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'''Pokémon GO''' (Japanese: '''{{j|{{tt|Pokémon GO|ポケモン ゴー}}}}''') is a multiplayer, location-based, {{wp|augmented reality}} Pokémon game for {{wp|iOS}} and {{wp|Android (operating system)|Android}}. The game results from a collaboration between [[The Pokémon Company]], [[Nintendo]], and [[Niantic]], Inc., and is {{wp|Freemium|free to download}} with in-app purchases. It was released in most markets with access to the iOS App Store or Google Play Store on a staggered schedule starting on July 6, 2016. The game became available on the Samgsung Galaxy Store for Samsung devices running on Android on May 11, 2019<ref>[https://twitter.com/PokemonGoApp/status/1126967087736467457?s=20 Announcement of game availability on Galaxy Store]</ref>.
 
The game was announced at athe press[[Pokémon conferencePress Conference|Pokémon GO Press Conference]] in Japan on September 10, 2015. Field tests for Pokémon GO were held from March 29, 2016 through June 30, 2016.
 
The game is compatible with the [[Pokémon GO Plus]] and the [[Poké Ball Plus]], {{wp|Bluetooth}} devices that allow players to enjoy elements of the game without looking at their phone. Compatibility with the {{wp|Apple Watch}} was added in an update on December 22, 2016. The support for Apple Watch will be dropped after July 1, 2019.<ref>[https://niantic.helpshift.com/a/pokemon-go/?p=web&s=top-articles&f=discontinued-support-for-apple-watch Discontinued support for Apple Watch]</ref>
 
==Blurb==
 
[[Candy]] and {{OBP|Stardust|GO}} are two forms of currency central to Pokémon GO. Each Pokémon's evolutionary family uses a specific type of Candy to [[Power Up]] or [[evolution|evolve]]. Stardust is required in addition to Candy to Power Up; unlike Candy, Stardust is not specific to any species of Pokémon. Candy and Stardust are most commonly earned by catching and hatching Pokémon. If a player [[released Pokémon|transfers]] a Pokémon to Professor Willow, then one Candy for that Pokémon will be awarded.
 
Unlike in the core series, Pokémon normally only have two [[Move#In Pokémon GO|moves]]: one Fast Attack and one Charged Attack. In battle, Fast Attacks can be cast at any time, and the user gains {{OBP|energy|GO}} each cast. Charged Attacks are generally much stronger moves that cost energy to use. A Pokémon's moves are randomly assigned and can only be changed by using a [[TM#Pokémon GO|Fast TM]] or Charged TM to randomly learn a new Fast Attack or Charged Attack, respectively, replacing the old move. Since December 2018, players could have a Pokémon learn a second Charged Attack by spending a large amount of Stardust and Candy. Evolving a Pokémon randomly resets all of its moves.
 
Players can also challenge each other in {{OBP|Trainer Battle|GO}}s or challenge the Team leaders [[Candela]], {{OBP|Spark|GO}}, and {{OBP|Blanche|GO}} in Battle Training.
In the game, [[wild Pokémon]] appear on a map of the real world (based on the crowdsourced OpenStreetMap project)<ref>[https://allgamers.com/article/3496/niantic-switches-to-openstreetmap-in-pokeacutemon-go Niantic Switches to OpenStreetMap in Pokémon GO]</ref><ref>[https://blog.openstreetmap.org/2018/04/01/tips-pokemon-go-2/ Recommendations for new (Pokémon GO) mappers by community members]</ref>, with the player moving in the game by traveling in the real world. When a Pokémon is nearby, the player's phone vibrates. The player can encounter a nearby Pokémon by tapping it in the Map View. Different kinds of Pokémon will appear in different environments; for example, {{type|Water}} Pokémon are more common near water. [[Weather]] also affects which Pokémon are common.
 
In a wild encounter, the player attempts to capture a wild Pokémon in a [[Poké Ball]] before it runs away. Unlike in the [[core series]] games, these encounters do not involve battle. At higher levels, the player can use various Berries to make wild Pokémon easier to catch or use more powerful Poké Balls like {{ball|[[Great}} Ball]]s and {{ball|[[Ultra}} Ball]]s. While holding a press on a Poké Ball, a ring will appear around the Pokémon. This ring shrinks over time; once it reaches its smallest size it immediately returns to full size and the cycle repeats. If the Poké Ball is thrown while the ring is very small, the capture is more likely to be successful. Capturing while the ring is as far out as it can be, or halfway in the outer circle also provides small bonuses.
 
===Locations===
PokéThereThere are two main types of locations in Pokémon GO: [[PokéStop]]s and {{OBP|Gym|GO}}. PokéStops and Gyms exist at are pre-defined real-world locations that the player must be within range of to interact with them (although they can be inspected as long as they have shown up in the Map .)Ven spun.
 
The locations of PokéStops and Gyms are based on a selection of portals from the Niantic game {{wp|Ingress (video game)|Ingress}}. Until 2015, Ingress players (agents) could submit proposals for portals which subsequently had to be approved by Niantic. From 2017 onward, Ingress agents can submit new portals through Operation Portal Recon (OPR) that would be reviewed and approved by their OPR peers. Starting in September 2017, a PokéStop submission system started beta test for level 40 trainers located in Brazil and South Korea. As of September 2017 the portal or PokéStop submissions are still reviewed by agents participating in OPR for final approval, although Niantic has announced that the system will be expanded to Pokémon GO trainers. in theThe PokéStops allow players to obtain items and Eggs by spinning the Photo Disc. At Gyms, players can battle to weaken those belonging to opposing teams or strengthen those belonging to their own team; a player can earn and [[PokéCoin]]s by holding onto their own Gyms, while also obtaining items from its Photo Disc. The player will be given a Gym Badge for each Gym on the first time they interact with it. Badges can be leveled up to bronze, silver, and gold, with each level causing the Gym to give out a higher number of items when spun.uture.
 
A Gym can only be controlled by one team at a time. If a Gym is controlled by the player's team, they can add one of their own Pokémon to defend it and feed Berries to any Pokémon in the Gym. Doing so will earn the player Stardust, possible Candy, and an increase in the Pokémon's motivation. If a Gym is controlled by a rival team, the player can battle it to decrease each Pokémon's motivation; when a Pokemon's motivation reaches zero, it will be knocked out of the Gym. When all defending Pokémon have been defeated, the team loses control of the Gym, allowing the player to reclaim it as their own. [[Raid Battle]]s may sometimes take place at a Gym, several players can work together to battle against a wild Pokémon, much stronger than normal. Winning a Raid Battle allows
 
PokéStops are much more common than Gyms, but depending on where a player lives, they may be very common or very sparse. Locations tend to be more common in urban areas due to a higher population density, resulting in more players in those areas. If there are no nearby PokéStops, the player can only obtain Poké Balls by leveling up or purchasing them with PokéCoins; if there are no nearby Gyms, the player can only obtain PokéCoins by purchasing them with real currency.
 
===Battles===
Battles in Pokémon GO, in contrast to the core series games, are not turn based and instead rely participants to continuously cast attacks to deal damage. While Pokémon GO uses the same [[Type#In Pokémon GO|type effectiveness]] chart as the core series since [[Generation VI]], it uses different multipliers. There are two sets of battle mechanics in Pokémon GO: one for {{OBP|Gym|GO}}s and [[Raid Battle]]s (against the AI) and the other for {{OBP|Trainer Battle|GO}}s (against another player). The two modes have different stats for each move and uses a different formula to calculate [[damage]]. For Trainer Battles, the player can battle the Team Leaders {{OBP|Blanche|GO}}, {{OBP|Spark|GO}}, or [[Candela]] to practice against an AI.
 
Unlike in the core series, Pokémon normally only have two [[Move#In Pokémon GO|moves]]: one Fast Attack and one Charged Attack. In both types of battles, Fast Attacks can be cast at any time, and the user gains {{OBP|energy|GO}} each cast. Charged Attacks are generally much stronger moves that cost energy to use. A Pokémon's moves are randomly assigned and can only be changed by using a [[TM#Pokémon GO|Fast TM]] or Charged TM to randomly learn a new Fast Attack or Charged Attack, respectively, replacing the old move. Since December 2018, players could have a Pokémon learn a second Charged Attack by spending a large amount of Stardust and Candy. Evolving a Pokémon randomly resets all of its moves.
 
===Trainer level===
 
===Teams===
[[File:GO Professors Assistants.png|300px|thumb|The Team Leaders, Candela, Blanche and Spark.]]
After the player reaches level 5, they can choose a team by tapping a Gym. There are three teams: the yellow Team Instinct led by Spark, the blue Team Mystic led by Blanche, and the red Team Valor led by Candela.
 
 
Some Pokémon require being walked a certain distance before it can evolve. Notably, {{p|Feebas}} must be a Buddy Pokémon for 20's&nbsp;km before it can be evolved into {{p|Milotic}}.
 
===Research tasks===
There are two types of Research tasks in Pokémon GO: [[Field Research]] and [[Special Research]]. Players can complete Research tasks to receive a variety of rewards, including items or encounters with a [[wild Pokémon]]. Wild Pokémon encountered from completing Research tasks will never [[escape|flee]] and generally have higher {{IV}}s than normal.
 
Trainers can unlock Field Research tasks by spinning [[PokéStop]]s and can hold a maximum of three tasks at once. Each PokéStop has a specific Field Research task assigned to it once a day. Players can choose to discard a Field Research task to free up a slot. Completing a Field Reserach tasks earns the player a Stamp up to once a day. Once the player collects seven Stamps, a Research Breakthrough will be unlocked, which includes item rewards and an encounter with a rare, special Pokémon.
 
[[Special Research]] tasks generally take longer to complete than Field Research. Unlike Field Research, Special Research tasks are finite and unlocked through specific events. A Special Research is usually several sets of three Research tasks that must be completed sequentially before unlocking the next set. Upon completing all Special Research sets, the player will have the chance to encounter a rare, special Pokémon. So far, Special Research is the only way to obtain {{p|Mew}}, {{p|Celebi}}, and {{p|Spiritomb}}.
 
===Medals===
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Currently, only Pokémon introduced in [[Generation]]s {{gen|I}}, {{gen|II}}, {{gen|III}}, and {{{gen|IV}}}, along with {{p|Meltan}} and {{p|Melmetal}} are available in the game. From the first four generations, only the following areand currentlytheir unobtainablealternate (notforms includingare alternatecurrently forms)unobtainable:
* {{p|Kecleon}}
* {{p|Jirachi}}
* {{p|Burmy}}, {{p|Wormadam}}, and {{p|Mothim}}
* {{p|Cherubi}} and {{p|Cherrim}}
* {{p|Mime Jr.}}
* {{p|Gible}}, {{p|Gabite}}, and {{p|Garchomp}}
* {{p|Hippopotas}} and {{p|Hippowdon}}
* {{p|Magnezone}}
* {{p|Leafeon}} and {{p|Glaceon}}
* {{p|Probopass}}
* {{p|Rotom}}
* {{p|Regigigas}}
* {{p|Phione}} and {{p|Manaphy}}
* {{p|Manaphy}}
* {{p|Darkrai}}
* {{p|Shaymin}}
* {{p|Arceus}}
 
Most obtainable Pokémon can be found randomly in the wild, including evolved Pokémon. The exceptions are:
* [[Baby Pokémon]] can only be [[Pokémon Egg|hatched]]
* Pokémon that require an item to evolve into
* Pokémon that must be [[Buddy Pokémon|walked]] to evolve into (except from baby Pokémon)
* [[Legendary Pokémon]] and [[Mythical Pokémon]]
* {{p|Nincada}} and {{p|Spinda}} are exclusive to [[Field Research]]
** Shedinja is exclusive to [[Field Research#Research Breakthrough|Research Breakthroughs]]
* {{p|Spiritomb}} is exclusive to [[Special Research]]
* {{p|Mawile}}, {{p|Absol}}, and {{p|Shinx}} are exclusive to [[Raid Battle]]s and Eggs
** {{p|Absol}} was previously obtainable via [[Field Research]]
* {{alo|Raichu}} and {{alo|Marowak}} are exclusive to Raid Battles
* {{p|Smeargle}} must be spawned using GO Snapshot
 
When the game was initially released, most Generation I Pokémon were available. The game has gradually updated to include previously unavailable Pokémon, primarily those from later generations. Shiny Pokémon were also not initially available, but on March 27, 2017, {{Shiny}} Magikarp and Gyarados were made available, with more being gradually released after August.
* March 1, 2019: {{p|Dialga}} became available in raids until March 28.
* April 30, 2019: {{p|Uxie}}, {{p|Mesprit}}, and {{p|Azelf}} became available in the wild, and later in raids. {{p|Shellos}} and {{p|Gastrodon}} were also accidently made available in the wild for about 30 minutes.
* May 17, 2019: 14 additional Generation IV Pokémon became available, with the {{p|Burmy}}, {{p|Cherubi}}, {{p|Gible}} and {{p|Hippopotas}} lines. {{p|Magnezone}}, {{p|Leafeon}}, {{p|Glaceon}} and {{p|Probopass}} were new evolutions of old Pokémon, available through new types of Lure Module. Additionally, Shellos and Gastrodon were formally and permanently added, with their forms becoming region-exclusive several hours after initial release.
 
====Region-exclusive Pokémon====
|- style=background:#fff
| {{p|Pachirisu}} || [[File:GO417.png|60px]] || Alaska, Canada, and Russia
|- style=background:#fff
| {{p|Shellos}} (West Sea) || [[File:GO422.png|60px]] || Western Hemisphere
|- style=background:#fff
| {{p|Shellos}} (East Sea) || [[File:GO422E.png|60px]] || Eastern Hemisphere
|- style=background:#fff
|- style=background:#fff
| {{p|Gastrodon}} (West Sea) || [[File:GO423.png|60px]] || Western Hemisphere
|- style=background:#fff
| {{p|Gastrodon}} (East Sea) || [[File:GO423E.png|60px]] || Eastern Hemisphere
|- style=background:#fff
| {{p|Chatot}} || [[File:GO441.png|60px]] || {{wp|Southern Hemisphere}}
|}
 
====Legendary and Mythical Pokémon====
Most [[Legendary Pokémon]] have only been released for strictly limited periods in [[Raid Battle]]s. Several have had repeat appearances in later raids or as [[Field Research#Research Breakthrough|Research Breakthrough]] encounters. {{p|Deoxys}} (and {{p|Mewtwo}} prior to September 2018) only appears in special EX Raids. EX Passes grant players the ability to participate in an EX Raid and are distributed on a semi-random basis to players who have recently completed a Raid at the Gym where the EX Raid will take place.
 
{{p|Uxie}}, {{p|Mesprit}}, and {{p|Azelf}} have been available in the wild, in their respective regions, as a very rare spawn since April 30, 2019.
 
The Mythical Pokémon {{p|Mew}} and {{p|Celebi}} have been made available as rewards for completing their respective [[Special Research]] tasks. {{p|Meltan}}, which can be evolved into {{p|Melmetal}}, can be spawned using the [[Mystery Box]].
 
The following lists all Legendary and Mythical Pokémon that have been made available in Raid Battles.
 
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| {{p|Latios}} || [[File:GO381.png|60px]] || Apr. 2 - Jun. 7, 2018<br>Apr. 15 - Apr. 22, 2019 || May - Jun. 2019
|- style=background:#fff
| {{p|Kyogre}} || [[File:GO382.png|60px]] || Feb. 23 - Mar. 5, 2018<br>Jan. 15 - Jan. 29, 2019<br>Jun. 18 - Jun. 27, 2019 ||
|- style=background:#fff
| {{p|Groudon}} || [[File:GO383.png|60px]] || Dec. 15, 2017 - Jan. 15, 2018<br>Feb. 23 - Mar. 5, 2018<br>Jan. 15 - Jan. 29, 2019<br>Apr. 29 - May 2, 2019<br>Jun. 27 - Jul. 10, 2019 ||
|- style=background:#fff
| {{p|Rayquaza}} || [[File:GO384.png|60px]] || Jan. 12 - Mar. 16, 2018<br>Mar. 15 - Mar. 18, 2019 ||
| {{p|Giratina}} (Origin Forme) || [[File:GO487O.png|60px]] || Apr. 2 - Apr. 29, 2019 ||
|- style=background:#fff
| {{p|Cresselia}} || [[File:GO488.png|60px]] || Nov. 20 - Dec. 18, 2018<br>May 27 - Jun. 18, 2019 ||
|- style="background-color:#{{blue color light}}; color:#fff"
! colspan=4 | EX Raids
 
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|- style=background:#fff
| {{alo|Marowak}} || [[File:GO105A.png|60px]]
| Level 4 raid
|- style=background:#fff
| {{p|Smeargle}} || [[File:GO235.png|60px]]
| Spawned via GO Snapshot
|- style=background:#fff
| {{p|Nincada}} || [[File:GO290.png|60px]]
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|- style=background:#fff
| {{p|Ninjask}} || [[File:GO291.png|60px]]
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|- style=background:#fff
| {{p|Shedinja}} || [[File:GO292.png|60px]]
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|- style=background:#fff
| {{p|Mawile}} || [[File:GO303.png|60px]]
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| {{p|Spinda}} || [[File:GO327.png|60px]]
| Field Research
|- style=background:#fff
| {{p|Absol}} || [[File:GO359.png|60px]]
| Level 4 raid<br>10 km Egg
|- style=background:#fff
| {{p|Cherubi}} || [[File:GO420.png|60px]]
| Spawned via [[Mossy Lure Module]]<br>5 km Egg
|- style=background:#fff
| {{p|Spiritomb}} || [[File:GO442.png|60px]]
| [[Special Research]] (formerly)
|- style=background:#fff
| style="{{roundybl|5px}}" | {{p|Lucario}} || [[File:GO448.png|60px]]
| style="{{roundybr|5px}}" | Evolve {{p|Riolu}} (hatched from 7 km or 10 km Egg)
|}
 
At major events, {{p|Pikachu}} and {{p|Pichu}} may be caught or hatched wearing [[Pikachu variants#Pokémon GO|a special hat]], and {{p|Raichu}} will retain the hat upon evolution. During the {{p|Squirtle}} [[Community Day]] on July 8, 2018, Sunglasses Squirtle based on the [[Squirtle Squad]] from the anime was made available through Field Research; {{p|Wartortle}} and {{p|Blastoise}} will both retain the glasses on evolution. During the 2019 Valentines Day event, a {{p|Spinda}} based on the heart====Event-spotted one from ''[[AG057|Going for a Spinda]]'' can be obtained from Field Research. For Pokémon Day 2019, an {{p|Eevee}} with a hat was added alongside Pikachu; its evolutions retain the hat oninduced evolution.availability====
The player may choose from the three [[Kanto]] [[starter Pokémon]] at the beginning of the game: {{p|Bulbasaur}}, {{p|Charmander}}, or {{p|Squirtle}}. If the player walks away from the starter Pokémon four times, {{p|Pikachu}} will also appear as a possible starter Pokémon. These Pokémon may also be found in the wild later on.
 
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Since September 2018, certain Pokémon have been made available in 7&nbsp;km eggs as part of an event, including regional- and raid-exclusive Pokémon such as {{p|Tauros}} and {{p|Absol}}, respectively.
 
==Events==
{{Incomplete|section|Missing events}}
===Community Day===
{{main|Community Day}}
Community Days are monthly, three-hour events that feature a specific Pokémon. During this time, the featured Pokémon will have drastically increased spawn rates, and players will receive bonuses for certain in-game actions.
 
===Global events===
Global events are in-game thematic events that run for a limited time. ThoseThese events are activated directly by Niantic and do not require any kind of registration.
 
{| class="roundy" style="background:#{{night color}}; border:3px solid #{{blue color light}}"
| October 26 - November 1, 2016
|
* Double candyCandy whenfor catching, hatching, or transfertransferring Pokemon.
* Buddy Pokémon earns Candy four times as fast.
* Increased spawn rates for "spooky" Pokemon (Gastly, Haunter, Gengar, Zubat, Golbat, Drowzee, Hypno).
* Special boxes containing Raid Passes in the in-game shop.
* Level 1 to 4 Raid Battles featuring Kanto Pokémon
** Level 1: Bulbasaur, Squirtle, Charmander, and Magikarp
** Level 2★★: Sandslash, Muk, Exeggutor, Lickitung, and Weezing
** Level 3★★★: Alakazam, Machamp, Gengar, Onix, Scyther, Omastar, Kabutops, and Aerodactyl
** Level 4★★★★: Golem, Rhydon, Lapras, and Snorlax
|
|- style="background:#FFF"
* Raid Battles award guaranteed 3,000 Stardust for participating, and at least 1 Rare Candy for winning.
* Level 2 to 4 Raid Battles featuring {{type|Fighting}} Pokémon
** Level 2★★: Primeape, Exeggutor, Combusken, Sableye, and Mawile
** Level 3★★★: Machamp, Hitmonlee, Hitmonchan, Breloom
** Level 4★★★★: Poliwrath, Tyranitar, Aggron, Absol
|
* Shiny Makuhita and Meditite
* Event-exclusive Field Research
* Level 1 to 4 Raid Battles featuring Rock-type Pokémon
** Level 1: Magikarp, Omanyte, Kabuto, Lileep, and Anorith
** Level 2★★: Sudowoodo, Magcargo, Nosepass, and Mawile
** Level 3★★★: Machamp, Aerodactyl, Shuckle, and {{tt|Solrock|Americas and Africa}}/{{tt|Lunatone|Europe, Asia, and Australia}}
** ★★★★: Golem, Rhydon, Tyranitar, Aggron, Absol
* Buddy Pokémon earns Candy four times as fast.
* Bonus XP for spinning PokéStops and Gyms (up to 10 times the usual amount if spun for the first time)
* Double Candy and Stardust when hatching Eggs.
* Raid Battles featuring {{type|Water}} Pokémon and Kyogre
** Level 1: Shellder, Magikarp, Omanyte, Kabuto, and Wailmer
** Level 2★★: Tentacruel, Croconaw, Marshtomp, and Mawile
** Level 3★★★: Machamp, Starmie, Vaporeon, and Sharpedo
** Level 4★★★★: Tyranitar, Aggron, Absol, and Walrein
** Level 5★★★★★: Kyogre
|
* Shiny Shellder and Kyogre
* Caught/Evolved Breloom will know Grass Knot.
* Raid Battles exclusively featuring Hoenn Pokémon, including Kyogre and Groudon
** Level 1: Wingull, Plusle, Minun, Shuppet, and Duskull
** Level 2★★: Grovyle, Combusken, Marshtomp, Kirlia, Mawile, and Sableye
** Level 3★★★: Lunatone/Solrock{{tt|*|Opposite of region-exclusive spawn}}, Crawdaunt, and Claydol
** Level 4★★★★: Shiftry, Aggron, Absol, and Metagross
** Level 5★★★★★: Kyogre and Groudon
|
* "Team Magma and Team Aqua" themed clothing items for your avatar.
* 2× catch Candy
* Level 1 to 4 Raid Battles featuring pink Pokémon
** Level 1: Ponyta, Krabby, Snubbull, Luvdisc, and Shinx
** Level 2★★: Slowbro, Electrode, Lickitung, Magmar, and Kirlia
** Level 3★★★: Ninetales, Chansey, Porygon, Flaaffy, and Miltank
** Level 4★★★★: Typhlosion, Togetic, Tyranitar, and Absol
|
* Shiny Cleffa and Smoochum
* Pikachu and Eevee wearing flower crowns will make a special appearance as Field Research encounters and in the wild.
* Level 1 to 4 Raid Battles featuring Kanto Pokémon:
** Level 1: Sandshrew, Geodude, Growlithe, Grimer, and Shinx
** Level 2★★: Alolan Exeggutor, Lickitung, Electabuzz, Magmar, and Mawile
** Level 3★★★: Alolan Raichu, Machamp, Gengar, Chansey, and Aerodactyl
** Level 4★★★★: Alolan Marowak, Lapras, Snorlax, Dragonite, and Absol
|
* Shiny Pidgey and Rattata
* Event-exclusive Grass-type Pokémon Field Research
* Level 1 to 4 Raid Battles featuring Grass-type Pokémon
** Level 1: Chikorita, Sunkern, Lotad, Cacnea, and Shinx
** Level 2★★: Exeggutor, Alolan Exeggutor, Grovyle, Mawile, and Roselia
** Level 3★★★: Alolan Raichu, Machamp, Tangela, and Breloom
** Level 4★★★★: Victreebel, Alolan Marowak, Tyranitar, Shiftry, and Absol
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* Lunatone and Solrock switch hemispheres
* Event-exclusive Bug-type Pokémon Field Research
* Level 1 to 4 Raid Battles featuring Bug-type Pokémon
** Level 1: Caterpie, Kricketot, Shinx, and Skorupi
** Level 2★★: Exeggutor, Pineco, Masquerain, Pineco, and Combee
** Level 3★★★: Alolan Raichu, Machamp, Scyther, Pinsir, and Shuckle
** Level 4★★★★: Alolan Marowak, Tyranitar, Ninjask, and Absol
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* Shiny Scyther
* 2× Catch Stardust and 2× Catch Candy for Pokémon appearing as part of this event
* Raid Battles featuring Ground-type Pokémon, including Groudon
** Level 1: Sandshrew, Geodude, Cubone, Swinub, and Shinx
** Level 2★★: Exeggutor, Alolan Exeggutor, Misdreavus, Gligar, and Mawile
** Level 3★★★: Alolan Raichu, Machamp, Onix, Donphan, and Claydol
** Level 4★★★★: Alolan Marowak, Rhydon, Tyranitar, and Absol
** Level 5★★★★★: Groudon
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* Shiny Diglett
** Bulbasaur, Squirtle, Charmander, Charizard, Jigglypuff, Psyduck, Growlithe, Cubone, Lickitung, Mr. Mime (Europe only), Flareon, Snorlax, Aipom, Snubbull, Loudred, and Ludicolo
* Level 1 to 4 Raid Battles featuring Pokémon from Detective Pikachu
** ★: Psyduck, Cubone, Snubbull, Lotad, and Shinx
** ★★: Alolan Exeggutor, Lickitung, Aipom, Octillery, and Mawile
** ★★★: Alolan Raichu, Arcanine, Machamp, Gengar, and Flareon
** ★★★★: Charizard, Alolan Marowak, Snorlax, and Tyranitar
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* Shiny Aipom
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| [https://pokemongolive.com/en/post/raidsonraidsonraids2019/ Extraordinary Raid Week]
| May 21 - 28, 2019
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* 2× Stardust and XP from raids
* Level 1 to 4 Raid Battles rotated for the event
** ★: Machop, Slakoth, Shinx, Bronzor
** ★★: Misdreavus, Kirlia, Mawile, Feebas, Clamperl, Bibarel
** ★★★: Alolan Raichu, Chansey, Scyther, Aerodactyl, Floatzel
** ★★★★: Alolan Marowak, Dragonite, Tyranitar, Absol, Metagross
* Raid Hour: May 22, 2019, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. (local time) - increased number of raids for all levels
* Special Raid Challenge featuring Lapras: May 25, 2019 (or May 26, 2019 in Asia-Pacific), 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
** Players may receive free Raid Passes from Gyms up to five times during event hours
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* Shiny Bronzor
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| [https://pokemongolive.com/en/post/summersnooze2019/ Summer Snooze 2019]
| May 28 - June 3, 2019
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* Drastically increased spawn rate of Snorlax, which will be asleep in the wild, to commemorate the announcement of {{g|Sleep}}.
** All will know {{m|Yawn}} as an event-exclusive move{{tt|*|Including any Munclax evolved during this period, due to an oversight}}
** Sleeping Snorlax have a 100% catch rate{{tt|*|A glitch causes the first two throws that hit to fail, but not count against inventory or bonuses, similar to a Mythical encounter from Special Research}}
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| [https://pokemongolive.com/en/post/adventureweek2019/ Adventure Week 2019]
| June 4 - 11, 2019
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* Increased spawn rates of {{type|Rock}} Pokémon
* Certain Pokémon obtainable from 2 km {{pkmn|Egg}}s (TBD)
* Raid Battles featuring Rock-type Pokémon (TBD)
* 4× Buddy Candy
* 10× XP for spinning newly visited PokéStops
* 50 km [[Adventure Sync]] reward: {{Stardust}}50,000 and 15 [[Rare Candy|Rare Candies]]
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* Shiny Onix, Anorith, and Lileep
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===Local events===
{{incompleteIncomplete|section|Missing events}}
Local events are events based on real life locations that require physical presence to attend. They also award special medals and often include event-exclusive [[Field Research|Field]] or [[Special Research]]. Some global events may also occur to tie-in with these local events.
 
| Be a part of the first-ever Pokémon GO Fest. Complete challenges around the world to unlock major in-game rewards for everyone.<ref>[https://pokemongolive.com/en/post/anniversary2017/ Official Chicago announcement]</ref>
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*Launch of legendary raids
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| Pokémon GO at Big Heritage Festival
| Pokémon GO PARK is available at Pikachu Outbreak hosted by The Pokémon Company.
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* Global release of Shiny [[Pikachu (Pokémon)|Pikachu]]
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| Akron - New Roo Weekend
* Global release of Shiny [[Wingull (Pokémon)|Wingull]]
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| Pokémon Festa and Pokémon GO Week in Korea 2018
| September 14-26, 2018
| South Korea
| Trainers, a Pokémon GO Safari Zone event in Tainan, Taiwan, is taking place from Thursday, November 1, to Monday, November 5, at the Tainan Metropolitan Park and the Chimei Museum!<ref>[https://pokemongolive.com/es/post/safarizonetainan/ Official Sentosa announcement]</ref>
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* Global release of Shiny [[Pinsir (Pokémon)|Pinsir]]
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| Pokémon GO Safari Zone at Porto Alegre
* Global release of Shiny [[Shuckle (Pokémon)|Shuckle]]
* Global release of Shiny [[Lapras (Pokémon)|Lapras]]
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| Pokémon GO Festa and Pokémon GO Week in Korea 2019
| May 3-12, 2019
| South Korea
| The Pokémon GO Festa event was hosted in selected locations in Seoul, while the Pokémon GO Week event occured country wide at the same time.<ref>[https://pokemonkorea.co.kr/pokemonfesta2019 Official events announcement]</ref>
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| Pokémon GO Fest 2019 Chicago
| June 13-16, 2019
| USA
| Explore Pokémon habitats within Chicago's iconic Grant Park with thousands of Trainers from around the world.<ref>[https://pokemongolive.com/events/fest/chicago/ Pokémon GO Fest 2019 - Chicago]</ref>
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| Pokémon GO Fest 2019 Dortmund
| July 4-7, 2019
| Germany
| Explore Pokémon habitats within Dortmund's iconic Westfalenpark with thousands of Trainers from around the world.<ref>[https://pokemongolive.com/events/fest/dortmund/ Pokémon GO Fest 2019 - Dortmund]</ref>
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| Pokémon GO Fest 2019 Yokohama
| August 6-12, 2019
| Japan
| There's going to be Another Pikachu Outbreak this year in the Yokohama Minato Mirai area!<ref>[https://www.pokemon.co.jp/ex/pika_event/en/ Pikachu Outbreak! 2019]</ref><p>Explore Pokémon habitats within Yokohama’s parks with thousands of Trainers from around the world.<ref>[https://pokemongolive.com/events/fest/yokohama/ Pokémon GO Fest 2019 - Yokohama]</ref></p>
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* Bug fixes.
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| 0.133.0
| February 1, 2019
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* Bug fixes
| 1.101.0
| February 1, 2019
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* Bug fixes
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| 0.133.1
| February 11, 2019
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* Bug fixes
| 1.101.1
| February 11, 2019
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* Bug fixes
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| 0.135.0
| February 17, 2019
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* You can now use GO Snapshot to take photos of Pokémon in your collection
| 1.103.0
| February 17, 2019
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* You can now use GO Snapshot to take photos of Pokémon in your collection
|- style="background:#FFF"
| 0.135.1
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|- style="background:#FFF"
| 0.137.1
| March 7, 2019
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* Bug fixes
| 1.105.1
| March 7, 2019
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* Bug fixes
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| 0.137.2
| March 14, 2019
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* Bug fixes
| 1.105.2
| March 14, 2019
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* Bug fixes
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| 0.139.1
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| 0.139.2
| March 29, 2019
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* Trainers who are Best Friends will have a chance of becoming Lucky Friends
* You will be able to activate stacking notification badges for the Pokémon GO app
* Various text and bug fixes and performance updates
| 1.107.2
| March 29, 2019
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* Trainers who are Best Friends will have a chance of becoming Lucky Friends
* You will be able to activate stacking notification badges for the Pokémon GO app
* Various text and bug fixes and performance updates
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| 0.139.3
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| 0.141.0
| April 23, 2019
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* Bug fixes
| 1.109.0
| April 23, 2019
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* Bug fixes
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| 0.141.1
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| 0.143.0
| May 13, 2019
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* Bug fixes
| 1.111.0
| May 13, 2019
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* Bug fixes.
|- style="background:#FFF"
| 0.143.1
| May 14, 2019
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* Bug fixes.
| 1.111.1
| May 14, 2019
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* Bug fixes.
|- style="background:#FFF"
| 0.143.2
| May 17, 2019
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* Bug fixes.
| 1.111.2
| May 17, 2019
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* Bug fixes.
|- style="background:#FFF"
| 0.145.0
| May 30, 2019
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| 1.113.0
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| 0.145.1
| June 4, 2019
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* Trainers! In our last release, you discovered brand-new Lure Modules to help you catch even more Pokémon from the Sinnoh region.
* What can you expect in this release?
** GO Fest-related content—Are you ready for our summer events? Our first Pokémon GO Fest of the summer is coming up! Even if you won’t be joining us June 13–16 in Chicago, there are still tons of ways to join in the fun.
| 1.113.1
| June 4, 2019
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* Trainers! In our last release, you discovered brand-new Lure Modules to help you catch even more Pokémon from the Sinnoh region.
* What can you expect in this release?
** GO Fest-related content—Are you ready for our summer events? Our first Pokémon GO Fest of the summer is coming up! Even if you won’t be joining us June 13–16 in Chicago, there are still tons of ways to join in the fun.
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| 0.146.2
| June 10, 2019
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* Same as previous version
| 1.114.2
| June 10, 2019
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* Same as previous version
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As of version 0.145.0 a suffix has been added to the game's version number as shown in the Settings screen to indicate the store the app was acquired from:
* -A the app was acquired on the Apple App Store.
* -G the app was acquired on the Google Play Store.
* -S the app was acquired on the Samsung Galaxy Store.
 
==Compatibility==
Unlike previous Pokémon games for mobile devices, Pokémon GO was released on a staggered schedule, releasing initially to only to a few select countries. After its initial release on July 6, 2016, additional releases [[n:Niantic puts Pokémon GO's international rollout on hold|were put on hold]] due to server issues, but resumed on July 13, 2016, with the app's [[n:Pokémon GO now available in Germany|release in Germany]]. France was supposed to receive the app alongside other European countries, but the official release in the country was postponed due to the {{wp|2016 Nice attack}}.<ref>[http://fr.ign.com/pokemon-go-iphone/15934/news/pokemon-go-the-pokemon-company-confirme-le-report-francais Pokémon GO : The Pokémon Company confirme le report français]</ref> The release in {{pmin|Brazil}} was only a couple of days prior to the beginning of the {{wp|2016 Summer Olympics}} in Rio de Janeiro.
 
So far, Pokémon GO has been released in all countries with access to the iOS App Store or, Google Play Store or Samsung Galaxy Store, except for {{pmin|Ukraine}}, Belarus, Moldova, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia, {{pmin|Turkey}}, {{pmin|the Arab world|Saudi Arabia}}, {{pmin|the Arab world|Yemen}}, Myanmar, {{pmin|Greater China|mainland China}}, {{pmin|the Arab world|Tunisia}}, {{pmin|the Arab world|Algeria}}, Mali, Senegal, Nigeria, Cameroon, the Republic of the Congo, Angola, and Zimbabwe.
 
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* This is the only Pokémon game to have the word "Pokémon" spelled in Latin letters in its Japanese name.
* Pokémon GO has been banned in Iran<ref>[http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-36989526 Pokemon Go banned by Iranian authorities over 'security' | BBC]</ref> and Mainland China<ref>[https://www.forbes.com/sites/erikkain/2017/01/10/pokemon-go-isnt-coming-to-china-any-time-soon Pokémon Go banned by China authorities over 'safety' and 'security' | Forbes]</ref> due to security concerns. However, some Iranians are still playing the game publicly regardless.<ref>[https://www.yahoo.com/tech/iranians-hunt-pokemon-despite-ban-071914210.html Iranians hunt Pokemon despite ban | Yahoo]</ref>
* On April 1, 2014, over two years before the release of Pokémon GO, Google released a minigame inside of Google Maps to catch Pokémon in celebration of April Fools Day. On the same day, Google also released a companion YouTube video<ref>[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YMD6xELI_k Google Maps: Pokémon Challenge]</ref> advertising the position of [[Pokémon Master]] at the company's.
 
==In other languages==
==See also==
* [[List of moves in Pokémon GO]]
* [[List of Pokémon by base stats (Pokémon GO)]]
* [[Catch rate (GO)]]
* [[List of Pokémon by catch rate (GO)]]
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