Gaming iOS/Android

Know your PokémonGo Meme: Niantic Customer Service “r”

Have you heard people memeing about the Niantic Customer service “r”? Have YOU been joking yourself about the Niantic Customer service “r”? It’s time to meet the meme. This meme dates back to a post on r/PokemonGO in which user MistaWhiska posted the following email with the title “Niantic responded to my help ticket after 35 days.” […]

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NEW POKEMON TRACKER: Check out Fast Pokemon Map

Despite Niantic’s wishes, it’s clear that the PokemonGo community won’t rest until there is some way to hunt and track Pokemon. Last week, the community thought they saw Niantic shut down the last of the Pokemon tracker applications. That is, until today’s release of FastPokemonMap. Follow FastPokemonMap on Twitter and expect swift pushback from Niantic. In […]

Gaming iOS/Android

PokeVision Creator pleads with Niantic in open letter

Pokemon Go! creator Niantic sent PokeVision, the Pokemon Go locator app, a cease and desist letter earlier this week. Though there are many more applications offering the same service, Pokevision creator Yang Liu honored Niantics wishes and suspended PokeVision’s service.  Yesterday, at around the same time Niantic posted an update,  he wrote a long and loving letter detailing his […]

Gaming iOS/Android

The Best New PokeRadar: Smart Pokemon Go

Update: Not only was Smart Poke removed from the Play Store, but the creator’s Google account was terminated.  In addition, it seems like all apps of this nature are not scanning correctly. To top it all off, Niantic relased yet another update.  (BTW Articuno was real, and his release was an accident. The bird is back in […]

Gaming iOS/Android Nintendo

Amid Pokévision shutdown, players find hope in other changes and projects

OK, OK, so maybe Pokévision was cheating — at least, Niantic seemed to think so. In the early hours of the morning, the folks at Pokévision announced that they would be “respecting Niantic’s and Nintendo’s wishes“ by removing functionality from their site. With the “three-step” tracker also removed, some users are up in arms over loss of all  Pokémon […]

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The Great PokéShuffle: Niantic’s secret rebalance of PokémonGo battles

UPDATE: The Client-side update is here, and this “secret shuffle” is not so secret anymore. A recent server-side PokémonGo update totally re-balanced Pokémon battling. In typical Niantic fashion, the PokémonGo creators said mum about the issue — the patch notes cryptically read “minor text fixes.” Luckily, thanks to the great people at The Silph Road, we’ve got the scoop. […]