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    Pokémon GO Fest is due to begin today, July 22, 2017, at 10am, CDT and will wrap-up at 7pm.  This event is the most
    anticipated one to happen since Pokémon Go’s launch, which was just over a year ago.  There is so much hype behind GO Fest
    because we could potentially encounter and catch the first Legendary Pokémon in Pokémon GO.  It will require teamwork
    from Trainers all across the World and especially from those attending the localized event in Chicago’s Grant Park for a
    successful outcome.

    There are three phases to this event.  During Phase 1: Catch Challenge, there will be three Challenge Windows.
    The first will be at 11am-11:30am, and then 1pm-1:30pm and finally 3pm-3:30pm.  Within these Challenge Windows,
    Trainers in attendance at Grant park will try to catch specific Pokémon-types (e.g., Fire, Water, Grass, Electric) in order
    to unlock special perks for everyone else that is concurrently catching as many Pokémon as possible around the global.
    The in-game perks vary from an extra Candy bonus, XP bonus, Stardust bonus, faster egg hatching and so on.P1.png


    Overall, the goal is to catch as many Pokémon as humanly possible within the Challenge Windows for two reasons.
    One, is to increase the duration of these perks; a Bronze Reward will extend a perks duration by 24 hours and a Silver Reward
    will extend a perks duration by 48 hours. The second and most important reason to participate is to collectively catch
    enough Pokémon to receive the Gold Reward.  If Gold tier is achieved, it will unlock Phase 2: Mystery Challenge, in Grant Park.P2.png


    After a successful Phase 1, a heavy burden will then fall upon the Trainers in Grant Park. From 6pm to 7pm CDT a new
    Challenge Window will open causing a Legendary Pokémon to spawn in the game’s first ever Legendary Raid Battle.
    If the Trainers actually defeat the Legendary Pokémon, the rest of the world will be rewarded with Phase 3: Global Reward.
    Legendary Raids will begin popping up worldwide the day after Pokémon GO Fest.  Sources say that the Global Reward
    Challenge Window will be from July 23 to July 24, 2017.




    Trainers everywhere can tune in to watch the action taking place in Grant Park live and join in the conversation using #PokemonGOFest on social media. Follow the official livestream on Twitch or YouTube for the latest news coming out of Pokémon GO Fest including Challenge Window updates, exclusive interviews, and the reveal of the first Legendary Pokémon!

    —The Pokémon GO team


    Source: pokemongolive.com

    Update: Words from Niantic regarding today's "technical issues"


    Today at Pokémon GO Fest in Chicago, technical issues created problems for a large number of players attending the event. From everyone at Niantic, we apologize to all of the Trainers who came out to Pokémon GO Fest today. Although we were able to solve many of the technical issues, we were not able to offer every attendee a great experience.

    Niantic is taking the following steps immediately:

    • All registered attendees will soon receive an email with instructions on how to receive a full refund for the cost of their ticket. These instructions will be sent to the email addresses associated with your Pokémon GO account.
    • All registered attendees will receive $100 in PokéCoins in their Pokémon GO account.
    • Special Pokémon, Eggs, and check-in PokéStops appearing during Pokémon GO Fest have had their range increased to a two mile radius surrounding Grant Park through Monday morning, July 24. These Pokémon and Eggs will only be visible to Pokémon GO Fest attendees who validated the QR code they received when they entered Pokémon GO Fest. Attendees who were unable to validate their QR code during the event can do so through the special PokéStops through Monday morning.
    • All registered attendees will have the Legendary Pokémon, Lugia, added to their account.

    We appreciate the patience of all the Trainers who joined us in Chicago this weekend. We will strive to make sure our experiences are of the highest quality going forward.

    —The Pokémon GO team



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    Our website as undergone a major update, which brings some cool new features!


    Clubs are sub-communities that you run! Have your own forums, downloads, group blogs, calendars, and more!

    Read more about it at the Project Pokémon Blog:


    Galleries are like forums or files, except optimized for images. You can create your own, or you can add them to clubs!


    Sample Gallery in the "I Love Cats" Club




    We've always had a Like button, but sometimes a Like doesn't quite express how you truly feel about a post. With reactions, you can react in one of many ways. Here's what we have so far:

    • PSMD Portrait V-Wheel.png Thanks - Share how you feel about something with the same energy Victini uses to describe his V-WHEEEEL!!!!
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    We can add more, so if you have any ideas, just let us know!

    The Blog Sidebar

    We recently got Blogs, which are basically your personal corner of the website. Now you can customize it even further with the ability to add a sidebar. This can be used for anything you'd like, including social media links or a blog overview. On my Sky Editor blog, I'm using it to keep track of my GitHub links for Sky Editor, my plugin-based save editor:


    File Attachment Improvements

    You can now upload files and images directly from your computer's file browser, using either drag and drop, or copy/paste.

    As described by the Invision Power website:


    IPS Community Suite has supported drag and drop uploading to the attachments area at the bottom of the editor since 4.0. In 4.2 we're pleased to add the ability to drag and drop right into the editor, so you can drop your attachment exactly where you want it to show without having to add it afterwards.

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    Drag and drop into editor

    If your browser and OS supports it you can also copy and paste, either from the desktop or from other content on the web:

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    Copy and Paste

    Naturally this works for ordinary files as well as images:


    Drag and drop a file



    Recently-Used Devices

    In your account settings, you can see a list of recently-used devices. We recommend you check this periodically, so you can know if your account is secure.


    "So rare that it is still said to be a mirage by many experts. Only a few people have seen it worldwide."


    7SPOT is a Wi-Fi service that is hosted throughout multiple Seven & i Group stores all over Japan (e.g., 7-Eleven). 
    Aside from it’s internet allowance, 7SPOT sporadically gives consumers special gifts. 
    As of July 11, 2017, players can use the Nintendo Zone app to receive serial codes to obtain the Pokémon Mew for use inside Pokémon Sun and Moon games.

    Midday on July 10, 2017, Wonder Card ID: 238 -20TH☆ Mew was uploaded to the Wonder Card servers in preparation for the 7SPOT event.
    Naturally, this WC was added to our Event Gallery as soon as it was available.
    This led to the first report from one of our users that this event contained an invalid OT.

    Before the official release of WCID 0238, it was revealed that after trading this 20TH☆ Mew, the Original Trainer (OT) would change
    from “
    20TH☆” to the version name and save language of the 7th generation game in which the Mew was received. 
    Check out the visual below in the spoiler, for examples of this occurrence.



    This type of “censorship” in where a Pokémon’s OT and/or nickname can be legally changed (upon transfer or trade) and has been around for quite some time.
    Typically, it affects OT and nicknames that contain profanity and/or character-symbol discrepancies.  It is also worth noting that there were previous Event-Pokémon
    that had invalid OTs as well. One of our Event Contributors, Kirzi, has posted about this in the past and has provided a list of those events.

    Shortly after the event started, which was at 7am (Japan Standard Time), theSLAYER found proof that, in fact, players were receiving the invalid 238 - 20TH☆ Mew
    and it wasn’t until nine hours after the event started that the Wonder Card ID was changed in the server from 238 -
    20TH☆ Mew to 238 -20TH Mew.

    Closely following the situation, theSLAYER found proof that the fixed Wonder Card had been successfully redeemed by multiple players shortly after its release.
    (And thanks to our dedicated Contributors as well for uploading their Wonder Card files!)
    However, approximately 30 minutes after the fixed Wonder Card had replaced the Invalid one, another WCID appeared on the servers, WCID 247 - 20TH Mew!

    There is much speculation around this third Wonder Card and why it appeared on the servers after the fixed 238 was re-uploaded and then distributed again. 

    At this time, we are seeking out anyone that can verify that they have received WCID 247.

    Images: 7SPOT, theSLAYER
    Sources: 7SPOT, theSLAYERKirzi


    ongoing discussion



    Image: Pokemongolive.com¹


    Shortly after its 2016 mid-year launch, Pokémon Go was dubbed as being a “global phenomenon” despite the persistent software
    hiccups, the Google Account privacy hysteria, and zoning permissions.  Globally, there was an estimate of 160 million active users back
    in 2016, and a projection of roughly 250 million active users for 2017.

    Throughout its first year, the Developers have released numerous updates to address the App’s software issues, add various language support,
    UI and feature upgrades.  It is also worth noting that there were a fair share of events hosted for GO Trainers year-to-date.  Will we ever see
    that famous “raid” on Mewtwo as seen in the hype-trailer for the game?

    Pokémon GO’s latest entry on their website titled, Happy Birthday, Pokémon GO! was posted July, 6 2017 in honor of the app’s first birthday.
    The article advertises that:


    “From July 6 at 1:00 P.M. PDT to July 24 at 1:00 P.M. PDT, Pikachu discovered in the wild will be wearing Ash’s famous hat (Original Cap)
    from the Pokémon animated series, so make sure you don’t miss out on your opportunity to catch one! You’ll also be able to stock up for
    Raid Battles and the events ahead with the special limited-time Anniversary Box, which will include Incubators, Max Revives, Ultra Balls, and
    Raid Passes at a discount in the in-game shop”.

    If you encounter or catch that Cap Pikachu, post your images below.  We would love to see them!