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 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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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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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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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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Can you start with Pikachu in Pokemon Go?

I've heard you can start with pikachu in pokemon go instead of the 3 standard starters. How would one do this? Is this even possible?
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Why would a Pokemons CP show as “???”?

Normally when I encounter a Pokemon, it displays the CP. A Venomoth popped up and I engaged to catch it. This time the CP was shown as "???". I eventually caught it and it's CP was 285. Was there ...
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Is a Pokémon's weight and height relevant?

Does a Pokémon's weight and height influence their CP? Or are the differences between Pokémon weight/height purely cosmetic, i.e. "just for fun"?
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Why is there a 0 CP egg in this gym?

On my way to work this morning I saw what appeared to be an egg with 0 CP in a gym. Is this a glitch with the game (like an error state), or did someone actually modify the game to place an egg in a ...
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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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Is dodging an effective strategy, and if so, how can I use it most optimally?

I have been able to dodge a few attacks here and there in different battles, but by and large, the most effective thing to do to win a gym fight seems to be spam tapping my screen as fast as I ...
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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 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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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 catch a Ditto?

Ditto has now been released in the latest patch, and I would like to catch one. What are the conditions to capture a Ditto? Does it show up on the nearby tracker? Or will it transform into something?
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Can I catch Pokémon when I move very quickly?

Assumed I am in a train or car (only co-driver!) with high speeds. Can I catch Pokémon anyway although my environment passes very quickly?
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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 do I throw a Curveball?

I noticed an XP bonus (+10 base if it just hits, no extra bonus for good throws) for a "curve ball" upon catching a Pokémon. I have no idea how I did this, and would like to know how to replicate ...
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What do these steps in Pokémon Go mean?

I just started and finally caught my second Pokémon, as I noticed these steps on my close by Pokémon. What does it mean? It is probably related with how far the Pokémon is, but how far is far?
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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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Can someone “steal” my Gym?

When I defeat a gym and get its prestige level to zero, is there a cool-down where only I, the conqueror, can place a Pokémon in it? I wonder if someone could just wait at a public place for the ...
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What is CP? Why is it important?

Pokémon have a statistic called CP. What does it do, and why is it relevant? Is it a substitute for the nonexistent levels and statistics, or is it something completely different?
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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 are the medals good for?

I was browsing through my profile on Pokemon Go and I saw a list of medals. The list contains goals to reach, but it does not explain what they are good for. Other than personal satisfaction, do they ...
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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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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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What is the difference between the dashed and solid attack bars?

I was flipping through my Pokemon list to see which kind of attacks they had, and I notice there was a small different between the attacks. Some attacks contained a dashed blue bar where as others ...
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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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What are the maximum bag space and Pokemon storage? How many upgrades are needed to reach the limits?

In Pokemon Go, bag space and Pokemon storage are limited. First, what are the starting limits? More importantly, there are upgrades for 50 Bag Space and 50 Pokemon. How many of each of these upgrades ...
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How do I get rid of eggs?

I'm already at the limit of 9 and most of them are 5km eggs. Is there any way to get rid of them? I want to make space for 10km eggs because I hope they contain rarer Pokémon.
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What happens when I transfer a Pokémon to the Professor?

When I catch a Pokémon or when I select it in the menu I can select an option "TRANSFER"? What happens when I transfer it to the Professor?
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Does Razz Berry work for the next throw or catch?

When using a Razz Berry to improve the chance a Pokemon won't break free — does it apply for your next throw or your next catch i.e. it doesn't matter how many Pokeballs it takes? The exact wording ...
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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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How many evolutions can be done in 30 minutes

Basically the title says it all. If your trying to save up evolutions to do them during a single lucky egg, how many evolutions can one do in a 30 min period to maximize the time of the egg?
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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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How long does a Pokémon stay in one location?

If a friend encounters a Pokémon, it doesn't disappear directly. So I should be able to catch it, as well. My question is, how long does it stay there? Can I still expect to find it there a few hours ...
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How can I find Pokemon using the “sightings” feature?

With this new "sightings" feature, supposedly you see pokemon that are near you. When they are no longer near, they should disappear from that list, returning when you move back in range. Now, how ...
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How does one properly utilize Gyms?

How do gyms work in general? Do my Pokemon battle others there? How are the stats taken into consideration if they do battle? If I leave my Pokemon in a gym that I will not be returning to, can I get ...
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How can I change my character's appearance after starting Pokémon GO?

Pokémon GO released today, and in my haste to get started and catch some 'mons, I rushed through the character setup screen, thinking I could customise it later. However, I can't see a way to do this: ...
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How is the skillset of an evolution being chosen?

You may already know that if you catch two Pidgeys, they may have a different skillset. I've also seen that evolving them from different skillsets will also create Pidgeottos with different skillsets....
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Why would a gym ever be left undefended?

There are 6 gyms in my area and every once in a while I will see that one of the gyms is completely undefended, which allows me to claim it. Why would this happen? In all the cases this has happened I ...
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How do you heal in Pokemon Go?

Is there a way besides Potions? Do pokemon restore health over time?
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Does the blue highlight indicate anything? [duplicate]

I have noticed that a few of my Pokemon have a blue highlight on them: From my inspection, I haven't been able to identify it's purpose. It doesn't distinguish CP, or if that Pokemon was caught or ...
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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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What are all the sources of XP?

As the title suggests, what are all the possible sources of XP on PokemonGo? I just manually evolved a Kakuna into a Beedril last night, and got 1000 XP for that, which has never happened to me before....
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Are there Pokemon in areas without roads?

I live in a less densely populated area, and I was thinking I could go Pokémon-hunting in the forest. There are no roads or monuments in that area, and I was wondering if there is any chance of ...
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How does the new catch bonus work in Pokémon Go?

With the latest updates (0.41.2 for Android, 1.11.2 for iOS) in Pokémon Go, they have introduced catch bonuses. The update blurb states: Trainers can earn a catch bonus for a Pokémon type as they ...
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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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What's the best strategy for early play in Pokemon-Go?

I am still unable to play Pokemon-Go but I want to have a solid strategy when I can finally play. Are there any special ways of catching up quickly in XP for someone who will start for the first time?...
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Infinite vs. Limited Use Incubators

Is there any advantage to incubating an egg with the infinite use incubator, or the limited uses incubators? Are CP values or rarity of the hatched pokemon affected by the type of incubator used?
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Is there a way to control or predict Tyrogue's evolution?

Tyrogue, like Eevee, can evolve into different Pokémon. It's possible to control which evolution Eevee turns into. Is there a similar method for Tyrogue?

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