Confirming The Shiny Bonus on Articuno Day

When 'Articuno Day' arrived, Raids promised a chance at a shiny variant of the legendary bird. Continuing the The Silph Research Group's recent efforts to deduce the shiny rates and boosts, our researchers set out to record as many Articuno Raids as possible and find the Legendary Bird day shiny rate!

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Field Update

Published:07.18.2018

Stats and Highlights: The Silph Road at GO Fest 2018

All said and done, the difference between 2017 GO Fest and 2018's was immense. Silph Road travelers repped the Road in a big way all weekend - and not just at the Silph Road after-party! Here's a look at the numbers and some highlights from Chicago GO Fest 2018!

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Field Update

Published:07.10.2018

The Official Silph Road Chicago Meetup is Back for GO Fest 2018!

The Silph Road After-Party was a highlight of GO Fest last year for hundreds of travelers from all over the world - and it's back! Come say hello and kick back with the Silph Road team after a hard day of grinding in the sun.

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Alolan Eggs: The Rattata Shuffle

No more than 3 days after the initial Alolan rarity tiers were published, some sneaky Alolan Rattata began to appear in newly gifted eggs, and tiers were re-shuffled! Once again, the Silph Research Group's most experienced researcher-walkers set out to document this new Pokémon. After hatching over 500 fresh 7-km Alolan Eggs, here are the new rarity tiers for these exotic Pokemon!

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New Field Research Encounter Rewards - July 2018

July has brought a new set of Field Research Tasks! Our research team hit the pavement soon after the rotation in order to verify the following set of Pokémon Encounter Rewards. Keep an eye out for these as you are out exploring this month, travelers!

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New Alolan Eggs: Rarity Tiers Confirmed

With the launch of last weeks' new Friendship feature, new Alolan Forms of Kanto Pokémon began appearing in 7 km eggs. The Silph Research Group has been hard at work hatching over 400 of these new eggs in order to determine their contents and rarity!

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7 Field Research Tasks Have Been Removed!

This just in! After closely monitoring the Field Research Tasks our Researchers have received since the end of the Water Festival, the Research Group has discovered that 7 Field Research Tasks (and their Rewards) are no longer available! It appears that both the possible item rewards and Pokémon Encounters have been removed. Here are the rewards observed to be absent:

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Field Update

Published:06.18.2018

TRADING Is Coming To Pokemon GO! And No, It Won't Ruin the Game Economy.

Just ahead of Pokemon GO’s 2 year anniversary month the Silph Road’s longest awaited feature is coming to Pokemon GO: trading (and with it, an entirely new mechanic called friendship).

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The Shiny Hunt: Egg Hatches and Field Research Rewards [Part III]

In this third and final installment in our series, we share new discoveries of boosted shiny rates in both: Egg Hatches and Field Research Encounters. Let's dive in!

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The Shiny Hunt: Raid Bosses and Community Day [Part II]

In Part 1 of our publication series The Shiny Hunt, the Silph Research Group established a base shiny rate for wild encounters. With that baseline firmly in mind, it's time to proceed onward in our analysis to scenarios with boosted shiny rates! Specifically, Raid bosses and Community Day spawns. Buckle up and let's dive in!

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