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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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 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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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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What's the benefit of keeping a Shadow Pokemon?

Since the Update that gave us Team Rocket encounters, Shadow Pokémon have become a thing. Aside from looking cool, and the option to "Purify" them (which leads to a badge, making the capture ...
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Why won't Pokemon Go let me use my old Google Play Account?

I was playing Pokemon Go just fine, but a day later it froze at the loading screen. At the time I didn't know about the airplane mode trick that would have easily let me play so I uninstalled and ...
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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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Is there a way to find out my team in Pokémon Go?

How do I find out which team I am on? I don't remember choosing a team and I don't know which one I am on. Is there a way to find out?
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Blank pokestop / gym photo disc issue

So today I went to the neighboring town for some needs there I saw a pokestop and another gym which had blank photo discs These pokestop and gym are new, these weren't there a month before , and I ...
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Wayfarer Accepted pokestop is not live

I submitted 2 pokestops on 1 may 2021 and all 2 pokestops got approval in my niantic account, after 24 hours when I checked whether they are live in game or not, I have noticed that the 2nd pokestop ...
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How long does it take for a pokestop nomination to come into voting after being in queue?

I am new in submitting pokestop nominations. So I nominated 2 pokestops of my area. Almost 4 days passed , i still find it in queue in my niantic wayfarer account. I am afraid whether it is the ...
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Can I create a PokeStop in an open playground? [duplicate]

I live in a rural area, recently touched level 38 in Pokemon Go somehow. My house is in the outer side of the main city , and our whole city has only 4 pokestops and 2 gyms, that too almost 2 Miles ...
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How do I add a Pokestop to my area?

How do I add a Pokestop to an area that has none? It is an area where there are tons of businesses but unless I drive about a mile from my work area there are no Pokestops. I want to add one since ...
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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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Can a Pokémon be both Shiny and Lucky?

With the newest update, traded Pokémon have a chance to be Lucky. Can Shiny Pokémon also become Lucky? So far all I have found is speculation, some saying that it is possible, and others saying it is ...
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What does this symbol mean in the “Collector” research?

In the temporary research there is a challenge to catch specific pokemon. Some are normal, some are event, but there is one that I'm not sure what it means. What does this symbol mean?
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What does the battery saver do in PokemonGo?

Like the title asks, will this actually save battery, or will it shut off features after a certain amount of time? Note: this is the iPhone version.
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How many shiny pokemon can one trainer catch in a single day before it would be questionable that the trainer may be cheating? [closed]

If someone is possible, in Pokemon Go, to in one days time, in radis only, see 53 Rayquaza catch 51 and 5 of them be shiny without cheating in any way?
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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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In Pokémon Go remote raids, where is the weather determined?

When raiding in Pokémon Go, inviting people remotely is possible. This means that it's possible to have, for example, the host boosted by one weather type with remote people having different weather ...
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I found an egg, what do I do?

I've played the game for about an hour now and came upon a Pokémon Stop. It dropped Poké Balls as they usually do, but it also dropped an Egg. What do I do with this Egg?
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Why can't I capture my first Pokemon?

I'm trying to just catch my first Pokemon and I can't for some reason. From what I've read I should be able to see the three basic Pokemon to choose from and catch one but I can't see them. I can ...
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Is it considered cheating if one plays Pokémon GO while being a passenger in someone’s car?

I have to ask: Is it considered cheating if one plays Pokémon GO while being a passenger in someone’s car? It is incredibly productive but involves minimal physical effort. How about on a rapid ...
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How much stardust is required for each type of trade?

Now that trading is available in the game, we are able to trade our Pokemon with other people. Trading a Pokemon requires a specific amount of stardust which is apparently more important depending on ...
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Why does my Pokemon Go app close back to homescreen every time I select a starter?

Recently I've downloaded Pokemon Go on my Huaway Y360-u31. The phone meets all the requirements of the game, except RAM. (Although on the Pokemon Go site RAM doesn't even stand in the list of ...
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Eevee CP 282 Evolve or potentiate? [duplicate]

The question is simple. I caught an Eevee CP282 so I potentiate and maybe reach a 320-330 CP (I have just 2-3 extra candy) or evolve right now and potentially after?
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Can Shadow Pokémon be Shiny in Pokémon Go?

After defeating a Rocket grunt, you get a chance to catch their left-behind Shadow Pokémon. Some of these (e.g. Poliwag, Dratini) can be Shiny if encountered in the wild, after a raid, by field ...
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Are Fighting-type moves viable against Snorlax?

Knowing that Fighting type moves are super effective against Snorlax, we might choose them. But since Fighting type Pokemons have low HP, we might choose other type of Pokemons with Fighting moves. ...
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Which Pokemon Go fast move is this from Rocket's Porygon/Porygon2/Porygon-Z?

Sometimes Team Go Rocket uses a Porygon, Porygon2 or Porygon-Z with the fast move shown in the picture. Which move is it? There are features unusual to it: It looks like an Electric-type attack from ...
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If a Pokémon is shiny for someone, is it shiny for everyone in the same location?

Let's take the case where two players would face the same Pokémon on the map. The first player would launch the battle, and find out that the opposite Pokémon is shiny. If the second player launch ...
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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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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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Specifics of 'Evolve Eevee into Umbreon at night' - 10KM, 2 candy, at night?

The details of a guaranteed evolution of Eevee into Umbreon are said to be: Walk at least 10km with Eevee as your buddy Earn at least 2 candy while walking Evolve at night These details leave a lot ...
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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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How do you use google play discount in pokemon go?

So 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 ...
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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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Why do Pokemon Go gyms “sparkle” sometimes (like right now)?

Now is Nov. 16 at 8-pm EST. All gyms are "sparkling". And, in these gyms, none of the icons for the Pokemon that occupy the gym are being shown. What does this mean? Why is it happening? I'm gonna ...
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Are there any PokeStops or Gyms in Antarctica?

It's expected that Antarctica should simply be a blank map in Pokemon GO with no Stops, Gyms or Pokemon spawns, right?
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Pokemon Go Supported Devices

I have a Verizon Ellipsis 8 tablet, and I was wondering: should I be able to run Pokemon Go on it? Each time I try to open up the app, it loads about 3/4 of the way and then it crashes. I have the ...
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Can I switch which egg is incubating?

I started incubating a 10 km egg and I've collected 7 other eggs since then many that are 2 km and I am almost out of space. Is there a way I can switch incubation to one of the smaller eggs so I can ...
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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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