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Posted By: Sunain | Sep 13 2021 21:29:20
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Furfrou, the Poodle Pokémon, is making its Pokémon GO debut during our Fashion Week event which takes place from Tuesday, September 21st, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to Tuesday, September 28th, 2021, at 8:00 p.m. local time.

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Furfrou and costumed Pokémon frolic into Pokémon GO for Fashion Week!

Trainers, Furfrou, the Poodle Pokémon, is making its Pokémon GO debut during our Fashion Week event—along with many of its forms! Keep an eye out for a variety of stylishly dressed Pokémon in the wild and in raids, along with new avatar items in the shop. In celebration of the event, the shop will be having a first-of-its-kind sale on select avatar items!

Date + Time
Tuesday, September 21, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to Tuesday, September 28, 2021, at 8:00 p.m. local time

Features
  • Furfrou will be making its Pokémon GO debut! Some of its different forms will be available in certain regions around the world. Please reference the bottom of this post to learn how to use the new form-change mechanic.
    • Natural Form: Available in the wild globally
    • Matron Trim: Available as a form change globally
    • Dandy Trim: Available as a form change globally
    • Debutante Trim: Available as a form change in the Americas
    • Diamond Trim: Available as a form change in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa
    • Star Trim: Available as a form change in the Asia-Pacific
    • La Reine Trim: Available as a form change in France
    • Kabuki Trim: Available as a form change in Japan
    • Pharaoh Trim: Available as a Form change in Egypt
    • Heart Trim: Stay tuned!
  • Look forward to Pokémon like Butterfree, Sneasel, and Blitzle wearing fashionable costumes for the first time! Costumed Pokémon that starred during last year’s Fashion Week event—like Smoochum, Kirlia, Shinx, and Croagunk—will return as well!
  • The next part of the Season of Mischief Special Research story, Misunderstood Mischief, will unlock. Help Professor Willow study up on how Pokémon like Furfrou—and others that might surprise you—change their appearances!
  • Complete Special Research to earn an encounter with the beautifully voiced Meloetta! If you have already accessed the Pokémon GO Fest 2021–exclusive Special Research, completing this new Special Research will instead earn you Meloetta Candy.
  • Fashionable Trainers with fashionable Pokémon and more will be appearing at PokéStops throughout the event. Challenge these Trainers to earn rewards!
  • Complete Timed Research for a chance to earn encounters with fashionable event-themed Pokémon! You can also earn an exclusive Furfrou Wig avatar item as a final reward. The Furfrou Wig will also be available for purchase in the shop after the event is over, beginning Wednesday, September 29, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. PDT (GMT –7).
  • Starting on Monday, September 20, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. PDT (GMT –7), Fashion Week avatar items—like Hoopa Bangles—will be available in the shop!
  • Certain avatar items will be on sale for a limited time! Make sure to check out the shop and find your next fashionable outfit at a bargain!

Pokémon Encounters
  • In addition to Furfrou, costumed Pokémon like Kirlia, Blitzle, and Croagunk will be appearing in the wild. If you’re lucky, you might also encounter Butterfree!
  • Costumed Pokémon like Sneasel and Shinx will be appearing in one-star raids.
  • Costumed Pokémon like Butterfree and Kirlia will be appearing in three-star raids.
  • The Pokémon appearing in five-star raids and in Mega Raids will not change from what has been announced previously.
  • The following Pokémon will be hatching from 7 km Eggs: Alolan Meowth, Galarian Meowth, Smoochum in a fashionable costume, and Shinx in a fashionable costume.
  • If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny Butterfree, Shiny Sneasel, Shiny Smoochum, Shiny Kirlia, Shiny Shinx, Shiny Croagunk, or Shiny Blitzle—all wearing fashionable costumes! You may encounter Shiny Blitzle without a costume after Fashion Week has concluded, but you won’t see Blitzle in the wild very often.

New form-change mechanic
Furfrou’s debut in Pokémon GO also marks the arrival of a new feature that will allow you to change the forms of certain Pokémon. Follow these steps to change Furfrou’s Trim!

  • Furfrou begins in its Natural Trim.
  • Select Furfrou in your Pokémon storage and then tap the Form Change button to bring up a menu that lists the available Trims.
  • Select your preferred Trim.
  • Changing your Furfrou from one Trim to any other Trim will cost 25 Furfrou Candy and 10,000 Stardust.

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Let’s learn as much as possible about Furfrou and Pokémon forms during this event! Be sure to log in to continue your research on the Mischief Pokémon, Hoopa, and don’t forget to show the world how stylish you and your Pokémon are along the way. Let’s GO! Please be aware of your surroundings and follow guidelines from local health authorities when playing Pokémon GO. Upcoming events are subject to change.

Source: https://pokemongolive.com/post/fashion-week-2021/?hl=en

Niantic has announced that Duskull will be the October 2021 Community Day featured Pokémon. The event will take place on Saturday, October 9th, 2021, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. local time.

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October Community Day: Duskull, the Requiem Pokémon, will be featured!

Trainers, We’re excited to announce that Duskull, the Requiem Pokémon, will be featured during October’s Community Day event!

Date + Time
Saturday, October 9, 2021, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. local time

Features
  • Duskull will be appearing more frequently in the wild! If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny one!
  • Evolve Dusclops (Duskull’s Evolution) during the event or up to two hours afterward to get a Dusknoir that knows the Charged Attack Shadow Ball.
  • To help you evolve your Dusclops into Dusknoir, you’ll be able to earn up to four Sinnoh Stones by completing free Timed Research during Duskull Community Day.
  • 30 Ultra Balls will be available in the shop at no cost. Be sure to pick them up during the event!
  • Take a few snapshots during Community Day for a surprise!
  • There’ll be a special one-time-purchase Community Day Box available for 1,280 PokéCoins, featuring 50 Ultra Balls, four Incense, four Star Pieces, and an Elite Charged TM.
  • For US$1.00 (or the equivalent pricing tier in your local currency), you’ll be able to access the Duskull Community Day–exclusive Special Research story, Nothin' Dull About Duskull.
  • Stay tuned for when tickets for the Nothin' Dull About Duskull Special Research story go live! Tickets are nonrefundable (subject to applicable law and the exceptions set forth in the Terms of Service). Please note that this Special Research will not include an in-game medal.

Bonuses
  • 3× Catch Stardust
  • Incense activated during the event will last for three hours
  • Lure Modules activated during the event will last for three hours
Please be aware of your surroundings and follow guidelines from local health authorities when playing Pokémon GO. Upcoming events are subject to change.

Source: https://pokemongolive.com/post/communityday-oct21/?hl=en
Posted By: Sunain | Sep 09 2021 17:25:53
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Tags: Pokémon GO Niantic

Niantic has announced that the Brazil Wayfarer Challenge will run from September 21st, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. BRT in Brazil, until October 5th, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. BRT. Trainers Level 38+ can participate and receive in-game rewards.

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Brazil Wayfarer Challenge

Hello Explorers, Thank you to everyone who participated in our survey to determine our next Wayfarer Challenge location! We have heard your input, and are happy to announce our next event: the Brazil Wayfarer Challenge!

The Brazil Wayfarer Challenge will run from 21 September 2021 at 12:00 p.m. BRT in Brazil, until 5 October 2021 at 12:00 p.m. BRT.

For this event, the goal is for the Brazilian communities to collaboratively and thoughtfully review as many Wayspot nominations as possible to reach a Wayspot approval goal within 14 days. Pokémon GO and Ingress will unlock special rewards if the community reaches its respective goal.

How to Participate

  • Trainers Level 38+ and Agents Level 10+ who have a Wayfarer account and have passed the onboarding Quiz are able to participate.
  • You’ll be served with Wayspot nominations to review in the target countries if you played there recently in Pokémon GO or Ingress and/or your HOMETOWN or BONUS LOCATION are in the target country.

Goals and Rewards (14 day Challenge)

Each participant eligible for rewards will receive the same set of rewards based on the collective effort, and regardless of the number of individual contributions toward the collective goal.

Wayspot Approval Goal

Tier 1 - 4000
Tier 2 - 6000

Rewards

Tier 1 - Pokémon GO - 50 Pokéballs, 1 Star Piece, 1 Incense, and 1 Remote Raid Pass
Tier 2 - Pokémon GO - 100 Pokéballs, 1 Star Piece, 1 Incense, and 2 Remote Raid Passes

Eligibility for Rewards

  1. You are reward-eligible if (i) the target Wayspot acceptance goal has been met and (ii) you review at least one nomination in Brazil that also gets approved during the Challenge (so start from day 1 of the Challenge!). The rewards distributed will be based on the Wayspot acceptance goal status (Tier 1 or Tier 2) at the end of the campaign. Only one set of rewards will be distributed, such that:
    1. If at least Tier 1 is reached and you have reviewed a Wayspot that was accepted during the Challenge, you will receive one set of Tier 1 rewards.
    2. If Tier 2 is reached, and you have reviewed a Wayspot that was accepted during the Challenge, you will receive one set of Tier 2 rewards.
  2. Given (1) above, the game rewards will be distributed to all participants in the games where you are Wayfarer eligible. For example, if you are Trainer Level 40 and Agent level 8, you will only receive Pokémon GO rewards.
  3. Given (1) and (2) above, rewards will be distributed during a rewarding period a few days after the challenge ends.

If you are eligible to participate but have not used Wayfarer before, prepare in advance by signing in with the Facebook or Google account linked to your Pokémon GO or Ingress profiles. After you have signed in, check out the Criteria page and take a quick quiz to learn the basics of Niantic Wayfarer, such as reviewing and voting on nominated Wayspots. You can also check out our onboarding video here. Over the next few weeks, we will be publishing new resources for beginner Explorers to use and get accustomed to the Wayfarer program.

We are very excited to be hosting this challenge for our Brazilian community and helping them improve and enhance their gameplay experience. If you have any questions, please ask them in the Brazil Challenge categories coming soon!

See you out there! -The Wayfarer Team

Source: https://community.wayfarer.nianticlabs.com/discussion/22840/brazil-wayfarer-challenge#latest

Additional Rewards

Hello Explorers, Thank you all for your feedback. I’m excited to announce that Upgrades will also be a part of the rewards. You’ll see the original post (above) updated with the following:

Additional Rewards
Tier 1 - 1 Wayfarer Upgrade
Tier 2 - 2 Wayfarer Upgrades

As for those asking if the event will be open to all or just to those with current Home & Bonus Locations set to Brazil, the event will be for those who currently have a Brazilian location set as one or both of their locations or have recently played there in Pokémon GO and/or Ingress. While the Russia Wayfarer Challenge was a great exploration into experiencing global events, it presented challenges that many of you also felt. While we work on being able to support events of that size, we will continue to have localized events to ensure quality engagement and support.

Source: https://community.wayfarer.nianticlabs.com/discussion/comment/112490#Comment_112490

Niantic has announced new dates and details for the rescheduled Pokémon GO Safari Zone events originally planned for 2020.

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New dates and details now available for rescheduled Pokémon GO Safari Zone events

Trainers, We know how meaningful and rewarding it is to connect and explore together in the real world through our live events. That’s why we’re excited to announce new dates for the Safari Zone events originally planned for 2020!

  • Pokémon GO Safari Zone: Liverpool is now scheduled for Friday, October 15, 2021, to Sunday, October 17, 2021, in Sefton Park. Check the event’s website in the coming weeks for more details.
  • Pokémon GO Safari Zone: Philadelphia is now scheduled for Friday, October 29, 2021, to Sunday, October 31, 2021, in Fairmount Park. Check the event’s website in the coming weeks for more details.
  • Pokémon GO Safari Zone: St. Louis is now scheduled for Friday, November 12, 2021, to Sunday, November 14, 2021, in Tower Grove Park. Additionally, the start and end times for Safari Zone St. Louis have shifted one hour earlier to provide the best possible on-site experience. Updated event hours are reflected on your ticket. Check the event’s website in the coming weeks for more details.

Not only will these Safari Zone celebrations take place in their original park locations, but also ticket holders will be able to participate in the event they have a ticket for, no matter where they are in the world. Global event hours will be based on each participant’s local time; for example, a Friday Early Access ticket for Safari Zone Philadelphia will grant event access on Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. local time.

Ticket holders will be able to enjoy the following features, whether they participate in an in-person event or play globally.
  • Featured Pokémon will be appearing in the wild and attracted to Incense.
  • You’ll be able to complete event-exclusive Special Research and Field Research tasks.
  • Incense activated during event hours will last for eight hours.
  • Lure Modules activated during event hours will last for four hours.
  • Special 2 km Eggs will be available.
  • For Safari Zone Philadelphia ticket holders, take a snapshot for a surprise!

All ticket holders who would like to join an in-person event must RSVP. This is so that we have an accurate count of those who plan to attend an in-person event and to make sure we keep the event space safe for distanced gathering. Ticket holders will receive an email with more information on how to RSVP soon.

Safari Zone ticket holders will now see an updated date and time for their event in the Events tab. Ticket selections have not been modified; for example, if you purchased a Friday Early Access ticket, you’ll have a Friday Early Access ticket for the updated event. No additional tickets will be sold for these events.

The City Explorer Pass experience has been removed from these events, and those who purchased this add-on will have it refunded. Niantic will initiate all refunds by October 2, 2021. We’re working closely with local authorities to design safe event experiences, implementing precautions such as careful line management, social-distancing protocols, and mask requirements for all staff members. When planning your Safari Zone experience, please follow all health guidelines and pay attention to any travel restrictions. If these events must be postponed again due to governmental guidance or direction from local authorities, we will notify ticket holders as soon as possible.

Please be aware of your surroundings and follow guidelines from local health authorities when playing Pokémon GO. Upcoming events are subject to change.

Source: https://pokemongolive.com/post/safarizone-2021/?hl=en
Posted By: Sunain | Sep 01 2021 18:00:07
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Tags: Pokémon GO Niantic

Niantic has announced the details for the Psychic Spectacular event which takes place from Wednesday, September 8th, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to Monday, September 13th, 2021, at 8:00 p.m. local time. Inkay and Malamar make their Pokémon GO debuts.

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Inkay and Malamar make their Pokémon GO debuts during the Psychic Spectacular!

Trainers, As we hinted at in our September events blog, two Pokémon will be making their Pokémon GO debuts during this year’s Psychic Spectacular event: Inkay, the Revolving Pokémon, and Malamar, the Overturning Pokémon!

Date + Time
Wednesday, September 8, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to Monday, September 13, 2021, at 8:00 p.m. local time

Features
  • Inkay and its Evolution, Malamar, will be making their Pokémon GO debuts! Inkay will evolve only under unique circumstances. Trainers who have journeyed through the Kalos region in Pokémon X and Pokémon Y may have an inkling as to what those circumstances might be!
  • The next part of the Season of MischiefSpecial Research story, Misunderstood Mischief, will unlock. Something’s got Psychic-type Pokémon all worked up, and they’re appearing more often in the wild! Sounds like the perfect opportunity to learn more about them. You never know—we might learn more about Hoopa as well!
  • Psychic-type Pokémon like Abra, Drowzee, Gothita, Solosis, and more will be appearing more frequently in the wild! If you’re lucky, you might encounter others like Elgyem and Inkay.
  • Psychic-type Pokémon will be appearing in raids throughout the event.
    • Staryu (which evolves into the Psychic-type Pokémon Starmie), Chimecho, Bronzor, Espurr, and Inkay will be appearing in one-star raids.
    • Alolan Raichu, Wobbuffet, Medicham, and Metagross will be appearing in three-star raids.
    • Lugia will continue to appear in five-star raids.
    • Mega Slowbro will continue to appear in Mega Raids.
  • By completing themed Field Research tasks, you can encounter event-themed Pokémon like Woobat, Inkay, and more.
  • Take a snapshot once a day for a surprise!
  • You’ll be able to get new stickers inspired by Psychic-type Pokémon by spinning PokéStops, opening Gifts, and purchasing them from the in-game shop.

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Please be aware of your surroundings and follow guidelines from local health authorities when playing Pokémon GO. Upcoming events are subject to change.

Source: https://pokemongolive.com/post/psychic-spectacular-2021/?hl=en
Posted By: Sunain | Sep 01 2021 17:41:25
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Tags: Pokémon GO Niantic

As a follow up to the Response To Our Pokémon GO Community, Steve Wang, the Executive Producer of Pokémon GO has outlined the changes to the game going forward as a result of COVID-19 related issues affecting the safety of game play.

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What we heard -- an update from our task force

First, I want to thank you for being patient. Your passion and concerns have not been lost on us these past few weeks, and our internal task force has spent a lot of time discussing the changes we made to the PokéStop and Gym interaction distances. Now we want to give you an update as promised.

What We Heard from the Community

PokéStops and Gyms are one way we try to nudge Trainers to get outside and discover new places, walk an extra kilometer or two, and meet others. It’s been inspiring to see so many players around the world come together as a result of this design. To me, it means Pokémon GO is important to many people, and it means Trainers expressed their concerns because they care about the game.

We’ve been listening to player feedback and also set up four roundtable conversations where I spoke with over 30 community leaders from around the world (thank you all for your participation!). The two main themes we heard were:

  • The 80 meter interaction radius for PokéStops and Gyms has been an incredibly positive quality of life improvement over the past year and a half.
  • Niantic has a lot of room to grow when it comes to communication with our players.

PokéStop and Gym Interaction Distance

We understand that the increased 80 meter interaction distance became a welcome benefit for many players -- that is clear from the feedback we saw from the community. So we want to keep it: as announced last week, 80 meters (not 40 meters) will be the base interaction radius for PokéStops and Gyms globally from now on.

We still believe in the importance of discovering interesting places and things in the real world, and we don’t want to lose sight of that. The team and I are eager to develop new ways that motivate and reward Trainers for exploring and exercising in the real world. As a result of the taskforce, we have new ideas to explore and we look forward to sharing more in the coming months.

Seasonal Global Bonuses

We went through a rough learning experience recently when we had to adjust the game settings for New Zealand quickly in response to their lockdown. This experience taught us that we are not going to be able to effectively adjust the experience on a country-by-country basis in real-time. Starting with the Season of Mischief all bonuses will be set at a global level and be tied directly to the seasons in Pokémon GO. You can find more details on those bonuses in our announcement yesterday here.

Communication

We should be communicating and engaging more with Trainers. I hope that, with your patience and understanding, we can do better here. There are many ways we can improve, but to start, we’re making the following commitments to you:

  • Starting in October, we will begin publishing a developer diary every other month to share the latest priorities, events, and features for the game.
  • We are going to set up regular conversations with community leaders to continue the dialogue we began this month.
  • We will continue our work on updating the Known Issues page and in those efforts, will prioritize bringing greater visibility into the status of existing bugs for Trainers.

We love how passionate Pokémon GO Trainers are about this game, and we want you to know how passionate we are about the game and community as well. The lack of communication regarding the PokéStop and Gym interaction radius was not handled well on our part, and it was a great learning experience on how to better engage with our players moving forward. Our top priority is and always has been to get people outside into the real world and creating human connections with each other. Thank you for being a part of this journey with us -- you’ll hear from us again soon.

Steve Wang (Executive Producer) and the Pokémon GO team

Source: https://pokemongolive.com/post/sep-taskforce-update

Niantic has announced new changes to the Season of Mischief which will starts on Wednesday, September 1st, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. local time.

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Global Bonus Changes:

Trainers, As a result of our recent task force discussions, we will be replacing the two current sets of region-based bonuses with one set of global bonuses at the start of the Season of Mischief.

Because these changes will begin at the start of the Season, we wanted to make sure we shared this information prior to our full task force update on Wednesday, September 1, 2021.

During the Season of Mischief, Trainers in the United States and New Zealand will see the following bonus updates.

New bonuses:
  • 3× bonus XP for spinning PokéStops for the first time
  • 2× Lure duration
  • Increased Incense effectiveness
  • Additional Incense effectiveness while walking
  • Boosted damage for Trainers battling remotely in raids
  • Guaranteed Gifts from PokéStop spins
  • Buddy Pokémon will bring you Gifts more often

Bonuses no longer in effect:
  • 10× XP for spinning PokéStops for the first time
  • Up to two free Raid passes per day by spinning Gym Photo Discs

During the Season of Mischief, Trainers outside the United States and New Zealand will see the following bonus updates:

New:
  • Increased Incense effectiveness while walking
  • 3× bonus XP for spinning PokéStops for the first time
  • 2× Lure duration
  • Increased Incense effectiveness
  • Boosted damage for Trainers battling remotely in raids
  • Guaranteed Gifts from PokéStop spins
  • Buddy Pokémon will bring you Gifts more often

Source: https://twitter.com/PokemonGoApp/status/1432797410376380420
Posted By: Sunain | Aug 27 2021 20:09:57
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Niantic has announced the details of the Season of Mischief which will run from Wednesday, September 1st, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to Wednesday, December 1st, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. local time.

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Welcome to the Season of Mischief!

Trainers, The strange events of Pokémon GO Fest 2021 continue in the Season of Mischief! This Season will focus on an adventure featuring Hoopa, the Mischief Pokémon, which you’ll be able to encounter early on in this Season’s Special Research story: Misunderstood Mischief!

When Hoopa summoned Legendary Pokémon to Pokémon GO during Pokémon GO Fest 2021, time and space were distorted. Hoopa has also brought Pokémon originally discovered in the Galar region to Pokémon GO for the first time! Be sure to follow along during the Season to see what else might happen!

The Season of Mischief will run from Wednesday, September 1, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to Wednesday, December 1, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. local time.

Hoopa is arriving

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Beginning September 1, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. local time, you’ll be able to access a season-long Special Research story. Throughout the Season of Mischief, you’ll gain access to different sets of tasks in this Special Research story. For instance, you’ll be able to encounter Confined Hoopa by completing a set of tasks that’ll unlock beginning September 5. Read on to learn more!

Learn Hoopa’s secrets during the Season!

You’ll be able to access parts of this Season’s Special Research story when certain events begin. The Special Research story will focus on discovering more about Hoopa and the strange occurrences happening throughout the Season, so stay tuned to follow along with the story.

If you complete this Season’s Special Research story, you’ll gain access to a special event at the end of the Season that might have something to do with Hoopa!

Hoopa can’t be transferred to Pokémon HOME for now. For Trainers unable to play during this Season, Confined Hoopa may be available again in the future.

9/1 Welcome to the Season of Mischief

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Available beginning Wednesday, September 1, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. local time

The Season of Mischief begins! Hoopa has been playing pranks on the team leaders and Professor Willow—it’s taken his glasses?!— and it's up to us to learn more about the Mischief Pokémon. Why is it so mischievous? What else does it have in store for us this Season?

9/5 Hoopa’s Arrival

Available beginning Sunday, September 5, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. local time

Complete the seasonal Special Research tasks for an opportunity to catch Hoopa! On Sunday, September 5, 2021, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. local time, various strange phenomena will be happening all around the world —maybe this has something to do with Hoopa?!

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Other event bonuses
  • There will be a Collection Challenge available featuring Pokémon attracted to Incense during the event hours. The Collection Challenge will reward Hoopa Candy and the Poké Ball Lift avatar pose!
  • You’ll earn twice the Candy for transferring Pokémon.
  • A free bundle containing an Incense will be available in the shop.
  • Complete event-exclusive Field Research tasks to earn Rare Candies and a variety of Poké Ball types!

What else is happening during the Season of Mischief?

Mischief abound! Throughout the Season, you can look forward to mischief! What strange occurrences will be happening in Pokémon GO? You’ll have to wait and see!

Different Pokémon will be appearing in the wild!

As the seasons change, different Pokémon will be appearing in different areas across the world!

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Different Pokémon will be hatching from Eggs!

The following Pokémon will be hatching from Eggs this Season.

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Mega Evolution bonuses!

During each month of the Season of Mischief, a different Pokémon will receive a CP boost when Mega Evolved.

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Ditto transformations

There seems to be a change in the species of Pokemon that Ditto is transforming into in the wild. There is now a chance that the following Pokémon will instead be a Ditto when caught!

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There’s much to look forward to this Season as we journey with Hoopa and learn all about what makes the Mischief Pokémon tick. Let’s GO!

Please be aware of your surroundings and follow guidelines from local health authorities when playing Pokémon GO. Upcoming events are subject to change.

Source: https://pokemongolive.com/post/season-of-mischief-2021/?hl=en
Posted By: Sunain | Aug 27 2021 19:55:17
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Tags: Pokémon GO Niantic

Niantic has announced the details of the events that will take place in Pokémon GO throughout September 2021.

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Coming in September: Get ready for the Season of Mischief and more!

Trainers, The Season of Mischief begins in just a few days! There’ll also be plenty more to look forward to coming in the month of September.

September Research Breakthrough encounters
From Wednesday, September 1, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. to Friday, October 1, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. PDT (GMT −7), you’ll encounter Ditto in Research Breakthrough encounters. For the first time ever outside of Special Research, you might encounter a Shiny Ditto, if you’re lucky! You might also find a Shiny Ditto in the wild during and after this period.

Weekly 1 PokéCoin bundles
Every Monday in September, a one-time-purchase bundle containing a Remote Raid Pass and other items will be available in the shop for 1 PokéCoin.

Featured Pokémon in raids
The following Pokémon will be appearing in five-star raids throughout September.

  • Lugia with the attack Aeroblast will be appearing in five-star raids from Wednesday, September 1, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to Tuesday, September 14, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. local time.
  • Depending on your region, Uxie (Asia-Pacific), Mesprit (Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and India), or Azelf (the Americas and Greenland) will be appearing in five-star raids from Tuesday, September 14, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to Friday, October 1, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. local time. For the first time ever in Pokémon GO, you might find a Shiny one, if you’re lucky!

In addition, the following Mega-Evolved Pokémon will be appearing in Mega Raids.

  • Mega Slowbro will be appearing in Mega Raids from Wednesday, September 1, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to Tuesday, September 14, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. local time.
  • Mega Houndoom will be appearing in Mega Raids from Tuesday, September 14, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to Friday, October 1, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. local time.

Every Wednesday in September, a Raid Hour event will occur from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. local time. The following Pokémon will be featured.

  • Wednesday, September 1, 2021: Lugia with the attack Aeroblast
  • Wednesday, September 8, 2021: Lugia with the attack Aeroblast
  • Wednesday, September 15, 2021: Uxie (Asia-Pacific), Mesprit (Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and India), or Azelf (the Americas and Greenland)
  • Wednesday, September 22, 2021: Uxie (Asia-Pacific), Mesprit (Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and India), or Azelf (the Americas and Greenland)
  • Wednesday, September 29, 2021: Uxie (Asia-Pacific), Mesprit (Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and India), or Azelf (the Americas and Greenland)

Pokémon Spotlight Hours
In the month of September, Pokémon Spotlight Hour will take place every Tuesday from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. local time, and each will spotlight a different Pokémon and a special bonus!

  • Tuesday, September 7, 2021: Spoink will be in the spotlight, and you’ll earn twice the Stardust for catching Pokémon.
  • Tuesday, September 14, 2021: Baltoy will be in the spotlight, and you’ll earn twice the XP for catching Pokémon.
  • Tuesday, September 21, 2021: Skitty will be in the spotlight, and you’ll earn twice the Candy for catching Pokémon.
  • Tuesday, September 28, 2021: Alolan Meowth will be in the spotlight, and you’ll earn twice the Candy for transferring Pokémon.

September Community Day
Join us on Sunday, September 19, 2021, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. local time for a Community Day event featuring Oshawott, the Sea Otter Pokémon! Oshawott will be appearing more frequently in the wild and near PokéStops with Rainy Lure Modules. Evolve Dewott (Oshawott’s Evolution) during the event or up to two hours afterward to get a Samurott that knows the Charged Attack Hydro Cannon. Samurott will also be able to learn its signature attack, Razor Shell, via Charged TM during and after this event. For more details, check out the September Community Day blog.

Upcoming events
Stay tuned for details about these upcoming events.

  • Season of Mischief: As the Season of Discovery ends, the story of Pokémon GO continues with mischief! Hoopa, the Mischief Pokémon, will be able to be caught for the first time ever in Pokémon GO! To celebrate Hoopa’s arrival, a one-day event will take place on Sunday, September 5, 2021, featuring various strange phenomena happening all around the world—maybe these events have something to do with Hoopa? There will also be a season-long Special Research story available, with parts of the story only being unlocked during certain events throughout the season. To learn more about what’s in store for this upcoming Season, check out the Season of Mischief blog!
  • Psychic Spectacular: This event featuring Psychic-type Pokémon returns from Wednesday, September 8, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to Monday, September 13, 2021, at 8:00 p.m. local time! Some familiar faces will be returning, and another Pokémon will be making its Pokémon GO debut. Which will it be? Here’s a hint: be careful of revolving too much of your life around one thing—you might find that it could overturn at a moment’s notice!
  • Fashion Week: Stylishly dressed Pokémon will be making their debuts, along with a fluffy and fashionable friend! Strut your stuff with these fashionable Pokémon, new avatar items, and more during Fashion Week, taking place from Tuesday, September 21, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to Tuesday, September 28, 2021, at 8:00 p.m. local time.
  • Team GO Rocket’s Boss seems to be missing...: Where has Giovanni gone? We hope he’s not planning something in the shadows! Be sure to keep an eye out for updates throughout the season. Super Rocket Radars won’t be able to track down Giovanni during this time, so no need to keep them equipped.

New Evolution preview feature coming soon!
Battlers, rejoice—soon, you’ll be able to preview your Pokémon’s post-Evolution CP before you evolve it! This new Evolution preview screen will display the following.

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  • The current Pokémon and its CP
  • The Pokémon’s Evolution and its new CP
  • The leagues the Evolved Pokémon would qualify for

This feature will go live sometime in September. We hope this will help you better determine which Pokémon to power up and evolve.

Please be aware of your surroundings and follow guidelines from local health authorities when playing Pokémon GO. Upcoming events are subject to change.

Source: https://pokemongolive.com/post/sept-2021-events/?hl=en
Posted By: Sunain | Aug 26 2021 16:57:01
Comments: 1
Tags: Pokémon GO Niantic

Niantic has announced the details for the GO Battle League Season 9 update. Below are all the details.

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GO Battle League: Season 9 Update

Trainers, GO Battle League Season 9 is set to kick off! Your ranking at the end of this season will be more important than it ever has, so make sure to start your climb early! As the season progresses, we’ll have more to share on how this season’s results will impact things going forward—so stay tuned!

Now, let’s get into what you can expect during GO Battle League Season 9!

Season 9 Start Date, Rank Resets, and End-of-Season Rewards

GO Battle League Season 9 will start on Monday, August 30, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. PDT (GMT −7).

The following will occur at the beginning of the season.

  • End of season rewards will be available on the battle screen.
  • Your GO Battle League rank will be reset.
  • Rank-up requirements will remain the same as in Season 8.

Season 9 Schedule

The following leagues will begin and end at 1:00 p.m. PDT (GMT −7) on the dates listed below.

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What’s new in Season 9?

GO Battle Days
To allow more Trainers to participate, GO Battle Nights will become GO Battle Days from GO Battle League Season 9 onward!

Bonuses
  • The maximum number of sets you can play per day will be increased from five to 20, for a total of 100 battles.
  • 4× Stardust from win rewards (this does not include end of set rewards and will not stack with the 3× Stardust bonus on November 20).

Dates and Times
Saturday, September 18, 2021, from 12:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. local time: The Ultra League and Ultra League Remix will be active.
Monday, November 1, 2021, from 12:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. local time: The Ultra League, the UL Premier Classic, and the Halloween Cup will be active.
Saturday, November 20, 2021, from 12:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. local time: The Master League, ML Premier Classic, and a cup chosen by Trainers will be active.

Season 9 rewards

Guaranteed rank-up encounters
You can encounter the following Pokémon once per season at the designated ranks. At rank 1, you’ll be guaranteed to encounter one of the Pokémon that Galar Champion Leon is known to use!

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pic: If you're lucky, you may find a shiny one!
pic: Veteran Rank
pic: Expert Rank
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Standard encounters
You can encounter the following Pokémon as win rewards throughout the season at the ranks shown in the image below.

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pic: If you're lucky, you may find a shiny one!
pic: The Pokémon currently appearing in five-star raids has a chance of appearing as a reward encounter after you reach Rank 20.
pic: Veteran Rank
pic: Expert Rank

Avatar items and other rewards

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Pikachu Libre avatar items will be rewarded to Trainers who reach Rank 3.

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Trainers will be able to earn avatar items and a pose inspired by the champion of the Galar region, Leon, who first made his debut in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield!

  • At Ace rank, you’ll receive the Reigning Champion Sport Glove.
  • At Veteran rank, you’ll receive the Leon’s Look Sport Cap.
  • At Expert rank, you’ll receive the Reigning Champion Sport Shorts.
  • At Legend rank, you’ll receive the Reigning Champion Sport Top.
  • Midway through season 9, Leon’s iconic pose will be added as a reward for Trainers who reach Legend rank.

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At Rank 19, you’ll receive an Elite Charged TM, and you’ll also receive an Elite Fast TM as an end-of-season reward.

Cups

You can look forward to the following cups this season.

Great League Remix

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The 20 Pokémon most used by Trainers Ace rank and up in the Great League will not be allowed in the Great League Remix.

The following Pokémon will not be allowed.

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Ultra League Remix

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The 10 Ultra League Pokémon most used by Trainers Ace rank and up in the Ultra League will not be allowed in the Ultra League Remix.

The following Pokémon will not be allowed.

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Little Jungle Cup
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  • Pokémon must be at or below 500 CP to enter.
  • Pokémon do not need to be able to evolve to enter.
  • Only Normal-, Grass-, Electric-, Poison-, Ground-, Flying-, Bug-, and Dark-type Pokémon are permitted.
  • Shuckle and Smeargle are not permitted.

Halloween Cup
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  • Pokémon must be at or below 1,500 CP to enter.
  • Only Poison-, Bug-, Ghost-, Dark-, and Fairy-type Pokémon are permitted.

Special Cup: Players' choice
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We’re interested to hear which prior special cup you’d like to see return this season! Stay tuned for a poll on Twitter later in the season to determine which cup will be held.

New attacks

Weather Ball: A new, low energy cost Normal-type Charged Attack.
  • Trainer Battles: 55 Damage
  • Gyms and raids: 55 Damage

Attack changes

Weather Ball: Weather Ball is currently a little too efficient as a low-energy Charged Attack. As a result, we’re toning down its damage just a tad.
  • Trainer Battles: 60 → 55 damage
  • Gyms and raids: 60 → 55 damage

Crunch: We’re adding an effect to this move when it’s used in Trainer battles to tie in with its effect in the core Pokémon RPGs.
  • Trainer Battles: Now has a chance of lowering the opposing Pokémon’s Defense.

Zap Cannon: We’re adding an effect to this move when it’s used in Trainer Battles to tie in with its effect in the Pokémon RPGs. We hope this will provide Pokémon like Zapdos, Regirock, Magnezone, and Porygon-Z a chance to shine.
  • Trainer Battles: Guaranteed to lower the opposing Pokémon’s Attack.

Scald: We’re lowering the energy cost of this Charged Attack and adding an effect to this move when it’s used in Trainer battles to tie in with its effect in the core Pokémon RPGs.
  • Trainer Battles: Energy cost decreased and now provides a chance of lowering the opposing Pokémon’s Attack.

Feather Dance: We’re increasing the energy cost of this Charged Attack slightly to make it harder to use as often.
  • Trainer Battles: Energy cost increased.

Megahorn: We’re giving Megahorn a slight increase in damage to boost Nidoking’s, Heracross’s, and Escavalier’s high-cost Charged Attack options.
  • Trainer Battles: 100 → 110 damage

Attack availability updates

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Source: https://pokemongolive.com/post/gobattleleague-season9
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