Field Update

Published:02.16.2018

The Silph League Community Map Exits Beta and Now Supports Telegram!

It has been four weeks since the launch of The Silph League, an initiative aiming to connect all local, non-spoofing player communities across platforms and continents and help players find them...

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Silph Study: #015

Published: 02.15.2018

How Bonus Candies Are Awarded For Berrying Gyms

Shortly after the new gym system was released, reports flooded in that feeding berries to gym defenders would sometimes reward a candy of that species’ family (alongside the standard reward of 20 Stardust). Interestingly, this bonus candy drop is rather uncommon, so the precise probability has remained unknown...

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Silph Study: #014

Published: 02.09.2018

The Latest Hoenn Egg Pool Removals, Additions, and Rarity Changes

The Gen III species additions shook up the egg pool in several ways. 37 new species have been hatched (and not all new species were Gen 3!) while we also bid farewell to 23 species that are no longer hatching. Rarity tiers have also seen several changes.  Let's take a look at what's changed over the past 8 weeks!

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Field Update

Published:02.05.2018

New in v0.91.1! Quests are Coming to Pokemon GO! What We Know.

New in v0.91.1, code has surfaced pointing to the beginnings of an in-game quest system that appears to encapsulate all of the mechanics available in Pokemon GO, even incorporates characters who grant them, and pre-conditions that suggest increasing levels of difficulty and progress.

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Silph Study: #013

Published: 01.30.2018

Estimating Community Day's Boosted Shiny Rate

During the first Community Day event in January, a dramatic increase in the number of Shiny Pikachu spawns was observed in the wild. Thanks to the timely work of our researchers during the three-hour window, the Silph Research group was able to...

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Field Update

Published:01.18.2018

New in v0.89.1! Quality of Life Upgrades Galore!

Though the Silph Road team is running on fumes this week after the Silph League and Travelers Cards launch, duty calls! Without further ado, here's what the team has discovered in our review of the quality-of-life goldmine that is the latest APK!

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Field Update

Published:01.17.2018

Announcing Travelers Cards & the Silph League: A Player Network for Pokemon GO!

A series of new features and capabilities have just come to the Silph Road. Announcing: Traveler Cards! Plus, a new Discord network and map called the Silph League!

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Silph Study: #012

Published: 12.22.2017

What Makes Some Wild Pokemon Aggressive?

The Silph Research Group has taken a deeper look into the mechanics of Pokemon encounters and identified the previously unconfirmed systems governing wild Pokemon encounter mechanics!

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Field Update

Published:12.19.2017

New in v0.87.5! A Brand New AR Experience is Coming, Holiday Special Boxes, and More!

Fresh on the heels of the major Weather update and Gen III introduction, v0.87.5 appears to bring assets and metadata for a major (and awesome) new catching mechanic, new Hoenn badges, Holiday Special Boxes, and other tweaks!

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Field Update

Published:12.13.2017

Did Nest Changes Follow a Pattern with the Introduction of Hoenn Species?

When Gen II/Johto Region species were introduced into Pokemon GO, a Nest Migration occurred - despite not occurring on the standard Migration schedule (at 12am UTC every other Thursday). Interestingly, the nesting species were observed to follow a pattern. Was this same pattern followed with the launch of the Hoenn region species?

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