Pokemon

How to use Pokemon Go’s new custom tags feature

Published: 3/Dec/2020 11:40 Updated: 3/Dec/2020 11:42

by Daniel Megarry

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Pokemon Go has introduced a fan-demanded custom tagging feature that allows trainers to organize their Pokemon collection in any way they want.

The primary function of custom tagging is to allow players to sort their Pokemon in specific ways, making them easier to browse. Players have always been able to ‘favorite’ their best creatures, but custom tags add a whole new world of possibilities.

Players will be able to create up to 100 tags with the colors Blue, Green, Purple, Yellow, Red, Orange, Grey, and Black.

There’s also the ability to check a Pokemon’s tag from their status screen, and click through to see all other Pokemon carrying that tag.

Pokemon GO Kanto event promotion showing Gen 1 starter monsters.
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Pokemon Go fans can now use custom tags to organize their Pokemon

It’s certainly a useful feature, and we can see it coming in handy as more species continue to be added to the game – especially with Gen 6 arriving alongside December’s Kalos Celebration Event.

How to use Pokemon Go’s custom tagging feature

It’s relatively simple to use the custom tagging feature, but we’ve got step-by-step instructions below:

  1. Load up the Pokemon Go app.
  2. Click the PokeBall at the bottom of the screen to open the menu.
  3. Select the ‘Pokemon’ option and choose the Pokemon you’d like to tag.
  4. Select the menu button at the bottom right-hand corner, and choose the ’Tag’ option.
  5. Select ‘Add new tag’ and then enter a tag name (16 characters max) and choose a color code.
  6. Now you can add all the Pokemon you want to that tag!
Pokemon custom tagging guide
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Adding custom tags is easy once you know how to do it

Quite a few players have complained that the ‘Tag’ option has bumped up the ‘Appraise’ option on the menu. “I keep clicking on it when trying to appraise my Pokémon [and it’s] super frustrating,” wrote one Reddit user.

Hopefully, this is something that gets addressed by Niantic soon. Either that or players will have to readjust their muscle memory.

What custom tags should you use?

This one’s entirely up to you. You could create tags for your favorite and least favorite creatures, or bunch all of your Event Pokemon together. Fans over on Reddit have already come up with some of their own helpful uses for the feature.

Reddit user TheMarBear detailed their custom tags: Trades, which “is going to be helpful when it comes to mass trading”; December CD, for Pokemon that are “lined up to evolve for the upcoming community days”; and Ultra League and Great League, containing “good PvP stat Pokemon” for league battles.

You can follow the latest Pokemon Go updates, event details, and new generation additions over on our Pokemon Go page.
CS:GO

Army National Guard CS:GO Missions: How to complete and earn points

Published: 17/Nov/2020 18:44

by Calum Patterson

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As part of the Army’s National Guard Community Challenge, CSGO players competing will have the chance to earn extra points by completing various missions. Here’s how missions work, and how to get them done.

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Throughout the duration of the CS:GO community nights and tournaments running until December, you can rack up points for each game you win – while having points deducted for a loss.

But, it’s not just winning or losing you need to worry about – that’s where missions come in. Missions offer an extra opportunity to pick up points.

If you’re not already signed up, make sure to head to our info page for everything you need to get started.

CS:GO Community Night Missions

Missions are a way for players to earn additional rewards for winning matches, by not just winning matches for points but also playing, getting headshots, clutches, bomb defuses, nade kills, etc.

Players will enter a mission challenge and compete against themselves to complete a specific task. If you complete that task, i.e. 3 clutches in a game, you will win points that can be spent on the shop here.

Hometown Soldier Campaign

The Army National Guard started the Hometown Soldier Campaign on November 1, with missions that can be activated by any players with a CS:GO game account.

There are currently two missions that everyone can complete until the end of November:

  • Mission 1: Win 10 matches – 500 points
  • Mission 2: Win 60 matches – 20,000 points

At the end of the month, these missions will be replaced by two more on December 1, which will run until the end of December.

This is all in addition to the bi-weekly tournaments, where players will be ranked on their wins/losses. The top players will proceed to the next stage of the tournament and will be rewarded with points, from a pool of 30,000 – full details here.