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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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Good morning trainers!

A new update for PokeGo is rolling out to the app stores. Check out the list of changes.
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Jul. 11th, 2017 02:42 pm

Egg Change

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Eggs have changed again – multiple species added (includes Gen II starters)!

Generation II Egg Chart

I'm quite pleased. So happy that Mantines and Pinecos are in 5 km eggs now. It was awfully frustrating to walk a 10 km egg and get a freakin' Mantine. Also really glad Swinubs are in 5 kms and Chinchous in 10 kms. I got my first Chinchou today! And I need Swinubs for ice medals and candy for the eventual Mamoswine evolution.

I'm at level 28 now!
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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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Iiiiiiiiinteresting!

I like the new battle pre screen, and the animation of fights.

New battle scoring on the one hand slows things down (you eat away at the defenders will to fight rather than 1000 points per win) on the other hand I like how the "injured" pokemon gets weaker. Also having revive and health available inside the gym interface

Winning a gym = getting a badge, but just claiming a gym slot does not, and nor does spinning a gym picture, which is what the text suggests.

No sign of coins for having pokemon on a gym...
<- artifacts of my posting about experiences in the first 30 mins or so of gyms being live.

How is everyone else getting on?
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The update with all of the previously mentioned changes is hitting the app stores! My android phone just got it.

(Gyms are still disabled, however.)
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So I was just out restocking on items and discovered some places where I couldn't get them, because the pokestop I was going for had become a (currently disabled) gym. Of course once the updates hit and we can spin gyms, this will be all for the better. Meanwhile, I checked out a few local hot spots and estimate that about 10% of existing pokestop locations have converted to gyms. Now that only six people will be able to get on a gym at once, more is certainly welcome!

Spawn points are a little harder to pin down, but I'm pretty sure new spawns have been added as well. I'm very familiar with the possible points in my neighborhood, and just saw quite a few spawns at new locations. Particularly noticeable was the fact that I got several spawn smack in the middle of the road, which almost never happened before and I thought was a no-no to keep kids from wandering into the street (not that you can't reach them from the sidewalk). I almost wonder if someone at Niantic forgot to run a not_on_roads filter when generating a new batch of points... we'll have to see if they stick around.
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There are a lot of changes, so just go read the entire post!

In a nutshell:
  • You'll be able to get items from gyms like you can pokestops.

  • Each gym defender must be unique. (i.e. No stacking Blisseys).

  • Gyms will now only have 6 defenders!

  • Gym defenders must be kept motivated via berries or they'll return to their trainers. (I think this is a way to let more people interact with gyms even when all slots are filled?)

  • We'll earn gym badges.

  • The Collaborative Feature: Raid Battles - Basically, from time to time, a Raid Boss will take over gyms -- kicking out all current defenders -- and trainers will have to work together to beat the Raid Boss.

Gyms are going to be disabled in a few hours, so get your bonuses ASAP if you haven't already. ETA 12:41 PM EDT: Gyms have been disabled.
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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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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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Lots of stuff happening this week!
  • Nests have migrated again. Visit your local nests & see what's out there. Note: The Silph Road has deactivated nest reports for water 'mon during the Water Festival.

  • Shiny 'mon are now live in-game! So far, it's just Magikarp (gold) and Gyarados (red). Don't know what shiny 'mon are? Here's an FAQ.

  • I'm unclear as to whether this is only for the duration of the Water Festival but a magikarp hat has been added to the avatar customization options.

I'll be putting up a free-for-all thread this weekend!
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