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Niantic promise “make-up” event due to issues with GO Battle Day: Marill

Published: 13/Apr/2020 15:15 Updated: 24/Apr/2020 2:52

by Paul Cot


Update: GO Battle Day: Marill will get a second chance on Sunday, April 26. The event will last all day and during that time you’ll be able to play 7 GO Battle League sets, as opposed to the usual 5.

To celebrate the introduction of the GO Battle League leaderboards, Niantic created a special Marill themed GO Battle Day. However, it didn’t go as planned.


Issues were reported across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. These issues were widespread and ranged from the matchmaking not working, to rewards which couldn’t be claimed.

This stopped trainers from playing more matches and were therefore stuck wasting the event. With only a three-hour window to make the most of the rewards, trainers were understandably frustrated.


Niantic acknowledged the problems after the event and even alluded to a ‘make-up’ event. The problems were caused by servers issues in the EMEA region. “Please stay tuned for a future announcement regarding a make-up event. Thank you for your patience.”

What will the ‘make-up’ event be?

Whether this event will be another GO Battle Day of some form, or something else entirely is unknown. GO Battle Day: Marill was the first of its kind and Pokemon Go trainers seemed to take to the idea.

Marill, well Azumarill, is one of the best Pokemon to have for GO Battle Great League. The event gave Marill as a reward for every first and third win when playing a set under Basic Rewards and for every win when selecting Premium Rewards.

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If you’re playing GO Battle Great League, you’ll inevitably come across Azumarill…

All of the above was in addition to 2x Catch Stardust for the three-hour window. On top of that, for the entirety of April 24, trainers were allowed to complete 20 GO Battle League sets, as opposed to the normal five.

Niantic will likely announce what they have planned soon. They are also expected to reveal details about the datamined Abra Community Day.


Pokemon Go Autumn event – Start time, new Gen 5 Pokemon, bonuses, more

Published: 8/Oct/2020 1:57 Updated: 8/Oct/2020 1:59

by Paul Cot


To celebrate the change of season, Niantic is hosting an autumn-themed Pokemon Go event. A new Gen 5 Pokemon will be introduced as well as other bonuses.

The 2020 Pokemon Go autumn event starts on Friday, October 9, 8 am PDT and finishes on Monday, October 12, 1 pm PDT. That’s an 11 am EDT start for those on the east coast of the US and 4 pm BST for those residing in the UK.


To the surprise of nobody, the event will feature various fall-themed Pokemon. These ‘mons can be found in the wild and in eggs when you hatch them.

Double effective Berries

Elsewhere, autumn is the time harvest and that seemingly applies to Pokemon Go, too. As a result, Berries can be found more often when spinning PokeStops. There will also be berry-themed Field and Timed Research.


During the event, all Berries will be twice as effective when giving them to your Buddy Pokemon as treats. Perhaps more excitingly, however, is that Pinap Berries will also become doubly as effective.

This means that instead of just double Candy when capturing a Pokemon, you’ll actually get four times the amount! Other Berries such as the Razz variety won’t be doubly as effective, though.

Autumn-themed Pokemon

Meanwhile, the following Pokemon will be appearing more frequently in the wild:

  • Oddish
  • Vulpix
  • Bayleef
  • Hoothoot
  • Sudowoodo
  • Yanma
  • Pineco
  • Zigzagoon
  • Seedot
  • Shroomish
  • Plant Cloak Burmy
  • Foongus

Others will be appearing in 5km eggs but those Pokemon weren’t released in the Pokemon Go blog post.

Additionally, Shiny Vulpix will be spawning more often. The ever-popular Fox Pokemon has already had its Shiny form released previously but few trainers will want to miss out on the chance to get another or even their first!

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Deerling changes color depending on what seasonal form it is…


As is very apt for the change of season, Deerling will be introduced to the world of Pokemon Go for the first time. The Season Pokemon has four forms – Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter – so expect to come across its autumn variant.


It evolves into Sawsbuck, which has the same four forms, also. Deerling needs 50 Candy to evolve, so if you want to get Sawsbuck during the event you’ll need to catch as many Deerling as possible. When using a Pinap Berry though, you’ll only need to catch five of them!

There’s plenty to look forward to in Pokemon Go during October. Charmander is coming to a Community Day a second time with the exclusive move Dragon Breath and there is even a surprise Raid Boss to look forward to at the end of the month.