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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Am I able to nickname my Pokemon?

I just caught my first Pokemon, but I did not see any option to give my Pokemon a name. Is there any way I am able to nickname my Pokemon?
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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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How do we obtain Pokestop modules?

In the Pokestop screen, there is an 'empty module' that can be upgraded - how do I actually find one?
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What direction to walk in to capture a targeted Pokemon?

There is a list of the nearby Pokemon and some approximate idea of the distance. But after I choose one, how do I actually walk towards it? Is there a way to see the Pokemon on the map or some ...
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How do I use my second move in Pokemon GO?

I was looking at my Pokemon's stats when I noticed that my Pokemon actually has two moves available. However, I could only use the top move in a recent Gym battle. Why is this? Also, what do the ...
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What is the range of a Pokemon's weight and height?

My starter Squirtle is a bit pudgy with XL dimensions, and I wonder if he will need a specialty store for his goggles once he grows up more. Is XL already the max or are there XXXL etc. sizes as well? ...
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How can I mute music and sounds while playing?

The app starts up with background music etc., and this isn't always a good idea to have on - how can I mute the game volume, without having to do so for all apps?
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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 does the semi-circular bar behind a Pokemon mean?

When inspecting a Pokemon I've captured, some have "progress" made on the bar behind the Pokemon's portrait, however some do not. For example, I have four Drowzee - at 12, 13, 14 and 72 CP. The one ...
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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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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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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 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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How do I make a Pokemon stronger?

I recently caught a rather low-CP Growlithe, and I want to make him stronger, either through increasing his CP or by evolving him. What can I do?
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PokéStop cooldown?

How much time does it have to pass, for a PokéStop to be available again? Official support page doesn't mention it.
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Pokémon GO Egg Hatching Distances

According to Incubators and hatching Pokémon Eggs: Each Egg displays the number of kilometers you must walk for the Egg to hatch. In general, the more kilometers required, the rarer the 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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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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How do I add Pokemon to my team?

Clicking on my Player Avatar I can see various stats about my trainer, including one that says 'No Team', which appears greyed out. Clicking on it does nothing: I also can't seem to add them to a ...
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What does the pokeball loading icon indicate?

I noticed, that when I freshly connected into the game (or sometimes during playing) a pokeball appears which probably symbolizes loading (see screenshot). But what does it indicate ... ... Server ...
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Are there any ways to increase your chances of capturing a Pokemon?

I've come across a wild Pokemon with a red circle around it and it broke out of the Pokeball rather quickly. Is there something I can do next time to increase my chances of capturing it?
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How many Pokemon Eggs does an Incubator hatch?

After a certain amount of uses, an Incubator becomes unusable. Is this a set number of eggs or is it a range?
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How do I find Pokémon?

After catching my starter Pokémon I've not encountered any more Pokémon, is it entirely random when Pokémon pop up or is there some kind of indicator for me to be on the lookout for?
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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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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 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 to minimize battery usage while hatching eggs in Pokemon Go?

What's the best way to preserve your battery while hatching eggs in Pokemon Go? For example, do I need to keep the app open and up front? Are there game or phone settings that affect Pokemon Go ...
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Can I get pokégold without paying real money?

So far the only option I found to get pokégold is by purchasing some for real money. But I've only been playing for half a day, so I'm hoping there might be other ways as well. Particularly to get ...
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How close do you need to be to a Poké-Stop?

How close do you need to be to a Poké-Stop to spin the Photo Disc and reap its rewards?
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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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How to catch pokemon

After catching the first pokemon you are left to catch pokemon as you wish with no further explanation on how best to catch these pokemon. After throwing around 10 balls and having them hit away/...
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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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