Pokemon GO - Version 1.85.2 rolling out

Version 1.85.2

- added the Niantics Kids login capabilit
- updated the Friend List to give a blue indicator if you have increased your friendship level
- updated with an arrow on the friend list if you have sent a gift
- can now turn off the ability to share what you last caught on your Friend List
- on the notification that a raid battle is starting soon, it will show you a picture of the Gym it's starting at
- fixes a number of bugs in the game
- remedies a GO Plus glitch where if you use a berry and then run from a Pokémon, the game would crash when you'd return to it

Tips to Roll Over Regirock in Pokemon GO Raids

With Regice and Registeel defeated, only one member of this trio of Legendary Pokémon remains. Regirock will be appearing in Raid Battles at Gyms in Pokémon GO until September 20, 2018. You'll only have a limited time to add this Pokémon to your Pokédex, so don't delay. Be sure to bring your friends along with you when you challenge Regirock—you may earn some extra Premier Balls thanks to a recent update.

Regirock can be caught only with the Premier Balls you earn from defeating it, so you'll need your Pokémon to perform well in battle to maximize your chances. You can participate in Raid Battles even if you're not high-level or if your Pokémon aren't the strongest, but you'll have an easier time if you prepare. Check out our guide to training Pokémon in Pokémon GO to get your team up to speed, and then read on for some tips specific to eroding Regirock.

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Seek Out the Mythical Celebi in Pokemon GO

Prepare to test your skills as a Trainer to encounter the Mythical Pokémon Celebi in Pokémon GO! Starting August 20, complete Special Research tasks to gain XP and receive useful items. If you complete enough tasks, you can eventually encounter the elusive Celebi.

Fans who attended Pokémon GO Fest and received a Celebi there can complete these Special Research tasks to earn a bunch of Candy to power up their Celebi.

It seems that Celebi's arrival is also drawing more Pokémon originally discovered in the Johto region out into the wild. Field Research highlighting these Pokémon will be available for a limited time. Head out to discover Johto Pokémon near you!

To celebrate the Johto region and the appearance of Celebi around the world, new avatar items and cool outfits are available for PokéCoins in the in-game Style Shop—if you've made enough progress on your Johto medal.

Get up and GO complete exciting Special Research for the chance to encounter the Mythical Pokémon Celebi and more Pokémon originally discovered in the Johto region!

Niantic Kids, Powered by SuperAwesome, Is Coming to Pokémon GO!

Good news, Trainers! Children will soon have a new way to log in to Pokémon GO. Niantic Kids, powered by SuperAwesome, is a new log-in platform that will be available to support kid Trainers in Pokémon GO.

Parents can register with Niantic Kids to manage their child’s privacy via the parent portal. Niantic Kids helps you review and approve your child’s permissions before they can play and provides options to control the personal information shared in Pokémon GO. The experience has been developed in conjunction with SuperAwesome’s Kids Web Services, a kidSAFE Seal Program and ESRB Privacy Certified service. Niantic Kids gives you peace of mind that your child’s information remains secure while they have fun playing!

If your child currently uses the Pokémon Trainer Club to access Pokémon GO, this log-in will still be supported alongside Niantic Kids and also ensures that your child’s information remains secure. You can continue to enjoy the game with your family in a way that suits you!

We hope you enjoy this new way to enter the world of Pokémon GO!

Thanks to Andreslop24 for the heads up!

Pokemon GO was July 2018's top grossing mobile game in the U.S., #4 worldwide

I've recently had some talks with people who were shocked to find out that Pokemon GO wasn't dead. They thought for sure that the game had been long forgotten. The thing is, when a game gets as HUGE as Pokemon GO, even when millions of bandwagoners drop off, there's still millions left enjoying the game on a weekly basis.

Case in point, the July 2018 charts for mobile revenue in the states. On the combined iOS/Google Play charts, Pokemon GO was the #1 top-grossing game, beating out Candy Crush Saga. On the worldwide side of things, the game managed to take the #4 position overall.

Pokemon GO - September Community Day to feature Chikorita

Community Day - SEP 22, 2018 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM EDT

Get out and play together in your local community parks on Pokémon GO Community Day. For just a few hours each month, you can encounter a special Pokémon in the wild. During these hours, there's a chance to learn a previously unavailable move for that Pokémon or its evolution, as well as earn some Community Day bonuses. Celebrate what it means to be a part of the Pokémon GO community and make new friends along the way!
Note: Fast TMs and Charged TMs will not grant exclusive moves during Community Day. To learn the exclusive move, you must catch or evolve the featured Pokémon during Community Day hours.

Find a Meetup Near You

Are you looking for Community Day event details or other Pokémon GO-related meetups happening in your city? There are many websites and platforms that Pokémon GO players use to organize with their local communities. To connect with other Trainers near you, try searching for your city name in conjunction with Pokémon GO on your preferred search engine, or finding groups in your area on social media channels, apps, and websites such as Facebook, Discord, Slack, WhatsApp, and more! These groups are managed independently by players and are not sponsored by Niantic, but offer great opportunities to meet Trainers in your area.

Pokemon GO returns takes #1 spot on iOS top-grossing chart

Yes, believe it or not, Pokemon GO returned to the #1 spot on the iOS Top Grossing chart for Aug. 12th, 2018. The game was sitting in a very respectable 14th place prior, but Aug. 12th saw players buying tons of in-game goodies, pushing the game all the way up to #1. This is the first time Pokemon GO has hit the #1 spot on the Top Grossing charts since May.

A breakdown of how many official Pokemon GO events there have been, and where they've been held

Ever wonder how many official Pokemon GO events Niantic hosts? Twitter user Pokexperto took the time to research that very topic, and came out with the chart above! You can see just how many official events Niantic has put together, and where most of them took place.

Looking for more hard figures? The chart above should give you what you're looking for. Hopefully you live in a part of the world where Pokemon GO events are prevalent!

Pokemon GO - Registeel leaving Raid Battles on Aug. 16th, Regirock replacing

This is your final reminder about the Pokemon GO Raid Boss change happening later this week. The Tier 5 Raid Boss, Registeel, is set to leave Raid Battles on Thursday, with Regirock coming in to take its place. Better hop in now while you can and get your fill of Registeel!

Fan-made Eevee statues and 3D-printed figures turn up for Pokemon GO's latest Community Day

A local artist in Suzano, São Paulo, Brazil, has taken to creating a special statue to go along with each Pokemon GO Community Day. Looks like they're continuing the trend with the latest Pokemon GO Community Day, which focuses on Eevee. As you can see, their work is pretty damn great! I wonder where all these statues end up when the Community Days are over.

Statues aren't the only fun tributes going on, though! Over in Wellington, New Zealand, a Pokemon GO fan took the time to 3D print dozens of Eevee figures, and then hid them in public places for people to hunt down. Even cooler, 10% of the hidden Eevees are Shiny!