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'Pokémon Go' bounces back after its disastrous Fest with a new lineup of events

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Niantic Labs isn’t letting something like a little old day-long public relations disaster get in the way of more public Pokémon Go events. After a struggling through Pokemon Go Fest in Chicago — where long lines and network issues turned what was meant to be a mass gathering of happy fans into an angry mob, resulting in the CEO of …

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'Pokémon Go' will introduce trading and player vs. player battles

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Two major features that have eluded Pokémon Go since its release were reconfirmed to be coming to the popular Pokémon-collecting app: trading and player vs. player battles. Tsunekazu Ishihara, president and CEO of The Pokémon Company, told Bloomberg that Pokémon Go has only achieved 10% of what it’s going to do, specifically mentioning player-to-player trading and player vs. player battles …

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'Pokémon Go' is adding three more legendary Pokémon

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Three new legendary Pokémon are appearing in Pokémon Go starting today: Raikou, Entei, and Suicune. SEE ALSO: Disastrous ‘Pokémon Go’ Fest ends with anger and refunds From Aug. 31 to Sept. 30, Raiku, Entei, and Suicune will pop up in raid battles in specific regions around the world, then swap regions on Sept. 30, and again on Oct. 31. Niantic …

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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