Tag Archive: Pokémon


Pokémon Go developer Niantic is opening up its AR development platform

Niantic’s technology is called the Real World Platform.

Niantic, the development team behind Pokémon Go, announced today that it’ll now allow third-party developers to use its AR technology that powers not only Pokémon Go, but Ingress and Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, too.

Niantic’s AR tech is called “Real World Platform”, and it uses a combo of computer vision, object recognition, and depth detection to create for those augmented reality experiences we’ve become so fond of.

If you’re  [Read More…]

What you should know about Pokemon Go friends, gifts, and trading

Pokemon Go Trading. You’ve wait for it and now it’s here.

Nearly two years into its existence, the biggest change to Pokemon Go has happened. That’s right, friends and trading have changed the game, quite literally.

Players who are level 10 and higher can now add other players as “friends” in the game.  Once done, they can send each other gifts and trade Pokemon between them. Now, before you think about sending off one of those Mythical Mews you stockpiled,  [Read More…]

Pokémon Quest for Android: Everything you need to know

A new Pokémon adventure is coming to Android!

Pokémon Quest is a brand new mobile RPG that was first released for Nintendo Switch on May 29 and will be arriving on Android devices this week.

Set in a world where all your favorite Pokémon from Kanto region (think Pokémon Blue and Red) have turned to cubes on Tumblecube Island. You’re tasked with befriending these Pokémon and exploring the island to discover hidden secrets scattered multiple areas.

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YouTube Premium, Pokemon Go, and Datally (Podcast #14)

It has been another quiet few days in the world of smartphones, but there’s still plenty to talk about today. In this episode of the AndroidGuys podcast, we discuss a number of Google endeavors as well as major new features to Pokemon Go. Listen in as Scott and Andrew tackle Android Messages, Datally, YouTube Premium, and more.

Topics YouTube Premium and YouTube Music are live Pokemon Go gains friends and trading Google’s Datally app adds features Android Messages comes to  [Read More…]

Pokemon Go adds friends, trading, and gifts

Pokemon Go Trading. You’ve wait for it and now it’s here. Nearly two years into its existence, some of the biggest changes to Pokemon Go are set to arrive later this week. That’s right, friends and trading are about to change the game, quite literally.

According to the developers of the game, Niantic, players will soon be able to add one another as friends.  Once that’s done, they’ll be able to send each other gifts and trade Pokemon between them.  [Read More…]

Pokémon GO Water Festival 2018 is now live, runs through June 21

Pokémon fans rejoice! Niantic just confirmed that the Water Festival is making a comeback to Pokémon GO this week. From now until all June 21 at 1:00 pm PDT, players will once again be given the chance to win a powerful Legendary Pokémon and a variety of bonuses.

What’s more, since this is the Water Festival, Water Pokémon such as Magikarp and Totodile will pop up more frequently throughout the duration of the event. And catching any Water-type creatures will  [Read More…]

Gear Up: myCharge portable chargers are perfect for Pokemon Go hunts

Take a moment to think about how many devices you use which require charging on a regular basis. Be it a phone, tablet, wearable, or even a Nintendo Switch, you’ve got something that needs an occasional, or daily charging. What happens if you’re out and about and don’t have access to a wall or auto adapter? Reach for a myCharge portable charger, that’s what.

SEE ALSO: Choetech Fast Wireless Charger review

We’ve long been a fan of myCharge  [Read More…]

Pokémon GO Water Festival 2018 is now live, runs through June 21

Pokémon fans rejoice! Niantic just confirmed that the Water Festival is making a comeback to Pokémon GO this week. From now until all June 21 at 1:00 pm PDT, players will once again be given the chance to win a powerful Legendary Pokémon and a variety of bonuses.

What’s more, since this is the Water Festival, Water Pokémon such as Magikarp and Totodile will pop up more frequently throughout the duration of the event. And catching any Water-type creatures will  [Read More…]

Pokémon Go updated with research challenges to discover Mew

Professor Willow needs your help.

Just like a fine wine, Pokémon Go keeps getting better and better with age. In the latest update to the game, developer Niantic is adding two new research challenges that players can compete in – Field Research and Special Research.

Field Research tasks can be completed by visiting PokéStops, and upon doing so, players will be given special objectives to find and catch certain types of Pokémon, engage in special battles, and  [Read More…]

Google now owns a very important part of the next Pokémon Go

Game developers are going to be using Google Maps for a long, long time.

One of the big things that makes the Niantic games special is the way you go out into the real world to do things. Ingress and Pokémon Go both involve a heavy amount of roaming the space around you, naturally encouraging you to meet up with friends, and generally being more active. The secret ingredient to all of that is the map, which  [Read More…]