Pokémon Go

Latest Update for ‘Pokémon Go’ Features Higher Frame Rates on iOS

Pokémon Go developer Niantic has released a new software update for their mega-popular mobile title. Version 1.191.0 now enables users to natively gain 120FPS on the iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max's ProMotion displays. First spotted by The Verge, the latest software update for Pokémon Go lets users unlock frame rates within the game, making it smoother while...

Pokémon GO Has Earned $1 Billion in 2020

Pokémon GO has been estimated to have brought in $1 billion in the first 10 months of 2020. Developer Niantic is seeing the most amount of player spending since Pokémon GO launched in 2016. According to Sensor Tower, estimates place Pokémon GO revenue this year close to $1 billion. When the mobile game launched in...

Documents Reveal Pokémon Go Players Trespassed Canadian Military Bases

Citing newly obtained documents, a report by CBC News is claiming that Pokémon Go players trespassed on military bases in Canada in their pursuit of Pikachu following the game’s initial launch back in 2016. Soon after, the Canadian Armed Forces issued a public warning that Pokémon Go users should keep off the military property. The documents,...

Next Pokémon GO Safari Zone Event to be Held in Montreal in September

The Pokémon GO team has today announced in association with Tourisme Montréal that its next Pokémon Go Safari Zone event will take place in Montreal, Canada from September 20th to the 22nd. The event will see Parc Jean-Drapeau transformed into a speedy Pokémon wonderland. Trainers, we’re excited to announce the destination of our next #PokemonGOSafariZone: ???? Montreal, Canada!...

‘Pokémon Go’ Surpasses One Billion Downloads

Pokémon Go isn't going anywhere anytime soon. According to Pokémon Go's Japanese YouTube channel, the popular mobile game has reached the impressive milestone of one billion downloads just over three years after it was first released. Pokémon Go was an instant hit when it launched three years ago, first in Canada, the United States, New Zealand, and Australia...

Pokémon GO Revenue Surpasses $1.8 Billion in 2 Years

According to the latest Sensor Tower Store Intelligence estimates, Niantic’s smash hit game Pokémon GO, which made its debut two years ago today, has surpassed $1.8 billion in player spending. And all these months later, players continue to spend more than $2 million per day to catch the dozens of Pokémon that have been added since launch. Niantic continues to refine and expand...

Pokémon Go iOS Update to Optimize the Game with ARKit Framework

Pokémon Go developer Niantic Labs has today announced that the upcoming iOS version of their smash hit game will take full advantage of Apple's ARKit framework, The Verge is reporting. ARKit, which allows developers to take unique advantage of iOS hardware and software advancements, will let Niantic add an all-new AR+ mode with much more advanced augmented reality features....

Niantic CEO John Hanke Talks Pokemon Go’s First Year

Pokemon Go, the wildly popular augmented reality game where players chase virtual Pokemon through the real world, is celebrating the first anniversary of its launch amid suggestions that its appeal is fading. The free app, which first rolled out in the U.S. and Canada last July, quickly sparked a global phenomenon, breaking records as it...

Pokémon GO’s Biggest Update to Bring Raid Battles, New Gym Features

Pokémon GO’s biggest update yet is set to roll out soon, bringing a revamped Gym gameplay experience for Trainers around the world, including the opportunity to join together with others to battle against powerful Pokémon in the new Raid Battle feature. The developers say that at the heart of the upcoming update is "a new motivation system...

Pokémon GO Hits 750 Million Downloads on its First Anniversary

Pokemon GO celebrated its one year anniversary yesterday, and Niantic revealed the game has reached 750 million global downloads. To celebrate, a new in-game event is kicking off on June 13, 2017. The Solstice Event will “feature Fire-type and Ice-type Pokémon, huge XP bonuses for throwing Poké Balls accurately, and discounted Lucky Eggs in the...