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Mewtwo with Shadow Ball joins Pokemon GO EX Raids

Having a ball!

The Genetic Pokémon, Mewtwo, will be returning to EX Raids!

Date + Time

Starting on September 25, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. PDT—Trainers can receive EX Raid Passes to be invited to EX Raids featuring Mewtwo.

Features

Challenge Mewtwo with the Shadow Ball attack exclusively in EX Raids!
If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny Mewtwo!
Are you new to EX Raids? You can become eligible to receive an EX Raid Pass when you win a Raid Battle at a qualifying Gym! To see whether a Gym can host EX Raids, take a look at the Gym’s details. If you triumph in a qualifying Raid Battle and receive an invitation to an EX Raid, you can check your EX Raid Pass for the date and time when you’ll be able to challenge Mewtwo.

Battling Mewtwo will be a difficult challenge that requires Trainers to take advantage of every opportunity—so don’t forget to invite a friend to go along with you! Invites can only be sent to an Ultra Friend or Best Friend, so don’t forget to battle with friends, send Gifts, and trade Pokémon to build up your Friendship level.

Do you have what it takes? Best of luck—Mewtwo won’t back down!

Pokemon GO Safari Zone Montreal now live, Yanma spawning in increased amounts worldwide, Mewtwo Raid Hour rescheduling

There's a lot going on in Pokemon GO!

There's some important details to discuss about Pokemon GO today, and first up is the Safari Zone in Montreal, Canada. That event has kicked off today, and Pokemon like Unown QUEBC and Tropius are already spawning. Pokémon that can be found in the park will be available in increased amounts around Canada.

This event is also impacting players globally, as Yanma is now spawning in increased amounts worldwide. This also means that Shiny Yanma is now available worldwide, and should be active over the weekend.

Following that, we have news on the rescheduling of the Mewtwo Raid Hour, which was postponed due to some technical issues.
Players can now look forward to the event taking place on October 8th, 2019 at 6PM local time. This will also provide Mewtwo with the Psystrike move that is presently exclusive to the current event.

Altered Forme Giratina Returns to Pokémon GO Raids, and It Might Be Shiny

Altered beast

Alter your plans and prepare to battle the Legendary Pokémon in Pokémon GO Raid Battles starting September 23.

The Renegade Pokémon returns to five-star Pokémon GO Raid Battles from September 23, 2019, at 1 p.m. PDT, to October 17, 2019, at 1 p.m. PDT. The Legendary Pokémon is a capable combatant because of its powerful Ghost-type attacks, but even if you're more interested in collecting than battling, there's reason to get excited. Lucky Trainers may encounter Shiny Giratina for the first time during its return to Raid Battles, so make sure to challenge the Legendary Pokémon as often as you can.

The same tactics you used to face Giratina in previous encounters will work again here. It's weak against Ice-, Ghost-, Dragon-, Dark-, and Fairy-type attacks, so use your most powerful attacks of those types to earn as many Premier Balls as you can. Good luck, Trainers!

Pokémon GO’s October Community Day Features Trapinch and a Special Move

Your move...

The Ground-type Pokémon Trapinch will be the star of October's Pokémon GO Community Day, and you'll definitely want to catch as many of these Pokémon as you can during the event. This month's Community Day event will happen on Saturday, October 12, 2019, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. local time.

Trapinch will appear much more frequently in the wild during this time, and if you're lucky, you might even find a Shiny Trapinch! If you evolve Vibrava (the Evolution of Trapinch) into Flygon during the event or up to two hours afterward, the Flygon will know a move it can't normally learn. You may even receive 2 km Eggs that will hatch into Trapinch if you spin PokéStops during Community Day hours. Plus, Lure Modules will last for three hours, and you'll earn three times the Catch XP for catching Pokémon during the event.

Check back soon to find out the name of the special move, and have fun on Trapinch Community Day, Trainers!

Pokemon GO Community Day featuring Trapinch kicks off Oct. 12th, 2019

Trapinch gets its time in the spotlight

Community Day

Get out and play together in your local community parks on Pokémon GO Community Day. For just a few hours each month, you can encounter a special Pokémon in the wild. During these hours, there’s a chance to learn a previously unavailable move for that Pokémon or its Evolution, as well as earn some Community Day bonuses. Celebrate what it means to be a part of the Pokémon GO community and make new friends along the way!

Note: Fast TMs and Charged TMs will not grant exclusive moves during Community Day. To learn the exclusive move, you must catch or evolve the featured Pokémon during Community Day hours.

Find a Meetup Near You

Are you looking for Community Day event details or other Pokémon GO-related meetups happening in your city? There are many websites and platforms that Pokémon GO players use to organize with their local communities. To connect with other Trainers near you, try searching for your city name in conjunction with Pokémon GO on your preferred search engine, or finding groups in your area on social media channels, apps, and websites such as Facebook, Discord, Slack, WhatsApp, and more! These groups are managed independently by players and are not sponsored by Niantic, but offer great opportunities to meet Trainers in your area.

Pokemon GO updated to Ver. 0.153.2 (Android) / Ver. 1.121.2 (iOS)

Pokemon GO has been updated to Ver. 0.153.2 (Android) / Ver. 1.121.2 (iOS). The patch notes, as usual, aren't really much of a help. The only thing they mention is 'bug fixes.' If dataminers reveal more info about this patch, we'll be sure to share those details with you.

Pokemon GO Mewtwo Legendary Raid Hour delayed in New Zealand and Australia

Mewted

Pokemon GO players in New Zealand and Australia who were looking to take part in the Mewtwo Legendary Raid Hour will have to wait a bit longer. Niantic has announced that there was an issue with the Raid Hour, so things will have to be postponed. A new date for the event is yet to be announced.

Pokemon GO's final week of Ultra Bonuses now live

Enjoy!

The third and final week of Pokemon GO Ultra Bonuses is now live. Check out the full rundown of what this week brings below.

Week 3: A Unova Unveiling

All your research has paid off! Professor Willow has informed us that some Pokémon originally discovered in the Unova region are now appearing in the world of Pokémon GO!

Date + Time
September 16, 2019, at 1 p.m. to September 23, 2019, at 1 p.m. PDT

Features

Mewtwo with the special move Psystrike will be available to challenge in five-star raids. If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny Mewtwo!
Need a good team to take on Mewtwo? Other Pokémon appearing in raids will help you build a good team to challenge the Genetic Pokémon.
The Gear Pokémon Klink, originally discovered in Unova, will also appear in raids. You might even encounter a Shiny Klink!
You may also find Shiny Patrat and Shiny Lillipup!
Bonuses

2× Incubator effectiveness

Pokémon GO Newsletter: September 2019

A lot to do in September!

ARTIST INSIGHT: POKÉMON GO FEST 2019 TRIPTYCH

The Pokémon GO Fest 2019 Triptych took 120 hours to complete and ended up being 13,609 × 250 pixels large—that’s about three and a half 4K televisions! A lot of thought and work went into this huge piece, and for good reason. From Chicago to Dortmund to Yokohama—this global event required a key art piece of massive proportions that lived up to the event’s level of significance. Here’s what the process of creating this incredible piece of art was like.

Select a format that would encompass the significance of the event and present it effectively. The triptych format was chosen because it’s composed of three parts that exist on their own as individual pieces but really come to life when combined into a perfectly seamless scene with a story interwoven throughout. Since we were celebrating our first-ever series of three large-scale live events, we felt like a triptych was the perfect format for the occasion.

Begin compositing the first part: Chicago! This section, featuring Buckingham Fountain, set the tone for the rest of the piece. Everything from perspective to lighting had to be consistent, so it was crucial that the Chicago portion of the triptych could lay a solid foundation to build up the rest of the triptych.

Add in the Pokémon models and meticulously paint and edit them to fit the scene.

Repeat the previous steps while building out the Dortmund and Yokohama pieces.

And here’s the end result! Whether you attended a Pokémon GO Fest or took part in the Global Challenge, we hope you all had an amazing summer of Pokémon GO and enjoy viewing this wonderful piece!

ULTRA BONUS UNLOCK BEGINS SEPTEMBER 16, 2019, AT 1 P.M. PDT

Mewtwo with the special move Psystrike will be available to challenge in five-star raids. If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny Mewtwo! Need a good team to take on Mewtwo? Other Pokémon appearing in raids will help you build a good team to challenge the Genetic Pokémon. Get to hatching those Eggs, too—2× Incubator effectiveness ends with the Ultra Unlock!

The Ultra Bonus Unlock ends September 23 at 1 p.m. PDT.!

SEPTEMBER COMMUNITY DAY—BRANCH OUT WITH TURTWIG!

Don’t forget—this month’s Community Day will be taking place globally on Sunday, September 15, 2019, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. local time. The featured Pokémon, Turtwig, will appear more frequently in the wild and in raids, and you could even encounter a Shiny Turtwig if you’re lucky! Spin PokéStops, and you may receive 2 km Eggs that will hatch into Turtwig. Take advantage of the 3× Catch Stardust bonus, and catch as many Turtwig as you can! Evolve Grotle into Torterra during the event or up to two hours afterward for the Community Day exclusive move Frenzy Plant!

Don’t forget to share your photos with Turtwig on social media with #PokemonGOCommunityDay, Trainers! Stay safe, and happy exploring.

TEAM GO ROCKET HAS TURNED PSYDUCK, LARVITAR, AND MORE INTO SHADOW POKÉMON!

Team GO Rocket’s diabolical deeds continue! Professor Willow and the team leaders have been scoping out the discolored PokéStops and have noticed that Team GO Rocket now has the following Shadow Pokémon: Oddish, Gloom, Venonat, Venomoth, Psyduck, Growlithe, Abra, Hitmonchan, Larvitar, and Turtwig.

After more research, the professor has found that Shadow Pokémon can’t learn Community Day exclusive moves—likely due to their unnatural state. Be sure to purify any Shadow Pokémon featured on Community Day before evolving them so you don’t miss out on event-exclusive moves!

FLOWER-CROWNED EEVEE ARE CURRENTLY IN RESEARCH BREAKTHROUGHS!

A few changes to Research Breakthrough rewards are now live in Pokémon GO! From September 1, 2019, at 1 p.m. PDT to November 1, 2019, at 1 p.m. PDT, Eevee wearing flower crowns will be available as Research Breakthrough encounters. If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny Eevee with a flower crown! Flower-crowned Eevee will be the only Pokémon appearing in Research Breakthroughs during this time, so be sure to make the most of the following weeks of research.

SEPTEMBER RAID HOUR

September Legendary Raid Hours are currently live and happening every Wednesday this month! From 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. in your local time on September 18, encounter Mewtwo in greater numbers in five-star raids! And on September 25 during the same time frame, a different Pokémon will be available to encounter. Which one? Well...you’ll find out soon!

Pokemon GO Community Day featuring Turtwig kicks off later today

Reminder!

Get out and play together in your local community parks on Pokémon GO Community Day. For just a few hours each month, you can encounter a special Pokémon in the wild. During these hours, there’s a chance to learn a previously unavailable move for that Pokémon or its Evolution, as well as earn some Community Day bonuses. Celebrate what it means to be a part of the Pokémon GO community and make new friends along the way!

Note: Fast TMs and Charged TMs will not grant exclusive moves during Community Day. To learn the exclusive move, you must catch or evolve the featured Pokémon during Community Day hours.

Find a Meetup Near You

Are you looking for Community Day event details or other Pokémon GO-related meetups happening in your city? There are many websites and platforms that Pokémon GO players use to organize with their local communities. To connect with other Trainers near you, try searching for your city name in conjunction with Pokémon GO on your preferred search engine, or finding groups in your area on social media channels, apps, and websites such as Facebook, Discord, Slack, WhatsApp, and more! These groups are managed independently by players and are not sponsored by Niantic, but offer great opportunities to meet Trainers in your area.

The Pokemon GO Turtwig Community Day kicks off Sept. 15th, 2019, and runs from 11:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M. local time.

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