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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I can't play Pokemon GO! What's wrong?

Pokemon GO isn't working at all for me right now. I'm in one of the following circumstances and can't do anything: My game is displaying a "Try Again" message I'm stuck on the Loading Screen When I ...
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Is it possible to log back into a Pokemon Go account?

So I had 20+ Pokemon on my account and today when I tapped on the app, it brought me back to the original screen when you first start playing. My friend who signed up tested using my username when she ...
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Does it make a difference to CP if you feed candies before or after evolving?

When activating the evolution for a caught Pokemon, it seems to amplify the Combat Power (CP). Thus it seems most beneficial to evolve your Pokemon with the highest CP, if you have multiple of the ...
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Why are there no Pokémon near me?

I see pictures online of everyone having all these Pokémon to catch being everywhere around them, but it seems like I can only ever see one or two. I live in a rural area, but even walking miles ...
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Why can't I catch Pokemon in Pokemon Go anymore?

I'm level 10 on Pokemon Go. I've caught at least 150 Pokemon, and had no problems. Now, every time I try to catch a Pokemon, no matter the level, it just rolls twice in the pokeball, breaks free, then ...
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How do I find an available nickname in Pokémon Go?

The app keeps asking for a nickname, and I have entered dozens of names, but it keeps saying that the names aren't available. How can I find an available name?
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Why can't I connect to Pokemon Go via mobile data?

It connects to Pokemon Go via wi-fi perfectly fine, but when I try and connect to Pokemon Go via 3G it just gets stuck at the first bar on the loading screen with the eventual pop up saying "Failed to ...
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How do I transfer my Pokemon Go account to another device (Android to Android)?

I was having trouble playing the game on my android so I downloaded it to my wife's phone (Galaxy S6). I read some posts on how to get it running on my android and it worked but, my level 7 account is ...
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Pokemon keep running away and Pokestops don't drop anything when spinning. What is going on? [duplicate]

I can't do anything now. Can't catch Pokemon, can't get items. Does anyone have the same problem?
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What are the possible catch bonuses and how much experience do they reward?

I found this question, earlier, and found out that I can throw a curveball at pokémon to earn an increased experience bonus. I have since noticed two more bonuses: "Great" and "Nice". I had assumed ...
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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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Pokemon Go login issues after update

I downloaded the July 30th update for Pokemon Go and when I open the app I'm prompted to login, But once I login, it redirects me to this page on Cookies:: If I click "Done" in the top left, it ...
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Do these leaves signify anything?

Occasionally, you can see little tufts of leaves blowing in spots on the map Do these mean anything?
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How do I get Pokémon Go to detect my phone's orientation?

When initiating a battle it starts off in AR mode, but then warns me saying my phone's orientation is not detected. I am then forced to turn off AR mode. Has anybody experienced this? If so, what are ...
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Does walking fast prevent eggs hatching?

I have a couple of eggs that I've picked up from some Pokestops (I'm lucky enough to live above one). I walk a lot. I get to work through a 2 mile walk / train journey every day, so I should be ...
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What are the regional Pokémon?

I have heard that there are some Pokémon that are region specific. Could someone please clarify which Pokémon are region specific and in which regions that they can be found in?
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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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Pokemon GO missing google sign up option

Recently I downloaded Pokemon GO but when I try to sign up with google account,the option isn't there. Help please. I use a LG G2 mini
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I have an iPod Touch 5th gen. Can I play Pokemon Go?

Long story short, I have an iPod 5, and I've been excited for this game for about a year now. I keep getting a GPS signal not found. Can I play under wifi or some sort of cellular data?
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In Pokemon GO, what are my Pokemon's hidden IV stats, and why do they matter?

I've been hearing talk about hidden stats called IV, and I also hear they may override CP when it comes to long-term battle effectiveness. Is there any validity to this?
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Which generation does Pokemon Go base its move type effectiveness on?

Only generation-I Pokemon are available, however it seems that the types which did not exist in Gen-I do exist in Pokemon Go (e.g. Dark type moves). So I'm wondering which type chart the game is ...
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How do I recover my password in Pokemon Go?

It never gave me the option to make a password, and now I can't even sign in. I've tried to click the link, but then it takes me to some website that doesn't help me at all! How do I recover my ...
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How does Incense work?

The item "Incense" has the description: Incense with a mysterious fragrance that lures wild Pokémon to your location for 30 minutes. Does this mean that if I stay still, over the next 30 mins ...
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Does everyone see the same Pokémon?

I was wondering if everyone sees the same Pokémon on the map. If I catch all the Pokémon around me will others be unable to get any?
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How much xp/prestige do you gain at a gym by training?

I have tested this a little bit and I'm not quite sure I understand the exact numbers or what impacts them. I took a gym, put in a 25cp Magikarp, and trained against it. 521cp Vaporeon: 10xp and 100 ...
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How does egg hatching distance relate to the hatched Pokémon?

I have different Pokémon eggs. One takes 10km to hatch, three take 5km, and the rest take 2km. Which Pokémon can I get by hatching these eggs?
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I've got an "XS" Pokémon. Is it special?

Whilst checking my Pokémon, I saw one Pidgey with very small CP value in comparison to his brethren. I noticed his weight is smaller, and he has an "XS" mark (see the screenshot). Is this special? ...
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Which Pokemon have the highest CP cap?

It's clear that the evolved form of Pokemon have a far higher CP cap (and it looks like minimum too) but it would also seem there is a difference between different Pokemon. For example I have an ...
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How are Pokestops chosen?

After playing the game for a little while, I've noticed that Pokestops are chosen seemingly at random locations on the map. A few of them are even in inaccessible places; an abandoned church building, ...
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What can I do if the game disconnects while a Pokemon is being caught?

Sometimes when attempting to capture a Pokémon, the mon will be wiggling in the ball and the app will disconnect from servers (for mobile connection reasons or whatever), and I'll be left staring at a ...
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Are eggs predetermined before you hatch them?

In Pokémon Go are eggs predetermined before you hatch them? What I mean is, has it already been decided what you are going to get from that egg before it's been hatched? Or is it a random selection ...
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There's a Pokémon in the kebab store! Can I turn off augmented reality?

I have been trying to catch Pokémon this morning, and have had no luck so far. Eventually I ran into my first Pokémon, but unfortunately, the timing could not be worse. I'm inside a kebab store, ...
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Is there a way to change or transfer my Pokemon Go to a different Google account?

I've been playing the game a while now and have ranked up considerably. I'm wondering if there is any way to change to a different Google account and still keep all of my Pokemon/items etc, as I ...
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What is the blue aura around my Pokemon?

I was transferring a bunch of Pokemon recently, and I noticed that some of the Pokemon had blue aura's around them. What do these auras mean? You can see the auras in the cp159 Zubat as compared to ...
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How to reset a Pokemon GO account?

I accidentally have choosen Bulbasaur for my starter where I wanted Squirtle. Is there anyway to reset it? I have looked in the options menu and there does not appear to be a way to reset it. I guess ...
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Does Pokemon Go take into account STAB in gym battles?

In the main series games, there is a concept of STAB (same type attack bonus), where a pokemon of a certain type will get an additional attack bonus (+50%) when using a move that has the same type. ...
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What are all the factors which affect catch chance?

Is there a comprehensive list of factors that alter the catch chance in Pokemon Go? For example I know about Razz Berry's, Great Ball's and Ultra Ball's increase the capture chance, and I know ...
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Can I see a list of gyms I left a pokemon at?

I captured a gym today just before the servers went down. I am wondering if I lost my progress. Is there a way to see if I own a gym or not?
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What determines which pokemon you are allowed to place at a gym?

So I defeated a Team Valor gym earlier today using my highest cp Pidgeot. It turned grey, so I went to claim it with that Pidgeot, except it wouldn't let me. What determines which pokemon you are ...
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How to tell Max CP?

I'm comparing different pokemon of the same type (e.g. comparing pidgeys with each other), to see which ones I want to keep and which to transfer. I want to select based on Max CP -which differs per ...
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Can you change your email for Pokemon Go? [duplicate]

Is it possible to change the email associated with Pokemon go? I used my collage email which will soon be deleted.
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How does the coin limit work?

The new gym update changes how coins are earned, including a limit of 50 coins earned per day. How does this limit work? Is each pokemon limited to accruing 50 coins per day? Are all my pokemon ...
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Is there any useful strategy for when to take defender bonus?

When one places one or more Pokémon in Gyms, a "Defender Bonus" becomes available via a shield in the upper right corner in the shop screen. The couple of times that I've put Pokémon into gyms, I have ...
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How does a Pokémon gain CP when evolving?

I was just wondering if there is a set amount of CP gained by evolving a Pokémon or is it based on their level? Your level? Or random? I just wanted to know if for example it made sense to evolve a ...
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What should be done when no more Pokemon can be caught? (when full storage)

It seems that I can buy 50 more slots using 200 coins, but what if I keep on getting more and more common Pokemons such as Pidgey or Rattata, then the slots will be full again. Right now, I am ...
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What are the requirements to receive a reward from a gym?

I understand that in order to receive a reward from a gym, I have to leave a Pokemon there. However, the exact requirements to collect a reward are elusive to me. I left a Pokemon at a gym earlier ...
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How can I play Pokémon GO without Internet?

I downloaded Pokémon GO on my Samsung Galaxy Express and I can play it at home, but when I go outside I can't play because there is no Internet. How can I play Pokémon GO without Internet outside?
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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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What does Pokémon Appraisal actually tell you in Pokémon Go?

The new update to Pokémon go brought Pokémon Appraisal to the game. The information it tells you I'm still trying to decipher. For example, when I apraise my strongest Pokémon a 1500 CP Vaporeon, I ...
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Why should I "watch" a nearby Pokémon?

At the bottom right of the playing screen, there is a small banner that displays 3 Pokémon. Selecting it brings up a screen that details all the nearby Pokémon. Previously caught Pokémon show in full ...

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