Niantic announces Pokémon GO Raid Battles from home, Adventure Sync for indoor usage, new way to participate in Pokémon GO Fest and more due to COVID-19

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Niantic has announced a number of major changes for Pokémon GO. Read on below to learn more: Embracing real-world gaming from home Dear Niantic community, We are reaching out to extend our best wishes for your wellness at this time of unprecedented challenge due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The increased … Continue reading Niantic announces Pokémon GO Raid Battles from home, Adventure Sync for indoor usage, new way to participate in Pokémon GO Fest and more due to COVID-19

Official Niantic blog explains how Pokémon GO draws people to gardens

The following article comes from the official Niantic blog in regard to how Pokémon GO draws people to gardens: How a Garden Center Became the Birthplace for Niantic Guest post written by Tora Rocha, Overall Director of the Autumn Lights Festival The Friends of the Gardens at Lake Merritt is a non-profit organization set up to … Continue reading Official Niantic blog explains how Pokémon GO draws people to gardens

Niantic CEO John Hanke wants Pokémon GO to look more like its first trailer

Niantic CEO John Hanke recently appeared onstage with Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney for a fireside chat during Samsung Developer Conference 2018 in Orlando, Florida. Hanke discussed the future of Pokémon GO, which is aiming to capture some of the ideas portrayed in its original trailer. The immensely-popular mobile game’s first trailer debuted in 2015 … Continue reading Niantic CEO John Hanke wants Pokémon GO to look more like its first trailer

Niantic CEO John Hanke shares official recap and videos for Pokémon GO AR Garden at Innovation Tokyo 2018

Niantic CEO John Hanke has shared the below official recap and videos for Pokémon GO AR Garden at Innovation Tokyo 2018: A Real World Future: Niantic at Innovation Tokyo 2018 At Niantic, we think a lot about how to use AR to create unique experiences that enhance the world around you. Recently, we were able to bring … Continue reading Niantic CEO John Hanke shares official recap and videos for Pokémon GO AR Garden at Innovation Tokyo 2018

Niantic CEO John Hanke discusses Pokémon GO Adventure Sync in great detail

The following comes from Niantic CEO John Hanke, regarding the new Pokémon GO Adventure Sync feature: Never Miss a Step - Introducing Adventure Sync Niantic’s commitment to activity and exploration is a theme that we’ve touched on countless times over the past eight years, and as our technological capabilities continue to grow, we strive to … Continue reading Niantic CEO John Hanke discusses Pokémon GO Adventure Sync in great detail

Niantic CEO John Hanke shares Pokémon GO AR Garden footage featuring Eevee

Pokémon GO developer Niantic is showcasing Pokémon GO AR Garden at this year’s Innovation Tokyo event, which is currently taking place until October 21 in Tokyo, Japan. At Niantic’s booth, attendees can participate in an AR sound game in which they are tasked with identifying different Pokémon based on their voices in Pokémon GO. You can check out … Continue reading Niantic CEO John Hanke shares Pokémon GO AR Garden footage featuring Eevee

Niantic announces surprises for Pokémon GO this Fall

Summer may almost be over, but Pokémon GO fans will still have plenty to do in the Fall and beyond. Niantic is teasing that it is working on "some surprises," which are most likely related to PvP and the inclusion of Generation 4 Pokémon. The following comes from Niantic CEO John Hanke: Even as summer … Continue reading Niantic announces surprises for Pokémon GO this Fall

Niantic CEO John Hanke recaps summer 2018 events featuring Pokémon GO and Ingress

Niantic CEO John Hanke has put together the following piece to highlight some of the numerous events that took place in the summer featuring Pokémon GO or Ingress, as well as what fans can expect for the remainder of the year and beyond: The Rise of AR, Summer Adventures and Updates for the Fall It’s … Continue reading Niantic CEO John Hanke recaps summer 2018 events featuring Pokémon GO and Ingress

Massive Pokémon GO player base is at 60 million active users, 20 million more than Uber

Pokémon GO may never be as popular again as it was in 2016, when around 300 million people were playing it simultaneously. But there are still 60 million active users globally, and they are enough to make Niantic's immensely-popular mobile game a billion-dollar business. By comparison, Uber has 40 million active users. “We got a … Continue reading Massive Pokémon GO player base is at 60 million active users, 20 million more than Uber

Niantic CEO John Hanke confirms Pokémon GO has reached its highest player base since launch

In a recent interview with The Guardian, Niantic CEO John Hanke has confirmed that Pokémon GO has reached its highest player base since launch: “I don’t think I could have imagined anything about the last two years. But it’s been great. I guess what’s most satisfying two years in, is seeing this thriving, strong user … Continue reading Niantic CEO John Hanke confirms Pokémon GO has reached its highest player base since launch