Pokemon GO

A new Pokemon Snap is coming. This is not a drill

June 18, 2020

It finally happened — after decades of waiting, a brand new Pokemon Snap game is on the way. The announcement came during last night’s Pokemon Presents broadcast, which highlighted a number of brand new Pokemon games coming to the Nintendo Switch. Though it only ran for 10 minutes, the broadcast had a lot to cover. […]

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A Catholic version of Pokemon Go where you “catch” biblical figures now exists

October 25, 2018

There have been a few straight copies of Niantic’s mega-successful Pok√©mon Go (yes, people still play it; someone trade me a Mewtwo please) but none quite as odd as this one. Follow JC Go!, an augmented reality adventure app inspired by the same people that bought you Catholicism (the religion, not the game), has been […]

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Pokemon GO dev Niantic’s next mobile title will be Harry Potter themed

November 10, 2017

Warner Bros Interactive Entetainment and Niantic have finally, officially, spilled the beans on their Harry Potter mobile collaboration. A boat that had become particularly leaky in the last few days,¬†Harry Potter: Wizards Unite¬†will turn players into real world wizards and witches in much the same way Niantic’s megahit¬†Pokemon GO turned players into IRL Pokemon trainers.

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Pokemon Go evolves at last: Gen 2 monsters and new game mechanics coming this week

February 15, 2017

After much begging and cursing Niantic have finally given us their biggest announcement since the mega successful Pokemon Go app debuted in July of last year. That announcement is Generation 2, and we’re talking an actual Gen 2 release, not a bunch of baby Pokemon you can only hatch from eggs. Sometime over the next […]

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Pokemon GO‘s holiday event begins, Gen 2 monsters begin to appear

December 13, 2016

Following rumours earlier in the month that Generation 2 Pokemon were on their way to¬†Pokemon GO, Niantic have released the game’s major holiday update. Select Gen 2 monsters (that’s the¬†Gold and¬†Silver era for those of us old enough to have been around for that) are now appearing in¬†Pokemon GO and there’s never been a better […]

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Pokemon Go quietly adds 100 new Pokemon you can’t catch just yet

December 1, 2016

The game detectives are at it again. In a post over at The Silph Road¬†Pokemon fan site, a deep dive into the code of the latest version of¬†Pokemon GO¬†has revealed that the recently-released Ditto was not the only monster added to the game. Indeed, as many as 100 monsters from the Generation 2 era have […]

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Pokémon Go Plus set to launch in Australia and New Zealand on the 16th of September

September 9, 2016

Australian and New Zealand Pok√©mon Trainers will be geared up to catch ‚Äôem all on September the 16th when Pok√©mon Go Plus makes its launch. The wearable device will be compatible with both iOS and select Android smart phones, and will allow players to detect when a Pok√©mon is near without a mere glance at […]

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Hashtag Burgers have created the ultimate Pokeburgers for their Sydney pop up

August 22, 2016

You won’t have to stuff these ones with razzberries or candy if you want to catch ’em all. The stalwart burger lords over at Hashtag Burgers are bringing something special to their infamous Down ‘N’ Out burger pop-up in Sydney CBD. Now looking beyond their popular homage to In-N-Out, the team have created a limited […]

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Writers of Guardians of the Galaxy and Gravity Falls to pen live-action Pokemon movie

August 19, 2016

Variety reports that writers¬†Nicole Perlman and Alex Hirsch are in negotiations to pen Legendary’s upcoming live-action Pokemon film (yes, that’s a thing) based around the recently introduced character “Detective Pikachu”. This news follows the announcement earlier this year that Legendary had gotten their hands on the rights to the Pokemon franchise. The deal came about […]

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5 Franchises We’d Like To See Get the Pok√©mon GO AR Treatment

August 5, 2016

With Pokémon Go a fully-fledged global phenomenon, even as its myriad recent changes enrage fans, the Augmented Reality genre looks set to explode. We’ve put our heads together and have begun thinking about other brands and franchises we’d like to see get the Augmented Reality treatment.

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Pok√©mon GO‘s latest update 1.1.0 opens avatar customisation, removes nearby tracking

July 31, 2016

Mobile gaming success story/genuine phenomenon Pokémon GO has received its latest update today. Version 1.1.0 brings a number of changes to the altered reality Pokémon hunting sim, including avatar customisation and the removal of those inscrutable Nearby footprints.

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US Pok√©mon Go player becomes the first to catch ’em all.

July 21, 2016

While we’d all like to think we’re Pok√©mon¬†masters in our own right, one player in the US can now officially claim that title after apparently completing Pok√©mon Go‘s¬†the current North American¬†Pok√©dex.

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Doughnut Time have made a Nutella-filled Pokemon doughnut because that’s how trends work

July 14, 2016

Doughnut Time seem to be working hard to constantly bring us a stream of new and exciting creations, and they aren’t above dipping their toes in current gaming trends for inspiration. Just recently they played around with world politics to introduce a limited edition Donald Trump doughnut at their Australian stores; now, with the Pokemon […]

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Sydney Opera House plans a massive Pokemon Go gathering

July 14, 2016

It was only a matter of time before businesses and landmarks stop fighting against Pokemon Go players and start working with them. A lot of this stems from certain areas being hotbeds of activity for the game, and Sydney Opera House is becoming largely known as one such place. In response, the Sydney icon will […]

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This Waterloo hotel is now a dedicated PokéPub; offer Pokémon-themed menu (Sydney)

July 13, 2016

With the immediate area surrounding Waterloo hotspot Abbotts Hotel becoming a hotbed of Pok√©mon activity, the team behind the pub have officially declared it a dedicated “Pok√©Pub”, temping frenzied Pok√©mon Go players with special themed offers that will last all this week. It was only a matter of time before venues jumped on this whole […]

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The Top 10 features we’d like to see in Pokemon Go future updates

July 13, 2016

With¬†Pok√©mon Go‘s first update dropping on iOS this morning,¬†we began to consider the sort of things¬†we’d like to see in future updates. From interface changes to multiplayer functionality, we’ve aiming our Pok√©balls high.

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Ten things you need to know before playing Pokemon GO! (UPDATED)

July 12, 2016

Our obsession with Pok√©mon Go continues unabated. We’re here with a few of the best tips and tricks to help new trainers get started and become a true Pok√©mon master.

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Nintendo’s stock riding high after huge Pok√©mon Go launch

July 12, 2016

CNBC is reporting that Nintendo’s share prices have seen a massive 25 percent spike since the worldwide rollout of¬†Pok√©mon Go¬†began last week. As of this morning, Nintendo’s share price is currently sitting somewhere in the neighbourhood of US$200 a share in Japan, adding an estimated US7.5 billion to the venerable game manufacturer’s market value.

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Pokémon Go launch delayed Asia and Europe as Niantec attempts to address server problems

July 12, 2016

With¬†Pok√©mon Go¬†now available in Australia, New Zealand and the US, Niantic Labs and Nintendo have chosen to briefly halt the game’s global rollout to deal with its ongoing and significant server problems. The Wall Street Journal reports that Niantic and Nintendo have been working to resolve the server issues and are still poised to launch […]

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Official Pokémon Go site suggests patches and fixes inbound

July 12, 2016

Pok√©mon Go¬†still storming the mobile app store charts, but its many technical issues are causing headaches for many players. Thankfully, developer Niantic appears to be onto already if a troubleshooter guide on the game’s official site is to believed.

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Pok√©mon Go‘s first update addresses stability and security risks

July 12, 2016

Players¬†of the iOS version of the wildly popular¬†Pok√©mon Go¬†can this morning grab the game’s version 1.0.1 update from the App Store. The update brings a number of stability improvements, and a fix for those concerned about the security of their Google accounts.

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GPS spoofing, drones and Ubers: Pokemon Go fans are determined to get out of walking

July 12, 2016

Despite the fact that the entire game is built around walking, Pokémon Go players are already coming up with creative ways to get out of doing so. Some of these methods will get you a soft ban from Niantic. Others seem to be working out okay but require some expensive accessories.

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Video Games First Impressions: Pokemon GO (Mobile, 2016)

July 8, 2016

Earlier this week, Nintendo kicked off a soft-rollout of their second major mobile game release, Pok√©mon GO.¬†The altered reality game, which allows players to hunt and capture using the camera on their smartphones has already become a worldwide sensation. Everyone in The Iris offices¬†has been playing it almost non-stop since it dropped and, in a […]

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Pokemon GO is finally out, this is not a drill

July 6, 2016

If you head over to the iOS and Android app stores right now, you can download Nintendo’s new altered realty title,¬†Pokemon GO, and start collecting Pokemon in the real world.

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