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Community Calls for PokemonGo and Fitbit Integration!

PokemonGo has become a widely popular game throughout the world, but that doesn’t mean that it is perfect. Niantic has worked on a number of updates for the application to minimize server crashes and to iron out glitches and bugs in the game, however people have suggested possible solutions to some of the step counter in the game.

If you have played the game you will notice that it can be pretty difficult to try to stack up those step counters when the application will not measure steps accurately or when your phone goes into auto-sleep. So one gadget that is available is the wearable Pokemon go plus gear, but many aren’t up to dare of wearing it, such as user JeffBoss from Fitbit community forums that said:

I just don’t want to wear that pokeball looking wristband as Fitbits are much better looking aesthetically.

The community on the Fitbit forums have suggested a possible alternative for tracking steps with the integration of Fitbit and PokemonGo, this would bring about a good tracker not to mention this could help hatch your pokemon eggs accurately.

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This could be an interesting use of devices that many people already own, however spending more money for those who don’t own a FitBit might not sound very appealing for them.

Link to original thread.

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Pokemon Uranium Version is now Live!


If you’ve never heard of Pokemon Uranium, then today would be the day for you to know about it! Pokemon Uranium version is now here and is very real. This game has been in the works for over 9 years by dedicated Pokemon fans and has been created to pass on the classic feel of past Pokemon games, but with it’s own special twist.

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According to Pokemon Uranium’s information on their Download page, Pokemon Uranium version 1.0 features the following:

  • Over 150 new Pokemon
  • A new region called Tandor which is in a tropical-like setting
  • 8 new gyms
  • The introduction of the Nuclear type Pokemon.

Other features include:

  • A full story-line with battles against a Nuclear enemy
  • Online battles and trades with other players; ability to use GTS, Wonder Trade, and Mystery Gift
  • cinematic-style battles and responsive UI menus all in a full 30+ hours of gameplay!

 

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This game is designed to be played on your computer. Which includes Mac and Linux, however these owners will have to wait a little bit longer as the only download available is for PCs at this time.

You can visit team uranium’s official forum here or if you want to download this new game visit their download page here.

Note: due to high traffic these pages may not load, i have found them to work again if you wait a few minutes.

 

PokemonGO! “Nearby” Feature Update

After a couple of weeks after Niantic had taken away the footprint proximity feature, a new “nearby” feature has been introduced with the latest PokemonGo update.

This new addition seems to have replaced the footprint design with grassy patches called sightings and nearby locations for certain Pokemon (pictured below).

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Image screenshot from PokemonGo Player : JericGT

However, it has been stated in the update information that:

We’re currently testing a variation of the “Nearby Pokémon” feature with a subset if users. During this period you may see some variation in the nearby Pokémon UI.

So for the time being some players will not notice this new change immediately. From personal experience i have only been able to see the Pokemon in the ‘sightings’ category.

Many players have been waiting for a functional proximity feature to roll out, and some have even drawn out a possible system for locating Pokemon such as this idea from a Pokemon Go player, but perhaps this new update will bring more hope to the table.

 

 

 

Pokemon X & Y – More New Pokemon and New Ways to Battle

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If y’all didn’t know already, more Pokemon appearances have been revealed to us by the Official Pokemon.
These new Pokemon are cute little creatures that are just itching to be caught!

First we’ll start with Litleo, a fire type Pokemon that is ready for a fight. His furry mane of flames blazes throughout battles and intensifies more with stronger opponents!
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Next up we have the nature inspired Flabébé, a little fairy type creature that holds on and cares for a flower. In the wild it can be seen holding flowers of different colors! Perfect for those who like to have decorative Pokemon… or gardening.
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I mentioned Noivern in my previous Pokemon post, but you’ll love to know that this Flying/Dragon type Pokemon is ruthless when it comes to fighting especially when anything comes to close to it! Noivern is known to fly in the darkest of caves at full speeds as it is being guided by ultrasonic waves that he emits!
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Talonflame, a new Fire/Flying type Pokemon, No… not Charizard! Talonflame is an evolved form of Fletching that dives at it’s foes and delivers powerful kicks to its enemies!
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Up next is an 18lb water lobster Pokemon named Clauncher, like a rocket launcher, but instead of rockets it uses its enormous claw to shoot high pressured water, crack boulders, and anything that comes close to range.
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Things are getting fishy, yet another water type Pokemon is revealed. Weighting a whooping 16 lbs and at 1’08” tall, Skrelp disguises itself by pretending to be a piece of seaweed and when any unfortunate prey comes close Skrelp will engulf it in poison to ease the fight. Did I mention he is also a poison type?
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Finally the Evolution bugs!
Scatterbug is a foot tall bug type that lives in forests and wild plains, like most insects.
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Follow up Scatterbug, once it evolves it will turn into a furry “caccoon” Pokemon called Spewpa which looks like a soft bug Pokemon, but looks can be deceiving! If less forceful attacks are used then forget about trying to hurt it!

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Finally taking on its final form, Spewpa Evolves into the beautiful Vivioll who gains the ability to fly and colors the skies as it soars the heavens!
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A great new batch of Pokemon to feed our excitement!
Now that we got the new Pokemon out of the way, let me introduce you to a new feature for the upcoming Pokemon game!

As we are all familiar with the usual Pokemon battle set up (by we I mean everyone who has ever picked up a Pokemon game and played it) New ways of battling ar enow being integrated along with the new Pokemon dimensions!

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Horde Encounters! That’s right! Not zombie hordes, but wild Pokemon hordes! It’s nothing like any other Pokemon game! Now we will be able to face multiple Pokemon at once, which can mean a faster way to grow your Pokemon ..or a cruel way to fight without a good move set and strategy!
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Wow a gang Pokemon fight! what could be newer? Well…how about Sky battles? Sadly i’m not talking about battling on jets….Anyways, Sky battles were only Pokemon with the ability to take the skies can join. Expect these fights to be tough ones!
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Let’s all take this moment to express our feelings. So we now have a great little bunch of Pokemon that will be in the new game (Launching World Wide October 12, 2013!) If you were expecting another Pokemon game with the traditional fight and walk routine, then think again! Now take the skies, fight gangs of wild Pokemon, and expect many tough challenges! So if you are as excited as I am for this game, then you better make sure you have a 3DS hot and ready to bake this game into your daily lives!

Confirmed New “Fairy” Type for the Upcoming Pokemon X & Y Series!

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Nintendo releases and eases some of the rumors that have been flying around the internet. Today at Nintendo’s E3 conference they announced that a new Pokemon type will be released on Pokemon X and Y. That type of course, is the new Fairy type. I’m sure some people are disappointed with this announcement, but before you grab your heads and pull your hair, listen to this! The fairy type Pokemon will change the game around, Dragon Pokemon are vulnerable to fairy attacks. Now we’ll have to watch out when we use our dragon friends!

Fairy type Pokemon will include:
Eevee’s new evolution Silveon (makes sense), Jigglypuff, Marill and Gardevoir.
Obviously we hope that many more Pokemon have this attribute attacked to them. Perhaps many of the normal Pokemon types might get this new type, but that would create a huge common weakness towards dragon types and almost making them seem like not a worthwhile type and the fact that it makes the Pokemon “girlier”, but that’s entirely my opinion and definitely not a killer!

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Perhaps even the new Mewtwo will have the Fairy type attached to it!
Regardless I’m excited to see what else comes out of this new confirmed type that will be introduced in the new Pokemon series.

Is Pokemon X/Y’s Region Inspired by France?

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Pokemon X/Y’s new starters.

Pokemon X and Y is going to be the first Pokemon game released in 3D for the Nintendo 3DS, but aside from the type of game, what region is this series going to be at? Well from the game announcement trailer we can make some guesses whether accurate or not. Kanto, Johto, Hoenn, Sinnoh, Unova, and Isshu have been the regions the series played out as, but perhaps Pokemon X and Y will be based on actual real-world countries. France has been the country to have the most resemblance with the game. Check it out and tell us what you think!

Here we can see the tower from the trailer which seems to symbolize France’s Eiffel Tower.

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Here we can see some resemblance over France’s Observatory

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And finally this scene looks like it might have something to do with Paris’s Versailles

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Pokemon X and Y & Pokemon Red/Blue Graphics Evolution!

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For all you Pokemon geeks like me, I’m sure y’all have all wondered what the future of Pokemon gaming will be like, or better yet how differently the graphics will be! Now i’ve owned a total of 8 version of the game and i’ve always wondered when the graphics would become…you know…fancier! Just recently announced GameFreak has announced that there are 2 new games coming out this year: Pokemon X and Pokemon Y. And if you haven’t noticed yet, there are some immense changes! Continue reading Pokemon X and Y & Pokemon Red/Blue Graphics Evolution!

Pokemon is Just a Dream in Ash’s Coma!

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This morning as I was sipping from a cup of coffee I came an interesting read and very entertaining theory. Pokemon , originally named Pocket monsters, is actually a fake world invented after Ash’s bike wreck Continue reading Pokemon is Just a Dream in Ash’s Coma!