As Pokemon GO nears its one-month anniversary, the phenomenon is showing no signs of slowing down. Over the past few weeks, we’ve provided a wealth of advice, playing tips and trouble-shooting advice covering everything from combating battery drain to finding the best Pokemon in each state. Whether you’re just starting out or are well on your way to becoming a pocket monster master, you need to read the following articles this weekend…
Pokemon GO has had some serious growing pains since its launch, but not every connection problem is due to overloaded servers or maintenance. These sources will let you know if your connection problems are on your end or theirs, and help you avoid wasting your time.
Augmented reality games like the newly-released Pokémon GO and old-favourite Ingress, aren’t your typical mobile games. They chew through your battery — and data plan — partially because they constantly track your location via GPS. These tips will help you slow the drain, stay charged and keep comfortable while you play.
While Pokemon GO is great for interval workouts, it’s not always easy to play while you’re on a nice long run: The app under-counts the distance you travel, and sometimes turns off unexpectedly. Don’t let that stop you, though: You can still good workout in while you hatch some eggs — it just takes a few tweaks.
If you’re having a tough time finding certain Pokemon in Pokemon GO, PokeVision uses Niantic’s API to show you their actual locations, and how long they will be there.
You’ve tossed a few PokeBalls, caught a few Caterpies and spun your way to a few items at the PokeStop, but it’s time to take things to the next level. These tips and tricks will help you go from novice trainer to unbeatable gym leader faster than you can spit out the PokeRap.
Certain aspects of Pokemon GO, like hatching eggs, require a great deal of walking, running or biking. If moving is more difficult for you, however, a basic turntable can help even the playing field.
Web/iOS: If you’ve been playing a lot of Pokemon GO, you’re probably tired of catching the same ol’ Pokemon in your neighbourhood. The Poke Radar map and iPhone app help you find the rest of them so you can complete your collection.
Despite promises by Niantic, the creators of Pokemon GO, to add capacity to overloaded servers, the popular mobile game is still crashing for users around the world. The problem was particularly noticeable over the weekend. Niantic recognises that the influx of new players swarming its servers are causing connectivity issues for some Pokemon GO users. It seems the game also experienced a dedicated denial of service (DDoS) attack which made everything worse. Read on for more details and a way to access Pokemon GO even when the servers are down.
If you and your friends want to find the best Pokemon GO hot spots this weekend, Yelp has added a filter so you know what businesses have a PokeStop nearby.
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Pokemon GO is an awesome way to get off your lazy butt and have fun outside. Before you head out on your adventure you should learn a few basic safety tips, pack some essential supplies and don’t forget to change your underwear every single day.
Everyone’s stoked about Pokémon GO, but if you’re a privacy conscious player on iOS, you might not like the fact that Pokémon GO (and Ingress, for that matter) has complete access to everything in your Google account. Good news though, you can revoke that access.
While Pokémon GO is geared toward adults and teens, a lot of parents are playing it with their children too. I helped my kindergartener install it yesterday, and we spent an afternoon at a park looking for Pikachu. There are some safety concerns, but lots of potential for exercise and learning, too.
And finally, for residents of Rhodes, Sydney…
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