Questions tagged [pokemon-go]

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

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CP of 716, HP is 306. Battle with it vs one with higher CP?

I have a Chansey that has CP of 716, and it’s HP is 306- the highest HP of all of mine. Should I use in battles? Or use the Pokémon with higher CP? Like Vaporeon with CP 2188 HP 193. I have more ...
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Has “Lucky Friends” been disabled/bugged?

In the time I've been playing, I have made several lucky friends. However, in the past few months, I have since made new Best Friends, and continued interacting (trading, battling, sending gifts, etc) ...
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Pokemon Go - PVP Status after massive Power Up

So, If I have a pokemon that has 97% good status for PVP, and I go over 2500 CP, does it loses its good stats for PVP? I'm asking that because I have a good pokemon, with 90 IV and 97% stats for PVP, ...
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What are the best counters to shadow Lapras / Sierra in Pokemon GO?

I'm having a lot of trouble battling against shadow Lapras in Pokemon GO. It always takes me more than one Pokemon to beat shadow Lapras, so it is extremely frustrating and feels impossible to beat ...
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I've tried and tried, but the option to buy Pokecoins in the Pokemon Go shop still isn't there

There is the option to buy all the usual items, such as Poke balls, incense, etc. But then I scroll down, see the area to insert promo codes, and beneath it? Nothing! During quarantine, I can't send ...
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Team Rocket Balloons in Pokemon Go [duplicate]

Quite simply; how often do the Team Rocket Balloons spawn, and what, if any, is the limit to how many can spawn per day?
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Why did my candies disappear on Pokemon go? [duplicate]

I had 124 Eevee candies, but when I was going through my Eevee's to Appraise them, I noticed I was missing some. When I saw that, my heart sank. I was out grinding that night, pretty much all for ...
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Is Giovanni's Shadow Pokemon reward dependent on the month or the quest?

I have yet to complete the Looming in the Shadows special research, and have just acquired the Super Rocket Radar to give you access to Giovanni. When this research was first introduced, the Shadow ...
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When does the Team GO Rocket hot air balloon appear, and what grunts can I encounter?

A Team Rocket hot air balloon is sometimes hovering over my, triggering a Team Rocket grunt battle. I also had a Sierra encounter. When do these balloons spawn, and what encounters can I expect?
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Does my buddy’s friendship level reset when I change buddy Pokémon?

For quite a while now, Pokémon GO has an improved buddy Pokémon system whereby you collect hearts by interacting with your buddy to unlock various friendship levels and additional perks. Say I have ...
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Buddy candy not adding

My buddy pokemon (Feebas) has found candy but the last two haven't been added to the candy and it still sits at 97 but should be 99. Help?
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What moves cannot be Sketched by Smeargle?

I caught a Smeargle today following a photo bomb with my Lock-On / Focus Blast Registeel. The Smeargle I caught, to my surprise, knew Astonish / Focus Blast, not Lock-On. Why did Smeargle not Sketch ...
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What happens when Smeargle cannot Sketch a move?

I caught a Smeargle today following a photo bomb with my Lock-On / Focus Blast Registeel. The Smeargle I caught, to my surprise, knew Astonish / Focus Blast, not Lock-On. My suspicion is that Lock-On ...
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Can I combine a Mystery/Meltan box with an incense?

Both the incense and Mystery Box spawns extra Pokemon. Even with the current extra spawns from the incense, I am waiting in between spawns when I am sitting at home. I would like to combine an incense ...
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Is there a way to tell what biome I am in in Pokémon Go?

I am looking for a specific Pokémon, Dratini, that does not seem to spawn where I live, it has only spawned once. I did some research and there seems to be categories called ‘biomes’ in which certain ...
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My pokemon go eggs are not hatching

I walk a lot and have Pokemon go opened, but my egg wont progress even 0.1 point when I walk enough to hatch a 5k egg.I have tried resetting my phone and have tried other tricks but with no fixing it.
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How do I use a remote raid pass?

Pokémon Go just started letting people access raids remotely using a Remote Raid Pass. I bought 3 and I got a notification saying that Darkari started appearing in remote raids. But when I go into ...
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Can I still solo level 3 raids remotely?

With the just released remote raid option within Pokémon Go, I would like to know if I can still solo level 3 raids. For example, I can solo Alolan Raichu quite easily now. However, raiding remotely ...
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Is overall power of a Pokemon determined by their CP alone?

Let's assume I have 2 Pokemon of the same kind with identical movesets and the only difference is that one has an IV of 100 and the other one has 90. If I were to upgrade both of their CP to 3000 ...
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How do you restart a app in google play store? [closed]

I need to restart an app to fix a bug but i don't know how
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How much time is needed to get a spawn from brand new Pokestops?

I live in a rural area, a really bad place to play Pokemon Go. But recently a random level 40 guy offered to submit some new Pokestops in the nearby (post office, city hall..) and after less than a ...
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How to hatch eggs and walk your buddy pokemon while staying at home?

I would like to know if there are any ways to hatch eggs and gain kilometers for my buddy pokemon while still staying indoors. I would really like to profit from the fact that now eggs hatch twice as ...
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What determines a Pokemon's Hidden Power type in Pokemon Go?

Are there any characteristics that determine a Pokemon's Hidden Power type in Pokemon Go, and if so, what are they? In the mainstream Pokemon games, it was determined by the IVs. However, I suspect ...
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Will trading the same pokemon increase the chance of getting Lucky Pokemon?

If I trade, say, Pikachu, for my friend's Pikachu. Will the chance of getting a Lucky Pokemon increase when trading two of the same Pokemon than two different Pokemon?
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Do you need to trade Boldore to reduce the candy requirement for evolution to zero?

In the original Pokemon games, there were several Pokemon that required a trade to evolve. Examples are Machoke (to Machamp), Haunter (to Gengar) or Boldore (to Gigalith). Niantic mimicked this ...
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Do IVs matter in the PvP battle league?

In the Great League and the Ultra League the maximal CP of a Pokemon are capped at 1500 and 2500. Furthermore the IVs of a Pokemon matter in the CP calculation. As I do not know the CP calculation I ...
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Why are the starters stuck inside me on pokemon go? [duplicate]

When i start up the app and it lets me choose a starter the starters for some reason are stuck inside me and it wont let me choose a starter?
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Why do none of my Pikachu have the option to evolve into Raichu?

Why do none of my Pikachu have the option to evolve into Raichu in Pokemon Go? I understand the event Pokemon aren't able to be evolved. However, I have regular Pikachu as well, and none of them have ...
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While evolving Eevee in Pokemon go I am getting an error?

While evolving Eevee in Pokemon go I am getting an error. So i have changed the name of Eevee to Rea and tried to evolve it. Suddenly i got error message "Couldn't evolve Eevee due to an unknown ...
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What do the souvenirs from my Pokémon GO buddy do?

Recently, Pokémon GO has added a new mechanic where your buddy can find a souvenir for you. However, the souvenirs seem to be completely random, and unrelated to gameplay benefits, e.g., I have a ...
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How to check my Pokémon's attack speed?

Is there a way to check the Pokémon's speed in Pokémon Go? I noticed that there are variations in the speeds in the attack of the Pokémon (same Pokémon with different speeds). Does it really happen? ...
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What does, and does not contribute to activating Lucky Friends?

So, as with many aspects of Pokemon Go, I've heard many things about the functionality of how Pokemon Go functions. One of the worst things about it is the misinformation that gets spread around. As ...
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How to change the Google Play account in Pokemon Go to use the balance?

I am playing Pokemon Go using Google account 1. I then redeemed my Google Play gift card to the same account. Then when I try to go to the Pokemon Go shop, hoping to use the balance in Google Play ...
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How to prevent Pokemon GO from keeping my screen on?

I am having an issue with Pokemon go where I will set my phone down with the app open accidentally and it will drain my battery to 0 because it keeps the screen from timing out. I have searched high ...
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How is ditto affected by weather boosts?

Several options for Ditto to hide as do not share the same normal typing. Therefore, it's possible to see, for example, a Seedot that is weather boosted during sunny weather, and when caught it turns ...
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What's the impact of Catch Assist?

I saw a shared video of someone with a buddy with catch assist. It seems like a normally wasted ball (landed during the 'attack' of the wild Pokémon) is being headbutted back, delivering a 'Great ...
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Does a Buddy Pokémon's mood level affect Adventure Sync?

As of the latest update to Pokémon Go, while a buddy's mood is at the highest level, the distance needed to walk before finding a candy of the buddy's species will be reduced, making it easier to find ...
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How can you get your Buddy Pokémon excited?

With the new buddy system you can get candy faster, if your buddy is excited. So the question is, how to get him/her in that mood? How many days or hearts do I need to fill?
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Unable to search by number of stars?

Looks like the new Pokémon Go update no longer allows to search by number of stars your Pokémon is. Can anyone else confirm?
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Is there an opposite to the “Weather Boost”?

So, depending on the weather, certain Pokemon gain a "Weather Boost", giving them higher CPs, making them harder to catch, spawning more regularly, reward more stardust, etc. For example, on Sunny ...
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Do you have to finish Looming in the Shadows to get the next Team GO Rocket Research?

I have been getting notifications about the new Team GO Rocket research for December but have not gotten the special research itself. I was wondering if anybody here has gotten it or if the ...
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Pokémon GO AR+ doesn't work on my MI A1

The Pokemon GO camera feature called AR + does not work on my Xiaomi MI A1 phone - with Android One OS - since it was released. This option simply does not appear in the options. Does anyone know ...
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Why am I seeing so many Lairon recently?

For the last few days, I've been seeing a considerable number of wild Lairon. I don't recall ever seeing a wild Lairon before - only Aron - but over the last few days I must have seen dozens. I don't ...
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Pokeball type vs Catch Ring bonus in Pokemon Go

So, there are multiple factors that go into catching a Pokemon. The stats of the Pokemon itself, berries, how many throws you've done (i.e. decreased difficulty with each throw, and in increased flee ...
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Multiple accounts on one device, in conjunction with Pokemon Go Plus and Adventure Sync

So, I have started a secondary account recently, to optimize my chances with Lucky and high IV Pokemon from trading, Sinnoh stones from battles, etc. At this stage, since the new account is still a ...
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Powering up Haunter in Pokémon go with a legacy move

In Pokémon Go, I caught a Haunter early in 2016, and it has a legacy move: Shadow Ball. It's still relatively low level, 15, with a CP of 751. IVs are below average. I have about 650 candies, more ...
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Where can I find the currently available Spinda form and when it changes in Pokémon Go?

Spinda has been around in Pokémon Go as a field research reward for something over a year. Since then, Spinda forms change at more or less fixed intervals (typically monthly). Spinda remains only ...
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IV determination using CP for Pokemon in the wild

In Raids, and hatching eggs, a Pokémon's CP is tied to its IVs. For example, I have caught 2 Darkrai in recent raids. Both had a CP of 2124, and both had IVs of 14/14/15 (Atk/Def/HP). Additionally, ...
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Is it rare to have an Absol with a bug type attack

Even though Absol is a dark type and weak against bug types I have and Absol with a bug type attack
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Can Shadow Pokémon be Shiny in Pokémon Go?

After defeating a Rocket grunt, you get a chance to catch their left-behind Shadow Pokémon. Some of these (e.g. Poliwag, Dratini) can be Shiny if encountered in the wild, after a raid, by field ...

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