Pearl earrings available for Pokemon GO avatars

Looking for a bit of glitz and glamour for your Pokemon GO avatar? Niantic has just added in a set of Pearl Earrings, which are free. No reason for their inclusion was given, and we also don't know how long they'll be around for. Might as well grab them now incase they disappear!

Pokemon GO updated to Ver. 0.161.2 (Android) / Ver. 1.127.1 (iOS)

Pokemon GO has been updated to Ver. 0.161.2 (Android) / Ver. 1.127.1 (iOS). This seems to be a minor update, and the only patch notes available mention 'bug fixes,' and that's it. If anymore information comes out about this update, we'll make sure to add details to this post.

Celebrate the power of change with the Pokemon GO Evolution Event

It's time to evolve

Perhaps one of the greatest lessons we learn from Pokémon is that it’s possible to evolve into a surprising and cool being—sometimes we just need a little boost or help! Let’s celebrate how much your Pokémon (and you) have grown this year with the first-ever Evolution Event and an accompanying Raid Day. Pokémon Evolution can depend on whether a Pokémon is a certain gender or has spent time as a Buddy Pokémon. Sometimes Evolution occurs because of particular items, times of day, or Lure Modules. During this event, you’ll be able to explore all these unique ways Pokémon evolve!

Evolution Event Look forward to Evolution items from raids, longer-lasting Lure Modules, and increased encounters with Pokémon that evolve in special ways.

Date + Time

From Thursday, December 5, 2019, at 1:00 p.m. to Thursday, December 12, 2019, at 1:00 p.m. PST (GMT −8)


Pokémon that evolve in unique ways—such as Onix, Eevee, Roselia, and Burmy—will be appearing more often in the wild, in raids, and in Field Research.
Take on raids against Pokémon with unique Evolutions, like Lickitung, Scyther, Togetic, and Ralts!
Find more 2 km Eggs that will hatch into Pokémon such as Tyrogue, Feebas, Burmy, and Happiny.
Event-specific Field Research tasks that reward Evolution items, which can help you evolve certain Pokémon, will be available.
If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny Burmy!


All Lure Modules will last one hour for the duration of the event, including the Glacial, Magnetic, and Mossy Lure Modules.

2× XP when evolving Pokémon
Evolution items from raids
Evolution Event Raid Day

Date + Time

Saturday, December 7, 2019, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in your local time zone


Encounter Bulbasaur, Charmander, and Squirtle in one-star raids.
Encounter Ivysaur, Charmeleon, and Wartortle in two-star raids.
Encounter Venusaur, Charizard, and Blastoise in four-star raids.
Receive up to five additional Raid Passes during the Raid Day time period when you spin a Photo Disc at a Gym. These Raid Passes will not be available after the event period is over. You cannot hold more than one Raid Pass at once.

A lot can change in a year—or even in a moment! We hope to catch you out there celebrating the power of Evolution, Trainers. Let’s GO!

New boxes available in Pokemon GO

A special gift for you

Pokemon GO has just added in a new round of boxes, and we have no idea how long they'll be sticking around for. Here's what's up for grabs right now.

- Special Box - 480 Coins - 2 Premium Raid Pass, 2 Super Incubators, 1 Lure Module, 2 Lucky Egg
- Ultra Box - 1480 Coins - 17 Premium Raid Pass, 4 Super Incubators, 4 Star Pieces & 4 Lucky Egg
- Adventure Box - 1480 Coins - 8 Super Incubators, 4 Star Piece, 10 Egg Incubators & 4 Lucky Egg

Niantic releases "Let's Go Pokemon GO in 2020!" promo video in Japan

2020 is almost here, trainers!

Niantic is gearing up Pokemon GO players for 2020 with a new Japanese video. The trailer shows off the various social and health aspects of the game, which Niantic will be tying into numerous events for the new year. Big things are ahead for Pokemon GO in 2020!

Pokemon GO 'A Challenging Development' Special Research available

Up for the challenge?

Did you happen to complete the "Looming in the Shadows" Special Research in Pokemon GO? If so, then you can take advantage of the next Special Research event today. This time around you'll have to tackle "A Challenging Development," which appears to be similar to the "Looming in the Shadows."

Pokémon GO - "Pokémon are everywhere" video

Everywhere? Yes. Everywhere!

Pokémon are everywhere…and these Trainers are, too! The holidays are a perfect time to jump into the fun – show us how you get up and GO!

Trade at Lower Stardust Cost and Make More Special Trades in Pokémon GO Friend Fest

It's time to get friendly

Grab a pal or two, and head out for Pokémon GO Friend Fest, taking place November 27 at 1:00 p.m. PST through December 2 at 1:00 p.m. PST. During the event, trades with your friends will require half the usual Stardust and you'll be able to make two Special Trades per day. Plus, you'll get a Friend Attack bonus boost during raids.

New friend-related Field Research tasks will be available, too, including some for trading a Pokémon, making new friends, winning a Trainer Battle against another Trainer, and catching Nidoran♂︎ and Nidoran♀︎, both of which will show up in the wild more frequently.

So call your pals and head out for Pokémon GO Friend Fest until December 2.

Terrakion Pokémon GO Raid Battle Tips

Get ready for a serious challenge

As of today, Terrakion can be found in Pokemon GO Raid Battles. Looking for a few pointers on how you can take this Pokemon down and make them your own? Pokemon.com has put together a helpful feature that includes some tips and tricks on how to take this battle on. Check out their feature here.

Pokémon Center Launches First Official Merchandise for Pokémon GO

Well that took long enough!

BELLEVUE, WA – November 26, 2019 – Beginning today, The Pokémon Company International will release the first official merchandise line inspired by Pokémon GO, one of the most popular mobile games of all time, on PokemonCenter.com. Pokémon Center is the official e-commerce arm of The Pokémon Company International and the premier destination for official, premium-quality Pokémon products.

Designed to outfit the Pokémon GO Trainer on the move, the collection offers a variety of apparel and accessories emblazoned with iconography representing each team within the game: Team Instinct, Team Mystic, and Team Valor. The Pokémon Center line is completely new and marks the first official merchandise for the game available for purchase outside of Pokémon GO Fest events. Since the game’s launch, Pokémon GO has been downloaded over one billion times by players searching for and catching Pokémon “in the real world.”

The following items launch today on PokémonCenter.com in Team Instinct, Mystic, and Valor styles:

Pokémon GO Fleece Varsity Hoodie
Pokémon GO Fitted Long-sleeve T-shirt
Pokémon GO Relaxed Fit Crew Neck T-shirt
Pokémon GO Fitted Scoop Neck Long-sleeve T-shirt
Pokémon GO Fitted V-neck T-shirt
Trainers can look forward more Pokémon GO team merchandise, also available in Team Instinct, Mystic, and Valor styles, launching in the coming weeks. Items include the following:

Pokémon GO 27 oz. Water Bottle
Pokémon GO 9FORTY Baseball Cap by New Era
For more information about these products, including sizing, pricing, and availability, visit PokemonCenter.com.

Thanks to Andreslop24 for the heads up!


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