Pokemon GO hits Halloween with more candies and spooky Pokemon
The game is obviously trying new here to bring back the game that used to be so popular using candies and spawning more Pokemon. Are you still playing it?
Pokemon GO now does some marketing for like forever! During Halloween, Pokemon GO will go with the season with some changes to the game for gamers (yes, there are still those who play Pokemon GO) to celebrate. From October 26 to November 1, Niantic will be adding special incentives for the spooky Halloween. Call it a special feature if you will.
Why feature? With this incentives, you will encounter more of the monster and spooky type Pokemon. This would be the ghosts like Gastly, Gengar, and Haunter. There are also the totally weird Zubat, Golbat, Drowzee and Hypno. Catch one of these Pokemon and you get a reward: double candies! See? Instead of just getting 3 candies, you will get 6. You’d be knocking on someone else’s house or you could just roam around the neighborhood to get virtual ones. Professor will also go with the Halloween vibe with some double candies for when you transfer your Pokemon. It used to be 1 candy per trasfer, now it’s 2.
The last incentive might be the best. During the 7-day event, your buddy Pokemon will find candy four times faster than usual. This will make a huge difference for people trying to evolve rare Pokemon. All of your walking will also be worth double candies when you hatch a new egg. This event is going to be a great time to get out and earn some rewards.
Lake Tuggeranong, Belconnen Lake, Questacon, City (Bunda St, City Walk, Glebe Park), Lyneham, Murrumbateman Village, Turner, Deakin (rarely), Bonner, Barton, Kingston, Wanniassa, ANU (LF Crisp Building)
Bonner, Lyneham, Farrer (farrer shops, near the pokestop), Mount Ainslie, Botantial Gardens, O’Connor (near Black Mountain), Lyons, Ainslie shops (by the gym), Gordon Pond, Australian War Memorial, Melba Shops, Black Mountain
ANU (Sullivans Creek Rd), UC, Civic (Glebe Park, Hellenic Club, Fenner Hall), outside Westfield Woden, Lake Burley Griffin (Yacht Club), Belconnen park (north of the mall), National Museum, Ngunnawal ,club lime tuggeranong
ACU, Watson, Dickson, Fyshwick Markets, Arboretum, Calwell, Black Mountain, Karabah, next to Narrabundah Golf Course, Wanniassa Shops, College Sto, Australian War Memorial, Weston McDonald’s, Gold creek
Lake Tuggeranong, Belconnen Lake, Questacon, City (Bunda St, City Walk, Glebe Park), Lyneham, Turner, Deakin (rarely), Murrumbateman village (rarely), Hawker ( belcomen high School ), O’Connor, Ngunnawal (Rarely)
Anywhere near water, Lake Burley Griffin (Commonwealth Park especially), Lake Tuggeranong, UC, Kaleen, Kingston, Lake Ginninderra , Sully’s, Along yamba dr near Curtin (on the side with the storm drain), Ainslie (Corroboree Park)
MacLeod station, High street (Preston), Deakin Uni Burwood, Wilson Botanic Park Berwick, North Balwyn, Southbank Promenade, Batman Park – at dusk is best, Flagstaff, Princes Park, Coles Fountain/Parliament Gardens, Lilydale Lake
Melton McDonalds, Epping shopping centre, Centro West shopping centre, Pascoevale on the train, Broady train, flinder Station, Albion St x Syd Rd (Brunswick)-rare, Powlett Reserve in East Melbourne, Knox Westfield, Melton
Kingsbury, Frankston Beach, Pakenham, West Footscray, Tottenham, Altona beach, Doncaster Shoppingtown (Near the bus stands), Ringwood (Mullum Mullum Trail), CBD, North Richmond Station, Mickleham Rd (Tulla/Gladstone ParK)
Epping, Packer Park Carnegie, Just before St Kilda esplanade, Beaumaris Library, Sydney Rd near North Brunswick Post Office, Rockley Park (South Yarra), Yulong (Bundoora), Roxburgh Park – off Aitken Blvd / Somerton Rd
Common near Central Station, Wynyard, Bigge Park Liverpool, University of Sydney (old teacher’s college), Camperdown park Georges Hall, Cabramatta, Merrylands West, Rhodes, Bankstown, Strathfield, The Hills, Mosman, Mt Druitt, Dulwich Hill, Lidcombe, Barden Ridge, Ingleburn, Nepean River (Penrith), Auburn, Parramatta Station
Roseville, Perth John Oldham Park, Sydney; before the bridge between Tumbalong Park and Sussex st, Stocklands Wetherill Park, Botanic Gardens, Rhodes, Warragamba, Ryde (greene ave, once), Cecil Hills (three times)
Opera house, North Ryde, Hornsby Westfield, Chatswood Westfield, Mt Druitt, Wynyard, Earlwood, Ingleburn, North Sydney Australia, Greystanes, Rhodes, Pyrmont, Strathfield (Train Station), Bankstown, Canley Heights, Moore Park (Anzac Pde), Parramatta River
Wollongong, University of Sydney (old teacher’s college), Circular Quay, Strathfield, Opera House, North Ryde, Bankstown Sports Club, Wynyard (once), Camperdown Park (Newtown), Liverpool train station, Chatswood
Circular Quay, Newtown, Bankstown, Bigge Park Liverpool, University of Sydney (old teachers college), King st (newtown),Mt druitt, Revesby, Greystanes, Ingleburn, Nepean River (Penrith) Cabramatta, Chatswood train station
Star Casino (near the roundabout), Brighton Le Sands, Dundas Valley, Carss Bush Park, Opera House, University of Sydney (near school of physics), Rhodes, Naremburn park – Artarmon, Coogee Beach (Playground), Watsons Bay, Parramatta CBD, Enmore (Enmore Park), Rose Bay, Camelia Gardens (Caringbah), Cronulla (Esplenade), Mosman (Beauty Point), Nullified basketball courts, Victoria Park, Zetland (xx:25), Foodworks Tahmoor carpark, Beverley Park golf club, Roseville, Dural Mall, Circular Quay
Dundas Valley, Bigge Park (Liverpool), Fairfield, University of Sydney (near school of physics), Canley Vale, Cabramatta, UNSW, Epping, Mona Vale, Ingleburn, Hyde Park (nr museum station), warragamba, Central Station
Dundas Valley, Frenchs Forest KFC, Bigge Park (Liverpool), Fairfield, Camperdown Park, UNSW, Epping, Cabramatta, Watsons Bay, Raby, Pendle Hill, Bondi Junction, Rhodes, Wiley Park Train Station, Warragamba, Central Station
Randwick Racecourse, UNSW, Streets around centennial park, Chatswood, Wynyard/Australia Square, around Cecil Hills Lake, Rhodes, Kentlyn, RNSH St Leonards (high spawn), Pemulway lake after dark high population, Warragamba
Rhodes (once), Pyrmont, Bankstown, Brighton Le Sands, University of Sydney, Victoria Park, Revesby, Rhodes, Mona Vale, Stanmore, City, Ingleburn, Minto, Raby, Nepean River (Penrith), Chatswood train station, Circular Quay
Circular Quay, Surry Hills, Brighton Le Sands, Bigge Park (Liverpool), Town Hall (Sussex Street), kings park, Bondi Beach (very common), Victoria Park, Maroubra Beach, Rhodes,Parramatta near river 3x pokestops, Macquarie Uni, Cockle Bay (near wharf #2), Botanic Garden, Pyrmont Bridge (west), Mona Vale Beach, Darling Harbour, Campbelltown Train Station. Bondi Beach, Carss Park (every 5 seconds), Balmain, Nepean Regatta Centre
Roseville, Kings Cross (main street), Bigge Park (Liverpool) Rhodes, Watsons Bay, Parramatta Park, Dundas Valley, Olympic Park, Ingleburn, Narwee, pendlehill/westmead, Cabramatta, Wolli Creek station, Bridge Street Sydney
Bankstown, Cronulla, Bigge Park (Liverpool), Circular Quay, Fairfield, University of Sydney, Newtown, Rhodes, Canley vale, Cabramatta, UNSW, Watsons Bay, Rose Bay, Pymble, Pitt St Mall, Mona Vale, Dulwich Hill, Pyrmont, Ingleburn, Minto, Macquarie, warragamba, Roseville, Riverview, Padstow, Chatswood train station
Bondi Beach (Uncommon), Camperdown park, Rhodes,Opera House (Circular Quay), Revesby (once), North Sydney, Maroubra(near the junction), Penrith Plaza, Chatswood Westfield (sighted once during the day), casual cross roads (twice)
Circular Quay, Brighton Le Sands, University of Sydney, Rhodes, Cabramatta, Holsworthy (Rare – with incense), Watsons Bay (The Gap/cliff walk – many), Wiley Park (once),Elizabeth drive liverpool, Ingleburn, Castle Hill (Fred Caterson Reserve), Rhodes, Marsfield, Casula
Living large in the burbs, especially Bigge Park (Liverpool – if you want like 20+ from standing there for 10 mins) anywhere in winston hills, Guildord, Merrylands, Sury Hills, Newtown, Burwood, Fairfield. AUSTRALIA EVERYWHERE – Australia Exclusive ;), Alexandria, Kingsford
Star Casino, University of Sydney, Cabramatta, Rhodes, Bankstown, Strathfield, Marrickville (Wicks Park), Opera House, Town Hall, Point Piper, North Ryde, Macquarie Park, Winston hills, Macarthur Square, Cantenery Road Merrylands (11am-1pm), ALL OVER THE CITY, Auburn, Chatswood train station (sighted once at night)
Camperdown, Circular Quay, Brighton Le Sands, Blacktown, Bigge Park (Liverpool), Fairfield, Victoria Park, University of Sydney, Revesby, Darling Quarter, Strathfield, Mt Druitt Westfield, Burwood, Balmain, Chatswood train station
Roseville, Kingsgrove, Rhodes, Strathfield, Macquarie Park, Watsons Bay (once), Allawah, Parramatta (Train Station), Circular Quay (Train Station), The Rocks (end of George St turn right), Amour Park Revesby, Glenmore Park
Hyde Park, Star Casino, Newtown, Rhodes, Parramatta Park (They are everywhere), Eastwood, Circular Quay, Burwood Park, Anzac Memorial Park Kellyville, Willoughby, the Con, Progress Park Auburn, West Pennant Hills, warragamba, Roseville, Croydon, Woolwich
Marrickville train station, Fairfield, University of Sydney, Bexley North, Bigge Park (Liverpool), Wiley Park, Strathfield, Flemington, Raby, Minto, Ingleburn, Calmsley Hill Farm, Allawah, Olympic Park, Roseville
Surry Hills, Auburn, Newtown, Hurstville, Luna Park, Bankstown, Circular Quay, Bigge Park (Liverpool), Fairfield, Five Dock, Camperdown park, University of Sydney, Victoria park, Revesby, Hornsby, Balmain, Pyrmont, Raby, warragamba, Olympic Park, Cabramatta, Cecil Hills, Roseville, Chatswood train station, Parramatta River
Circular Quay, Quakers Hill (night), Brighton Le Sands, Bigge Park (Liverpool), Fairfield, University of Sydney, Victoria Park, Revesby, Epping, UNSW, Rhodes, Pyrmont, Ingleburn, Minto, Raby, Nepean River (Penrith), Roseville, Chatswood Westfield, Chatswood train station, Parramatta River
Auburn, Kogarah, St Andrews(campbelltown), Liverpool, Broadway shopping centre, Fairfield City Council, Cabramatta, Eastwood, Old South Head Road, Watsons Bay (The Gap cliff walk), Eastwood (with lure), Carslaw Building (University of Sydney), Darling Harbour, Circular Quay, Sylvania Waters, Wynyard park, Wynyard train station, Kirrawee, Ingleburn, Greenacre, Burwood Park (once), Epping, Parramatta
The Spot – Randwick, University of Sydney, Town Hall, Milsons Point, Rose Bay, City, Eastwood, Granville Station, Blacktown Westpoint, Opera House, Redfern Station, Artarmon, Rhodes, Kogarah, Wynyard, Abbotsbury, Quakers Hill, Burwood, West Pennant Hills, Jellicoe Park (Pagewood), Rhodes, Watsons Bay
Surry Hills, Kogarah, Brighton Le Sands, Heathcote, blacktown (common), Quakers Hill, Bigge Park (Liverpool), Newtown, University of Sydney, Fairfield City Council, Watsons Bay, Strathfield, Willoughby, Dulwich Hill, Revesby, Raby, Minto, Holsworthy, Ingleburn, Macquarie Fields, Penrith, Olympic Park, Alexandria, Crows Nest (Oxley Street)
Everywhere there is water (including fountains), Parramatta River (has 3 Pokestops), Revesby (once), Darlinghurst (near kids park – spawns 2 or more every 5 minutes), Bondi Beach, Opera House (heaps), Manly Wharf
Circular quay, Pyrmont, Milperra (on the southern side of Milperra Rd at the Henry Lawson Dr interchange, in the park on the right hand side heading south towards the M5. If you hit the Uni turnoff you’ve gone too far), Rhodes, Westmead (hawskbury road, kissing point road ermington), Cabramatta, Strathfield (Train Station)
Roseville, Circular Quay, Belmore Park, Taylor Square, Darling Park (near Darling Habour), turramurra, Bondi Junction, George St Cinema, Pemulway hill stop, Greystanes between brighton st and gozo road. Oyster Bay Park, Hyde Park, Pokestop (Star City Casino) Pyrmont, Townhall station
Roseville, City (Hyde Park), Bondi Beach, Sydney Opera House, Canley Heights, University of Sydney, Victoria Park, Darling Harbour, Circular Quay, Canterbury, Miss Macquarie’s Chair , Harbourside (Darling Harbour), Old Government House (Parramatta Park), Rhode
Pokemon GO is sweeping the entire world and the accessories that it spawned into higher demand like powerbanks is now shaped like a real Pokeball. Anyone?
Powerbanks is one of the items in each trainer’s Pokemon battle tips. Why because with that much battery and data that the Pokemon official game is using, each trainer should have one. It’s an essential tool. Necessary for those long walks finding Pokestops and catching Pokemon.
But would you buy a Pokeball shaped powerbank? Would you play the latest Pokemon official game in real Pokemon anime style? If your answer is yes then read on.
Available now is a powerbank with a 5,300mAh battery inside that could charge up any smartphone at least once. It is 3D printed and hand-painted which means that it is one of the few in existence. Just like any other power bank, it’s got an LED indicator that tells how much battery is left.
“The interior of the plastic shell is hand-painted, carved with a Dremel, and the battery fits securely inside in a vinyl-sealed Pokeball. I made one after Pokémon Go kept draining my battery and I wanted a cool way to keep my phone charged. I love that people immediately know that I’m playing the game too. Each one is crafted to order in my studio in San Francisco. They are fragile and should not be dropped or thrown.”, says the creator of the powerbank.
The latest Pokemon game does not approve or license this accessory so Nintendo might soon be on its heels to take the sales down. For just $40, you can buy one now from Etsy. For more Pokemon official guide, visit our Pokemon Go page.
Catching Pokemon with a real Pokeball in Pokemon GO
Why not? If you got some electronics knowledge, an Arduino and a passion for Pokemon GO then you’re all set to make your own real Pokeball. Here’s a story.
Marcus Johansson has made a real Pokeball prototype to catch Pokemon in Pokemon GO. He may have thought that flicking your finger to catch some augmented real monsters is less cool compared to flinging a real-life Pokeball. So with the latest Pokemon game, he mocked up a design that would enable him just that.
What is the Arduino Pokeball?
The Arduino Pokeball that Marcus created have an Arduino 101 board on it. The entire setup is enclosed in a protective casing that makes it safe for him to physically throw the ball to a pokemon and will then relayed back and imitated in the Pokemon GO app.
It uses the IMU or combination of two or more parts. These are the accelerometer, gyroscope, magnetometer and altimeter which can also be found inside any modern smartphone. In addition, it also uses the bluetooth capabilities of the Arduino 101.
How does it work?
Well, the IMU sensors track the correct location of the Pokeball, where it is and where it is headed. It also determines the orientation of the whole thing using the gyroscope. Once the ball is thrown, the entire action is then fed back to the smartphone via bluetooth tricking the Pokemon GO app that it is a regular flicking motion.
That\’s one for your Pokemon battle tips list.
The Pokemon official game is now released in Asia. China, India and Korea is up for the next release of the game.
The Pokemon GO has made itself as one of the greatest game of all time alongside Candy Crush, Clash Royale and Flappy Bird. How did it fare after a month?
According to Sensor Tower, an app analytic, Pokemon GO has amassed an estimated $200 million in net revenue from the player statistics that it gathered. This is while bugs and feature complaints are still causing a decent amount of negativity among users, Pokémon Go continues its upward trajectory in terms of overall revenue.
The big in-app purchases was a big factor that contributed to this good figures. The Pokemon has good star power that it doubled the first month performance of Clash Royal, another huge big in-app performer of the year. This means a four times figure to the Candy Crush Soda Saga within its own 1 month availability.
The biggest, by far, according to the data from Sensor Tower is an important point to consider when trying to evaluate the game’s future revenue potential: Pokémon Go experienced a huge spike in revenue generation in mid-July – the day when it launched in Japan.
Japan is the home of the Pokemon franchise and the site of the most projected number of loyal fan base that will turn out to be players of the game. Another boost to this overwhelming success of Pokemon Go is its addition o 15 new Asian countries on their list. Korea, India and China is still not on this equation. This makes Niantic optimistic that a larger gap will happen for Pokemon GO’s competitors.
It’s serious business now. Pokemon GO players are one of the most power hungry users around. With the rise of Pokemon GO gave rise to powerbank sales.
According to The NDP Group, battery pack sales doubled in the US during the estimated two weeks that followed the debut of Pokemon GO. That’s a lot of battery powerbanks needed to consistently play Pokemon GO! It reports seeing a year over year 101% growth. That’s 1.2 million powerbank units being sold between July 10 and 23 ever since July 6, the game’s official release.
Pokémon Go really seems to be the only explanation here. NPD notes that while battery pack sales have generally been increasing from 2015, sales were only up 4 percent in the weeks prior to the game’s release. So Pokémon Go very much seems to be what triggered it. The custom Pokéball batteries that popped up may have helped, too.
The question now is how battery packs — and Pokémon Go — will fair in the weeks ahead. It’s not outrageous to assume that the Pokémon Go phenomenon will fade with time, and battery pack sales are likely to go down along with it. How soon will that happen? Niantic still has most of the world to roll the game out to, but it’ll want to do that without annoying existing players too much.
As Pokemon GO was released many have been all over the internet and forums as to how to play the game. Enough for that, let’s point out what beginners do wrong.
I’m speaking from first hand experience and actually encountered these problems, so all of the points in this article are based on my own opinion. Any recommendations from my fellow Pokemon GO trainers would be nice since I myself, I believe, is playing the game wrong.
At first glance, Pokemon GO is a fairly simple mobile game, the user interface was overhauled with some smart menu locations that pops in and out of sight whenever you need them. It’s user-friendly in the simplest sense of the word. If you haven’t been a huge mobile gamer before, then maybe it won’t be hard for you to understand the gameflow.
So, in order to play Pokemon GO, you need to know some Pokemon tips. All of these are essential skills or very important to even appreciate the real essence of the game. And most people are doing it wrong the first time. Oftentimes, they get frustrated with not only the glitches but with all the confusion they encounter with playing the game without prior knowledge on how to play it.
Try to be more of an Outdoor Person
Yes, I’ve been a very avid gamer ever since I learned to smash commands on the keyboard, touch screen or controller. However, these games are played mostly on the couch or the computer chair. Pokemon GO is not like that. Not even like the most addictive Flappy Bird that you can play on the bus or even standing still on a single spot.
If you want to be play Pokemon GO and be good at it, then you should try to be more optimistic about going outdoors for some action. Walk or bike. Okay, if you can use your car if you really want that but walking alone or much better, with some buddies will be good for your Pokemon GO points and of course, your health.
Get a power bank
Who’s guilty of running out of power while going outside finding PokeStops? A dead battery means you can’t even call someone to pick you up if you really strayed too far away from your neighborhood. Shady places, if you are aware of it, are kind of dangerous to Pokemon trainers. So a good source of battery power is recommended if you want a marathon Pokemon GO goodness.
Just get a power bank, a power case, a long extension cable (just kidding) or just find a charging station like some local coffee shops to recharge your battery. Follow this tip and thank me later. You don’t want to catch a Pokemon Rattata and suddenly you’re smartphone died.
Get a good connection for GPS
Okay, it’s easy to do this. Just find a good service provider that can give you that much reliable connection. But for the rebels who want free stuffs, have you tried the mall? Yes, the malls. They are good for Pokemon GO players for several reasons. Most of the malls have free Wi-Fi, use this to your advantage. Wi-Fi is much better and faster compared to mobile connection from your sim card. This in turn gives less latency and faster tracking of any Pokemon that you may potentially catch.
If for some reason your GPS signal is not found and it’s more than 5 minutes and it still has not regained connection, here’s a solution for that. Stop at a certain spot, just close the Pokemon GO app, open it again to reset your GPS location. Niantic still haven’t solved the server issues so it’s not just you buddy, don’t go quit rage and throw your smartphone to the void.
Go to the malls (or any public place)
Here’s the trick. Don’t just roam around your subdivision looking for Pokemon or PokeStops, go to the mall and other popular places. There’s some reason for that if you haven’t noticed the maps. These places have more PokeStops than any other places and when you have more PokeStops, then you can roam around collecting more items and circle around the same area to harvest and harvest even more.
Another reason is it’s much safer. Relatively safer compared to, say, a deserted alley or any place where you might be mugged without anyone seeing. There’s some news about this so don’t be shocked. When you’re in a very crowded place, just make sure your smartphone won’t be snatched. If that happens, then that Pokemon GO experience will just be cut short for the meantime.
Have some lunch
Okay, Pokemon trainer we all know this. Walking takes more energy than just sitting. This is fairly common sense. You head out full then in the middle of nowhere, you get some rumbling in your stomach. It’s time to refuel. Grab something to eat and drink especially on a very hot day. We can be passionate about the game and forget that we can be vulnerable sometimes so my piece of advise is, recharge that phone and refill that empty stomach.