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Pokémon Go adds Smeargle, details in-game Pokémon Day event

Painter Pokémon Smeargle is finally available in Pokémon Go, several years after the rest of his Johto compatriots. Smeargle’s unique ability to permanently copy an opponent’s move has been more or less maintained, by making it randomly appear when you snap AR photos of other Pokémon. It’ll then have the … Continue reading

Pokémon Go finally getting AR photo mode

At last, Pokémon Go is getting an AR photo mode. It’s called Go Snapshot, and it’s coming very soon. Up until now, you’ve only been able to take AR snaps of Pokémon while you’re catching them – which, if you’re catching a really rare ‘mon, is probably not your main … Continue reading

Pokémon Go Gen 4 evolutions released, raids made tougher

Pokémon Go has unlocked new Gen 4 evolutions and fresh Pokémon to hunt in the wild. You can now evolve Aipom into Ambipom, Tangela into Tangrowth, Lickitung into Lickilicki, Yanma into Yanmega, female Snorunt into Froslass and male Kirlia into Gallade using a Sinnoh Stone. Out in the wild, you … Continue reading

Pokémon Go’s PVP Trainer Battles finally live, but with issues

Pokémon Go’s long-awaited PVP Trainer Battles are finally live but, like anything in Pokémon Go, the feature has launched with some issues. Right now you can challenge the game’s Team Leaders in easy-peasy trial battles. This seems to be working okay. Read Also Pokémon Go adding research tasks and Mew … Continue reading

Pokemon Go Field Research quests: December missions and rewards, Special Research and Breakthroughs

One of the best ways to progress in Pokemon Go is to stay on top of the Pokemon Go Research Quests – constantly changing missions and activities that players can pick up and complete for bonuses and rewards. Pokemon Go’s research quests are split into two categories: Field Research and … Continue reading

Inside Pokémon’s house of cards

There’s a part of me that wants to say the inside of Creatures Inc., the Tokyo company where Pokémon cards are made, is exactly what you’d expect. That it is everything you’ve imagined. A Wonkalike dream factory of wonder and weirdness, hidden in plain sight. You might also like to … Continue reading

Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu & Eevee Review – A Classic Evolved

After two decades on dedicated handheld platforms, the Pokémon franchise is finally relocating to the big screen. While we wait for the first full-fledged RPG to hit Switch, Pokémon: Let’s Go Pikachu and Let’s Go Eevee are remakes of the first generation of the series with modern graphics and updated … Continue reading

Pokémon Go update adds Gen 4 evolutions, Meltan, more

Classic Pokémon such as Magmar and Electabuzz can now evolve for the first time in Pokémon Go. Last night, Pokémon Go added a new item which unlocks these species’ new Gen 4 evolutions. Named the Sinnoh Stone, after the Gen 4 games’ region, this one-size-fits-all item replaces some complicated mechanics … Continue reading