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Is there a shiny palkia in Pokemon go?

Palkia will be appearing in five-star raids during this time, and if you're lucky, you might even encounter a Shiny one. The event's spatial distortions will also see Heracross make its global debut in three-star raids, along with Pokémon like Alakazam and Kangaskhan. If you're lucky, you might find a Shiny Heracross! pokemon.comPalkia Appears during Pokémon GO's Ultra Unlock Part 2: Space Event

"We will also be reaching out to community leaders."

Pokémon Go developer Niantic have responded to fan complaints after they announced they were rolling back many changes introduced to the app since the pandemic.

Fans reacted negatively to the changes, claiming that forcing you to be closer to PokéStops and Gyms to interact with them greatly limits how much people with physical disabilities can enjoy the game. Petitions asking Niantic to reverse their decision made news all over the internet.

Now Niantic has responded to the fan complaints, with an official blog post trying to justify rolling back the pandemic changes by stating: "Research has shown that taking walks outside is safe and confers several health benefits. Furthermore, encouraging outdoor exploration is in keeping with Niantic's mission."

The statement also specifically acknowledged the fan concerns about PokéStop and gym radius, and although they haven't announced they are reversing the changes, they are looking into a compromise.

"We are assembling an internal cross-functional team to develop proposals designed to preserve our mission of inspiring people to explore the world together, while also addressing specific concerns that have been raised regarding interaction distance," their statement reads.

"We will share the findings of this task force by the next in game season change (September 1). As part of this process, we will also be reaching out to community leaders in the coming days to join us in this dialogue."

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Pokemon GO Ultra Unlock Space: Timed Research Tasks and Rewards

GameRant 08 August, 2021 - 06:10pm

In an open letter from the huge Pokemon Go community, r/SilphRoad, players are reaching out directly to Niantic asking them to keep the extended range feature, particularly as the new Delta variant of COVID-19 begins to spread across the world.

“Dear Niantic, Community and Creators alike wish to voice our concern and disappointment over recent changes to the Pokestop interaction radius reduction in Pokemon Go,” the letter begins. “While the Pokestop/POI interaction radius was increased due to an unprecedented global pandemic, the flow on effects of this in-game change have had a far greater positive impact on the community.”

Beyond just being able to play from home, the players cite the increased radius’ other benefits such as road safety, and particularly accessibility for disabled players as reasons this change should be reinstated.

On Twitter, prominent players are using the hashtag #HearUsNiantic as a way to get the developer’s attention.

When the COVID-19 pandemic first hit last year, Pokemon Go and other AR games, which required players to freely walk about to play, were some of the hardest hit. IGN spoke with many Pokemon Go players at the onset of the pandemic to hear how it impacted one of their favorite games.

So far, Niantic has not responded on any of its public channels, but IGN has reached out for comment.

How to find and capture Zacian in Pokémon Go: Hero of Many Battles counters, weaknesses

Dot Esports 08 August, 2021 - 06:10pm

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The campaign pressing Niantic to re-implement Pokémon Go bonuses and concessions made for social distancing and the COVID-19 pandemic gathered new momentum on Thursday with an open letter, written by the game’s biggest players and influencers, and backed by their large social media audiences.

The letter, posted this morning on the Pokémon subreddit The Silph Road, is signed by 28 players with a combined Twitter followership of 1.18 million. All of the signers, four of whom have audiences larger than 100,000, posted the letter to their feeds at 11 a.m. EDT under the hashtag #HearUsNiantic. It was Twitter’s sixth highest trending tag in the U.S. as of publication time.

The letter lists nine ways players have been helped by Pokémon Go’s pandemic accommodations, which made it easier for players to reach Pokéstops and Gyms, and from farther away. Those gameplay bonuses ended with an update earlier this week. The Pokémon Go community was already concerned and organized by that time, as Niantic’s announcement of the rollback in June faced immediate pushback.

Pokémon Go, an immediate global sensation when it launched in the summer of 2016, is played by visiting locations in real life, and interacting with Pokémon and virtual locations shown on a player’s mobile device. The reversion last week halved the distance at which players could spin Pokéstops. Before the change, some had been able to spin Gyms without leaving their homes.

Thursday’s open letter listed the ways in which the pandemic changes were helpful to the community, not just a way to make the augmented-reality game easier or more convenient.

“Many disabled Trainers could now interact with locations that previously excluded them from the Pokémon Go community,” organizers wrote. “Trainers with autism and sensory conditions could engage with the community from a more accommodating distance.”

“Allowing them to play with the community but not be overwhelmed by large crowds or triggering locations,” they added.

In turn, the changes fostered “greater courtesy and respect to [non-players] in the community by way of not crowding or blocking entry to businesses, private property, playgrounds, emergency services, places of worship, or memorials,” organizers wrote.

The letter also noted that a November blog post from Niantic left Pokémon Go players with the impression “this increased Pokéstop interaction radius would be made permanent.”

“The removal of this feature will and is impacting the community in countless negative ways,” players wrote in the letter. “We request the increased interaction radius remains a permanent quality of life change in Pokémon Go.” The letter asked for a reply from Niantic by the end of the day on Aug. 9

In June, Niantic gave a statement defending the reversions, saying it was doing so “where it makes sense to help restore the focus of the game on exploration and discovery.”

Since June, however, the spread of COVID-19’s Delta variant and the difficulty public health organizations have faced getting 42% of the U.S. population to vaccinate itself has renewed advisories to wear a mask in public and practice social distancing. Niantic has made no acknowledgement that these changes might affect how Pokémon Go is played. The game’s social media accounts have not responded to the hashtag campaign.

Two other hashtags, #BoycottNiantic and #PokémonNoDay spread on Twitter on Wednesday, with users calling on others to not open or play the game, or spend any money in Pokémon Go’s store.

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Pokémon GO: How To Find (& Catch) Zamazenta | Screen Rant

Screen Rant 08 August, 2021 - 06:10pm

Zamazenta originates from the Galar region, and is known as one of the Heroes of Many Battles. It has two different forms depending on if it is holding its Rusted Shield. It is also the mascot Pokemon of Pokemon Shield. Players would encounter it during the end of their journey in that title. Now that it is being introduced into Pokemon Go, players finally have a chance to capture Zamazenta.

If it remains mono-Fighting-type, players should bring along Psychic and Flying-type moves to counter it. Zamazenta won't debut with its Shiny form in Pokemon Go so players can focus on finding just one of these.

Pokemon Go is available now on iOS and Android.

Complete Ultra Unlock Part Two: Time Raid Rotation In Pokémon GO

Bleeding Cool News 07 August, 2021 - 07:12am

The Ultra Unlock Part Two: Space event has begun in Pokémon GO. This event has a dual focus: the Shiny release of Palkia as well as Regionals. During this event, Pokémon normally locked to specific regions will be available in the game either in the wild or in raids. Here's a breakdown of the Pokémon available in raids and tips on which battles are worthy of your pass.

The complete raid rotation for the Ultra Unlock Part Two: Space event in Pokémon GO is as follows:

Unown U, which will be available through all parts of the Ultra Unlock 2021 events, is the only one worth doing here. Elgyem and Espurr have been around for a good while, and both East Sea Shellos and West Sea Shellos will be the focus of Spotlight Hours this month. I can't imagine anyone who is aware of this would spend a raid pass on them, so I have no idea why Niantic thought it'd be a good bet to include those two here.

Heracross is the new Shiny release and Kangaskhan gets a rare out-of-region feature. Alakazam, on the other hand, is completely random. Personally, with Heracross only available in raids, that is what I'd suggest hardcore players set as their primary focus on during this part of Ultra Unlock. Kangaskhan also makes a lot of sense to raid.

This is a given. Palkia finally has its Shiny released, which is the main feature of this event.

This is not part of the event.

All increased spawns, encounters, event raids, and Egg Hatches for Pokémon Go’s Ultra Unlock Space bonus week | Dot Esports

Dot Esports 05 August, 2021 - 05:18pm

Pokémon Go is exiting time and moving into space.

Pokémon Go’s Ultra Unlock Part Two: Space bonus week is taking over the game, which means some Pokémon that would typically be found only in specific areas of the world are now going to be available to a wider selection of players. 

From Aug. 6 to 17, players will be encountering Pokémon that have previously been related with specific regions around the world, with shiny Palkia, shiny Heracross, and shiny Kangaskhan being made available for the first time. 

This is the second of three Ultra Unlock bonuses players unlocked by completing all 24 challenges in the Global Challenge Arena during Pokémon Go Fest 2021. These bonus weeks will run from now until the end of August, with three individual themes being used. 

Niantic recently announced that the third event would be themed around the Galar region, bringing Zacian, Zamazenta, and other Pokémon from Sword and Shield into the game. With all of that in mind, here are all of the event spawns, raids, Egg hatches, and bonuses that will be live throughout the Space-themed event.

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