendaries will be releasing gradually into the raid pool. I'l also heard scuttlebutt that Legendary raid eggs will have an extra-long lead time, to make it easier to coordinate a large group, though I'm not sure where that info comes from.

Someone over on the Silph reddit also did a pretty nice write-up on which pokemon that you can raise now will be most useful for Gen 1-2 Legendary raids: https://www.reddit.com/r/TheSilphRoad/comments/6ogm5u/last_minute_preparation_for_legendary_raids/



For me, right now I've got one Bite/Crunch Tyranitar and one Rock Throw/Rock Blast Golem, plus the usual complement of Eeveelutions and one each excellent Scizor w/Bug, Houndoom w/Dark and Dragonite w/Dragon, so that's a start at least. Sadly neither of my Omastars have the useful legacy rock moveset, oh well.
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And to celebrate, starting today at 1PM EDT until July 24 1PM EDT, there'll be an anniversary event in-game.

Highlight #1: A special pikachu wearing the Ash Ketchum hat from the Pokemon anime series. (Your mod cannot deal with the cuteness.)

Highlight #2: The shop will be selling giftboxes that contain incubators, max revives, ultraballs & raid passes.

Original announcement here.
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Today was supposed to be MY poke day, the best day I'd have to walk walk walk those eggs for the extra xp. But HEATWAVE!

How is the event going for everyone?
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inkstone: The Gotcha screen from Pokemon Go (PokeGo)
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The Solstice Event is live!

The important details:
  • It runs until Tuesday, June 20, 1PM PDT.

  • Increased fire-type and ice-type spawns.

  • Triple XP for catches, throw bonuses, and curve bonuses.

  • Quintuple (!!) XP for egg hatches.

  • Lucky eggs are discounted in the store.

Get out there, trainers! And if you're in the parts of the world that are experiencing hot weather, stay hydrated!
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So the first anniversary of PokeGo is coming up fast and Niantic is celebrating in multiple ways.
  • The Solstice Event kicks off on June 13. More fire and ice pokémon (nice that they acknowledge both hemispheres!), XP bonuses, and discounted lucky eggs.

  • A forthcoming update that focuses on collaborative group gameplay. In preparation for this change, gyms will temporarily be disabled. (Sounds like they're changing the gym mechanic!!)

  • Various PokeGo events in Chicago, Yokohama, and across Europe.

The official announcement is here. I'll try my best to keep the community updated as these events go live, but if any of you see it before me, feel free to let your fellow trainers know!
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I'd love to hear about your experiences! How did you take advantage of the four times as fast? What rock types did you catch? Did the recent nest migration benefit you?

I walked to evolve to: Jynx, Croconaw, Quilava, Meganium, Marowak, Kingler, Ninetails, and Wartortle.

My rock type catches to evolutions: Golem, Steelix, Rhydon, Omastar, Kabutops, Shuckle, and Magcargo.

I was able to evolve to Alakazam, thanks to my local nest.

And I caught a Yanma!

Recent egg hatches: Gligar! And enough Drowzee for a Hypno.
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Adventure Week starts later today!

So get out there, stock up on pokeballs, catch some cute little monsters, and then come back here and report back with what you're seeing.

GO!

ETA: A nest migration also just occurred so if there was a time to get out & explore, that time is now!
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Hello trainers!

Looks like we'll be getting another in-game event, starting on May 18 @ 1PM PDT: Adventure Week!

The details:
  • more items from pokestop spins

  • 50% off pokeballs in the store

  • buddies will earn candy 4x as fast!

  • increase in Rock-type pokemon encounters -- including possibly, maybe Aerodactyl!!!

The official announcement here.


Your mod still doesn't have an aerodactyl. That's why she's so excited.
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inkstone: The Gotcha screen from Pokemon Go (PokeGo)
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1. Nests have migrated once again! Check out your local parks to see what species are now roaming there.

2. There will be a short-term in-game event this weekend: Worldwide Bloom! From the afternoon of May 5 until May 8, there will be an influx of grass pokémon.

Hopefully, the weather is kind to you this weekend and you can enjoy these events!
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Good day, trainers!

Your mod apologizes for the tardiness of this post. She had a car situation to deal with and just didn't get to it yesterday.

From now until 1PM PDT on April 20, Niantic is hosting an in-game Eggstravaganza. The highlights:
  • a greater variety of pokémon can be hatched from 2km eggs

  • more candy is earned with egg hatches

  • double XP

  • Lucky Eggs are half-price in the store -- meaning that you can earn quadruple XP if you strategize!

Read the official announcement here.

What about you all? Any news from your neck of the woods? What do you think about the event? How has PokeGo been going for you lately?
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inkstone: The Gotcha screen from Pokemon Go (PokeGo)
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Today, Niantic announced that there will be an in-game Valentine's Day event for PokeGo!

During the event:
  • double candy for every catch, hatch, or transfer

  • increased spawns of pink pokemon (will your mod finally get a chansey & lickitung?!)

  • lure modules will last for 6 (!!!) hours

  • the distance required for your buddy to earn candy will be halved

Also, not included in the official announcement but are being reported on The Silph Road subreddit:
  • Eggs have changed! Don't be surprised if you get unexpected hatches (e.g. oddishes from 2km eggs).

  • Increased spawns of porygon. Your mod is confused about this because porygons are not pink...

Enjoy!
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inkstone: The Gotcha screen from Pokemon Go (PokeGo)
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While one-use incubators should still be dropping from first pokestop spins & our chances of hatching the new baby 'mon should also still be increased, we should now begin seeing more starters around!

In addition, the giftboxes in the store have changed. They are now bronze, silver, and gold. The contents are as follows (info from TSR):
  • Bronze box (460 coins): 100x regular balls + 8x lure

  • Silver box (980 coins): 8x incense + 8x lucky egg + 8x lure

  • Gold box (2480 coins): 50x great balls + 25x incense + 25x lucky egg + 16x lure

All I can say is: DAMN. Hope you have the bag space!
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inkstone: The Gotcha screen from Pokemon Go (PokeGo)
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You should be seeing an increase in Santachus and your first pokestop spin of the day should drop one single-use incubator. Watch out: it is blue -- same as the 3-use incubators.

Unfortunately, if you have already spun your first pokestop of the day, you will not get an incubator. Sorry, guys. :(

(I can confirm that first pokestop spin does drop an incubator as I got one.)

In addition, Niantic has made 3 giftboxes available for purchase in the shop. They break down as follows:
- 250: 10 greatballs & 2 3-use incubators
- 550: 20 greatballs, 2 incense & 4 3-use incubators
- 1500: 25 20 ultraballs, 25 incense & 6 3-use incubators

If you only care about incubators (given the nature of this event), the 250 giftbox gives you the best deal. Again, that's only if you care about incubators and not about balls and incense.
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