Niantic CEO Pokemon Go 2017



Niantic CEO Pokemon Go 2017

2017 Update plans, Legendary Pokemon, cheating, missing features

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2017 Update plans, Legendary Pokemon, cheating, missing features

Niantic CEO John Hanke
John Hanke Niantic CEO playing Pokemon Go

Recently Wired’s German division was able to conduct an interview with Niantic CEO John Hanke.  Hanke took the time to address many topics and issues at the fronts of trainer’s minds today. He first took a crack at addressing a rework in the gym battles and allowing for a more collaborative Pokemon Go user experience.

“There are a couple of areas that need to be improved – one of them being playing together and gym battles. We released those in an incomplete state. We knew from Ingress that cooperation and planning can be a lot of fun. When people have a common goal, then that’s a strong incentive to meet up with friends or even with people you don’t know.”

“The gameplay in gym battles is very limited. They just don’t work as well as we wish they would. We will overhaul this aspect of the game to ensure more teamwork and to give people a bigger incentive to receive the rewards from gym battles.”

He then addressed a few other updates players are eagerly awaiting.  Those updates mainly revolve around the appearance of one of Pokemons eagerly awaited game features fans have long been waiting for, Legendary Creatures.  Hanke reassured everyone that we should be seeing more of the likes of Mewtwo, Mew, and the Legendary Birds.

Another topic at the tips of everyone’s fingers is GPS Spoofing.  Hanke directly addressed the GPS Spoofing trick so players do not have to leave their homes.  Hanke stated the following:

“I don’t think it’s the user’s fault when an app or a website offers him a shortcut. It’s our responsibility to prevent those things or to not make them harder than they currently are.”

“I wish they wouldn’t do it. Through cheating, they’re not allowing themselves to experience the game to its fullest. The reward of Pokemon GO is being active and getting to see places you normally wouldn’t see.”

The last thing the Niantic CEO address was the concern in the lack of features.  He made people aware that the main rational for the problem was due to funding.

“When we left Google, we had a limited amount of money, a funding of 35 million dollars. We had a fairly large team and a relatively short amount of time. We worked a long time on it and eventually that just exhausts people. We felt it was time to get noticed.”

John Hanke did us a great favor by addressing many of the trainers concerns around Pokemon Go 2017.  We can’t wait to see what is in store for trainers this year and look forward to many long awaited new features, and Pokemon! Thanks John for taking the time to sit down and discuss these questions with Wired for us! We are extremely happy that you and Niantic are taking steps towards participating more in the media, and becoming more vocal yourselves in the Pokemon Go community.

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Pokemon Go How to Level FAST



Pokemon Go How to Level FAST

Pokemon Go How to Level FAST

So, by now everyone has been playing Pokemon Go for a few weeks…The first person to apparently catchem all has come out of the shadows, and we are also seeing the backlash from the game.  You know things like trespassing, violence, and robberies.  However, I want to tell you in Pokemon Go how to level fast!  There literally is no other way to do this.  On top of that I have yet to find someone who has beat my 30 min experience burst…not to toot my own horn…

In Pokemon Go how to level fast is actually fairly simple.  The problem is actually are you patient?  Yes, are you a patient person to store up your Pokemon, and hold those Pokemon in your inventory?  If that answer is “Yeah Buddy!” then you will have a great 30 minute shot in Pokemon Go to boost your experience!  You may power level, and at a minimum at least get a huge chunk of experience.  I will layout the strategy, and the specifications for you in the next few paragraphs so hang with me you patient person you!

Catch those Pokemon

First off, if you are patient like I stated you will accomplish the Pokemon Go how to level fast methodology.  To do this you need to catch every friggen Pidgey, Caterpie, and Weedle possible! No joke my friends.  Seriously though do it.  Each of those three Pokemon represent the fast way to level, mainly because the best way to level is through evolution.  Pidgey, Caterpie, and Weedle each take 12 candies to level.  That means every three that you catch and after a transfer you have enough for one evolution.  However, do not forget to keep some for the evolution process!

Evolving by the Numbers

After you have caught a crap ton of Pokemon the next piece of this Pokemon level guide is to use a lucky egg.  The lucky egg will double your experience for 30 minutes.  Your goal is to have caught enough Pokemon to utilize the full 30 minutes with evolutions.  Yes, no wandering off, and no moving screens from the Pokemon menu! You literally for the full 30 minutes are going to evolve your Pokemon.  Each time you evolve with an egg it’s going to net you a minimum 1,000 experience.  I say minimum because if you do not have the Pokemon in your pokedex yet you will net more!!!!  This is primarily going to pertain to evolutions most likely outside the three Pokemon you are storing up.

To give you some rough estimates on the amount of evolutions you will need here is a breakdown of timelines.  Each evolution takes roughly 20-30 seconds, and a new Pokemon added to the pokedex will take roughly 40-60 seconds.  With those numbers you should be able to evolve roughly 60 Pokemon in 30 minutes!!!

Inconclusion, Pokemon Go how to level fast, there is only one proven method to get there.  If you don’t believe me check out the youtube video above killing the evolution process! I net 71,500 experience in 30 minutes.  See if you can beat that! Second time through I got 68,000 experience.  Now, that you know the trick to the Pokemon go power level get out there and catch those Pokemon! Good luck, and let me know your thoughts below.

Pokemon Go Beginner Guide



Pokemon Go Beginner Guide

Pokemon Go Beginner Guide

Pokemon Go is only a few weeks old, and the out pouring of people to play the game is insane.  Recently we have seen some new patches, and functional changes to the game.  However, today I wanted to take some time and through together a helpful Pokemon Go beginner guide for players that maybe on the sidelines of playing, or slowly making their way through the Pokeverse!

This guide features 10 episodes that help show the gameplay of Pokemon Go.  These are a collection of videos that should help players understand different aspects of the game.  Hopefully it will also help prevent you from making some of the same mistakes that I did.  For example, not taking on a gym with the wrong idea of what would happen.

This Pokemon Go beginner guide will cover the following items: Game Tutorial, Pokedex, Powering up your Pokemon, Lures, Team Pick, Gym Battles, 1k CP Pokemon, Egg Hatches, and using incense.

Tutorial

This video covers the very beginning of Pokemon Go.  Professor Willow is going to show up go over some things with you, and you will get to pick one of three Pokemon: Charmander, Squirtle, or Bulbasaur.

Pokemon Go Pro Tips: If you walk out of range a few times from the Pokemon Pikachu will appear as a choice of starter Pokemon!

Pokedex

This video goes over additional Pokemon that I caught, and increasing your pokedex.

Powering Up Pokemon

Here we power up Pokemon using Star Dust.  You can obtain stardust from capturing new Pokemon, claiming gym rewards, and hatching eggs.

Pokemon Go Pro Tips: Save your Star Dust as it becomes extremely expensive to level up powerful Pokemon later.  The other thing to know is as your account levels, the CP of your Pokemon will also be leveled.  If you max the CP of a Pokemon at current level, after you level you will get the ability to power it up two more times raising its max CP.

Lures

Here I do some lure camping.  Testing out sitting around trying to catch some Pokemon, and see if it’s a viable option.

Team Pick

This is the intro to gym battles! Here you will get to pick your team that you will align with in Pokemon Go.  The choices are: Mystic, Instinct, and Valor.  I also, tackle a gym…way too early.  I thought you didn’t have to battle your way all the way to the top.  Make sure you have a good team of six strong Pokemon to help you take the gym for your team!

Pokemon Go Pro Tips: Go Mystic!!! Seriously though.

Incense

Trying out incense in this video so I can sit around.  It did not work out real well for me.

Podex Additions!

More Pokemon added to my Pokedex.

Egg Hatch

Here is a collection of 10 km, 5 km, and 2 km eggs that I hatched from walking around.

Gym Leader Take Over

Finally, I built up enough strong Pokemon to take some gyms. I also was able to just place a few at some gyms that were recently taken.

Pokemon Go Pro Tips: Make sure after you take some gyms you navigate to the shop to claim your rewards!  This wasn’t intuitive when I first started playing.  This can be done daily and is one of the only ways to get Pikachu coins.  It is also a good way to get star dust.

1k CP Pokemon

I level up eevee and evolve getting my first 1k CP Pokemon.

Hopefully the collection of video guides, and written tips will help you navigate the world of Pokemon Go.  Some of these tips should also help you later in to the game as well.  Happy Pokemon hunting in Pokemon Go!!!  Feel free to leave questions, comments, or feedback!