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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Does Pokemon Go rig item drops?

Recently I have been playing a fair bit of Pokemon Go. I have noticed however that I am not really getting the items that I am low on. I am low on healing items like potions, yet I rarely see them ...
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What happens when I team swap while I have Pokemon inside a gym?

I am toying around with the idea of swapping teams however the gym nearby was just taken over by me. I am the sole trainer at that gym currently. What were to happen if I swapped my team in the ...
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Can’t claim my reward in Pokémon Go

I can’t claim my reward. I checked my storage for both bag and Pokémon and there’s plenty of room.
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can not sign into pokemon go [duplicate]

I created my account using my gmail but when I try to sign in it says there are no accounts connected with that email, and I have tried multiple emails and it keeps giving me the same message. I have ...
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How do I get rid of unused eggs? [duplicate]

I have too many eggs in my inventory and I also have an egg that you only have to walk two kilometers. Is there a way to get rid of some other eggs?
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Once they release a shiny is it always in the game?

Outside of events like go fest, once they release a shiny version into the game will you always have a small chance of getting it if the pokemon is available?
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Changed email address

I'm trying to help my friend retrieve his account. His account was under an old email address that does not exist anymore. Is there anyway his account can be retrieved and update the email address? ...
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Change age in current account

Is it possible to change the age of the user in Pokémon Go? My son would like to add friends to his current Pokémon Go account. I would supervise the friends he accepted and am not concerned about the ...
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Pokemon Login keeps going back to enter age screen

I have cleared my Pokemon App cache and cleared all data, but it still keeps going back to the input screen. I have also deleted Pokemon Go several times and after inputting the age, it will allow ...
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Can I get candy for a Pokemon I haven't caught yet?

Since you can get candy for feeding Pokemon in gyms, I tend to favor feeding Pokemon for which I need candy over feeding my own Pokemon. These are generally Pokemon that I have caught, but haven't yet ...
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How can someone sell their Pokemon Go account? [closed]

I have seen on some sites that you can purchase a Pokemon Go account. But if we cannot reassign the account to another person or link it to a different email, how is this possible? How can someone ...
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Why Won’t My Pokémon Evolve

Since I updated 2 days ago none of my Pokémon will evolve Scyther, Anorith, Caterpie just to name a few. I deleted the app and reinstalled it that didn’t help! And yes, they are all ready to evolve! ...
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Lucky Egg timing for increasing friendship level?

I'd like to use a Lucky Egg right before my friendship with another player levels so I double the significant XP boost. How do I time it so that I trigger the level with when the Lucky Egg is active? ...
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What does the shaded pokéball icon mean?

I'm not able to catch any Pokemon, I feed them but my pokéball icon is shaded! What does this mean, and why won't it let me catch any pokémon?
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Will number of steps recorded on FitBit/any fitness tracker add up distance in PokemonGo?

I have a FitBit Inspire HR fitness tracker. I play Pokemon Go on my phone. Will the steps that the FitBit detects, get added to towards the distance covered to hatch eggs in the game, if I do not have ...
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Account does not exist when logging into Pokemon Go

I tried logging into Pokemon Go after not using my account for a few months, but I found myself unable to login - apparently my email address does not exist! I even have a screenshot of my ...
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What are these groups in Pokémon Go?

I was poking around Pokémon Go and noticed the Pokédex Pokémon are in groups: What do these mean?
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What Does the Heart In Gyms Mean?

I have been playing Pokemon Go for a while now, and I am quite new to the new gym style. Whenever I battle another persons Pokemon, the heart inches down a little. What does it mean?
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How do you catch Smeargle in Pokemon Go?

There is a new Pokemon released in Pokemon Go named Smeargle, how do you catch him? He's not available in the wild.
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Can't re-install Pokemon Go

I tried to re-install Pokemon Go and I keep getting "authentication error. must sign in to Google account." I'm signed into my Google account. I am logged into my Pokemon Go account at Pokemon.com. ...
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What is the chance of receiving a Sinnoh Stone or Rare Candy in a leader or trainer (PvP) battle?

My questions are: What is the probability of receiving a Sinnoh Stone in a team leader or PvP battle? What is the probability of receiving a Rare Candy in a leader or PvP battle? Do any factors ...
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Numbers 249..250..251 are missing from Pokedex [duplicate]

In Pokémon Go, via the Pokedex, 249..250..251 numbers do not even register in my Pokedex however in my daughters they do. Why is that? My game is up to date.
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What affects the chances of a shiny pokemon encounter?

For example, if I encounter a Charmander, see that it is not shiny and exit the encounter, will the odds of a shiny Charmander appearance change on my next encounter?
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Where can I get a mystery box?

Where can I find a mystery box in Pokémon Go? I saw the news about the upcoming event involving shiny Meltan and want one, but I don’t have a mystery box.
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What items in Pokémon Go count against item storage limit?

What items count against items storage limit and which don’t? I’ve noticed that not all items in Pokémon Go count against the item storage limit. For example, gifts show as x10 when I have 10 of them,...
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Pokémon Go. Username, Password, Screen name and player ID [duplicate]

My Pokémon Go account has locked me out and I can’t enter. This has happened very recently. Unfortunately, if I sign up as a returning player, I need my username and password, which I forgot. I would ...
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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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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 ...