Latest Pokemon GO Tips & News

Field Update

Published:
02.15.2017

Gen 2 and Beyond! What's new in the v0.57.2 APK

In what is undoubtedly the most significant event since the game's launch, Pokemon GO version 0.57.2 has begun rolling out - to the great anticipation ...

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Field Update

Published:
01.17.2017

APK Mine of Pokemon GO v0.53.1 - Evolution Items, New Moves, and More!

After the holiday festivities came to a close, Niantic released v0.53.1 without much in the way of communication, but a look through the APK reveals quite a bit more: new moves, evolutions items, and more!

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Silph Study: #006

Published:
12.29.2016

Can You Still Hatch Baby Pokemons' Evolved Forms or Region-Specific Pokemon?

The introduction of baby Pokemon species has caused many travelers to wonder whether the evolved form of Pichu, Magby, Elekid, Igglybuff, and Smoochum are hatchable. The Silph Research group has a definitive answer! Plus, a surprising finding about region-specific hatches!

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Field Update

Published:
12.19.2016

Hints of a Holiday Event Found in the APK!

The Apple Watch update is clearly the biggest update to the APK this round, but many have asked about the possibility of a holiday event.  Well, it just so happens that there are hints in the latest APK!

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Field Update

Published:
12.19.2016

The Apple Watch app! What's new in our APK Mine of Pokemon GO v0.51.0

With little fanfare, v0.51.0 of Pokemon GO began propagation and was followed by a short announcement with very few formal release notes. But lurking in the code was major news about the upcoming Apple Watch app!

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Field Update

Published:
12.07.2016

Shinies, Genders, Avatars, & [SPOILER]! What's New in Pokemon GO APK 0.49.1

The data mine of v0.49.1 of Pokemon GO is perhaps the most highly anticipated audit we've conducted, thanks to the events surrounding its release. Questions hang in the air: is Gen 2 launching? Are the legendaries coming? How will...

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Field Update

Published:
12.06.2016

The December Starbucks Pokemon GO Promo: What We Know

This evening Starbucks employees around the United States spotted a promo announcement posted in the Starbucks back room that alleges "new Pokemon" are on the way! The rumored Starbucks Pokemon GO promotion appears to be all set to begin this week...

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Silph Study: #005

Published:
12.01.2016

PokeStops and Egg Distances

We are often asked, "Do some PokeStops give out different egg species?" or "Do some PokeStops give out more 10km or 2km Eggs?" Because of the difficulty in gathering this data...

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Field Update

Published:
11.21.2016

Ditto now has its signature move: Transform. Let the hunt begin!

v0.47.1 of Pokemon GO brought several client-side changes, which we explored in our data mine a few days ago. Ditto received some necessary animations and interactions therein, but one thing was missing: Ditto's signature move...

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Field Update

Published:
11.19.2016

Ditto and... Shinies? What's New in Pokemon GO APK 0.47.1

v0.47.1 of Pokemon GO has begun propagation, and with it came very few formal release notes - but that doesn't mean there isn't big news...

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Silph Study: #004

Published:
11.15.2016

Does Anything Influence Your Pokemon's Evolution Moveset?

When a Pokemon evolves, its quick and charge move are re-rolled according to unknown odds. Silph researchers began recording various attributes of their Pokemon before evolution, including their moves, appraisals, Stardust, and their evolved movesets. Over 10,000 evolutions were...

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Field Update

Published:
11.07.2016

Ditto and Generation 2 Pokemon Have Now Been Found in Pokemon GO APK

Rumors about Generation 2 Pokemon and the elusive Ditto have circulated since the first week of Pokemon GO. But for the first time, we actually have new information on both!

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Field Update

Published:
11.04.2016

The New Nearby Tracker Rollout (Finally) Expands!

It had been almost 3 months since August 9th when, around 3am UTC, a new Pokemon tracker began appearing for users in San Francisco, CA...

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Silph Study: #003

Published:
10.18.2016

The Curveball Bonus in Pokemon GO

The 10 XP bonus for landing a Curveball has led some travelers to adopt the throwing style. But the question has long remained: does throwing Curveballs increase my odds of capturing a wild encounter?

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Silph Study: #002

Published:
10.14.2016

Throw Bonuses in Pokemon GO

Anecdotal reports have long hinted that earning a THROW BONUS by aiming a ball inside the reticle (circle) improves CATCH RATE, but statistically significant data has been lacking...

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Trail Pointer: #008

Skill:
Novice

A Blue Glow Highlights Your Latest Catches

If you find yourself wondering which Pokemon of a species you just caught, there's a way to tell!

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Trail Pointer: #007

Skill:
Novice

You Can Slide Your Finger to Menu Items In A Single Press

The Pokemon GO menu slides open when you tap the Pokeball at the bottom of the screen. But don't lift your finger...

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Trail Pointer: #006

Skill:
Advanced

Defending Pokemon Launch Two Quick Moves At the Start of Every Battle

While the AI (Artificial Intelligence) that controls Gym defenders can seem difficult to predict, one thing is certain...

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Trail Pointer: #005

Skill:
Intermediate

Powering-Up Revives a Pokemon

If you ever find yourself wanting to conserve Revives or were planning to Power Up a Pokemon, you should know...

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Trail Pointer: #004

Skill:
Expert

Gyms Can Be Sniped After Each Individual Pokemon is Defeated

Contrary to what the game appears to show you, Gym Prestige isn't awarded in a lump sum after a combat session...

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Trail Pointer: #003

Skill:
Intermediate

Understanding XP Awards from Gym Battles

Fighting at an enemy Gym can be an effective way to gain XP, and fortunately the awards for defeating enemy Gyms are straightforward!

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Trail Pointer: #002

Skill:
Novice

You Cannot Receive Eggs with a Full Inventory

Everyone knows your egg bag has a max capacity, but not everyone realizes that having a full Item inventory means you won't get new Eggs!

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Silph Study: #001

Published:
09.23.2016

The Attack IV Correlation with Pokedex # has Disappeared

An anecdotal correlation between wild Pokedex # and attack IV (Individual Value) was oft cited in the first few months of the game...

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Trail Pointer: #001

Skill:
Novice

Potions Can Be Applied Simultaneously

Whether you're grinding XP at a local gym, or trying to quickly heal a battle-wounded 'mons so you can deploy them, this trick will give you a speed boost!

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