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Rappler's latest stories on Pokemon GO


Canadian military assigned to play 'Pokemon Go' after fans invade bases

Jan 02, 2020 - 4:20 PM

A surge in the number of suspects being apprehended in the summer after 'Pokemon Go's' release puzzles the army, according to internal documents obtained by Canadian public television channel CBC

BASE INVASIONS. Visitors pose with Pokemon character Pikachu during the opening day of the Pokemon Go Safari Zone at the New Taipei Metropolitan Park in New Taipei City on October 3, 2019. File photo by Daniel Shih/AFP

Catch 'em all: Tens of thousands join Taiwan 'Pokemon Go' safari

Oct 03, 2019 - 5:14 PM

The four-day Pokemon Go Safari Zone in New Taipei City is expected to attract up to half a million fans of the cute fighting creatures

TAIWAN'S POKEMON SAFARI. Visitors pose with Pokemon character Pikachu during the opening day of the Pokemon Go Safari Zone at the New Taipei Metropolitan Park in New Taipei City on October 3, 2019. Photo by Daniel Shih/AFP

Trainers can now battle one another in 'Pokémon Go'

Dec 14, 2018 - 5:28 PM

'Pokémon Go' players can now engage in player-versus-player action by joining Trainer Battle Leagues

TRAINER BATTLES ARE LIVE! Pokemon Go gets player-versus-player action with Trainer Battle Leagues! Image from Pokemon Go website.

Collect Biblical characters in 'Follow JC Go,' a 'Pokemon Go' clone

Oct 29, 2018 - 3:49 PM

The game is said to have the Pope’s blessing

Pokemon in 'Pokemon Go' now appear life-size on Android too

Oct 15, 2018 - 11:58 AM

The enhanced augmented reality (AR) mode comes to Android after being released in December 2017 for iOS

Photo from official Pokemon Go website

'Pokemon Quest' now available on both iOS and Android

Jun 28, 2018 - 10:03 AM

The game comes to mobile a month after its Switch release

MINECRAFT-STYLE. The game borrows the distinctive block-style graphics of Minecraft. Photo from Pokemon Quest app download page

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Nov 09, 2017 - 7:55 PM

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After Pokemon Go, Niantic announces Harry Potter AR game

Nov 09, 2017 - 10:37 AM

Players will get to experience JK Rowling’s Wizarding World: learn spells, fight legendary beasts, and team up with other players

WIZARDS UNITE! Niantic Labs is bringing the wizarding world of Harry Potter to your mobile phones! Photo from Niantic Labs

Russia seeks prison sentence for church Pokemon hunter

Apr 28, 2017 - 5:43 PM

Ruslan Sokolovsky posted a YouTube video in August 2016 showing him playing Pokemon Go on his phone in a Russian Orthodox church in the central city of Yekaterinburg The video is viewed more than 1 7 million times

Russian blogger goes on trial for hunting Pokemon in church

Mar 13, 2017 - 9:54 PM

Ruslan Sokolovsky faces up to 7 years in prison over the YouTube video of him zapping Pokemon on a smartphone in a Russian Orthodox church in the Urals city of Yekaterinburg

Pokemon Go launches in South Korea 6 months after global debut

Jan 24, 2017 - 4:26 PM

Niantic works around government limitations on Google Maps which caused the long delay

NOW IN KOREA. The game arrives in the region after its makers figure out a way to work around government-mandated Google Maps limitations. Screengrab from Pokemon Go/Niantic

China puts up Stop sign for Pokemon Go

Jan 12, 2017 - 7:44 PM

The roadblock is put up amid concerns that such games contain rather big social risks including potential threats to consumer and traffic safety and the security of geographic information

POKEMON GO. China is looking into the potential security risks of the game. Screen shot from YouTube.

Start 2017 right with these apps installed on your phones

Dec 31, 2016 - 2:26 PM

There are many worthy applications you can spend your time on but we ve narrowed our list of must keep apps for 2017

Apa yang paling banyak dicari masyarakat Indonesia di Google pada 2016?

Dec 29, 2016 - 12:46 PM

Demam Pokemon GO gerhana matahari Valak hingga ‘bagaimana cara move on’

Pokemon GO menjadi yang paling banyak dicari oleh orang Indonesia di Google. Foto oleh Leon Neal/AFP

Nintendo to release Super Mario Run in mobile game test

Dec 15, 2016 - 7:09 PM

The game will start selling in 151 countries and regions later Thursday and will become available on Android based devices at a later date

SUPER MARIO RUN. The iconic character gives Nintendo a boost. Screengrab from official Super Mario Run website

The Year In Tech: Fake news, burning phones and mixed realities

Dec 10, 2016 - 11:58 AM

Pokemon GO virtual reality s emergence the creation of the Department of Information and Communications Technology – these are among the 10 that make this year s list of best and worst of tech in 2016

Pokémon Company, Niantic partner with Globe Telecom

Oct 27, 2016 - 1:45 PM

Globe Telecom is the latest among local businesses that are cashing in on the Pokémon Go craze incorporating the game in their marketing strategies

POKEMON DEAL. For Dan Horan, Globe’s chief commercial officer, this partnership opens a lot of opportunities for the telco. Rappler photo

Dutch take Pokemon Go makers to court as gamers flood beaches

Sep 29, 2016 - 8:40 PM

The authorities now want to ban these small virtual animals in protected areas and in the streets from 11:00 pm to 7:00 am the municipality says in a statement The case will be heard before a court in The Hague on October 11

POKEMON GO IN THE NETHERLANDS. This file photo taken on August 10, 2016 shows Pokemon Go players looking at their cellphones as they gather at the beach in Kijkduin, which has been named as the Pokemon capital of the Netherlands. File photo by Remko de Waal / ANP / AFP

WATCH: NBA champ Shumpert tries to catch Staryu with Irving

Sep 17, 2016 - 8:02 PM

The water pokemon however breaks free from Iman Shumpert s pokeball

POKEMON GO. Iman Shumpert of the Cleveland Cavaliers, seen here during the team's championship victory parade, is all about catching pokemon with Kyrie Irving. Mike Lawrie/Getty Images/AFP

For hardcore players, the Pokémon Go Plus is a nifty accessory

Sep 13, 2016 - 11:09 AM

A gadget to consider if you want to be the very best

THE POKÉMON GO PLUS. The days of looking down on your phone while playing Pokémon Go are over. Photo from Pokemongo.com

7 hal seru yang tak boleh dilewatkan dari Apple Event

Sep 08, 2016 - 1:36 PM

Apple merilis iPhone 7 iPhone 7 Plus dan meluncurkan gebrakan baru AirPods

iPhone 7 hadir dengan memori lebih besar; 32, 128, dan 25 GB. Foto oleh Josh Edelson/AFP

Nintendo's Super Mario coming to iPhone

Sep 08, 2016 - 2:05 AM

We have created Super Mario Run to be perfect for playing on your iPhone says Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto

APPLE MEETS NINTENDO. Shigeru Miyamoto, creative fellow at Nintendo and creator of Super Mario, speaks on stage during an Apple launch event on September 7, 2016 in San Francisco, California. Photo by Stephen Lam/Getty Images/AFP

Pokemon GO-inspired love story hits TV, gets mixed reactions

Sep 06, 2016 - 3:35 PM

A local television station airs a movie inspired by the popular mobile app Would you watch it?

Screengrab from Vidio.com

Voyager Innovations plays on Pokemon Go, hires 'lures'

Sep 01, 2016 - 5:16 PM

The company is hiring 30 lure managers who will play the game and activate game lures for the entire day

LURE PARTY. During the Pokemon Go Lure event in SM Megamall. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Japan woman dies in Pokemon Go car accident

Aug 24, 2016 - 11:15 PM

The woman a 72 year old is hit by a 39 year old man who was playing the app while driving Another woman is seriously injured

epa05436225 A Japanese Pokemon fan enjoys playing just released Japanese videogame company Nintendo's hit-mobile game Pokemon Go in front of Kaminarimon at Sensoji, in Tokyo downtown Asakura district, Japan, 22 July 2016 after their school. The game, released in Japan on 22 July, that uses the GPS to locate the smartphone's location, has gained a huge popularity among smartphone users and added to the value of Nintendo that partly owns the franchise enterprise that makes Pokemon. Japanese government has issued a warning to use this game. Nintendo stock share continues to rise with McDonald Japan after the releasement. EPA/KIMIMASA MAYAMA

Taiwan police grapple for control of Pokemon Go swarms

Aug 24, 2016 - 12:14 PM

Police are struggling to control crowds at a hot springs park in Taiwan that has become a hub for Pokemon Go players after gaining a reputation as a spot to catch rare creatures

CATCHING 'EM ALL. Local gamers play Pokemon Go at the Beitou Park in Taipei on August 23, 2016. Hundreds of local gamers gathering at a local park to catch the Pokemon Go.  Sam Yeh/AFP

How companies are cashing in on Pokemon Go

Aug 22, 2016 - 4:35 PM

These are the ways that establishments in Paris London and New York among others have used the massively popular app to pad their bottom line

TRAFFIC DRIVER. Pokemon Go has sent millions of people onto the streets in a worldwide hunt for virtual monsters – and from neighborhood restaurants to multi-national corporations, businesses smell a profit. Toru Yamanaka/AFP

Quezon City councilor wants to restrict Pokemon Go

Aug 18, 2016 - 11:59 AM

The hit game may soon be prohibited in schools churches and government offices in Quezon City

POKE-NO. With a game this big, it's natural for it to face opposition from other fronts.

Night Terrors could be the horror Pokemon Go – if it releases

Aug 17, 2016 - 8:09 PM

The spooky augmented reality app is in development hell but is still pushing through says developer Novum Analytics

SCARE TACTIC. The iOS app digitally populates real-life environments with ghostly figures. Screenshot from Novum Analytics

Provincial buses ban on EDSA is ‘anti-poor’ – Salceda

Aug 16, 2016 - 8:13 PM

Albay 2nd District Representative Joey Salceda also says the game Pokemon Go poses a higher threat of aggravating Metro Manila traffic than provincial buses

NO TO BUS BAN. Albay 2nd District Representative Joey Salceda is against the banning of provincial buses along EDSA. File photos by Rappler

In violence-racked Venezuela, Pokemon Go as protest

Aug 15, 2016 - 2:05 PM

It takes guts to play the game in a country that registered 17 778 homicides last year

POKEMON IN VENEZUELA. A man plays Pokemon Go game on his phone inside the Venezuelan National Assembly on July 28, 2016 in Caracas, Juan Barreto/AFP

Olimpiade Rio sepi penonton akibat Pokemon GO

Aug 15, 2016 - 9:56 AM

Bahkan para atlet Olimpiade pun ikut keranjingan bermain Pokemon GO

How Pokemon Go got us walking and reintroduced us to streets

Aug 15, 2016 - 6:38 AM

Pokemon Go has turned its players into one big community one that transcends the fascination of graphics on a mobile screen

A man displays a 'Pokemon Go' game on his smartphones in Taipei, Taiwan, August 6, 2016. David Chang/EPA

Globe, Smart announce month-long free data for Pokemon Go

Aug 13, 2016 - 6:42 PM

Subsidiaries Touch Mobile TM and Talk N Text TNT will also offer the same promo

POKE-CRAZE. The hit game Pokemon Go has become a force in pop culture. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Pokémon Go, parang pag-ibig lang

Aug 13, 2016 - 4:26 PM

As in love this game that we put ourselves through isn t easy It can push you to your limit and leave you tired empty and hopeless

Here's what a PH Pokemon Go Lure Party looks like

Aug 13, 2016 - 3:32 PM

Over 150 PokeStops are set with Lure Modules for 4 hours drawing fans to the malls across the country

The geography of Pokémon Go and how it can help improve cities

Aug 12, 2016 - 7:15 PM

The effects are mixed as we catch ‘em all and everyone’s been caught

Xurpas nets P132.51M, builds new platform

Aug 12, 2016 - 5:32 PM

For the first half of 2016 the tech firm s enterprise grows revenue by more than 1 000 as it prepares to roll out a new platform

Philippine police issue Pokemon Go safety tips

Aug 11, 2016 - 9:45 PM

Police issue the alert days after the hugely popular game launches in the Philippines

Mandaue City warns Pokémon Go players: Don't play and drive

Aug 11, 2016 - 8:00 AM

The resolution also warns pedestrians to be safe while walking and playing the popular augmented reality game

Pokémon huGOt in the Philippines

Aug 10, 2016 - 7:00 PM

Along with the initial excitement of being a real life Pokémon trainer comes a rush of quirky online posts about Pokemon Go

Pokemon Go players anger Khmer Rouge prison survivors

Aug 10, 2016 - 2:45 PM

The game sparks anger after players appeared at Tuol Sleng prison where up to 15 000 people were sent to their deaths during the Khmer Rouge s 1975 79 rule

SACRED GROUND. In this file photo, tourists walk as they visit at the Tuol Sleng genocide museum in Phnom Penh on August 24, 2015. Tang Chhin Sothy/AFP

Taiwan tries to drive Pokemon Go off the road

Aug 10, 2016 - 1:15 PM

The National Freeway Bureau says it has asked game creator Niantic not to use the island s motorways and rest stops to prevent accidents

A man displays a 'Pokemon Go' game on his smartphones in Taipei, Taiwan, August 6, 2016. David Chang/EPA

Hundreds of Taiwan drivers fined after Pokemon Go launch

Aug 08, 2016 - 1:30 PM

A total of 349 fines were issued since the game launched in Taiwan on Saturday August 6 with the majority of the offenders driving motorcycles

Participants use their smartphones as they play the gaming app Pokemon Go during a 'PokeWalk' in Hong Kong on August 6, 2016. Isaac Lawrence/AFP

Pikachu parade as Japan goes Pokémon crazy

Aug 08, 2016 - 12:55 AM

Some participants attend the event to search for rare characters of Pokémon

Performers dressed as Pikachu, the popular animation Pokemon series character, perform in the Pikachu parade in Yokohama on August 7, 2016.  Some 50 life-size Pikachu characters, the most famous from the Pokemon game, marched along the city's waterfront street as visitors took mobile phone pictures and videos of them in scorching sunshine. / AFP PHOTO / KAZUHIRO NOGI

Thailand warns against Pokemon hunting in polling booths

Aug 06, 2016 - 10:56 PM

Thailand heads to the polls on Sunday to vote on a controversial junta crafted constitution

POKEMON GO. Screenshot from YouTube livestream

Iranians hunt Pokemon despite ban

Aug 06, 2016 - 3:34 PM

Iran blocks many global news and social media sites including Facebook and Twitter

RESMI DIRILIS. Pokemon akhirnya resmi dirilis di Play Store dan App Store Indonesia.

Pokemon Go resmi rilis di Indonesia

Aug 06, 2016 - 1:48 PM

Kabar tersebut disampaikan lewat akun Facebook resmi Pokemon Go pada Sabtu pagi 6 Agustus

Pokémon GO is now available in the Philippines

Aug 06, 2016 - 9:27 AM

The much awaited app can now be installed on your Android or iOS device

Smart to treat Pokémon GO players with free data access to game for 7 days

Aug 04, 2016 - 2:55 PM

Smart subscribers will be able to catch all the Pokémon they want for a limited time without incurring data costs

POKÉMON GO FEVER. That electric marsupial Pikachu can soon be found in our streets. Photo courtesy of Smart