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A sober look at videogames and mental health

We want to believe games are a panacea for all ills, from loneliness to weight problems. But what do we know about the actual pros and cons of interactive media?

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Pokemon Go Fest Hit with Visual Bug, Niantic Investigating

No, it’s not just you, those Pokemon attracted to Incense and Lures are despawning faster than normal in Pokemon Go. According to Niantic, a visual bug is irritating players during its annual Pokemon Go Fest, and the developer is investigating the issue. Nihilego’s Pokemon Go celebration weekend is off to…

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Pokemon GO Water Festival 2022 Guide – How to Get Scarf Lapras, Dates

Unlike Community Days, Pokemon GO Festival events tend to last a full week or longer with plenty of time-limited events and event-limited Pokemon. Starting May 12, 10 a.m. and lasting until May 20th at 8 p.m. (local time) the Water Festival kicks off, bringing with it a series of Alolan-focused…

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7 Tips for the May 2022 Pokemon GO Community Day

May 21 is Community Day in Pokemon GO, and the featured Pokemon this time is Alolan Geodude. Each Community Day event runs from 11am to 2pm in your local time, and with only a three-hour window, you need to maximize your time and spend it wisely. Here are some tips…

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Pokemon GO Mega Evolutions Guide – Mastery Levels & Cost Changes

As detailed in a recent dev diary, Mega Evolutions have received an overhaul in Pokemon GO. A sweeping list of changes including Mastery levels, Mega Raid changes, candy bonuses, and experience bonuses were outlined in the list of updates — but perhaps the most important change is that fact that…

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Everything From Today’s Pokemon Presents: Scarlet, Violet, Legends: Arceus, Unite, and Go

Nintendo and The Pokemon Company celebrated the 26 year anniversary of its original Red and Green RPGs with another Pokemon Presents livestream—a broadcast that included yet another open-world game reveal for 2022. That big surprise was Game Freak’s Generation 9 announcement, which is, of course, a thing we all knew…

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We’re getting a live-action Pokemon movie (eh…) based on Detective Pikachu (WAIT WHAT)

Cast and story details are currently 'under wraps.'

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So someone told Werner Herzog about Pokemon Go

'When two persons in search of a Pokemon clash at the corner of Sunset in San Vicente, is there violence? Is there murder?'

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Pokemon GO Lugia Weakness Guide – List of Raid Counters

The Season of Mischief is upon us, and the Legendary Pokemon Hoopa has appeared in Pokemon GO! While they’re not a raid boss, alongside Hoopa came a new wave of Raid Bosses – a Lugia re-run and Mega Slowbro!. Longtime Pokemon GO players will already be well familiar with Lugia…

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Pokemon GO Mega Slowbro Weakness Guide – List of Raid Counters

The Season of Mischief is upon us, and the Legendary Pokemon Hoopa has appeared in Pokemon GO! While they’re not a raid boss, alongside Hoopa came a new wave of Raid Bosses – a Lugia re-run and Mega Slowbro! Mega Evolutions are relatively new to Pokemon GO and carry some heavy…

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Pokemon GO Defenders Tier List – 6 Best Defenders (September 2021)

If you tend to throw money at games you enjoy playing, then the thought of spending money on Pokemon GO probably isn’t a big deal. However, not every player has money to toss at phone games – and who can blame them with everything that is happening. Unfortunately, aside from…

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Pokemon GO Attackers Tier List – Best Attackers (September 2021)

With Niantic announcing that the doubled range bonuses are here to stay, more players than ever are coming back to Pokemon GO to catch, train, and battle their favorite pocket monsters. If, like me, you are returning after a significant break, you may be wondering what changes have happened to…

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Pokemon GO Shiny Guide – Odds, Rates, Boosting Your Rate

If you’ve ever played a Pokemon game, you know there is almost no better feeling in the world than finding a shiny Pokemon. (Well, except for beating a Trick Room team in competitive matches.). No matter the Pokemon game, finding an alternately shaded Pokemon is always a rush — and…

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Niantic Addresses Pokemon Go Fans After Walking Back on Safety Measures

Niantic Labs has addressed the Pokemon Go community following its widespread disappointment over recent changes to the game’s extended range feature. Earlier this week, AR developer Niantic reduced the Pokestop interaction radius for the app in America and New Zealand. Following the initial COVID-19 outbreak, the interaction range between Pokestops…

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Pokemon GO Ho-Oh Counters Guide – Best Attackers Against Ho-Oh

As the list of Pokemon grows, and the number of Pokemon types with it, keeping up with how each type interacts with one another can be challenging. Especially if you’re mainly playing Pokemon GO and haven’t kept up with mainline installments like Pokemon Sword & Shield. The good news is we’re here to…

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Pokémon Go Fest 2021’s Musical Event Strikes the Right Note

This year’s Pokémon Go Fest, taking place between July 17-18, had the unfortunate and difficult job of straddling the weird middle ground between the world getting back to “normal” following a year of global lockdowns caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. Not to mention it had to be extra cautious as…

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Pokemon Fighting Type Guide – Weaknesses, Strengths, Counters

As the list of Pokemon grows, and the number of Pokemon types with it, keeping up with how each type interacts with one another can be challenging. Especially if you’re mainly playing Pokemon GO and haven’t kept up with mainline installments like Pokemon Sword & Shield. The good news is…

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In Stunning Show of Priorities, Man Breaks Lockdown to Play Pokemon Go

Look, I get it. It’s been nearly a year since this coronavirus pandemic required most of us to stay home in order to not spread the disease that has resulted in over 2 million deaths thus far. I can understand why you might be antsy existing only within the four…

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Pokemon Sword and Shield’s DLC is Coming Soon, But This Sick Music Video is Here Now

This morning, The Pokemon Company announced that Pokemon Sword & Shield’s second DLC Pack “The Crown Tundra” will be launching on Switch on October 22. The announcement came as part of a new Pokemon-centric Nintendo Direct, which gave the rundown of the content in “The Crown Tundra,” including new story content, raids, and…

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New Pokemon Snap Steals the Show During Today’s Pokemon Presents

Today, Game Freak and Nintendo held a Pokemon Presents presentation to talk about new projects in the franchise alongside the launch of the Pokemon Sword & Shield DLC “Isle of Armor,” and it went in a few surprising directions, including the announcement of a long-requested sequel to an old favorite from the…

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