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Niantic will make Pokémon GO more stay-at-home friendly with remote raids

Niantic will make Pokémon GO more stay-at-home friendly with remote raids Pokémon GO was built to be played outside, with friends, as you wandered around and explored interesting landmarks around you — or, you know, the exact opposite of what we’re supposed to be doing right now. Niantic has been working on […]

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Los Angeles-based Ficto launches its Quibi competitor — with Niantic as a content partner

Los Angeles-based Ficto launches its Quibi competitor — with Niantic as a content partner Consumers now have their first chance to sample the wares of a short-form streaming service — and it’s not Quibi. Ficto, a streaming service without a paywall offering interactive dramas, film adaptations, comedies, documentaries, talk shows, game shows, […]

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Pokémon GO battles will soon be less tappy, more Fruit Ninja-y

Pokémon GO battles will soon be less tappy, more Fruit Ninja-y At the end of last year, Pokémon GO finally got a player-versus-player battling system. While it was a very much welcomed addition, it has always seemed a bit… monotonous. It just requires so… much… tapping. You repeatedly tap the screen to […]

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A chat with Niantic CEO John Hanke on the launch of Harry Potter: Wizards Unite

A chat with Niantic CEO John Hanke on the launch of Harry Potter: Wizards Unite Just shy of three years ago, Pokémon GO took over the world. Players filled the sidewalks, and crowds of trainers flooded parks and landmarks. Anywhere you looked, people were throwing Pokéballs and chasing Snorlax. As the game […]

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Pokémon GO will soon use sleep data to “reward good sleep habits”

Pokémon GO will soon use sleep data to “reward good sleep habits” Well, here’s a bit of surprise news this evening: at some point in the future, Pokémon GO is going to wrap the player’s sleep habits into the gameplay. It’ll come as part of a wider initiative by The Pokémon Company […]

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Pokémon GO and the April Fools’ joke that made billions

Pokémon GO and the April Fools’ joke that made billions It’s the morning of March 31st, 2014, and the Google Maps team is about to release its April Fools’ Day gag to the world. It wasn’t the first time this team had goofed around with an April Fools’ day joke. Google, as […]

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Pokémon GO will soon let you change teams for about $8

Pokémon GO will soon let you change teams for about Early on in Pokémon GO, you’re asked to make a decision: what team do you want to be on? Instinct (Yellow)? Valor (Red)? Mystic (Blue)? The question comes a bit out of the blue. Especially amongst those who started early and […]

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Niantic confirms that Pokémon GO is getting PvP battles “soon”

Niantic confirms that Pokémon GO is getting PvP battles “soon” Two and a half years after the launch of Pokémon GO, it’s still missing one major staple of the main series games: player versus player battling. That’s about to change. In a series of teaser tweets this morning, the company confirmed that […]

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Here’s the teaser trailer for Niantic’s Pokémon GO-style Harry Potter game

Here’s the teaser trailer for Niantic’s Pokémon GO-style Harry Potter game The good news: Niantic/WB Games/Portkey has released a trailer for “Wizards Unite,” the Harry Potter game built in the same spirit as Pokémon GO. The bad news: It… doesn’t show much. If you were hoping for gameplay footage or really anything […]

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Pokémon Go update bringing ‘mon from the Sinnoh region is live

Pokémon Go update bringing ‘mon from the Sinnoh region is live If you’ve been laying off the Pokémon Go for a while due to a lack of new monsters, prepare to be glued to your phone again. Niantic is now adding pokémon from the rugged Sinnoh region that first appeared in 2007’s […]

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