Questions tagged [pokemon-go]

A 2016 location based augmented reality game for Android and iOS by Niantic. Players utilize their GPS and (semi-optionally) camera to locate, battle, capture, and train Pokémon whist walking around. Use this tag for questions about the Pokémon Go app and/or Pokémon Go Plus, the Bluetooth wristband peripheral. For general Pokémon questions, please use the [pokemon-series] tag

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How many Pokémon were available at the release of Pokémon Go?

I have googled for this, but can't really put the proper terms to find an answer. At the initial release of Pokémon Go, how many Pokémon were available? I seem to remember legendaries like Mew and ...
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Can I obtain Kecleon with a Pokéball Plus or gotcha device?

With Kecleon (finally) released, I'd like to know if I can obtain it with just using a Pokémon GO Plus device (or similar). The way to get it, is via spinning a Pokéstop, and a Kecleon would appear on ...
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What determines whether I can see a Pokémon's size records in the Pokedex?

Pokémon GO recently added a feature that lets you see whether a Pokémon is the tallest, shortest, heaviest, or lightest that you've caught of that particular species. The records are also available in ...
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Will a Pokemon in an out of state gym come back?

I live in Iowa and recently went out to Washington state for a wedding and left my Vaporeon in a gym there, it has been in the gym for 25 days which for me is an unusually long amount of time. Did I ...
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Pokemon dropped IV after evolving

Is there a reason my perfect IV Poliwhirl dropped its IV after evolving to Politoad? It's IV went from 15-15-15 to 14-15-15.
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Error when trying to evolve Feebas to Milotic in Pokemon Go

I keep getting the message, “Error” when I try to evolve my Milotic from Feebas. I have 100 candies and my buddy Feebas walked 20km with me. Yet still the error message. I tried closing out and ...
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Are there any Pokestops that are "out of bounds"

I wonder, are there any Pokestops that have invalid/glitched/bugged locations or are "out of bounds"? By "out of bounds" I mean either stuff that aren't in the playable map, or if ...
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Can't find the main menu in Pokemon go

A web search says to find the ball at the bottom of the screen and tap it and that opens the main menu. But there is no ball at the bottom of the screen: If I could get to the main menu, I could turn ...
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Is there a way to disable the picture 'bloop' in Pokemon Go?

In pokemon go it annoys me that even if you disable all sound, when you need to start the camera for a scan it will always do a loud bloop. Is there a way to disable it? Kinda annoying when you are ...
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Buddy pokemon: when fed to spawn on the map, how long will it last?

When you feed your buddy pokemon so it spawns on the map, it will do so for a set time. But how long does it last? I also heard poffins double the time, is that true?
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HP better on lower CP Pokemon with same IVs than higher CP?

Why is the HP better on the lower CP Jumpluff with worse IVs but same HP as a better IV and higher CP one? Surely the higher CP one should have more HP than the lower CP one and the HP IV is the same ...
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Is throw bonus for the inner-circle to catch Pokemon continuous or discrete?

When catching a Pokemon, there is an inner colored circle that continuously starts at the outer circle and zooms in to zero. Landing a ball inside the circle gives an XP "throw" bonus ...
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Do stat boosts ("buffs") survive faints or switches in Pokemon Go Battle League?

Fighting in Go Battle League, if my Pokemon gets a stat boost (e.g., increased/decreased attack/defense), and the opponent subsequently faints or switches, does my Pokemon still have the buff?
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What are the best Pokemon in Pokemon GO for the Master League with Mega Evolutions? [closed]

Based on the current meta (May 2022) and consider the actual rules for the Master League with Megas, so I would like to know what is the best ranking to create my team.
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Pokemon Go - Google Fit settings for Adventure Sync

On Android 11 and using a fitness app, does enabling "background location" on Google Fit affect Adventure Sync in any way? Might it make counting steps more accurate/the app will count steps ...
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What affects how many quick attacks are needed to fill a charged attack? [duplicate]

I recently had a Porygon 2 which was awesome for battles. I had to attack very few times before the charged attack was filled and the charged attack was really powerful. I evolved it to a Porygon Z ...
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I have my buddy Feebas and have walked 20km with it. Is it too late to evolve? [closed]

Is it too late for me to complete this special research? Feebas with 20km and over 109 candies still will not evolve?
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Why is Machoke‘s post-trade max CP lower when it’s currently 100%?

I was swapping Pokemon with a fellow trainer, and I ran into something interesting that I could not find an explanation too. While searching through my list, I saw I had a Machoke favorited. I clicked ...
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What's this strange symbol above the CP in Pokemon Go?

What does this symbol represent? Thanks
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What is the purpose of keeping "allow background activity" and "allow background data usage" in the game?

Does anyone know what the purpose of having mobile data used in the background/allow background activity on Android is for? Why should I keep them on for Pokemon Go?
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Are there any real benefits to turning on wifi location scanning?

I actually find it might be better for me to have this off, because sometimes my character wanders to places that are not even close to me so I can quickly catch a pokemon or spin a stop. Does anyone ...
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Does turning off your screen while playing Pokemon Go with mobile data on take up ANY mobile data whatsoever?

I have a 250mb plan and would like to save as much data as possible. I have the samsung a32 5g. I sometimes use it while on public transit and would like to know if turning off the screen while the ...
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Android Pokemon go - General vs miscellaneous notifications?

Does anyone know the difference between general and miscellaneous app notifications on Android? I'm assuming general is like for regular reminders for raids and miscellaneous is like event reminders ...
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Trying to switch between two trainers on one account

For the last few years my sons have been playing Pokemon Go as different trainers, but we have had one account (one son uses my phone while the other uses my wife's). They have different trainer names ...
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Where can I find my Pokécoins in Pokémon Go?

I cannot find my Pokécoins in Pokémon Go! I tried to look in the avatar shop, but I can't find them! Is there other ways of finding Pokécoins?
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Has Pokémon GO changed their distance algorithm?

I've been playing Pokémon GO for a few months now. I live in a major metropolitan area in the US, and pretty much since I started I have 4-5 PokéStop in range of me when I'm sitting in my apartment. ...
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Pokestop didn't appear even after 2 days of approval but Ingress portals are live

I have been adding new Pokestops in my deserted town (PokemonGo perspective of view) for a month and I have never encountered what I have experienced recently. I nominated 2 stops and both of them got ...
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What are good ways to farm stardust? [duplicate]

It feels that stardust is my big bottleneck right now. Mostly because most activities give 1000 dust or less but when you spend dust, its sometimes 200-300k per shot. So yeah, i'm stuck with a low ...
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Can a kid profile battle another trainer in great league in Pokémon go?

I know I can't add friends since I made the profile for my 6yo, but can I still battle another trainer in the Great League? If not, why are they giving us special research tasks we can't complete? Lol....
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If I trade a 100 IV pokémon, will it's IV levels change, or will they stay the same? [duplicate]

I am trading a 100 IV pokémon from my alternate account to my main account, because I have lots of candies on my main account. If I trade a 100 IV pokémon, will it's IV levels change, or will they ...
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Does Gym defending pokemons automatically get kicked out for a specific condition without getting invaded?

I live in a small town where exists 6 Gyms and 18 Pokestops. Since a week I have been noticing that 2 of those 6 gyms are malfunctioning, or maybe I am wrong... Now let's come to the main point... So ...
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I'm seeing gyms in Pokémon Go with pokémon that have ridiculous CP numbers, and I have no clue what they are

I'm a relatively new player to Pokémon Go, but I do know the basics. That being said, I was out for a drive earlier today when I stumbled across a gym at a church with a pokémon that had a CP of over ...
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How does a Pokemon's catch chance work?

So, I've got a bunch of Pokemon in Pokemon Go, but I've always wondered: what exactly lets you catch the Pokemon? I've always tried to use luck as my friend, but it takes a while, especially for the ...
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Blank pokestop / gym photo disc issue

So today I went to the neighboring town for some needs there I saw a pokestop and another gym which had blank photo discs These pokestop and gym are new, these weren't there a month before , and I ...
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Wayfarer Accepted pokestop is not live

I submitted 2 pokestops on 1 may 2021 and all 2 pokestops got approval in my niantic account, after 24 hours when I checked whether they are live in game or not, I have noticed that the 2nd pokestop ...
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How long does it take for a pokestop nomination to come into voting after being in queue?

I am new in submitting pokestop nominations. So I nominated 2 pokestops of my area. Almost 4 days passed , i still find it in queue in my niantic wayfarer account. I am afraid whether it is the ...
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Can I create a PokeStop in an open playground? [duplicate]

I live in a rural area, recently touched level 38 in Pokemon Go somehow. My house is in the outer side of the main city , and our whole city has only 4 pokestops and 2 gyms, that too almost 2 Miles ...
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In Pokemon Go, which moveset for Jellicent in PvP has the highest win rate result?

Jellicent with: Hex, Bubble Beam + Ice Beam Hex, Bubble Beam + Shadow Ball Hex, Shadow Ball + Ice Beam Bubble, Bubble Beam + Ice Beam Bubble, Bubble Beam + Shadow Ball Bubble, Shadow Ball + Ice Beam
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What does this symbol mean in the "Collector" research?

In the temporary research there is a challenge to catch specific pokemon. Some are normal, some are event, but there is one that I'm not sure what it means. What does this symbol mean?
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How many shiny pokemon can one trainer catch in a single day before it would be questionable that the trainer may be cheating? [closed]

If someone is possible, in Pokemon Go, to in one days time, in radis only, see 53 Rayquaza catch 51 and 5 of them be shiny without cheating in any way?
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What are the rules for mega evolutions in Pokémon go?

The rules for Pokémon go's mega evolutions have changed over time. There doesn't seem to be any one place in the publisher, Niantic, states all the rules, mechanics and benefits for mega evolutions. ...
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In Pokémon Go remote raids, where is the weather determined?

When raiding in Pokémon Go, inviting people remotely is possible. This means that it's possible to have, for example, the host boosted by one weather type with remote people having different weather ...
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Which Pokemon Go fast move is this from Rocket's Porygon/Porygon2/Porygon-Z?

Sometimes Team Go Rocket uses a Porygon, Porygon2 or Porygon-Z with the fast move shown in the picture. Which move is it? There are features unusual to it: It looks like an Electric-type attack from ...
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How do you use Google Play discount in Pokemon Go?

I've received multiple notifications from Google Play telling me that I can get 3$ off an in app purchase in Pokemon Go. It's literally from Pokemon Go app notifications, so I click it and click apply ...
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Specifics of 'Evolve Eevee into Umbreon at night' - 10KM, 2 candy, at night?

The details of a guaranteed evolution of Eevee into Umbreon are said to be: Walk at least 10km with Eevee as your buddy Earn at least 2 candy while walking Evolve at night These details leave a lot ...
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Minimum number of trainers to win raids

Is it possible for a single trainer to win a 3-star raid? I've tried and it appears that a single trainer can't inflict enough damage within the time limit, but maybe I'm not doing it right. What's ...
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What raid pass will be used if I (physically) move whilst being in the lobby?

When you join a raid lobby, you select which pass you are using (remote, daily or premium). The pass will actually not be used until the raid starts. Can the type of pass change based on your physical ...
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What circumstances grant me the Nice/Great/Excellent catch from my Buddy?

So when the buddies came out, they were given bonuses like being able to bounce the ball back at the Pokémon you are trying to catch, for a guaranteed hit. However lately, I have noticed that I am ...
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What does "attack drop" mean for a Charged Attack in Trainer Battles?

I assume that for Pokemon Go Battle League the "Trainer Battles" details for a Pokemon are what matters. So I was looking at the card for a Charizard and under the "Trainer Battles&...
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What counts as a 'different species' for the Rising Star medals

Rising Star is a relatively new Pokemon Go medal that, as per the in-game text, is rewarded for defeating 2/10/50/150 different species of Pokemon in raids. However, I recently defeated a level 3 ...
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