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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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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How to get Candy XL

With the recent release of level 40+, you'll need Candy XL to level Pokémon over level 40. How do I obtain (more) Candy XL?
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What are the full requirements to get a best buddy in Pokemon Go?

Everything I can find says that a Pokemon should become a Best Buddy once it has earned 300 hearts. This Pokemon has 621 hearts and still isn't a Best Buddy. So what are the other requirements for it ...
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Can Pokemon above level 40 be used in non-Master Leagues?

Niantic have stated that Pokemon above level 40 (excluding the Best Buddy boost) cannot be used in Master League for the time being. Does this restriction also apply to the other Battle Leagues, such ...
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How difficult will the level 49 team rocket leader challenge be?

How optimized will your team have to be to beat a team rocket leader with all under 1500cp pokemon? I barely beat them with a standard team.
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What factors influence which Pokemon appears as the daily guaranteed Pokemon encounter?

Because of COVID-19, a guaranteed Pokemon encounter occurs daily. This Pokemon has a white circle surrounding it. I'm wondering what factors, if any, increase or decrease the likelihood of certain ...
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What's the white ring around pokegym on PokemonGO?

I see this white rings only on some of the gyms. Any idea?
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Selected Pokémon has not been obtained in this save file & cannot be withdrawn?

After having transferred a Mew and a Mewtwo to Pokémon Home from Pokemon Go, I tried then transferring them to my Sword boxes: But I got the error message: The selected Pokémon brought over from ...
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"Excellent" Charge Moves in PvP

In Trainer Battles (Arena, Rocket fights, etc), you can "charge" a move by swiping all of the icons that appear. Depending on how many you hit, you can get a caption showing how well you did;...
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What determines how fast a Main Move becomes charged in Pokemon Go?

Some Pokemon with some main moves seem to be able to use them very quickly, while others take a relative eternity to charge up for a single attack. How can I tell how quickly a main move will charge/...
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What happens if I log in the day after my Pokemon gets kicked out of a gym?

Let's say I have two Pokemon in two different gyms. One of them gets kicked out and I get the max 50 pokecoins for that day. But then after I close the app the other one gets kicked out. If I signed ...
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What is the charge meter in Pokemon GO based on? Is it determined by damage, EPS, different attacks, or what?

In Pokemon GO battles, the charge meter goes up a different amount for each attack, but it doesn't provide information as to how to maximize or change the amount of energy per attack. Example: Lick on ...
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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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