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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How often Niantic update map in Pokemon GO? [closed]

I'm trying to improve my chances in getting Ex-raid pass in Pokemon GO. What I've figured out from research is that Ex-raid passes are given to (some) players that had raided Gyms in parks. Since ...
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Why is the gym icon color on my Pokémon different than my current team?

I'm mystic team so it's always blue but that Gligar is always red does someone know what is happening?
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How to evolve my pokemon in Pokemon go without the app making me go to the top of the pokemon list? [duplicate]

I seem to remember being able to rename, favorite, evolve, transfer, etc. my pokemon in Pokemon Go without the app making me go back to the top of the list but for some reason, the latest update makes ...
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Colored background on pokestop items? [duplicate]

Why are some pokestop items in different back ground colors? These are not my first pokestop of the day and they have both yellow and blue background items.
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What use is a Star Piece?

With the recent update, a new item was introduced in Pokemon Go: Star Piece. In previous Pokemon games this was only to get ingame money and minor other things (source). Because there is no currency ...
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Pokemon go, not getting the option of which google account to login on

Hi trying to transfer my lads account from my wife's iPhone to his android phone. when a do it, it just installs my pokemon account and does give the option to choose his? I've signed out of all ...
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Pokemon Go transfer issue

Before, when I transferred a Pokemon to the professor, I returned to the same Pokemon in the A-Z function; now I am returned to the beginning. This means scrolling down after each transfer, which is ...
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Pokemon not showing up or spawning

I hit level 37 two days ago while traveling and every since coming back home I cannot find or see Pokemon. They rarely spawn, and when they do they're just commons. Even when I'm standing in my city ...
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Windy weather in Pokemon Go

It's been fairly windy the last few days but I haven't had a "Windy" weather type show up in the weather panel. Are the wispy white lines in my image (right hand side) an indication of wind? Or is ...
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What are the conditions to make a 100% catch?

The last days (since gen3 is out) it happened a few times to me, that I used a superberry AND a hyperball on a basic pokemon and I immediately catched it without the ball even wobbling around. Now I'...
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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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Determine whether Wurmple will evolve into Silcoon or Cascoon

Wurmple has two evolutionary paths, via Silcoon to Beautifly and via Cascoon to Dustox. In the original games this is based on Personality Value. There is no sign this is yet in Pokemon Go, so how is ...
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Unable to choose a nickname [duplicate]

I am unable to pick a nickname for my trainer. When I use names like Ash, Millby, or anything else, the game says that it is not availible. What should my nickname be then?
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Where does Niantic get their weather data? [closed]

And, how do they determine if weather is "extreme"? It snowed yesterday here. I got "extreme" all day yesterday and the snow background images. And I'm still getting that now even though the storm is ...
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What weather improves which types?

Since the last update, different real life weather types have an influence on the attack and spawn rate of certain types. For example, rain will boosts water types, so what other combinations are ...
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What is the white swirl around the Pokémon on the map?

Since the last update (8 December 2017) I sometimes see a Pokémon with a sort of whirlwind around it. In the catch screen, there is a little icon added. When I caught it, it gave me 25 bonus star dust....
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Pokemon GO sign up ERROR

When I was making an account for pokemon GO with my kid, it said to make a trainer club account. So I did. But then when I put in my kids date of birth, it said to send an email to my email address. ...
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Is there an advantage to saving my Incubators for 5 and 10km eggs?

Seeing as incubators are limited/costly, should I save my Incubators for 5km and 10km eggs, and only use the free infinite one for 2km eggs? Or, am I better off using my Incubators as frequently as ...
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Pokemon Go Pixel 2 XL Connection Issues

I recently switched to a Pixel 2 XL and have been unable to connect through data since. The game works fine on wifi and will even stop working when switched to data. I have tried numerous fixes ...
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My bag is not full, so why can't I catch any Pokémon? [duplicate]

I have only 118 items in my bag, so it is not full, yet I'm being told it is full. When it said that the bag was full initially, I threw many items away. I'm now left with 118 items, but every time I ...
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Double candies during Helloween event 2017

During this event when I transfer Pokémon or evolve it I will get double candies, but is this true for all situations when I can get candies? For example, does it work when I hatch an egg? Will I ...
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Are there any requirements to receiving TMs?

The first raid I did was against a Magikarp and I handled that without issue and among my rewards was a Fast TM manual that I've been holding onto. Since then, I've done maybe 2 dozen other raids and ...
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How Do I get past the Magnemite screen on Pokemon Go?

Shortly after I start a pokemon go account, a screen appears that has a picture of magnemite on it with a box at the bottom you can type in. What am I supposed to type in the box? How do I get past ...
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Is there an established single-letter abbreviation for Pokemon energy types?

I am playing Pokemon Go and want to keep a note of the types of my Pokemon and their attacks in the name field. I have found unofficial suggestions like this, but this is too much information for me, ...
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Can an Eevee evolve into Umbreon/Espeon “randomly”?

I am aware that there is a "naming trick" which you can use to evolve an Eevee into an Umbreon or Espeon. I am also aware that you can walk with an Eevee for 10 km as your buddy, then if you evolve ...
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Pokemon go bag full! [duplicate]

My pokemon account is saying that my bag is full but it is not full. I have plenty of room and I can collect items no bother at pokemon stops. I can't catch pokemon as it comes up saying my bag is ...
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How can I increase my available Pokemon

I presently have only 180 of 250 available pokemon. According to my son's iPad, he presently has 229 of 1,000 available pokemon. When my eggs hatch, I get the same ones over and over again. When his ...
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Can I see an EX raid I wasn't invited to?

If an EX raid is happening at a gym near me, and I wasn't invited, can I still see it (and just not join)? Or does the gym appear normal to anyone who wasn't invited?
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Can I do a raid with a full Pokemon Box?

When the Pokémon Box is full, you can't catch wild Pokémon or get eggs from Pokestops. Does this restriction apply to raids as well? Or can I battle and catch a raid boss even if my Pokémon Box is ...
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What is this icon above the gym I just completed a raid at?

I haven't battled very much since the major gym changes (truthfully, I've quit playing mostly because of those changes) But anyway, today I beat a raid boss before the gym raid began. It said "You Won"...
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What does a tornado on the map mean?

There is a tornado like swirl on my map. It has dust clouds lighting coming from it. It is in a random spot next to a poke stop. Nothing is popping up in that circle. It is not attached to me like it ...
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How can I identify a raid boss Pokémon from a regular one in my Pokémon bag?

Let's say I have a Magikarp in my Pokémon bag and go to a raid where the raid boss is Magikarp. I then defeat the raid boss and capture it. How do I identify which Magikarp in my Pokémon bag is the ...
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Will the Samsung Galaxy Nexus run Pokémon Go?

Is it possible to play Pokémon Go on an old phone like this? What about if I install Lineage OS to play with Pokémon go?
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Where do I get Golden Razz Berries from?

I had no luck finding any reliable source on where one can get Golden Razz Berries. I could imagine getting it either from raids or from pokestops (or maybe as a level-up reward). Does someone have ...
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How does the 'battles won' work after June 2017 gym update?

In the new gym system right before you start a battle against a defending Pokémon with with your own it shows the two Pokémon, their respective combat powers and battles won. How does the new battles ...
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Is there a maximum gym time for Pokémon or do I have to wait until someone defeats it?

I have a question regarding the time a Pokémon can stay in a gym. I haven't found anything regarding this topic, so if this is a dupe I'm sorry. Some background: I've been on vacation in Croatia and ...
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What does it mean when a Pokéstop has a white ring around it?

I was walking around when I noticed that some Pokéstops have a small white ring around them. What is the meaning of the white ring?
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Does evolving a Pokémon of different gender grant experience points for new Pokédex entry?

When a Pokémon is evolved into a new Pokédex entry, 500 experience points are granted on top of the usual 500 for evolving a Pokémon. Do these points also get awarded for a different gender evolution ...
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Blocked Pokemon Go on Android 6

I want to use another old phone to play Pokemon Go, my old phone has Android 6. I have installed Pokemon Go correctly from the Google play store but it remains blocked to the choose date page, I can't ...
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Cannot change the order of pokemon when battling a gym

When I (Lvl 35) battle a gym (non-Raid), it won't let me change my pokemon. (I can change if it is a RAID battle for some reason.) If I do exchange even one pokemon, then the BATTLE button goes dark. ...
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Will fighting alongside a Pokemon add it to your Pokedex?

Last weeks the Legendary Birds and Lugia were released. After an intense raid battle you could catch these beasts and add them to your Pokedex. However, you were not allowed to leave them in gyms, ...
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Does the amount of time that a Pokémon stays in a gym affect the points received for that gym?

Does the amount of time that a Pokémon stays in a gym relevant to the gym's points received? Imagine that I have two pokemon in two different gyms. My two gym ranks are the same. When someone else ...
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What is the reset time for diminishing returns when feeding berries in PoGo gyms?

When the latest gym rework originally came out, the diminishing returns for motivation increase on berries would reset after around half an hour. A berry fed half an hour after the first berry fed ...
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Can you get candies while feeding pokemon remotely?

While feeding candies to Pokemons at gyms, you have a small chance to receive a candy. I have however never noticed receiving a candy while feeding berries to a gym when I am not close to the gym. But ...
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What unown letters are available through the Aug. 2017 European event?

In the current (August 2017) event going on in Europe, Kangaskhan and Unown are available in Europe, and in large masses. From Trainer Tip's Video I've learned that during the Chicago event Unown were ...
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Pokemon go: login with 4g impossible [duplicate]

I cant login on pokemon go with my 4g, but when I login with wifi I can walk away with 4g and the app works perfectly fine. Although you do not always have internet accesable, I need to be able to ...
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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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Is there any reason to feed a berry to a Pokémon in the new gym system?

Since the latest gym update in Pokémon GO, you are encouraged (by repeated messages) to feed berries to your Pokémon. However, since the amount of Pokécoins is capped at 50, equalling about 8 hours, ...
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How do you get a Umbreon or Epseon during reduced buddy distance?

It is known that if you set an Eevee as your buddy for 10km (2 candies), then evolve it, it will turn into an Epseon or Umbreon depending on the time of day. Now, there is a reduced buddy distance ...
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Can you use a Legendary in a Gym Battle?

I know you cannot place a Legendary Pokemon in a Gym to defend is, and I do know that you can use a Legendary to fight a Raid Boss. But I hear some people saying that you also cannot use a Legendary ...

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