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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Pokemon Go attack bonus for two type pokemon

Various cases here: Bulbasaur is of type Grass and Poison, but Flying attack is only Super Effective against Grass type pokemon. What is an attack bonus in this case? 25%? 12.5% (average of two types)...
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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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What are the rules for mega evolutions in Pokémon go?

The rules for Pokémon go's mega evolutions have changed over time. There doesn't seem to be any one place in the publisher, Niantic, states all the rules, mechanics and benefits for mega evolutions. ...
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If I start now, can I catch every Pokémon in Pokémon Go?

I really want to play Pokémon Go but I am a completionist. If I start playing now, what Pokémon won't I be able to catch?
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Pokemon Go can't be downloaded on Android 4.4

I have a Samsung Galaxy Core2 with Android 4.4.2, and the the Pokemon Go app doesn't show in my Play Store. I tried finding the app on my PC, adding it to my wishlist and then going to mobile again, ...
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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, I ...
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Pokemon Go - Google Fit settings for Adventure Sync

On Android 11 and using a fitness app, does enabling "background location" on Google Fit affect Adventure Sync in any way? Might it make counting steps more accurate/the app will count steps ...
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What affects how many quick attacks are needed to fill a charged attack? [duplicate]

I recently had a Porygon 2 which was awesome for battles. I had to attack very few times before the charged attack was filled and the charged attack was really powerful. I evolved it to a Porygon Z ...
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What's this strange symbol above the CP in Pokemon Go?

What does this symbol represent? Thanks
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Why is Machoke‘s post-trade max CP lower when it’s currently 100%?

I was swapping Pokemon with a fellow trainer, and I ran into something interesting that I could not find an explanation too. While searching through my list, I saw I had a Machoke favorited. I clicked ...
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Is a Pokemon's CP or IVs more important when choosing which Pokemon to defend a gym?

That is, if I can catch a Pokemon with a CP of 1850, but then I checked the IV and perfection, and its perfection can be any where from 55% to 76%. Now, if I have another Pokemon with a perfection ...
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I have my buddy Feebas and have walked 20km with it. Is it too late to evolve? [closed]

Is it too late for me to complete this special research? Feebas with 20km and over 109 candies still will not evolve?
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Will incense affect other players near me?

Incense: "Incense with a mysterious fragrance that lures wild Pokémon to your location for 30 minutes." I have observed that if a Pokémon appears for me at a given time and location it will also ...
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Why won't Eevee evolve even after renaming it in Pokemon Go?

I read that there's a trick where you rename your Eevee to Rainer and it will evolve into Vaporeon (and likewise, other names will result in other evolutions), but it's not working for me. This is ...
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Why does my mobile data turn off when I play Pokemon Go?

Basically, my problem is I cannot play Pokemon Go while on mobile data. I can't play because whenever I open the app while I'm on mobile data, it turns the mobile data off. I can however play while on ...
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What is the purpose of keeping "allow background activity" and "allow background data usage" in the game?

Does anyone know what the purpose of having mobile data used in the background/allow background activity on Android is for? Why should I keep them on for Pokemon Go?
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Are there any real benefits to turning on wifi location scanning?

I actually find it might be better for me to have this off, because sometimes my character wanders to places that are not even close to me so I can quickly catch a pokemon or spin a stop. Does anyone ...
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How to throw a Pokeball far in Pokemon Go?

Recently, I caught a Pidgeot after roughtly 50 pokeballs. However, most of the pokeballs were simply not closing the vertical gap between the bottom of the screen and the pokemon, which is higher for ...
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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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Does turning off your screen while playing Pokemon Go with mobile data on take up ANY mobile data whatsoever?

I have a 250mb plan and would like to save as much data as possible. I have the samsung a32 5g. I sometimes use it while on public transit and would like to know if turning off the screen while the ...
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Android Pokemon go - General vs miscellaneous notifications?

Does anyone know the difference between general and miscellaneous app notifications on Android? I'm assuming general is like for regular reminders for raids and miscellaneous is like event reminders ...
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Trying to switch between two trainers on one account

For the last few years my sons have been playing Pokemon Go as different trainers, but we have had one account (one son uses my phone while the other uses my wife's). They have different trainer names ...
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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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I caught an Eevee, which of its evolutions will it evolve into?

So I just caught an Eevee. Now, I need 25 candies to evolve it. The fact is that in the GameBoy color versions, that Pokémon needed a stone to evolve instead of experience. Depending of the stone he ...
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Are there Pokemon Centers in Pokemon Go?

In both Pokemon Go and the main series Pokemon games, I can use Revives and (various types of) Potions to revive and heal my Pokemon while I'm out in the wild. The main series also has Pokemon Centers,...
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I walked 20 km with feebas in Pokemon go and I still didn't get 100 candies. Why?

My Feebas is of 140 cp, my current level is 28. I walked 20 km with Feebas in Pokemon go and I still didn't get 100 candies. Can somebody help me with what problem I might be having?
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What is Youngster?

I have the achievement "Youngster" in progress with a peculiar description: I've definitely caught more than 1 Rattata. Just look at my candies for proof: Am I missing something here or is this ...
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Is it possible for a pokemon to have more than 2 moves? If not can it have 2 special move?

I'm still on a low-mid Trainer Level (lvl 20), have been reading a lot of posts lately, one is about the move sets. I usually read, people say that moves can be learnt on certain factors like when ...
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What are all the ways to get stardust in Pokémon Go?

Anytime I caught Pokemon, it gave me 100 stardust. As far as I know, this is a set number you get regardless of what is being caught. Also, I've yet to see another way to get stardust. So, when I ...
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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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Where can I find my Pokécoins in Pokémon Go?

I cannot find my Pokécoins in Pokémon Go! I tried to look in the avatar shop, but I can't find them! Is there other ways of finding Pokécoins?
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What can I do with trainer levels?

I know I can only use the gym feature after hitting level 5, but are there any other privilege or rewards for the levels above 5? For example, in Ingress, some items are only available for the higher ...
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Has Pokémon GO changed their distance algorithm?

I've been playing Pokémon GO for a few months now. I live in a major metropolitan area in the US, and pretty much since I started I have 4-5 PokéStop in range of me when I'm sitting in my apartment. ...
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A pokemon's CP reduces after being caught?

The only guess I have for this is my level... When I discovered my first Beedrill, it was CP 172, and it broke out of 4-5 pokeballs before capture. After registering in Pokedex, then added to my ...
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How do you use Google Play discount in Pokemon Go?

I've received multiple notifications from Google Play telling me that I can get 3$ off an in app purchase in Pokemon Go. It's literally from Pokemon Go app notifications, so I click it and click apply ...
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Is there a way to see how many coins you have of your daily limit?

If one of your pokemon is kicked out of a gym, you get up to 50 poke coins per day. But sometimes you miss the notification that one of your pokemon has ben knocked out and so you lose the count of ...
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Pokestop didn't appear even after 2 days of approval but Ingress portals are live

I have been adding new Pokestops in my deserted town (PokemonGo perspective of view) for a month and I have never encountered what I have experienced recently. I nominated 2 stops and both of them got ...
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Should I waste balls catching rare Pokemon when I can just hatch better ones?

I was really excited to encounter and catch my first wild Snorlax yesterday. It has 166 HP and 1200 CP. Then today one hatched from a 10Km egg (199HP/1730CP) and gave me 19 Snorlax candy. The wild ...
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In Pokemon Go, which moveset for Jellicent in PvP has the highest win rate result?

Jellicent with: Hex, Bubble Beam + Ice Beam Hex, Bubble Beam + Shadow Ball Hex, Shadow Ball + Ice Beam Bubble, Bubble Beam + Ice Beam Bubble, Bubble Beam + Shadow Ball Bubble, Shadow Ball + Ice Beam
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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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How does a Pokemon's catch chance work?

So, I've got a bunch of Pokemon in Pokemon Go, but I've always wondered: what exactly lets you catch the Pokemon? I've always tried to use luck as my friend, but it takes a while, especially for the ...
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What are good ways to farm stardust? [duplicate]

It feels that stardust is my big bottleneck right now. Mostly because most activities give 1000 dust or less but when you spend dust, its sometimes 200-300k per shot. So yeah, i'm stuck with a low ...
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Can a kid profile battle another trainer in great league in Pokémon go?

I know I can't add friends since I made the profile for my 6yo, but can I still battle another trainer in the Great League? If not, why are they giving us special research tasks we can't complete? Lol....
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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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If I trade a 100 IV pokémon, will it's IV levels change, or will they stay the same? [duplicate]

I am trading a 100 IV pokémon from my alternate account to my main account, because I have lots of candies on my main account. If I trade a 100 IV pokémon, will it's IV levels change, or will they ...
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Why don't I have the appraisal feature in Pokemon Go?

Why is the appraisal feature missing on my account? I have reinstalled the app twice but still no appraisal.
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Does Gym defending pokemons automatically get kicked out for a specific condition without getting invaded?

I live in a small town where exists 6 Gyms and 18 Pokestops. Since a week I have been noticing that 2 of those 6 gyms are malfunctioning, or maybe I am wrong... Now let's come to the main point... So ...
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Why can't I spin a Pokéstop?

I was playing Pokémon GO recently (on iOS). The game was running fine, and there were no problems whatsoever until I spun a Pokéstop. It didn't come up with anything at all, apart from the error ...
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Can I catch shiny Pokémon?

In other Pokémon games, you can catch shiny Pokémon if you are lucky. Can I catch shiny Pokémon in Pokémon Go?
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I'm seeing gyms in Pokémon Go with pokémon that have ridiculous CP numbers, and I have no clue what they are

I'm a relatively new player to Pokémon Go, but I do know the basics. That being said, I was out for a drive earlier today when I stumbled across a gym at a church with a pokémon that had a CP of over ...

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