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What is a wild Psychic type Pokemon?

Psychic-type Pokémon like Abra, Drowzee, Gothita, Solosis, and more will be appearing more frequently in the wild! ... Staryu (which evolves into the Psychic-type Pokémon Starmie), Chimecho, Bronzor, Espurr, and Inkay will be appearing in one-star raids. pokemongolive.comInkay and Malamar make their Pokémon GO debuts during the Psychic Spectacular!

“Niantic has a lot of room to grow when it comes to communication with our players,” is how the statement from POGO executive producer Steve Wang puts it. A refreshingly straightforward and honest comment, in an industry that is much more likely to obfuscate with corporate bollocks about “improving developer-player synergies” or what-have-you.

When Niantic announced they were setting up a “taskforce” in response to just how much they’d pissed off their players this summer, I admit I was pretty sceptical. They’d decided to reduce interaction distances in their game by half in the US and New Zealand right as the Covid Delta variant was causing deadly new spikes in both countries. It was patently stupid, and it didn’t seem like it needed a friendship circle and trust falls to recognize that.

But when the outcome is frankness like this, it seems a positive result for players. Firstly, Niantic have made clear that they’ve finally realized that 80m interaction distances for Pokestops and Gyms just plain make Pokémon Go a better game, and it’s here to stay, worldwide. Secondly, they’ve taken on board that they’re absolutely terrible at listening to and communicating with their player base.

On the 80 meters, Wang is extremely clear:

“We understand that the increased 80 meter interaction distance became a welcome benefit for many players — that is clear from the feedback we saw from the community. So we want to keep it: as announced last week, 80 meters (not 40 meters) will be the base interaction radius for PokéStops and Gyms globally from now on.”

This is great news, and honestly, it’s extraordinary that they somehow hadn’t taken this on board over a year ago, when it was so loudly being communicated by everyone playing the game. However, that’s the sort of thing that will hopefully improve with the other part to this confession:

“We should be communicating and engaging more with Trainers. I hope that, with your patience and understanding, we can do better here.”

Recognizing that there are lots of ways they could improve, Wang’s statement lays out three to start with. From October they will publish a “developer diary” every other month, which will “share the latest priorities, events, and features for the game.”

Then they plan to continue with what they called their taskforce, having “regular conversations with community leaders to continue the dialogue we began this month.”

Finally, for now, there’s a pledge to improve the game’s “Known Issues” page, which until now has been laughably dreadful. Think of an issue you know about the game: it won’t be on there. But, Wang says, it now “will prioritize bringing greater visibility into the status of existing bugs for Trainers.”

The post waffles on a bit about how important it is that Pokémon Go gets people out and walking, and “discovering interesting places,” and of course that’s why they were so desperate to get those interaction distances back down again, no matter how deadly the scenario. Nothing to do with how people are more likely to spend money on Remote Raid Passes if they can’t reach their nearest gym from home, no sirree.

It also recognizes that they’re just not equipped to “effectively adjust the experience on a country-by-country basis,” and so from now on, changes to the game will be global. Which, again, is pleasingly honest. As is the closing statement:

“The lack of communication regarding the PokéStop and Gym interaction radius was not handled well on our part, and it was a great learning experience on how to better engage with our players moving forward.”

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Pokémon GO Promo Codes September 2021: Full Active List

DBLTAP 05 September, 2021 - 04:50pm

A new month means new opportunities for trainers to find functioning promo codes in Pokémon GO. Like other mobile titles, Pokémon GO will regularly rotate through a list of available codes that trainers can use to get free items—including desperately needed supplies like potions, Poké Balls, revives, and more.

Trainers, thank you for your patience! Your passion and concerns have not been lost on us these past few weeks, and our internal task force has spent a lot of time discussing. Now we want to give you an update as promised.https://t.co/LpYvNfmozS

Below, trainers will find a list of Pokemon GO promo codes that are reportedly still active at the time of writing:

Codes can be redeemed through the company's redemption webpage:

For those who play Pokémon GO on an Android device, in-app offer code redemption is exclusively available as well:

For more on Pokémon GO, feel free to check out our guides on the best moveset and counters for Lugia.

Pokémon Go Ditto: How to catch Ditto, shiny Ditto and what Pokémon can be Ditto explained

Eurogamer.net 05 September, 2021 - 04:50pm

How to find the elusive 'hidden' Pokémon Ditto.

Ditto is one of the most elusive creatures in Pokémon Go, because of its ability to disguise itself as other Pokémon.

In the main games, this purple blob knows one move - Transform - which allows it to copy the appearance and moveset of the opposing Pokémon, and its this ability which is recreated in Pokémon Go.

What Pokémon Ditto can be as in Pokémon Go changes too, so it's good idea to know which creatures its currently appearing as if you want to find one, especially if you wish to add a shiny Ditto to your collection.

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Unlike any other Pokémon we've seen so far in the game, Ditto doesn't appear in the flesh when exploring the wild. Instead, Ditto will take the form of other Pokémon, and will reveal itself when it's been caught:

This means that you don't know whether the Pokémon around you are 'real' or are actually a Ditto. The chances of them being a Ditto appear to be very slim - the exact stats on its rarity are unclear currently - so it's a case of catching as many Pokémon as you can until one appears.

When you have it, it'll slot into your Pokémon Bag like any other, and can be given Candy to upgrade, and taken into Gyms for battle.

Ditto has also been made available through completing certain activities, like the September 2021 Research Breakthrough and the Pokémon Go Tour: Kanto Special Research quest.

As of the start of the Season of Mischief on Wednesday, 1st September 2021, Ditto can be found hiding as the following creatures:

Shiny Ditto was originally released into Pokémon Go as part of the Tour: Kanto event and was one of the rewards from the Pokémon Go Tour: Kanto Special Research quest, which was only available to players who brought a ticket for the event. It was made available to all players - both in the wild or from completing a specific activity, such as a Research Breakthrough - at the start of the Season of Mischief on Wednesday, 1st September 2021.

There are two rules, however, for catching a shiny Ditto, which we know thanks to G2gMedia over on Twitter.

The first is that if one of Pokémon which can be a Ditto, such as Drowzee, appears in its shiny form when you attempt to catch it, this Pokémon will not transform into a Ditto.

This ensures you won't miss out on the opportunity to catch a shiny version of this Pokémon, such as shiny Drowzee, which you may need for your collection.

The second is if you do successfully find a Pokémon which will turn into a Ditto upon being caught, then there is a chance it will turn into a shiny Ditto.

Basically if you want a shiny Ditto, then you need to keep catching the non-shiny versions of the Pokémon listed above until you get lucky!

Below you can find some more useful information about Ditto in Pokémon Go:

Good luck catching Ditto in Pokémon Go!

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All Misunderstood Mischief Special Research tasks and rewards for Pokémon Go's Season of Mischief | Dot Esports

Dot Esports 04 September, 2021 - 05:29pm

Are you going to try and learn about the mysterious and mischievous Hoopa?

Pokémon Go is entering its fourth iteration of seasonal content, and with it comes new encounters, bonuses, and Special Research for players to enjoy. 

The Season of Mischief will run from Sept. 1 to Dec. 1, with a focus on the Mythical Pokémon Hoopa, which has been involved in various mischievous events throughout the last several months. 

Along with the usual changes in Hemisphere-specific spawns, seasonal events, and a unified set of global bonuses, Niantic will also be introducing Hoopa into the game properly for the first time. This will be done through new Special Research that will be running throughout the season. 

The Misunderstood Mischief Special Research will be updated throughout the Season of Mischief, with Professor Willow constantly investigating the ongoing phenomena that surround Hoopa and providing players with more details. 

If you plan to stick with the task and finally confront the troublemaking Hoopa, here are all of the Misunderstood Mischief research tasks and rewards, updated as new information becomes available about each stage. 

Total Rewards: Gothita encounter, 1,000 XP, and 500 Stardust

Total Rewards: Hoopa encounter, 1,000 XP. and 500 Stardust

Pokemon Go September 2021 events: Hoopa, legendary raids and more

CNET 03 September, 2021 - 04:00pm

There's a lot happening in Pokemon Go in September 2021.

September is underway, and it's shaping up to be another busy month for Pokemon Go. Developer Niantic has a variety of events lined up for the mobile game this month, including the debut of Hoopa, the return of the Psychic Spectacular and more. Here's a roundup of all the biggest events and activities that are happening in Pokemon Go in September 2021.

Beginning Sept. 1, a new batch of Field Research tasks and rewards will be available in Pokemon Go, as will a new Research Breakthrough encounter. Each time you complete enough tasks to achieve a Research Breakthrough in September, you'll earn an opportunity to catch a Ditto. Not only that, but there's a chance that the Ditto you encounter will be shiny.

In order to achieve a Research Breakthrough in Pokemon Go, you need to collect seven stamps. You'll receive one stamp for the first Field Research task you complete each day, so you'll need to complete tasks over at least seven days to achieve a Research Breakthrough and encounter Ditto.

Several legendary Pokemon will return to five-star raid battles throughout September. Lugia will be available during the first half of the month, and each one you encounter is guaranteed to know the Charged Attack Aeroblast. After Lugia leaves the game again on Sept. 14, the legendary trio Azelf, Mesprit and Uxie will replace it in different parts of the world until Oct. 1. You can see September's legendary raid schedule below.

Every Tuesday evening, Niantic holds a Spotlight Hour event in Pokemon Go from 6-7 p.m. local time. During that hour, a certain Pokemon will spawn in the wild much more frequently than usual, and a special bonus will be active in the game, netting you additional experience points or candy. Here are September's spotlight Pokemon and bonuses:

Pokemon Go is kicking off its Season of Mischief with an event on Sept. 5 revolving around the mythical Pokemon Hoopa. As part of the event, there will be a new Special Research task line that culminates in an encounter with Hoopa, marking your first chance to catch one in Pokemon Go. 

In addition, psychic, ghost and dark Pokemon will be appearing more frequently throughout the event. The types that you'll encounter in the wild will rotate every hour from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. local time. There will also be a new Collection Challenge to complete, and you'll earn twice the usual amount of candy each time you transfer a Pokemon during the event hours.

Inkay is making its Pokemon Go debut during the Psychic Spectacular event.

Pokemon Go's Psychic Spectacular event returns Sept. 8-13. As part of the event, the dark/psychic Pokemon Inkay and its evolved form, Malamar, will be available in Pokemon Go for the first time. According to Niantic, Inkay will evolve "only under unique circumstances," presumably by holding your phone upside down -- similar to the way it evolves in mainline Pokemon games.

In addition to Inkay, other psychic Pokemon such as Abra, Gothita and Solosis will spawn more frequently in the wild, while Alolan Raichu, Wobbuffet, Medicham and Metagross will all appear as three-star raid bosses. There will also be themed Field Research tasks to complete, as well as new psychic Pokemon stickers that can be obtained from gifts, PokeStops or the in-game shop. Finally, the next chapter in the season-long Misunderstood Mischief Special Research story will go live during the event.

Pokemon Go's September Community Day takes place on Sunday, Sept. 19. From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. local time, the water Pokemon Oshawott will be spawning in the wild much more frequently than normal, and you'll earn triple the usual amount of XP for catching Pokemon. Additionally, any Dewott that you evolve into Samurott until 7 p.m. local time will learn the Community Day-exclusive move Hydro Cannon.

Pokemon Go September 2021 events: Hoopa, legendary raids and more

Eurogamer.net 03 September, 2021 - 04:00pm

There's a lot happening in Pokemon Go in September 2021.

September is underway, and it's shaping up to be another busy month for Pokemon Go. Developer Niantic has a variety of events lined up for the mobile game this month, including the debut of Hoopa, the return of the Psychic Spectacular and more. Here's a roundup of all the biggest events and activities that are happening in Pokemon Go in September 2021.

Beginning Sept. 1, a new batch of Field Research tasks and rewards will be available in Pokemon Go, as will a new Research Breakthrough encounter. Each time you complete enough tasks to achieve a Research Breakthrough in September, you'll earn an opportunity to catch a Ditto. Not only that, but there's a chance that the Ditto you encounter will be shiny.

In order to achieve a Research Breakthrough in Pokemon Go, you need to collect seven stamps. You'll receive one stamp for the first Field Research task you complete each day, so you'll need to complete tasks over at least seven days to achieve a Research Breakthrough and encounter Ditto.

Several legendary Pokemon will return to five-star raid battles throughout September. Lugia will be available during the first half of the month, and each one you encounter is guaranteed to know the Charged Attack Aeroblast. After Lugia leaves the game again on Sept. 14, the legendary trio Azelf, Mesprit and Uxie will replace it in different parts of the world until Oct. 1. You can see September's legendary raid schedule below.

Every Tuesday evening, Niantic holds a Spotlight Hour event in Pokemon Go from 6-7 p.m. local time. During that hour, a certain Pokemon will spawn in the wild much more frequently than usual, and a special bonus will be active in the game, netting you additional experience points or candy. Here are September's spotlight Pokemon and bonuses:

Pokemon Go is kicking off its Season of Mischief with an event on Sept. 5 revolving around the mythical Pokemon Hoopa. As part of the event, there will be a new Special Research task line that culminates in an encounter with Hoopa, marking your first chance to catch one in Pokemon Go. 

In addition, psychic, ghost and dark Pokemon will be appearing more frequently throughout the event. The types that you'll encounter in the wild will rotate every hour from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. local time. There will also be a new Collection Challenge to complete, and you'll earn twice the usual amount of candy each time you transfer a Pokemon during the event hours.

Inkay is making its Pokemon Go debut during the Psychic Spectacular event.

Pokemon Go's Psychic Spectacular event returns Sept. 8-13. As part of the event, the dark/psychic Pokemon Inkay and its evolved form, Malamar, will be available in Pokemon Go for the first time. According to Niantic, Inkay will evolve "only under unique circumstances," presumably by holding your phone upside down -- similar to the way it evolves in mainline Pokemon games.

In addition to Inkay, other psychic Pokemon such as Abra, Gothita and Solosis will spawn more frequently in the wild, while Alolan Raichu, Wobbuffet, Medicham and Metagross will all appear as three-star raid bosses. There will also be themed Field Research tasks to complete, as well as new psychic Pokemon stickers that can be obtained from gifts, PokeStops or the in-game shop. Finally, the next chapter in the season-long Misunderstood Mischief Special Research story will go live during the event.

Pokemon Go's September Community Day takes place on Sunday, Sept. 19. From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. local time, the water Pokemon Oshawott will be spawning in the wild much more frequently than normal, and you'll earn triple the usual amount of XP for catching Pokemon. Additionally, any Dewott that you evolve into Samurott until 7 p.m. local time will learn the Community Day-exclusive move Hydro Cannon.

Pokemon Go taskforce gives a big update on what's changing

Dexerto 01 September, 2021 - 12:48pm

In August, Pokemon Go players were outraged when Niantic reversed the Exploration Bonus that gave Gyms and PokeStops a closer interaction distance due. The community was so angry by the change, they boycotted the game entirely, calling the movement “Pokemon NO Day.”

This caused the developer to apologize by setting up a “task force” to look into the issues players had with the mobile title. On August 25, the developer revealed that it was putting the Bonus back in place, and promised to share its findings on September 1. That day is now here.

He addressed the concerns over the lack of communication between the developer and players and reiterated the fact that the 40m base interaction distance for PokeStops and Gyms will be doubled to 80m permanently. Wang also revealed that “new ideas to explore” will be shared “in the coming months.”

Bonuses will also be tied to Seasons, with the recent Season of Mischief bringing 3x bonus XP for spinning PokeStops for the first time, 2x Lure duration, increased Incense effectiveness, guaranteed Gifts from PokeStops, and more.

The Executive Producer also shared that they will be releasing a “developer diary” every other month to keep the communication open between fans and the team, as well as have “regular conversations” with community leaders.

Wang ended the blog post by acknowledging Niantic’s faults with keeping players in the dark, and promised, again, to keep Trainers informed. “The lack of communication regarding the PokéStop and Gym interaction radius was not handled well on our part, and it was a great learning experience on how to better engage with our players moving forward.”

Pokemon GO All September Spotlight Event Dates and Details

GameRant 30 August, 2021 - 07:37pm

Spotlight Hour events are a bit like smaller versions of Community Day events. One Pokemon features increased spawns for the short event window and there is usually some additional bonus or feature in place during the event to offer some extra motivation to get out and put in some work for 60 minutes. These short Pokemon GO events are usually fairly popular, but each week's buzz is greatly impacted by which Pokemon is getting the spotlight treatment.

The September Spotlight Hour events feature some pretty interesting choices. Most of these offerings won’t have a major impact on the PvE or PvP meta game, so they may not necessarily draw the biggest crowds. That said, the chance to score bonus Stardust, XP, and Candy may still be all the motivation some players need.

In the month of September, Pokémon Spotlight Hour will take place every Tuesday from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. local time, and each will spotlight a different Pokémon and a special bonus!

Tuesday, September 7, 2021: Spoink will be in the spotlight, and you’ll earn twice the Stardust for catching Pokémon.

Tuesday, September 14, 2021: Baltoy will be in the spotlight, and you’ll earn twice the XP for catching Pokémon.

Tuesday, September 21, 2021: Skitty will be in the spotlight, and you’ll earn twice the Candy for catching Pokémon.

Tuesday, September 28, 2021: Alolan Meowth will be in the spotlight, and you’ll earn twice the Candy for transferring Pokémon.

The first event is likely to draw a big crowd thanks to the Stardust bonus, despite whether players are interested in Spoink or not. Double Stardust is one of the game's most popular rewards, so this would be a great time for players to dive in and stock up on the highly valuable resource.

In the coming weeks, we should learn more about what other events will be arriving during the early days of the Season of Mischief. Be sure to check back in the near future for more Pokemon GO strategy guides, news, and updates. Until then, good luck out there, trainers!

Pokemon GO is available on Android and iOS.

Denny Connolly is an editor and contributor who joined the Game Rant team in 2014. He specializes in game guides, MMO coverage, and the Pokemon GO beat; but is a lifelong fan of all game genres. He's a graduate of Penn State where he studied English and Education.

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