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After 'Pokémon Go' Fest disaster, Niantic delays events in Europe


Pokémon Go developer Niantic is taking its mistakes to heart and delaying a handful of upcoming events so they don’t turn out like the first-ever Pokémon Go Fest in Chicago. Previously announced Pokémon Go Safari Zone events in Denmark, Czech Republic, Sweden, and The Netherlands that were scheduled for August are postponed until “a date later in the fall,” Niantic …

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Supercut of the disastrous 'Pokémon Go' Fest is here to make you cringe


By now you’ve probably heard about the disaster that was Pokémon GO Fest. Actually seeing it all go down in a less-than-10-minute supercut, however, is a whole other level of cringe-worthiness.  I don’t want to keep picking on Niantic for the technical difficulties they experienced during their first-ever live event in Chicago last weekend. Especially because they’ve actually done a …

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'Pokémon Go' players can team up for global rewards this month


Pokémon Go players around the world are invited to band together and catch Pokémon during the Pokémon Go Fest in Chicago this month, unlocking rewards and bonuses for everyone. SEE ALSO: ‘Pokémon Go’ has totally transformed one year on and you should tap back in During the Pokémon Go Fest in Chicago July 22, players who catch specific Pokémon while …

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'Pokémon Go' has totally transformed one year on and you should tap back in


It makes me kind of sad to think that Pokémon Go is now a year old. Actually sad is probably the wrong word — more nostalgic, maybe. When I think back to July and August last year it seemed like absolutely everyone in the world was playing it: friends, colleagues, family, random people in the street. You’d go out on …

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'Pokémon Go' celebrates its first birthday by giving Pikachu a hat


Pokémon Go is celebrating its first birthday this month with discounts on items and something for fans of the original Pokémon TV show: Pikachu, donning Ash’s hat. SEE ALSO: ‘Pokémon Go’ is branding Pokémon caught by cheaters Starting today and running through July 24, Pikachus found in the wild will be wearing Ash’s hat from the first season of the …

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'Pokémon Go' is branding Pokémon caught by cheaters

Pokémon Go players who use cheats to catch Pokémon may find that those Pokémon are marked as illegitimate in their inventory and behave oddly in combat, a Niantic representative said on Reddit Wednesday. SEE ALSO: ‘Pokémon Go’ is getting raids This new anti-cheat measure comes less than a month after players discovered that Niantic was preventing rarer Pokémon from showing …

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Ticket scalpers are ruining the first-ever 'Pokémon Go' festival

Pokémon Go Fest is coming to Chicago next month, but if you missed out on getting a ticket in the initial sale, you’re gonna have to shell out a couple hundred bucks to ticket scalpers.  Tickets for Niantic’s Pokémon Go Fest went on sale Monday morning, but the $20 tickets sold out in 15 minutes, Polygon reported today. Scalpers turned …

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Raids are coming to 'Pokémon Go'

For its first birthday — can you believe it’s almost been a year? — Pokémon Go is getting a massive update. With it comes a revamped Gym system and…raids!  SEE ALSO: A major new ‘Pokémon Go’ update is on the way Under the shade of some trees just outside the Los Angeles Convention Center last week, I got a tour …

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A major new 'Pokémon Go' update is on the way


Brace yourselves, trainers — the biggest Pokémon Go update since the release of Gen II is well on its way. SEE ALSO: A beginner’s guide: How to play ‘Pokémon Go’ We’ve known for a while that Niantic were planning a big overhaul to the current gym system (it was due a change, to be fair), and with today’s announcement we …

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'Pokémon Go' is holding a weeklong 'adventure' event


Splendid news, trainers: starting Thursday, Pokémon Go will be running yet another event — and this one’s a whole week long. SEE ALSO: A Russian blogger was sentenced for playing ‘Pokémon Go’ in a church Pokémon Go Adventure Week will run from Thursday 18 May (1 p.m. PDT) until Thursday 25 May (1 p.m. PDT). Continuing in the type-based theme …

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