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==Version history==
 
==Version history==
===iOS===
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| 0.29.0
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| July 6, 2016
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* Initial release
 
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| July 13, 2016
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* Support added for Intel CPUs
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* Works on devices running Android N (7.0)
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* Trainers do not to have to enter their username and password repeatedly after a force log out
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* Increased server stability
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* Resolved many issues causing crashes
  +
* Pokémon Trainer Club login issues resolved<ref>https://www.facebook.com/PokemonGO/posts/927439090735983</ref>
 
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| 1.0.2
 
| July 13, 2016
 
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| July 20, 2016
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* Minor text fixes.
 
| 1.0.3
 
| 1.0.3
 
| July 20, 2016
 
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| July 30, 2016
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* Avatars can now be re-customized from the Trainer profile screen
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* Adjusted battle move damage values for some Pokémon{{tt|*|Actually changed in a server-side update shortly prior to this update}}
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* Refined certain Gym animations
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* Improved memory issues
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* Removed footprints of nearby Pokémon
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* Modified battle damage calculation
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* Various bug fixes during wild Pokémon encounter
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* Updated Pokémon details screen
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* Updated achievement medal images
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* Fixed issues with displaying certain map features
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* Minor text fixes
 
| 1.1.0
 
| 1.1.0
 
| July 30, 2016
 
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| 1.1.1
 
| August 1, 2016
 
| August 1, 2016
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| 0.33.0
 
| 0.33.0
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| August 8, 2016
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* Added notice to remind Trainers to not play while traveling above a certain speed; Trainers have to indicate they aren't the driver
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* Fixed bug that prevented "Nice", "Great", and "Excellent" Poké Ball throws from awarding the appropriate XP bonuses
  +
* Enabled ability for Trainers to change nickname one time
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* Quick Start removed from settings
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* Other fixes
 
| 1.3.0
 
| 1.3.0
 
| August 8, 2016
 
| August 8, 2016
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| 1.3.1
 
| 1.3.1
 
| August 11, 2016
 
| August 11, 2016
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| 0.35.0
 
| 0.35.0
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| August 23, 2016
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|
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* Added Pokémon Appraisal
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* Fixed bug that kept defeated Pokémon at 1 HP instead of fainting
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* Minor bot fixes
 
| 1.5.0
 
| 1.5.0
 
| August 23, 2016
 
| August 23, 2016
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| 0.37.0
 
| 0.37.0
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| September 13, 2016
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|
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* Implemented Buddy Pokémon
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* Made it easier to select smaller Pokémon on the screen.
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* Fixed an issue where Eggs would sometimes hatch without displaying the animation.
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* Improved performance reliability when a device switches networks to no longer cause the application to hang or stop updating.
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* Pokémon GO Plus support
  +
* Minor text fixes.
 
| 1.7.0
 
| 1.7.0
 
| September 13, 2016
 
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| 1.7.1
 
 
| September 16, 2016
 
| September 16, 2016
 
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* Added quick help when first connected to Pokémon GO Plus
 
* Added quick help when first connected to Pokémon GO Plus
 
* Minor text fixes
 
* Minor text fixes
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| 1.7.1
  +
| September 16, 2016
  +
|
  +
* Pokémon GO Plus stability improvement
  +
* Added quick help when first connected to Pokémon GO Plus
 
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| 0.39.0
 
| 0.39.0
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| September 24, 2016
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|
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* Capture location: The location where a Pokémon was caught will now be displayed on their information screen.
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* Pokémon GO Plus and Incense: Trainers can attempt to capture Pokémon they encounter from using Incense with the Pokémon GO Plus accessory.
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* Fixed a bug that caused some users to get stuck on the loading screen, even after restarting the app.
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* Fixed a bug where the camera sometimes moved at slow speeds during battle.
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* Minor bug fixes
 
| 1.9.0
 
| 1.9.0
 
| September 24, 2016
 
| September 24, 2016
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* Fixed a bug where the camera sometimes moved at slow speeds during battle.
 
* Fixed a bug where the camera sometimes moved at slow speeds during battle.
 
* Minor bug fixes
 
* Minor bug fixes
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| 0.39.1
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| September 27, 2016
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* Minor text fixes
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| 0.41.2
 
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| 1.11.2
 
| 1.11.2
 
| October 12, 2016
 
| October 12, 2016
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* Decreased the evolution animation time.
 
* Decreased the evolution animation time.
 
* Minor fixes
 
* Minor fixes
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| 0.41.3
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| October 12, 2016
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* Catch Bonus: Trainers can earn a catch bonus for a Pokémon type as they catch more of a specific type.
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* Updated Gym Training: Trainers can now bring six Pokémon to battle at friendly Gyms. The CP of the Pokémon you are battling may be temporarily adjusted lower for your training session.
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* Egg & Incubator Screens: These will periodically update the distance walked without the Trainer needing to close and reopen the screen.
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* Audio fixes
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* Decreased the evolution animation time
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* Minor fixes
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| 0.41.4
 
| 0.41.4
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| October 12, 2016
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* Minor fixes
 
| 1.11.4
 
| 1.11.4
 
| October 14, 2016
 
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| October 24, 2016
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* Professor Willow discovered that Eggs have different patterns depending on the distance required to hatch them.
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* Pokémon type icons have been added to the information screen for each Pokémon.
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* Low battery indicator added for the Pokémon GO Plus.
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* Minor text fixes
 
| 1.13.3
 
| 1.13.3
 
| October 24, 2016
 
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| October 25, 2016
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* Minor bug fixes
 
| 1.13.4
 
| 1.13.4
 
| October 26, 2016
 
| October 26, 2016
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| November 7, 2016
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* You’ll earn bonuses for the first Pokémon catch and PokéStop visit each day. You’ll receive a larger bonus when you do this seven days in a row.
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* When you defeat the Gym Leader at a rival Gym, there will be a brief period of time where only you will be able to place a Pokémon in the open Gym.
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* The amount of Prestige a rival Gym loses when you defeat a regular Gym member has increased. The amount of Prestige gained by training at a friendly Gym has been lowered.
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* Minor text fixes
 
| 1.15.0
 
| 1.15.0
 
| November 7, 2016
 
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| 0.47.1
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| November 19, 2016
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* Fixed an issue where the Egg-hatching cutscene animation would sometimes be briefly visible from the map view.
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* Minor text fixes
 
| 1.17.0
 
| 1.17.0
 
| November 19, 2016
 
| November 19, 2016
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| 0.49.1
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| December 8, 2016
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* Trainers will be able to transfer multiple Pokémon at a time to Professor Willow. To use this function, press and hold on a Pokémon.
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* Pokémon type icons have been added to the Gym battle approach and Gym battle screen.
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* The total Candy count for your Buddy Pokémon has been added to the buddy information screen.
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* The total kilometers a buddy has walked has been added to the information screen of each Pokémon that has ever been your buddy.
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* Minor text fixes.
 
| 1.19.1
 
| 1.19.1
 
| December 8, 2016
 
| December 8, 2016
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* Minor text fixes.
 
* Minor text fixes.
 
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| 0.51.0
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| 0.51.0
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| December 20, 2016
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|
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* The bug that caused incorrect vibration notifications has been fixed.
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* Day and night modes have changed to more accurately reflect the Trainer’s current time of day.
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* Minor text fixes.
 
| 1.21.0
 
| 1.21.0
 
| December 20, 2016
 
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| 1.21.2
 
| 1.21.2
 
| December 22, 2016
 
| December 22, 2016
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* Pokémon GO for Apple Watch
 
* Pokémon GO for Apple Watch
 
* Minor text fixes
 
* Minor text fixes
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| 0.53.1
 
| 0.53.1
| 1.23.1
 
 
| January 18, 2017
 
| January 18, 2017
 
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* Changed distance tracking to better account for GPS drift
 
* Changed distance tracking to better account for GPS drift
 
* Minor text fixes.
 
* Minor text fixes.
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| 1.23.1
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| January 18, 2017
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|
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* Updated Apple Watch to display Eggs obtained from PokéStops
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* Changed distance tracking to better account for GPS drift
 
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| 0.53.2
 
| 0.53.2
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| January 23, 2017
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* Added Korean language support
 
| 1.23.2
 
| 1.23.2
 
| January 23, 2017
 
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| 0.55.0
 
| 0.55.0
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| January 28, 2017
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|
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* Reduced the starting load time on Android devices.
  +
* Resolved Android connectivity issues for the Pokémon GO Plus accessory.
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* Minor text fixes.
 
| 1.25.0
 
| 1.25.0
 
| January 28, 2017
 
| January 28, 2017
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| 0.57.2
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| February 16, 2017
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* Over 80 additional Pokémon originally discovered in the Johto region can be caught.
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* Gender-specific variations of select Pokémon can be caught.
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* Added new encounter mechanics.
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* Added Poké Ball and Berry selection carousels to the encounter screen.
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* Added two new Berries.
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* Added new avatar outfit and accessory options.
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* Added new night-mode map and encounter music.
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* Added bonus Candies for catching Evolved Pokémon.
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* Implemented Apple Watch connection stability improvement.
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* Various bug fixes.
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* Minor text fixes.
 
| 1.27.2
 
| 1.27.2
 
| February 16, 2017
 
| February 16, 2017
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* Various bug fixes.
 
* Various bug fixes.
 
* Minor text fixes.
 
* Minor text fixes.
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| 0.57.3
 
| 0.57.3
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| February 27, 2017
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|
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* Performance improvements.
 
| 1.27.3
 
| 1.27.3
 
| February 27, 2017
 
| February 27, 2017
 
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* Performance fixes.
 
* Performance fixes.
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| 0.57.4
 
| 0.57.4
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| March 5, 2017
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* Minor text fixes.
 
| 1.27.4
 
| 1.27.4
 
| March 5, 2017
 
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| 0.59.1
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| March 22, 2017
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* The 7-day ‘First PokéStop of the Day’ streak will now award a random Evolution item.
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* Minor text fixes.
 
| 1.29.1
 
| 1.29.1
 
| March 22, 2017
 
| March 22, 2017
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* The 7-day ‘First PokéStop of the Day’ streak will now award a random Evolution item.
 
* The 7-day ‘First PokéStop of the Day’ streak will now award a random Evolution item.
 
* Minor text fixes.
 
* Minor text fixes.
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| 0.59.2
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| March 30, 2017
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* Minor bug fixes.<ref>https://twitter.com/PokemonGoApp/status/847140011027910657</ref>
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| 0.61.0
 
| 0.61.0
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| April 6, 2017
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|
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* Added Traditional Chinese language support.
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* Updated the Pokémon collection screen scroll bar.
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* Various bug fixes.
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* Minor text fixes.
 
| 1.31.0
 
| 1.31.0
 
| April 6, 2017
 
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| 0.63.1
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| May 9, 2017
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|
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* Added Brazilian Portuguese language support.
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* Tapping on a medal will now show your progress toward the next medal tier.
 
| 1.33.1
 
| 1.33.1
 
| May 9, 2017
 
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| 0.63.4
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| June 6, 2017
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* Implement bug fixes.
 
| 1.33.4
 
| 1.33.4
 
| June 6, 2017
 
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| June 20, 2017
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* Gym features significantly updated to add the all-new motivation system.
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* Added new Gym Badge feature.
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* Added in-app and push notification system for Gyms.
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* Added Raid Battles, a new cooperative gameplay experience.
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* Added four new items available only by completing Raid Battles.
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* Added Raids tab to Nearby screen.
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* Added search functionality to Pokémon collection screen.
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* Added visual indicator to unvisited PokéStops.
 
| 1.37.1
 
| 1.37.1
 
| June 20, 2017
 
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| 0.67.2
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| June 30, 2017
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* Implement bug fixes.
 
| 1.37.2
 
| 1.37.2
 
| June 30, 2017
 
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| 0.69.0
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| July 18, 2017
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|
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* Added icons to the Pokémon information screen to indicate how the Pokémon was caught.
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* Added the ability for Trainers to spin the Photo Disc at a Gym after completing a Raid Battle.
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* Added the ability for Trainers to send Berries to their Pokémon defending Gyms through the Pokémon info screen when they are not nearby. Motivation regained will be less effective through this method.
  +
* Added the ability for Trainers to give Berries to Pokémon defending Gyms if their motivation meter is full.
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* Improved Pokémon Collection screen search functionality.
  +
* Fixed an issue where Trainers were unable to complete Raid Battles started before time expired on the map view.
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* Fixed an issue where Pokémon are not properly returned to their Trainer after defending a Gym.
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* Various bug fixes.
 
| 1.39.0
 
| 1.39.0
 
| July 18, 2017
 
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| 0.69.1
 
| 0.69.1
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| July 28, 2017
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|
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* Spark has returned to appraise Pokémon for Team Instinct Trainers.
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* Resolved a motivation decay bug impacting Pokémon with less than 3000 CP.
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* Resolved a bug causing Pokémon GO to freeze after consuming potions too quickly.
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* Resolved a bug causing Pokémon GO to freeze after all 6 Pokémon faint during a Raid Battle.
 
| 1.39.1
 
| 1.39.1
 
| July 28, 2017
 
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| 0.73.1
 
| 0.73.1
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| August 30, 2017
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|
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* Added the ability for Trainers to spin the Photo Disc at a Gym using the Pokémon GO Plus accessory.
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* Added the ability to view the number of Trainers entered, and preparing, for a Raid Battle before using a Raid Pass.
  +
* Improved Pokémon Collection screen search functionality by allowing Trainers to search through their Pokémon’s moves using the @ character.
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* Resolved a bug which caused the Raid Boss to always break free from the last Premier Ball.
  +
* Resolved a bug that prevented Trainers from seeing they’d received double XP from Raid Battles when using a Lucky Egg.
 
| 1.43.1
 
| 1.43.1
 
| August 30, 2017
 
| August 30, 2017
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* Resolved a bug which caused the Raid Boss to always break free from the last Premier Ball.
 
* Resolved a bug which caused the Raid Boss to always break free from the last Premier Ball.
 
* Resolved a bug that prevented Trainers from seeing they’d received double XP from Raid Battles when using a Lucky Egg.
 
* Resolved a bug that prevented Trainers from seeing they’d received double XP from Raid Battles when using a Lucky Egg.
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* Various bug fixes.
 
* Various bug fixes.
 
* Various bug fixes.
 
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| 0.75.0
 
| 0.75.0
  +
| September 12, 2017
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|
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*Items received from spinning Gym PokéStops and completing Raid Battles are now displayed in the Journal.
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*Improved Pokémon Collection screen search functionality enables Trainers to search using "Defender" and "Legendary."
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*Resolved a bug that caused Pikachu hats to disappear from the in-game model and icon.
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*Resolved a bug that caused some icons to disappear when scrolling through the Pokédex.
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*Various bug fixes and performance updates.
 
| 1.45.0
 
| 1.45.0
 
| September 12, 2017
 
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| October 3, 2017
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*Various bug fixes.
 
| 1.45.1
 
| 1.45.1
 
| October 4, 2017
 
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| October 7, 2017
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* A confirmation dialogue now appears when attempting to transfer costumed Pokémon.
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* Costumed Pokémon can no longer be mass-transferred.
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* Resolved a bug causing occasional network errors while battling in Gyms.
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* Resolved a bug causing the Pokémon selected in the Raid Battle lobby to be reset after clicking the items button.
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* Resolved a bug where some Curveballs weren’t registering properly.
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* Various bug fixes and performance updates.
 
| 1.47.1
 
| 1.47.1
 
| October 9, 2017
 
| October 9, 2017
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*Resolved a bug where some Curveballs weren't registering properly.
 
*Resolved a bug where some Curveballs weren't registering properly.
 
*Various bug fixes and performance updates.
 
*Various bug fixes and performance updates.
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| 0.79.2
 
| 0.79.2
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| October 14, 2017
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*Bug fixes.
 
| 1.49.2
 
| 1.49.2
 
| October 14, 2017
 
| October 14, 2017
 
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*Various bug fixes and performance updates.
 
*Various bug fixes and performance updates.
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| 0.79.3
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| October 16, 2017
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*Bug fixes.
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| 0.81.1
 
| 0.81.1
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| November 1, 2017
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|
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* Resolved a bug that prevented Trainers from powering up Pokémon to their max CP.
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* Resolved a bug that caused Trainers’ contributions to reset when rejoining a Raid Battle.
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* Various bug fixes and performance updates.
 
| 1.51.1
 
| 1.51.1
 
| November 1, 2017
 
| November 1, 2017
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*Resolved a bug that caused Trainers’ contributions to reset when rejoining a Raid Battle.
 
*Resolved a bug that caused Trainers’ contributions to reset when rejoining a Raid Battle.
 
*Various bug fixes and performance updates.
 
*Various bug fixes and performance updates.
|
 
 
|- style="background:#FFF"
 
|- style="background:#FFF"
 
| 0.83.1
 
| 0.83.1
  +
| November 22, 2017
  +
|
  +
* Bug fixes.
 
| 1.53.2
 
| 1.53.2
 
| November 21, 2017
 
| November 21, 2017
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|- style="background:#FFF"
 
|- style="background:#FFF"
 
| 0.83.3
 
| 0.83.3
  +
| November 23, 2017
  +
|
  +
* Resolved a bug causing error banners to remain visible until the app is restarted.
  +
* Resolved a bug that prevented Trainers from powering up Pokémon to their max CP.
  +
* Improved load times when you open the app.
  +
* Various bug fixes and performance updates.
 
| 1.53.2
 
| 1.53.2
 
| November 23, 2017
 
| November 23, 2017
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|- style="background:#FFF"
 
|- style="background:#FFF"
 
| 0.85.2
 
| 0.85.2
  +
| December 8, 2017
  +
|
  +
* 50 additional Pokémon originally discovered in the Hoenn region can be caught.
  +
* Real-world weather conditions are now reflected in Map View, in battle, and when catching Pokémon.
  +
* Added the beta feature to create battle parties that allow Trainers to save teams of up to six Pokémon to take into Gym battles and Raid Battles.
  +
* Increased Pokémon Storage maximum to 1,500.
  +
* Various bug fixes and performance updates.
 
| 1.55.1
 
| 1.55.1
 
| December 8, 2017
 
| December 8, 2017
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|- style="background:#FFF"
 
|- style="background:#FFF"
 
| 0.87.5
 
| 0.87.5
  +
| December 21, 2017
  +
|
  +
*Added the all-new AR+ encounter mode for Trainers on ARKit-enabled devices (iPhone 6s or later) running iOS11.
  +
*Improved Pokémon GO Plus responsiveness on devices running iOS 11.
  +
*Various bug fixes and performance updates.
 
| 1.57.5
 
| 1.57.5
 
| December 21, 2017
 
| December 21, 2017
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|- style="background:#FFF"
 
|- style="background:#FFF"
 
| 0.89.1
 
| 0.89.1
  +
| January 17, 2018
  +
|
  +
* Resolved a bug that caused the Pokémon collection screen to scroll to the top after evolving, transferring, or renaming a Pokémon.
  +
* Added the ability to sort the Pokédex by region.
  +
* Improved incubator sorting order when selecting an incubator.
  +
* Improved the way Pokémon scale throughout the app.
  +
* Various bug fixes and performance updates.
 
| 1.59.1
 
| 1.59.1
 
| January 17, 2018
 
| January 17, 2018
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|- style="background:#FFF; {{roundybl|5px}}"
 
|- style="background:#FFF; {{roundybl|5px}}"
 
| 0.91.1
 
| 0.91.1
  +
| February 5, 2018
  +
|
  +
* Improved the in-game News feature.
  +
* The Pokémon Collection search function now lets Trainers search using “Shiny.”
  +
* Various bug fixes and performance updates.
 
| 1.61.1
 
| 1.61.1
 
| February 5, 2018
 
| February 5, 2018
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|- style="background:#FFF"
 
|- style="background:#FFF"
 
| 0.91.2
 
| 0.91.2
  +
| February 13, 2018
  +
|
  +
* Bug fixes.
 
| 1.61.2
 
| 1.61.2
 
| February 13, 2018
 
| February 13, 2018
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|- style="background:#FFF"
 
|- style="background:#FFF"
 
| 0.93.2
 
| 0.93.2
  +
| March 6, 2018
  +
|
  +
* Bug fixes
 
| 1.63.2
 
| 1.63.2
 
| March 6, 2018
 
| March 6, 2018
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|- style="background:#FFF"
 
|- style="background:#FFF"
 
| 0.95.3
 
| 0.95.3
  +
| March 16, 2018
  +
|
  +
* Facebook credentials can now be used to log into the app via the "Account" section in Settings.
  +
* Various bug fixes and performance updates.
 
| 1.65.3
 
| 1.65.3
 
| March 16, 2018
 
| March 16, 2018
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|- style="background:#FFF"
 
|- style="background:#FFF"
 
| 0.97.2
 
| 0.97.2
  +
| March 27, 2018
  +
|
  +
* Introduced the new Field Research and Special Research feature that encourages Trainers to complete objectives to earn unique rewards.
  +
* Trainers can now discover the Mythical Pokémon Mew for the first time with Special Research!
  +
* Various bug fixes and performance updates.
 
| 1.67.2
 
| 1.67.2
 
| March 27, 2018
 
| March 27, 2018
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|- style="background:#FFF"
 
|- style="background:#FFF"
 
| 0.99.2
 
| 0.99.2
  +
| April 14, 2018
  +
|
  +
* The Nearby Pokémon indicator now prioritizes Pokémon that are not registered to your * Pokédex and are at PokéStops near you.
  +
Various bug fixes and performance updates.
 
| 1.69.2
 
| 1.69.2
 
| April 14, 2018
 
| April 14, 2018
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|- style="background:#FFF"
 
|- style="background:#FFF"
 
| 0.101.1
 
| 0.101.1
  +
| April 25, 2018
  +
|
  +
* Aspect ratios and UI are now optimized for larger screens such as iPhone X and Samsung 8.
  +
* Lucky Eggs and Star Pieces are now accessible and usable from the Raid and Gym Battle inventories.
  +
* Various bug fixes and performance updates.
 
| 1.71.1
 
| 1.71.1
 
| April 25, 2018
 
| April 25, 2018
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|- style="background:#FFF"
 
|- style="background:#FFF"
 
| 0.103.3
 
| 0.103.3
  +
| May 16, 2018
  +
|
  +
* Trainers can now transform Rare Candy to a specific Pokémon’s Candy in bulk.
  +
* Various bug fixes and performance updates.
 
| 1.73.3
 
| 1.73.3
 
| May 16, 2018
 
| May 16, 2018
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|- style="background:#FFF"
 
|- style="background:#FFF"
 
| 0.103.5
 
| 0.103.5
  +
| May 23, 2018
  +
|
  +
* Bug fixes
 
| 1.73.5
 
| 1.73.5
 
| May 23, 2018
 
| May 23, 2018
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|- style="background:#FFF"
 
|- style="background:#FFF"
 
| 0.105.0
 
| 0.105.0
  +
| May 25, 2018
  +
|
  +
* Improved in-game messaging for error codes.
  +
* Added ability to view and activate items, such as Rare Candy and TMs, directly from a Pokémon's info screen.
  +
* Various bug fixes and performance updates.
 
| 1.75.0
 
| 1.75.0
 
| May 25, 2018
 
| May 25, 2018
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|- style="background:#FFF"
 
|- style="background:#FFF"
 
| 0.105.1
 
| 0.105.1
  +
| June 7, 2018
  +
|
  +
* Bug fixes
 
| 1.75.1
 
| 1.75.1
 
| June 7, 2018
 
| June 7, 2018
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|- style="background:#FFF"
 
|- style="background:#FFF"
 
| 0.107.1
 
| 0.107.1
  +
| June 19, 2018
  +
|
  +
* Added new social features that allow Trainers to add and remove [[Friends (GO)|Friends]] on their Friend List and build up their Friendship Level. As Trainers gain friendship they’ll earn bonuses when participating in Raid Battles.
  +
* Added a new gifting feature which allows Trainers to send friends Gifts they collect from PokéStops.
  +
* Added the ability for Trainers to trade Pokémon.
  +
* Improved Pokémon Collection screen search functionality enables Trainers to search using “Alola”.
 
| 1.77.1
 
| 1.77.1
 
| June 19, 2018
 
| June 19, 2018
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|- style="background:#FFF"
 
|- style="background:#FFF"
 
| 0.109.1
 
| 0.109.1
  +
| July 4, 2018
  +
|
  +
* Bug fixes
 
| 1.79.1
 
| 1.79.1
 
| July 4, 2018
 
| July 4, 2018
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|- style="background:#FFF"
 
|- style="background:#FFF"
 
| 0.109.2
 
| 0.109.2
  +
| July 11, 2018
  +
|
  +
* Bug fixes
 
| 1.79.2
 
| 1.79.2
 
| July 11, 2018
 
| July 11, 2018
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|- style="background:#FFF"
 
|- style="background:#FFF"
 
| 0.111.2
 
| 0.111.2
  +
| July 21, 2018
  +
|
  +
* When Pokémon are traded, there is chance that both traded Pokémon become Lucky Pokémon
  +
* You can now sort the Friends List and assign nicknames to Friends
  +
* Gifts may now contain Stardust
  +
* Trainers now receive XP for sending Gifts
  +
* Added the ability to delete unsent Gifts
  +
* Various bug fixes and performance updates
 
| 1.81.2
 
| 1.81.2
 
| July 21, 2018
 
| July 21, 2018
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|- style="background:#FFF"
 
|- style="background:#FFF"
 
| 0.111.3
 
| 0.111.3
  +
| July 22, 2018
  +
|
  +
* Bug Fixes
 
| 1.81.3
 
| 1.81.3
 
| July 22, 2018
 
| July 22, 2018
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|- style="background:#FFF"
 
|- style="background:#FFF"
 
| 0.111.4
 
| 0.111.4
  +
| August 8, 2018
  +
|
  +
* Bug Fixes
 
| 1.81.4
 
| 1.81.4
 
| August 8, 2018
 
| August 8, 2018
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|- style="background:#FFF"
 
|- style="background:#FFF"
 
| 0.115.2
 
| 0.115.2
  +
| August 16, 2018
  +
|
  +
* You can now use QR Codes to add friends
  +
* Improved Pokémon Collection search function lets you search using the term "Lucky"
  +
* You can now view map details for PokéStops on your screen
  +
* At-a-glance notifications now show when you have sent a Gift or increased your Friendship level with a friend
  +
* Additional setting options let you hide Recently Caught Pokémon from friends
  +
* In-game notifications have a new UI and interactive capabilities
  +
* Various bug fixes and performance updates
 
| 1.85.2
 
| 1.85.2
 
| August 16, 2018
 
| August 16, 2018
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|- style="background:#FFF"
 
|- style="background:#FFF"
 
| 0.115.5
 
| 0.115.5
  +
| August 27, 2018
  +
|
  +
* Same as previous version
 
| 1.85.5
 
| 1.85.5
 
| August 27, 2018
 
| August 27, 2018
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|- style="background:#FFF"
 
|- style="background:#FFF"
 
| 0.117.2
 
| 0.117.2
  +
| August 29, 2018
  +
|
  +
* Bug fixes
 
| 1.87.2
 
| 1.87.2
 
| August 29, 2018
 
| August 29, 2018
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|- style="background:#FFF"
 
|- style="background:#FFF"
 
| 0.117.3
 
| 0.117.3
  +
| September 4, 2018
  +
|
  +
* Niantic Kids Parent Portal is now available
 
| 1.87.3
 
| 1.87.3
 
| September 4, 2018
 
| September 4, 2018
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|- style="background:#FFF"
 
|- style="background:#FFF"
 
| 0.119.1
 
| 0.119.1
  +
| September 12, 2018
  +
|
  +
* PokéStop nominations will be available to level 40 players in Brazil and South Korea
  +
* You can now remove Pokémon from your Favorites while in the trade interface
  +
* You can now share an Exclusive Raid Pass with one friend
  +
* You can now swipe to dismiss in-app notifications
  +
* Various bug fixes and performance updates
 
| 1.89.1
 
| 1.89.1
 
| September 12, 2018
 
| September 12, 2018
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|- style="background:#FFF"
 
|- style="background:#FFF"
 
| 0.119.2
 
| 0.119.2
  +
| September 18, 2018
  +
|
  +
* Same as previous version
 
| 1.89.2
 
| 1.89.2
 
| September 18, 2018
 
| September 18, 2018
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|- style="background:#FFF"
 
|- style="background:#FFF"
 
| 0.119.3
 
| 0.119.3
  +
| September 28, 2018
  +
|
  +
* Bug fixes
 
| 1.89.3
 
| 1.89.3
 
| September 28, 2018
 
| September 28, 2018
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|- style="background:#FFF"
 
|- style="background:#FFF"
 
| 0.119.5
 
| 0.119.5
  +
| October 4, 2018
  +
|
  +
* Bug fixes
 
| 1.89.5
 
| 1.89.5
 
| October 4, 2018
 
| October 4, 2018
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|- style="background:#FFF"
 
|- style="background:#FFF"
 
| 0.123.1
 
| 0.123.1
  +
| October 10, 2018
  +
|
  +
* Pokémon originally discovered in the Sinnoh region are arriving in Pokemon GO
  +
* Friend Requests and Gift notifications will stack now
  +
* Pokémon GO AR+ is now available on select Android devices
  +
* You can now select multiple Pokémon at a time when preparing to battle at a Gym or participate in a Raid Battle
  +
* Various bug fixes and performance updates
 
| 1.91.1
 
| 1.91.1
 
| October 10, 2018
 
| October 10, 2018
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|- style="background:#FFF"
 
|- style="background:#FFF"
 
| 0.123.2
 
| 0.123.2
  +
| October 15, 2018
  +
|
  +
* Bug fixes
 
| 1.91.2
 
| 1.91.2
 
| October 15, 2018
 
| October 15, 2018
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|- style="background:#FFF"
 
|- style="background:#FFF"
 
| 0.125.1
 
| 0.125.1
  +
| October 26, 2018
  +
|
  +
* Bug fixes
 
| 1.93.1
 
| 1.93.1
 
| October 26, 2018
 
| October 26, 2018
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|- style="background:#FFF"
 
|- style="background:#FFF"
 
| 0.127.1
 
| 0.127.1
  +
| November 12, 2018
  +
|
  +
* Bug fixes
 
| 1.95.1
 
| 1.95.1
 
| November 12, 2018
 
| November 12, 2018
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|- style="background:#FFF"
 
|- style="background:#FFF"
 
| 0.127.2
 
| 0.127.2
  +
| November 14, 2018
  +
|
  +
* Bug fixes
 
| 1.95.2
 
| 1.95.2
 
| November 14, 2018
 
| November 14, 2018
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|- style="background:#FFF"
 
|- style="background:#FFF"
 
| 0.129.1
 
| 0.129.1
  +
| November 22, 2018
  +
|
  +
* You will be able to connect to your Facebook account to add Facebook friends who are Pokémon GO Trainers (and have also chosen to enable this feature) to your Friend List
  +
* You will be able to reverse-sort your Friend List and Pokémon Storage
  +
* Pokémon caught prior to the current calendar year will now have a unique indicator
  +
* Various bug fixes and performance updates
 
| 1.97.1
 
| 1.97.1
 
| November 22, 2018
 
| November 22, 2018
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|- style="background:#FFF"
 
|- style="background:#FFF"
 
| 0.129.2
 
| 0.129.2
  +
| November 30, 2018
  +
|
  +
* Bug fixes
 
| 1.97.2
 
| 1.97.2
 
| November 30, 2018
 
| November 30, 2018
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|- style="background:#FFF"
 
|- style="background:#FFF"
 
| 0.131.1
 
| 0.131.1
| 1.99.1
 
 
| December 7, 2018
 
| December 7, 2018
 
|
 
|
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* Trainer Battles take place in one of the three Trainer Battle Leagues, and each requires a team of three Pokémon. Each Trainer Battle League has different Pokémon CP limits.
 
* Trainer Battles take place in one of the three Trainer Battle Leagues, and each requires a team of three Pokémon. Each Trainer Battle League has different Pokémon CP limits.
 
* New hair colors and skin tones will be available for Trainer avatars.
 
* New hair colors and skin tones will be available for Trainer avatars.
|
+
| 1.99.1
|- style="background:#FFF"
 
| 0.131.2
 
| 1.99.2
 
| December 14, 2018
 
|
 
* Bug fixes.
 
|- style="background:#FFF"
 
| 0.131.3
 
| 1.99.3
 
| December 20, 2018
 
|
 
* Bug fixes.
 
|- style="background:#FFF"
 
| 0.131.4
 
| 1.99.4
 
| January 10, 2019
 
|
 
* Bug fixes.
 
|}
 
 
===Android===
 
{| class="roundy expandable" style="background:#{{night color}}; border:3px solid #{{blue color light}}"
 
|- style="color:#fff"
 
! style="background: #{{blue color light}}; {{roundytl|5px}}" | Version
 
! style="background: #{{blue color light}}" | Release date
 
! style="background: #{{blue color light}}; {{roundytr|5px}}" | Changes
 
|- style="background:#FFF"
 
| 0.29.0
 
| July 6, 2016
 
|
 
* Initial release
 
|- style="background:#FFF"
 
| 0.29.2
 
| July 13, 2016
 
|
 
* Support added for Intel CPUs
 
* Works on devices running Android N (7.0)
 
* Trainers do not to have to enter their username and password repeatedly after a force log out
 
* Increased server stability
 
* Resolved many issues causing crashes
 
* Pokémon Trainer Club login issues resolved<ref>https://www.facebook.com/PokemonGO/posts/927439090735983</ref>
 
|- style="background:#FFF"
 
| 0.29.3
 
| July 20, 2016
 
|
 
* Minor text fixes.
 
|- style="background:#FFF"
 
| 0.31.0
 
| July 30, 2016
 
|
 
* Avatars can now be re-customized from the Trainer profile screen
 
* Adjusted battle move damage values for some Pokémon{{tt|*|Actually changed in a server-side update shortly prior to this update}}
 
* Refined certain Gym animations
 
* Improved memory issues
 
* Removed footprints of nearby Pokémon
 
* Modified battle damage calculation
 
* Various bug fixes during wild Pokémon encounter
 
* Updated Pokémon details screen
 
* Updated achievement medal images
 
* Fixed issues with displaying certain map features
 
* Minor text fixes
 
|- style="background:#FFF"
 
| 0.33.0
 
| August 8, 2016
 
|
 
* Added notice to remind Trainers to not play while traveling above a certain speed; Trainers have to indicate they aren't the driver
 
* Fixed bug that prevented "Nice", "Great", and "Excellent" Poké Ball throws from awarding the appropriate XP bonuses
 
* Enabled ability for Trainers to change nickname one time
 
* Quick Start removed from settings
 
* Other fixes
 
|- style="background:#FFF"
 
| 0.35.0
 
| August 23, 2016
 
|
 
* Added Pokémon Appraisal
 
* Fixed bug that kept defeated Pokémon at 1 HP instead of fainting
 
* Minor bot fixes
 
|- style="background:#FFF"
 
| 0.37.0
 
| September 13, 2016
 
|
 
* Implemented Buddy Pokémon
 
* Made it easier to select smaller Pokémon on the screen.
 
* Fixed an issue where Eggs would sometimes hatch without displaying the animation.
 
* Improved performance reliability when a device switches networks to no longer cause the application to hang or stop updating.
 
* Pokémon GO Plus support
 
* Minor text fixes.
 
|- style="background:#FFF"
 
| 0.37.1
 
| September 16, 2016
 
|
 
* Pokémon GO Plus stability improvement
 
* Added quick help when first connected to Pokémon GO Plus
 
* Minor text fixes
 
|- style="background:#FFF"
 
| 0.39.0
 
| September 24, 2016
 
|
 
* Capture location: The location where a Pokémon was caught will now be displayed on their information screen.
 
* Pokémon GO Plus and Incense: Trainers can attempt to capture Pokémon they encounter from using Incense with the Pokémon GO Plus accessory.
 
* Fixed a bug that caused some users to get stuck on the loading screen, even after restarting the app.
 
* Fixed a bug where the camera sometimes moved at slow speeds during battle.
 
* Minor bug fixes
 
|- style="background:#FFF"
 
| 0.39.1
 
| September 27, 2016
 
|
 
* Minor text fixes
 
|- style="background:#FFF"
 
| 0.41.3
 
| October 12, 2016
 
|
 
* Catch Bonus: Trainers can earn a catch bonus for a Pokémon type as they catch more of a specific type.
 
* Updated Gym Training: Trainers can now bring six Pokémon to battle at friendly Gyms. The CP of the Pokémon you are battling may be temporarily adjusted lower for your training session.
 
* Egg & Incubator Screens: These will periodically update the distance walked without the Trainer needing to close and reopen the screen.
 
* Audio fixes
 
* Decreased the evolution animation time
 
* Minor fixes
 
|- style="background:#FFF"
 
| 0.41.4
 
| October 12, 2016
 
|
 
* Minor fixes
 
|- style="background:#FFF"
 
| 0.43.3
 
| October 24, 2016
 
|
 
* Professor Willow discovered that Eggs have different patterns depending on the distance required to hatch them.
 
* Pokémon type icons have been added to the information screen for each Pokémon.
 
* Low battery indicator added for the Pokémon GO Plus.
 
* Minor text fixes
 
|- style="background:#FFF"
 
| 0.43.4
 
| October 25, 2016
 
|
 
* Minor bug fixes
 
|- style="background:#FFF"
 
| 0.45.0
 
| November 7, 2016
 
|
 
* You’ll earn bonuses for the first Pokémon catch and PokéStop visit each day. You’ll receive a larger bonus when you do this seven days in a row.
 
* When you defeat the Gym Leader at a rival Gym, there will be a brief period of time where only you will be able to place a Pokémon in the open Gym.
 
* The amount of Prestige a rival Gym loses when you defeat a regular Gym member has increased. The amount of Prestige gained by training at a friendly Gym has been lowered.
 
* Minor text fixes
 
|- style="background:#FFF"
 
| 0.47.1
 
| November 19, 2016
 
|
 
* Fixed an issue where the Egg-hatching cutscene animation would sometimes be briefly visible from the map view.
 
* Minor text fixes
 
|- style="background:#FFF"
 
| 0.49.1
 
| December 8, 2016
 
|
 
* Trainers will be able to transfer multiple Pokémon at a time to Professor Willow. To use this function, press and hold on a Pokémon.
 
* Pokémon type icons have been added to the Gym battle approach and Gym battle screen.
 
* The total Candy count for your Buddy Pokémon has been added to the buddy information screen.
 
* The total kilometers a buddy has walked has been added to the information screen of each Pokémon that has ever been your buddy.
 
* Minor text fixes.
 
|- style="background:#FFF"
 
| 0.51.0
 
| December 20, 2016
 
|
 
* The bug that caused incorrect vibration notifications has been fixed.
 
* Day and night modes have changed to more accurately reflect the Trainer’s current time of day.
 
* Minor text fixes.
 
|- style="background:#FFF"
 
| 0.53.1
 
| January 18, 2017
 
|
 
* Updated Apple Watch to display Eggs obtained from PokéStops
 
* Changed distance tracking to better account for GPS drift
 
* Minor text fixes.
 
|- style="background:#FFF"
 
| 0.53.2
 
| January 23, 2017
 
|
 
* Added Korean language support
 
|- style="background:#FFF"
 
| 0.55.0
 
| January 28, 2017
 
|
 
* Reduced the starting load time on Android devices.
 
* Resolved Android connectivity issues for the Pokémon GO Plus accessory.
 
* Minor text fixes.
 
|- style="background:#FFF"
 
| 0.57.2
 
| February 16, 2017
 
|
 
* Over 80 additional Pokémon originally discovered in the Johto region can be caught.
 
* Gender-specific variations of select Pokémon can be caught.
 
* Added new encounter mechanics.
 
* Added Poké Ball and Berry selection carousels to the encounter screen.
 
* Added two new Berries.
 
* Added new avatar outfit and accessory options.
 
* Added new night-mode map and encounter music.
 
* Added bonus Candies for catching Evolved Pokémon.
 
* Implemented Apple Watch connection stability improvement.
 
* Various bug fixes.
 
* Minor text fixes.
 
|- style="background:#FFF"
 
| 0.57.3
 
| February 27, 2017
 
|
 
* Performance improvements.
 
|- style="background:#FFF"
 
| 0.57.4
 
| March 5, 2017
 
|
 
* Minor text fixes.
 
|- style="background:#FFF"
 
| 0.59.1
 
| March 22, 2017
 
|
 
* The 7-day ‘First PokéStop of the Day’ streak will now award a random Evolution item.
 
* Minor text fixes.
 
|- style="background:#FFF"
 
| 0.59.2
 
| March 30, 2017
 
|
 
* Minor bug fixes.<ref>https://twitter.com/PokemonGoApp/status/847140011027910657</ref>
 
|- style="background:#FFF"
 
| 0.61.0
 
| April 6, 2017
 
|
 
* Added Traditional Chinese language support.
 
* Updated the Pokémon collection screen scroll bar.
 
* Various bug fixes.
 
* Minor text fixes.
 
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| 0.63.1
 
| May 9, 2017
 
|
 
* Added Brazilian Portuguese language support.
 
* Tapping on a medal will now show your progress toward the next medal tier.
 
|- style="background:#FFF"
 
| 0.63.4
 
| June 6, 2017
 
|
 
* Implement bug fixes.
 
|- style="background:#FFF"
 
| 0.67.1
 
| June 20, 2017
 
|
 
* Gym features significantly updated to add the all-new motivation system.
 
* Added new Gym Badge feature.
 
* Added in-app and push notification system for Gyms.
 
* Added Raid Battles, a new cooperative gameplay experience.
 
* Added four new items available only by completing Raid Battles.
 
* Added Raids tab to Nearby screen.
 
* Added search functionality to Pokémon collection screen.
 
* Added visual indicator to unvisited PokéStops.
 
|- style="background:#FFF"
 
| 0.67.2
 
| June 30, 2017
 
|
 
* Implement bug fixes.
 
|- style="background:#FFF"
 
| 0.69.0
 
| July 18, 2017
 
|
 
* Added icons to the Pokémon information screen to indicate how the Pokémon was caught.
 
* Added the ability for Trainers to spin the Photo Disc at a Gym after completing a Raid Battle.
 
* Added the ability for Trainers to send Berries to their Pokémon defending Gyms through the Pokémon info screen when they are not nearby. Motivation regained will be less effective through this method.
 
* Added the ability for Trainers to give Berries to Pokémon defending Gyms if their motivation meter is full.
 
* Improved Pokémon Collection screen search functionality.
 
* Fixed an issue where Trainers were unable to complete Raid Battles started before time expired on the map view.
 
* Fixed an issue where Pokémon are not properly returned to their Trainer after defending a Gym.
 
* Various bug fixes.
 
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| 0.69.1
 
| July 28, 2017
 
|
 
* Spark has returned to appraise Pokémon for Team Instinct Trainers.
 
* Resolved a motivation decay bug impacting Pokémon with less than 3000 CP.
 
* Resolved a bug causing Pokémon GO to freeze after consuming potions too quickly.
 
* Resolved a bug causing Pokémon GO to freeze after all 6 Pokémon faint during a Raid Battle.
 
|- style="background:#FFF"
 
| 0.73.1
 
| August 30, 2017
 
|
 
* Added the ability for Trainers to spin the Photo Disc at a Gym using the Pokémon GO Plus accessory.
 
* Added the ability to view the number of Trainers entered, and preparing, for a Raid Battle before using a Raid Pass.
 
* Improved Pokémon Collection screen search functionality by allowing Trainers to search through their Pokémon’s moves using the @ character.
 
* Resolved a bug which caused the Raid Boss to always break free from the last Premier Ball.
 
* Resolved a bug that prevented Trainers from seeing they’d received double XP from Raid Battles when using a Lucky Egg.
 
* Various bug fixes.
 
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| 0.75.0
 
| September 12, 2017
 
|
 
*Items received from spinning Gym PokéStops and completing Raid Battles are now displayed in the Journal.
 
*Improved Pokémon Collection screen search functionality enables Trainers to search using "Defender" and "Legendary."
 
*Resolved a bug that caused Pikachu hats to disappear from the in-game model and icon.
 
*Resolved a bug that caused some icons to disappear when scrolling through the Pokédex.
 
*Various bug fixes and performance updates.
 
|- style="background:#FFF"
 
| 0.75.1
 
| October 3, 2017
 
|
 
*Various bug fixes.
 
|- style="background:#FFF"
 
| 0.77.1
 
| October 7, 2017
 
|
 
* A confirmation dialogue now appears when attempting to transfer costumed Pokémon.
 
* Costumed Pokémon can no longer be mass-transferred.
 
* Resolved a bug causing occasional network errors while battling in Gyms.
 
* Resolved a bug causing the Pokémon selected in the Raid Battle lobby to be reset after clicking the items button.
 
* Resolved a bug where some Curveballs weren’t registering properly.
 
* Various bug fixes and performance updates.
 
|- style="background:#FFF"
 
| 0.79.2
 
| October 14, 2017
 
|
 
*Bug fixes.
 
|- style="background:#FFF"
 
| 0.79.3
 
| October 16, 2017
 
|
 
*Bug fixes.
 
|- style="background:#FFF"
 
| 0.81.1
 
| November 1, 2017
 
|
 
* Resolved a bug that prevented Trainers from powering up Pokémon to their max CP.
 
* Resolved a bug that caused Trainers’ contributions to reset when rejoining a Raid Battle.
 
* Various bug fixes and performance updates.
 
|- style="background:#FFF"
 
| 0.83.1
 
| November 22, 2017
 
|
 
* Bug fixes.
 
|- style="background:#FFF"
 
| 0.83.3
 
| November 23, 2017
 
|
 
* Resolved a bug causing error banners to remain visible until the app is restarted.
 
* Resolved a bug that prevented Trainers from powering up Pokémon to their max CP.
 
* Improved load times when you open the app.
 
* Various bug fixes and performance updates.
 
|- style="background:#FFF"
 
| 0.85.2
 
| December 8, 2017
 
|
 
* 50 additional Pokémon originally discovered in the Hoenn region can be caught.
 
* Real-world weather conditions are now reflected in Map View, in battle, and when catching Pokémon.
 
* Added the beta feature to create battle parties that allow Trainers to save teams of up to six Pokémon to take into Gym battles and Raid Battles.
 
* Increased Pokémon Storage maximum to 1,500.
 
* Various bug fixes and performance updates.
 
|- style="background:#FFF"
 
| 0.87.5
 
| December 21, 2017
 
|
 
*Added the all-new AR+ encounter mode for Trainers on ARKit-enabled devices (iPhone 6s or later) running iOS11.
 
*Improved Pokémon GO Plus responsiveness on devices running iOS 11.
 
*Various bug fixes and performance updates.
 
|- style="background:#FFF"
 
| 0.89.1
 
| January 17, 2018
 
|
 
* Resolved a bug that caused the Pokémon collection screen to scroll to the top after evolving, transferring, or renaming a Pokémon.
 
* Added the ability to sort the Pokédex by region.
 
* Improved incubator sorting order when selecting an incubator.
 
* Improved the way Pokémon scale throughout the app.
 
* Various bug fixes and performance updates.
 
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| 0.91.1
 
| February 5, 2018
 
|
 
* Improved the in-game News feature.
 
* The Pokémon Collection search function now lets Trainers search using “Shiny.”
 
* Various bug fixes and performance updates.
 
|- style="background:#FFF"
 
| 0.91.2
 
| February 13, 2018
 
|
 
* Bug fixes.
 
|- style="background:#FFF"
 
| 0.93.2
 
| March 6, 2018
 
|
 
* Bug fixes
 
|- style="background:#FFF"
 
| 0.95.3
 
| March 16, 2018
 
|
 
* Facebook credentials can now be used to log into the app via the "Account" section in Settings.
 
* Various bug fixes and performance updates.
 
|- style="background:#FFF"
 
| 0.97.2
 
| March 27, 2018
 
|
 
* Introduced the new Field Research and Special Research feature that encourages Trainers to complete objectives to earn unique rewards.
 
* Trainers can now discover the Mythical Pokémon Mew for the first time with Special Research!
 
* Various bug fixes and performance updates.
 
|- style="background:#FFF"
 
| 0.99.2
 
| April 14, 2018
 
|
 
* The Nearby Pokémon indicator now prioritizes Pokémon that are not registered to your Pokédex and are at PokéStops near you.
 
* Various bug fixes and performance updates.
 
|- style="background:#FFF"
 
| 0.101.1
 
| April 25, 2018
 
|
 
* Aspect ratios and UI are now optimized for larger screens such as iPhone X and Samsung 8.
 
* Lucky Eggs and Star Pieces are now accessible and usable from the Raid and Gym Battle inventories.
 
* Various bug fixes and performance updates.
 
|- style="background:#FFF"
 
| 0.103.3
 
| May 16, 2018
 
|
 
* Trainers can now transform Rare Candy to a specific Pokémon’s Candy in bulk.
 
* Various bug fixes and performance updates.
 
|- style="background:#FFF"
 
| 0.103.5
 
| May 23, 2018
 
|
 
* Bug fixes
 
|- style="background:#FFF"
 
| 0.105.0
 
| May 25, 2018
 
|
 
* Improved in-game messaging for error codes.
 
* Added ability to view and activate items, such as Rare Candy and TMs, directly from a Pokémon's info screen.
 
* Various bug fixes and performance updates.
 
|- style="background:#FFF"
 
| 0.105.1
 
| June 7, 2018
 
|
 
* Bug fixes
 
|- style="background:#FFF"
 
| 0.107.1
 
| June 19, 2018
 
|
 
* Added new social features that allow Trainers to add and remove [[Friends (GO)|Friends]] on their Friend List and build up their Friendship Level. As Trainers gain friendship they’ll earn bonuses when participating in Raid Battles.
 
* Added a new gifting feature which allows Trainers to send friends Gifts they collect from PokéStops.
 
* Added the ability for Trainers to trade Pokémon.
 
* Improved Pokémon Collection screen search functionality enables Trainers to search using “Alola”.
 
|- style="background:#FFF"
 
| 0.109.1
 
| July 4, 2018
 
|
 
* Bug fixes
 
|- style="background:#FFF"
 
| 0.109.2
 
| July 11, 2018
 
|
 
* Bug fixes
 
|- style="background:#FFF"
 
| 0.111.2
 
| July 21, 2018
 
|
 
* When Pokémon are traded, there is chance that both traded Pokémon become Lucky Pokémon
 
* You can now sort the Friends List and assign nicknames to Friends
 
* Gifts may now contain Stardust
 
* Trainers now receive XP for sending Gifts
 
* Added the ability to delete unsent Gifts
 
* Various bug fixes and performance updates
 
|- style="background:#FFF"
 
| 0.111.3
 
| July 22, 2018
 
|
 
* Bug Fixes
 
|- style="background:#FFF"
 
| 0.111.4
 
| August 8, 2018
 
|
 
* Bug Fixes
 
|- style="background:#FFF"
 
| 0.115.2
 
| August 16, 2018
 
|
 
* You can now use QR Codes to add friends
 
* Improved Pokémon Collection search function lets you search using the term "Lucky"
 
* You can now view map details for PokéStops on your screen
 
* At-a-glance notifications now show when you have sent a Gift or increased your Friendship level with a friend
 
* Additional setting options let you hide Recently Caught Pokémon from friends
 
* In-game notifications have a new UI and interactive capabilities
 
* Various bug fixes and performance updates
 
|- style="background:#FFF"
 
| 0.115.5
 
| August 27, 2018
 
|
 
* Same as previous version
 
|- style="background:#FFF"
 
| 0.117.2
 
| August 29, 2018
 
|
 
* Bug fixes
 
|- style="background:#FFF"
 
| 0.117.3
 
| September 4, 2018
 
|
 
* Niantic Kids Parent Portal is now available
 
|- style="background:#FFF"
 
| 0.119.1
 
| September 12, 2018
 
|
 
* PokéStop nominations will be available to level 40 players in Brazil and South Korea
 
* You can now remove Pokémon from your Favorites while in the trade interface
 
* You can now share an Exclusive Raid Pass with one friend
 
* You can now swipe to dismiss in-app notifications
 
* Various bug fixes and performance updates
 
|- style="background:#FFF"
 
| 0.119.2
 
| September 18, 2018
 
|
 
* Same as previous version
 
|- style="background:#FFF"
 
| 0.119.3
 
| September 28, 2018
 
|
 
* Bug fixes
 
|- style="background:#FFF"
 
| 0.119.5
 
| October 4, 2018
 
|
 
* Bug fixes
 
|- style="background:#FFF"
 
| 0.123.1
 
| October 10, 2018
 
|
 
* Pokémon originally discovered in the Sinnoh region are arriving in Pokemon GO
 
* Friend Requests and Gift notifications will stack now
 
* Pokémon GO AR+ is now available on select Android devices
 
* You can now select multiple Pokémon at a time when preparing to battle at a Gym or participate in a Raid Battle
 
* Various bug fixes and performance updates
 
|- style="background:#FFF"
 
| 0.123.2
 
| October 15, 2018
 
|
 
* Bug fixes
 
|- style="background:#FFF"
 
| 0.125.1
 
| October 26, 2018
 
|
 
* Bug fixes
 
|- style="background:#FFF"
 
| 0.127.1
 
| November 12, 2018
 
|
 
* Bug fixes
 
|- style="background:#FFF"
 
| 0.127.2
 
| November 14, 2018
 
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* Bug fixes
 
|- style="background:#FFF"
 
| 0.129.1
 
| November 22, 2018
 
|
 
* You will be able to connect to your Facebook account to add Facebook friends who are Pokémon GO Trainers (and have also chosen to enable this feature) to your Friend List
 
* You will be able to reverse-sort your Friend List and Pokémon Storage
 
* Pokémon caught prior to the current calendar year will now have a unique indicator
 
* Various bug fixes and performance updates
 
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| November 30, 2018
 
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* Bug fixes
 
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* Trainer Battles take place in one of the three Trainer Battle Leagues, and each requires a team of three Pokémon. Each Trainer Battle League has different Pokémon CP limits.
 
* New hair colors and skin tones will be available for Trainer avatars.
 
* New hair colors and skin tones will be available for Trainer avatars.
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Basic info
Platform: iOS, Android
Category: Real-world adventure
Location-based game
Players: 1+
Connectivity: N/A
Developer: Niantic, Inc.
Publisher: Niantic, Inc.
Part of: Generation VI and VII miscellaneous
Ratings
CERO: N/A
ESRB: E
ACB: PG
OFLC: N/A
PEGI: 3
GRAC: 3
GSRR: N/A
Release dates
Japan: March 29, 2016 (field test)
July 22, 2016 (public release)
North America: May 25, 2016 (field test)
July 6, 2016 (public release)
Australia: April 25, 2016 (field test)
July 6, 2016 (public release)
Europe: July 13, 2016
South Korea: January 24, 2017
Hong Kong: July 25, 2016
Taiwan: August 6, 2016
Websites
Japanese: Official site (TPC)
Official site (Niantic)
English: Official site (TPCi)
Official site (Niantic)
Pokémon.com
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Pokémon GO (Japanese: Pokémon GO) is a multiplayer, location-based, augmented reality Pokémon game for iOS and Android. The game results from a collaboration between The Pokémon Company, Nintendo, and Niantic, Inc., and is free to download with in-app purchases. It was released in most markets with access to the iOS App Store or Google Play Store on a staggered schedule starting on July 6, 2016.

The game was announced at a press conference in Japan on September 10, 2015. Field tests for Pokémon GO were held from March 29, 2016 through June 30, 2016.

The game is compatible with the Pokémon GO Plus and the Poké Ball Plus, Bluetooth devices that allow players to enjoy elements of the game without looking at their phone. Compatibility with the Apple Watch was added in an update on December 22, 2016.

Blurb

Venusaur, Charizard, Blastoise, Pikachu, and many other Pokémon have been discovered on planet Earth!

Now’s your chance to discover and capture the Pokémon all around you—so get your shoes on, step outside, and explore the world. You’ll join one of three teams and battle for the prestige and ownership of Gyms with your Pokémon at your side.

Pokémon are out there, and you need to find them. As you walk around a neighborhood, your smartphone will vibrate when there’s a Pokémon nearby. Take aim and throw a Poké Ball… You’ll have to stay alert, or it might get away!

Search far and wide for Pokémon and items

Certain Pokémon appear near their native environment—look for Water-type Pokémon by lakes and oceans. Visit PokéStops, found at interesting places like museums, art installations, historical markers, and monuments, to stock up on Poké Balls and helpful items.

Catching, hatching, evolving, and more

As you level up, you’ll be able to catch more-powerful Pokémon to complete your Pokédex. You can add to your collection by hatching Pokémon Eggs based on the distances you walk. Help your Pokémon evolve by catching many of the same kind.

Take on Gym battles and defend your Gym

As your Charmander evolves to Charmeleon and then Charizard, you can battle together to defeat a Gym and assign your Pokémon to defend it against all comers.

It’s time to get moving—your real-life adventures await!

Note: This app is free-to-play and is optimized for smartphones, not tablets.

Gameplay

Encountering a wild Rattata, with AR mode disabled (Prior to 0.55.0 version)

Pokémon GO has mechanics much different from those of the core series games. The player is assisted by Professor Willow throughout the game. Players can login using a Pokémon Trainer Club, Google, or Facebook account, which can be linked together for logging in.

The game can be played as an augmented reality (AR) game, so that in wild encounters and battles the Pokémon appear to be in the real world when looking at the smart device's screen. However, it is also possible to disable this functionality, which saves battery power and is necessary on some devices which do not support AR.

Candy and Stardust are two forms of currency central to Pokémon GO. Each Pokémon's evolutionary family uses a specific type of Candy to Power Up or evolve. Stardust is required in addition to Candy to Power Up; unlike Candy, Stardust is not specific to any species of Pokémon. Candy and Stardust are most commonly earned by catching and hatching Pokémon. If a player transfers a Pokémon to Professor Willow, then one Candy for that Pokémon will be awarded.

Unlike in the core series, Pokémon normally only have two moves: one Fast Attack and one Charged Attack. In battle, Fast Attacks can be cast at any time, and the user gains energy each cast. Charged Attacks are generally much stronger moves that cost energy to use. A Pokémon's moves are randomly assigned and can only be changed by using a Fast TM or Charged TM to randomly learn a new Fast Attack or Charged Attack, respectively, replacing the old move. Since December 2018, players could have a Pokémon learn a second Charged Attack by spending a large amount of Stardust and Candy. Evolving a Pokémon randomly resets all of its moves.

Players can also challenge each other in Trainer Battles or challenge the Team leaders Candela, Spark, and Blanche in Battle Training.

Players can customize their appearance, such as clothing and accessories, which can be shown to other players. Pokémon Trainers collect XP from performing various actions, such as catching Pokémon, which allows them to increase their Trainer level. Leveling up rewards the player with items, and some levels unlock features of the game. Wild Pokémon encountered by Trainers at higher levels are more likely to have higher CP. The maximum number of times an individual Pokémon can be Powered Up increases with the Trainer's level.

Capturing

See also: Catch rate (GO)

In the game, wild Pokémon appear on a map of the real world (based on the crowdsourced OpenStreetMap project)[1][2], with the player moving in the game by traveling in the real world. When a Pokémon is nearby, the player's phone vibrates. The player can encounter a nearby Pokémon by tapping it in the Map View. Different kinds of Pokémon will appear in different environments; for example, Water-type Pokémon are more common near water. Weather also affects which Pokémon are common.

In a wild encounter, the player attempts to capture a wild Pokémon in a Poké Ball before it runs away. Unlike in the core series games, these encounters do not involve battle. At higher levels, the player can use various Berries to make wild Pokémon easier to catch or use more powerful Poké Balls like Great Balls and Ultra Balls. While holding a press on a Poké Ball, a ring will appear around the Pokémon. This ring shrinks over time; once it reaches its smallest size it immediately returns to full size and the cycle repeats. If the Poké Ball is thrown while the ring is very small, the capture is more likely to be successful. Capturing while the ring is as far out as it can be, or halfway in the outer circle also provides small bonuses.

Locations

PokéThere are two main types of locations in Pokémon GO: PokéStops and Gym. PokéStops and Gyms exist at are pre-defined real-world locations that the player must be within range of to interact them (although they can be inspected as long as they have shown up in the Map )Ven spun.

The locations of PokéStops and Gyms are based on a selection of portals from the Niantic game Ingress. Until 2015, Ingress players (agents) could submit proposals for portals which subsequently had to be approved by Niantic. From 2017 onward, Ingress agents can submit new portals through Operation Portal Recon (OPR) that would be reviewed and approved by their OPR peers. Starting in September 2017, a PokéStop submission system started beta test for level 40 trainers located in Brazil and South Korea. As of September 2017 the portal or PokéStop submissions are still reviewed by agents participating in OPR for final approval, although Niantic has announced that the system will be expanded to Pokémon GO trainers in the PokéStops allow players to obtain items and Eggs by spinning the Photo Disc. At Gyms, players can battle to weaken those belonging to opposing teams or strengthen those belonging to their own team; a player can earn and PokéCoins by holding onto their own Gyms, while also obtaining items from its Photo Disc. The player will be given a Gym Badge for each Gym on the first time they interact with it. Badges can be leveled up to bronze, silver, and gold, with each level causing the Gym to give out a higher number of items when spun.uture.

A Gym can only be controlled by one team at a time. If a Gym is controlled by the player's team, they can add one of their own Pokémon to defend it and feed Berries to any Pokémon in the Gym. Doing so will earn the player Stardust, possible Candy, and an increase in the Pokémon's motivation. If a Gym is controlled by a rival team, the player can battle it to decrease each Pokémon's motivation; when a Pokemon's motivation reaches zero, it will be knocked out of the Gym. When all defending Pokémon have been defeated, the team loses control of the Gym, allowing the player to reclaim it as their own. Raid Battles may sometimes take place at a Gym, several players can work together to battle against a wild Pokémon, much stronger than normal. Winning a Raid Battle allows

PokéStops are much more common than Gyms, but depending on where a player lives, they may be very common or very sparse. Locations tend to be more common in urban areas due to a higher population density, resulting in more players in those areas. If there are no nearby PokéStops, the player can only obtain Poké Balls by leveling up or purchasing them with PokéCoins; if there are no nearby Gyms, the player can only obtain PokéCoins by purchasing them with real currency.

Trainer level

Main article: Trainer level

In Pokémon GO, the player earns experience (abbreviated XP), rather than the Pokémon. As the player gains experience they gain levels. Leveling up awards the player with items, and certain levels unlock particular items. After reaching level 5, the player can choose a team, which allows them to use Gyms. As the player's level increases, their Pokémon are able to achieve a higher Combat Power as the player powers them up.

Teams

The Team Leaders, Candela, Blanche and Spark.

After the player reaches level 5, they can choose a team by tapping a Gym. There are three teams: the yellow Team Instinct led by Spark, the blue Team Mystic led by Blanche, and the red Team Valor led by Candela.

Pokémon Appraisal, added in version 0.35.0 (labelled version 1.5.0 on the iOS App Store), has the chosen Team's leader detail a Pokémon's stats much like a stats judge in the core series. They describe how good the Pokémon would be in a battle, which of its three stats is its highest, and how good its stats are overall. They will also note if the Pokémon's height or weight is particularly far from the average listed in the Pokédex.

Players may change their team by purchasing a Team Medallion in the Shop. After purchasing it, the player must wait a full year before they may buy another one.

Emblem Team Color Mascot Leader Description
Team Instinct emblem.png Instinct Yellow Zapdos Spark Hey! The name's Spark — the leader of Team Instinct. Pokemon are creatures with excellent intuition. I bet the secret to their intuition is related to how they're hatched. Come and join my team! You never lose when you trust your instincts!
Team Mystic emblem.png Mystic Blue Articuno Blanche I am Blanche, leader of Team Mystic. The wisdom of Pokemon is immeasurably deep. I am researching why it is that they evolve. With our calm analysis of every situation, we can't lose!
Team Valor emblem.png Valor Red Moltres Candela I'm Candela — Team Valor's leader! Pokemon are stronger than humans, and they're warmhearted, too! I'm researching ways to enhance Pokemon's natural power in the pursuit of true strength. There's no doubt that the Pokemon our team have trained at the strongest in battle! Are you ready?

Items

Main article: List of items in Pokémon GO

Pokémon GO has a variety of items that are stored in the player's Bag. These items have many purposes, including capturing, evolving and restoring Pokémon. Items are primarily obtained through spinning Photo Disks at PokéStops and Gyms. Upon reaching a new Trainer level, the player will also receive a large amount of items. In later updates, players could also earn other rarer items from winning Raid Battles or by completing Field Research and Special Research tasks.

A Bag may hold up to 350 items, but players can purchase more space for PokéCoin.png200, allowing for 50 more items. If the player tries to spin a PokéStop or open a Gift with a full Bag, the game will not allow them to do so unless there is at least one empty slot. Before participating in a Trainer Battle, players will be warned if their Bag is full, notifying them that prizes will not be rewarded afterwards. However, receiving items through other means, such as leveling up or winning raids, can bypass this limit and allow players to store more items past the capacity.

Shop

Main article: PokéCoin
A PokéCoin

In the Shop, the player can make two kinds of purchases. They can purchase PokéCoins using real money or they can purchase in-game items using PokéCoins. PokéCoins are the in-app currency used in Pokémon GO. There are two ways of obtaining PokéCoins: the Gym Defender bonus or by purchasing them with real money.

A number of the in-game items in the Shop can also be obtained by playing the game, but a few items are exclusive to the Shop: the Bag Upgrade, the Pokémon Storage Upgrade, and the Premium Raid Pass. The Shop also occasionally features limited-time "Box" deals (e.g., a Special Box) that include more than one kind of item.

To obtain the Defender bonus, the player must assign a Pokémon to defend a Gym that currently has less than six defenders. Upon their Pokémon being knocked out, the player will receive a number of coins based on how long their Pokémon defended a Gym, one coin for every ten minutes, up to a maximum of 50. Once a Pokémon returns with 50 coins. Sometimes Pokémon will be unable to give coins when returning to the player, even if they stayed for eight hours and twenty minutes.

Eggs

A 2 km egg in Pokémon GO
Main article: Pokémon Egg → Pokémon GO

The player can obtain Eggs at PokéStops and Gyms. An Egg will hatch after traveling a certain distance while the Egg is in an Egg Incubator. Four Egg distances are possible: 2 km, 5 km, 7 km, and 10 km. Each species has a set Egg distance and can only hatch from Eggs with this distance.

Buddy

A Buddy Pokémon
Main article: Buddy Pokémon

By assigning a Buddy Pokémon, the player can receive additional Candies for that species of Pokémon as they walk. Depending on the species, the Buddy Pokémon will find 1 Candy every 1 km, 3 km or 5 km walked. The player can only have a single Buddy Pokémon at once.

Some Pokémon require being walked a certain distance before it can evolve. Notably, Feebas must be a Buddy Pokémon for 20's km before it can be evolved into Milotic.

Medals

Main article: List of Medals in Pokémon GO

The game has challenges that award medals upon completion. Medals can be viewed from a player's profile. Some medals unlock clothing items, allowing players to purchase them using PokéCoins. Medals awarded for catching Pokémon of a specific type slightly increase the capture rate of Pokémon of that type.

Daily bonuses

Daily bonuses give the player extra rewards the first time they perform certain actions each day (local time). They were added to Pokémon GO in version 0.45.0 (labelled 1.15.0 on the iOS App Store), which was released on November 7, 2016.

The first Pokémon the player catches each day earns the player a bonus 500 XP and 600 Stardust. If the player catches a Pokémon every day for 7 days in a row, they will earn a bonus of 2500 XP and 3000 Stardust.

The first PokéStop or Gym the player searches each day earns the player a bonus 500 XP and extra items. If the player searches PokéStops or Gyms every day for 7 days in a row, they will earn a bonus of 2500 XP and even more items. The 7-day streak bonus is guaranteed to give the player an Evolution item (such as a King's Rock).

Available Pokémon

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Only Pokémon introduced in Generations I, II, III, and IV, along with Meltan and Melmetal are available in the game. From the first four generations, only the following are unobtainable (not including alternate forms):

Most obtainable Pokémon can be found randomly in the wild, including evolved Pokémon. The exceptions are:

When the game was initially released, most Generation I Pokémon were available. The game has gradually updated to include previously unavailable Pokémon, primarily those from later generations. Shiny Pokémon were also not initially available, but on March 27, 2017, Shiny Magikarp and Gyarados were made available, with more being gradually released after August.

Region-exclusive Pokémon

Certain sets of Pokémon appear to be exclusive to certain regions in the world. During special events, some of these Pokémon have been made available in other regions. The territories described below are generally limited to broad descriptions, sacrificing precise accuracy. Many community-sourced maps can be found that will show these boundaries in much greater detail, such as this one on Reddit.

Legendary Pokémon

Legendary Pokémon have only been released for strictly limited periods in Raid Battles. Several have had repeat appearances in later raids or as Research Breakthrough encounters. Deoxys (and Mewtwo prior to September 2018) only appears in special EX Raids. EX Passes grant players the ability to participate in an EX Raid and are distributed on a semi-random basis to players who have recently completed a Raid at the Gym where the EX Raid will take place.

Special availability

The player may choose from the three Kanto starter Pokémon at the beginning of the game: Bulbasaur, Charmander, or Squirtle. If the player walks away from the starter Pokémon four times, Pikachu will also appear as a possible starter Pokémon. These Pokémon may also be found in the wild later on.

While Eevee's evolution is normally random, it can be nicknamed to force it to evolve into a specific Pokémon: "Sparky" for Jolteon, "Rainer" for Vaporeon, "Pyro" for Flareon,[8] "Sakura" for Espeon, and "Tamao" for Umbreon. These are the names of the Eevee brothers and the Kimono Girls in the Pokémon anime. Each nickname can only influence evolution once per player.

During certain conventions or other events, specific letters of Unown may be made available at a greatly increased rate in the vicinity of the event. The letters made available relate to the event, such as C, H, I, C, A, G, and O for Pokémon GO Fest in Chicago.

At major events, Pikachu and Pichu may be caught or hatched wearing a special hat, and Raichu will retain the hat upon evolution. During the Squirtle Community Day on July 8, 2018, Sunglasses Squirtle based on the Squirtle Squad from the anime was made available through Field Research; Wartortle and Blastoise will both retain the glasses on evolution. During the 2019 Valentines Day event, a Spinda based on the heart-spotted one from Going for a Spinda can be obtained from Field Research. For Pokémon Day 2019, an Eevee with a hat was added alongside Pikachu; its evolutions retain the hat on evolution.

Uxie, Mesprit, and Azelf, have been available in the wild as a very rare spawn since April 30, 2019.

See also: List of Pokémon with form differences→Pokémon GO

Since September 2018, certain Pokémon have been made available in 7 km eggs as part of an event, including regional and raid exclusive Pokémon such as Tauros and Absol, respectively.

Events

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Community Day

Main article: Community Day

Global events

Global events are in-game thematic events that run for a limited time. Those events are activated directly by Niantic and do not require any kind of registration.

Name Date Mechanics
Limited time New addition
Halloween 2016 October 26 - November 1, 2016
  • Double candy when catching, hatching, or transfer Pokemon.
  • Buddy Pokémon earns Candy four times as fast.
  • Increased spawn rates for "spooky" Pokemon (Gastly, Haunter, Gengar, Zubat, Golbat, Drowzee, Hypno).
Celebration November 23 - 30, 2016
  • Double XP and Stardust when completing in-game actions.
Holiday 2016 December 25, 2016 - January 8, 2017
  • One free single-use Incubator each day from PokéStops. (December 25, 2016- January 3, 2017)
  • Increased hatching rates for Generation II Pokémon. (December 25, 2016- January 3, 2017)
  • Increased spawn rates for Generation I starters. (December 30, 2016-January 8, 2017)
  • Lures modules last for 60 minutes. (December 30, 2016-January 8, 2017)
  • Pikachu and Raichu wearing festive hats.
  • Special boxes in the in-game shop.
Valentine's Day 2017 February 8 - 15, 2017
  • Double candy when catching, hatching, or transfer Pokemon.
  • Buddy Pokémon earns Candy twice as fast.
  • Increased spawn rates of pink Pokemon.
  • Increased hatching rates for Cleffa, Igglybuff, and Smoochum.
  • Lures modules last for 6 hours.
Water Festival 2017 March 22 - 29, 2017
  • Increased spawn rates for Water-type Pokémon.
  • "Magikarp Hat" clothing item for your avatar.
  • Shiny Magikarp
Eggstravaganza 2017 April 13 - 20, 2017
  • Greater variety of Pokémon hatching from 2 km Eggs.
  • More Candy when hatching.
  • Double XP when completing in-game actions.
  • Lucky Eggs 50% off in the in-game shop.
Grass Weekend 2017 May 5 - 8, 2017
  • Increased spawn rates of Grass-type Pokémon.
  • Lure modules last for 6 hours.
Adventure Week 2017 May 18 - 25, 2017
  • Buddy Pokémon earns Candy four times as fast.
  • Increased spawn rates of Rock-type Pokémon.
  • Increased dropping rates of items from PokeStops.
  • All Balls 50% off in the in-game shop.
  • "Explorer's Hat" clothing item for your avatar.
Solstice 2017 June 13 - 21, 2017
  • Increased spawn rates of Fire- and Ice-type Pokémon.
  • Huge XP bonuses for throwing Poké Balls accurately.
  • Discounted Lucky Eggs in the in-game shop.
First Anniversary July 6 - 24, 2017
  • Pichu, Pikachu and Raichu wearing Ash's hats.
  • Special Anniversary Box in the in-game shop (Incubators, Max Revives, Ultra Balls, and Raid Passes)
Equinox 2017 September 22 - October 2, 2017
  • Double Stardust when catching Pokémon and hatching Eggs.
  • 20 bonus Stardust for Berry feeding.
  • Registering a new Pokémon to your Pokédex will earn you triple the normal XP.
  • Increased hatching rates for Pokémon not normally found in 2 km Eggs (Chansey, Mareep, Larvitar, and more.)
  • Special boxes in the in-game shop (Lucky Eggs, Lure Modules, all-new Super Incubators)
Halloween 2017 October 20 - November 2, 2017
  • Double candy when catching, hatching, or transfer Pokemon.
  • Buddy Pokemon earns Candy twice as fast.
  • Increased spawn rates for "spooky" Pokemon: Gastly, Haunter, Gengar, Zubat, Golbat, Drowzee, Hypno.
  • Special boxes in the in-game shop (Lucky Eggs, Lure Modules, all-new Super Incubators)
  • Pichu, Pikachu and Raichu wearing a witch hat.
  • Ghost-type Pokémon originally discovered in the Hoenn region: Sableye, Shuppet, Banette, Duskull, Dusclops.
    • Including Shiny forms
  • "Mimikyu’s Disguise Hat" clothing item for your avatar.
Holiday 2017 December 21, 2017 - January 4, 2018
  • One free single-use Incubator each day from PokéStops. (December 22-25, 2017)
  • Increased spawn rates for Ice-type Pokemon.
  • Special boxes in the in-game shop (Super Incubators, Lure Modules, and the all-new Star Pieces)
  • Pichu, Pikachu and Raichu wearing festive hats.
  • More Water and Ice-type Pokémon originally discovered in the Hoenn region.
    • Including Shiny Snorunt
  • Delibird (only for the duration of the event)
Valentine’s Day 2018 February 13-16, 2018
  • Increased spawn rates for Chansey and Luvdisc, which grant triple Stardust when caught.
  • Shiny Luvdisc
Lunar New Year 2018 February 15- 17, 2018
  • Increased spawn rates for the dog-like Pokémon: Growlithe, Eevee, Snubbull, Poochyena and Electrike, which grant triple Stardust when caught.
  • Shiny Poochyena
Eggstravaganza 2018 March 22 - April 2, 2018
  • Greater variety of Pokémon hatching from 2 km Eggs.
  • More Candy when hatching.
  • Double Stardust when completing in-game actions.
  • Special boxes in the in-game shop (Super Incubators and Star Pieces)
  • Shiny Togepi, Magby, and Wynaut
April Fools' Day 2018 March 31-April 7, 2018
  • Increased spawn rates for Murkrow.
  • Pokémon icons replaced with 8-bit graphics.
  • Shiny Murkrow
Kanto Celebration April 10 - 17, 2018
  • Increased spawn rates for Pokémon originally discovered in Kanto region.
  • Double Candy when completing in-game actions.
  • Special boxes containing Raid Passes in the in-game shop.
  • Level 1 to 4 Raid Battles featuring Kanto Pokémon
    • Level 1: Bulbasaur, Squirtle, Charmander, and Magikarp
    • Level 2: Sandslash, Muk, Exeggutor, Lickitung, and Weezing
    • Level 3: Alakazam, Machamp, Gengar, Onix, Scyther, Omastar, Kabutops, and Aerodactyl
    • Level 4: Golem, Rhydon, Lapras, and Snorlax
Earth Day 2018 April 23 - 30, 2018
  • Increased spawn rates for Water, Grass and Ground-type Pokémon, which grant 3× Stardust when caught.
  • Shiny Wailmer
Showdown 2018 May 1 - 14, 2018
  • Increased spawn rates for Fighting-type Pokémon.
  • Double items from Badge bonus when spinning Photo Discs at Gyms.
  • Double XP for Gym and Raid Battles.
  • Raid Battles award guaranteed 3,000 Stardust for participating, and at least 1 Rare Candy for winning.
  • Level 2 to 4 Raid Battles featuring Fighting-type Pokémon
    • Level 2: Primeape, Exeggutor, Combusken, Sableye, and Mawile
    • Level 3: Machamp, Hitmonlee, Hitmonchan, Breloom
    • Level 4: Poliwrath, Tyranitar, Aggron, Absol
  • Shiny Makuhita and Meditite
Adventure Week 2018 May 24 - June 5, 2018
  • Increased spawn rates for Rock-type Pokémon.
  • Event-exclusive Field Research
  • Level 1 to 4 Raid Battles featuring Rock-type Pokémon
    • Level 1: Magikarp, Omanyte, Kabuto, Lileep, and Anorith
    • Level 2: Sudowoodo, Magcargo, Nosepass, and Mawile
    • Level 3: Machamp, Aerodactyl, Shuckle, and Solrock/Lunatone
  • Buddy Pokémon earns Candy four times as fast.
  • Bonus XP for spinning PokéStops and Gyms (up to 10 times the usual amount if spun for the first time)
  • Shiny Omanyte, Kabuto, and Aerodactyl
Water Festival 2018 June 7 - 21, 2018
  • Increased spawn rates for Water-type Pokémon, which grant triple Stardust when caught.
  • Event-exclusive Field Research and 2 km Eggs featuring Water-type Pokémon.
  • Double Candy and Stardust when hatching Eggs.
  • Raid Battles featuring Water-type Pokémon and Kyogre
    • Level 1: Shellder, Magikarp, Omanyte, Kabuto, and Wailmer
    • Level 2: Tentacruel, Croconaw, Marshtomp, and Mawile
    • Level 3: Machamp, Starmie, Vaporeon, and Sharpedo
    • Level 4: Tyranitar, Aggron, Absol, and Walrein
    • Level 5: Kyogre
  • Shiny Shellder and Kyogre
Second Anniversary July 6 - 31, 2018
  • "Summer-style" Pichu, Pikachu and Raichu wearing straw hats and sunglasses.
  • "Pikachu Fan" clothing items, which can be bought after unlocking Pikachu Fan medals.
Trading event August 2 - 19, 2018
  • All trades cost 25% less Stardust to complete.
  • Bonus Candy when trading.
  • Triple XP when gaining a new Pokédex entry.
Johto Festival August 20 - 28, 2018
  • Increased spawn rates for Pokémon originally discovered in Johto region.
  • Special Field Research and Raid Battles featuring Pokémon originally discovered in Johto region.
  • Special boxes in the in-game shop.
  • Celebi shirt and Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver Trainer clothing items for your avatar.
  • Shiny Natu, Sunkern, and Pineco
Ultra Bonus event September 13 - October 8, 2018
  • Increased spawn rates for Pokémon originally discovered in Kanto region.
  • Mewtwo available in Raid Battles until October 8.
  • Mr. Mime, Tauros, Kangaskhan, and Farfetch'd in 7km eggs until October 1, later extended to October 8.
  • Special boxes in the in-game shop.
Psychic Spectacular 2018 October 5 - 14, 2018
  • Increased spawn rates for Psychic-type Pokémon.
  • Special Field Research featuring Psychic-type Pokémon.
  • Special boxes in the in-game shop.
  • Shiny Drowzee
Halloween 2018 October 23 - November 1, 2018
  • Increased spawn rates for Ghost-type Pokémon.
  • Double candy when catching Pokémon
  • Special boxes in the in-game shop.
  • Pichu, Pikachu and Raichu wearing a witch hat.
  • Ghost-type Pokémon originally discovered in the Sinnoh region: Drifloon, Drifblim, Stunky, and Skuntank.
    • Including Shiny Drifloon
  • Giratina Altered Forme available in Raid Battles.
  • Spiritomb available in a limited-time Special Research.
  • "Ghost-themed" clothing items for your avatar.
Holiday 2018 December 18, 2018 - January 2, 2019
  • Increased spawn rates for Ice-type Pokémon.
  • One free single-use Incubator each day from PokéStops.
  • Limited bonuses on certain days
    • Double Candy from capturing and transferring Pokémon. (December 18 - 22)
    • Double Stardust from capturing Pokémon (December 22 - 26)
    • Double Experience (December 26 - 30)
    • Hatching distance cut in half (December 20 - January 2)
  • Special boxes in the in-game shop.
  • Delibird returning for the duration of event.
  • Pichu, Pikachu and Raichu wearing festive hats.
  • "Delibird" themed clothing items for your avatar.
  • Shiny Delibird and Azurill
Hoenn celebration January 15 - 29, 2019
  • Increased spawn rates for Pokémon originally discovered in Hoenn region.
  • Nincada, Mawile, and Absol available in 7 km Eggs until January 29.
  • Event-exlusive Field Research featuring Hoenn Pokémon.
  • Special boxes in the in-game shop.
  • Caught/Evolved Breloom will know Grass Knot.
  • Raid Battles exclusively featuring Hoenn Pokémon, including Kyogre and Groudon
    • Level 1: Wingull, Plusle, Minun, Shuppet, and Duskull
    • Level 2: Grovyle, Combusken, Marshtomp, Kirlia, Mawile, and Sableye
    • Level 3: Lunatone/Solrock, Crawdaunt, and Claydol
    • Level 4: Shiftry, Aggron, Absol, and Metagross
    • Level 5: Kyogre and Groudon
  • "Team Magma and Team Aqua" themed clothing items for your avatar.
  • Shiny Zigzagoon, Taillow, and Groudon
Lunar New Year 2019 February 4 - 13, 2019
  • Increased spawn rates for Pokémon resembling the zodiac:
    • Rattata, Miltank, Electabuzz, Buneary, Dratini, Ekans, Ponyta, Mareep, Mankey, Torchic, Poochyena, and Spoink
  • Increased chance of obtaining a Lucky Pokémon in a trade.
  • Doubled XP from catching and evolving Pokémon.
  • Special boxes in the in-game shop.
  • Shiny Spoink and Meltan
Valentine's Day 2019 February 13 - 21, 2019
  • Increased spawn rates of pink-colored Pokémon, such as Clefairy, Luvdisc, and Hoppip
  • Certain pink Pokémon will hatch more frequently from 7 km Eggs
  • Lure Module will last six hours
  • 2× catch Candy
  • Level 1 to 4 Raid Battles featuring pink Pokémon
    • Level 1: Ponyta, Krabby, Snubbull, Luvdisc, and Shinx
    • Level 2: Slowbro, Electrode, Lickitung, Magmar, and Kirlia
    • Level 3: Ninetales, Chansey, Porygon, Flaaffy, and Miltank
    • Level 4: Typhlosion, Togetic, Tyranitar, and Absol
  • Shiny Cleffa and Smoochum
Pokémon Day 2019 February 26 - 28, 2019
  • Pokémon from the Kanto region will appear more frequently in the wild.
  • Pikachu and Eevee wearing flower crowns will make a special appearance as Field Research encounters and in the wild.
  • Level 1 to 4 Raid Battles featuring Kanto Pokémon:
    • Level 1: Sandshrew, Geodude, Growlithe, Grimer, and Shinx
    • Level 2: Alolan Exeggutor, Lickitung, Electabuzz, Magmar, and Mawile
    • Level 3: Alolan Raichu, Machamp, Gengar, Chansey, and Aerodactyl
    • Level 4: Alolan Marowak, Lapras, Snorlax, Dragonite, and Absol
  • Shiny Pidgey and Rattata
Battle Showdown 2019 March 5 - 12, 2019
  • Fighting-type Pokémon like Mankey, Machop, Makuhita, and Meditite will appear more frequently in the wild.
  • 2× Catch, Battle, and Raid Stardust
  • 2× XP for Gym Badges
  • Earn up to five rewards per day from Trainer Battles, including Rare Candy.
  • Earn up to three rewards per day from challenging team leaders, including Rare Candy.
  • Event-exclusive Field Research
  • Shiny Mankey and Machop
Equinox 2019 March 19 - 26, 2019
  • Grass-type Pokémon—like Oddish, Exeggcute, Sunkern, and Shroomish—will appear more frequently in the wild.
  • Event-exclusive Grass-type Pokémon Field Research
  • Level 1 to 4 Raid Battles featuring Grass-type Pokémon
    • Level 1: Chikorita, Sunkern, Lotad, Cacnea, and Shinx
    • Level 2: Exeggutor, Alolan Exeggutor, Grovyle, Mawile, and Roselia
    • Level 3: Alolan Raichu, Machamp, Tangela, and Breloom
    • Level 4: Victreebel, Alolan Marowak, Tyranitar, Shiftry, and Absol
  • Lunatone and Solrock switch hemispheres
  • Shiny Lunatone and Solrock
Bug Out 2019 April 2 - 9, 2019
  • Bug-type Pokémon will appear more frequently in the wild.
  • 2× Incense duration
  • More Pokémon will appear when using Incense
  • Event-exclusive Bug-type Pokémon Field Research
  • Level 1 to 4 Raid Battles featuring Bug-type Pokémon
    • Level 1: Caterpie, Kricketot, Shinx, and Skorupi
    • Level 2: Exeggutor, Pineco, Masquerain, Pineco, and Combee
    • Level 3: Alolan Raichu, Machamp, Scyther, Pinsir, and Shuckle
    • Level 4: Alolan Marowak, Tyranitar, Ninjask, and Absol
  • Shiny Scyther
Eggstravaganza 2019 April 16 - 23, 2019
  • Pokémon from the Exeggcute, Chansey, Mareep, and Marill families will appear more frequently in the wild
  • All baby Pokémon obtainable in 2 km Eggs
  • 2× Hatch Candy
  • 2× Incubator effectiveness
  • 2× Lucky Egg duration
  • Event-exclusive Egg-focused Field Research
  • Shiny Igglybuff and Buneary
Earth Day 2019 April 29 - May 2, 2019
  • Ground-type Pokémon will appear more frequently in the wild
  • 2× Catch Stardust and 2× Catch Candy for Pokémon appearing as part of this event
  • Raid Battles featuring Ground-type Pokémon, including Groudon
    • Level 1: Sandshrew, Geodude, Cubone, Swinub, and Shinx
    • Level 2: Exeggutor, Alolan Exeggutor, Misdreavus, Gligar, and Mawile
    • Level 3: Alolan Raichu, Machamp, Onix, Donphan, and Claydol
    • Level 4: Alolan Marowak, Rhydon, Tyranitar, and Absol
    • Level 5: Groudon
  • Shiny Diglett

Music

Some of the music in Pokémon GO was composed by Junichi Masuda. The music, as well as the sound effects, can be turned off in the settings of the app.

Version history

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Compatibility

Pokémon GO requires an internet connection (Wi-Fi, 3G or 4G) and GPS/location services. According to the official support site, the game can be played on:[11]

  • Android devices: Android 4.4+ (rooted devices are not supported), preferred resolution of 720×1280 pixels (not optimized for tablet)
  • iOS devices: iPhone 5 and newer, iOS 8 and newer (jailbroken devices are not supported)
    • Apple Watch support was added on December 22, 2016.
    • Discontinued support for certain Apple devices from 2013 and older as of February 28, 2018.[12]

However, the game is also playable on some iOS and Android devices that are not officially supported.

Connectivity

Pokémon GO originally had no connectivity with other Pokémon games. However, Junichi Masuda has stated that the developers plan to add connectivity with the next entry in the core series Pokémon games.[13][14]

Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! is the first game to allow the player to transfer Pokémon from Pokémon GO to a core series title. Only the first 151 Pokémon (including Alolan forms), Meltan, and its evolved form, Melmetal, can be transferred. Upon transferring Pokémon to a Let's Go! game for the first time, the player will receive the Mystery Box in Pokémon GO, which is used to spawn wild Meltan.

Partnerships

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Due to the popularity of Pokémon GO, the game has partnered with several other companies to offer special promotions. These partnerships often involve sponsored locations, wherein stores affiliated with the partner company become PokéStops and Gyms; sponsored locations do not appear in the game for players under the age of 13.

Pokémon GO partnered with Globe in the Philippines. Starting on October 28, 2016, Globe retail locations and charging stations became PokéStops and Gyms. Globe also worked with Ayala Malls, Puregold, Robinsons Malls, and SM Supermalls.[15] The partnership ended on midnight of March 15, 2018 (local time).[16]

Pokémon GO partnered with Sprint in the United States. Starting December 7, 2016, 10,500 Sprint, Boost Mobile, and Sprint at Radioshack stores in the United States became PokéStops and Gyms. Sprint locations also feature in-store charging stations to allow Pokémon GO players to charge their devices. Players could also find small Level 10, 20, 30, or 40 iron-on patches at Sprint store Gyms.

Pokémon GO partnered with Starbucks in the United States. Starting December 8, 2016, 7,800 company-operated Starbucks stores in the United States have been made into PokéStops and Gyms. Additionally, Starbucks sold a special-edition Pokémon GO Frappuccino as part of this partnership; the Pokémon GO Frappuccino starts with a Vanilla Bean Frappuccino blended beverage and raspberry syrup blended with freeze-dried whole blackberries and topped with whipped cream.

Pokémon GO partnered with Reliance Jio Infocomm (which operates under the name Jio) in India. Starting December 13, 2016, nearly 3,000 Jio stores (thousands of Reliance Digital stores according to Jio's press release) and select partner premises in India became PokéStops or Gyms in the Pokémon GO, as well as offering charging stations for players. On Jio's social messaging app, JioChat, Pokémon players have access to an exclusive Pokémon GO channel to allow them to collaborate and be part of a community of players with daily tips, contests, clues, and special events. During Jio's "Happy New Year" offer, Jio SIM customers were able to download and play Pokémon GO without incurring data charges, like any other apps and content, until March 31, 2017.

Pokémon GO partnered with Unibail-Rodamco shopping malls across Europe. Starting on February 18, 2017, new PokéStops and Gyms across 58 shopping and destination centers in ten European countries were added. An average of a dozen new PokéStops and Gyms were added to public spaces, social hubs, and public art at each of the destination centers.

Development

The game was conceived by John Hanke after the development of Niantic's Ingress. It was decided that a game based on Pokémon would be a good choice, due to its focus on collecting the titular creatures. Hanke brought the idea to the Pokémon Company and talked with Mr. Isihara. Development began. Junichi Masuda worked with Niantic on the game's development.[17]

An Ingress Report released on September 10, 2015, the day of the game's announcement, stated that a closed beta would occur during Northern Hemisphere winter 2015 and that the game would be released in early 2016.[18] However, no beta testing occurred during 2015.[19][20]

Field tests were held in Japan, Australia, New Zealand, and the United States prior to the game's public release. Selected applicants were given the opportunity to test the game.

  • Japan: held from March 29 to June 30, 2016, announced on March 3, 2016[21][22]
  • Australia and New Zealand: held from April 25 to June 30, 2016, announced on April 7, 2016[23]
  • United States: held from May 25 to June 30, 2016, announced on May 16, 2016[24]

A session at the Game Developers Conference featuring the game was intended to be held by Niantic CEO John Hanke on March 14, 2016, but was later cancelled due to Niantic preparing the game for beta testing and launch.[25]

Release

Unlike previous Pokémon games for mobile devices, Pokémon GO was released on a staggered schedule, releasing initially to only to a few select countries. After its initial release on July 6, 2016, additional releases were put on hold due to server issues, but resumed on July 13, 2016, with the app's release in Germany. France was supposed to receive the app alongside other European countries, but the official release in the country was postponed due to the 2016 Nice attack.[26] The release in Brazil was only a couple of days prior to the beginning of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

So far, Pokémon GO has been released in all countries with access to the iOS App Store or Google Play Store, except for Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Myanmar, mainland China, Tunisia, Algeria, Mali, Senegal, Nigeria, Cameroon, the Republic of the Congo, Angola, and Zimbabwe.

Gallery

Load Screen

Trivia

  • This is the only Pokémon game to have the word "Pokémon" spelled in Latin letters in its Japanese name.
  • Pokémon GO has been banned in Iran[27] and Mainland China[28] due to security concerns. However, some Iranians are still playing the game publicly regardless.[29]
  • On April 1, 2014, over two years before the release of Pokémon GO, Google released a minigame inside of Google Maps to catch Pokémon in celebration of April Fools Day.

In other languages

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese Pokémon GO
Chinese Cantonese Pokémon GO
Mandarin Pokémon GO
France Flag.png French Pokémon GO
Germany Flag.png German Pokémon GO
Italy Flag.png Italian Pokémon GO
South Korea Flag.png Korean Pokémon GO
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Pokémon GO
Spain Flag.png Spanish Pokémon GO

See also

External links

References

  1. Niantic Switches to OpenStreetMap in Pokémon GO
  2. Recommendations for new (Pokémon GO) mappers by community members
  3. The Official 50 Gen 3 list : TheSilphRoad
  4. Generation 3 pokemon release status (wild, nest,...) : TheSilphRoad
  5. Alolan Rattata appearing on my sightings! : TheSilphRoad
  6. Celebi Quest is Live : TheSilphRoad
  7. : TheSilphRoad
  8. PSA - How to force your Eevee to evolve into your choice of Eeveelution! : pokemongo
  9. https://www.facebook.com/PokemonGO/posts/927439090735983
  10. https://twitter.com/PokemonGoApp/status/847140011027910657
  11. Supported devices – Pokémon GO
  12. Discontinued support for certain Apple devices from 2013 and older
  13. Pokémon GO - Demonstration - Nintendo E3 2016 (YouTube)
  14. News From the Pokémon GO Announcement - Pokemon.com (archived July 15, 2016)
  15. Globe Telecom enhances The Pokémon GO Experience for PH Gamers
  16. Globe Telecom is no longer sponsoring Pokémon GO in the Philippines
  17. Game Informer #81: Pokénomenon
  18. INGRESS REPORT - Begin New Journey - Raw Feed September 10 2015
  19. Pokémon GO - Pokemon.com (archived February 7, 2016)
  20. 『Pokémon GO』のベータテストについて |ポケットモンスターオフィシャルサイト
  21. Pokémon GO - Pokemon.com (archived March 3, 2016)
  22. Pokémon GO field testing will begin in Japan - Niantic, Inc.
  23. Pokémon GO field testing expands to Australia and New Zealand - Niantic, Inc.
  24. Pokémon GO field testing expands to the United States - Niantic, Inc.
  25. Pokémon Go GDC Presentation Canceled - www.GameInformer.com
  26. Pokémon GO : The Pokémon Company confirme le report français
  27. Pokemon Go banned by Iranian authorities over 'security' | BBC
  28. Pokémon Go banned by China authorities over 'safety' and 'security' | Forbes
  29. Iranians hunt Pokemon despite ban | Yahoo



SNES: Picross NP Vol. 1
Nintendo 64: Pokémon Snap
Game Boy Color: Pokémon Picross
Nintendo DS: Pokémon DashLearn with Pokémon: Typing Adventure
Pokémon ConquestPokéPark: Fishing Rally DS
Nintendo 3DS: Pokédex 3D (Pro) • HarmoKnightPokémon Art Academy
The Thieves and the 1000 PokémonPokémon ShufflePokémon Picross
Detective PikachuNintendo Badge Arcade
Wii U: Pokkén Tournament
Nintendo Switch: Pokkén Tournament DXPokémon Quest
PC: Pokémon Project Studio Red and BluePokéROMs
Pokémon Masters ArenaPokémon PC MasterPokémon Team Turbo
Pokémon Team Rocket Blast OffPokémon Poké Ball LauncherPokémon Seek & Find
Mobile: PokématePokémon Say Tap?Pokédex for iOSPokémon TVCamp Pokémon
Pokémon JukeboxPokémon Shuffle MobileDancing? Pokémon Band
Pokémon Photo BoothPokémon DuelPokémon GOPokémon: Magikarp Jump
Pokémon PlayhousePokémon QuestPokémon PassPokémon MastersPokémon Sleep
Smart speakers: Pikachu Talk
Arcade: Dance! PikachuPikachu's Great Surfing AdventurePokémon: Crayon Kids
Pokémon: Wobbuffet Fell Down!Pokémon Get Round and Round
Pokémon Tug of War Tournament: Absolutely Get Medal!Pokémon Medal World
Pokémon Card Game GachaPokémon: Battle NinePokkén Tournament
Sega Pico: Pokémon: Catch the Numbers!
Pokémon Advanced Generation: I've Begun Hiragana and Katakana!
Pokémon Advanced Generation: Pico for Everyone Pokémon Loud Battle!
Advanced Pico Beena: Pokémon Advanced Generation: Pokémon Number Battle!
Intellectual Training Drill Pokémon Diamond & Pearl: Letter and Number Intelligence Game
Pokémon Diamond & Pearl: Search for Pokémon! Adventure in the Maze!
Pokémon Best Wishes: Intelligence Training Pokémon Big Sports Meet!
Tech demos: Pikachu: DS Tech Demo
Self-contained: Pokémon PikachuPokémon Pikachu 2 GSPokémon Poké BallPokéwalker
Cyber Poké BallCyber PokédexCyclone 2Digital Poké Ball D & PElectronic Hand-Held Yahtzee
Pokémon game templates

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