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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Why can’t I evolve my Feebas?

I made it my buddy and I have 106 candies, now it says I have to walk my buddy 20 more km. So I removed my buddy and replaced it with something else and it still would not evolve, can someone help?
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How will Exeggcute evolve?

With the recent addition of the Alolan Exeggutor form, will Exeggcute evolve to the old form, or the new one (with a different move pool and types)? It will not be like the main series, because it ...
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What is 'IV range' in relation to IVs? Is one more important than the other?

I am attempting to catch strong pokemon in Pokemon Go. I have heard that a pokemon with max IV is strong. I know what IVs are, but what is IV range? Is it necessary?
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Charged TM keeps giving me the same two moves

I have a level 35 Gyarados with perfect IVs but it had Crunch as the charge move so I wanted to change it to Hydro Pump. I had 6 charge TM lying around so I decided to roll the dice and use them. I ...
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Will Feebas' distance travelled still count towards the evolution requirement if I unbuddy it now?

Feebas can be evolved to Milotic with 100 candies after walking 20km with it. I've walked mine 20km, but I still lack candies and I would rather walk another Pokemon until I get those 100 candies. ...
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Cannot receive reward for field-research

Today I am on the last day of the field-research quests. I have already collected about 8 stamps today but I still cannot receive the reward: nothing happens if I click on the big orange button. If ...
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What is this animation and why is it happening? [duplicate]

This showed up while I was playing Pokémon Go and I walked into the cloud, but nothing happened. I walked away and came back, still nothing. I think it might be a glitch. Has anybody out there seen ...
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Delaying field research quests

It it wise or even possible to not turn in completed field research quests in order to turn them in on another day? For example I'm in a highly active area on a Saturday and usually busy during the ...
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What do the small black stars mean on my Flaaffy?

When I caught it, it had three tiny stars to the left of the CP and it’s light pink, not the regular color
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Which legendaries can you get from field research breakthroughs?

I know these achievement packs can give first generation legendaries. Does it give legendaries from other generations as well?
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Do some pokemon players not see all pokestops?

My son and I play Pokemon Go together. I use a google account and he has a PTC account, as he is under 13. We each have our own Android device. On his game, he does not see the Starbucks stops. Is ...
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Can appearing research Pokemon retreat?

I've heard that the special field research Pokemon appearing (Mew) can't retreat so everyone will get it. How about the field research Pokemon? So far I've catched all from my field research tasks and ...
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Special Evolution items

Is there any reason to keep special evolution items after I've used each of them? Sun Stone, King's Rock, Metal Coat, Dragon Scale, Up-Grade
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Should I prioritize Pokémon on their base strengths or try and shore up a weaker stat? [duplicate]

I have two Beldum and I'm trying to decide which one to evolve into a Metagross. Their stats are.... Beldum #1). 15 attack, 15 defense, 14 stamina Beldum #2). 15 attack, 14 defense, 15 stamina So ...
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Is Special Research the only way to obtain Mew?

Niantic doesn't specifically say whether Special Research is the only way to obtain Mew. Although we assume it is, is there any confirmation?
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What kind of Field Research quests are there?

I have seen a couple of predictable Field Research quests, like "catch X of Y", but also less normal quests, like "spin 3 PokéStop you haven't visited before". What are all the different type of ...
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Can gyms give you Field Research?

I live close to a gym and spin it often for items. Can I spin it to give me field research quests?
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Do high CP Pokemon spawn more often after a long day of playing Pokemon go?

I found High CP Pokemons more often after walking long distances and capturing Pokemon gyms. Do you think the game spawns more High CP Pokemon depending on the amount of XP gained recently? It might ...
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Does a change in moveset change the CP?

I may use my TM's on my Pokemons but will a change in the moveset change the combat power of my Pokemon?
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Is there any benefit to using the same Pokemon all the time, increasing the 'battles won' statistic?

I have a Gengar which I use a lot. Should I use other Pokemon more, or does sticking to one Pokemon bring additional benefits? For example, am I increasing the likelihood of getting Gengar candies on ...
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Is there any benefit to feeding a Pokemon 10 golden razz berries?

Will 10 raspberries increase the HP of the Pokemon drastically after each fight, just like feeding them to Pokemon with low HP?
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Pokemon Go iPhone - deleting accounts from sign-in screen

I have an iPhone and have the max number of accounts (10) - I want to delete 3 of these, as they are friends that have used my phone previously but no longer play. When I try to add another account, ...
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Transferring event Pokemon

My grandson has caught 15 or so of the event pokemon and it won't let me transfer them. How can I get rid of some of these?
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What is the criteria for feeding berries?

I like feeding Pokemon with berries on gyms. However, it is not always allowed to feed them. I already know that you cant feed more than 10 in a certain period of time. I also know that you can't ...
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Which current raid bosses have the potential for being shiny to catch after it’s defeated?

Ex: If I take down a Snorunt raid boss, is there a chance it could be shiny when it’s catch time? Or is a shiny snorunt only possible by catching in the wild? (Same question for Sableye, Swablu, ...
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Which Pokémon have a further evolution that isn't yet available?

My motivation behind this question is to know which candy I should be collecting to be able to evolve Pokémon once their evolutions become available.
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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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