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About Pokemon Go

Venusaur, Charizard, Blastoise, Pikachu, and many other Pokémon have been discovered on planet Earth! Now’s your chance to discover and capture the Pokémon all around you—so get your shoes on, step outside, and explore the world. You’ll join one of three teams and battle for the prestige and ownership of Gyms with your Pokémon at your side.


[UPDATE] Pokemon Go...
[UPDATE] Pokemon Go Gets Biggest Update since Launch

The update – slated to arrive sometime this week – willl add 80 new monsters from Gold and Silver versions.
Thursday 16 Feb 2017 8:17am | iOS | Android | 9

Pokemon Go Players...
Pokemon Go Players Have Caught Over 88 Billion Creatures

Players have collectively walked more than 8.7 billion kilometres in search of monsters.
Thursday 22 Dec 2016 1:45pm | iOS | Android | 17

New Monsters Make...
New Monsters Make Their Way to Pokemon Go

Generation two creatures like Pichu and Togepi are hatching from eggs, along with several others.
Tuesday 13 Dec 2016 8:12am | iOS | Android | 6

Pokémon Go Gets Spooky
Pokémon Go Gets Spooky

The augmented reality game will be getting a seasonal event this week, making it easier to catch spookier creatures.
Tuesday 25 Oct 2016 8:07am | iOS | Android | 15

After Nearly a Decade...
After Nearly a Decade of Work, Fan-Made Pokémon Game Is Released

Titled Pokémon Uranium, the ambitious project features a tropical land mass, and 150 newly made monsters to catch.
Thursday 11 Aug 2016 8:39am | PC | 12

Classic Creatures Get...
Classic Creatures Get Remixed Evolutions in Pokémon Sun and Moon

In what’s called “Alola Forms,” named after the game’s new region, classic creatures will take on more tropical appearances.
Tuesday 2 Aug 2016 8:01am | 3DS | 7


Top 5 Problems with...
Top 5 Problems with Pokemon Go

Twelve months on, what grinds Blair’s gears so much about Pokemon Go after most players have dropped off?
Wednesday 19 Jul 2017 3:00pm | iOS | Android | 14

A Gamer’s Guide to...
A Gamer’s Guide to Tokyo

Going to a new city in another country can be intimidating, and Tokyo is huge! What should a gamer look for when they’re exploring?
Friday 21 Apr 2017 1:00pm | PS4 | Xbox One | PS2 | PS3 | 360 | Wii U | Switch | PC | 3DS | 7

NZGamer.com 2016 Game...
NZGamer.com 2016 Game of the Year Winners

With your votes, the winners across 24 different categories have been selected. Did any of your favourites make it?
Friday 10 Feb 2017 3:00pm | PS4 | Xbox One | PC | 3DS | iOS | Android | 22

Eight Things That Just...
Eight Things That Just Don't Make Sense in the Pokemon Universe

Twenty years later and I still have questions and no answers. Half the Pokémon universe makes no sense, and it’s time to see if we can...
Tuesday 27 Dec 2016 11:00am | 3DS | 9

Aylon's Top Five Games...
Aylon's Top Five Games of 2016

Aylon is still a writer at NZGamer? Huh. Well I’ll be. OK then, I guess we should find out what his top five games for 2016 are, right?
Wednesday 21 Dec 2016 3:00pm | PS4 | Xbox One | PC | iOS | Android | 10

Angus' Highlights of 2016
Angus' Highlights of 2016

2016 has been a roller-coaster of a year. Thankfully, it also delivered some gaming joy. Read on to find out what Angus loved.
Tuesday 6 Dec 2016 3:00pm | PS4 | Xbox One | PC | iOS | Android | 14

Pokémon: The First Time
Pokémon: The First Time

Pokemon’s first incarnation was an unpolished, buggy mess – but in ‘98 it was epic. Brian revisits his memories of Gen 1, and invites...
Friday 5 Aug 2016 11:00am | 3DS | iOS | Android | 10

Pokémon Go Forgets...
Pokémon Go Forgets Why We Play

Has the mobile monster-catching game that's taken the world by storm faithfully replicated the series' base formula?
Thursday 21 Jul 2016 10:58am | iOS | Android | 10


Pokemon Go’s...
Pokemon Go’s European Events Postponed

In what can only be a response to the fiasco that was Chicago, Niantic has delayed Europe’s events until later this year.
Tuesday 1 Aug 2017 1:20pm | iOS | Android | 3

Pokemon Go Fest Proves...
Pokemon Go Fest Proves Rough, Attendees given Refunds and Free Legendaries

The first ever live Pokemon Go event turned out to be a bit of a nightmare, with long queues and connectivity issues.
Monday 24 Jul 2017 8:47am | iOS | Android | 7

You Won’t Have to...
You Won’t Have to Attend Pokemon Go Fest to Get Some Rewards

The game’s first live event in Chicago might be out of reach for most, but Niantic revealed that everyone can get some bonuses.
Thursday 13 Jul 2017 8:44am | iOS | Android | 3

Pokemon Go Coming Down...
Pokemon Go Coming Down Hard on Cheaters

Players caught cheating will apparently find their Pokemon behaving unexpectedly, starting from today.
Thursday 22 Jun 2017 10:57am | iOS | Android | 5

Russian YouTuber Plays...
Russian YouTuber Plays Pokemon Go in Church, Gets Sentenced

Following on from a story late last year, blogger Ruslan Sokolovsky said he was relieved at the verdict.
Friday 12 May 2017 2:08pm | iOS | Android | 12

Here Are Your BAFTA...
Here Are Your BAFTA Game Award Winners

Winners include Inside, Uncharted 4, The Last Guardian, and veteran game designer Brenda Romero.
Friday 7 Apr 2017 1:23pm | PS4 | Xbox One | PC | iOS | Android | 7

NZGamer.com 2016 Game...
NZGamer.com 2016 Game of the Year Awards

What were some of your favourite picks for 2016? Head on inside and have your say by voting across 24 different categories!
Monday 16 Jan 2017 11:00am | PS4 | Xbox One | Wii U | PC | 3DS | iOS | Android | 25

Pokemon Go Blocked in...
Pokemon Go Blocked in China Over ‘Information Security’ Fears

The augmented reality, monster catching title from Niantic has been targeted by China’s state sensor.
Wednesday 11 Jan 2017 8:20am | iOS | Android | 5

Pokemon Go Gets More...
Pokemon Go Gets More Monsters Outdoors

The number of creatures that trainers will encounter outdoors has been increased, developer Niantic announced.
Monday 19 Dec 2016 3:06pm | iOS | Android | 8

The Weekend Chat: The...
The Weekend Chat: The Jump to Mobile

Today marks the launch of Super Mario Run. What other games could survive the jump to phones?
Friday 16 Dec 2016 4:00pm | iOS | Android | 20

Pokemon Go Gets...
Pokemon Go Gets Datamined Again, Has Shinies and Sponsored Items

Moreover, the next generation of monster’s sound files have been discovered by industrious fans.
Friday 9 Dec 2016 8:18am | iOS | Android | 9

[UPDATE] Report:...
[UPDATE] Report: Pokémon Go Getting a Special Starbucks Event, New Monsters Soon

Leaked promotional images seem to suggest that new monsters will also be joining the fray this week.
Wednesday 7 Dec 2016 8:49am | iOS | Android | 8

Pokémon Go’s...
Pokémon Go’s ‘Nearby’ Feature Rolls Out to the US, Parts of Europe

Currently the feature – which shows the types of monster at landmarks – doesn’t look to be available to New Zealanders.
Friday 2 Dec 2016 9:16am | iOS | Android | 6

Ditto Makes Its...
Ditto Makes Its Appearance in Pokémon Go

The purple pile of goo has finally been included in the game, with players reporting that they’ve caught it.
Wednesday 23 Nov 2016 2:21pm | iOS | Android | 8

Pokémon Go Gets...
Pokémon Go Gets Thanksgiving Bonuses

Don’t worry if you don’t celebrate the American holiday – everyone will get access to the bonuses!
Tuesday 22 Nov 2016 1:43pm | iOS | Android | 9

Pokémon Go’s Nearby...
Pokémon Go’s Nearby Tracker to Return

If you’ve been having trouble finding monsters since its removal, developer Niantic has some good news for you.
Tuesday 8 Nov 2016 8:45am | iOS | Android | 6

Pokémon Go to Get...
Pokémon Go to Get Daily Bonuses

If you’ve drifted away from the augmented reality monster catching game, an update coming soon will give you more rewards to incentivise you.
Thursday 3 Nov 2016 1:12pm | iOS | Android | 2

Pokémon Go Makes Gym...
Pokémon Go Makes Gym Training Easier

Developer Niantic is working on a patch to their augmented reality game, which will help those with weaker creatures.
Monday 10 Oct 2016 8:21am | iOS | Android | 2

Netherlands Takes...
Netherlands Takes Pokémon Go Developer to Court

Niantic is in the country’s crosshairs, after complaints to stop users from disrupting protected natural landmarks have gone unanswered.
Monday 3 Oct 2016 1:21pm | iOS | Android | 4

Pokémon Go Dev...
Pokémon Go Dev Considers Player-Versus-Player Battles

Following on from its unveiling of Apple Watch support, it looks like the augmented reality monster catching hit could get competitive.
Thursday 15 Sep 2016 8:13am | iOS | Android | 2

Russian Blogger Faces...
Russian Blogger Faces Prison Time after Playing Pokémon Go in Church

The video blogger has been charged with committing extremism and offending religious sensitivities, say reports.
Tuesday 13 Sep 2016 2:13pm | iOS | Android | 7

Pokémon Go Plus...
Pokémon Go Plus Launches September 16

The augmented-reality monster catching title is getting a small wearable device, that lets trainers play without looking at their phones.
Friday 9 Sep 2016 8:07am | iOS | Android | 6

Pokémon Go Makes Its...
Pokémon Go Makes Its Way to the Apple Watch

The monster-catching hit just got a lot more mobile, with players being able to strap the game to their wrists.
Thursday 8 Sep 2016 2:39pm | iOS | 1

Pokémon Go to Get...
Pokémon Go to Get Buddy Feature

While developer Niantic were sparse on the details, the system looks set to let trainers show off their favourite critters.
Monday 5 Sep 2016 1:55pm | iOS | Android | 8

Sony Wants to Step...
Sony Wants to Step into Mobile Scene, Cites Pokémon Go’s Success

CEO Kaz Hirai said that the console gaming giant is “aggressively getting into” the mobile space.
Monday 5 Sep 2016 8:31am | iOS | Android | 2

French Minister of...
French Minister of Education Wants to Ban Rare Pokémon in Schools

Najat Vallaud-Belkacem wants to meet with the developer of the monster-catching game about the issue.
Tuesday 30 Aug 2016 1:19pm | iOS | Android | 3

Over 15 Million Daily...
Over 15 Million Daily Pokémon Go Users Have Dropped the Game

Engagement and interest in the augmented reality monster catching title has dropped according to analysts.
Wednesday 24 Aug 2016 2:48pm | iOS | Android | 16

Pokémon Go Faces Lawsuit
Pokémon Go Faces Lawsuit

A Detroit couple has filed the class-action lawsuit against Niantic, trying to stop them from putting monsters near private property.
Wednesday 17 Aug 2016 9:14am | iOS | Android | 15

Niantic Is Cracking...
Niantic Is Cracking Down on Pokémon Go Bot Programs

The developer of the augmented reality monster catching hit are coming down on cheaters, and the tools’ creators.
Monday 15 Aug 2016 1:37pm | iOS | Android | 7

Build Your Very Own...
Build Your Very Own Pokémon Themed Phone Charger

One industrious fan has created an appropriately themed charger for all your Pokémon Go escapades.
Thursday 11 Aug 2016 1:36pm | iOS | Android | 10

Pokémon Go Updated
Pokémon Go Updated

Developer Niantic released a patch for the wildly popular monster catching game. You can read the full lust of changes here.
Tuesday 9 Aug 2016 1:32pm | iOS | Android | 22

Pokémon Go Banned in...
Pokémon Go Banned in Iran, Deemed Security Concern and Sacrilegious

The governing body for the country’s online activity – the High Council of Virtual Spaces – made the ruling.
Monday 8 Aug 2016 9:29am | iOS | Android | 10

Pokemon Go Developers...
Pokemon Go Developers Take Away Players’ Legendaries

Developer Niantic said that the rare monsters shouldn’t have found their way into people’s games, and they want to preserve “fairness.”
Thursday 4 Aug 2016 8:54am | iOS | Android | 11

Pokémon Go Glitch...
Pokémon Go Glitch Changes Pokémon after They’re Caught

After the game’s latest update went live a few days ago, players are reporting this bizarre bug popping up.
Wednesday 3 Aug 2016 8:28am | iOS | Android | 3

Russia Fears Pokémon...
Russia Fears Pokémon Go Is a Western Tool to Destabilise the Nation

Playing the game in Russia could land you jail-time, as the country creates its own version of the app that has you catch historical figures.
Monday 1 Aug 2016 2:36pm | iOS | Android | 12

Pokémon Go Tracking...
Pokémon Go Tracking Site Shut Down, Fans Requesting Refunds

Fans are asking developer Niantic for refunds over purchases, as third-party tracking sites are getting shut down.
Monday 1 Aug 2016 8:16am | iOS | Android | 4

Player Reaches Max...
Player Reaches Max Level in Pokémon Go

Through the use of exploits and bots, a player has reached the game’s max level – but alas, no Master Ball showed up.
Thursday 28 Jul 2016 1:31pm | iOS | Android | 9

Pokémon Go Downloaded...
Pokémon Go Downloaded 75 Million times Say Analysts

The wildly popular augmented-reality monster catching game is the fastest ever app to reach that number.
Wednesday 27 Jul 2016 2:03pm | iOS | Android | 6

Pokémon Go Players...
Pokémon Go Players Pranked over Mewtwo

Japanese players were lured to a park said to contain the mythical creature – and they came out in droves.
Tuesday 26 Jul 2016 9:23am | iOS | Android

Investors Find out...
Investors Find out Nintendo Didn’t Make Pokémon Go, Shares Drop

After the company’s shares skyrocketed last week, they’ve plummeted as investors realise they didn’t make the game.
Tuesday 26 Jul 2016 8:15am | iOS | Android | 8

Local Government Asks...
Local Government Asks Park to Be Delisted as Pokéstop

The City of Canada Bay Council has contacted developer Niantic, claiming that the Pokéstops are causing public disturbances.
Monday 25 Jul 2016 1:46pm | iOS | Android | 1

The Weekend Chat –...
The Weekend Chat – Should I Stay or Should I (Pokémon) Go

Have you had your fill of the popular monster catching game? Or are you just getting started? Let us know inside!
Friday 22 Jul 2016 4:00pm | iOS | Android | 14

Pokémon Go Player...
Pokémon Go Player Catches ‘em All

An industrious player has completed the North American Pokédex, but nine other creatures have proven elusive.
Friday 22 Jul 2016 8:12am | iOS | Android | 9

Nintendo’s Market...
Nintendo’s Market Value Jumps after Pokémon Go, Higher than Sony’s

The company’s shares and market value sky rocketed since the release of the mobile phenomenon earlier this month.
Thursday 21 Jul 2016 1:59pm | iOS | Android | 6

Live-Action Detective...
Live-Action Detective Pikachu Movie Greenlit

The film will be coming to the silver screen courtesy of Legendary Pictures, with production to begin next year.
Thursday 21 Jul 2016 1:11pm | 3DS | iOS | Android | 3

Pokémon Go Player...
Pokémon Go Player Accidentally Drives in to Cop Car

A video showing the minor crash was uploaded by the Baltimore Police Department, thankfully with no injuries.
Wednesday 20 Jul 2016 1:11pm | iOS | Android | 8

Poké Radar App Shows...
Poké Radar App Shows You Where Pokémon Go Monsters Appear

Need a leg up on your fellow trainers? Or maybe you just don’t want to catch anymore Zubats – either way, this app has you covered.
Tuesday 19 Jul 2016 2:26pm | iOS | Android | 3

Homeowner Shoots at...
Homeowner Shoots at Pokémon Go Players, Confusing Them for Burglars

Confusion on the part of a Florida man resulted in the firing of a weapon, as teens were trying to catch a Marowak and Tauros.
Monday 18 Jul 2016 8:22am | iOS | Android | 28

Leaping Tiger Now...
Leaping Tiger Now Supports Pokémon Go

The New Zealand made mobile app – which lets gamers connect with like-minded individuals nearby – now helps trainers team up.
Tuesday 12 Jul 2016 12:28pm | iOS | Android | 4

Pokémon Go to Get...
Pokémon Go to Get Trading in Future Update

The monster catching phenomenon will sport the feature soon according to the developer, but in what form?
Tuesday 12 Jul 2016 8:28am | iOS | Android | 10

Children’s Hospital...
Children’s Hospital Issues Warning about Pokémon Go Players

Ambitious trainers have been wandering in to restricted areas at a children’s hospital in Columbus, Ohio.
Monday 11 Jul 2016 1:58pm | iOS | Android | 2

Pokémon Go Used to...
Pokémon Go Used to Lure Victims in Robberies

The monster-catching augmented reality titled form Niantic has been used by criminals in the US to bring budding trainers to specific locations.
Monday 11 Jul 2016 8:09am | iOS | Android | 6

Australian Police...
Australian Police Station Tries to Keep Pokémon Go Trainers Out

The station, which supposedly houses a Sandshrew, posted a warning to Facebook asking players not to step inside.
Thursday 7 Jul 2016 8:24am | iOS | Android | 9

Pokémon Go Now...
Pokémon Go Now Available in New Zealand

The mobile game which sees users catch the monsters by going to real-world locations can be downloaded now.
Wednesday 6 Jul 2016 12:39pm | iOS | Android | 18