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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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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Can’t evolve one of my Pikachu in Pokemon Go

I'm fairly new to the game, I have another Pikachu where I have the choice to evolve him but not this one.
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Can a trainer send me a gift every day without opening my gift?

I always receive a gift from a trainer every day but every time I want to send a gift back to that trainer the message, "Your friend still has an unopened gift from you" always appears. If I'm not ...
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I have also seen Silhouettes of weedle and seedot, sableye. I already have these [duplicate]

In the nearby list you can see sableye is a silhouette I have that one already and don't understand why these pokemon are up like this.
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Is there any way to track down “Sightings” any more?

In earlier versions pokemon that were used as "sightings" would have a distance measurement, to help you track them down. Nowadays, it only tells you that they can only be "found in the wild". Is ...
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Is there any special benefit to defending a “tall” gym?

Sometimes the map icon of a gym is taller than usual. Based on what I've found online, this means that the total CP in the gym is at least 8000. I've also seen it implied that this is highly desirable,...
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Can I log back into my Pokémon Go account if I'm told it doesn't exist? [duplicate]

I normally use Facebook to sign into Pokémon Go. However as of today I couldn’t sign in and a pop up keeps saying that the account does not exist. So I tried going in as a new trainer with the same ...
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Can a Pokemon that I tried to capture from field research run away?

I've completed one field research that has Sableye as a reward and when I throw my first Pokeball, it ran away. If I'm not mistaken I got Sableye as a reward after I used 7 charged super effective ...
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Are Field research Pokemon influenced by anything?

In certain Field Research quests, the reward for completion is a mystery Pokémon encounter. I have been doing the last stages of the Let's Go Meltan quest, and one is to catch an Aerodactyl; and ...
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How can I turn on Adventure Sync?

Maybe this question fits better into https://apple.stackexchange.com/, but it will probably help more people in this area: I have iOS 13 and the newest version of Pokemon Go installed and when I try ...
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What type of Pokémon does Incense attract?

So, incense is primarily used to increase Pokémon encounters while moving, but can be used in conjunction with lures. However, new lure types have been released, that attract specific Pokémon types. ...
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Glacial, Magnetic and Mossy Lures; what Pokémon do they attract?

So the new Lures modules will attract specific types of Pokémon, based on the Lure you use. Glacial Lure Module - A frosty Lure Module that attracts Water and Ice Pokémon for 30 minutes. ...
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New task not visible

I have completed all the following quest: A troubling Situation Jump-Start Research A Mythical Discovery A Ripple in Time A Thousand-Year Slumbler Let's go, Meltan After all this task completed, I ...
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Are unknown Pokemon guaranteed to show up in Nearby list?

The Nearby feature will show only the silhouette of unknown/uncaught Pokemon. I noticed that those silhouettes are always at the top of the Nearby list, which is nice if you want to complete your ...
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What's the benefit of keeping a Shadow Pokemon?

Since the Update that gave us Team Rocket encounters, Shadow Pokémon have become a thing. Aside from looking cool, and the option to "Purify" them (which leads to a badge, making the capture ...
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Cannot sign in because game asks for my date of birth and I cannot remember which date I had written [duplicate]

Trying to make AR work on my mobile,, I cleared data and cache of my Pokémon Go app on my mobile. After that, when I tried to sign in as a returning player, I was asked for my trainer's club code and ...
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Does catch streaks increase the odds of finding a shiny in Pokémon go? [duplicate]

I can’t find a clear answer to whether catch streaks increase or do nothing to the odds of finding a shiny
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Do snapshots only work with AR turned on?

I have the Research Task to "Take a Snapshot of a Dratini", as part of the "Jumpstart Research" challenge. I found a Dratini, and took a photo (using the camera icon in the capture minigame screen), ...
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How accurate is the new appraisal system?

So I say "new", but I've been out of the loop for a little bit. I used to use a third party app called "Pokegenie" to appraise my Pokemon. This would give me a rough guide on how good the Pokemon is ...
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Why would a Pokémon's silhouette appear on the nearby list, despite already owning it?

When I loaded up Pokémon Go today, I noticed something that was out of the ordinary. At one of the pokéstops in the nearby list, there was the silhouette of a Turtwig, as if uncaught, despite having ...
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Can't Send Friend Gift

I've historically been able to send gifts to a particular friend, but now some days I've been unable to send gifts to that friend. Why is that?
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How are trainers in the TL40 leaderboard doing more than 100 trades per day?

TL40 is an organisation that collects statistics on level 40 trainers (thus TL40). One of the statistics is the Gentleman badge, which tracks the number of trades a person has done. The game limits ...
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Are there account age or level requirements for obtaining special research?

My coworker created his account about a week ago and only got three special research tasks. The newest one, "A Thousand Year Slumber", was not among them. What are the specific requirements for ...
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Can anybody tell me who this Pokemon is?

I’ve been looking everywhere for it online and I can’t figure out who it might be. Thanks!
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Pokemon Go: Gym Badge Over-completed?

Despite having already filled the status bar under Sugar Creek Country Club, it's back at zero. It seemed to have lapped or "overcompleted" itself and started again. Is this possible?
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Why does my purified Pokémon need to be healed?

I was purifying a few of my Shadow Pokémon when I suddenly noticed the Zubat I had purified apparently had taken 1 damage somewhere. I had literally just purified it, I was still in the Pokemon ...
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How do I battle another Trainer in the Great League?

In the Special Research section in Pokemon Go, I need to "Battle Another Trainer in the Great League". So I go to "Pokemon>Party>Great League>Create Team & Select My Pokemon>?" but what happens ...
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Special Tasks, but no XP

In the above image, there is the Special Field Research page open, notice on the side there are 3 different tasks, which you can earn 5000 XP (each) by completing. However, when I've completed tasks ...
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Why does this Pokémon I just hatched need to be healed?

I just hatched this Pichu, and while I was checking the stats, I noticed that it was missing 27 HP. I haven’t used it battle, or anything, so why does it need to be healed?
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If I evolve a Pikachu wearing a Party hat does the Raichu still wear the hat? [duplicate]

I've been catching Pikachus wear some spiffy looking hats on Pokemon Go. Some of them have party hats, while others have Santa hats. If I decide to evolve them into Raichus, do they get to keep their ...
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In Pokémon Go, why does one of my Pikachu have an option to evolve, but another one doesn't?

Why does one of my Pikachu have an evolve option, and the other doesn't? Does this mean that I cannot evolve the other one?

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