Niantic has faced major backlash from the Pokémon Go community, but has taken the first step towards improving that relationship. Although there is a lot of work Niantic still needs to do, I remain cautiously optimistic that we're moving in the right direction.
After two weeks, Niantic is still ignoring the pleas of players who can no longer play Pokémon Go safely. To add insult to injury, the company has continued to push players for face-to-face meetups despite the latest surge in COVID cases.
It has been over a month since Niantic announced the rollback of several new features implemented in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and though the playbase initially responded with outrage, the onslaught of the Delta variant has led to many calls for boycotts unless Niantic restores all of the features.
Niantic has reinstated pandemic bonuses in New Zealand where a single community spread COVID case has led to another lock down. Meanwhile, players in the US continue to press Niantic to reinstate pandemic bonuses in light of record case numbers and hospitalizations.
Not every Pokémon in Pokémon Go can be Shiny, and even those which can can still be pretty difficult to track down. Outside of an event, your best chance at finding Shiny Pokémon is to click on every single Pokémon you encounter whose species have the potential to be Shiny. Here's which Pokémon you should be Shiny checking.
After following through with their decision to rollback changes made to the game to accommodate those affected by the pandemic, the Pokémon GO community has sent an open letter, citing accessibility issues.
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Mega Evolution has finally arrived in Pokémon Go and with it, Mega Raids! A whole new class of Raids, Mega Raids let you and your friends challenge a Mega Evolved Pokémon. Read ahead for everything you need to know about taking on Mega Beedrill in Pokémon Go.
Mega Evolution has finally arrived in Pokémon Go and with it, Mega Raids! A whole new class of Raids, Mega Raids let you and your friends challenge a Mega Evolved Pokémon. Read ahead for everything you need to know about taking on Mega Charizard X in Pokémon Go.