Pokémon Go player vs player Trainer Battles now rolling out to users

Over the last several weeks, we’ve been detailing Pokémon GO’s long-awaited support for player vs player battles. Prior to today, we knew a lot about how the battles feature would work, but details were sparse on exact release information. Now, that support for Pokémon GO battles has started rolling out. more… The post Pokémon Go player vs […]

Niantic offers ‘Pokemon Go’ players prizes in AR photography competition

Development studio Niantic are encouraging players of the popular mobile game ‘Pokemon Go’ to head outside with their iPhones this fall, by holding a photography competition where the best AR photos from the game posted to Instagram can win prizes, including the Pokemon Go Plus accessory. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

Niantic plans to shut down streets for public Pokémon Go & Ingress community events around the U.S.

Niantic, developer of popular augmented reality games Pokémon Go and Ingress, plans to host community events for players in public spaces around the U.S. through a partnership with the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. The company announced the project today, with the first event set to kick off this weekend in Charlotte, North Carolina. more… […]

Pokémon Go adding 80 new Pokémon from Gold & Silver this week, new berries and more

Pokémon Go is adding over 80 new Pokémon this week, from the Generation II Gold and Silver games. All of them will be available to catch in the wild whilst playing Pokémon Go, not just from hatching eggs. You will be able to evolve some of the Kanto Pokémon you’ve already caught into their Johto successors. The expanded Pokédex will be accompanied […]

Pokémon Go Valentine’s Day in-app event starts today: double candy, 6 hour lures, more pink Pokémon

If there’s a holiday on the calendar, you can almost guarantee Pokémon Go will have an in-app event to promote the game. With Valentine’s Day less than a week away, Niantic announced today a special Valentine’s Day-themed event for trainers kicking off today through next week. more… Filed under: Apple 9to5Mac

Pokémon Go update adds monster ‘Appraisal,’ promise of ‘new and exciting’ features

A report earlier claimed that Pokémon Go usage is in decline from its fever pitched height two months ago. Direct battling and trading might spark a revival in the game, but so far Niantic is still focused on international expansion and stability. Version 1.5.0 on iOS adds a new Pokémon appraisal feature, minor fixes, and the promise of new […]

Pokémon Go Set App Store Record for Most Ever Downloads During its First Week of Availability

Ultra popular augmented reality game Pokémon Go set a new App Store record during its first week of availability, seeing more first week downloads than any other app in App Store history. Apple unveiled the statistic to iMore‘s Rene Ritchie this morning. According to Apple, #PokemonGo has set an @AppStore record with more downloads in […]

Apple: Pokémon Go breaks App Store record for most launch week downloads

Without giving away official download numbers or stats (or ever featuring the app), Apple has officially shared that Pokémon Go has broken the record for the highest number of downloads during launch week on the App Store. The popular iOS app has ranked #1 on both the Free and Top Grossing Top Charts in the App […]

This week’s top stories: iPhone 7 leaks, Pokémon GO, new apps, & much more

In this week’s top stories: iPhone 7 leaks, Pokémon GO mania continues, Apple recruits developers for its ‘Planet of the Apps’ reality TV show, and much more. iPhone 7 | We kick things off with the latest iPhone 7 reports, including one alleged leak of the device on video, and yet more leaks claiming to show Lightning EarPods as […]

This week on AI: Pulling the curtain back on ‘iPhone 7,’ an Apple TV show, Pokemon GO & more

"iPhone 7" leaks returned with a vengeance this week, giving us what may be a near-final glimpse of the product. News didn’t stop there however, with word about a TV series co-produced by Apple, a French research center, and of course the hype juggernaut that is Pokemon GO. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

This week’s top stories: iOS 10 & macOS Sierra public betas, Pokémon Go, iPhone 7 leaks & more

In this week’s top stories: Apple launches public betas for upcoming releases of iOS 10 & macOS Sierra, Pokemon Go tops the app charts, the latest iPhone 7 leaks, and much more. Head below for these and the rest of this week’s top stories: more… Filed under: Apple 9to5Mac