Taiwanese feng shui master Chen San-yuan sure likes Pokemon GO. He has nine phones affixed to his bicycle and another two he carries for catching Pokemon around Taipei.
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The Alola version of Exeggutor turned the Pocket Monster into a full-sized palm tree. The character's design was rather silly! So is this Pokémon Go depiction.
A Malian immigrant heroically rescued a four-year-old Parisian child dangling from a balcony on Monday with Spider-Man-like nimbleness. Today, we got an answer to the million-dollar question, "Where were his parents?" According to authorities, the parent he lives with, his father, was out catching Pokemon.
A year after Pokemon GO Fest's calamitous Chicago debut, the event is coming back. Anyone who heard about the misery its 30,000 attendees stood through might be a little surprised, but today, developer Niantic announced 2018's Pokemon GO Tour across Japan, Germany and the US between June 30 and July 1.
When iOS 11 launched late last year, Apple created a gargantuan AR platform in one fell swoop. But while it was nice that the AR install base had grown exponentially overnight, the biggest winners were developers.
Instead of having to build the tech themselves, ala Pokemon GO, Apple's ARKit made it vastly easier for AR games to exist. Several months down the line, the amount of AR games on iOS has ballooned. But while the streamlining of the tech is impressive, there's still one major problem: the games aren't quite there yet.
Once upon a time, there was an NPC Pokemon trainer called "Youngster Joey" who boasted that he owned a Rattata in the top percentage of all Rattatas. Players kicked his arse anyway, of course. Years later, Pokemon fans are still keeping Youngster Joey's memory alive by training truly powerful Rattata.
Back when Pokemon Red and Blue came out, there was a rumour surrounding the elusive legendary, Mew. As kids around the playground told it, you could find the mythical Pokemon under a truck near the SS Anne. The rumour, though pervasive, was complete bullshit. But now, 22 years later, Pokemon fans are technically making the myth true.
Pokemon GO player Rickey Yaneza stood in New York's High Line park, built on what was once a stretch of elevated train tracks, waiting for Mewtwo. It was an EX Raid, an invitation-only in-game event where teams of 20 players can fight to take down the game's strongest Pokemon and, if they win, add it to their rosters. He was surrounded by ghosts.
Pokemon GO's weather effects were announced earlier this week and have already their way into the game with local conditions affecting what players' GPS maps look like and which kind of pokemon are likely to be around. Unfortunately, the update is also pummelling some players with "extreme" weather condition warnings even when it's completely fine out.
Niantic has begun its roll out of the third generation of monsters in Pokemon GO with 50 critters from the Hoenn region, and more slated to come later in the year. More surprisingly, though, is that Pokemon GO is about to require going out into the rain and snow to capture every monster thanks to a new weather system.
The Pokemon GO phenomenon has mostly faded, but the destruction left in its wake could be far larger than anyone imagined. Two professors from Perdue University have attempted to get an idea of the game's effect on traffic accidents by studying data from one county in Indiana. The results don't reflect well on Pikachu and friends.