This seemed like it was going to be the case if you read the leaked firmware update info, and now we know it to be true. Not as scary as the original, though! Thanks to AlienboyVA for the heads up!
With the latest update to Pokemon GO, Niantic included a bunch of exciting features. The thing is, they also included a new method to try and stop people from cheating. Those who were using various cheats to spoof GPS locations were met with the message below.
“We have detected software that can interfere with the operation of Pokémon Go on your device. This includes applications that falsify your location. Using unauthorized software that directly impacts Pokémon Go is a violation of Niantic’s Terms of Service and can result in the loss of your account. You will need to uninstall any such applications in order to continue gameplay.”
Not surprisingly, those who were cheating fired back almost instantly. In an hour's time, they found a way to work around the new anti-cheating detection. It seems Niantic was aware of this as well, as they've already removed the anti-cheat approach from the latest update. Looks like the cheaters have won again...for now.
To celebrate the holiday season, Toys“R”Us is giving out Pikachu ornaments with qualifying purchases
Toys“R”Us and Pokémon are celebrating the holiday season with a trio of exclusive Pikachu ornaments that will make your home look extra festive. Starting October 29, 2017, visitors to participating Toys“R”Us stores will receive an ornament with a purchase of Pokémon products totaling $25 or more while supplies last. There are three unique ornaments to collect, and a different one will be given away each week during the promotion. Remember to return to Toys“R”Us during the weeks of November 5 and November 12, 2017, to receive the other two ornaments with qualifying purchases.
The three ornaments feature Pikachu waving a pair of candy canes, Pikachu wearing a Santa hat, and Pikachu holding a present—Pokémon fans will undoubtedly want to collect them all. Whether you're shopping for yourself or someone else, this is the perfect way to stock up on Pokémon goodies while picking up a bonus ornament to decorate your home!
Awaken the power of Pokémon-GX with the Pokémon TCG: Mysterious Powers Tin! Choose Ho-Oh-GX, Necrozma-GX, or Marshadow-GX to bring the astonishing might of a Legendary or Mythical Pokémon-GX to your collection. Get ready to change everything with the turn of a card!
Each Pokémon TCG: Mysterious Powers Tin includes:
1 of 3 foil Pokémon-GX cards: Ho-Oh-GX, Necrozma-GX, or Marshadow-GX
4 Pokémon TCG booster packs
A code card to unlock a playable deck in the Pokémon Trading Card Game Online
Look for the Pokémon TCG: Mysterious Powers Tin in the Pokémon Center and where Pokémon TCG products are sold.
Check it out, yo—that nasty crew Team Skull is bringing trouble with this rough and tough new pin collection. Watch out for Salazzle-GX's poisonous heat, and get ready for the double-tough cross cuts of Golisopod-GX! You'll get both Pokémon as never-before-seen foil promo cards, plus two foil cards featuring Salandit and Wimpod. To top everything off, the collection includes an awesome Team Skull logo pin so everyone will know you run with the ruffians!
The Pokémon TCG: Team Skull Pin Collection Featuring Golisopod-GX and Salazzle-GX Includes:
4 foil promo cards featuring Wimpod, Golisopod-GX, Salandit, and Salazzle-GX
1 collector's pin featuring the Team Skull logo
5 Pokémon TCG booster packs
A code card for the Pokémon Trading Card Game Online
The Pokémon TCG: Team Skull Pin Collection Featuring Golisopod-GX and Salazzle-GX is available in the Pokémon Center and where Pokémon TCG products are sold.
Banpresto is working on a bunch of different Magikarp-themed goodies to release in Japan via a lottery. Among the items is the giant bag you see above. No word on how to purchase it separately from the lottery, but I'd imagine a lot of people would be looking to do so! You can also find a list of all the other items included in the lottery below.
- Prize A: Magikarp Bag
- Prize B: Magikarp Plate
- Prize C: Magikarp Small Dish Plate
- Prize D: Magikarp Glass
- Last Prize: Magikarp Plate (Shiny)
- Double Chance Campaign: Magikarp Bag
Cranidos – Fossil is only available in this game but Pokemon receivable if the fossil is traded over
Rampardos – Fossil is only available in this game but Pokemon receivable if the fossil is traded over
Tirtouga – Fossil is only available in this game but Pokemon receivable if the fossil is traded over
Carracosta – Fossil is only available in this game but Pokemon receivable if the fossil is traded over
Shieldon – Fossil is only available in this game but Pokemon receivable if the fossil is traded over
Bastiodon – Fossil is only available in this game but Pokemon receivable if the fossil is traded over
Archen – Fossil is only available in this game but Pokemon receivable if the fossil is traded over
Archeops – Fossil is only available in this game but Pokemon receivable if the fossil is traded over
- you will be able to have more interaction with Pokémon on the overworld, being able to pet them
- something special happens when you take the Ash Cap Pikachu to the Pikachu Valley area
- the titles of Z-Moves have been given a graphical upgrade