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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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will a charge TM still give a legacy Mewtwo shadow ball

I have a rather complicated question that could easily be misinterpreted so please read this carefully. I have a Mewtwo that I got during an EX raid in early 2018. Back then Shadow Ball was a ...
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How to obtain Sinnoh Stones?

I read that it is possible to get it on the 7th day of field research. Are there other known ways to acquire this crucial item?
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Does adding a second move to pokemon do anything when they are defending a gym?

Is there any benefit to leaving a Pokemon with 2 moves at a gym? Will the AI make the better move for the situation?
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Unable to log into Pokémon Go - Google Password

I have browsed a lot of questions but none seem to have my answer. I logged in using my Google account but I have now got the password for. But now when I log in it makes me create a new account. I ...
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Pokémon GO Nicknames [duplicate]

I am having problems with the nicknames, and it's saying "That name is no available." I was wondering if anybody has some suggestions? Thanks. :D
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How to transfer Pokemon Go (using an Apple account) from iPhone to an Android phone?

My best friend has an old iPhone 5 she use to play pokemon on. For Christmas I bought her an android so she can play again but we don't know how to move her account over. Other words old iPhone to new ...
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Is there a request form in Pokemon Go that I can request the design of clothing?

For example, when I am at the beach, I would like myself be in Pokemon Go to wear swimming clothing. So, if I diving, I would like myself be in Pokemon Go to wear diving suit. However, currently, ...
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On Pokemon Let's Go! Can you connect 1 Pokemon Go account to 2 different Let's Go! Games?

I want to know if I can connect a single Pokemon Go account to 2 different Let's Go! games so I can only Use one of my emails for Pokemon Go.
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Can I get rid of my Premium Raid Passes?

I don't do raids often, but I've been buying the event boxes for the cheaper items - The Star Pieces primarily. However, these all come with Premium Raid Passes. This would normally be fine, but I ...
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How can I return a clothing item clicked & purchased by accident?

Is there any way to get a refund for clothing items that you accidentally click on in Pokemon Go?
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How to achieve a 2 way ensured lucky trade where 1 of the traders has already 9 luckys obtained through trading?

I plan to make a trade with someone. That person has a shiny magicarp, I would like to have as a lucky form, the other person wants one of my shiny moltress as lucky form. The problem is, my trade ...
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What is the fastest way to obtain Melmetal without using Rare Candy or buddying?

Without Let's Go, you can only obtain one Meltan through the special research. With Let's Go, you can get a box and then catch Meltan. However you only get a limited number of Meltan and I don't have ...
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Does Turtwig's evolutions count towards Celebi's research quest?

I fairly recently started playing Pokémon Go again, and I am in the middle of the Celebi research quest. It says I need to evolve an already evolved grass creature. This website lists the ...
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Evolving Feebas [duplicate]

When trying to evolve Feebas into Milotic in Pokemon GO, you can either use 100 Feebas Candies to evolve it, or it says: Walk with you buddy to evolve this Pokemon There is then a progress bar ...
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What happens to a Pokemon when traded from Pokemon Go to Pokemon: Let's Go?

In Pokemon: Let's Go, you can perform a one-way transfer of the generation one pokemon to your game from Pokemon Go players. But, there are some major differences between the two games such as number ...
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How can I turn off AR+ on Android?

I recently installed AR core to see what AR+ was like, but now will not let me turn it off. The switch in the top right is stuck. I have disabled the camera for Pokémon Go, but is annoying to have to ...
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Pokemon Go is stuck on an old phone

My old phone with Pokemon Go got screen cracked to the point it's impossible to use to sign out so I can't play on my new phone. So other than paying $100 to dollars to fix my old phone, what can I do?...
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Why are spawned Pokemon's stats suddenly identical for 2 people?

It seems that lately, if the same Pokemon is caught by 2 people, the Pokemon will have the same CP, IV and attacks. This has been happening since the last update. Is this supposed to be happening? ...
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Does Adventure Sync also track distance?

Adventure Sync can now be activated to track your steps (like a pedometer) while your phone is locked. Will Pokemon GO still track distance (with GPS) when the phone is unlocked and Pokemon GO ...
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Which Professor do you send you pokemon to in Go? [closed]

If Willow is the traveling, exploring profosser in the game does he really have room in his camper for all those transfered pokemon? So if not... are we sending them to Oak?
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Pokemon defending gyms [duplicate]

I have been looking through the Pokemon Go questions and keep noticing questions about the coins you get for having a Pokemon in a gym. I recently had a Pokemon in a gym for 3+ days and I only got 50 ...
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Is a Pokémon good at defending a Gym if it has high Defense IV, but low Attack and Stamina?

I have a Shiny Houndour with these IV stats: Attack: 0 Defense: 13 Stamina: 0 I am thinking of evolving this to Houndoom, and I was wondering if it's worth having that defending a Gym, since ...
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How does the changing of weather affect Pokemon that have already spawned?

My brother and I caught two Piplup in Pokemon Go at the exact same spot. I caught it first whilst it was raining (boosting it). It was level 35 with 10-14-14 IVs, well above the weather-boosted IV ...
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Can a LG Ice Cream Smart run Pokemon GO? [closed]

I have an LG Ice Cream Smart. It runs VLIVE, but I'm not sure if it's going to run PKMN Go.
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Is there a list of the Attacker/Defender type pokemon?

I recently answered this question about the difference between attack & defense IV's, and one comment mentioned that certain types of Pokémon are best suited for attack or defense. It may also ...
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Can't access Pokemon Go outside of Wi-Fi [duplicate]

This happened to a friend of mine first, about a week before it hit me. All of a sudden, my Pokémon Go was having issues logging in. No matter how many times I tried, it couldn't authenticate. I tried ...
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What affects Pokemon spawn rates?

After the recent event where the original 150 Pokemon spawn rates were boosted, I assumed it might affect the spawn rates of those Pokemon. However, it appears it didn't have that effect. So far all I ...
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Got an EX raid invitation for an inaccessible location. Is there anything I can do?

I received an EX raid pass: However, the park will not open on October 1st, thereby making it impossible to participate. What can I do? Can the date be changed? Any other suggestions?
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How do you beat a large (4-5 skulls) raid boss?

How do I beat a large Pokémon (that is 4-5 skulls of 31,000 CP) in a Pokémon GO Raid? If I solo it, I do not come close to beating it, even with maxed Pokémon.
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What can affect my GPS?

I have recently started experiencing some very severe "roaming" in my Pokémon Go, over the past couple of days. At work, I like to leave my app open, as the GPS likes to "wobble" a bit (my avatar will ...
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What can affect a Pokemon's ability to be captured?

I've noticed that when capturing Pokemon, capture rates are all over the shop. Regardless of CP, sometimes Pokemon will simply refuse to be captured, though they'll stick around for you to try, try, ...
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How does the lucky attribute affect IVs during trading?

I started playing at launch but dropped off for a while as new features were rolling out. As such, I have a bunch of 2016 Pokémon but no lucky Pokémon, until I did my first trade recently. Based on ...
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Should I prefer higher IV totals or higher max CP?

I have 2 Grimers with the following stats: 89% (15/13/12) with a max possible CP of 2677 93% (13/15/14) with a max possible CP of 2676 I have read that the CP formula values Attack more than ...
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Are eggs from gift predetermined before you open the gift?

In Pokemon-Go are eggs from gifts predetermined before you open the gift? Looking for the ultra bonus of September 2018 with Kanto regional pokemon on 7KM eggs I want to save egg space hatching ...
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Unable to place pokémon into a gym

I defeated a gym in Pokémon Go and healed my pokémon back up, but I still couldn't put either of my strongest two in there. I could put another pokémon in there. Is there any way to fix this?
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Why are no Pokemon are spawning at my house? [duplicate]

I keep my phone on for hours, even though there are Pokemon nearby they never come over my house so I can never catch them.
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How come I got last months field research breakthough encounter? (1st day of the month)

This morning (Sept 1st) I completed my 7th field research task and I was expecting to get an Entei. Instead I got a Raikou. How come this happened? I thought that at the beginning of each month the ...
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Friends list nickname editing limit (~20/day?)

This is probably not very interesting, but I was just classifying friends in PoGo (tagging with region and gift activity). Got following message whilst changing friend nicknames: »You've changed ...
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How do I find out what my player id # is in the trainers club?

I can't figure out how to get my player id # for the trainers club. I know I can do extra things, especially since I'm at level 35
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Field Research Error And It Goes Blank [duplicate]

So this happen when i was claim a field research reward of catching 10 pokemon, and then Ghastly appeared. Im not catching him immediately coz ran out of pokeballs and save this rewards for later. ...
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Pokémon Go Friends Limit?

Is there a limit to the number of friends one can add in Pokémon Go? I have been adding people as friends in a lot of different places and I want to make sure I don't run out.
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Do Pokemon have specific spawning areas and times?

So after a few weeks, I've noticed that Growlithes have started spawning somewhat regularly, which is great! But over the past few weeks, I've noticed that they only spawn in a specific place (a park)...
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Unable to claim reward after completing field research, how can I fix this? [duplicate]

Pokémon Go graphic glitch. My daughter was trying to capture Raikou, after feeding berries and several failed attempts with ultra balls she fled the capture prize screen. When trying to go back and ...
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Is there a difference between iOS Setting > Location Access “Always” and “While using the app” for Pokemon Go?

Is there a difference for iOS Pokemon Go players using the Location iOS setting "While Using the App" vs "Always"? For a regular player with no auxiliary devices, is there a difference? Is there a ...
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Where did the Charge TM quests go

There used to be a research quest that rewarded you with a Charge TM. I haven't seen these in a few months though. Did Niantic remove this reward?
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Game screen freezing when collecting research rewards [duplicate]

Was in the middle of catching a Pokémon I received as a research reward but I had to run away so I could use a different berry, when I clicked on the claim reward button my screen turns blue and music ...
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I can't get into my field research prize

I finished all my field research tasks last night and attempted to capture Raikou, but ran out of Pokeballs. I fled the capture, assuming I could come back later and do it again once I had collected ...
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Cant access pokemon go!

I recently upgraded my phone to a galaxy s7 and the sign in with Google option is not available. I read the comment that says it's an age issue but how can that be right? My age is 33 and the game is ...
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Lightning Bolt hitting a pokeball after attempting to catch a Pokémon? [duplicate]

What does it mean when a lightning bolt hits the pokeball? I was using an ultra ball, and does it just mean a critical catch or what?
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Daily limit on how many gifts you can collect from pokestops?

Is there a limit for how many gifts you can collect from pokestops? I have over 100 friends and it seems like there is a limit how many gifts I can collect from pokestops. For the last 100 pokestops I ...