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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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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Issues logging in through google on pokemon go

Pokemon go won't let me login through Google. When I click on sign in through Google all it does is keep spinning and spinning? What should I do?
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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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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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