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The Pokémon Center is now available in Canada

the Pokémon Center The site is now available in Canada. The website offers clothing, figures, pins, trading cards, home decor, and more from the official Pokémon Company. There is a flat fee of $ 10 for shipping in Canada, but if your cart has items worth more than $ 20, you will also receive a special delivery Pikachu card. The Pikachu Special Delivery Card is only available for a limited time. The Canadian store opening also occurs during the Christmas season, with tons of Pokémon dressed in Christmas gear. "We are delighted to bring Pokémon Center to our fans in Canada, giving them additional ways to express and celebrate their Pokémon fandom through premium products," Cindy Ruppenthal, director of e-commerce for The Pokémon Co...
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Pokémon Go generated $ 1 billion dollars with in-app purchases: report

Somehow, Pokemon go still strong. The mobile game that launched in 2016 and shows augmented reality versions of Nintendo's Game Freak and Pocket Monsters, is having its best year.Sensor Tower reports that Pokemon go generated $ 1 billion (approximately C $ 1.3 billion) in revenue through in-app purchases in 2020. The market intelligence company indicates that sales fell in 2017 but have risen steadily since. Lifetime earnings have exceeded $ 4 billion (approximately C $ 5.2 billion) The pandemic is probably what caused the increase in sales. There is now an option in the game that allows users to chase Pokémon without having to walk through the real world, making the AR mobile title more of an option for those who are confined ...
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AR is about to get a bit better in Pokémon Go

Pokemon go He will soon start asking players to scan the real world around PokéStops and gyms to help improve the game's augmented reality features. Now when you spin PokéStops and Gyms, and you pass level 20, there is a chance that you will receive an AR scan mission. These missions act like normal 'Field Research', but to claim your prize, you need to select the mission and then use your phone's camera to scan the area around the PokéStop.This is to provide Niantic with more 3D data about the real world so that it can implement more advanced AR at a later date. Niantic has been working to improve its fairly basic AR implementation by allowing digital Pokémon to interact with items in the real world. The new feature began rolli...
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Niantic Creates New Player-Nominated PokéStops in Canada

As part of its 'Sponsored Placements' plan, Niantic has launched a handful of new PokéStops and gyms in Canada that are housed in local businesses. However, the company has not shared where all the Canadian locations are. Instead, Niantic highlighted Five Girls Baking, "a family-owned bakery and cafe in Liverpool, Nova Scotia, Canada, that has been supporting its community during the pandemic with free bread for those in need." He also mentioned that around 1,000 more locations in Canada, the US, Mexico, the UK, and Japan have been selected to become PokéStops or Gyms in the mobile game. From there, the company mentioned plans to allow these small businesses to use Pokemon go to advertise through in-game events and functions. Source: Niantic...
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Pokémon Go lets players choose the next two Community Days

Niantic is holding a vote to see which two Pokémon will be featured on Community Days in September and October. Voting is scheduled to take place August 22-23 on Twitter. The most popular Pocket Monster will be the September Community Day feature, while second place will have its day in October. The four monsters to choose from are Charmander, Caterpie, Grimer, and Porygon. Each Pokémon will learn a new move as it evolves, and you can learn more about them at Niantic blog post. Community Days are a single afternoon once a month, where players can go out and catch tons of Pokémon that are generally rare. The last time players were able to vote for a Community Day was in May. September Community Day is Sunday, September 20, and ...
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Trainers caught almost a billion Pokémon during the 2020 Go Fest

Pokémon Go players turned the game on for the 2020 version of Go Fest and caught almost a billion Pokémon over the two-day stretch. Beyond just catching a massive amount of Pocket Monsters, players also defeated 58 million Team Go Rocket grunts and sent a total of 55 million gifts. On average, each player walked 15km. Overall, it seemed like a successful day, especially amid the COVID-19 pandemic. In fact, many players that I’ve seen online seemed to enjoy it so much that they’re hoping that a global Go Fest like this returns next year. Trainers completed at least 24 in-game events during the weekend, which means that there’s going to be a few more special events over the next few weeks. These events are labelled as ‘Ultra Unlocks,...
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Pokémon Go bonus code nets players free balls and a Sinnoh Stone

In honour of the upcoming Pokémon Go Fest happening globally this weekend, Niantic is giving players a little bonus. If you type in the code 5PTHMZ3AZM5QC you’re rewarded with a Sinnoh Stone, 10 Ultra Balls and 10 Max Potions.  I was able to redeem the code on an Android phone by scrolling down to the bottom of the store and typing it in. On iOS devices, it’s a bit trickier because you’ll need to log in to this website with your Pokémon Go log in and redeem the code there. It’s not much, but if you don’t play often, Sinnoh Stones are tricky to come by, so this could be one of your only chances to fully evolve a gen four Pokémon. Personally, I’m finally getting a Roserade, so this is a massive bonus for me. Source: Forbes...
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Star Wars: The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson remotely directs Pokémon Go ad

Pokémon Go and Star Wars: The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson have teamed up to create a commercial for the location-based game. The promotional video –– released just in time for the game’s fourth anniversary — focuses on the augmented reality title’s upcoming virtual ‘Pokémon Go Fest’ event that is running from July 25th to the 26th. You can view Johnson’s commercial below:Johnson’s directed the commercial’s cast and crew in New Zealand remotely from Los Angeles. “It was a new experience for me to direct a production remotely, and I enjoyed the highly collaborative process and think we put together a fun and upbeat commercial that fans will enjoy,” Johnson said in a Niantic blog post. Pokémon Go originally released in 2016 and ...