Pokemon Go Is Introducing Legendary Pokemon This Weekend

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  • First legendary Pokemon this weekend
  • Pokemon Go Fest attendees will have first chance
  • Will likely roll out to everyone on July 23

Legendary Pokemon are on their way to Pokemon Go, Niantic announced in a video on Thursday. The first chance at catching them will go to attendees of the Pokemon Go Fest in Chicago on Saturday, July 22. Players will have to work together to defeat legendary Pokemon, using the new Raids feature that was introduced last month. “Once in the wild, trainers can search for unique legendary eggs at gym locations around the world,” Niantic added in a statement. “Players can team up with friends and other trainers to join legendary raid battle to defeat the legendary Pokemon and earn a chance to catch it.”

If the players in Chicago’s Grant Park are successful in defeating the monster, raid battles for legendary Pokemon will begin rolling out around the world on Sunday, July 23. Players everywhere will get a chance to defeat the same Pokemon as those in Chicago. There’s no word on what this Pokemon will be, though we don’t have to wait long to find out.

Niantic has said that the legendary Pokemon – if caught – will behave the same as regular Pokemon, except they can’t be used to defend Gyms in Pokemon Go. Of course what they’re really about is showing off to your friends, and be on your way to catch ’em all.

Pokemon Go celebrated its first anniversary earlier this month, which followed on the heels of its summer update that included Raids as well as revamped Gyms. This month, Niantic also gave trainers the option to catch Pikachu wearing Ash’s hat.


How to Play Pokemon Go in India? Here’s Everything You Need to Know

How to Play Pokemon Go in India? Here's Everything You Need to KnowHow to Play Pokemon Go in India? Here’s Everything You Need to Know
You can play Pokemon Go right now on an Android phone
We played it for a few hours and found it to be rather good
However it will drain your battery and put you at risk accidents
The viral game everyone is talking about, Pokemon Go, is one of Nintendo’s first smartphone games. It released recently in Australia, New Zealand, and the US. If you have been reading Gadgets 360, you already know how to download, install, and play Pokemon Go on your Android phone even if you don’t live in those regions. We played the game for a few hours in India, and here’s what you need to know before you do the same.

(Also see: Why Nintendo Making Mobile Games Is Great News for Everyone)
How to play Pokemon Go
Pokemon Go requires you to step outside and walk around. Pokemon then start appearing on your map. You can then try to catch them. Tap the Pokemon and then throw a Pokeball to try and catch these Pokemon. You can always tap the player icon on the bottom left to see more information about your character such as your medals and tap the Journal button to see which Pokemon ran away and how many items you gained at Pokestops.

You need to go outside
At first we tried to play the game in our office but we found only one Pokemon and the game just wouldn’t work properly no matter how stable the Internet connection or how many floors we climbed. Head outside, plug in your headphones, look at the phone and you will start seeing Pokemon Gyms, Pokestops, and of course wild Pokemon.

Don’t play it on Indian roads
If you’ve ever walked on any Indian road, you know how dangerous it is for pedestrians. Most vehicles disregard basic rules such as stopping at traffic lights, one-way streets, flashing indicator lights, etc. Pokemon Go requires you to keep looking at your phone for signs of Pokemon and other in-game landmarks. This is quite dangerous on Indian roads. We found ourselves narrowly avoiding vehicles on crowded roads and stopped playing until we reached quiet streets near our home. The game warns you to always stay aware of your surroundings. We suggest you heed its warning, especially in India.

(Also see:Pokemon Go International Release Delayed – Here’s Why)
No Internet? No game
In many places in Mumbai, we found Pokemon Go to be totally unresponsive. This happened because of poor Internet connectivity. During a 30-minute train ride from office to home, the game just wouldn’t work. If you’re on 2G, you will not be able to play. Even if you’re on 3G, the game takes time to load if the signal is weak. Since the game requires to walk outside, you’re unlikely to have Wi-Fi coverage either.


It drains your battery
If battery life is precious, there’s no way you’re going to want to play Pokemon Go. The game constantly needs both Internet and location access. Unless you carry a stack of power banks with you at all times, playing this game all the time is a bad idea. On a brand new OnePlus 3, the battery went from 51 to 20 percent after we played this game for just one hour. We recommend playing this game with the battery saver mode enabled in the game’s settings.

But the game is a lot of fun
Walking around in the real world and catching wild Pokemon on your smartphone sounds like a terrible idea, but Nintendo’s execution is on point. We found ourselves taking detours to hit various Pokestops and to catch that wild Pokemon spotted across the road. These Pokemon are quite cute, and the design of the cards is well done. The game has been designed nicely, with the focus strongly being on exploration.

There are no cluttered menus and the settings menu is minimal too – with options just for music, vibrations, and saving battery. Tapping the Pokeball on screen lets you see your Pokedex and personalise your Pokemon. Overall the interface works well for this game. It’s hard to explain the game’s appeal to those who haven’t played it, but you’ll find out if you play the game.


We’ll be going out to catch several more Pokemon and to level up enough to battle other Pokemon at the gym. Which Pokemon have you caught? Do you like Pokemon Go? Have you faced any issues playing the game? Let us know via the comments.

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Pokemon Go Update Lets You Get Pichu, Togepi, and Holiday Pikachu

Pokemon Go Update Lets You Get Pichu, Togepi, and Holiday Pikachu
Pokemon Go’s new update lets you catch limited edition Pikachu
Pokemon from games like Pokemon Gold and Silver can be obtained
These include Togepi and Pichu
Pokemon Go can now be officially downloaded and played in India. In a run up to this, developer Niantic announced a new update to the game — new Pokemon.

The likes of Pichu, Togepi, and ‘select others’ are now available in-game. They can be acquired by hatching eggs in Pokemon Go.

Hatching a Pokemon Egg requires you to place it in an Incubator, which you receive when you start the game, and then walking a specified distance – some eggs hatch after two kilometres, others need a lot more walking.

(Also see: Pokemon Go Launched in India: Advanced Tips and Tricks)
If you’ve played Ingress- Niantic’s last game, you should have a good idea of where to look for PokeStops as the location data in Pokemon Go is based on that of Ingress.
While most of the original 151 Pokemon were present when Pokemon Go first hit, others such as Mewtwo, Zapdos, and Mew were unavailable. Some of these, such as Ditto could be caught from last month. It will be interesting to see how many more are added.
(Also see: Who are India’s Pokemon Fans? The Answer Will Surprise You)

What’s more is that Niantic are bringing special Pikachu to the game dubbed as Holiday Pikachu.

“We also have another special treat for you. Starting later today through December 29, 2016, 10:00 A.M. PST [11:30pm IST], you’ll find limited edition Pikachu all over the world. These Pikachu will be wearing a festive hat to celebrate the season!” reads the post from Niantic.

Are you still playing Pokemon Go or have you moved on to other games? Let us know in the comments.

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Google’s Santa Tracker Revamped; Android App Gets a Pokemon Go-Like AR Game

Google's Santa Tracker Revamped; Android App Gets a Pokemon Go-Like AR Game


  • Most videos are currently locked within the app
  • Tracking feature will be available from December 24th
  • Mini-game asks users to collect gifts and drop them at Santa’s Workshop

The holiday season is here and just like last year, Google has provided an yearly update to its Santa Tracker App on Android as well its Web version. The fun Android app and the Santa Tracker website were launched two years ago by the search giant for the purpose of entertainment and to celebrate the festive season. This year, interestingly, an augmented-reality game has been added to the Android appapart from design changes to the village.

The augmented-reality game introduced within the Santa Tracker app, called Present Quest, seems to draw its inspiration from Pokemon Go. It asks users to roam around, and using Google Maps collect gifts and drop them at Santa’s Workshop.

Apart from the mini-game, the app comes with a redesigned village and videos just like before. However, most of the videos are currently locked and will be unlocked as we reach closer to the Christmas Day. The primary feature of the app, which allows you to track Santa, will be unlocked and be available on Christmas Eve, i.e., on December 24.

Santa Tracker provides users with a countdown to the Christmas Eve and is meant to provide entertainment to people of all ages. Users of Chromecast can cast from the Android app and explore the village and track Santa’s route through their television.

The new additions to the app seem to be interesting and are likely to keep you engaged till the Christmas Eve, when you will finally be able to track Santa’s route

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