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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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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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What will be a better nickname for my trainer on Pokemon go [duplicate]

So I tried to put Alot of nickname but it won't work, can you please help me From Jin
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Cannot login to Pokemon Go Android after updating app but I can using iPhone

I have been playing Pokemon Go using FGL Pro on my Galaxy Note 5 since 2016. I keep my Google Play Store disabled unless I need to update Pokemon Go. Which I had to do yesterday. As soon as I update ...
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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 ...
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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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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. ...